Watched the first college bowl game today, followed immediately by the second college bowl game. The bowl games start today, December 15, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and will end January 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida. I have an ambition to watch every bowl game, all 35 of them; I have tried this several times and never succeeded. This is a challenge for any self respecting couch potato, requiring commitment, planning and no real life.
Looking over the ESPN schedule, the major problem will be January 1 with six games slated for viewing. Two games start at noon, two more games start at 1 PM and the last two games staggered at 5 PM and 8:30 PM.
I am not sure how many football games will be televised over the next 4 weeks, and two days, there are 35 college bowl games plus the All Star games, the NCAA division I and II and some junior college bowl games, additionally there are six NFL professional football games I would like to watch. A rough estimate of 200 hours of sports viewing, the hardest day will be Tuesday, January 1 with six bowl games, a full 24 hours of college bowl games. In all these games there are three college teams and one NFL team I will actually enjoy watching, teams I hope win. All the other teams I really don’t care who wins.
After this flood of football the schedule settles down with the NFL playoffs, climaxing with the Super Bowl on February 3. Every year I get caught by this endless stream of great football sport, like a burned out addict that can’t quit. After the Super Bowl there are a few lame glory games to help the hopeless fan, such as myself, and then it all ends. I will exit this frenzy mid February with no idea what to do with myself, somewhere in this sports exhibition I lose my self identity, my mind ceases to function and time becomes meaningless.
After thinking about this, maybe I don’t want to watch all the college bowl games.