Category Football

Alabama at LSU Inspires Best Sports Article Ever

If the Big Ragoo, the Evil Twins, or the guy who played keyboards on song 11 of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack have Twitter accounts, please let me know so I can follow them.

CFB Playoff Failing Already

If I was on the committee, I’d be worried the 2014 season is going to be as chaotic as the 2008 season. (It’s looking like it will.) I’m not sure where all their confidence comes from, because the only take-away I’ve gleaned from the mock meetings is that the process still needs work.

Championships Matter!

Thoughts on the College Football Playoff Committee and how our favorite journalists are letting us down.

Ghosts of Ross Bridge: Ch 42

Kevin knew the ghosts were still on some people’s minds, if not on their tongues. He could see the signs. Take the tunnel, for example. The dark tunnel where he and Stephen met Red Eyes was now full of lights. Kevin thought it unlikely that a person would randomly install big florescent lights in the tunnel. Somebody was motivated to install those lights. And nothing is more motivating than meeting a pair of ghostly red eyes in a pitch-black tunnel.

Lane Kiffin is Kathy Bates for Blake Sims

Could Blake be dyslexic? It would explain much. 1 in 5 people have dyslexia, yet it frequently goes undiagnosed. People assume that the person is dumb or lazy. But, as Tim Tebow, Steve Jobs, and countless others could tell you, being dyslexic is no indication of intelligence. In fact, dyslexics are frequently brilliant, and excel with out-of-the-box problem solving. In fact, Blake Sims might be so good at out-of-the-box problem solving that he’s been able to adapt and cope with dyslexia under the radar.

Tweaking the NFL Salary Cap

What if salary cap rules changed so that pay of players who are with their original team only count 75% against the cap? The NFL 2014 season is upon us, and so begins the annual processes of doing double takes upon seeing familiar players in different uniforms. Free agency in the NFL is like an […]

Six Questions for NFL Reporters

The internet is on fire with outrage over TMZ’s video of Ray Rice punching his (then) fiance’ unconscious. The reaction of the media, in particular sports reporters, is making me sick. Case in point, I give you Keith Olbermann’s self righteous tirade: We all know beating women is wrong–very wrong. But nobody can say it like Olbermann; […]

Ameer Abdullah and Amari Cooper

I lost my Twitter virginity yesterday by actually using my account. Obviously, the heyday of tweets is coming to an end. Contrarians will tell you that when a square dude like me joins in, it is a clear sign the party is almost over. Regardless, I want to comment on a couple of trending topics. […]

Mike Slive’s Mistake

Yesterday, I posted the process for how the four team playoff selection process should work. Unfortunately, it won’t work that way, and it’s only a matter of time before the SEC gets screwed as a result. The Problem If the selection committee were picking four teams in 2013, I predict they would pick: Florida State […]

College Playoffs: Picking the Top Four

Let’s pretend that the four team playoff existed today, in the year 2013. Further, let’s pretend in this bizarre universe, that yours truly was on the selection committee. If so, my process would be transparent, and it would work like this: Step 1: Conference Champions  My initial list would consists conference champions only. In 2013, this […]