Two Thoughts on College Football
1. One of the most interesting things about college football — which is to say, one of my favorite things about the institution that is college football — is that we’ve come to a point where successful coaches are so celebrated that this reverence isn’t marred by, and in many cases ignores, their complete failure at the pro level. I mean, remember Spurrier with the Redskins? Saban with the Dolphins?
2. The funniest thing about the SEC is how fans of conference’s teams that DIDN’T win the National Championship still take pride in the fact that “at least a fellow SEC team did.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think I’ve seen that happen with fans of any other conference. I can’t imagine a Badgers fan saying, well at least the Buckeyes brought it home for us; or a Longhorns fan feeling the same way about the Sooners; or Cardinal fan rooting for the — well, you get the picture. Why is that? I want to say some aspect of it stems from the whole “(Old) South vs. The World” mentality. Right? “This is something we’re great at. This is something we own you in. This, you can’t take away from us.”