Friday, December 03, 2004

Let the games begin

I love every major sport in this country. But nothing gets my blood pumping quite like college football. The passion. The pagentry. The rivalries. There is nothing quite like it. And tomorrow is a great, great day of college football.

The excitement kicks off on ABC at 1 p.m. when Virginia Tech heads to south Florida to take on Miami for the ACC Championship. Then at 2:30 on CBS, one of the most historic rivalries in all of sports is renewed for the 115th time when Army battles Navy. After the Army-Navy game ends, you'll have time to run out and pick up some wings for dinner. But don't dilly-dally because possibly the best game of the day will be starting in just a few minutes. At 6 p.m. CBS will broadcast the SEC Championship game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The SEC Championship features the Tennessee Volunteers and the undefeated, untied Auburn Tigers. When that game ends you'll still have a chance to catch most of the Big XII Championship game. The Big XII Championship begins at 8 p.m. This year's game pits the powerful Oklahoma Sooners against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Sooners will be a heavy favorite, but the Big XII Championship has a history of stunning upsets -- including last year's upset of the Sooners by the Kansas State Wildcats.

So, if you're a college football fan, write all this down so that you don't miss a moment. And if you're someone who really just can't understand what gets people like me so excited about all of this, please tune into any one of these games. It'll be almost impossible for you to avoid being swept up in the emotion of these games.