Cold beer, chicken wings, and a big screen tv. That is the set up for a perfect day. Football is God’s gift to humans. When I tell people about how much I like football, they automatically assume that Sunday is my favorite day of the week. The truth is, as much as I love the NFL, my favorite day of the week is Saturday. Saturday is the most exciting day of the week, and no one can argue about it. Saturday is the day that all the nail biting, heart racing, and big play football games take place. College football!
Anyone who is a fan of the game of football can see why I would rather watch football on Saturdays instead of Sundays. Don’t get me wrong, I do love watching my Eagles play on Sundays, but the level of excitement and number of big plays seems to decrease on Sundays. The players in college just play with more passion than the professionals in the NFL. Maybe it’s because the college guys have more to gain if they have a record breaking season. Whatever the reason maybe, the college guys just flat out play harder.
My favorite college team to watch on Saturdays is the Florida Gators. Man, let me tell you how exciting it is to watch those guys play. They have the number one defense in the country and they still play like they are trying to prove to the rest of the country they are the best. They take pride in shutting teams out, getting turnovers, and holding teams to negative yardage on the offensive side of the ball.
The best part of it all is the freshmen they have on the team at wide receiver. Number 81 Antonio Callaway is something special to watch. Watching him on the field is like watching an artist paint a masterpiece. Whether he is lined up at wideout, the slot or punt return, the kid is a touchdown waiting to happen. Every time he touches the ball the Gators have a chance to score on a big play.
The Offensive line was deemed a problem for the Gators going into this season, but someone forgot to tell running back Kelvin Taylor. The son of former Florida Gators running back Fred Taylor tied his father’s single season touchdown record of 13. With one more game left in his collegiate career, Kelvin is going to try to break his dad’s record. Many NFL scouts are already calling Kelvin Taylor a dream pick for fantasy football.
The season isn’t even over yet, and I’m already excited about what next year is going to look. They added some great pieces through recruiting. They struggled a bit at the quarterback position but like all the other fans I have confidence that Jim McElwain will have the tuned up and rolling at the QB position next season. With the addition of the number 5 quarterback in the country for next season, a lot of Florida Gator’s fans are calling next season a championship season. Who can blame them, the way the defense played this year I believe next year could be the Year of the Gators with the right signal caller under center.