I am NOT a sports fan. However, I am a college football fan!
Just what does that mean? Well, it means I don’t really care about sports in-general. Sure, I watch SportsCenter like everyone else, but if it’s not college football, then I can only get so excited about it.
I currently live in Texas. I grew up in a family of Texas Aggies and have always followed A&M on the gridiron. However, my passion for college football transcends any one team. I can watch just about any college football game no matter what schools are playing (if you don’t believe me, just ask my wife).
It has been my experience that most fans watch the ranked teams and big match-ups. I watch those games too, of course; but I will watch any match-up with the same enthusiasm that others can only muster for the big Saturday night games.
I received two undergraduate degrees and my masters degree from Texas A&M University. I then worked for an NFL franchise before returning “home” to work in the Athletic Department at A&M. After several years at A&M, I left in order to open my own business which I successfully ran for about four years. Finally, I moved to Houston Texas in order to attend law school and now work full-time as an attorney; while spending my free time “playing” amateur college football columnist. I also vote in several major college football awards, which I take more seriously than the presidential election.
Before I started this blog, I had previously been involved in several college football projects. For example, I started my own blog, I have written for others on their blogs, I vote in a Top 25 poll, and I was even a cfb podcast co-host for a while. But, outside of college football, I have many interests that range from reading, to history, to law, to cigars, to travel, and many other topics. I don’t usually come across a subject that I find completely boring (except for baseball). I think my broad spectrum of interests is why I enjoy writing so much. I can’t really claim to be a “good” or “decent” writer; but I do enjoy trying to be.
Speaking of “trying to be a good writer;” that is why I started the “One Point Safety” blog. I really enjoy the many great college football blogs out there and they have inspired me to start this one. I have found that writing and blogging is a great way for me to further enjoy college football; while it also serves as a way for me to try and improve my writing style and technique.
I hope that you find my blogging/writing enjoyable, interesting, informative, different, entertaining, horrible, awful, or all of the above. (In fact, even if you hate it, I just hope you keep coming back for more.)
PS – Feel free to leave me some feedback. Let me know how I am doing or how I can improve!
PSS – I wanted to note that I am pro-BCS and anti-playoff (kind of). I know, I am probably the only person (besides the BCS Commissioner) who feels this way, but I figured I should lay it out there. I plan on writing more about this in the future, and making a case for why the BCS is a better system, so until then, I will spare you the details.
In response to MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn giving the returning Iranian hostages lifetime baseball passes; Beano Cook asked, “Haven’t they suffered enough?”
- Beano Cook (1981)
BleacherReport.com Page: http://bleacherreport.com/users/1047-travis-normand
Campusology Blog: http://blogs.texags.com/blogs/campusology/default.aspx
LOAC Blog: http://LawOfArmedConflict.wordpress.com
- Texas A&M QB Club
- Houston TD Club
- Maxwell Football Club
[CFB Award Voter]
- Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
- FWAA All-America Team*
- And a few others…
- College Football Historical Society
- TexAgs.com (Blog & Podcast Co-Host)
- PhilSteele.com (Blog)
- HeismanPundit.com: 2005 Season – Weekly Heisman survey
[Credentialed & Covered Events]
- Heisman Winners Association (HWA) dinner – 2007, 2008, and 2009.
- Texas A&M at Miami (original Orange Bowl) – 2007
- Texas A&M vs. Cal (2006 Holiday Bowl)
[CFB Facilities Visited]
- Texas A&M
- Texas State
- New Mexico
* My vote in these awards is part of the overall selection process and is submitted to a committee that decides the actual winner.