Doritos has revolutionized the chip: they've got bags with two different flavored chips in there!
With the return of the football season (and the new semester contributes, I'm sure, all bad habits return. Somehow football drives me to huge doses of caffeine, sugar, and fat. When I watch the Vikings on TV, I just need a constant influx of caffeine and sugar to mellow myself out (which makes no sense of course and I'm sure that only bugs me out more--luckily I'll be at the home games where I'm unlikely to spend money on pricey Metrodome snacks). Any healthy life choices begun in the summer are now wistfully remembered as I sit on the couch wiping my greasy fingers on the front of my shirt, muttering "This is my life?"
Here's what I like.
Of Sunday's games, here are some intriguing matchups:
Titans v. Jaguars
Vince Young is going to be running around out there throwing passes to himself, yet I believe he is some sort of mythical creature destined to carry his team to victories. We find out if year two of the Maurice Jones-Drew experience is as electrifying as year one.
Broncos v. Bills
There are a lot of young skill position players in this game (Cutler, Walker, Losman, Lynch, Evans), and Denver has lost on the road week one the past two seasons.
Panthers v. Rams
Steve Smith is going against the St. Louis defense--it should be a good show.
Eagles v. Packers
I can never relax during a football season for as long as it is possible that the Packers could do something; I would like to see Philadelphia go into Lambeau and firmly declare that they won't.
He's always right; it's everybody else who's wrong.
I'm sort of glad not to have HBO right now; the greatest comic mind in world history Larry David returns with the sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this Sunday, and I don't want to be conflicted over whether to watch my hero or football. Instead I wait a year for the DVD and just enjoy football.
Here's what I want to see from the Vikings on Sunday:
Multiple forced turnovers, including defensive touchdowns or setting up good field position
The beginning of the Adrian Peterson era, with long runs and touchdowns
Tarvaris Jackson making good, quick decisions in the pocket and having time to make them
Troy Williamson catching passes
The defense completely shutting down Atlanta's attempt at a running game, forcing Joey Harrington to beat them, leading to inevitable interceptions.
Football achieves self-actualization now.
Enjoy the weekend, everybody. Except Packer, Bear, and Falcon fans.