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Is it football season yet??Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 5:59 PM
I know that we're in the middle of the MLB season, but I'm actually about tired of talking about baseball (although I do enjoy covering the sport). I know that I'll get back into the game when the playoffs start, but by that time both college and professional football seasons will be underway.
So, I just want to share why I'm excited for football to get under way.
First off, I know that everyone in Kennett is ready and excited for the high school football season to get under way. This coming week, the team will be holding their summer camp. This will be an opportunity for Coach Riedinger to get a first look at who's going to be playing for him this season.
With many guys returning from last year's team, things are looking positive. I know that the stands at Metz Cherry Stadium will be packed with Kennett fans every Friday night for all the home games. I don't know of anything better in this town than being at a Kennett High School football game on an autumn night. Whether it's warm or cold outside, I hope that people will show up and support the Indians as they look capture a district title.
Here's a question for you sports fans. What's the most popular show on ESPN during the fall/winter seasons? Well, if you guessed ESPN's College Gameday, you were right. This leads me to start talking about the upcoming start of college football.
This year should be exciting, just like every year is. I know that college football is one of the most popular sports in America. I know this because ESPN puts so much time and effort into providing you, the fans, with the best college football coverage possible. How do I know this, you ask? Well, when I was interning at ESPN in Bristol, Ct I spend my entire Saturdays editing college football highlights for millions to see on Sportscenter and College Gameday Final. With over 100 college football games going on during a regular-season Saturday, ESPN had to show highlights of most, if not all, of the games. Working at ESPN during a college football season really hyped my interest in college football. I love spending a Saturday, in the fall, sitting in front of the television watching several college football games, sometimes two or three at one time (thank you ESPN3.com).
I think that the team to beat in college football this year will be the Alabama Crimson Tide. The defending National Champs will look to keep that title after this season behind the play of two Heisman Trophy candidates, Greg McElroy and returning Heisman winner Mark Ingram. This team is very strong and will be starting the season at top of all the polls. I honestly think that Alabama could go undefeated, but they have to be careful because the SEC is, by far, the strongest conference in college football.
The one thing I'm looking forward to is the start of the NFL season. I just can't get enough football; after spending my Saturday watching college football, I spend my Sunday afternoons watching whatever NFL games are on TV. As much as I enjoy watching and following college football, it's the NFL that has me hooked.
I'm excited about training camps to get under way in a couple of weeks so I can see how all the best players are looking early into the NFL year. Of course, everyone is wondering if Brett Favre will be coming back. If he comes back, the Vikings have to be one of the favorites to win the NFC especially with Adrian Peterson in the backfield and Percy Harvin as one of Favre's receivers.
But I have to pick my Indianapolis Colts to win the Super Bowl this year. Payton Manning will be the best quarterback in the NFL and will lead the Colts back to the Super Bowl where they won't allow a team to out play them like the last trip to the big game.
Overall, I'm just excited to even be talking football. Before you know it high school, college, and professional football will be starting and your sports life will be filled with plenty of pigskin. So pull out your favorite jerseys from the closet and get the tailgates ready, football is just a few weeks away from starting. Are YOU ready for some football??
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