Often times, football fans refer to their sport as the sport with no off-season. Sure, there is that treacherous seven month period in which fans will not seen a pass thrown or a hit made, but will see much activity in between seasons, both in college and pro. In college, this period is used for the recruiting battle in which schools all over the nation run over scouting reports, meet with new players etc. just hoping that their program will be the right fit for the star they are trying to attract. But for those of us who do not hold a high position in the sport, we are left to use this period to analyze, speculate, and argue about who is who in the nation, and who has the best opportunity to make it big the next season. Fans and media alike all have their opinions as to who belongs in the top 25 heading into the 2004 season. Below you will find my rendition as to who belongs where in the college scene heading into 2004.
Sometimes, you take a vacation and find yourself immeasurably removed from the pertinent events of your everyday world. Other times, you take a trip and end up right into the belly of the biggest story in sports. Or, as it turned out, the biggest non-story of the summer (at least until Shaq isn’t traded).
Who ever said July was a slow month for sports?
(originally posted on 4/7/2003)
6:54 1st Half – Syracuse, despite me rooting for them are up by 14. I am a big a fan of Carmelo Anthony as anyone but the two biggest Syracuse stars so far are McNamara and Warrick. M’s got incredible range and W has got hops and a wingspan you wouldn’t believe. Syracuse has to figure out a way to stop Collison. He’s a monster on the inside.