Spring games used to be cool, man.
The sun stayed out for consecutive days for the first time this spring and overnight my grass sprouted to a point where I’m glad I can’t afford to be in an HOA.
It’s supposed to be in the 80s throughout the weekend though, so you better believe I’ll savor an afternoon of mowing, relaxing and reaching back with all 33 of my years to yell at anyone who dares to step foot upon my lawn.
First up on the list? Spring football.
It’s got its uses, no doubt. College football teams need every one of those 15 practices, especially in the portal era when an hour of practice is needed for teammates to introduce themselves in a series of icebreakers.
For the record it’s Tyson and fish tacos.
But this last week has been a little much, hasn’t it? Nearly 48,000 showed up to watch the beginning of the Don’t-Let-The-Door-Hit-You-On-The-Way-Out Era in Boulder, a proverbial sparring of the gladiators before Coach Sanders gave half the roster the thumbs down. Keep in mind, the Ducks have sent their fair share of players through the portal since Dan Lanning took over — Lanning just usually stays away from happily recounting it on the podcast circuit.
On the other end of the spectrum, Washington’s spring game brought us an old-fashioned Twitter beef. In a tale old as time, the homer radio host took into question the perspective of a student reporter who may or may not have been aware of the framing of this photo:
Does Husky Stadium appear mostly empty?
Does this photo exclude the one section of the stadium that had the highest concentration of fans?