College football starts tonight.
I don’t even know why we are playing this season. Everyone knows God wants the Buckeyes to repeat. I mean, He was with them last year and He helped them win so I believe He will help them again this year. It’s not like He has anything else to do. Since God is for us, then He must be against every other team.
I am joking of course. I am sure God doesn’t really care about who wins or loses a game. Maybe about how you played the game, with teamwork, honesty, integrity, 100% effort, but not who wins. Using the ability He gives you to glorify Him in all you do.
Since I know God doesn’t care if the Buckeyes win, I will be sure to do all I can to guarantee that they will. I just bought my new scarlet and gray toothbrushes one week before the start of the season, like I always do. I will listen to Ohio State Pregame (listed below in songs) four times, once for each quarter, before the game. I will listen to The Buckeye Battle Cry four times, once for each quarter, exactly 30 minutes before kick-off. I will wear my lucky Ohio State shirt every game day. I will eat the exact same meals before and during the game. The only time I didn’t wear my lucky shirt last year, they lost to Virginia Tech. What I do determines whether they win or not. It is tough having the entire Buckeye Nation on my shoulders but I have to do what I have to do.
Uh-oh, I have made Ohio State football an idol. I can’t say I have ever said every Monday I have to get up and read John, Mark, Matthew or Luke. I have to thank God for today while I brush my teeth with my scarlet and gray toothbrushes. I haven’t said that exactly 30 minutes before I do anything that I have to pray about it first. I can’t say I have ever said I better not eat that because it isn’t good for me and could lead me to have problems later in life that only God could cure. I can say though that I have said I will wear a Run for God shirt or another God/Faith shirt when I run races.
Football is a game. It is not life and death. Don’t find happiness or sadness in how your team does. Don’t let a loss ruin your day or weekend. Don’t let a win give you too much excitement. Spend time with your family. In a few seasons your kids will be out of the house and you will wish you had these four months back. I’m not saying not to watch football because I will be watching. I’m saying incorporate family time into your weekends as well.
History by Lauren Alaina – new College Gameday song –
Ohio State Pregame – I don’t know who made this or what the actual name is but I have had it for a long time
Our House by Burn Halo – Big Ten Edition I made
The Shoe from The Buckeye Way Cd –
We Are Buckeyes by Joseph Allen White –
Tradition from The Buckeye Way Cd –
I’m A Buckeye by Geron T –
The Fight Song by The Ohio State Marching Band –
Dynamite – Ohio State Football Edition –
The Grind Defend the Title –
Buckeye Land from the Buckeye Way Cd –
Hang On Sloopy –
What It Means To Be A Buckeye –
Carmen, Ohio –
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Hi Robert, I’m afraid I’m never ready for football season because the Steelers are the ‘other woman’ but I love your blog.:0) I know you put a lot of effort into posting music each week for people like me to enjoy and be inspired by so, I’m nominating you for the “Encouraging Thunder Award”. Please visit my blog for details. May God bless you as you bless me.
Steelers yuck, I am a Cowboys fan for NFL. Thank you for your kind words. Thanks for the nomination. I will check it out. I am a couple days behind on my reading your blog but hope to get caught up tonight. God bless and prayers your way.
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