College Football: Enough About Cam Newton and Texas...Tell Me About the Games

Gary BrownCorrespondent IINovember 19, 2010

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 06:  Quarterback Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers plays against the Chattanooga Mocs November 6, 2010 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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On the field, there is plenty of drama in college football. There are four teams at the top of the polls who remain undefeated and claim they deserve a shot at the national title. In the Big East, it seems like every team still has a chance to win the conference and the ACC still needs a team to emerge from the Atlantic division.

This Saturday, Stanford and Call play the “Big Game” for the 113th time. Next week Alabama will play Auburn in the Iron Bowl with the Tide looking to dampen Auburn’s national title dreams, while countless rivalry games will be played with hopes of gaining bragging rights for a year.

What I want to hear about over the next few weeks are the games being played. Even more important, as a fan, are the stories I don’t want to hear about.

For example, I don’t want to hear any more about:

  • Cam Newton, Cecil Newton, Mississippi State and the possibility that Auburn‘s incredible quarterback did not follow his heart to Auburn, but possibly the money.
  • Questions regarding the integrity of coaches when it comes to running up the score like Wisconsin did against Indiana. Whenever you hang 83 points on someone while they are only putting up 20, you have made the decision to embarrass the other team...sorry.
  • How many North Carolina players have been suspended and the fate of the Tar Heel football program at the hands of the NCAA. Think about it: Would college football miss anything if there was no Tar Heel football? Would the NCAA miss Alabama in basketball? The answer to both: Not for a second.
  • Conference expansion.
  • The terrible season Texas is having. Get the Longhorn’s tale of misery off the front pages. Tell us more about Oklahoma State’s great year or the rebound Texas A&M is experiencing now that they don’t turn the ball over on every possession.
  • Brian Kelly and the tough job he has at Notre Dame. When was the last time the Irish were significant on the national level?
  • Five-win teams making a bowl. I would really not like to hear about six-win teams going to bowl games.

There is the start of a list. What have you heard enough of?


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