In a season when everyone’s sense of charity is being tested, it’s hard to make another ask. We know that. You’re giving here, you’re giving there, you’re saving up in order to give to yet another charity that you know you’ll have to give to eventually. The college football community, in so many ways, is a giving one. We know that, and we appreciate that.
We also know that people don’t like being singled out to give, particularly the wealthy. It’s uncomfortable to be pointed out as fortunate. However, the well-off are fortunate, and often blessed with not only more than they need to live very comfortably, but more than they could ever spend. As much as they would like to be left alone to live behind fences, the fabric of our society depends on their charity. A wave of their hand in the direction of kindness is enough to float the boats of hundreds, if not thousands of the less fortunate.
This week, we’d like to single out one wealthy gentleman in particular for a donation.
There are teams with two wins, and one win, and three wins in college football right now. Wake Forest, understand this: Four wins is a blessing, even if the last one was a one point win over App State, and the other three were over pretty lackluster competition, and you know what: That’s beside the point. Wake Forest has four wins, and Florida State has zero, and that is where we’re starting here.
Because realistically, Wake, the goal is to get to a bowl. With Syracuse, Duke, NC State, and Notre Dame still on the schedule, you’re already well on your way to the mid-tier holiday junket of your choice. Anything past that is greed, and at the very least one could spare a single loss so that your less fortunate brothers at Florida State can claim a win after a blighted start to the 2017 season.
It’s just one. But it’s more than they have now, and charity is all relative, Demon Deacons. Give Florida State a win, and Florida will match. We don’t really have the power to do that, mind you, but given recent history it’s probably going to happen anyway, so we might as well make it look like we did it on purpose.