Greetings, Lion fans, and the staff here at The Wire hopes everyone is staying safe and healthy as things begin to return to normal. Again, we’re one day closer to a solution.
Ordinarily, we would be breaking down the match up against the Lions week six opponent, the Knights of Middle Georgia State. Alas, there are no individual or team statistics to be found.
What we know is this. Middle Georgia is a club level football program that has been accepted, and is transitioning to the NAIA. They finished 4-3 in 2019, and lost in the NCFA South Atlantic conference championship to Columbus State, 40-20.
Realistically, the Lions should win this game handily. Yes, it is true that Middle Georgia is a very young and developing program. That being said, this is no Seleccion Nuevo Leon game. The Knights have players who know the game, and have some size and athletic ability. It should be a game in which the Lions can develop depth.
Lion fans, every program in the country has games like this, especially at the Division I level. Alabama plays UT-Chattanooga. Texas A&M plays Sam Houston. Ohio State plays Akron. The bottom line is, the Lions otherwise have an outstanding schedule that challenges them, while at the same time shouldn’t take too much of a toll come playoff time.
In Week Seven, the Lions will return to Lone Star Conference play against an improving Western New Mexico team. We’ll have a complete breakdown then.
On a personal note, I wanted to thank everyone for their kind birthday wishes this week, especially from my cohorts here at The Wire.
I once wrote that Commerce is like the fictional bar, Cheers. A place where everyone knows your name. It’s more true now than ever. Like the lovable Norm Peterson, who wanders in, and is greeted with a loud “NORM!!” , I feel the same way every time I venture north. As Norm said to Sam Malone in the final episode, “You can never be unfaithful to your one true love. You always come back to her.”
And Commerce is a great place to come back to.