first_imgThe shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday afternoon not only rocked the entertainment industry, it send shock waves shuddering into the world of professional sports. Hussle, 33, was shot at his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, according to the Washington Post. In addition to his music, he was engaged in the Los Angeles community. He clearly connected on an emotional level with athletes.One of those athletes is the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, shown in the video below purporting …last_img read more

first_imgElectric eels are inspiring a new generation of fuel cells.  Science Daily reported that a remarkable fusion of engineering and biology may lead to tiny electronic devices that run on biology’s own energy currency, ATP.  “Engineers long have known that great ideas can be lifted from Mother Nature, but a new paper by researchers at Yale University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) takes it to a cellular level.”    The voltage-generating cells in an electric eel are called electrocytes.  They work by pumping sodium and potassium ions in and out of the cell membrane through specially designed channels or gates (see 01/17/2002).  The cells are then stacked in series, to build up voltage, and in parallel, to build up current.  The result?  An electric eel can generate 600 volts – enough to knock a horse off its feet (see National Geographic).  Electric eels and other forms of electric fish use their powers primarily at lower levels for navigation (05/05/2004), communication, and even courtship (see 06/20/2007, bullet 5).    The Yale-NIST team is using a “systems biology” approach (08/21/2003), considering the overall context of function, to understand and build on biological technology.  Of seven types of channels in the cell membrane, the specifications of each are being examined: reaction time, density in the membrane, and more.  “Nerve cells, which move information rather than energy, can fire rapidly but with relatively little power,” the article said, whereas “Electrocytes have a slower cycle, but deliver more power for longer periods.”  Tweaking the specs in engineering models allow bio-engineers to optimize voltage production for human applications.    The article not only ignored evolution completely, it seemed positively fixated on design.  “Applying modern engineering design tools to one of the basic units of life, they argue that artificial cells could be built that not only replicate the electrical behavior of electric eel cells but in fact improve on them,” the body of the story began.  David LaVan, NIST engineer, put it this way: “Do we understand how a cell produces electricity well enough to design one—and to optimize that design?”  This is reverse engineering – which implies intelligent design.  An engineer has to see and appreciate design to want to emulate it.    In this case, engineers don’t have to copy the design with their own components made from scratch, as with gecko-foot tape (see 12/06/2006, 06/20/2007.)  They can take parts from existing off-the-shelf technology and adapt it for human-designed applications.  They can use engineered proteins to build membranes.  They can tailor bacteria or mitochondria (cellular powerhouses) to produce ATP for energizing the reactions.  They can modify electrocytes to produce continuous electrical current instead of pulses.    An interesting question comes to mind.  If an extraterrestrial engineer were to land in the lab and study the eel and the biological electronics designed by humans, would it know where the evolution stops and the intelligent design begins?Answer: yes, it would know that evolution stopped at the science door and intelligent design produced the whole show.  Evolution as a concept would be the trash can for explaining mistakes and degeneration.    “Nerve cells … move information rather than energy.”  Did you catch that?  Your body is wired for the intranet as well as for power.  Let CEH help empower you to get good information flowing.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supporting proposed improvements to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and noting the importance of the program for both the environment and domestic and global food security.“NFU appreciates USDA’s work to improve the efficacy of CRP and stands ready to provide any support or assistance that would be helpful to the program,” Johnson said. “The CRP program not only benefits the environment, but it also adds substantially to U.S. and international food security by safeguarding land that can be used in emergency circumstances.”Johnson highlighted changes that USDA has proposed to improve the program, including the inclusion of an “infeasible to farm” provision and the allowance of farmers to transfer land from CRP to the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) without penalty.