The growth of football in the U.S. is no more evident than right here in Indiana. Basketball might’ve owned this state for the better part of a century, but I’d put it and football on the same level right now. It isn’t just the Colts and Notre Dame, either. Max Preps ranked Indianapolis as the third-best metro for high school football in the country, and if you attend high school games, you know the enthusiasm that’s there on Friday night, in towns big and small.
I love Butler basketball and watching Tiger Woods, so I have a cushion to absorb the hard fall that comes with the conclusion of the Super Bowl each year. Still, as someone who played and coached football, and has seen the sport in nearly a third of the states in the U.S., I do feel that crash when it happens.
But, that’s five months away. Until then, may your fantasy football wishes and Super Bowl dreams come true … unless they conflict with mine.
—-Brent Glasgow writes for the Hendricks County Flyer and Westside Flyer. He can be reached by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (317) 272-5800, ext. 190.