Chilly changes in south Louisiana, now Death Valley’s mighty Bayou Bengals fight.
On days when cool weather will usually mark if not the day then at least the night.
Lots of folks are hunting and more watch American, National and World too,
Loving to see bats and leather do what they so beautifully in a series can do.
Even so in this land Cowboys, Demons, Indians, Cajuns and the Green Wave rise
Getting gridiron views more on weeks when Tigers play football out of view.
Everyone in the stadia as the Greeks would say wants a coach who is wise.
“Florida beat LSU last week. How is the PAC Ten shaking out for USC?”
“Oregon looks strong, but Washington may be the one to watch out there.”
Ohio and the Big Ten feel defensive about this year and some recent games.
There is always talk of reforming the BCS . It is still good to be the SEC.
But whether your team plays for the whole thing or mostly goes down in flames,
America knows that pigskin and gridiron and tailgates in autumn’s air
Link us to a sport we love and which we tie to our education’s temple.
Lord of college athletics is football, this old Harvard Game is never simple.
Michigan’s Big House or the fabulously feted and festooned freeways far
Entering near the proud Rose Bowl where USC oft avenges fallen Troy,
Do not have an equal even in the round ball’s Final Four wood floored war.
I mean no disrespect to the Diamond in October and the Yankee’s joy.
This is a land of sport and contest which cannot choose just one game.
All of us know that there will be interest in the Bowl Games of fame.
There are millions now who watch the young men in plastic helmets fight.
In the midst of pretty cheering girls, bad seats and glaring white light.
Our marriages, careers, friends from college days long past and not lost
Nudge us towards a ticket, tv party or the tailgate parties of real cost.