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 Knigh...
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