Oh, it’s on now.

D-1 football kicks off tonight at 6 PM, with North and South Carolina meeting, so it’s time to dust off one of my favorite clips to celebrate the start of another season.

As I said when I posted it last year, “A Brit who knows next to nothing about the sport, two programs I don’t care about and I still love that clip.”

If you’re not smiling at least a little right now, I don’t know what to tell you.

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14 responses to “Oh, it’s on now.

  1. God’s sport is back! Let’s GATA, Dawgs!

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  2. BeardDawg

    I went back and watched that entire series, Stephen Fry in America, based on watching this one clip here.

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  3. SCDawg

    Love that. Was going to request you post it again. Sums up college football so well.

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  4. CannonDawg

    Is this a great country, or what?

    It’s time to tee it up between the hedges!

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  5. Union Jack

    Ha – I feel like calling into Finebaum every day for the next year and use a British accent to disparage the Iron Bowl as merely ” a local derby between amateur students” of just medium sized colleges.

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  6. AlphaDawg

    At the 2:06 mark there is a single Auburn fan behind Bama’s band that just looks thrilled to be in that particular location.

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  7. JT (the other one)

    Good stuff!

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  8. Athens Dog

    Thanks Senator. A classic

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  9. Cojones

    The game tonight is the comeback song for Chizik as D co-ord. With NC’s current troubles, this may also be the beginning of a swan song for the entire team and a school’s reputation.

    If Spurrier can’t start with a win, it will be the start of his swan song as well. Meteor game? Not really, more like the intro to a tragic play about CFB.

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  10. Russ

    Footbaw, footbaw, footbaw! I looooooooove footbaw!

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  11. Gawd save the Queen, and college footbaw…!

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  12. Gravidy

    Hell. Effin. Yes.

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  13. Ed Kilgore

    At some point every offseason I tell myself I need to give up (or at least cut back) on college football because of head injuries or economic injustice or the idiocy of the NCAA or the undermining of academics or whatever. But by this point I’m frantically counting the minutes to kickoff. As Fry indicates, it’s American irrationalism at its glorious best, with the added attraction that it brings people together across racial, religious and political lines in allegiance to where we’re from–or where we imagine ourselves being in an ideal world.

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