Our National Nightmare Is Almost Over — We’re 39 Days Away From College Football

David Hookstead | Contributor

America is only 39 days away from college football from returning to this great land.

Summer can become a drag when it comes to sports, but our long national nightmare of not having football on television is a little more than a month away from being over.

The first game of the season will be played August 26 between Hawaii and and Massachusetts. Now, this isn’t exactly the greatest game in the history of college football to get things started. But after a break of nearly nine months from football, I think I can speak for the rest of America when I say we’ll take just about anything at this point.

Hell, I’d settle from some high-level division III football in July at this point.

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 15: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Luckily, only a few days after August 26 we’ll get some real games in the first weekend. Wisconsin opens under the lights for a Friday night game September 1, Michigan plays Florida that Saturday, Alabama will square up with Florida State and LSU will face off against BYU. It’s not the greatest opening weekend in the history of college football, but it’ll certainly wet the whistle.

There are plenty of interesting storylines to follow for this season. Can Alabama get back to the national championship game? The Big Ten is hands down the best conference in the country, but who will walk away with the conference championship? Can quarterback Sam Darnold get USC a national championship and himself a Heisman?

These questions will begin to get answers in 39 days. In the meantime, hold your friends and family close, make sure your grill is ready to go and make sure you have plenty of beer on ice.

We’re almost there America. We’ve almost endured the offseason of college football.

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