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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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Outback Review

First let me say this, I will never get why a restaurant like Outback Restaurant will sponsor a college football game. It just doesn’t work, anyway back to the game.

The first half of the game was a bit of a nightmare. The Georgia defense was flying around and brought back old memories. However, MSU played decent enough defense well, which made the game really boring where only Ray Guy could be the only one to watch it with glee.

The second half was another whole story. MSU kept fighting and they split and broke through the Georgia’s defense like a Bloomin’ Onion. It was really delicious, I mean exciting to watch. The biggest swing for MSU’s favor was the interception by Darqueze Denard, which he picked off that pass and ran with the ball like it was the last Bushman ‘Shroom. However, the best moments of the 2nd half was Kirk Cousins final drive to tie the game. He cut through the Georgia Defense like knife through a Porterhouse steak.

The overtime featured why Georgia fans hate their coach besides one of the dumbest moments of football. Georgia needed a field goal to win the game and instead of getting as close as possible, they settled for a field goal on 3rd down. When I saw the kicker had the “Oh Shit” look on his face, it had miss written all over it.

So after my excitement, I am definitely going to root for Kirk Cousins in whatever he does. Cousins hails from the west side of the state which it’s a little churchy. However, Cousins does not take his faith to obnoxious Tebow levels. What made MSU fun to watch is that you knew Cousins was proud to play college football, but even he was frustrated with the levels of hypocrisy that the BCS created.

Well next year should provide fresh faces for MSU, just like the freshness of the seafood from Outback, and should be quite exciting for everyone else, excluding myself.

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