I get a lot of tweets but only a few bother me. This one did.
It came from a guy who called himself Kid America and had a Twitter handle of @authentic11112. And he wrote:
“I love college football, but the notion that the regular season is great is a myth. Outside of conferences, there are few great games. There can be three great games in week 1. College football has gambling. That’s it. That keeps it going.”
How to answer?
Well, let’s start here.
just so you know IMHO every conference game in week 1 is a big game.
These games are in the first two weeks:
Nebraska vs. Northwestern (Dublin, Ireland)
West Virginia near Pittsburgh
Penn State in Purdue
Oregon vs. Georgia (Atlanta)
Cincinnati in Arkansas
Illinois near Indiana
Note lady in the state of Ohio
Utah near Florida
Florida State vs. LSU (New Orleans)
Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (Atlanta)
And let’s just look at the non-conference games in the SEC:
Georgia vs. Oregon, September 3rd
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Alabama, Texas, September 10th
Cincinnati, Arkansas, September 3rd
Penn State at Auburn, Sept. 17
LSU vs. Florida State, Sept. 4
State of Mississippi in Arizona, September 10th
South Carolina at Clemson, November 26
Miami at Texas A&M, Sept. 17
So I respectfully disagree. With the gentleman above.
I asked readers of my Twitter account if they thought college football’s regular season was overrated. Here are some answers:
@hawksguymatt: Relative to what? To the NFL, where there are literal throwaway games in weeks 17 and 18. To the NBA, where half of all teams participate in the postseason tournament?
@tbotmb: Sounds like I have friends who moved south from the Northeast. They all think the NFL is so much better until they go to the CFB game. When they entered Williams-Brice or Death Valley, their feelings and opinions changed.
PC Dawg: Sounds like something a football fan would say, or a fan of a non-SEC conference.
@LexerD19: The regular season is great because it doesn’t make more sense because, not because, every matchup is between two teams with mostly equal talent as the NFL. But when a loss can decide a playoff spot, it just means more.
@Bigdawg_89 : Completely disagree! Every game counts. What he is describing is the NFL.
@CFBcosdawg: I love the regular season. It would be nice to see the better games spread a little.
@DunnStevon Ummmmm not casting a shadow but damn no I disagree. The SEC is packed with great games every Saturday. It’s the best regular season in the sport. The spirit, pride and love for the games is college football, imo.
@NcManny14: He’s an outlier. Overall, the college football season is one of the best, if not the best, sports season in the United States.
@hdchappy: I used to be a big CFB fan but I’ve been losing interest for years and the recent realignment of NIL and conferences has pushed me over the edge. Almost zero excitement for this season.
@teiginjaxy: The regular season in college football is great EVERY week.
What do you think? Go to @MrCFB on Twitter and let me know.