Why Mother Nature will (or at least should) reintroduce talks of an 18-game NFL season

This is how my week has gone so far.  I guess I shouldn’t complain but I’m going to anyway. Sunday night, with Texas A&M holding a seemingly insurmountable, 34-point lead with four minutes left to play in the third quarter, Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 37: Back-up quarterbacks, Big Winners, Back To School and one Beautiful Bash Brother Bromance

Here are some quick thoughts from a wild opening weekend to our football season. Back It Up I’ve often wondered about the mindset of the backup quarterback.  Often jokingly referred to as the best job in professional sports (because you Continue reading

Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland honeymoon

I’ve never been married but I hear honeymoons can be nice.  They’ve got heart-shaped beds, full-body massages and champagne and strawberries fed to you on a whim. I mean, that’s what happens, right? No? Okay, so maybe I’ve been misled. 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

One Florida fan’s experience with the new SEC

Harry Balzac has been rooting for the Gators ever since Galen Hall patrolled the sidelines and some kid from Pensacola, Florida named Emmitt was chewing up the Astroturf (yes, Astroturf) at Florida Field.

A Blogosphere Q&A… with me? Ballhyped interviews their Sports Blogger of the Year

BALLHYPED: Chris, first of all, congrats on winning the 2011 Sports Blog of the Year Tournament. How’s that new crown fit?

What to watch this weekend: Turkey not included

Turkey, family and five days full of football.Now THAT’S something to be thankful for (And sure; a steal on a big screen TV!)!