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With the season starting Aug. 25, college football fans gear up for most productive weekend of the year

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Steve rose with the dawn, put on a pot of coffee and make the kids breakfast before changing into some work clothes and hitting the yard with a fervor rarely seen. When it gets hot later in the day, he’ll retire indoors where he’ll vaccuum, do a couple of loads of laundry, replace the air filters and basically do whatever else needs to be done in a frantic rush of productivity.

He’s not normally this industrious on a Saturday, but this weekend is different. The college football season begins Aug. 25, just one week away. It’s only four games, none of which involved Power 5 teams, but that doesn’t matter. It’s football, college football to be specific. And after going more than seven months without it, any college football is worth watching. But for a whole day of non-productive time spent on the couch, a price must be paid. That price begins today.

“Studies have shown a significant spike in household productivity prior to college football season, similar to how work productivity increases right before a big vacation,” said Ned Choresworth, Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy at World Optimum Marketing Products Inc. “Home Improvement stores alone experience a more than three percent sales uptick each year. It’s a very real phenomenon, one that we have leveraged to help our clients position themselves accordingly to leverage this burning platform to their advantage.”

Choresworth encourages all consumers football fans to get out this weekend and take care of those nagging obligations, whatever they may be. Take care of your business, because one week from Saturday, your business is college football.

Poll

What will you do over the last weekend of the offseason?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Tend to the yard
    (40 votes)
  • 25%
    Spend time with loved ones I’ll soon be abandoning for four months
    (76 votes)
  • 1%
    Charity work for those less fortunate (Baylor fans)
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Paint a room in your house
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Put up a fence
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Adopt a shelter pet
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Balance your checkbook
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Make piece with that one awful neighbor
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Run a marathon
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Organize a marathon
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Travel to Marathon, Greece
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Clean out the grease trap
    (5 votes)
  • 5%
    Trap a wile boar
    (15 votes)
  • 13%
    Bore a hole in the Aggie football schedule with your eyes
    (39 votes)
  • 2%
    Schedule a dentist appointment
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Appoint a new Secretary of State
    (10 votes)
  • 24%
    State your intentions to watch football next weekend
    (73 votes)
  • 2%
    Other (tell us in the comments)
    (6 votes)
294 votes total Vote Now