What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 8 (10/23)
“May you live in interesting times.” The supposed Chinese curse, made famous by orator Joseph Chamberlain, speaks a truth we somehow only grasp when times are actually interesting. And by interesting, I, of course, mean unsettled, shambolic, and chaotic. When there’s nothing but hurricanes, all anyone wants is a clear day. But too often, when we get a day with little to do, we get busy filling free time with anything else to occupy ourselves. Human beings are by nature a restless lot. We don’t like sitting still. So we create activity for ourselves even where there’s opportunity for rest. . . .
Sneaky Stats for Week 8 of the 2021 College Football Season
Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! Week 7 brought us a new Heisman candidate, another loss from a top ten team, and plenty of sneaky stats to break down! Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 8 and beyond! Week 7 – It may still be a small sample of play, but Caleb Williams looked like the absolute truth for Oklahoma this weekend in the Sooners’ win over TCU this past week. Through one start and 77 total plays for Williams, the Sooners are 57.9% more efficient in terms of yards per . . .
How to Solve Your Quarterback Controversy (Even if You Don’t Have One)
After six weeks of college football, we’re finally getting some answers to the questions that have perplexed us all season. However, some teams still haven’t circled a response to arguably the most important question in the game — who is your quarterback? Unlike the majority of problems in college football, quarterback controversies aren’t deeply entrenched systematic issues with little hope of resolution. That’s why we’ve assembled 10 sure-fire tips guaranteed to settle your own troubles under center once and for all. Tip #1: Embrace the Inevitable But I don’t have a quarterback controversy. Yet. You don’t have a quarterback controversy . . .
What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 7 (10/16)
This past weekend, I moved. I won’t tell you where, for fear of my countless fans beating down my door for an autograph. Taking your life and planting it somewhere else is difficult for a myriad of reasons. But I’ve moved eight times in the last seven years, so you can consider me an expert. After years of practice, I have the packing down to a science at least. I’ve become really good at taking oddly-shaped household items and making them fit, Tetris-style, in a Bankers’ Box. And I’m even better at unpacking and rearranging things once I arrive at . . .
Sneaky Stats for Week 7 of the 2021 College Football Season
Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! Week 6 gave us David defeating Goliath, an entire Texas football season condensed into one game, and so many fun matchups. Let’s take a brief look back, and then a look ahead at Week 7 and beyond! Week 6 – So, obviously the entire world (outside of Crimson Tide fans) rejoiced with Alabama’s loss to Texas A&M this past weekend. And yes, as it’s been said already, virtually every Saban winning streak in existence was snapped, but those aren’t the craziest stats. Alabama outgained Texas A&M in total yards (by 143), the . . .
Introducing PLAYOFFOLY, the College Football Board Game
Dearest Player, Thank you for purchasing this copy of Playoffoly, college football’s most beloved board game since 2014. While I’m sure you and your friends are eager to dive into the fast-paced world of trading poll spots and earning national recognition, it’s important you understand the rules first. Just put yourself in the shoes of your favorite “amateur athlete.” Before they can brutalize their body for your amusement and drive immense profits for a massive institution, they, too, must first be a student. P.S. Keep an eye out for Playoffoly: Expanded Edition! Challenge your friends with even more ways to . . .
What College Football Games Are On TV? Week 6 (10/9)
Wow, last week was something, huh? But as Cage the Elephant reminded us over a decade ago, there ain’t no rest for the wicked. (Or for college football fans in fall.) This weekend, we have a blockbuster schedule of incredible games. I hope (like Lane Kiffin) you have your popcorn ready. We’ve reached the season’s midpoint. Much has been made clear. Aside from Georgia and Alabama (kinda), the entire college football landscape is the equivalent of this GIF. Chaos is fun in sports. No one knows anything about what’ll happen. But it creates a dilemma for the college football fan. . . .
Sneaky Stats for Week 6 of the 2021 College Football Season
Welcome to back to the Sneaky Stats series! Week 5 revealed to us the truth about several teams, but it’s still unclear if there are actually more than two or three good teams in all of the sport. Let’s take a brief look at some fun stats from Week 5, then look ahead to some sneaky stats that could impact Week 6 action and beyond! Week 5 – First things first, Cincinnati beat Notre Dame 24-13 and it shouldn’t have even been that close. Jack Coan finally got benched after posting another solid 4.65 yards per play (not great). The . . .
Fun Fall Activities for Every College Football Fan
It’s the coziest, spookiest, most Instagrammable time of the year. At long last, fall is here. Whether your instinct is to curl up next to a crackling fireplace with a good book or try out a new recipe — check back in next week for slightly naughty, super scrumptious pear tartlets — there’s no wrong way to enjoy the season. But if you’re a college football fan, what can you do when your weekends are already so busy? Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down the best fall activities to enjoy as you transition from hard seltzers to hot ciders and . . .