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A football-filled weekend

This weekend I’m going to relive my college glory days.In some form or fashion, I’ll be wearing my signature Purdue gold and black and slamming a Boilermaker (it’s tradition, Mom) as my alma mater takes on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Saturday will either be the greatest day ever, or one of those days I blame Purdue coach Joe Tiller for all life’s problems.As Jimmy Buffett says (sort of): “Some people claim there’s a man to blame.”It’s so not my fault.At 4-0, I’m feeling pretty confident about Purdue winning. But predicting a Boiler win can sometimes be as safe as walking in heels after Glenwood’s first freeze.I’m also looking forward to another big game Sunday as my 3-0 Colts take on the New York Jets. With all this crazy talk of dirty play on the Indy side this week, maybe things will heat up in New York.I am ready for some football.TodayIt’s happening in Carbondale to boot: KDNK Guest DJ Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrity musicians broadcast live from Steve’s Guitars, Carbondale. Information: http://www.kdnk.org or 963-0139This is why I’d kick it up here: I’m dying to hear John Oates play in person. Like a lot of people growing up in the ’80s, I was pretty hip to Hall & Oates’ music. If you didn’t like “Private Eyes,” well then you must not be into songs about creepy stalkers like me. When my friends back home hear I was hanging out at Steve’s Guitars today listening to John Oates play the guitar and sing, they are going to be über jealous. Especially Megan. he’s all over it. See page B5 for a list of the rest of the talented musicians helping KDNK raise money to continue to rock out on the valley’s airwaves.SaturdayIt’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: Glenwood Market’s Oktoberfest, farm-fresh produce, crafters, live music, German fare and specialty beers, noon to 6 p.m., Centennial Park, Ninth Street and Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs. Information: 618-7842This is why I’d kick it up here: This is the start to the Oktoberfest melee in the valley. Beer, beer and more beer will be flowing for the next three weekends at Oktoberfest events in Glenwood and Carbondale, respectively. And I’m sure there will be enough German sausages sizzling on the grill to string up and decorate every tree in town. That was a joke, by the way. If I see any sausages dangling from trees, I’m not taking responsibility. And don’t blame it on the weissbier, either.

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