It is becoming a cardinal rule of college football these days: No matter how good Michigan looks early in the season, do not buy into the hype. They will disappoint you. It is inevitable. But for much of this game, it looked like Michigan was actually going to pull it out and march onward unbeaten.… Read More DOWN GOES MICHIGAN
We all know the Chiefs have had a rough start to the 2021 NFL season, starting just 3-4 and tied for worst in the NFL in turnover margin at -10. Patrick Mahomes is tied with Zach Wilson for the most interceptions in the league with 9, and when combined with his 4 lost fumbles, his… Read More As If Patrick Mahomes Didn’t Have Enough Problems On The Field…
If you read between the lines here and listen very carefully, it seems as if Mike Tomlin doesn’t have a ton of interest in coaching at the college level. Hard to tell for sure, though: Obviously I’m kidding. Tomlin absolutely flipped his lid at the mere suggestion of him coaching college football. This is as… Read More It Would Appear Mike Tomlin is Unlikely to Take the USC Head Coaching Job
As with the college football power ratings, I decided to streamline the process and use mainly net statistics, as it can kill two birds with one stone for a lot of my categories. Here are the statistical categories I’m using: To get a team’s rating, I averaged out their ranks across all the statistical categories… Read More NFL Week 7 Power Ratings
At the NFL owners meeting, Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about the league’s investigation into the DeShaun Watson lawsuits: NEW YORK — The playing status of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, one of the hottest topics in the NFL ahead of next Tuesday’s trade deadline, does not sound as if it will be altered any time soon. NFL… Read More Goodell: Not Yet Enough Info on DeShaun Watson Lawsuits to Make Decision Regarding His Playing Status
Through 4 games of the 2022 NBA season, James Harden has not been very good. He’s averaging 17.3 points per game on 36.4% field goal shooting despite averaging 25.1ppg and 44.4% field goal shooting over the course of his entire career. He’s also leading the league in missed shots and turnovers among qualified players–4.8 turnovers… Read More Is James Harden About to Fall Off Now That He Can’t Rely On the Whistle Anymore?
The NFL recap, injury report and power ratings will be back this week after a brief hiatus. It was another week of mostly blowout games, unfortunately. And guess what: not a single game went to overtime this week! I know I complained about how the NFL was almost at the point of “rigging” games with… Read More NFL Week 7 Recap: Chiefs Crushed, Bengals Blast Baltimore, Brady Schools Fields; Blowouts Galore Yet Again
I overhauled the formula for my college football power rating system. At first, I was only evaluating the teams in the AP Top 25, but now that I’ve figured out how to scrape data from sports data websites, I am now able to evaluate all 130 teams in the FBS. This makes the system a… Read More College Football Week 8 Power Ratings
In what feels like the blink of an eye, we’re already through week 8 of the 2021 college football season. It has certainly been a fun season, of course, but it’s more than halfway done. While this weekend wasn’t viewed as a great slate of games (that’s next weekend), there were actually quite a few… Read More College Football Week 8 Recap: 9 OTs in State College, Okie State Goes Down, OU’s Williams Rips Ball From Teammate in Heroic, Game-Winning Play
Tonight at 8pm central time on ESPN-U, you can watch Isidore Newman (New Orleans) take on Berkeley Prep (Tampa) in some Friday Night Lights action. Notable about Isidore Newman is that it is where Arch Manning, possibly the most hyped-up and celebrated high school football player ever, plays. Now, I’m 30, so my memory of… Read More Where Will Arch Manning Play College Football?