While January brings many good and fun things in 2021, there is an undeniable downside. Sure, we get to welcome in a new year, a new President of the United States, even the beginning of COVID-19 vaccinations. However, as former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker points out, we say goodbye to football season.
As Darius Rucker told The Country Daily, the world really does revolve around football, not the Sun as scientists have led you to believe. “For me, there are two times a year, man,” Rucker said. “Football season and waiting for football season.”
Darius Rucker and the Love of Football
Darius Rucker, the South Carolina native, has always loved football. Back in 2010, he teamed up with Athlon Sports to make “Endzone Obsessed,” a sort of fantasy football kind of game. Even since he was a kid, he has always had an obsession with the true American sport.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve loved football,” Darius Rucker said. “I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. I love college football, but for me watching pro football is better because the speed is so much more.”
Football is also the main reason that Thanksgiving is such a huge holiday for Darius Rucker and his family. “Thanksgiving Day is my favorite sports day of the year,” he said. “It’s crazy how much football you get to watch (laughs) on Thanksgiving Day, so I really like that a lot. Thanksgiving is big for me.”
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And What a Football Season It Has Been
While we may be coming to the end of the line for the 2020 football season, we’ve certainly gotten more than we bargained for. With all sports dealing with COVID-19 restrictions, for a time we didn’t even know if we would get football season. We would have been in the Darius Rucker “waiting for football season” for almost two years.
Not only did we get a football season, but we also got a very exciting one. In the NFL this year, we saw the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills win playoff games for the first time since the 1990s, we saw Tom Brady and Drew Brees face off three times in one season, but most importantly, we saw an entire league overcome a pandemic and come together to play football.