Is it basketball season yet? Just kidding! Dang, every one of you knew we only had five starters coming back from last year’s Bulldog football team. Then we lose to Gainesville in the season opener on Friday and y’all act like Mary Persons football has gone the way of Georgia Tech. There’a a pall over the whole town. Come on, folks, breathe! I’ve seen some of your posts on Facebook offering advice to the MP coaching staff. And now I know some of you jokers are crazier than a football bat. I mean if you’re such a good coach, come on down and submit your application. All I know is that since Brian Nelson was hired, he hasn’t won fewer than nine games. By the time region play begins, I think we’ll have a much better football team. And consider this: four of our five region foes, Spalding, Howard, Perry and Upson-Lee, all lost their season openers, and West Laurens only won because they played hapless East Laurens, home of the Redneck Games. So cheer up Bulldog fans, and even if we struggle again this Friday, remember that you can cheer up by watching former MP Bulldogs Malik Herring and Jatorian Hansford playing SEC football on Saturday.