It’s Never Too Early Top 25

It’s never too early to talk college football. ESPN’s Mark Shclabach had the right idea releasing his Way-Too-Early top 25. However, I find myself at odds with Shclabach. Eight SEC teams in the top 25, Alabama at number four, USC at three, and Texas is in the top 25? I respectfully disagree with Mr. Schlabach. That’s why I am releasing

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Don’t Count on Class Rankings

National Signing Day is all but in the books. A quick glance at ESPN’s class rankings and you would see the usual suspects. Alabama has signed the number one class for the fourth year in a row. LSU has signed its third straight top 10 class. Florida State has signed its sixth straight top 10 class. Texas, Auburn and USC

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What Ohio State Has To Do To Win

Some of you will shrug this game off as another one of those Sugar Bowls that will be “just okay,” but not as exciting as they were hoping for. Others, especially Ohio State fans, will be clinging onto their recliners and couches for dear life as they watch what could be the most amazing game this season. No matter which

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Fiorentino vs. Schilling: Bowl Picks

By Peter Fiorentino and Andrew Schilling In the year 1985 there was Ivan Drago vs Rocky Balboa. The 90’s saw the intense rivalry between the Blackhawks and Red Wings. In 2007 there was the Rosie O’Donnell vs Elisabeth Hasselbeck dispute on the View. But now, in the year 2014, one rivalry arises that will trump them all. The stakes are

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Handicapping the Heisman

By Ryan Patterson With college football’s regular season almost over (the Army-Navy game this week is the last one), talk has naturally shifted to the new College Football Playoff, and if the correct teams made it. But I’m not here to argue the merits of Ohio State versus Baylor or TCU. No, I’m here to give my thoughts on the

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Alternative Names for Bowl Games

By Jamey Schilling It’s time for the most highly anticipated TV event of the Holiday Season! No, I’m not talking about the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting….and not even the Victoria’ Secret Fashion Show. No, tonight is the College Football Playoff Selection Show, when the College Bowl picks are announced, and we can all start planning our TV viewing over the next

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Aaaaand YOU get a Heisman, and YOU get a Heisman…

By Quinn Matheis Where do we draw the line? If you busy people in your busy lives want to know the summary of this article, then read the title.  Because it speaks all the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. (Skip to 2:44) http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Oprahs-Entire-Audience-Are-Surprised-with-New-Cars-Video The Heisman Trophy is largely and almost universally accepted as the most prestigious

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Road to the College Football Playoff: Week 14

I waited until Thursday for this for a really, really specific reason.  And I’m glad I did, which we’ll get to in a moment. Last week of the regular season for many of these teams.  They get through this, and unless you’re name is TCU you have what could amount to the hardest game of the season to get by.

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How Football Really* Began: A Thanksgiving Tale

By Thomas Seabright Many of us wonder how the ridiculous, mesmerizing sport of football came to be. It is possible that football is a derivation of an ancient Native American sport, or maybe it game from England or Europe. But the truth is, well, both are true. Long ago, when the white men of Europe began exploring, they became bored.

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Road to the College Football Playoff: Week 13

By Quinn Matheis Well I did on Thursday this time.  Smite me if you will. We got a nice dosage of November this past week.  Could have been a lot more Novembery if the Jayhawks and the Golden Gophers pumped out just a little more, but oh well.  The field has shrunk considerably. Let’s get cookin’. #1 Alabama (9-1, SEC

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