“The inclusion of an “infeasible to farm” provision will allow farmers to enroll an entire field as long as at least 75 percent of the field qualifies,” Johnson said. “Also, allowing farmers to transfer land from CRP to ACEP without penalty gives participating producers more freedom to utilize the conservation program that best suits their land. These changes strengthen the program by opening it up to more farmers, allowing USDA to secure the best conservation results possible.”Johnson also affirmed NFU’s longtime support for conservation programs. “Family farmers and ranchers have historically been our best soil and water conservationists when given the economic incentive and flexibility necessary to do so,” he said. “NFU supports the objectives of the conservation plan being used to reduce and control wind and water erosion, prevent non-point source pollution, and enhance the soil and water capacities of the land.”last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed IngredientsThere are many factors that affect the futures market. It’s easy to rationalize why the market could be headed for a rally or a decline at any given time.  Last week I discussed the reasons to be bearish or bullish corn.  This week I discuss beans. Reasons To Be Bearish:The most massive carryout in bean history – currently at 950 million bushelsGood weather throughout much of Brazil for most of the growing seasonThe Brazil harvest is beginning this week and will be in full swing before the end of JanuaryLack of adequate storage requires South America to move their beans shortly after harvestChina has not bought many US beans this yearThe Asian Swine Flu in China could be much worse than stated and demand for soybeans could be greatly reducedChina claims to have found substitutes for soy in their pork dietsChina has adequate stocks of soybeans and could wait a year to replenish their supply without buying US productionLast year Argentina had one of the worst droughts in 40 years. This year weather has been better and larger crops are expected.China bought beans twice in the last 2 weeks and the market went down both timesReasons To Be Bullish:Beans continue to trade higher than many have predictedMany beans here in the US found storage in every nook, cranny and silage bag availableIt’s possible there could be a political solution to the trade tariff issue and it could include China buying much more if not all of their beans from the US for the next year or two to help with the trade imbalanceParts of Brazil have seen some dry weather and there is some debate as to how much production will have been effectedArgentina has many more weeks than Brazil until harvest and weather could still impact production thereThe rest of the world could still buy US beans even if China doesn’tThe Dreaded Margin Call And Why I Don’t Fear ItLast week I discussed the benefits of selling straddles or calls on a portion of my corn production.  When setting up trades I always know all possible outcome if the market goes up, down or sideways.  In the example provided last week, if the market rallies, I might be forced to sell corn futures for $3.99 against the March for my ’18 crop, which I’m comfortable doing with what I know today. I also have orders working to sell more of my 2019 crop, so that if the market rallies my sales targets will hit. However, if the market rallies those positions will likely put me into a situation where I’ll have to make margin call on some, or hopefully all, of my sold production.Misconceptions Concerning Margin CallRecently a market analyst said he would never short a call because if the market rallies significantly the seller would have unlimited margin call.  He went on to say there was no way to protect yourself against this type of situation.  He tried to scare farmers into thinking they would go broke making these types of trades.He then talked about how farmers will lose money chasing a position that goes against them and how they will lose money in both directions.  While that could happen it would only be the case if the farmer was chasing a position trade, which sounds highly speculative to me. I would never put myself into a position where I would have to chase the market on a rally, because I’m completely fine limiting my upside potential on some of my production in exchange for guaranteed premium now.Do You Ever Trade Out Of Your Positions If The Market Moves Against You?No I don’t.  As I have said many times before, when I place a trade I’m comfortable with all outcomes. If I’m not comfortable with an outcome then I don’t place the trade to begin with.  I hope I’m forced to sell some of my grain on any calls and straddles I sale because that means the market rallied.  Aren’t You Afraid Of Margin Call If The Market Rallies Then?Margin call makes a lot of farmers wince and keeps many from selling options or even making forward sales using futures.Sadly, these farmers (and apparently that analyst), don’t realize they are removing an important marketing tool out of their grain marketing tool box.  Eliminating margin call is like telling a baseball player to not swing at anything IN the strike zone.  A player may do alright swinging at questionable pitches, but they increase their odds on missing and striking out.  