Heat -- 117 degrees of it -- shimmied off the asphalt, and tourists tried to walk in the shade down the Las Vegas Strip, cuddling the $1 bottle of water purchased from vendors.
The Heavenly Heave or Henry Heave or Hunter Heave -- call it whatever you want -- was like a spiritual intervention.
Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss' head football coach, made it perfectly clear in his 16-minute opening statement/filibuster Thursday at SEC football media days that he would not take questions about Houston Nutt's lawsuit against the Rebels that was filed Wednesday.
There were no real surprises when the SEC released the media's picks for where the 14 teams will be in the standings when the season ends.
Coaches are required to spend 30 minutes in the main media room, which is where the newspapers and major websites work.
Former Arkansas and Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt filed a civil lawsuit against the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Athletic Foundation on Wednesday.
Nick Saban is a complicated person.
Kirby Smart's name fits.
He was not predictable.
Shortly after lunch Monday, Commissioner Greg Sankey will kick off the SEC football media days in Hoover, Ala.