I really wanted to be excited about Big Ten media days. I really wanted to be excited about hearing what Brandon Kirksey, Kim Royston, Adam Weber and Coach Brewster have to say about the upcoming Gopher Football season. I had convinced myself I was going to follow it closely and write blog posts about it and that it was going to be an exciting way to jump into the football season.
But then I realized something... it's all just talk, it isn't football, and it isn't quite quenching my thirst for Gopher Football like I was hoping.
Then something else happened. As a fan of the Vikings, the news hit today that Brett Favre (allegedly) will be retiring for real this time. Suddenly I was thinking "this is good, this will be a good distraction for a couple of days until Gopher football practice kicks off." But you know what? I got bored with the Brett Favre news in about 20 minutes.
So here I sit again, spending my time in the doldrums, just waiting for Gopher football season to start. I can't wait for the talk and the speculation to stop and for the season to just begin. I even think that I might be excited about practices (it's possible I'll be wrong about my excitement for practice like I was excited about media days) because at least we'll be hearing about how the players are performing and who looks good, instead of just the constant speculation.
All I can say is bring on the football!