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Ultimate College Football Tour, 2008 Edition June 19, 2008

Posted by City Hoops in exodus, schedules.
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As we count down the days to kickoff, let’s take a look at the biggest contests of 2008 (preseason edition). Imagine a 15-week tour across the country to witness America’s best college football teams, talent and games.

Provide me plane fare, tickets and tailgate options, and I’m there.

It would be easy to simply pick the best games every week. I wanted to keep my tour fresh: namely, a different setting and scenario each week. To ensure parity and balance, and a variety of teams and experiences, the caveats of this tour:

1) One home game from every conference (arrgh Sun Belt) and one major independent (arrgh Notre Dame) is required.
2) Teams may be featured only once (although consideration is merit-based without limits)

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Can’t wait to watch June 15, 2008

Posted by City Hoops in football time.
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Headliners (NFL-potential): Will Campbell (Cass Tech), Edwin Baker (Oak Park), Chris Norman (Renaissance), Andrew Maxwell (Midland), Will Gholston (Southeastern) JR

Saturday studs (Impact D-I potential): Larry Caper (Battle Creek Central), Dion Sims (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, leaning towards basketball), Devin Gardner (Inkster) JR, James Jackson (Grand Ledge)

Sleepers (Solid D-I potential): Reid Fragel (Grosse Pointe South), Nick Hill (Chelsea) JR, Austin White (Livonia Stevenson) JR, Cameron Gordon (Inkster), Teric Jones (Cass Tech)

14 Saturdays June 15, 2008

Posted by City Hoops in Previews.
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That time again – the preseason, where hope reigns eternal. It’s also that time of year to get overly ambitious and dream about all the great football games I might be able to make it to.

If only…

Last year the plan was similarly far-fetched and it collapsed after about two weeks. My goal was to attend, in person, as many high school football games as humanly possible, supplemented by a good dose of college and pro games.

Not to say it wasn’t fun or fulfilling while it lasted but it wasn’t feasible. So why not try it again? We’ll see how many of these I can make it to, but here is, all mapped out and ready to go, a 14-week college football extravaganza, taking me through Ann Arbor, Bowling Green, East Lansing, Toledo, Ypsilanti, Kalamazoo, Madison, South Bend, Detroit and Columbus.

Hotbeds, indeed. We’ll see. (more…)