The Bull On College Pigskin: Let’s Get Started!csudhbulletin November 6, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Photo Courtesy of Daniel Tom.
By Daniel Tom, Staff Reporter
Welcome to the first installment of one of several blogs the Bulletin is rolling out this semester: “The Bull on College Pigskin.” The blogs will be weekly, or maybe more than weekly, reports, observations, opinions, rants, speculations–basically b–s——-about anything and everything college football (and if you think B.S. means it’s all idle conjecture or meaningless drivel, I submit this fine work, written by a moral philosopher no less, as contrary evidence).
I am heading the college football blog and, if I may so myself, if you’re looking for something to read about college football, locally and nationally, you’re in good hands.
My name is Daniel Tom. I’m a senior at CSUDH majoring in communications and I eat, breathe and sleep college football. Since I was young enough to understand, sports have been a huge part of my life, especially fall Saturdays from late August to early January.
I spend most Saturdays watching games from 9 a.m. until the last game ends at about 11 p.m. on the West Coast. Additionally, growing up in Southern California I was born and raised a die-hard USC fan and have had season tickets to Trojan football games for nearly my entire life.
There are so many things that make college football so special. No matter who you root for, the traditions and pageantry make it all that much better. All-day tailgating, the sounds of the marching band, the stadium filled up with 90,000 fans, the atmosphere is consistently electric.
The storylines leading up to each game make the suspense waiting for kickoff more meaningful. No matter if your team is a perennial national championship contender, a conference bottom feeder or just subpar mediocre, the energy this sport brings to many is second to none.
In this blog, we’ll take a dive into the rich culture of college football in Southern California, with the addition of a temporary neighbor in Carson for the next two seasons. Furthermore, we’ll look around the landscape of the sport and check-in around other conferences and how things stack up week-by week. Each week, we’ll release game previews, recaps and some interesting stories from around the world of college football. So, sit back and happy reading!