Pre-season Embargo Anxiety
So as the college football season approaches, my anxiety of quitting college football for a year is increasing. I’m starting to feel like Charlie from Lost (spoiler alert: he liked drugs) where I’m missing out on something that I enjoy (spoiler alert: I like football).
However, the pre-season rankings were recently announced, in which I find to be horrifically stupid. Although, my team is ranked in the top 15, multiple SEC schools and other powerhouses begin their advantage by starting out in the top 10. Granted, that they have to win to retain that ranking, but that’s the equivalent of giving Usain Bolt a head start in the 100 meter dash.
Since I am solution orientated, I suggest let half the season play out before ranking any of the teams. Let them earn it on the field instead of the past season, recruiting classes, and lore (See: Notre Dame). Also, why do coaches and writers have their rankings matter? Coaches have biases for their team, conferences, and grudge matches to have clear objective opinion. Beat writers are not as biased as the coaches, but they do become cheerleaders for the schools that they cover. Also, if you were stuck in Midwest or Northeast, doesn’t Miami or Pasadena sound nice in January?
Okay. It is time for me to take college football diversion medicine and watch the Olympics.