The Bottom 10 struts down the runway

September, 8, 2012
9/08/12
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The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin'
Singin' in the rain


-- "Singin' in the Rain," Gene Kelly

The Bottom 10 was ready to fall in love again and that moment finally arrived. It was hard to resist the temptation to break out in song and dance after the anticipation and excitement finally gave way to the 2012 season's opening ceremonies.

There was plenty of pomp and pompoms, but less in the way of circumstance and substance during Week 1. We were treated to the usual fare of cartoonishly lopsided scorelines, directional school doormats and declarations of SEC superiority (both self-proclaimed and self-evident).

Another trend caught the Bottom 10's attention, one that would seem an anathema to ordained college football tradition, but is nonetheless alive and well in 2012.

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