This may seem strange to some who know me personally, but you can't imagine how glad I am that college football season is over for the most part. I know there is the Senior Bowl and East/West Shrine Game, but we all know who won the national championship now.
This season I enjoyed my typical cheering for my favorite teams just like everyone else. Yes, I wanted Alabama, Ohio State, or Clemson to win the national championship, and they didn't. I enjoy a good joke about Tennessee football as much as anyone. I still hope every year that the Tide rolls over Auburn, Ohio State beats Michigan, and Clemson puts a stomping on South Carolina.
However, this year I began to slowly look forward to knowing all the pads were put away about half way into the season, because of what I saw and heard out of the fans.
Some might say that if my teams had won I wouldn't be writing this post. Well to you let me say, I have been most disappointed in some of the Alabama fans. Poisoning trees a few years ago, shooting each other, vile language, an unwillingness to admit that on any given Saturday pretty much anyone in the top 25 can beat another top 25 opponent under the right circumstances,the arrogant attitude that even though my team got beat we are still the best, and yes those who are Christians who just can't seem to face the reality that their mean comments for or in defense of their team is taken very serious by many others(the list is referring to all fans).
Hey, I say let's enjoy the gift of football, let's enjoy cheering for our team, let's enjoy giving and taking a few jokes along the way, but let's keep this thing in perspective. If you read the Bible you want find any rewards for football.
May I just say there is life after football, before football, and during football, and that life is not in Saban, the "Gus Bus", Dabo, Spurrier, Lou Holtz, or anyone other than Jesus. Jesus is my life whether my team is winning or not. Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory."
For His Glory,