College Football
  • It's that time of year...College Football is starting up so I thought we should have a place to talk about it.

    Things like who you think will make a run for the National Championship, who's over-rated, who's on the rise, who has the best Heisman candidate, what's the best conference, talk about great match ups or games to watch out for, or just talk about your favorite teams.

    I've always been a fan of the Big 10. I was born in Ohio and grew up watching the Buckeyes. But since I now live in Oklahoma, I've become a Sooners fan and mostly follow the Big 12. The Buckeye's are ranked #1 this season and easily rolled over Northern Illinois yesterday.

    Oklahoma had a tough time with an inspired UAB team but Adrian Peterson carried the Sooners to victory and showed why he is a Heisman candidate. Over 200 combined total yards and 2 touchdowns. Look for great things from him this year.

    The game to watch next week - Buckeyes vs. Longhorns in a clash of top ranked schools. The winner of this game should contend for the National Championship. Last year, that game was the decisive factor in the Longhorns run at the title.

    So, what are your opinions? Who's your favorite college team? Who are you pulling for or rooting against? Come on college football fans... Let's hear it!

  • All I Gotta Say is go Wolverines
  • ROLL TIDE ROLL!!! Rammer jammer, yellow hammer, giv'em he!! Alabama.

    I am an Alabama Crimson Tide fan through and though. I love SEC football.

    Here is a lil sample of Alabama foot ball.......

    It is Wallace Wade. It is Bear Bryant. It is not Bill Curry.

    It is the Rose Bowl.

    It is hearing Keith Jackson call an Alabama game.

    It is watching George Teague running down Lamar Thomas in the 1993 Sugar Bowl then rewinding it and watching it again.

    It is hearing the first notes of Sweet Home Alabama.

    It is the desire to beat Auburn at any competitive event that exists.

    It is a houndstooth hat.

    It is having enough pride to fight for your school but having enough class not to.

    It is cheering the same amount for a first down on second and 6 as on fourth and 1.

    It is watching Cornelius Bennett give Notre Dame quarterback Steve Beuerlein a concussion on that October day in Birmingham in 1986.

    It is determining who you are going to date & marry by which team they swear allegiance to.

    It is watching The Bear on the jumbotron before a game in Bryant-Denny Stadium and almost seeing him leaning against the goalpost in the end zone.

    It is spending a day at The Bryant Museum and still not seeing everything.

    It is cool crisp autumn Saturdays where you can smell football in the air and feel it whenever there is a slight breeze.

    It is watching The Bear get number 315 against Auburn.

    It is watching The Bear get number 323 against Illinois.

    It is hearing Paul Kennedy do the play-by-play when Van Tiffin kicked the 52-yard field goal against Auburn in 1985.

    It is knowing how many days until the start of a season year around.

    It is driving down Colonial Drive to see Bryant-Denny Stadium not the sorority girls.

    It is getting chills up and down your entire body whenever you hear anything about the 1993 Sugar Bowl and the pride you feel because that night tradition ruled.

    It is hearing The Bear's voice and having all the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up because you know no matter he said, it was something special.

    It is hearing The Million Dollar Band play "Yea Alabama" and knowing it just does not get any better.

    It is imagining hearing Penn State Quarterback Chuck Fusina ask Alabama linebacker Barry Krauss "How close is it?" and hearing Krauss say "About an inch, you'd better pass" right before fourth down during The Goal Line Stand in the 1979 Sugar Bowl.

    It is almost coming to tears whenever Alabama loses to Auburn or Tennessee.

    It is The Kick. It is The Goal Line Stand. It is The Desperation Block.

    It is purposely not wearing any clothes with the colors orange and blue.

    It is the Third Saturday in October.

    It is not needing an alarm clock on game days, you sit bolt upright in the bed long before the alarm goes off because you know that it is a gameday, you can sleep after the bowl game.

    It is walking into a stadium and knowing Alabama will win the game no matter who they are playing because is just the way it is supposed to be.

    It is the saying "Offense wins games, Defense wins national titles."

    It is the Bear Bryant 'A'.

    It is getting to the stadium hours before the game just to be there.

    It is walking into another team's stadium and having those fans hate you because you are from Alabama.

    It is the pride that a father has when he brings his children to a game so they may cherish the tradition.

    It is beating LSU in Baton Rouge.

    It is hearing the crunch as a linebacker dressed in crimson and white hits a running back dressed in orange and blue.

    It is the pride you take in being every team's rival.

    It is pulling for any team that is playing Auburn.

    It is pulling for any team that is playing Tennessee.

    It is hoping for the stadium to blow up when Auburn plays Tennessee.

    It is knowing that the SEC Championship is a birthright.

    It is being respected and feared at the same time.

    It is holding up four fingers at the end of the third quarter.

    It is knowing what "Mama Called" means.

    It is whipping Auburn 31-7 in Jordan-Hare Stadium when nobody picked you to win.
    It is NOT "The Jungle"
    It is having 21 Southeastern Conference Titles.

    It is having 12 National Titles.

    It is more than I can ever mentioned in this list.

    It is class.

    It is tradition.

    It is Alabama Football
  • Could you be more specific about who you follow, Mr. E? And give us a liitle history too? :blink:

    I like the crimson too...but crimson and cream! :flex:

    Is Shula still coaching over there? Last time the Sooners beat them he was! :D
  • Yes sir, Mikey Shula is still head cheese.

    .......and just be greatful that ok University resides in the Big 12 and not where they play football.......the S E C. :boxing:

    ... :D