The good part about August is that MLB gets interesting with the playoff races, NASCAR will soon cut its field down to 10 who can win the title.
But more importantly, August opens fall practices for college football. This month coaches and fans will find out what the freshman bring to the table. They will find out what the depth chart for the new season will look like. Key position battles that will hopefully determine fall success are fought. Injuries are suffered and teams shuffle to fill the gaps.
Schools with new coaches will ramp up their enthusiasm another level. Hope springs eternal, waiting to be fulfilled during the four month season or crushed as soon as the opening kickoff sails through the air.
This is the point of no return. Football is here, pigskin is in the air.
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