Just as it sounds silly to tell a baseball player to not swing at strikes, it sounds silly to me to tell farmers not to hedge their grain using futures or selling calls because they don’t want to pay margin call.Why Should Farmers Not Fear Margin Call?As a true hedger, I don’t like calling it a “margin call,” because that term is most often associated with speculators. A speculator making a margin call is in a bad financial situation because a trade has gone against them.  I’m not a speculator because I have the underlying commodity to cover any sale I’m making. I’m a hedger and that is a major difference when looking at grain marketing and risk management decisions.  A true hedger making a “margin call” is more accurately just making a finance decision.  It’s not a bad thing. Let me explain.Margin Calls For Hedgers Are Typically A Net Neutral (Neither A Gain Or Loss)When using the futures market to hedge or sell grain, it doesn’t really matter if I have to make a margin call.  Following is an example:Let’s say December futures are $4/bu in June and I sell some December corn futures because that seems like a great value to sell some corn.  Then in August corn rallies due to a huge weather scare and December corn increases to $6/bu.  Margin call means I have to have the difference between what I have my grain sold for in futures ($4), and the current CBOT futures price ($6).  So, in this example I would need to make a $2/bu margin call to my futures trading account.This part frightens farmers, because that can be a lot of money.   But, there is no reason to be worried, because I’m not losing that money.Why?Let’s assume that I will harvest my grain in October and take it to the elevator. For simplicity, let’s also assume the price in October is still the same as it was in August – $6. (the actual price in October would not really matter because the final outcome will be the same at any price level). So, I sell my grain for $6/bu cash to the elevator and they hand me a check for $6/bu. At the same time I sell to the elevator, I buy futures back in my hedge account for $6/bu.  This buy back keeps me net neutral on my hedged position. I had already sold in June when I picked a value I wanted for my grain.  The important part of this example was when I sold the corn for a cash contract, I immediately bought the same amount of bushels back in my hedge account, otherwise I would have become a speculator. I always have to keep my position net neutral on bushels when I sell my crops for cash and have a futures position.  Remember, I’m not a speculator, but instead just a hedger. In this case I got out of my hedges as I sold the grain for cash and delivered the grain to the end user. Even if I think futures can move up or down I have to take the position off when I make the cash sale.  Not doing so crosses the line from being a hedger to a speculator instantly.Now, when I combine my hedge account and the check for the physical grain from the elevator, I lose $2/bu in my futures account, but I still sold the corn for $6/bu cash. This is where I net out $4/bu between the two accounts, which is where I originally made my sale. At the time I sold in June I thought I was making a good sale. This is also the point where I have got back all of my margin call money. It came in the check for the physical grain which was sold for way more than my original planned sale.  That premium offsets the loss in the hedge account and fully pays down the margin call amount in the account.I Don’t Have Cash Just Lying Around To Make Margin Call Payments. This Sounds Bad.Most farmers don’t have a lot of cash laying around.  Farmers hedging grain need to work with their bankers. When I work with farmers, I work with their bankers first to make sure the banker understands the plan and to set up a path for margin calls as a part of a hedging position.  This is a low risk loan for bankers, so they are usually extremely supportive.  Many bankers will set up what is called a hedging line that is related, but separate from the operating note.In the above example I sold futures in June and delivered at harvest (4 months later).  If the rally didn’t start until August, it would mean a $2/bu loan for 3 months (August to October).  With a typical interest rate of 5.5% on a hedging or operating loan, this means only 2.75 cents/bu interest for the margin call for those 3 months (math = $2 x 5.5% / 12 months for a monthly rate x 3 months).Why Would I Even Do This Then? I Could Have Just Sold Grain To My Elevator And Not Worried About Margin Call.If corn rallies due to a major drought, you can’t take advantage of increasing basis levels and other premium opportunities unless you use futures contracts or if one uses Hedge To Arrive contracts (HTA’s). For instance, in 2012 (a drought year), I received $.80/bu more for my corn in the form of basis with what I sold using futures than farmers who sold corn for a flat price to an end user the same day as me and took the cash price quoted on presells before harvest. Why Not Use An HTA And Let Someone Else Make My Margin Call?There are several reasons:–       Benefit #1 – Costs Are About The Same – I prefer to carry my own hedge because the cost of an HTA is approximately the same price as I will have in my futures brokerage and the interest on a huge margin call. HTA’s costs vary with end users, but they range from 0-8 cents with most in the 3-5 cent range. So in the above example I might have 2.75 cents of interest and 1 cent in commissions to my broker to make the trade.  