The first weekend of college football is over, and it couldn’t have gone better.
We waited months and months for the game that binds this country together to return. At times it felt like this past weekend was never going to get here. There was so much despair in the air without football. It was suffocating.
Yet, the clouds parted, the sun shined through and everything was right in this world. It’s amazing how everything in the world suddenly felt right as I watched my Wisconsin Badgers run onto the field Friday night against Western Kentucky. We could have been dropping nukes all over the Middle East at the same moment, and I still would have thought the world was an incredible place. Isn’t the Camp beautiful? I’ll never forgive myself if I don’t get married on the 50-yard line. (RELATED: THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WORLD SHOULD FEAR WISCONSIN FOR ONE SIMPLE REASON)
We watched the Badgers beat WKU, Alabama trounce Louisville, Ohio State let the world know they’re a force to be reckoned with, Texas piss away a few hundred dollars of mine, Penn State sneak away with a win against Appalachian State and Michigan stumble. That’s what I like to call a hell of a weekend of football.
Sure, our gambling picks didn’t exactly hit, but what can you do? Sometimes losing a little bit is just God’s way of reminding us that we’re all human. If we won all our bets, we might have started to believe we were immortal. It’s important to stay humble, even when Wisconsin might have the greatest team in the history of college football.
This glorious sport represents everything that we love about America. It’s a meritocracy, it’s about young men putting in hard work and it’s about leaving it all on the field. We’ve waited since January for the return of college football and here we are.
I hope you all enjoyed this past weekend and are ready to take this journey all season long with me. Whether you’re in Big Ten land, Mississippi, other parts of the SEC or out west, just remember we’re all in this fight together. God bless this incredible sport and God bless this beautiful country we all call home.
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