The College Tailgate’s Bowl Pick ‘Em Special

With the graduation of Peter Fiorentino, a darkness fell across the land. Jamey Schilling was left without an opponent for his annual College Football Bowl Selection Article. Schilling searched far and wide for a worthy competitor to fill Fiorentino’s shoes, but came up empty. That is, until columnist Brad Dickson stepped in. Seemingly at the last possible moment, like the

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Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, more than punters

It’s never easy to deal with death in the public eye, and it becomes even more difficult when it’s close to home. This past weekend, the world lost two standout individuals in Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. For two College Tailgate Writers, this tragic news hit particularly close to home. Kellan and Jamey offer their words

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Fiorentino vs. Schilling Bowl Picks Round 2

The greatest rivalry in sports sees its second year of action. No, we’re not talking about a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, a Duke-UNC game, or even a Notre Dame-USC contest, what we’re alluding to is far more heated. It’s The College Tailgate’s second annual college football bowl picks between Peter Fiorentino vs. Jamey Schilling. Schilling squeaked out a one point victory in

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Beating Bama

Surprised by Alabama’s throttling defeat of LSU on Saturday? The margin, maybe. But Bama winning? You really shouldn’t have been. Bama eats teams like LSU for lunch. The scariest part of the Tide is how they’ve been the exact same team for seven seasons now. Don’t believe me? Go on the most credible source according to your college professors, Wikipedia,

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The importance of the Battle for Paul Bunyan

The first thing a Michigan fan will tell you is that their rivalry with Michigan State doesn’t matter as much as the game against Ohio State. They’ll say that the last decade is an anomaly to the truth of decades of dominance in the all-time series, which Michigan leads 68-35 with 5 ties. But from what happened Saturday, I can tell you

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25 MORE things better than Nebraska football this season

It’s become a habit for Nebraska Football to lose in heart breaking fashion this season. And this past Saturday the Wisconsin Badgers were kind enough to help the Huskers continue this trend. After a beautiful 55-yard touchdown from fullback Andy Janovich gave Nebraska a 21-20 lead with just under four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, Husker fans everywhere were praying this

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25 Things Better Than Nebraska Football This Season

It’s a dark time for football fans in the Cornhusker state. There was that brutal last second loss to BYU in week 1…     There was the heartbreaking overtime loss to Miami in week 3 where Nebraska’s doom was sealed by an interception from a guy named Corn Elder…   And most recently, that embarrassing loss to Illinois this

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Week 1 Overreactions for the Average Fan

With one weekend of college football in the books, plenty of fans are already overreacting to just one week of results. Unfortunately, for those of us who look to overanalyze all things college football, week one rankings are almost as insignificant as preseason rankings. Remember folks, Ohio State lost early on last season to Virginia Tech, and ended up winning

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Harbaugh’s Day Has Arrived, But Michigan’s Has Not

Just 36 hours separated from a new year, the University of Michigan football program celebrated a new era. Jim Harbaugh was announced to be the 19th head coach of the maize and blue on December 30, 2014 and 247 days of mass hysteria have ensued since. He has been the story at the center of the college football universe, a political

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Conference Preview: SEC

The most dominant conference in college football over the last 10 years has certainly cooled off. The SEC comes into 2015 with more question marks than any other league. -How will Alabama respond after two disappointing postseason finishes? -Will Auburn live up to the hype? -Will the Mississippi teams sustain success? -Can Georgia win the East? -Which surprise team can

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