Finally, ladies and gentlemen, it's back. College football. After a sordid, depressing off-season, we can get back to (maybe? hopefully?) focusing on the games themselves. Iowa doesn't return to action until Saturday afternoon, but several other schools are in action tonight. Here's your open thread to talk about 'em. This is also effectively your Hamsterdam thread for the evening, so feel free to engage in your off-topic flights of fancy, too.
SCHEDULE (all times CT)
6pm: #9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
6:30pm: UCLA at Rice (CBS Sports)
9:15pm: Washington State (return of Mike Leach!) at BYU (ESPN)
10:00pm: Minnesota at UNLV (CBS Sports)
There are also several more games on ESPN3 and The Pac-12 Network; click here for full listings.)
The usual rules of open threading apply: no politics, no porn, no religion, no links to illegal streams, and no slurs, please.