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#PMARSHONAU: Ramblin' around ...

Sometimes I wonder if the world has gone crazy. And sometimes I am convinced the world has gone crazy.

A high school boy in North Carolina, an Eagle Scout and honor student no less, gets to school and realizes the gun he used to go skeet shooting the day before is still in his back seat. He goes straight to the office to call his mother to come get it, is overheard and arrested and charged with a felony. The only reason anyone knew he had it was because he didn’t want to go back home and be late to school and because he tried to do the right thing.

A high school girl is charged with a felony because of a small explosion when a chemistry experiment goes bad. No one was hurt and there was no damage.

A high school relay team in Texas is disqualified because a runner points to the sky after crossing the finish line.

What in the world is going on? A teen-ager tries to do the right thing and ends up in jail. Another teen-ager, also an honor student with an unblemished behavioral record, mixes two chemicals that shouldn’t be mixed and will be tried as an adult and could become a convicted felon? A boy can’t point to the sky when his high school track team wins a race?

How do people that make those decisions, especially those that could ruin the lives of teen-agers who did nothing malicious or even wrong, live with themselves? …

Auburn right fielder Hunter Kelley, who robbed Ole Miss of two home runs Sunday, was asked if he’d done that twice in one game before.

“I’ve never even done it once,” said Kelley, smiling broadly. …

The latest non-story making the rounds is that one voter had the audacity not to vote for Lebron James for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award. It reminds me of the summer of 2008 when the big story at SEC Media Days was the search of which coach didn’t vote for Tim Tebow on the preseason All-SEC team.

I don’t get it. Why does it matter if some voter thinks differently than others? Is that somehow bad or wrong? Very strange, at least to me. …

Former Alabama and Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione has received a five-year contract extension at Texas State. It will pay him $400,000 annually, starting in 2014. How the mighty have fallen. …

Auburn closer Terrance Dedrick might be the best player in the SEC that no one knows about. He’s not only a dominating pitcher but a terrific athlete. He made one of the plays of the day Sunday, making a diving, over-the-shoulder catch on a blooper over his head to end the game. …

Of all the SEC baseball teams I’ve watched this season, I’ve really only been impressed with Vanderbilt and LSU. None of the others I have seen are anything better than average, not even that by SEC standards of a few years ago. …

Most Auburn football players are gone home for a week or so of welcome time with family and hometown friends. Not enough people recognize just how hard college football players work for the opportunity to run out of that tunnel 12 or 13 times in the fall. …

Until next time …

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