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It’s time to mock an entire regular season’s worth of ridiculousness before we move on to mocking the bowl season. Oh, and compared to last year, the season just isn’t nearly as mockable, mostly because it wasn’t nearly as batbleep crazy as the typical three-month sprint that is the college football season.
Still, we have a repeat champion, thanks to the same program that publicly agonized over dumping its coach at the end of last year finally getting around to doing it a few games into this one while also ceding back-to-back road games to a rival and hiring a guy who could count his previous SEC win total on one hand.read more
If you’ve worked in media for a while, you’ve seen a boatload of what we lovingly call “consolidation” over the last couple decades. For those of us who’ve seen enough consolidation, what’s happening with college football looks awfully familiar, and we know what’s about to change.
Everything. Okay, not everything, but enough major changes are coming to make what’s already happened look like minor alterations in the landscape. Get ready to watch the entire structure of Division 1 college football go through a ginormous revamp, and there will be winners and losers aplenty.read more
So, I wrote this whole long post about TV money and conference realignment from my perspective as a media veteran. Apparently, my Contact form works just fine because I got a heaping helping of e-mails. Also, I saw plenty of comments online about the post.
Let’s talk about those, but first, an obligatory message that starts with two words: Thank you!
Seriously. I put that post up because I think the stuff in it is really interesting. I had no idea what would happen after that. Here’s what I’m saying thank you for:read more
It’s Championship Week! It’s the week that so much is on the line and so much is decided. Except for this year, of course, with Alabama and Ohio State already locked into playoff slots and Clemson one relatively easy win away from their spot. Oh, but the tension over that fourth slot!
One question: considering the best game of the day, by far, is a Big 12 game, do you think having a conference championship game in a 10-team conference is a bad idea? This is an open-ended question with no right answer…except for “yes”, which is exactly the right answer.read more
As Rivalry Weeks go, this one was about as exciting as the rest of the season, meaning not very. We had one great showdown in Columbus, and a bunch of bummers around the rest of the country.
Even the coaching drama that usually spices up December resolved early, with Texas grabbing the brass ring that is Tom Herman and LSU latching onto the booby prize. Yet, there’s hope: there may still be chaos to come in South Bend, North Eugene, and Eastern Tennessee, plus, if you inhale just right, you can smell the imminent return of the Mad Hatter, along with his promise of turmoil, fun, and bizarre clock management.read more
Welcome to the best week of the season…every season. It’s the week when countdown clocks across the country hit zero.
Oh, and this year, it’s also a hell of a lot more important than next week, when we’ll be looking at an unbelievably lame set of conference championship games.read more