Another benefit: getting to see a side of athletes before they get too sanitized by the scrubbing of a professional franchise's car wash of publicists, coaches, and older athletes too familiar with the dangers of being too interesting for your own good. John Henderson of Tennessee used to start chants of "BLOOD MAKES THE GRASS GROW" behind the Tennessee home bench. Tim Tebow made the "call me" gesture at LSU fans after his phone number was stolen, while Will Hill put it all out on Twitter like a champion does. Darren McFadden was Darren McFadden, on and off the field, and could be nothing but Darren McFadden. Todd Reesing. My god, Todd Reesing.
Pat White? Pat preferred meowing, and probably still does.
Seven days. Get excited. Get excited right MEOW.