1. Listening to an interview at EDSBS.com with Michael Lewis about college football and wondering why the NCAA doesn't listen to his ideas.
2. Repeatedly watching Johnny Rodgers' November 25, 1971 punt return for a touchdown and trying to figure out how he seemed able to go forward and backward simultaneously just before zipping to his right and beginning his run for a score.
3. Spending some time researching the history of football on Thanksgiving Day and thinking how fun it must be for places that have "Turkey Day" high school rivalry games.