Here we are in early November and for 1/3 of the NFL teams/fans the season is about to get brutal and almost impossible to watch. This happens every year and it is yet another reason why college football is so much better than the NFL.
1-7 Dolphins, Jets, Falcons
2-6 Browns, Bucs
3-5 Bears, Cards
Those are 11 of the 32 teams that are officially in mail-it-in mode. These teams will go through the motions during meaningless games the rest of the season. And to make matters worse that list of 11 will grow over the next couple of weeks.
Thank goodness things are different in college football. Plenty of college football teams are suffering through disappointing to bad season. But they still have games left that mean something. The rivalry games in college football matter! To the teams, coaches, fans, alumni, etc they mean a lot. There will be plenty of passion, joy, anger and pain in the upcoming weeks when games are played between college football teams that have not had good season. Games like:
Ole-Miss vs Mississippi St.
Washington vs Washington St
Stanford vs Cal
Tennessee vs Vanderbilt
UNC vs NC State
Give me rivalry season over mail-it-in season every time.