During his prime, I grew into an “anyone but Tiger Woods” fan of professional golf. Not because I didn’t appreciate his abilities and his tenacity, but because he ruined so many Sunday rounds of major championships. I never watched a lot of golf on TV, but the majors were always fun, especially on Sundays. It just wasn’t that much fun watching the field play for second place while Tiger held a 5-, 10-, or 15-stroke lead. Tiger wasn’t going to choke and no one else was good enough to catch him, so what’s the point when the potential drama was as exciting as a NASCAR battle for ninth place?
There are two types of frustration for college football fans – frustration borne of futility and ineptitude and frustration borne from unmet expectations. Over the past 10 seasons, Virginia fans have become very familiar with the former. Friday against Pitt, it was all about the latter.
College football season doesn’t truly begin until that first full Saturday of games. This year, that’s September 1. Some of us refuse to wait that long, though. The good news for us is that we don’t have to wait. It doesn’t matter that it’s Wyoming battling New Mexico State. College football is college football (at least when it’s still August and we’re starved for it.)
So, I’m here with some reasons to dig into the seemingly unappealing and unimportant, appetite-whetting menu of taste-tester games taking place a week ahead of that most glorious of Saturdays. While there’s not much to get overly excited about on August 25, when you’re this hungry, you’ll make do with just about anything. At some point, you’re sure to be asking yourself, “What the hell am I watching right now?” Well, here’s what: Continue reading
The SEC has six teams ranked in the AP Preseason Top 25. Much to everyone’s surprise, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee are all in the ranking. SEC fans everywhere are hoping that this preseason SEC East love is indicative of a quality season out of the entire East division.