What Does College Football Mean To You?

Ed MedinaCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29:  An Alabama fan shows his support as the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

College Football is a sport unlike any other. The passion, the pride, the pageantry is unmatched in all other sports. However, that is just my opinion. For me, I view college football as one of the most important things in my life, however good or bad that may be. But just how much does it mean to me?

Well, College Football is something for me to look forward to. Something to give me hope, something to think about. As I sit in my assigned desk at my local High School my thoughts often stray. Sometimes I'll think about music, sometimes my social life, but most of the time it's College Football.

Sometimes I'll sit there and smile like an idiot when I think of the upcoming season and only realize it when someone says "Hey Ed, what are you smiling about?" or something of that nature. Do I really care? No. I mean, I know I could do much better for myself in school if I decided to focus more on it, rather than think about Alabama football or something.

That's not the half of it though. I've found alot of time to kill in my summer break this year, and I fill that time by memorizing depth charts, reading the "Lindys" College Football magazine (my personal favorite), and reading endless books about College Football. It may seem nerdy, even to me it is, but it's what I do. It is a part of my life.

On weekdays when I'm not working or socializing, I spend endless hours on the Rivals.com College Football Soundoff Board sharing my opinion with other die-hard fans who have it as bad as me. I know I could do other things with that time, constructive things, but I choose College Football because that is what I know. That is what I live on.

In conclusion, College Football is essentially one of the most important, if not the most important thing in my life, As damaging as it may actually be compared to what else I could be doing. But, honestly I don't care all that much for those things, after all, it is what I love, and isn't some temporary deal. 

How much does college football mean to you?