Self- Imposed Sanctions

Is it possible for sports fan to give up college football?

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Labor Pains….

Labor day weekend came and pass, the college football embargo is holding strong. Since MSU wanted to get the limelight, they started their season on a Friday night. Fortunately for me, I had to work and record high school football. However, avoiding the highlights is insanely difficult.  On Facebook, I only saw this picture 9 times.

The next day, I had more work to do, but before I headed off, I gave a friend a call to wish him a Happy Birthday.
When the subject of the game came up. The conversation went like this:

Friend: “Did you see the game last night?”

Me: “No, I’m trying to avoid college football and not watch it for the year.”

Friend: “Well I don’t care, the game was awesome.”

Than he went into detail for 9 minutes about the game.

So after work, I headed to the woods away from the MSU talk and Michigan/Alabama game. However after reaching to the up north property, I ran into family members were saddened by the Michigan game. I normally would kick them while they are down with smartass lines about the game. Do you know how hard that is?!?!

Anyway, the embargo continues and gets more difficult as MSU head to Central Michigan, where I’m missing a drunken fun time. Crap.

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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.

Why are you counting down to college football?

So my biggest pet peeve from the college football nuts (hope to be a former nut myself) is that they are counting down to the beginning of the season. Don’t you realize that there is an entire summer to be enjoyed than waiting for raking leaves, snow shoveling, listening to Lou Holtz, and other annoying activities?

Well besides that, I read an article about the potential playoffs in college football. The article confirmed my belief that the BCS will handle the playoff and their machines will determine who will play in the playoff. NCAA, Bowls committees, advertisers, BCS, and anyone with significant money will make the schools agree to their conditions for more revenue instead of a champion.

So lay back, enjoy your summer of baseball, soccer, the Olympics, and summer activities before being stressed from the complications of college football.

March Madness is here! March Madness is here!

Hello again. It’s that favorite time of the year for college sports again. A big friggin’ tournament!! After today, people actually heard of the South Dakota Jack Rabbits. They literally have a dyke house and I would love to go that school on that aspect alone. My point is that you would never hear about the Jack Rabbits, VCU, or the entire state of Kentucky in the college football world.

Now, I’m not asking 64-68 teams in football because I know it’s not feasible, but you can have more than 4 or 8. Another argument that is made that small schools would not be competition for the larger football powerhouses. I know the playing field might be skewed, but it’s not out of the realm possibility that a small school can pull off the upset.

Finally, aren’t you tired of the Nick Saban, Urban Meyers, Chip Kellys on the podiums when there is a chance you have this guy instead?

So enjoy the tournament and I might make a comment or two that will enlighten you.  Or maybe not.

Playoffs Please!

So after watching the NFL playoffs and happy that the Tim Tebow talk is going to pass for at least three seconds, the Green Bay Packers lost to the New York Giants. Now you may ask, how does this relate with NCAA football? Well the BCS  is considering making a “Final Four.” First thing first, it’s stupid. How can you have a final anything when they are starting out? It’s like me saying that I’m the final blogger on self-imposed sanctions from college football. That logic makes me want to self-medicate.

Secondly, the upset by Eli Manning to the Packers proves that the top teams can be upset. Okay B”C”S (I don’t recognize championship), it’s time to realize you need a playoff and need it now! I would write more, but it would involve more of this and this.

JB

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