Of course, this post is not directed in any form to Florida A&M Rattler fans; I’m sure they are dying to watch the Rattlers stomp the lethargic Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in the Florida Classic.
But for general observers of black college football, do you have as much excitement for the Florida Classic as you had at the beginning of the season? Personally, there are three or four classics of which I try to digest all of the media and exposure I can: the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, the Bayou Classic, the Turkey Day Classic, and the Florida Classic.
But this year, I’m not so amped up about the Florida Classic as I normally would be. BC is terrible. They’ve shown some improvement over the last few games, but they are still likely to lose by a touchdown or three to the Rattlers. You never know; defensively, the Rattlers haven’t looked the same since the Miami game. It could be a slippery slope for the Rattlers in the biggest rivalry game of the year.
But even if Bethune-Cookman did manage to pull the upset over FAMU, it would be kind of a let down for a black college football nation rooting for the Rattlers to win out and possibly secure an at-large berth in the FCS Playoffs.
So, does the Florida Classic still matter this year? Are you as excited, and as likely to spend your money going to the game?
Or are you now wishing you checked out the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando?