The triviality yet inherent necessity of preseason polls

top25

I wrote a series of posts about five years ago.  To this day they remain the highest traffic this website has ever seen. On a whim, I decided to rank what I thought were the greatest sports altercations of all-time.  Continue reading

Coaches, Comebacks and Crashes: Just Another Opening Week in the NFL

Honey, I broke the internet

What a wild weekend it was.  After a hot, first week picking college football games with Zen-like precision, my Week One NFL wagers were horribly ill-advised.  Were it not for a few lucky college parlays, I’d currently be standing on Continue reading

Sports, lies and videotape

Lochte

“Overprivileged white guy goes to a foreign country, destroys property, blames it on brown people, lies about it all, flees the country, and gets hailed as a hero. Ryan Lochte is Peak American.” Dr. Milhouse, Facebook post circa 2016   Continue reading

Forty-four carries

Derrick Henry runs

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

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

AJ McCarron

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

MusTweets, nothing but MusTweets

Muschamp shouts

I’ve had it up to here and I know I’m not the only one wearing orange and blue who feels that way. Gator fans are beside themselves these days.  Their football program is a shell of its former self.  Last Continue reading

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