A Diary From a College Hoops Fan During Football Season

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Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Did you play Grand Theft Auto V yet? Me either. Something about curbstomping street-walkers lost its appeal to me a few years ago. Not because the game is unlikely awesome, but because I am creeping up in age and my X-Box regularly loses out to The Wiggles. Have you ever seen The Wiggles? Man, I’d listen to Chris Collinsworth talking in circular, nonsensical logic over listening to The Wiggles sing any day of the week.

No NFL games on for a couple of days. So, naturally I thought I was safe from football overload. I thought wrong. College football is now taking over everyone’s dark souls.

Like the NFL, I really like college football. However, I could care less about some fourth-string defensive tackle from the University of Broken Dreams accepting five dollars from a booster’s third-cousin from his brother-in-law’s side. The NCAA’s rules are broken to begin with. Why are we covering something so absurd? Oh, football.

None. Zero. Zilch. Not a singular college basketball article. Well, except for some team-specific sites. All of them do a great job of keeping you in the loop as to what that certain program is up to. Still, like other team-specific sites, it’s hard to get through the fandom of some writers and the level of downtrodden-ess others have. I always thought college basketball writers were among the best of any sports writing community. Basketball bloggers, though, they rely so much on being snarky.

I guess that is what they have to do when they compete with football people.

Missing you,

College Hoops Fan