I’m a huge football fan. I grew up watching and playing the sport religiously. A football player was the second thing I wanted to be when I was a little kid, right after policeman. Every Sunday I was in front of the television, and when I got old enough to stay up, I watched Monday Night Football. All that time, I never realized that there was football being played on Saturdays too.
Growing up in Washington, DC, there were no college football powerhouses, no big rivalries, no national title contenders. I didn’t get to be a part of any big college football games like folks did in Alabama, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, or Florida. Even when I got to college at Liberty University, the biggest schools that we played were Villanova, Carson-Newman, and Delaware State. Not exactly powerhouses of college football. I occasionally watched Barry Switzer’s Oklahoma Sooners or the Jimmy Johnson Miami Hurricanes, which eventually became my favorite college team, but it wasn’t the NFL. Continue reading