The Seven Rules of College Football Gambling

August 28, 2013

Secretly, I’ve always been fascinated that a group of soothsayers could sit in a room, examine mysterious statistics, and accurately project a college football game’s final score.  It doesn’t quite seem possible, and it’s not like there are any Grays Sports Almanacs in real life.  Yet, every week, the shadowy oddsmakers of Las Vegas pull it off.  It took me a while to realize they weren’t using black magic.  There really is a method to the madness. It’s easy to forget that, somewhere, men in suits are treating college football as a black-and-white science.  True fans don’t share the robotic sensibilities . . .

Rules for the Recruiting Enthusiast

January 28, 2011

I like recruiting. It feels better once I say it out loud (or type it), especially when it can feel downright dirty as you catch yourself becoming emotionally invested in the questionable decisions of high school seniors. For all the horror stories of otherwise rational (or not) fans that use Facebook (or the 11 that use MySpace) as a vehicle to recruit/harass prospects, recruiting can be an enjoyable process if you give yourself some ground rules. And since I have the time, the inclination, and the experience of six (SIX!!!) whole years of figuring out what is and isn’t, well,skeevy, . . .