Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 8: USF Head Football Coach Charlie Strong

I had lunch with Charlie Strong the other day. Don’t get me wrong.  Coach Strong and I weren’t kicking it at the local Applebee’s over burgers and beers talking about the state of college football.  For one thing, Charlie Strong Continue reading

Coaching carousel takes turn for the worse: College Football’s least shocking surprise

My good buddy J-Dub just wrote a post where he used the plot of “A Fish Called Wanda” to explain to us that professional sports are a nasty business. I’m not quite sure why he spent his holiday weekend telling Continue reading

Why I love (and hate) betting underdogs all at the same time

The following is a tale of success and heartbreak.  It’s a story of unlikelihood yet perfect probability.  For on any given Saturday… I say Saturday because betting on college football is perhaps the most thrilling way to make money wagering 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

Giving it the old college try

All I want for Christmas is a slightly above average football coach. That’s probably the sentiment of most college football fans in America, for if it’s one thing we’ve learned lately, having a coach who is too successful can be Continue reading

Hail or Rail Scale VI: Jadeveon Clowney, Ray Lewis, the Florida Gators and who else but the Los Angeles Lakers

We haven’t had a good Hail or Rail Scale in a while so here goes nothing…

Should I stay or should I gutpunch: The ebb and flow of Urban Meyer

I remember when Steve Spurrier announced he was resigning from the University of Florida. I was sitting at work, pretending to get something accomplished, when a friend (a Florida State grad) called and asked if I had heard the news. Continue reading