Tag: football

Too many bowls? More likely a short term demand problem

Per @CFTalkThrough, through 14 bowl games, attendance is down more than 11 percent from a year ago. 574,095 in 2011, 508,969 in 2012. Too many bowls? Maybe. But “looking at fan bases countrywide”:http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/the-geography-of-college-football-fans-and-realignment-chaos/, when you take 5.8M fans out of […]

I don’t understand injury report strategy

Apparently a lot of coaches think the smart thing to do is to “withhold injury information”:http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/20/lane-kiffin-supports-a-uniform-injury-policy/. Others “spew out injury information at the drop of a hat”:http://www.cleveland.com/buckeyeblog/index.ssf/2012/09/injuries_injuries_though_some.html This seems obvious to me. At the limit, if you disclose nothing: * […]

What will the Big10 do now with PSU’s impending penalties?

So apparently the “hammer is going to fall on PSU tomorrow”:http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/ncaa-announce-penalties-against-penn-state-monday-paterno-141212517–ncaaf.html. Who knows what will happen, but I think it is reasonable to assume that PSU will be uncompetitive in football for at least the next 5 years. Either because […]

My college football digital media setup

Well thank goodness we are playng football again! The worst offseason ever is over and the Buckeyes are back to their old ways, throttling the lesser teams of the Midwest. Despite having a new coach, new QBs, and 7-8 players […]

Which fruit is the fruitiest?

You have a basket of wonderful fresh fruit delivered weekly to your house. Melons, apples, peaches, oranges, cherries, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, pomegranates, etc. Maybe even an olive or a tomato. In all the best varieties and at the peak of […]

Getting your Minnesota hate on

OK it is hard to really find great reasons to hate Minnesota football. Their current level of ineptitude is historic. But I can always reach back to the events of early 1972 when the “UM team and fans attacked the […]

Get Your Purdue Hate On!

OK it is hard to get excited this week for Purdue but courtesy of the lead Iowa blogger, here is your “guide to hating Purdue”:http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/2010/10/5/1720245/purdue-hate-week-the-enemies-list. Good stuff.

Odd/interesting college football numbers

* Michigan is a “25 point favorite”:http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/odds/las-vegas/ over Bowling Green this weekend. Really? Did anyone watch Michigan give up 37 to UMass? Not a betting man but tempted to start. * Ohio State ranked “11th by Sagarin for purposes of […]

Preventing Football Head Injuries

It’s increasingly obvious that powers-that-be in football at all levels have to make some changes to protect players from head trauma. MEMS-based accelerometers are obviously super cheap now; why aren’t these in every football helmet made, along with necessary processing […]

The best of the day’s college football reading…

* Apparently “some Miami writers think that Ohio Stadium is not that loud”:http://www.thebuckeyebattlecry.com/?p=7515 and some Miami players think that “Everybody wants to come see us. They ain’t coming just to see Ohio State.” Yes that is correct, everyone will want […]

This is the best week of the season for Boise State

Congrats to them, they won a great game and got a nice pop in the polls and can dream of going to the championship game. Everyone is all like “OMG Boise might play in the championship”:http://bcsguru.blogspot.com/2010/09/boise-state-usc-two-paths-to-national.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+BcsGuru+(BCS+Guru). But really this is […]

Looking back at Marshall, ahead to Miami

Quality start for OSU last night. Diversified offense — tight end and fullback catching balls! Pryor looked Rose-Bowl sharp. Defense was solid tho not as aggressive as you might hope — but that will come as they gel. Special teams […]

American Football by Harold Pinter

Season kicks off tomorrow, so let’s class up the joint: American Football by Harold Pinter Hallelullah! It works. We blew the shit out of them. We blew the shit right back up their own ass And out their fucking ears. […]

Servicing my college football addiction

Finally, the first week of college football. And the first week of servicing my addiction. Here is the plan for this year: * In person attendance at games: We’ll make the November Penn State and Michigan games at Ohio Stadium. […]

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