The college football whiparound on ESPNU is a pretty good alternative. They really just focus on the games and don't talk much about off the field stuff.
Part of the problem I have with the ranking of the games of the year is that they're too weighted towards how the game finished. Last night they had that CMU - WKU game on (which I think came in at #13), which ended with a successful hail mary and an unsuccesful two point conversion by CMU. The actual game itself though was pretty terrible until the last 5 minutes. To me that's not a great game, it's just a great finish. I'm not sure I would have even had it in the top 25.
I used to follow sports year-round, but now I pretty much exclusively follow college football. I just don't have time to watch every single sport that's out there and I've come to realize that college football is by far the greatest sport in the world. Professional sports just don't do anything for me since they play so many games and the regular seasons aren't that important. I don't know how people can be entertained by the regular season of NBA or MLB. Just way too many games IMO. I love the buildup to each Saturday in the fall. It makes every college football game feel special to me.
I think it's going to be a tough game (3rd toughest on the schedule IMO). If it was at the Shoe in October/November, I'd say it would be a different story. It's harder to predict what will happen in week 1 cause teams come out rusty.
UNC's gotta be the dirtiest school in college athletics. They've been doing shady shit for years without much coming from it. I hope they get hammered. The funny thing is that, despite all the cheating, their football program's been terrible and the basketball program's just been decent. It's not like they're winning championships left and right.
I don't think they'd have a rematch since Floyd clearly won. Not nearly as many people would buy it the second time around because it would just be more of the same. Floyd's a defensive wizard, but his fights certainly aren't going to make people jump out of their seats from excitement.
Does anyone know what the official transfer deadline is? I thought it was already over and done with.
My hatred towards twitter solely stems from ESPN, and the media in general, constantly referencing it. If they never talked about it, I probably wouldn't hate it as much. It can be entertaining in moderation.
after already being established as a good college coach
So basically it's guaranteed to be a rematch. Seems kinda dumb. I've always been of the belief that conference title games should only happen if the teams never played earlier in the year. If it would be rematch, the team that won the regular season game should just be crowned champ IMO.
I don't think I've ever watched a Duke game where they haven't gotten all the calls.
I wish they'd do one or two non conference games scattered throughout Oct. or Nov. I feel like that would make the weather more of a factor. Doing a home and home with an SEC team in early Sept isn't really going to change the environment much.
Agreed and that's why CFB is far greater than CBB or really any other sport. There's actually a reason to tune in each and every week.
Basketball's harder to win once you're in simply cause there's so many games to play, but football's much harder in terms of just making the playoff. You have to be great pretty much all season which can't be said for basketball. I'd say football is much better at determining a true champ because you have to be great for a longer period of time. For CBB you really just have to be great for one month.
I always liked having the NCG on a Monday just cause there's never anything else going on that day. I know I'll be able to watch it. I don't really care about casual fans anyways. They're the ones that could potentially ruin the sport (i.e. expanding the postseason solely to appeal to a bigger audience, even though said audience can't grasp how significant the regular season is to the sport). I agree though the semis should always be on New Year's, even on Sundays (make the NFL move).
This also doesn't justify expanding the playoffs to 8. They didn't win their conference outright so they have no legit beef. How can you be the national champ if you're not the Big 12 champ? I hope the playoffs aren't expanded just to satisfy the fanbase that ends up at No. 5. That's not a good reason to me. The bottom line is it's their own fault for not getting in, not the committee. They screwed themselves.
I'm surprised none of the hotel staff told them to keep it down
at least it's not the dr. pepper logo
I'll be so glad when Saban retires. I'm sick of seeing Bama #1 in the recruiting rankings every single year. It's time for a change.
We already have something that mimics the first round or two of an 8 or 16 team playoff. It's called the regular season. No need to expand beyond 4 teams. I'd rather one team get "left out" every single year than let in a bunch of undeserving teams. With an 8 or 16 team playoff, you really risk losing the significance of the marquee regular season games. Those games basically serve as elimination games right now and under a bigger playoff they'd be more about determining what seed a team got rather than being outright elimination games. I really see no reason to expand.
They didn't win their conference outright so they had no legit beef anyways.
How are these games boring? Pretty good matchups IMO.
I'm not against using some black on the unis, but I hate having it as the main color like in that example. The main colors should always be scarlet and gray. That looks more like a Rutgers uniform.
Well the BS calls have already started