Congratulations to this year’s King of the Tailgate- Patrick C. of Alabama! As King of the Tailgate, we’re sending Patrick and a friend to the college football or NFL game of his choice. We’re also giving Patrick a new Cruisin’ Cooler, so he’ll be tailgating in style.
Is it the Year of the Longhorn? Sports reporter Chip Brown previews the Texas football season and shows us why the Longhorns are NOT a team to ignore in 2013. Check out Longhorns tickets at http://www.ticketcity.com/college-foo…
Whether you’re a die hard Aggies fan or you just want to experience the game, A&M Football has something for everyone this fall. Here are my predictions for the season & tips on must-see events from Aggieland tradition.
50 DAYS TILL COLLEGE FOOTBALL! And what’s college football without a little team rivalry? We’ve taken a look at the team records for some of the biggest rivalry games. Which game do you think will be the most epic in 2013?
1. Texas – Oklahoma
Bigger than both team’s in-state rivals, the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry can’t be matched. The Cotton Bowl turns into a sea of burnt orange and crimson for the Red River Shootout at the Texas State Fair.
2. Notre Dame – USC
Playing for the Jeweled Shillelagh every year, many consider the USC — Notre Dame game to be the most important in college football as both teams have the two highest numbers for sending players to the NFL.
3. Auburn – Alabama
Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state of Alabama.
4. Michigan – OSU
Separated by a state line and now a division, “The Game“, as it’s often referred, is played solely for one reason- pride- and could conceivably determine the Big Ten champion every year.
Today is the day. Whether you cheer for the University of Texas, Florida, Notre Dame, Nebraska Syracuse all the way down to Abilene Christian and Mt. Union, the first Wednesday in February is the life blood for every football program.
Coaches are important and fan bases are important but the games are won and lost with the players recruited into the program. Sure you have to coach them up and sure you have to develop them but procuring talent is what makes a program successful.
Now to the players as today is the culmination of a lot of dreams and I can’t isolate that to the players. It’s the parents and family that are paying for camps, driving hundreds of miles to seven-on-seven and purchasing everything from meals to eye black to cleats to flights to everything else needed to build the exposure needed to garner a football scholarship.
So this fall when you are in your favorite stadium watching your Alma mater or your favorite team play, remember it started for a lot of teams today.
I still laugh when I think about the fact that there are grown men with families, money, power and the like with their lives are tied to the wishes of 17 and 18-year olds that decide to come play football for them.
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