Like probably all of you, I spent most of last night constantly refreshing Twitter for updates on the Damar Hamlin situation. I wrote about that earlier this morning. But inevitably I went looking for other sports to get my mind off the whole situation, and was able to witness the Cavs’ amazing comeback to beat… Read More The Warriors Depth is Just Too Much
We got not one but two amazing games. This has never happened before. We’ve had the college football playoff in place since 2014, meaning we’ve now had 9 years of semifinal games–18 games in total. Prior to this year, there were only three truly great, truly memorable games among them: 2014 Ohio State vs. Alabama,… Read More We Just Saw the Greatest College Football Playoff Ever
The line is moving towards Ohio State on the day of the game as the sharps come in heavy on the Buckeyes. It went from Georgia -6.5 to now Georgia -5. That’s significant line movement, especially when you consider this is virtually a home game for Georgia and that is reflected in the line. But… Read More CFP: Last Minute Thoughts
Ohio State has been playing football for 111 years. Georgia has been playing for 119 years. They did not face each other until 1993, and they have not faced each other one time since then. Guess who was the quarterback for Ohio State in that game? Kirk Herbstreit, who will be calling the Georgia-Ohio State… Read More Big Time College Football Programs Do Not Play Each Other Very Often
We’ve got #1 seed Georgia hosting squaring off with #4 seed Ohio State in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The Buckeyes only got in because USC got boatraced on Friday night in the Pac 12 Championship by Utah. Then we’ve got #2 Michigan taking on #3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl down in the desert.… Read More The 2022 College Football Playoff is Set: Who Will Win The National Championship?
I was bullish on Ohio State’s chances against Michigan until I saw how all over Big Noon Kickoff and College Gameday, they were non-stop with the “Michigan hasn’t won in Columbus since 2000, is this the year they finally get it done???” talk. I don’t believe in jinxes but I do believe in foreshadowing, and… Read More Where Does Ohio State Go From Here?
Notable action from week 11 More: The new CFP rankings: My top ten: I would have Clemson at #11. I just think Utah is better than they are and would win on a neutral site. So my rankings are pretty close to the committee’s, only I have Tennessee ahead of TCU. I think Tennessee would… Read More CFB Week 11 Hot Takes, Observations and Flag Plants
I’ve been thinking about it, and I’m willing to cut Ryan Day some slack for one major reason: He’s only in his 4th season as a head coach. He’s only 43 years old. Even Kirby Smart is only 46 (turning 47 next month), but he’s been a head coach since 2016. He’s got an additional… Read More I’ve Been too Harsh on Ohio State and Ryan Day
I will start here with my game notes, taken in real time as I was watching the game. I did this with the Alabama vs. Tennessee game and I really liked it, so I decided to do it with this game. I think I’m going to do it with all the big time games, at… Read More Ohio State vs. Penn State Game Notes: Is Ohio State’s Lackluster Run Game a Reason to Panic?
Joel Klatt brought this up recently. Starts around the 17:49 mark: The basic gist of what he’s saying here is that divisions within college football conferences are dumb and outdated and are actually hurting the sport. The reason we have divisions is because there was a time when they were required in order to have… Read More College Football Needs to Get Rid of Divisions, Plus: When Will Nick Saban “Fall Off”?