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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The Vegas Trials

Well with less than a week to go, my embargo on college football is about to begin. However, I have been riddled with temptation upon temptation. I recently went to a trip to Las Vegas and I gambled at the Venetian casino. Than I came across this thing of beauty.

After wiping away the tears of joy, I realized there are plenty of college bets to make. Do you know how hard that is?!?! Michigan State had a line 8 1/2 and great lines to win their division. Free money and social dependency to college football was sitting right there. However, I resisted and left gambling to the pros, pro football that is. I made a Super Bowl bet on my NFL team, the Detroit Lions.  Is it a waste of money to bet on a team that hasn’t made an actually Super Bowl, let alone win? Yes, yes, and yes. Hopefully, this semi-foolish bet will keep my eye on the NFL ball and not wander towards college football.

On a final note, when buying a plastic football filled with margarita, please keep that football dry or it will get slick from the condensation and bad things will happen.

Loving to Hate College Football

After reading a day’s worth of posts of friends who enjoy Valentine’s day and or sarcastically mock the holiday, I had to turn off the ESPN hype machine again as they are already gearing up NFL draft talk. I usually don’t mind this chatter as the hype machine has to fill something besides Tim Tebow, Skip Bayless, and people arguing in general.

But due to my embargo of college football, does the draft count as following college football? The NFL draft is usually my favorite event because the Detroit Lions, my favorite team, usually has a top 10 pick. However, the Lions success cuts away into draft excitement and also, the NFL changed the draft from 3 days self-love fest. 

So I’m looking for some guidance from my 2 to 4 readers and looking for some insight. Should I ignore the NFL draft? Or should I just catch awesome baseball and funny youtube clips instead?

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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