where to begin? usually about this time of year i’m chomping at the bit and ready for college football to get rolling. not this year. it’s less than a month away and i really don’t care that much. or at least not as much as i used to care. i’ve been a huge college football fan my whole life. nothing like it. or used to be nothing like it. these days it’s just scandal after scandal. for some reason there are too many folks who seem intent on screwing up the game i truly love. being told us old guys are stupid and we should get out of the dark ages because we need to pay these kids to play ball doesn’t help. yeah, i know i’ve already went down that road a while back. but once again, i guess getting an education from a major or minor university doesn’t mean anything anymore. it seems to mean more to have a bazillion tattoos and a free car while not really trying very hard to stay out of jail or going to classes. that would include what seems like most of the coaches these days as well. ah, silly me.
since this is supposed to be a 2011 college football season preview i may as well get to it though my heart isn’t in it and it probably won’t go anywhere anyway. sorta like college football. lots of new stuff this year. the pac 10 is now the pac 12. i’m still trying to figure out what happened to the pac 8. yep. i’m that old. not as old as lou holtz but approaching it. speaking of lou, wags say he got away with a ton of stuff back in his coaching days. today as an analyst he’s trotted out like some sort of god with status when the season rolls around. interesting ain’t it? maybe the seamy underbelly has always been with us and it just reeks more these days and gets more headlines along with it.
how about the big 10? or is it the big 12 or maybe 14? i’ve lost track. then there’s the new nifty names of the two big 10,12, or 14 divisions that NO ONE, save for a few deranged souls, even wants to say or use in print or otherwise utter in mixed company. let alone anyone anywhere who can remember what the hell they are called. and that’s for good reason. the names stink.
texas gets their own tv network sorta and a HUGE chunk of change that deans and athletic directors far and wide will be blowing on strippers and booze just like the fiesta bowl committee did. i mean, if they can’t even police their own kids how the hell is anyone gonna police them and their new found wealth? i see another reality show in the making. ‘college athletic directors stoned on crack chasing strippers’ i think ex usc AD mike garrett would be a good choice for the hosting gig of that show. speaking of usc, they continue on like nothing has happened. reality at the university won’t set in until 2012. and it won’t be pretty. thanks again reggie and coach petey.
speaking of delusional, what about my beloved ducks? what’s up with visor head kelly? that no huddle offense he’s been running seems to have clogged up his thinking. hey, i’ll spend 25k on some scouting report that’s not worth spit and leave a paper trail the likes of no ncaa investigator has ever seen. maybe nike can buy his way out of the mess he’s put the school in, though it doesn’t seem likely. the ncaa will get around to him by next year. maybe. and even if he does manage a decent record this year it will end up being for nought because they’ll make the season null and void. the kids don’t care. they get to be on TV and rob their fellow students when they aren’t on TV. or be on TV when they rob the local stop and rob. a win win win for sure. hey, what about another TV reality show starring chip’s visor? sure, why not? the premise could be old chip gets to pick someone who he wants to wear the visor on the sidelines during a regular season game. at least then he wouldn’t look like a dork for one week of the season. jim tressel isn’t doing anything so he could be the the show’s host. perfect.
i just can’t get into it. maybe once the season gets started i’ll feel like getting into the games a bit more. or maybe not. there’s just to many drunken drug addled thieving thugs being coached by self serving money grubbing butt heads all of whom are seemingly hell bent on destroying college football. whether they’re aware of it or not.