They’re B-a-a-a-a-a-a-c-k!!!

The College Football season kicks off the 2009 season tonight.

Ahhhhhh.

Life is good.

Here are some notes of interest from the nation’s best conference.

sec_logo• All 12 SEC teams in action in Week 1 with regional and national television coverage for each contest.

• SEC has national-best five teams ranked in the Associated Press, USA Today and FWAA pre-season polls.

• Nine of 12 SEC teams have .500 or better marks since 1999.

• Only two SEC starting quarterbacks have 10 or more starts heading into 2009 season.

• SEC has more Top 25 finishes in the USA Today Poll since 2000 than any other conference (43).

• SEC has the nation’s highest winning percentage in non-conference games since 2000 than any other conference (.738).

• The SEC has led the nation in total attendance for 28 straight seasons.

• The SEC has appeared in and won more bowl games than any other conference. It is tied with the Pac-10 for highest bowl winning percentage (.533).

• The SEC has led or tied in most NFL draft selections in 10 of the last 12 years, including the last three drafts.

• Since the inception of the BCS, the SEC has won more BCS games than any other conference (12). The SEC’s .706 winning percentage in BCS games is also the highest in the nation.

• Florida’s Tim Tebow and Brandon James as well as Alabama’s Javier Arenas are active players listed in the Top 10 of SEC career statistical categories.

Charlie’s Angels on Ethics Committee get payola

G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

Ben Chandler (D-KY)

Ben Chandler (D-KY)

Peter Welch (D-VT)

Peter Welch (D-VT)

Charlie’s “angels” on the House Ethics Committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All three have received campaign donations from Charlie Rangel.

CBS asked Rangel’s office “whether the congressman thought members receiving donations from him should step aside and let others rule on the ethics charges.”

A great question! From CBS, even.

Although Rangel refused to comment on this specific question, let us hope that CBS will continue to press for an answer. Apparently, the congressman’s earlier response, a thinly veiled insult to the intelligence of the press is his unspoken response to the current question.

“I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there’s none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I’m going to respond,” Rangel said.

Drain that swamp, baby!

Update:  WaPo calls for Rangel to step down from chairmanship.  “Sorry Charlie”

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