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Daily Bears Report -- 9/11/2015 -- One More Sleep Before the Home Opener

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Tomorrow, the Baylor Bears will take the field at home for the first time in the 2015 season. We're here to help you get ready.

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Honestly, I'm torn about how to start this DBR, my first in quite a long while.  One the one hand, it seems insane not to mention the auspiciousness of today's date, which will live forever in the annals of American and world history as a truly transformational event. On the other, I'm not interested in cheap pageviews by preying on the memory of that day or in detracting from the experiences of those who had their lives changed forever in horrific fashion.  Also, this is a blog about Baylor Athletics ...

Let me just say this: I was a junior in high school in September 2001, which I can't believe is now fourteen years past, and I remember that day like it was yesterday.  It's not often you witness first-hand an event that ends up affecting virtually everyone on the planet.

If you don't remember, or you just want to relive the events through the incredible perspective of someone who was literally standing next to President Bush through most of the day, you should follow @AriFleischer today.  He is the former White House Press Secretary under President Bush.  If you don't like his politics or don't want to follow him forever, that's fine.  You don't have to.  For 364 days of the year, I don't (not for political reasons, though).  But for today, I do.

Also, this:

Anyway, let's get to the Baylor/CFB news of the day:

College football TV/streaming schedule guide, Week 2: Oregon-Michigan State and ... uh ... - SBNation.com
Oregon-Michigan State! Oklahoma-Tennessee! Other games, surely!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Oklahoma wins at Tennessee and 27 other Week 2 bets - SBNation.com
This weekend isn't loaded with big games, but it is full of opportunities to catch the public overreacting to random bounces of the ball in Week 1.

Plans taking shape for Baylor’s game-day experience - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Food trucks, bands and a special bus service called the "Tailgater Special" await those wanting to attend Baylor University’s first football game of the season Saturday night against the Lamar Cardinals.

Pumped up for Paisley: Country star helps kick off Baylor football season - WacoTrib.com: Music
For football- and country-loving Baylor fans, it’d be hard to top Friday night for pulse-raising spectacle on campus: There’s the Traditions Rally that kicks off the first home game. A free concert by country star Brad Paisley. And fireworks.

Australia game off table, Baylor focusing on SEC opponent - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
A 2016 international football game between Baylor and a Pac-12 opponent in Australia is no longer an option.

No. 4 Baylor has no plans to let Lamar repeat 34 years ago
Baylor was also a defending conference champion the last time it played Lamar.

Baylor prediction: Bears set McLane Stadium scoring record against Lamar | Dallas Morning News
No. 4 Baylor vs. Lamar

Lamar-Baylor Preview Capsule | College Football | Idahostatesman.com
Lamar (1-0) at No. 4 Baylor (1-0), 7:30 p.m. (FSN)

Baylor student sets world record by signing huge football at DFW | The Star-Telegram
Passengers and employees at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport sign a 10-foot inflatable football to break the Guinness World Record for most signatures on a piece of sports memorabilia.

Baylor’s Drango nominated for Senior CLASS Award - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Baylor senior offensive tackle Spencer Drango is among 30 nominees from college football programs across the country for the Senior CLASS Award which recognizes acccomplishments on and off the field.

That's about it for today.  Have a good one, everybody!