The Hottest Black Friday Deals in College Football

November 26, 2021

Black Friday. For most Americans, it’s a day of mass consumerism only slightly more gluttonous than the other 364. For retail workers, it’s a hellish nightmare only slightly worse than the other 364. For college football fans, however, it’s a day of solemn preparation prior to rivalry weekend. With all your thoughts focused on your school’s final showdown of the season, it’s easy to miss out on some great bargains. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re storming Best Buy with the intensity of a 2011 Alabama defensive back or browsing Amazon with the general apathy of a 2021 Alabama . . .

What College Football Games Are On TV? Rivalry Week (11/27)

November 25, 2021

What’s your favorite cut of meat? (I promise, this will eventually go in a college football direction.) There’s really no wrong answer. So many animals have tasty meat. And being hunter-gatherers, us humans have figured out so many ways to serve the humble animal muscle that it’s ridiculous. (Unless you’re a vegan, in which case, hey, good for you.) But if you want to know what I think the best meat is, what the best meal is, it’s a meal with STEAKS. My friends, family, and loved ones all know that the true road to my heart lies through a . . .

Sneaky Stats for Week 13 of the 2021 College Football Season

November 23, 2021

Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope these Sneaky Stats find you well on this holiday Week 13 of the college football season! In Week 12, we saw 41 games decided by at least 14 points, two Heisman candidates throw for over 430 yards, another potential playoff team bite the dust, and so much more! Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 13 and beyond. Week 12 – In case you missed it, last week, we talked about how terrible the Michigan State passing defense was. They were allowing . . .

A Thanksgiving Feast with College Football’s Most Dysfunctional Family

November 19, 2021

It’s the fourth Thursday of November. A gentle snow coats the shingles of 2021 Playoff Lane, where a hodgepodge of visitors have gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving. Mere minutes remain before the holiday feast when a knock is heard at the door. Alabama, ever the gracious host, opens it to greet his guests. “Well, I’ll be,” he remarks. “Baylor, Michigan State, and is that Wake Forest I see? Can’t say I expected to see you guys all the way up here this late in November.” The three new arrivals all tip their caps and smile warmly before coming in from the . . .

What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 12 (11/20)

November 18, 2021

Every true college football fan knows the feeling. As November winds down, every fan feels some trepidation. An itch in the pit of your gut you can’t solve. A fever you can’t sweat out. (That last sentence was for Dan.) Rooting for a team that’s excelled? Nerves mount as you hope the squad finishes strong and contends for a title. How about the team that’s . . . in a rebuilding year, shall we say? Well, at that point you just pray for signs of life, few embarrassments, and (maybe) a rich market of potential coaching hires. But what if . . .

Ranking the Best (Open) Head Coaching Jobs in College Football

November 17, 2021

With jobs like LSU, USC, Washington, TCU, and Virginia Tech coming open after head coaches Ed Orgeron, Clay Helton, Jimmy Lake, Gary Patterson, and Justin Fuente were fired midseason, let’s consider the factors that make these openings attractive… or less than attractive. How big of a factor is the local recruiting upside of USC and LSU? Is it smart to consider the more reasonable expectations of a place like TCU or Virginia Tech or Washington? How important is path to a division, conference, big bowl, College Football Playoff, and national championship? Is a place like Washington State, which became a . . .

Sneaky Stats for Week 12 of the 2021 College Football Season

November 16, 2021

Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! In Week 11 we saw Baylor fans storm the field twice in their win over Oklahoma, Georgia allow more than 13 points, and an FCS team drop 42 points on an SEC giant in the first half alone! Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 12 and beyond. Week 11 – Caleb Williams went from Heisman contender and the most efficient true freshman quarterback of all time to the bench on Saturday. Kudos to the Baylor defense, because Williams was pressured on 43% of his drop . . .

Meet the Most Disappointed People in College Football

November 12, 2021

Disappointment. The excruciating nexus between hope and reality. Between possibility and probability. Between 7-5. Maybe you’re a Clemson fan disappointed by the Tigers’ huge step back. Maybe you’re a fan of basically any other team who’s disappointed that you didn’t rub it deep enough in your Clemson friend’s face the last time you spoke. Regardless, it’s easy to feel like the college football gods have conspired against you in particular. However, you might realize you don’t have it so bad after all once you read these testimonials from the actual, undisputed most disappointed people in college football. The Lincoln Journal . . .

What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 11 (11/13)

November 11, 2021

Part of growing up is knowing what you don’t know. When you’re a kid, you learn by observing and asking. Originally, your knowledge just comes from your home life. Then you go to school and talk to your friends and maybe pay attention to class. Greater perspective means you know more. As the circle you walk in widens, as you go to high school, then college, then enter the work world, you gain new knowledge, and you get smarter. Right? Not so fast. Because then you encounter a situation where you know too much. The data interweaves and buts up . . .