Oh, no! We suck again! The auspicious start to the SEC’s season

In Starkville, Mississippi, a junior field goal kicker lines up from 29 yards away to give his team a hard-fought, last second victory.  The ball sails left, clanking off the goal post.  The heavy underdog South Alabama would escape with Continue reading

The inexplicable whys of hating Brent Musburger

I have this very dear friend.  He goes by the name Jackal. Jackal and I were having a relatively meaningless conversation about sports (and probably girls) the other day when he mentioned something in passing that I found kind of Continue reading

Forty-four carries

I’m no football coach.  I never played the game.  I’ve never taught the game.  But I’ve watched plenty of football in my day. One thing I know is that as much as the game may have modernized, as much as Continue reading

When murky unmurks: College football’s long and winding road and a contest to end the season

Saturday surprises continue to fill in the blanks of this college football season.  But before we get into all that, and our fabulous contest, I thought we’d check in with our Big Ten correspondent, Robbie aka Croshere, who was gracious Continue reading

ExpoSECd!!! Wicked witch of the south declared officially dead

I received a text from a friend the other night right after the Ohio State win.  She notified me that this would be the first time in nearly a decade that an SEC team would not play for a national Continue reading

Football’s Final Four: Fitting or Flawed?

As children, we’d wake up every Christmas morning to find out what bright-colored boxes waited for us under that fancily decorated pine tree.  We’d be lucky if we’d gotten an hour of sleep the night before, like an insomniac at Continue reading

They said what? Volume 9: AJ McCarron, Nick Saban and why Marshawn Lynch is my favorite athlete

I love me some Marshawn Lynch. Why? Because he’s all about that business. Do you guys remember last Super Bowl?  Why wouldn’t you?  It wasn’t all that long ago.  The two weeks preceding the biggest sporting event of the year Continue reading

Things that make you go Brrrrrr!

“I’m Mister Snow. I’m Mister Icicle. I’m Mister Ten Below. Friends call me Snow Miser.” The Year Without A Santa Claus, 1974 While gratuitously spreading suntan lotion all over our bodies, those of us who live in Florida tend to Continue reading

This week in As The Coaching Carousel Turns…

What a bizarre few days this has been for football coaches, more so than normal even.  If neck braces, nepotism, runway dismissals and billionaire babblings don’t scream made-for-television drama, I don’t know what does.

Revisiting the uselessness of pre-season college football polls

After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading