It’s been two weeks since we’ve seen the LSU Tigers on the gridiron since they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks in he regular season finale in dramatic fashion with Anthony Jennings coming in for the injured Zach Mettenberger.
But it’s still another 18 days until the Tigers hit the field in the Outback Bowl vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes and my patience is running thin as I struggle to cope on Saturday’s without LSU football.
There is only one Division I college football game this Saturday, but it’s a special one with the Army Black Knights vs. the Navy Midshipmen from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. I’ve always enjoyed watching this game as long as I could remember because there is a different feel and emotion level when these two are on the field.
Watching the two sides sing along to the playing of the alma maters after the game in a show of respect and solidarity is about as cool as it gets and something you won’t see from any other rivalry game in college football.
Other than the Army-Navy game there are playoff games in FCS, Division II and III, and as cool as it is to see real life playoffs in college football, it’s just not the same as heading to Tiger Stadium on a Saturday or watching a full slate of games during the regular season.
The Heisman ceremony is a solid watch for an hour, but it is more of interview after interview sandwiched around highlight montages and enough commercials to make you lose your mind.
Maybe you’re a college basketball fan, and LSU does return to the hardwood with a game against Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night after a long layoff for finals, but until conference play starts I can’t get too excited about college basketball.
Do you dive in deeper into the NFL, NBA or NHL?
I’m trying to take it one day at a time and am curious to hear how you all cope during the down time.