If you know me or follow any of my work, you know I'm a dude who loves nostalgia. What else would you expect from someone who operates a YouTube channel heavily featuring throwback highlights, never shuts up about old uniforms and retro gaming, and is currently running website promo where the link to it is called 'bring-back-bcs'?
I think it's important to keep elements of history and culture alive, especially in a today's age where everything moves so rapidly. That said, one of my biggest fears is being someone who only appreciates things from the past. The idea of being a full-fledged, "Back in my day, everything was better.." guy as I get older shakes me to the core. I don't want to be the dude saying, "Lebron was better, you don't even understand," when some kid talks about how much they love Victor Wembanyama. There's a big difference between appreciating the past, and being stuck in it. That's why I want to do my best to grow with, and appreciate changes in society, sports, and of course, college football.
College football is remarkably different than it was 15 years ago, let alone 20 or 30. It's better in some ways, and worse in others. We have access to almost every single game broadcast in some capacity now, but I can't stand how much worse the coverage of those games and the discussions around the sport have become. (Looking at you, ESPN and FOX.) I love that players have more agency than ever before through NIL and the transfer portal, but the ability to move around so freely has unquestionably led to a more hit-for-hire relationship between players and their school's fans than in the past. I think the four-team playoff is a much better way of determining a national champion than the older systems, but the people (and corporations) in charge of determining those four teams have made it even messier than the BCS. I could go on forever here, but you get the point.