College football season hasn’t kicked off yet and we’re already seeing things we’ve never seen. Kids cashing checks for nine figures has set a new precedent all the while ruffling the feathers of the old school college football fan. Meanwhile,
Continue reading NIL, the Transfer Portal and why the two-time national champion at two different schools isn’t as far away as you might think
In the wake of the nation’s most dominant college running back winning the Heisman Trophy, I couldn’t help but think about another who didn’t. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was a lifetime ago. It’s been
Continue reading The rise and fall of Lawrence Phillips
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I’m sorry, people. I’m just having too much fun with this whole Twitter thing. When someone told me Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting crab legs out of a Tallahassee Publix, I immediately
Continue reading The Twitterverse roasts Jameis Winston and his sticky fingers
Hey, if ESPN can still rant and rave incessantly about the NFL worth, or lack thereof, of Timothy Richard Tebow, why can’t a fellow Florida graduate jump on the Te-bandwagon?
Matt Barkley. Mark Sanchez. John David Booty. Matt Leinart. Carson Palmer. Over the past fifteen years, these are the names of the gentlemen that we, as college football fans, have been led to believe are the second coming of the
Continue reading The myth of the USC quarterback
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I’ve never birthed a child. Let me rephrase.
I had so much fun with this project last year that I figured I’d duplicate the effort for 2011. Besides, it gives my newer readers a look back at 365 days of my ranting and raving.
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A buddy and I were recently discussing past Heisman Trophy winners. After all, it is that time of year. As we all know, bringing home the most coveted, individual award in college athletics doesn’t necessarily guarantee success in the NFL.
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Every once in a while, I’ve been known to plop down at a local saloon, watch some random sporting event and text my buddy Croshere (whose secret identity may soon be revealed pending podcast). I’ll giggle and snort out loud,
Continue reading Another Sunday afternoon of texting leads to potential podcast revival
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These days, original ideas are harder and harder to come by, which probably explains why there are so few decent shows on television.
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