We are now a third of the way through the season already. I’ve altered the formula just a bit by adding Net Tackles for Loss. I just think it’s one of the most important stats in college football and I discovered a site that tracks it well, so I added it into the formula. The… Read More College Football Power Ratings: Through Week 4
Georgia, who we all previously thought to be on a completely different level than everyone else, and in the process of waltzing back to the National Championship Game, surprisingly had some difficulty dispatching of… Kent State? The final score was 39-22. Three turnovers by Georgia certainly gave Kent State some easy points, but they’re not… Read More College Football Thoughts & Hot Takes, Week 4: Everyone Is Flawed
We’re through three weeks (for some teams, four) so I think I’ve got enough data to start compiling the power ratings. Now, granted, most teams have played just non-conference opponents thus far, so we still don’t really know just how “real” a lot of these teams are. (Michigan, for example, which has played the weakest… Read More College Football Power Ratings: Through Week 3
It was the week of the near upset. These Group of Five teams are getting frisky, man! After the Sun Belt Conference just went crazy last week, with three huge upset wins, it seemed like the mid-majors were launching a full-blown uprising in college football this week. As for the top teams: Respect to: Head-scratcher… Read More Week 3 College Football Thoughts and Hot Takes: The Chaos Continues
Alabama Notre Dame Texas A&M Nebraska vs. Oklahoma Those are my thoughts on some of the main matchups for this weekend. It’s still too early in the season for me to really have strong opinions on a lot of these teams one way or another, so for the next week or two I’m not going… Read More College Football Week 2 Thoughts and Hot Takes
Earlier in the week I did the AFC, now I’m doing the NFC. I did most of this before the games on Sunday but not all of it. For a lot of these I’m cheating because it’s already Sunday night. But whatever; sue me. The NFC is weird. In my view, there’s a clear-cut top-3… Read More 2022 NFL Predictions, Part 2: Planting the Flag on All 16 NFC Teams
Now that the extra-long Week 1 of college football is in the books, and I’ve had some time to think about things and listen to podcasts and consider other people’s opinions, I want to go through all my thoughts about the college football landscape. We’ll go in order down the AP Top poll, but I’m… Read More College Football Thoughts Before Week 2
Legacies are difficult to evaluate. Some people are obsessed with counting the accolades and awards, and to them, a player’s legacy is determined almost solely by the number of rings, Finals MVPs and regular season MVPs he has amassed. But the way I look at it is, above all else, how good was he at… Read More How Much Does Winning this Ring Boost Steph Curry’s Legacy?
In last night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics, Jimmy Butler genuinely had an all-time great playoff performance: 12-19 shooting, 41 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks, only 2 turnovers, a +25, and an incredible 17-18 from the free throw line. And remember, the Celtics have an all-time… Read More Is Playoff Jimmy a Real Thing?
The guy goes for 40 & 10 more effortlessly than anyone I’ve ever seen. Sure, he’s had his troubles with this Boston defense, but Giannis is a player that gets stronger and more dangerous as the series goes on. He wears you down. Coming into last night’s game, he was averaging 33ppg in the series,… Read More Giannis is Undeniably the Best Player Alive