The college football season has arrived at its half way point and a couple of key storylines have emerged. Whether the Big Ten, the SEC, the Big 12, the ACC, or the Pac-12 (or, I suppose, Ill include the Big East) call for your interest, there have been plenty of storyline to fuel any fan. no comments
Everyone gets a trophy! Those are the rules, because we all want to feel like winners. This is why everyone picks the best team to throw their very weighty support behind. However, there is nothing like rooting for a loser. Bandwagon fans be damned! For the past 14 years I have been a fan of the Auburn Tigers. And while I will never shout out “War Damn Eagle” from my rooftop, I will watch their games, I will cheer for their players, and I will defend Cam Newton against all accusations. I am also a fan of the Boston Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, and the New England Patriots and Revolution, as well as the EPL’s Queens Park Rangers (no winners there). It is a lot of fun cheering on winners, but cheering on the losers is where real fans are made!
Nebraska entered the Big Ten conference thinking they could waltz in and dominate, just like they did in the Big 12 *cough cough* North *cough cough* only the last two years. An over confident team that quite frankly has a one dimensional offense should never feel overconfident against a very talented team that is now a perennial BCS team, Wisconsin. no comments
We have seen far worse in soccer this season. When three preseason MVP candidates –Steve Zakuani, Javier Morales, and David Ferreira—all went down after bone crunching tackles, we were angry but it did not received the same animosity as the 28-word quote did. We have heard worse about New York sports. When John Rocker’s 1999 hate filled tirade exploded, it received far more outrage outside of the sports world than did the 147 character uttered in the middle of last week. We have witnessed far less effort from a complaining player. Just look at Vince Carter who has become the prototype for a player signing a big contract then putting in little effort before the next contract year. Yet something about Rafa Marquez’s lines rubbed everyone the wrong way.
It started about a year ago, when Nebraska decided they were no longer going to be a part of the Big Twelve Conference. Colorado left the Big Twelve as well. Those moves started a set of dominoes that led to Texas A&M going to the SEC, Baylor opposing the move; Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State to consider the Pac 12, and The realignment of Big East teams, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, to the ACC. The conference alignment will most likely dissolve the young Big Twelve, but there are some good aspects to the conference realignment. Some bad aspects also appear, and there will be some ugly parts as well. The college football realignment: the good, the bad, and the ugly. no comments