THE RETURN OF THE RELIGION THAT IS FOOTBALL

It is that time again. Millions will be standing up praising their football gods while others knell in anguish as they find out ‘their god wasn’t better than your god.’ Updated and reblogged for your reading enjoyment. Go UNLV, you haven’t won since 2019.

Ravings of a Mad Southerner

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…College Football begins this week. And what a week, games Thursday through the following Monday. I know there were this previous weekend, but this is the week the big boys “get after it” beginning with the West Virginny Mountaineers playing The Pittsburg Panthers. The weekend will conclude, for me, when the Clemson Tigers dismantle the Ramblin’ Wrecks from Georgia Tech.

I love this time of the year when Southern Baptist, Methodist, Catholics, Atheist, Buddhist, Muslims, and all other religious sects come together to worship at the altar of football. Instead of my God is better than your God, it’s my team is better than yours and the games get settled on the field.

I’m not the first to compare football in the South to a religious experience but that is not going to stop me from talking about it as a religion. It…

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