Hi, my name is John and I have a sickness.

I have since I saw my first TV game (1969 Sun Bowl Georgia vs. Nebraska) an addiction to College Football.

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Now the leagues and networks have finally gotten the opening 5-day ‘weekend’ right with at least a dozen marquee national match-ups.

There’s Kansas State vs. Stanford on Friday, Notre Dame vs. Texas on Sunday and Ole Miss vs. Florida State on Monday.

But it’s that first Saturday that will keep my rear planted in my easy chair with a remote surgically attached to my hand for around 18 solid hours that I am treating as a National Holiday.

Your team might be playing that day (mine is) and you, of course, include that game but here is the list from start to finish of the addicted viewers guide to ‘opening day’ Saturday, September 3rd.



7:30 a.m. – Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (ESPN2)

*short break, catch breath and then…*

12:00 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Houston (NBC)

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3:30 p.m. – UCLA vs. Texas A&M (CBS)

3:30 p.m. – LSU vs. Wisconsin (ABC)

5:30 p.m. – Georgia vs. North Carolina (ESPN)

8 p.m. – USC vs. Alabama (ABC)

9 p.m. – Clemson vs. Auburn (ESPN)

10:30 p.m. – Arizona vs. BYU (FS1)


Yes 3:30 will require either heading down for lunch at the sports bar ’round the corner’ but it’s 8-9p that’s the challenge for me. My team plays at 8 the same time as Bama and SC and then the Tiger-Tiger shootout kicks early 2nd quarter. This will require more than just the ‘last button’.

I need to prep… Maybe a ‘Last Ship’ binge marathon next weekend.

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Who’s with me!