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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hot fun

So LSU will kick off the 2008 football season in August and in the afternoon.

Wow, that sounds pleasant.

First things first. There wasn't much that could be done about the Aug. 30 playing date. That's the first playing Saturday and if you want to have an open week -- and what college football coach doesn't -- then you'll be teeing it up in August.

The 4 p.m. kickoff against Appalchian State is a different thing altogether. This is the price you pay for selling your soul to network/cable TV.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN at 4 p.m.

I'm guessing, with 92,000-plus in the stands, 4 o'clock in the afternoon in August, that it will be a rather miserable afternoon from a comfort standpoint. You have to figure the sun won't have gone down by the end of the game.

To get ready for the opener, LSU fans need to do some of their own conditioning -- like getting used to being out in the sun.

The good news is this: LSU won't play a hotter game all season.


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