It’s game week.
There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing your college football team will take the field on Saturday.
The speculation of the offseason can finally cease. The possibilities of “next season” are finally here.
It’s no longer about next season. All focus is on this season.
We check our favorite websites and blogs to make sure there’s no injury or suspension news that could have a big impact on Saturday’s outcome.
We monitor Twitter to see if a player or coach from the opposing team said something stupid that can provide our guys a little extra motivation.
We talk trash on Facebook and various message boards because it’s our duty to remind everyone that our school is finally winning it all this season.
We look for hype videos on YouTube like life depends on it.
We read scouting reports and watch tapes of old games like we might be able to offer some insight into what decision our head coach needs to make in a crucial moment in the second half.
We stock the refrigerator, prep the smoker, and set the menu accordingly for a full Saturday of watching college football.
We cancel all other plans, because any plans that don’t involve watching our team really aren’t even worth thinking about.
There’s a certain routine that goes into preparing during game week. And we relish every moment of it.
It’s the first game week of the 2014 college football season.
And when kickoff finally gets here on Saturday, it’s like Christmas morning all over again.