Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year....

Football season is officially here.[1] Most of the college football schedule kicked off today, and I couldn't be happier.

I refuse to recognize the four game preseason that the NFL runs. Seriously, 4 games of meaningless football? So, thanks to the "unpaid" college boys, the football season started today.

More importantly for me on a personal level, my Nebraska Cornhuskers pounded a hapless opponent from who-knows-where as is their tradition. Things have been tough in recent years for my team in red, but at this time of year, there is always the hope that this is the year things will improve. This year is no different. This is the year things get back on track.


For my other team (the Minnesota Gophers)[2], after winning today, they are guaranteed to have the same or better record than last year. Yup, it's hard to do worse than 1-11. So, on that front, things are looking up.


[1] For any international readers, I'm referring to 'American football' not 'football.'
[2] it's my 'other' team due mostly to geography. I've never been a big Gopher football fan, but they are the only show in town at the major collegiate level, so....

6 comments:

the other anonymous said...

...and BAMA beat Clemson!

Lisa-tastrophies said...

I love College Football season, but my alma mater has been in a "rebuilding year" for about a decade now. New coach (again) this year and a losing home opener are not boding well for my beloved Aggies....

Chemgeek said...

That's how I have started to feel about my Huskers. Maybe this year........

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

You know....I'm really beginning to think my "other team" is whoever is beating the ACC this week.

Florida, you're up next!

Ψ*Ψ said...

Yay, we beat Lousiville! That's the only game that actually matters here.
mjenks, I hope your team beats Florida...I don't like them.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Sorry, Psi-Star, but I'm rooting for Florida to but a massive sized beat-down on Miami, just because I like to point and laugh.

San Diego State is the only 1-A school to lose to a 1-AA school this past weekend. So, I say to myself, Notre Dame has to be as good as a 1-AA school, right?

Right?

*crickets*

Curses...