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Celebrating The Generalized Mayhem That Is College Football
For A Fiftieth Of A Century


The Chaos Index, Final Regular Season: S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!

With a shocking one-year hiatus from the usual mayhem in Austin, 2017 was the year the SEC returned to its alleged place atop the college football hierarchy, with two teams in the playoff, and five truly colossal trainwrecks atop this hot mess right here! You can’t actually make up some of the insane nonsense that went down in the land of Sankey. (And that pun writes itself, doesn’t it?) Seriously, where else could you get a coach melting down about alleged death threats in his presser and negotiating his buyout a week later during a rivalry game…and still not have the biggest pile of pandemonium in the conference? Chaos…it just means more in SEC Country!

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C’est La TV: College Football Is About To Change A Whole Lot More Than You Realize

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.

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The Chaos Index, Week 13: Earth Spins Off Axis

How does it feel to know that everything you’ve always known to be true is wrong?

Alabama is not infalliable. UCLA is apparently a more desirable job that Florida. Tennessee is now a second-tier gig. Stuff’s happening so fast that you can’t even write a good college football blog without having to add in after-the-fact smartassery.

Also, Alabama is fallible. WTF, Tide? Is nothing sacred or predictable any more?

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The Chaos Index, Week Twelve: So Bad It Made You Pine For Sunday

A few weeks ago, we gave “the schedule” the #1 spot in this hot mess because it was so freaking awful. Had we thought about it, we’d have waited until this week to rip on that bitch because what the “great powers” of college football offered us this week was, in retrospect, an effing joke. Congrats to Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina on fending off a veritable murderers row of tomato cans on their way to Rivalry Week. Oh, and thanks for making sure this week rivaled the worst we’ve seen in ages. In other news, the coaching carousel just got real interesting, didn’t it?

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C’est La TV: You Respond, I Respond – It’s Almost Like A Dialog!

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:

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The Chaos Index, Week Eleven: You Can Smell The Two-Loss Playoff Team From Here

Surely you remember ten years ago when two-loss LSU finished in the BCS top two and blasted Ohio State to win the national championship. (To be fair, both of the Tigers’ losses were in triple overtime.) Well, now that we’re looking at four teams battling for a weird-looking trophy, we don’t even need the King Of Chaos, Les Miles, to find our way to a two-loss championship contender. We’re practically guaranteed two-loss Pac-12 and Big 12 champions – Still happy you created a championship game, B12? – and it’s pretty clear that Georgia is going to fulfill the SEC East’s role of being roadkill in that championship game. Anyway, enjoy the righteous mess that’s about to spill out of what now passes for rivalry week.

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