October has been here one day and it’s already showing out. The Tennessee Vols and Georgia Bulldogs played a game of “See how far you can throw the ball in 10 seconds” and it was fabulous.

Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings answers the prayer sent up by quarterback Josh Dobbs on the last play of the game against Georgia in Athens. (Photo: Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports

Then there was No. 3 Louisville making the trip to No. 5 Clemson. Clemson made just enough plays to eek out yet another close win, 42-36. With Clemson’s win coupled with No. 12 Florida State’s loss to North Carolina puts the Tigers 22 consecutive home wins atop the list of longest current home winning streak.

Speaking of UNC’s win over FSU, how about North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler doing the running tomahawk chop after hitting the game-winning field goal from 54 yards out. When you nail a kick from that distance to end the nation’s longest consecutive home winning streak, FSU should have given him the flaming spear and horse and allowed him to plant it squarely on the midfield logo.


Let’s stop there and catch our collective breath. We have an entire month of October to get through with the MLB Playoffs getting underway this week to go along with a great slate of college football games for next week.

Oh yeah, and the Chicago Cubs will be part of said MLB Playoffs. If they just so happened to pull off the historically impossible and win the World Series, there are a couple of interesting scenarios that could play out. Since the American League earned home field advantage of the World Series by winning the All-Star Game, the latest game to be played at Wrigley Field would be Game 5. Game 5 is scheduled to be played on October 30th. Could the Cubs break the curse of all curses on the day before Halloween?

October, how I love thee.