Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 9/25/12
This weekend is the second leg of my four-week college football road trip, which is being generously sponsored by La Quinta. The excursion could not have come at a better time for me as a sports fan. My Sports Burnout Confession I’m 31 years old. And for every second of my life that I can remember, sports have been an integral part of my life. This is the natural result of growing up the son of a football coach and having a mom who probably loves football even more than he does. Not the actual fridge magnet, but close enough. The best way I can sum it up is this: we had a magnet on our refrigerator door when I was a kid that said “Football is not a matter of life and death; it’s much more important.” This wasn’t hyperbole. In our family, and in any family where sports pay the bills, such a sentiment is undeniably true. And football wasn’t even my favorite sport growing up! I’m from Bloomington, Indiana, and we had season tickets to the IU basketball games when Bob Knight was
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