Where We're Coming From With 'Where We Come From'

This post is sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011.

There are two widely anticipated days in the offseason that I can think of for a lot of college football fans: One is the day your favorite annual comes out (Phil Steele here, of course); the other is the day that EA Sports' NCAA Football game is released.

And to mark the release next week of NCAA Football 2011, EA Sports asked to sponsor a series of posts here and at other SB Nation blogs around our network. They don't have editorial control over what we write -- that's our call -- other than asking us to write about college football fans and fandom. Which is what we write about directly or indirectly most of the time at Team Speed Kills anyway, so it's not that much of a stretch.

Year2 and I will each share our thoughts each day on some of those fan topics from now until the release of the game a week from tomorrow. (Makes the game and the season sound so close, doesn't it?) We'll look both at fans of particular teams and something I've been wanting to write about for a while now: being a fan of the SEC, a concept that seems foreign to folks north of the Mason-Dixon line and some of them south of it.

Tuesday: All-Time Favorite Team
Wednesday: Tailgating Traditions
Thursday: All-Time Favorite Players
Friday: Most Memorable Moments
Monday: Expectations for the 2010 Season
Tuesday: The Game

At the same time, we encourage everyone to let us know each day what you think about the topics -- how you can be be a fan of your team (today's topic, more on that in a few moments) and every other day's subject.

And of course we'll have all the usual content this week -- which is Auburn week, by the way.

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