West Coast Visit – Nothin’ like the SEC!

I recently spent a week on the West Coast in the San Francisco area and also explored communities to the south and north of there and absolutely loved it! I went to a Giant’s game in AT&T Park and the views of the bay and mountains were stunning. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and had an incredible time experiencing a different landscape, culture, weather and … Continue reading West Coast Visit – Nothin’ like the SEC!

“As Long as We Beat _________”

It’s the end of November which means it’s Rivalry Week, where a team at the bottom can beat a team on top. Records, strength of schedule, star athletes and veteran coaching staffs can be thrown out the window – you never know what will happen when rivalry teams line up on the field. Personally, I have a hard time even saying ‘Rivalry Week’… but apparently … Continue reading “As Long as We Beat _________”

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

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

Let’s Go Bowlin’

Another college football season has come and gone, which is somewhat depressing. It went by so fast, but oh, what an exciting season it was! While many still believe the College Football Playoff system needs tweaking (hoping for an eight team playoff soon), it added an element of excitement and anticipation that rivals the feeling of a kid on Christmas morning. It’s worth noting that … Continue reading Let’s Go Bowlin’

Everyone’s a Winner – What About the Trophy?

Have you heard this? “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you played the game.” If you played kid’s sports prior to the 1970’s, you NEVER heard that. Back then you either won or you lost. Only the champion received a trophy and it was one team trophy; at that. Nowadays, everyone is a winner, everyone gets a trophy and it’s not … Continue reading Everyone’s a Winner – What About the Trophy?

More than Braggin’ Rights

RIVALRY WEEK – the end of the season game that gives the winner braggin’ rights for a full year until they meet again. There are numerous storied rivalries in college football and sometimes, the outcome can be quite significant. In this Week 14 there are four teams that will battle it out on the gridiron for a shot at a bigger prize than the right … Continue reading More than Braggin’ Rights

Give Me the Remote!

As hard as it is to believe, it’s already November and we’re entering the home stretch of the college football season. This will be the month for big rivalry games where any team can emerge the victor regardless of their national ranking. For today though, it could very well be Elimination Saturday for some teams… where dreams are dashed and hopes for a run at … Continue reading Give Me the Remote!

How the West was Won

It’s never happened until today. There are four teams in the AP Top 5 that are all from the same league – the Southeastern Conference. But, not only are they in the same conference, they’re all in the same division – the West. Mississippi State Florida State University Ole Miss Alabama Auburn Unless some freak thing happens, FSU is guaranteed a spot in the Top … Continue reading How the West was Won