I realize I’m TFTB’s resident college football writer, and that the combine was just this past weekend. However, there was a much more important topic that arose today, so I’m just going to give you the condensed version of what happened at the combine:

Kyler Murray didn’t throw, DK Metcalf is a Greek god (unless you ask him to do the cone drill), the Ohio State position players are crazy fast, and Devin White is really f*****g quick for a linebacker.

Now that we’re done with that, the Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer was released today. If you don’t enjoy what many consider the greatest television show of all time, I (barely) respect your opinion and wish you a good day. However, for the rest of you intellectuals out there, this article is for you.

The latest trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 was released just a few hours ago, and holy f**k, I can’t wait. And yes, there are some spoilers, so if you plan on getting caught up before the new season comes out, stop reading RIGHT now.

Sorry, I just need a second for my pocket rocket to calm down a bit.

If you think I’m a sad little nerd for getting this excited about it, I guess you just don’t understand good television. GoT has it all: action, suspense, betrayal, love, jealousy, politics, and big ass mythical creatures. What more could you want? It will go down as one of the greatest TV phenomenons in history, and no one can argue with that.

My GoT fandom goes way back. I was a freshman in college when some of my buddies started watching the series from the beginning. I knew a ton of people watched the show, but I hadn’t gotten into it yet. I sat through season 1, which was good, but I didn’t 100% understand what all the obsession was about. However, once I saw Ned Stark, who was basically the show’s main character through season one, get f*****g beheaded, I was HOOKED. Absolutely no one was safe, and it made for amazing TV. Since then, I’ve seen the entire series 4 times through. I recently watched all seven seasons in the span of four weeks, just because I knew season 8 was coming out soon (relax, I’m still in college, I still have the time to binge shows like that).

One other piece of information was also released to the public regarding GoT Season 8:

According to a new feature in Entertainment Weekly, one of the six final episodes will contain the “longest consecutive battle sequence ever committed to film.” Filming for this epic episode was done over the course of 11 weeks with primarily night shoots, which meant the stars were sometimes going to bed at seven o’clock in the morning.

Insider

If the final battle scene in the series actually took ELEVEN weeks to film, we’re in for a damn show. I mean, I already thought the Battle of the Bastards was as good as it gets, but it sounds like this final battle will make that look like child’s play.

There are a bunch of other questions that need answered in the final season:

  • Will the ice dragon be too much for the armies of Westeros?
  • Will Jaime Lannister reclaim his title of “Kingslayer” and be forced to kill Cersei?
  • Is Tyrion Lannister actually a Targaryen?
  • How will Jon Snow react to the fact that he accidentally f****d his aunt?

  • Will Bran stop being such a know-it-all creep?
  • Will Podrick’s legendary twig and berries finally be shown to the audience?

As if I weren’t already excited enough, the Season 8 premier is on April 14th, which also happens to be Masters Sunday.

So we’ll be rolling right from the 18th hole at Augusta to the Game of Thrones premiere?

Just how torqued am I? About as torqued as Lou Holtz on an October Saturday:

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