In the weeks preceding the College Football Playoff rankings all we have is the AP Top 25. For what seems like FOREVER NOW, guess who’s sitting at the top position?! Yep, Alabama. Saban Nation. Crimson Tide. Bear’s Boys. Recruiting Phenoms. Five Star Player Overload. Facilities out the ying-yang. National Championship Mega Trophy Case. I could go on and on, but I won’t! I have many … Continue reading Current Rankings Don’t Matter – Who’s Gonna Beat Bama?!
Finally, after months, all the college football fans got their fix a few days ago during kickoff weekend with Week 1 (post Week Zero) of NCAA College Football. If you’re not a true fan you won’t understand, but for those of you who do, you can relate to the feeling I experienced leading up to that day…. chill bumps, hair standing up on my arms and … Continue reading Not Panicking with Hurricane Season – Mild Gusts from Week 1
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!
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 _________”
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
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
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!
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
Millions of dollars are spent in college football to pay coaches, have state-of-the-art facilities and although it’s a NCAA violation… offer ‘incentives’ to entice recruits. I don’t care what anyone says – you know it happens. Why do colleges pump so much money into their football programs? My guess is that they want to win… at all costs. Does bigger mean better? Evidently not. It’s … Continue reading Show me the Money
Just a few images from today in the Junction at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS (a.k.a. StarkVegas). Excuse the ones taken from the tv – hey, what else can you do when you can’t be there live?! GameDay crew ringing their cowbells! Auburn Fans Dak for Heisman! Chris Fowler playing the cowbell like Ferrell in SNL skit… Gus’s fashion statement … Continue reading Sights/Signs – GameDay in StarkVegas