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Oh boy, this is it. Well, technically the college football season doesn’t start for most teams for another two weeks but we have some games this week that the media constitutes as....

Week Zero

Yes, these games fall under the “before the football season starts so we are calling it week zero” moniker. No, I don’t know why they just don’t call it week one. A game is a game right? Colleges start playing football, thus the season has begun. It is week one.

But I do not have any say in these matters. I guess it is just more fun to call it week zero.

Anyone else planning on staying up for Arizona vs. Hawaii on Saturday?

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Monday Haiku

Field is top heavy

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