Does anyone else feel like football season snuck up on them? Last time I checked, it was the draft, and now the regular season is starting in seven hours. Somewhere in the hot, humid haze that was August in DC, I volunteered to do the NFC South preview, even though I haven’t paid attention to this division since the Saints crushed my playoff dreams in the Wild Card round. Let's see what I can come up with.
The 2013 has been riddled with disappointment for me. The Dolphins had a promising start at 3-0 before they were enveloped in scandal. The Georgia Bulldogs had a dynamic September before injuries forced them to play their practice squad in SEC games. The Miami Hurricanes were ranked in the top 10 before a season-ending injury to Duke Johnson resulting in their demise. Despite all of that, I have had the opportunity to attend an epic college football game and Monday Night Football. Both experiences were great, but what was better?
So this may not be a fair discussion. I attended a SEC college football game, which is one of the best college football experiences you can have. Whereas my NFL experience was at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game. I realize this entire article could be different if I attended a Green Bay game vs a University of South Florida game, but I am going to write what I know.
University of Georgia Bulldogs (3-1) vs. University of Tennessee Volunteers (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Start time: 3:30pm
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
Final Score: Georgia 34 - Tennessee 31, Overtime
Miami Dolphins (4-4) vs. Tampa Bay Bucaneers (0-8)
Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Start time: 8:40
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida
Final Score: Miami 19 - Tampa Bay 22
It’s time for the 1st Annual Eligible Receiver Midseason Awards in which we use our excellent football intelligence and logical deduction skills to confer completely made up awards to NFL players. Also, lots of pictures. Enjoy!