The Colonel knew it was coming.
He could see it as clearly as a squirrel sees the car it tries to head fake.
And, like the squirrel, no matter what he did, he couldn't stop the impending smash.
Poor squirrel -- insults are heaped on injury. Once mashed into the macadam, car after car runs over it.
Of course, the Colonel is talking about Ole Miss Football. It's October, isn't it?
The Colonel saw it coming. The inevitable loss against someone with whom the Colonel's Rebels should have mopped the floor.
The Colonel saw it coming. The snide remarks from Little Brother -- Mississippi State fans in general, and his "not-so" little brother in particular.
The Colonel tried to forestall the latter with the preseason offer of a truce until the Egg Bowl. But, the hate is strong in TSBU (the school beneath us) for Mississippi's Flagship University.
Yeah, the Bulldogs are really good this year. The Colonel will go so far as to say, great this year.
The Colonel is proud of Little Brother -- despite State's hate. There hasn't been a Mississippi team ranked #1 in college football in a very long time. Wish it was Ole Miss, again. But, it's a new century and it's the Bulldogs' turn.
After eight weeks of daily cheering for his Rebel's, the Colonel was quiet to begin this week. "Not-so" took to social media to not-so subtly imply that the Colonel's silence was sulking over the weekend loss to Corndog U.
Not so. The Colonel doesn't sulk.
He stews. He ruminates. He reflects. He retreats into jaw-tightened, self-disciplined silence. But, that's not sulking...
Pardon the Colonel for a moment while he indulges in a flash non-sulk...
Okay. The Colonel will clean up that broken coffee cup and wipe the coffee off the wall, after he finishes this post.
This weekend, the Colonel's Rebels play his dad's Auburn Tigers.
Out of great paternal respect, and in a continuing effort to promote and maintain familial comity, the Colonel did not plaster social media this week with his customary calls for Rebel opponent beat-downs.
But, Dad, your second son -- herein before and after referred to as Not-so -- and wife, have egregiously violated the terms of the 2014 Family Football Truce.
That's right, the Colonel's mother "ran over the squirrel" -- liking Not-so's Facebook comment implying that the Colonel was sulking...
Pardon the Colonel for another flash non-sulk...
The Colonel is running out of coffee cups, and the comely and kind-hearted Miss Brenda is going to be curious about that particular stain on the drapes...
Dad, the Colonel holds you responsible. The truce is hereby annulled.
Go Rebs! Beat Auburn!