My thanks goes out to the sports universe for leaving us just a three-day gap between the end of the Summer Olympics and the beginning of the college football season. Yes, on Thursday the wait is over. No longer will anyone be forced to watch baseball, except perhaps if you’re sleepy on a Wednesday night.

Problem is, the first week of the college football season is typically as useless as the NFL preseason. There’s always a game or two worth a damn, but the majority of contests pit North Dakota Southern against a Top 10 powerhouse.