Just because the Bruins game on Saturday night made you want to forget that football exists does not mean that Football is over for the week. To close out Week 1 of the NFL season, there is a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The first game is in progress, with the Miami Dolphins hosting the New England Patriots - Bruin Matt Slater is their new Special Teams captain. In the nightcap, the Oakland Raiders play at Denver. The Raiders have Bruce Davis on the roster as a backup OLB, while Rahim Moore makes his NFL debut for the Broncos as the team's starting Free Safety, and Matthew Willis serves as a reserve Wide Receiver.
In addition to the MNF goodness, there is movement in the Texas A&M/Oklahoma/SEC/Bix XII/whatever situation. SB Nation is reporting that Texas A&M has officially been accepted into the Southeastern Conference, starting in the 2012-13 season. SI.com puts SEC Commissioner Mike Slive as hopeful that the Aggies will join the conference next fall. Meanwhile, OrangeBloods.com claims that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will apply for membership in the Pac-12 within the next few weeks. While with some work, the Big XII could survive the departure of Texas A&M, I do not see the Oklahoma departure as anything but a fatal blow to the conference.
This is your Monday Night Football/Bruins/Conference madness open thread.