Hello! My name is Michael Vale and I am the new college football writer here at The Lynq. I am originally from St. Charles, IL. So yes I am that suburban kid that still tells people he’s from Chicago. But I can’t help it. I love Chicago and its sports! Bears, Cubs, Hawks, Bulls, and occasionally the White Sox. I love all sports, but football has always been my favorite. I’m not sure why, because I never played football. I’m 5’7″ on a good day and 155 lbs. Football was not going to pan out. I remember growing up and my dad dragging our tiny little kitchen tv out to our deck so we could watch the Bears play outdoors on a beautiful Chicago fall day! It was the best, and as I grew older, I not only enjoyed watching football, but betting on it as well. Gentleman and Gentlewoman, sports betting legalization is upon us. ESPN regularly includes the spread during its pregame shows. The stigma against gamblers is fading, and I couldn’t happier about it. So let’s enjoy talking football, open a few cold Old Style’s (It’s a crime that Wrigley no longer has on tap), and cash some tickets!!