Chat with the Chief: College Football vs. Productivity

It’s about that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about being back at school and get- ting ready for classes. I’m talking about college football season. In seven days, when Florida and Miami kick off, Week Zero and the start of five months of college football will officially be underway. And with that comes one of the greatest battles in life: College Football vs. Productivity.

For sports fans, the start of college football means that Saturdays are essentially booked until the start of the next calendar. However, unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn’t revolve around college football (unfortunately), and that means that work will have to be done.

Now, if you are like me and absolutely can not resist the urge to consume countless hours of America’s real pastime on your Saturday’s, there are ways around work and homework or whatever else you have going on. This includes getting the ESPN app on your phone, turning on the radio if you’re on the go or even sneaking glances at the TV while you study for that all-important chemistry final.

Of course, there is always the chance that the choice to choose college football over productivity can come back to bite you. For example, slack off on your phone looking at scores during work and you could draw the ire from you’re not-so-understanding boss, putting your job on the line.

Let’s say you decide it’s worth it to take that glance at the TV. Chances are that glance turns into you forgetting about the chemistry all together until the moment you realize that maybe watching Alabama play Southern Mississippi wasn’t a good time to spend four hours of your day.

None of this is to say that there aren’t people who can watch college football and get stuff done at the same time. However, if you are anything like me, and perhaps find college football a little bit more entertaining than algebra, then chances are one will take more of a priority over the other. It will likely be the wrong one too.

To some, college football is like a drug. It’s addictive because it’s fun and provides entertainment to a relatively dull time of the year. It’s just important to remember that there are other things going on in the world around you and maybe, just maybe they will involve taking in less football and instead devoting your energy to something else…even if it is just for one Saturday.