Thursday starts yet another year of college football. Drunk co-eds mixing with drunk alumni and weird traditions that only the fans of that college could understand or appreciate. Whether it's tailgating in The Grove at Ole Miss, Clemson's players rubbing Howard's rock, the Ohio State band dotting the i, or Auburn's golden eagle mascot circling the field before landing on the fifty yard line, college sports have a unique effect on us.
My alma mater, Auburn, starts the season on Saturday with the Washington State Cougars. Even though on paper WSU is the underdog, Auburn has a history of starting the season slow and not playing well when ranked high early in the season. Hopefully the team will run the table and end up in the national championship game but I'd also be happy to see them come to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. I live within visual distance of the dome and would love to have a "skygate" party for my old college friends who are in town for the game.
So, how about it? How do you think your team is going to fare this year? What games are you looking forward to? And what will be this year's big controversy in the BCS?