Bowl Season - The Cruelest Month

not even a month - a monthlette - football games, nearly every night - and New Year's Day - when there's so much football your brain gets a cramp just trying to remember all the different stations that are broadcasting the games.

And then it stops - as it will after Monday - sure there's the Senior Bowls and the NFL - but it's not the same, not competitive College Football. It's just gone. We amuse ourselves with the recruiting process, and watch some basketball - all the while there is that aching empty void, the place where diving catches, grass covered face masks, running games, standing in frost covered cow pastures, marching bands and stadium cheers live - it's your heart; it's college football.

I guess there's the election and the olympics this year - but I don't think they're going to let me tailgate at the polling place.

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