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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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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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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The Non-Sports Fan’s Guide to: The Upcoming College Football Season

As I flip through the numerous television channels on a lazy summer day at home, I stop for a moment on Sportscenter. Highlights of Jordan Spieth putting and the Cubs not looking like their usual miserable selves play out in front of me. Just as I’m about to change the channel, I see it. ESPN indicates we’re mere days away

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Conference Preview: Big Ten

The Big Ten conference proved a lot of doubters wrong last season. The conference ended the year with a winning bowl record, and probably their best bowl record in the past five years. The Big Ten was the only conference to have two teams finish in the top five, Michigan State and Ohio State. Coming into 2015, the Big Ten

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Why The Big Ten could be the Best Conference in 2015

  The Big Ten goes into the 2015 season riding high after coming off of the conferences best bowl season in the past five years. The Big Ten had a winning record, had a two and two record against the SEC and boasted a national champion in Ohio State. The conference finished third among the power five conferences in bowl

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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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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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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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