I suggest reading this in the voice of The Old Spice Guy, but that’s just me.
For college football fans, this Friday is not casual at all. As far as we’re concerned, this Friday is all business.
College football fandom is serious business, and the 2011 season is now open for business.
As our favorite teams and alma maters take the field tomorrow, we will be watching – anxiously, intently and passionately, as they begin their pursuit of a coveted national championship. And after 12, 13 or for some even 14 games, we will look back at our fall Saturdays and say, win or lose, that they were Saturdays well spent. Here’s to the college football season officially getting underway! Go ______(s)!
Thanks to fellow Matchstic intern Kelly Carnes, the Athens Man Challenge now has a t-shirt! I think it’s absolutely incredible. Let me know if you’re interested in one!
Take your average, run-of-the-mill 3.4 mile run, but add a treacherous 3/4 of a mile hill to tackle just before the finish. Now paste an ROTC course to the finish line, featuring among other things, 10 pullups, 10 dips, and a hell of a rope to climb. That sounds like fun, right? Well how’s-about we add some cherries and whipped cream on top of this extravaganza and just do the whole run carrying a cinder block. That’s what we did, and it was another wild Man Challenge Sunday!
Cradling it like a baby, one-handed at our side, bear-hugging it, on-the shoulder, and over-the-head described the way we went about lugging our 25-30 lb. friend around town. Once we were underway, it took little time for two favorites to jump out in front. Clark and Tom gained a sizable lead over the mile and a half, and there was no looking back. They took 1st and 2nd, while I finished 3rd and Jay 4th.
One thing to note about this Man Challenge came at about the 1.7 mile mark of the race, as we passed by Cali ‘N’ Titos on Lumpkin Street. Thanks to the onlookers who cheered us on as they enjoyed their delicious cubans, tacos, and plantains!
As always, if you’re interested, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know when our next one is!