Basically it’s the same cost as what my elevator charges me to handle an HTA and that is assuming a $2/bu margin call. If I have only a 50 cent margin call all year then I’m way ahead to handle my own hedge as to paying someone else more to carry my hedge. ($.50 x 5.5% / 12 months for a monthly rate x 3 months = about ¾ of a cent of total interest)–       Benefit #2 – I’m Not Locked Into Any One End User.  It allows me to go with the end user who is paying the most at, or any time after, harvest.  It’s not uncommon to see end users have 10-20 cent pushes in their bid in years with short production and large margin calls after harvest is complete to grain not already locked in with an HTA or stored at the end users facility. I want to be able to take advantage of this premium in the market. I can’t guarantee where the best bid will be 3-6 months in advance so locking my grain up with an end user now is not something I want to do. This year with the delayed harvest I saw farmers who were able to ship corn in late November directly from the field at much better basis prices than what farmers were getting in early October.  The market is always changing and having complete control over my own bushels allows me to take advantage of every available opportunity.–       Benefit #3 – Easier To Get Out Of Sales If I’m Short On Production.  If I am unable to produce corn (e.g. due to weather), it’s easier to get out of sales by moving them forward with futures to the next year I will produce grain.  Most of the time I can actually capture a profit doing this.  If I have to ask an end user to be let out of contracts, be it cash trades or HTA’s, there will probably be a penalty price. Even if the end user offers to move the sales to the following year for free that is a huge loss to me because usually there is extremely good carry in the corn market from one year to the next. This year there was over a 40 cent premium to move sales from ’18 to ’19. In the past 30 years there have been only 3 years where there wasn’t eventually a carry in the corn market (95/96, 11/12, and 12/13). Even in those years end users weren’t likely to move the sales forward at the same price.  They probably charged the difference of the spread between crop years.–       Benefit #4 – More Flexibility – For example, in 2012 when the market rallied above $7, some elevators refused to place more HTAs and in a few cases made farmers set basis on HTAs already traded when basis was near their lowest/widest value.  This happened because these elevators didn’t secure large enough lines of credit from their banks and were forced to liquidate their position.  I don’t want to have my profits reduced because of somebody else’s failure to plan ahead.  I want to be in control of my money, my bushels, and my profits.Myth – Making A Margin Call Is BadMany farmers may be shocked by this, but making a margin call can be a GOOD thing.  Here’s why….Typically, I don’t price all of my corn at one time, and I doubt most farmers do either.  I usually hold some back for potential market rallies.  As described above, I have to pay margin call on all of my priced or sold grain with every rally.  But, this means the corn I haven’t priced or sold yet is now worth more.  ALL future unsold grain is now worth more.  Since I plan to farm well into the future, I have more corn to sell, maybe not this year, but next year I will.   ***Margin call means corn you haven’t priced or sold is worth more. Embrace it.***I Understand That The Math Makes Sense, But I’m Still Too Scared Of The Margin Call.Many of the farmers I have worked with expressed reservations and fear the first year as they cut several $5,000-$10,000 margin call checks during the months of June and July (despite knowing they will eventually get it back).  It can be a lot of money.  However, once they saw that not only did they get the money back later, but they also had more opportunity at improved basis levels than their neighbor, who didn’t use futures. Typically after the first year those farmers wonder why they didn’t start using futures sooner and embrace margin call.Don’t let your fear of margin calls keep you from using the biggest marketing tool there is to hedge your grain and take advantage of market opportunities.  Savvy farmers understand it and use the tools that are available to increase profits and minimize risk.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. 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first_imgWith farmers’ bodies up in arms against stray cattle menace in Punjab, The Opposition Aam Aadmi Party has now also decided to take up the issue. The party plans to highlight the issue in the upcoming budget session of the Assembly.“The State government has failed to find a solution to the menace, the government collects cow cess and other taxes in the name of taking care of stray animals but the problem continues to grow,” said Harpal Singh Cheema, the Leader of the Opposition.