Sunday, September 28, 2008

College Football

I spent yesterday afternoon watching the Cal Bears beat the Colorado State Rams and had a blast (thanks again for the ticket, Chris!).  The thing is, I don't normally root for either team.  So why did I enjoy the game so much?  

There really is something special about college football--something pro ball lost years ago.  The fans cheer for good plays, even during a blowout.  They know the fight song and aren't afraid to sing it.  The players aren't prima donnas who only try when they feel like it and are too good to mix with the rabble who pay to see them play.  The stadiums don't have luxury boxes, and their names aren't for sale.  It's football done right.

And if Notre Dame is playing (and winning), it's football done perfect.

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