Autumn. For some people it is a time of gloom. The weather is turning cold, the kids are going back to school, and those warm summer days filled with sun, surf, and swimsuits are quickly coming to an end. For others, autumn is a time of rebirth. It is the awakening of a century-old tradition that brings families, friends, and alumni together again to celebrate the passionate ritual that we like to call college football.
A college football game is not just a three hour competitive event. It’s a 24-hour raging party. From the Saturday noon ET Big East game on ESPNU with that woman announcer (who is extremely mediocre) to the late night Pac-12 shootout almost twelve hours later, college football Saturdays guarantee meaningful excitement every single week in a way that no other sport can. This is what I live for.
To supply a good frame of reference for you all, I will be attending Georgia Tech in a matter of weeks to begin my undergraduate studies. Other teams I have always rooted for in the past include Florida State and Wisconsin among others. On another note, I despise Notre Dame and everything that goes on in South Bend, Indiana. However, I will do my best to retain an unbiased voice in my work, no matter what the topic is.
Furthermore, if you have any specific questions, teams, or conferences you would like me to write about, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be sure to get it done.
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