I’m not sure where you live, but I’m in the FL panhandle and the weather is super HOT right now – beginning of October and I saw 100 degrees in the car this weekend. Regardless of where you are and what your weather is like, I want to know if you’re a TRUE FAN or a FAIR WEATHER fan?! I’ve been blown away lately at … Continue reading TRUE Fan or FAIR Weather?
Remember the sports headlines from 1986? 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 was … Continue reading It was 1986
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
Speaking as a Mississippi State University fan (and alum), I’ve seen my share of last place finishes, not only in the SEC West, but in the SEC as a whole. It is what it is, but my never wavering support of a college that historically has NOT been at the top of the SEC football food chain is exactly what defines me as a true State … Continue reading If You Ain’t 1st, You’re Last (or FIRED) in the SEC
Obviously, ‘fan’ is short for FANATICAL and sports seem to drive people to do fanatical things. There are too many instances to mention, but one recent fan brought victory celebration to the national forefront. Last weekend University of Georgia fan, Michael DiNardo, literally jumped through a glass window after the Bulldogs came back to score against the Missouri Tigers to win the game. He wound up … Continue reading What Makes a Sports Fan… FANATICAL?
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 happens – we get older and we forget things, but it felt like more than that in the 2010-11 season when Coach Pat Head Summit, all time most winning coach with 1100 victories in Division I college basketball history (men and women), started blanking out on plays she’d known like clockwork for decades. The Lady Vol’s coach suspected something was wrong and sought medical … Continue reading Memory Loss Can’t Erase a Legacy
There are so many good games today, many of which are being played simultaneously – I’ll have to keep up on my game tracker! Of the bigger rivalry battles, these are my picks – impartial and totally based on who I think will rise to the occasion and get the victory… (1) Clemson vs. South Carolina – Tigers Georgia vs. Georgia Tech – Bulldogs (8) … Continue reading My Rivalry Picks, for What it’s Worth
Head Coaches in the Power 5 conferences are constantly dissected, but if you’re at the helm of a dynasty program with yearly expectations of a National Championship, you can go from the PENTHOUSE to the OUTHOUSE in a short period of time! A mere three weeks ago, Coach Les Miles (a.k.a. Mad Hatter) and LSU were #2 in the country according to the College Football … Continue reading PENTHOUSE? OUTHOUSE? You Make the Call
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