Friday, July 19, 2019 – Unofficial Snarky Friday
Sometime over this weekend someone will post the number of Saturdays, the actual number of days, and the hours and minutes until college football kickoff. It might be me, but it could any one of you anxiously waiting for our favorite teams to fill the weekend TV screens.
Media Days began on Monday, July 15, and marked the unofficial start of college football season. Therefore, we have the start of Unofficial Snarky Friday. Snarky Friday is where I post my snarky comments regarding college football.
Media Days is the week when representatives from the NCAA Division I football conferences congregated in front of the media. Coaches and young men appear all dressed up, speak and answer questions from various sports media outlets.
This is the time where you hear words and phrases such as:
- One game at a time
- Big shoes to fill at that position
- Big number of starters returning
- Outstanding freshman
- Seasoned quarterback
- Alabama keeps whining (hey I am just paraphrasing ESPN)
- New head coach and
- A most difficult schedule.
As you know this blog is about teams I like and teams that play teams I like. Let’s first take a look at the Big 12 – Really Only 10 – Conference. It consists of THE University of Texas and Oklahoma University, seven other schools and Kansas that prays for basketball season to arrive. The Red River Rivalry is going to be fun, fun, fun. Wouldn’t it be ironic if Jalen Hurts won the Heisman?
Now to the – It Just Means More Conference – the SEC. I conducted a comparative analysis of the Texas Aggie Football Schedule and the SEC media days. Here’s what I’m thinking:
Media Day Schools – July 15
Florida – Do Not Care
Missouri – Really Do Not Care
LSU – Happy Thanksgiving! November 30. I shall wear my 7 OT Shirt from last year’s victory.
Media Day Schools – July 16
Mississippi – October 19 – Off to Oxford.
Tennessee – Nope!
Texas A&M – Significantly biased
Georgia – Oh crap! November 23 in Athens and seven days before LSU!
Media Day Schools – Wednesday, July 17
Arkansas – OMG! Winter is coming! September 28 in Arlington with a possibility of Nick Starkle at QB!
Alabama – OMG! Winter is coming! October 10. Twelfth Man in the Stands! And in the streets and the whole Brazos Valley.
Mississippi State – OMG! Winter is coming! And so are the cowbells. October 26.
South Carolina – OMG! Winter is coming! But the only chicken we like is the Dixie Chicken.
Media Day Schools – Thursday, July 18
Auburn – September 21 – September 21 – the first of the three A’s. (Auburn, Arkansas and Alabama)
Kentucky – Do Not Care
Vanderbilt – Do Not Care
I am not aware if football schedules are given names that parallel similar physical events. But if so, I would like to name the Texas Aggie football schedule the following:
The 2019 Texas Aggie Football Root Canal, Gynecological/Prostate Exam and Hot Water Enema Schedule
Did I mention the Aggies play Clemson on September 7?