Just One Month to Go ...
... until the start of college football.
And in case you hadn't noticed, the biggest non-conference match-up of the year takes place in the 3rd week of the season when THE Ohio State University Buckeyes (the "new Notre Dame" in the sense of being America's most-hated college football team) travel to the Los Angeles Coliseum to take on the University of Southern California Trojans.
I hate to break it to ya, sports fans (actually, I relish breaking it to ya), but IF the Buckeyes beat the Trojans AT USC's home turf on September 13, they have pretty smooth sailing the rest of the way en route to a berth in yet another National Championship Title Game.*
In other college football news, here's hoping that a top recruiting class followed by a good spring of practice means that the Fighting Irish won't completely suck this fall. Otherwise, I'd say it's time ol' Charlie got the Tyrone treatment, and we started looking down Gainesville way for a new coach.
* I know, I know. Some of you haters will be quick to say that Ohio State will be on its way to yet another loss in the National Championship Title Game. But the fact is that you have to play in the game to have a chance to win it, and Ohio State has played in 3 Title games this decade, winning 1. Which is 1 more than the vast majority of Buckeye haters can boast of during the past decade. And if you wanna make the argument that there are other "more deserving" teams that should play in the game besides Ohio State, tell those teams to win their frickin' games! Tell 'em to break up their stupid super-conferences and play a schedule that makes sense!
Speaking of "haters", that sissy girl Carson Palmer hates the Buckeyes so much because he knows where fan loyalty in that part of Ohio lies - Buckeyes, Bearcats, and then ... somewhere waaaay down the list ... Bungles. The Buckeyes and Bearcats manage to put a winning product out on the field year in and year out, while the Bungles perennially blow. Carson can't stand it that Todd Boeckman (who?) probably has a bigger following in Cincy than he does.
Hey Carson! Win more. Hate less.