College Football Season Begins — At Long Last

There is nothing more fun that college football in the Southeastern Conference. Don’t disagree unless you’ve tried it. It’s not a hobby around here. It’s a way of life. And I’m so glad that the college football season has FINALLY returned.

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No insult intended, but San Jose State never had a chance against Alabama yesterday. Our scout team is better, being loaded with 4-star and 5-star recruits. The depth of the UA football team is truly astonishing. They gained 591 yards of offense with Heisman winner Mark Ingram out with an injury, and held San Jose to 175 yards of offense with a future first rounder, Marcel Dareus, suspended.

So it wasn’t much of a game yesterday, but still it was a fun exhibition of football talent, including Julio Jones’ amazing catch (about the 0:30 and 1:50 marks on the video).

(And what’s up with Ole Miss? How do you lose to Jax State?)

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About Jay Guin

I am an elder, a Sunday school teacher, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a lawyer. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide. I’m a member of the University Church of Christ. I grew up in Russellville, Alabama and graduated from David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University). I received my law degree from the University of Alabama. I met my wife Denise at Lipscomb, and we have four sons, two of whom are married, and I have a grandson and granddaughter.
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12 Responses to College Football Season Begins — At Long Last

  1. Jay,
    This is just additional evidence of how gracious and forgiving the Lord is.

  2. Laymond says:

    It's the year of the Christian — Texas Christian.

  3. Price says:

    Go Dawgs !!

  4. Tom Forrester says:

    Jay,
    Pro 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

  5. Royce Ogle says:

    LSU has a perfect season so far….

  6. David Ramsey says:

    LSU's season has already been exceeded by Jacksonville State.

  7. Jay Guin says:

    From the great American, the late Lewis Grizzard,

    Our Way Against Theirs

    I was walking behind a friend and his wife as we entered the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 1, 1981 to watch Georgia play Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. If Georgia won, the Bulldogs would be the 1980 national collegiate football champions. My friend, a fellow Georgia alumnus, was fraught with anticipation. He was pale. He was nervous. He was perspiring profusely. No, he wasn't. He was sweating like a Clemson fan trying to write a love letter.

    His wife, noticing his condition said, "Calm down, sweetheart. It's just a football game."

    He stopped dead. He turned to his wife — who had not gone to Georgia, and went to Bulldog games with her husband because she thought it was her wifely duty — looked her squarely in the eyes and said: "It's not just a football game. It's our way of life against theirs." He meant that. I knew the man well enough to know he did, in fact, mean that.

    ***

    You can go into all that stuff about the pageantry of college football, the fact the players are unspoiled kids and not a bunch of millionaires, and it's a nice way to spend an afternoon and evening with friends. But with me and mine, and with a lot of others, college football offers an opportunity to circle our wagons and fight and kick and scream for our side against their side…. College football allegiances are as clear as an October Saturday afternoon.

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    And there's the opportunity to feel proud of something. Congress can waste your money, the president can lie to you, and your kid can wear an earring and watch MTV, but if your alma mater is 8-0, who's sweating the small stuff? College football season is the best time I live.

  8. Jay,
    The president of UGA is a good Church of Christ boy, Michael F Adams. Doesn't that give UGA an edge !!

  9. Price says:

    David, as far as I know that is true. An Elder at Campus View CoC in Athens, GA, was a roommate of his in college. Whether or not that gives the Red and Black any advantage depends on whether God is in a rewarding mood or reaching out to sinners !! LOL

  10. FryerTuck says:

    I'm not going to post a comment. But I might post something on September 26. Sooey Pig!

  11. FryerTuck says:

    OK. One comment. Boise State is 1-0 and has a clear path to the national championship game? They'd finish no better than 3rd in the SEC… West! ;-)

  12. Jay Guin says:

    FryerTuck,

    I agree. Last year, Va Tech was crushed by UA and looked overall like a good, mid-level SEC team. Boise State has proven that it could be 4 and 4 in SEC play — hardly national championship credentials.

    Laymond,

    Does TCU play any serious competition this year? Or is it, like Boise State, trying to schedule its way into the BCS?

    David,

    The Dawgs have some talent, and many pick them to win the SEC East. Whoever wins the SEC deserves to be in the BCS championship — even UGA.

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