Satur-deja Vu

College football kicks off today. I’m sorry. I don’t know where these predictions come from but, yeah, this all seems legit. The big news is that the college football playoffs are expanding to 12 teams. Sometimes four doesn’t seem like enough but the current CFP (College Football Playoff) series has been in place since 2014. The 12 teams will consist of the six highest-ranked conference champions and six at-large teams, similar to other NCAA tournaments. 2026 is when the expanded format might begin, after the CFP contract expires. But the powers that be would like to it start as early as 2024.

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Satur-deja Vu

The Empire State Building (NYC), Brandenburg Gate (Berlin), London Eye (London) and Eiffel Tower (Paris) are lit in blue and yellow, the colors of Ukraine’s flag in a show of solidarity. We’ve all seen convoys of military vehicles crossing the border and heard the air raid sirens in Kyiv but these images reflect a side of the story you may have missed. Pray for the people of Ukraine. Pray for the 40,000 NATO troops preparing to defend the rest of Europe and the 7,000 American soldiers that will soon join them. Pray for the whole of humanity should Vladimir Putin consider making good on his threat to use Russia’s nuclear arsenal. Even so Lord, come quickly.

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