It’s the first Saturday of the college football season, and all of a sudden everyone’s a football fan. To prove my point, espn has been on for an unprecedented 4 straight hours today in the FOLK greenroom. Unbelievable, I know.
In honor of the new football season, many fans are returning to the fall tradition of tailgating and Saturday afternoon gatherings centered around watching your various teams play. While there is nothing wrong with this, make yourself aware that you can very easily undo an entire weeks worth of healthy decisions in one big afternoon blowout.
So, as you’re digging into your second round of BBQ and waiting on the first big upset of the day, allow me to give you permission to not sit on the couch all day watching game after game. Going for a walk between the noon and afternoon games doesn’t make you less of a fan. And honestly, there is only so much Lou Holtz and Mark May that one man can take per day. If there’s some kids around, go toss the football for a few minutes. Just find something to do for those few moments when you are not missing any game action.
So hurry up! I’m not asking you to miss any plays from your favorite teams games, but do something good for your health today in the midst of watching something that’s so good for our souls.
Hail to the Victors!