So! College football is back, and if the opening game is any indication, it's going to be a boring, sloppy season. But the real intrigue was on the sidelines.
Trust me, I hate covering this as much as you. But when the kickoff to college football season is being clearly overshadowed in terms of interest, I don't have much of a choice. So let's break things down.
In summary: nothing happened. Erin Andrews and the ESPN crew were consummate professionals, of course. She wore a tasteful little number, and no references were made by anybody (including, as far as we were shown, the fans) to anything but football. It might be just my imagination, but she chimed in a little less than usual, and a number of those were V/O's only. But then, I've never watched a game just for the sideline reporter appearances before.
Though it was an uneventful night, that doesn't mean the Internet ran out of opinions. To get a good sense of public impressions, I turned, as I often do, to Twitter.
The Twitterati were in rare form tonight...no, wait, they were in very common form. A few trenchant gems overwhelmed by the flood of terrible jokes that are currently sitting, unapproved in the DUAN! post's comments. But this is the pulse of America tonight.
I kind of like that last one. "Who the heck cares so much about this crap?" Amen to that, anonymous Twitterer. Now let's all move on.