“We will bring a calling attention motion on the issue during the budget session. People want to know how the money, which is being collected as cess, is being utilised by the government,” he said.Mr. Cheema said that it is the sole responsibility of the State government to protect the lives and belongings of people but unfortunately it has turned a deaf ear towards the problems of the people.Meanwhile, angry over damage to their crops by stray cattle, several farmers of Pedhni village in Sangrur district, under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), reached the Deputy Commissioner’s office last week with stray cattle loaded on tractor-trailers. They were adamant on releasing them on the office premises. The local authorities, however, finally managed to pacify them.Other farmers’ outfits have also been demanding that the State government solve the problem which has been causing difficulty not just to farmers but others as well.Pargat Singh, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Sidhupur) chief patron of Rupnagar, told The Hindu that even after repeated requests made to the State government the menace of stray cattle continues. Concrete steps sought“They (cattle) destroy our standing crops and we are helpless. Be it sugarcane, wheat, potato or seasonal vegetables, stray cattle damage the crop in almost every season. The government should take concrete steps to solve the problem otherwise we will be forced to start an agitation,” he said.Expressing concern over the problem, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had last week admitted during a meeting that stray cattle was now posing a major threat.last_img read more

first_imgOdisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik attacked the BJP-led Central government at a series of election campaign meetings in Bolangir and Kandhamal parliamentary constituencies on Thursday.Mr. Patnaik first addressed a public meeting at Biramaharajpur under the Bolangir parliamentary constituency. From there he reached the Kandhamal parliamentary constituency to address public meetings at Purunakatak, Kantamal, Daringbadi and Phiringia.At all public meetings, he alleged that the Centre was conspiring to stop the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of the State government that has already benefited 40 lakh peasants. The Chief Minister promised that on the first day of his next government, two instalments of the scheme worth ₹10,000 will be disbursed to farmers who have not benefited so far.Mr. Patnaik criticised the Central government for failing to keep its promise of doubling the minimum support price of paddy. He asked why the Centre had stopped financing the State’s KBK Yojana and scholarship funds for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students. At meetings in Kandhamal district, he lamented that even after the State government had provided land and support, railway tracks have not reached the area.Pradhan’s counterAddressing public meetings at Khallikote and Kavisuryanagar under the Aska parliamentary constituency, BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit out at Mr. Patnaik for saying the BJD will play a crucial role in government formation at the Centre if there was a fractured mandate. Mr. Pradhan asked why the Odisha CM wants a weak government at the Centre that cannot give a fitting reply to terrorists and enemies. He alleged that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants a strong government at the Centre, leaders such as Mr. Patnaik and those of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ wanted a weak government for their own gains.last_img read more

first_imgHaryana became national men’s hockey champions when they defeated Karnataka 2-1 in a fast-paced final here on Sunday.It was billed as a contest within the contest between the two ace drag-flickers, Karnataka’s VR Raghunath and Haryana’s Sandeep Singh. But it was the stocky Mandeep Antil who made the difference getting a sizzling winner for Haryana midway into the second half.Karnataka were over- reliant on Raghunath for their goals but though he slammed one to draw his team level, they did not give him any other opportunity to lay his stick on the ball on the other three penalty corners.It was a match worthy of a final, watched by a large and vocal crowd at the Aishbagh Stadium.The persistent drizzle at the start of the game did not affect their enthusiasm.Raghunath and Sandeep were vying for the tag of the tournament’s highest scorer, and the latter drew level on that count when he slammed home the team’s first penalty corner into the roof of the net in the 13th minute, giving Karnataka and India goalkeeper Bharat Chetri no chance.However, the custodian made amends soon after when he not only stopped Sandeep’s scorching shot, but also thwarted two subsequent rebounds in a display of brave and agile goalkeeping.Raghunath also made his presence felt with an assured defensive display, precise tackling and good passing.Karnataka had a golden opportunity to draw level in the 26th minute, but Amar