The 90 Mile Drive

People love to hate the Alabama Crimson Tide. Why? They win, and they’ve been doing it for decades. I didn’t realize how far reaching the sentiment spanned nationally, until I moved out of the ‘SEC zone’ when I relocated to Florida. Personally, I have nothing against them, but then again, I have a great respect for successful athletic programs because I’m a true sports fan… … Continue reading The 90 Mile Drive

To HIT or NOT to Hit

THAT is the question. Football injuries, specifically concussions, are headlining sports news – stiffer penalties are being dished out for targeting (helmet-to-helmet contact) and infractions bring consequences of being thrown out of the game. For those receiving the hits, the ‘penalty’ means sitting out a game for medical reasons. In recent years, former NFL players have suffered from depression, early onset dementia and some have … Continue reading To HIT or NOT to Hit

Pee-Wee Team Steps Offsides with the Whip/Nae Nae

Pee-Wee football consists of pint-size players, resembling bobble heads, running around the field dressed in gear grossly disproportionate to their bodies, with jerseys sometimes hanging down to the knee. Sports fan or not, if you’ve never been to a Pop Warner league game, you don’t know what you’re missing! The miniature football players do attempt to execute plays and should one of them break a long … Continue reading Pee-Wee Team Steps Offsides with the Whip/Nae Nae

No FUTbol = No FOOTball

Jamaican-born girl’s high school soccer coach, Leon Powell, tells his Lamar School Varsity team that if they don’t ‘kick up their game’ he will require extra practices that would conflict with the ‘other Futbol’ game times – American football. That would mean players would miss out on Friday Night Lights AND College games on Saturdays. Needless to say, they rose to the occasion and delivered … Continue reading No FUTbol = No FOOTball

Biggest House, Best Fans, By the Numbers

Why go to the game when you can livestream from your phone, tablet or laptop, or watch it on an array of networks via cable and satellite TV? Easy answer – there’s nothing quite like being in a stadium with thousands (sometimes more than 100,000) of other football fans cheering for their team, donning their school colors, and ultimately experiencing the feeling of victory or … Continue reading Biggest House, Best Fans, By the Numbers

Trick Kick – Super Feat

I’ve always had empathy for kickers. It’s got to be one of the more difficult positions on a football team because a kicker can either save the day or ruin the moment. If they make the field goal to win the game, they’re hoisted on the shoulders of their teammates and paraded off the field like Rudy. If they miss and the team loses, everyone’s … Continue reading Trick Kick – Super Feat

It was 1986

Remember the sports headlines from that year? If not, let me refresh your memory and enlighten those that have no recollection of it whatsoever because they weren’t even born yet. The year was 1986. The NCAA college football national champ was Penn State, the Mets won the world series, Boston Celtics were the NBA champs, and Becker and Navratilova took Wimbledon by storm. Ronald Reagan … Continue reading It was 1986

Care for a Cupcake?

Who doesn’t like cupcakes?! Actually, I don’t, but I’m not referring to a melt-in-your-mouth cake topped and decorated with at least 3″ of pure sugar, baked in a paper cup. The ‘cupcake’ I’m referring to is what college football defines as a very weak opponent; one that typically yields an easy victory. Most often these cupcakes travel to the dominant team’s home field and take … Continue reading Care for a Cupcake?

25 Years with College GameDay

Has it really been that long? It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Chris Fowler started as the host of ESPN’s College GameDay; a show that aired its first episode in 1987. GameDay is the hallmark of Saturday mornings during college football season. The show has definitely evolved in many ways over the years and I’ll admit it’s going to be strange without Chris just … Continue reading 25 Years with College GameDay

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It may not be the holidays yet, but it’s next best season of the year! SING WITH ME FOOTBALL FANS… It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be college kids yelling, And fans will be telling you, get up and cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.   It’s the hap-happiest season of all, With those rivalry games and high hopes … Continue reading Most Wonderful Time of the Year