The business of college football is bigger than ever before. As such, there’s more pressure on the top programs to provide marquee matchups early on in the at-will scheduling to bring in ratings before conference schedules take over and classic rivalries dominate the landscape.
Last week, we saw a double-header on Saturday between #11 Michigan and #17 Florida prior to #1 Alabama holding off #3 Florida St. Then on Sunday, we had #21 Virginia Tech edging out #22 West Virginia while UCLA pulled off the 34-point comeback over Texas A&M. A day later, a failed two-point conversion in the second overtime by Georgia Tech fall in a wildly entertaining game against #25 Tennessee. It was the best Week 1 slate of all time.
Now for Week 2? Nothing’s slowing down.
Instead of having things spread out, the schedule has crammed everything into the final hours tonight.
There’s simply no way to actively watch all four games at once.
You can click across. You can put up multiple screens (the TV-laptop-iPad-phone combos is a popular option). You can DVR or find recordings on the internet tomorrow.
But there’s just no way to watch four full games and get a good feeling for QB play, O-line play, WR-CB fights and playcalls.
Welp. Who cares.
But when that’s over, sure, I guess there’s something else to watch too.