How NOT to coach: A novella we’ll unfortunately never read

My trusty book supplier recently offered me a new book to review. I won’t bore you with the title but it’s an upcoming publication that includes inspirational insights from the most successful coaches in both college and professional sports.  Urban Continue reading

Per your request, some final thoughts on the college football season

A few readers have asked my thoughts lately on the national title game, a proverbial mail bag in space if you will.  It was almost as if the prospects of another Alabama championship left them feeling all empty inside.  Understandably Continue reading

Helpful suggestions how to determine College Football’s fourth and final playoff spot: 2017 Edition

We take a short time-out from our annual Nick Saban-Urban Meyer Invitational for this news bulletin! ONLY ONE OF THESE TWO COACHES WILL BE INVITED TO THE PLAYOFFS!!! Ah… but which one, the announcement that every Buckeye and Crimson Tide Continue reading

Playoff Fan Central for those who missed it: An awfully wordy pictorial

And so ends another college football season with the Clemson Tigers getting that 35 year old monkey off their back by proving Nick Saban was a mere mortal after all. It was a wild weekend in Tampa, the game’s host Continue reading

Coaches, opinions, protests and wait, there was an election?

In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, we just held a presidential election.  It was kind of a big deal. Real estate tycoon and now president-elect Donald Trump bested career politician and former first lady Hillary Clinton in what Continue reading

The triviality yet inherent necessity of preseason polls

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

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

“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

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

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