Aiyamma’s good work down the left side of the circle and centre were wasted by KM Somanna. However, it did not take too long for Karnataka to draw level after the break.advertisementTheir third penalty corner was finally stopped, allowing Raghunath to find the bottom right corner of Jasbir Singh’s cage.Antil got a chance to put Punjab ahead once again but with only Chetri to beat, his reverse hit went over the target.There were chances at the other end as well with Prabhjot Singh, more active in the second period, setting up Hariprasad who shot wide.Chetri made a good save from Sher Singh’s shot, but Antil soon made the decisive impact.Receiving the ball on the top of the circle, he dribbled into position before slamming a reverse hit past a surprised Chetri.After regaining the lead, Punjab were content to sit back and attack. Karnataka had to go all out for the equaliser, but Deepak Thakur could not control Prabhjot’s pass inside the circle.Luck also seemed to desert the team from the southern state when Aiyamma’s shot from Thakur’s pass hit the frame.”It was a tough game and if Karnataka had capitalised on their opportunities, we could have been in trouble,” Sandeep said after the match.Sardar was relieved that his team improved upon their display in the semi- final. ” It depends on performance on any given day.Yesterday, we had to go to a tiebreaker but today, we had a good performance against tough opponents,” the Haryana skipper said.Punjab finish thirdPrabhdeep Singh scored a brace as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 4- 1 to secure third spot. Prabhdeep opened the scoring in the third minute off his team’s first penalty corner.Their lead was shortlived with Bikash Toppo equalising eight minutes later. Punjab upped the ante after the break as Baljinder Singh converted a penalty corner in the 43rd minute. Prabhdeep’s strike in the 51st put Punjab in control while Akashdeep Singh put the finishing touches with four minutes to go.last_img read more

first_imgAs the admission process to undergraduate courses at Delhi University (DU) for the session 2014-15 is all set to begin from June 2, 2014,  it advised students to fill the actual marks obtained in their board exams and not to deduct or add marks, as per news reports.  Also, as per the admission guidelines this year, the university has notified that if a student, who has not studied a particular subject in class 12 , wants to study the subject then there would be a deduction of two per cent from the aggregate of best-four subjects.For instance, in the case of students who studied elective English, they would have an advantage of two per cent.A DU official said that the university guidelines require students to fill in the actual marks obtained and leave it to colleges to deduct or add marks. Besides, the university informed students to fill in the names of all five subjects they have studied in the optical mark recognition (OMR) forms.Students who have cleared their class 12 board exams and are interested in pursuing UG programmes from the university can obtain the registration forms from the dedicated registration centers till June 16, 2014.There are 77 colleges under the varsity of Delhi University. These colleges will bring out five cut-off lists for the general category and the first list will be out on June 24, the day admissions begin.Candidates can apply for admissions to undergraduate programmes both online and offline. With the introduction of centralised admission process, there will be no sale of forms in individual colleges, except for those candidates applying under sports and extracurricular activities categories.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard: Arrogant to claim I’ll succeed Klopp at Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard has dismissed claims he is guaranteed to succeed Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.The former Reds captain has been able to revive Rangers in his first season in charge.And he says: “It’s not because you’ve been a brilliant player that you have a divine right to become the next coach. It is not because you are popular with fans that you are the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he leaves. “It’s really presumptuous. I cannot wait to succeed with the Rangers. I understood the importance of the club and the expectations of its supporters, who want success. I committed myself to it. “I give everything and focus on my work, which focuses all my attention.” last_img read more

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)It is a Saturday morning, and while many of us our enjoying the kickoff of the Premiere League, we’re even more pumped that in a few weeks we’ll be watching the end of College GameDay and getting ready to watch football from noon until we can’t keep out eyes open. Clemson is amped up for the start of the season, and dropped a very cool Instagram hype video to celebrate. It’s title? “Soon.” That’s a sentiment we can all get behind. The Tigers open their season with a 12:30 matchup against Wofford on September 5. We’re so close to football season, everyone. Hang in there.last_img read more