The time remaining until the onset of the 2014 college football season can now be measured easily in hours, and still your heart feels less than full. Maybe you’re a Midwestern diehard looking to occupy the hours after your beloved noon games have come and gone. Maybe your alma mater is mired in a never-ending rebuilding cycle of such miserable duration that you’ve decided to look to a new program to meet your emotional needs in the interim. Maybe you’ve never really been into the sport at all, but are finding it increasingly difficult to conduct a normal human existence without greeting everyone you meet with a hearty “ROLL TIDE,” without heed to affiliation. You need to take on a new cheering interest, and you need to do it without lookinglike the worst person on the planet.
(Read the rest at Grantland.)