Inspirational thought of the week:
Now that I put it all together, oh oh
Give me the chance to make you see
Have you used up all the love in your heart?
Nothing left for me?
Ain't there nothing left for me?
Baby come back,
Any kind of fool could see
I was wrong and I just can't live without you
-- "Baby Come Back," Player
Here at Bottom 10 Headquarters, located down the hallway from the medical facility where scientists are studying Pat McAfee's blood because they believe it might contain enough electricity to power entire cities, we are basking in the warm glow of a different kind of positive energy. The kind of warmth and super-inflated ego that can come only with recognition on TV.
For years we have wondered aloud, tongue-in-cheek, what it would be like if the folks at College GameDay ever allowed themselves to join forces with us here at Bottom 10 GameDuh. No one ever understood us because deep down we all knew it would never happen. Also, have you ever tried talking with your tongue jammed into your cheek?
Then came last Saturday at the home of the Artists Formerly Known as the Nayhawks.
It was so good to see our people hadn't forgotten us, even if they were trying to say goodbye. But that afternoon, as Kansas fell short in the closing seconds against TCU and the Rock Chalk fans finally emerged from their surrender cobras, there we were again, standing behind the end zone with a Willem Dafoe GIF look in our eyes and a cackle set to that "N-nuh n-nuh n-nunh-nuh" song when the Wicked Witch rides the bike in "The Wizard of Oz." Because you can never forget your first true love. Especially when that first true love keeps following you to class and sliding into your DMs. And yeah, Kansas, that's us, just in time for Halloween.
With apologies to Gayle Sayers, my old college girlfriend and Steve Harvey, here are the post-Week 6 Bottom 10 rankings.
1. Colora-duh (0-5)
The good news? The Buffs didn't lose this week. The bad news? It's because they didn't play. The worse news? When the team got together for breakfast during its off weekend, the Buffs ran out of butter and jelly, which meant they still failed to cover the spread.