Pac-12 Sneaky Stats & Unexpected Challengers

August 23, 2021

The 2021 College Football season is almost upon us! Welcome to the final conference preview in this Sneaky Stats series before Week 1 officially kicks off! If you missed the first four installments you can find the SEC here, the Big Ten here, and the ACC here, and the Big 12-ish here. This week, we’ll be digging into the Pac-12 Conference! Who should really be considered the favorite to win the conference? With zero AP Top Ten teams, is the Pac-12 the most wide open competition in all of college football? If we look at recent history, the Pac-12 has . . .

Let’s Rebrand Pac-12 Football, Silicon Valley-Style

August 20, 2021

It’s no secret the Pac-12 is lagging behind the other Power 5 college football conferences. You know it, I know it, and most importantly, the sponsors know it. That’s why the Pac-12 called us in to revamp its brand, and it’s expecting results. Nobody knows the West Coast and Silicon Valley better than we do. We are the spark that ignites the product launch. We are the whisper that emanates from the AirPod Pro jammed in the venture capitalist’s wax-caked ear. We are the face you dream of punching after our Tesla cuts you off during rush hour. Let’s get . . .

Five Must-Watch Big 12 Games in 2021

August 18, 2021

Hi, folks! This week we take a look at the Big 12, a storied conference with tons of tradition and blossoming offensive talent. So let’s look at — *everything’s on fire* Oh. Well. I’m sure that’s nothing, we can — *oh no, here come bloodthirsty panthers devouring everything that’s left* Ah. Got it. Texas and Oklahoma are leaving for the SEC sometime soon. Well, surely whatever’s left will — *oh no the panthers are on fire and everything’s dissolving into existential nonsense* I’m sure everything will be fine. Eventually. Maybe. This year, at least, the Big 12 will play on. . . .

Big 12 Sneaky Stats & Unexpected Challengers

August 16, 2021

The 2021 College Football season is almost upon us! Only two more previews to go in this Sneaky Stats series before Week 1 kicks off! If you missed the first three installments you can find the SEC here, the Big Ten here, and the ACC right here. This week, we’ll take a look at the Big 12 (technically Big 8 now, I guess) Conference! Can anyone challenge Oklahoma? Is Iowa State a legit playoff contender? Is Texas back? All that and more, right here! First off–and I promise this doesn’t give everything away up top here–it would be fair to . . .

Five Must-Watch SEC Games in 2021

August 11, 2021

It’s time to discuss the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Over the past several weeks, the SEC has asserted its dominance as the most competitive, loaded conference out there. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Texas and Oklahoma are primed to exit the Big 12 and join the big boys in the SEC. Our own Bradley Hohulin put together a set of guidelines for any other schools who might be interested as well. On the one hand, I’m happy to see another opportunity for Oklahoma to compete with top-tier teams rather than winning every Big 12 football title. . . .

SEC Sneaky Stats and Unexpected Challengers

August 9, 2021

If you have already checked out the first two editions of this Sneaky Stats series (here or here), you may be noticing a pattern by now. There are quite a few intriguing, unexpected challengers in every single Power Five Conference this year who could rise to dethrone the king from its dominance. The SEC is no exception. Don’t believe it? Let’s dive into it by the numbers. Despite the common perception that Alabama is an undefeatable behemoth that only foolish SEC programs would challenge, recent history tells us otherwise. Yes, Alabama is coming off another National Championship, but they have . . .

So, You Want to Join the SEC?

August 6, 2021

Welcome, new initiates, one and all. This is the Southeastern Conference, and we’re stoked to have you. At least, we’re stoked to consider you. We can’t let in everybody, obviously. With the fall season about to kick off, schools are rushing to find the houses that will give them the best chance to form lifelong friendships, make priceless memories, and absolutely tear up the party scene. For college football, there’s no more elite fraternity than the SEC. Other conferences want to be us. Schools want to be in us. But before we can get to the fun stuff, there are . . .

Five Must-Watch Big Ten Games in 2021

August 4, 2021

It’s time to talk about the conference of BEEF. Every conference has a reputation, a brand, an identity. When I say “Big Ten,” you, dear reader, probably think power running, unyielding defense, and gargantuan linemen – three yards and a cloud of dust. And sure, we’ve got plenty of that on tap. But the B1G, full of Legends and Leaders (I will never let that nonsense go) is much more than that. After a virus-impacted six-game season that should have been ten or twelve (I will never let that nonsense go either), we’ve got whole squads returning with a solid . . .