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100 things you can do to make it through the 100 days before the start of the college football season

By on May 19, 2022 0

Mountain West football kicks off in 100 days. There’s still plenty of time to kill before that, though.

  • Invest in a Kickstarter, like Cash Envelopes

  • Read a college football book, like The border war by Ryan Thorburn and Robert Gagliardi

  • Get into that College football revisited video game

  • Visit a nearby National Park Service site

  • Watch the first season of the Yellowjackets

  • Take a road trip to Nevada and place some college football bets

  • Relax by a pool and work on your tan

  • Visit a local grocery store and build your own charcuterie board

  • Learn how to make a literal charcuterie board

  • Join a college football forum, like MWCBoard

  • Watch a lot of baseball

  • Try a tasty new local drink

  • Go for a walk

  • Rewatch one of your favorite games from last season

  • go fishing

  • Must watch Top Gun: Maverick

  • Discover a local festival

  • write something

  • Get out to the beach or, if you’re inland, to a lake

  • Try a local restaurant you’ve never been to before

  • Adopt a pet from a local animal shelter

  • Donate to your favorite team’s sports programs

  • Visit your local library branch

  • Take a nap

  • Create a “drawing [insert whatever you want here] until the college football season begins a challenge’ for yourself

  • Learn to play blackjack

  • Join a local recreation league

  • Sign up to get tons of gifts for your birthday

  • Update your CV

  • Find a podcast to enjoy

  • Perform at an open mic party

  • Disconnect from the internet for a while

  • Buy a Rifftrax for one of your favorite movies

  • Floss daily

  • Establish a stretching routine

  • To learn a new language

  • Brush up on your cooking skills for tailgating season

  • Create a Dungeons and Dragons character

  • Become a CFBorddle Master

  • Create the perfect music playlist for game days (or just have fun with this one)

  • Take a stadium tour

  • Find a Coke Freestyle machine and make as many drink combinations to try as you can imagine

  • Buy a graphic novel to read

  • Ask yourself if a hot dog is a sandwich

  • Play a game of True American with friends

  • Watch a video game speedrun

  • Read excerpts from a sports-themed online literary magazine, such as Boudin’s football special mini-issue, The Under Review, Clinch Lit

  • Visit a local museum

  • Check out local garage sales

  • Try making tasty vegetarian recipes

  • Start a skincare routine

  • Revisit the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order

  • Learn to throw an ax

  • Create a Sourdough Starter

  • Get a jump into planning your Halloween costume

  • Observe some birds

  • Invest in something (but not crypto)

  • Perfect your selfie game

  • Make a table

  • Offer tickets to one of your favorite team’s football matches

  • Create useful GIFs for the masses

  • Get a cameo from a Mountain West athlete, like Brian Cobbs or Xavier DuSell

  • Try Xbox Game Pass

  • Nerd at a comic book convention

  • See the night sky in all its glory

  • Visit a local farmer’s market

  • Play a round of mini golf

  • Play a real round of golf

  • Volunteer with a local organization

  • Clean up your living space

  • Clean up your inbox

  • Try as many different Oreo cookie flavors as you can find

  • Get reps in a batting cage

  • Climb a rock face

  • Support the local music scene

  • Prepare homemade fruit juices

  • Join a book club

  • Hang out at a county or state fair

  • Ride Amtrak somewhere you’ve never been before

  • Work on your 40 yard run time

  • Step up your bath game

  • Buy a new college football jersey

  • Eat the best burger in your state (and maybe the next state, if you have time)

  • Stay hydrated

  • Visit your local zoo

  • Watch a nature documentary or three

  • Go bowling

  • Buy the biggest puzzle you can find and put it together

  • Barbecue

  • Swedish a movie you like

  • Go camping

  • Support a local food truck

  • Buy a planner and get organized (or at least build your future schedule around Saturdays this fall)

  • Buy a plant and grow herbs or vegetables at home

  • Take a Udemy course and learn something new

  • learn a dance

  • Donate food and supplies to your local food pantry

  • Eat somewhere that has been featured on Dinners, drive-ins and dives

  • Go skating, whether on ice or on wheels

  • Stare at a wall and wait for August 27 to come