Commentary

The Meaning Of Life

Originally Published: October 15, 2009
By David Duffey | ESPN.com

WEEK: Preseason | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Bye | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:


Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And … always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

-- "Always Look On The Bright Side," Monty Python

Monty Python is celebrating its 40th anniversary. While this version of the Bottom 10 hasn't been around that long, our flying circus of teams has the comedic chops to get laughs for at four or five decades.

The Bottom 10 is back from its bye week. The Bottom 10 meaning of life hasn't changed much while we got healthy and concentrated on the fundamentals. Western Kentucky, Rice, New Mexico, Miami (Ohio), Eastern Michigan, Ball State and Florida Atlantic's quest for the Bottom 10 holy grail continues. The seven teams are still on track to complete a winless season.

And now for something completely different. Florida State slides into the highly coveted No. 5 spot. The Seminoles spent the week bickering about Bobby Bowden's future. They should have spent more time working on defending the option. Georgia Tech ran all over the Noles, dropping them to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the ACC.

The Pillow Fight of the Week double feature: Florida Atlantic at North Texas and Bowling Green at Ball State.

So, with apologies to Steve Harvey and with help from Monty Python, here's the latest Bottom 10:

Waiting list: Arkansas State (1-4), Colorado (1-4), excessive celebration penalties, Florida International (1-4), North Texas (1-4), Purdue (1-5), San Jose State (1-4), Utah State (1-4) and Washington State (1-5).

David Duffey is the college football editor at ESPN.com.