People tend to say, “automobiles — they just don’t make them like they used to.” Growing up I can remember learning to drive a “stick” shift, and having to memorize the directions. I can even remember the transmission having three forwards and one reverse. You see, no one ever had the factory issued cover for their shifter. I can remember one shifter that had an 8 ball to move from one direction to another. The elderly gentleman showed it to me and said “Straight from the pool table!” Surely he expected us to believe him, as he smiled so bright. Politely we smiled as well.
There’s some good news and not so good, discouraging news regarding Louisiana Tech University’s football program.
The good news: the 2013 season is now history, one mired with a 4-8 record.
But the not so good news?
The Bulldogs will have one their toughest schedules ever. The season opener will be at perennial national power Oklahoma. Enough said, but there’s a trip to Auburn, too.
And to deal with this schedule, the ’Dogs will have to breathe some major life in an offense that was anemic this year after averaging a Football Bowl Division-best 51.5 points per game in 2012.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement. People upset by what they perceive as damage done by corporate greed have gathered across the globe in mostly peaceful protest. As of late, the rallies have started to wind down, but they do continue, and it is unclear what exactly will come of it all.