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Big 10 Power Rankings: extremely glib edition

Big 10 Power Rankings: extremely glib edition
Doing a power rankings is fun and interesting in the beginning and/or middle of the season. Towards the end, it’s kind of useless. You just look at the standings. Also, preconference basketball doesn’t really mean as much as conference action. That’s when we’ll learn a lot more. Now that Butler has knocked off the #1 Hoosiers, you know they’ll lose their spot at #1 here as well. Guess who the new #1 is...

B1G QB Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason

B1G QB Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason
No snarky or witty intro here, let’s just get down to the brass tax. You know what this post is about. For our team power rankings go here 1. Denard Robinson- Wolverines All his deep completions are just lucky jump balls that he throws up there. And he lofts it when he shouldn’t. And doesn’t... Read more »

Post Media Day B1G Power Rankings

Post Media Day B1G Power Rankings
These are highly subject to change. Brady Hoke remarked at Media Day that UM was picked fifth in their division a year ago; and just outside the top 25 in the year they won their last national title- 1997. So maybe these rankings don’t really mean all that much? Of course, that won’t stop you... Read more »
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Penn State Football Season Preview (some "on the field" stuff)

Penn State Football Season Preview (some "on the field" stuff)
This is a first for the two years I’ve been doing the college football 77 in 77- having to move a team WAY DOWN the rankings before the season has even started. And putting the Penn State Nittany Lions this high, is still way too high. But there’s nothing else I can do given the... Read more »

Details on new College Football Playoff System

Details on new College Football Playoff System
Like the famous book is titled “Death to the BCS ,” and it looks like it’s finally here as the University presidents announced approval of a 4-team seeded playoff for college football. The committee will select teams based on conference championships and strength of schedule, beginning with the 2014 season. There will be 6 bowls to be utilized as part of the semifinals, likely to include the 4 BCS bowls. The title game will be bid out to cities just like the Super Bowl. One city you’ll see for sure in the mix is Indianapolis...

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports

Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesting in Sports
Without a doubt, the news story of the year in 2011 was Penn State. Joe Paterno went from all time leader in college football victories to enabler of child rape in less than a week. Has there ever been a fall from grace this far, this fast? Has there ever been such a disgusting monster... Read more »
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Scary Thought: Jerry Sandusky Camp T-Shirts Selling Well on Ebay

Scary Thought: Jerry Sandusky Camp T-Shirts Selling Well on Ebay
Lately, my daily work schedule has included the following additions to my “to do list.” -Check latest headlines on child rape case surrounding premier college football program. -Write/publish reaction post on Penn State. -Check latest headlines on child molestation case surrounding premier college basketball program. -Write/publish reaction post on Syracuse. Sounds about as gloomy as... Read more »

Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Brutally Honest Preview

Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Brutally Honest Preview
I understand why Tom Bradley was chosen as interim successor to Joe Paterno, but he really isn’t the warm and cuddly face the University needs right now. At a time when the program should be showing great humility, Bradley has been anything but. He’s only making more people hate PSU. But who really cares about... Read more »

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Brutally Honest Game Preview

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Brutally Honest Game Preview
Last week, the Penn State Nittany Lions played their first game after the biggest story is sports history unfolded on their campus. It led to their first Big Ten loss of the season. This week they’ll take to the road for the first time in the wake of the PSU pedophilia scandal, and face the... Read more »
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Joe Paterno's Bizarre Real Estate Transfer: Did he Foresee Scandal Coming?

Joe Paterno's Bizarre Real Estate Transfer: Did he Foresee Scandal Coming?
According to insiders within the Penn State program, Joe Paterno was the CEO of not just college football, but everything else surrounding the team in Happy Valley. He was cold, calculating, and in control of all that went on. So those claiming the senility defense, “oh he’s a confused old man,”- sorry that just doesn’t... Read more »
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