It’s not fantasy, but if we could just have ONE thread about college football please…?
I remember back when the first three or four weeks of the college football season was just record-padding–games against FCS or scrub FBS teams that weren’t any more interesting to watch than NFL preseason games. But this trend lately of having meaningful games early in the season is hitting the fan in opening weekend of 2021…
Minnesota put up a heckuva home opener against #4 Ohio State tonight–but the wind went out of their sails when Mohamed Ibrahim, expected to be one of the nation’s top RB prospects after choosing to return for his senior year, appeared to tear his Achilles in the 3rd Q. His season is likely over. His NFL career, once gleaming, is now sketchy.
And there are more games with huge implications coming this weekend…
#1 Alabama at #14 Miami
#5 Georgia at #3 Clemson
#19 Penn State at #12 Wisconsin
#17 Indiana at #18 Iowa
#23 Louisiana at #21 Texas
#9 Notre Dame at Florida State
#10 North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Michigan State at Northwestern
I mean, this is like a week right out of the heart of the conference races–in Week 1!
Even the Boise State at UCF game was kind of an interesting matchup tonight–the first meeting between the two teams in history! And it was a 1-point Boise State lead with 5 minutes to go in the game. (Then UCF scored, failed a 2pt conversion attempt, intercepted Boise’s final drive in their own red zone, and ran out the clock.)
The NFL doesn’t wanna play this week? Fine, be that way. I got stuff to do.