Now No. 2, Cincinnati a True Playoff Contender, with No Room For Error

The 2021 college football season may have some notes of 2007, but it is not there yet. We are in season eight of the College Football Playoff format, and a Group of 5 team is not just on the outside screaming for people to pay attention. It is currently in position to be in theContinue reading “Now No. 2, Cincinnati a True Playoff Contender, with No Room For Error”

Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery

With college athletes now allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness (N.I.L.), more money is flowing in. For college football, money matters more than anything. Oh, wait. You thought I was going to say tradition? You’re adorable! Traditions in college football have been dying over the last 20-plus years with conference realignment,Continue reading “Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery”

Mix & Match Monday: OK, These Cicadas Suck

After the pandemic put a damper on the summer of 2020, this summer will be closer to normal. The only problem is, it coincides with the emergence of Brood X Cicadas in my area. Originally, I thought “meh, I’ve seen these things before. They’re annoying but it won’t be too bad”. This past week, itContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: OK, These Cicadas Suck”

For Brian Kelly, His Success at Notre Dame is Graded on Championships

If you have ever taken a walk around Notre Dame Stadium, there are statues of Notre Dame coaches Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Lou Holtz. What do these men have in common? Simple, they all won at least one national championship in South Bend. For Brian Kelly, he will eventually surpassContinue reading “For Brian Kelly, His Success at Notre Dame is Graded on Championships”

The “Meh” Sports Weekend

Well, we’re almost through the first month of 2020. I hope you’re pacing yourself. It’s going to be a bumpy year. We got an impeachment trial underway in the Senate and caucuses and primaries on the horizon after Punxsutawney Phil decides to add a 13th month to this year’s calendar. January hasn’t been all thatContinue reading “The “Meh” Sports Weekend”

There’s One Reason to Smile as a Steelers Fan This Week

It has not been a good week for the Pittsburgh Steelers and its fans. The team saw its franchise quarterback leave last Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks with an elbow injury, requiring surgery that would keep him out the rest of the season and putting the team’s hopes of climbing out of a 0-2Continue reading “There’s One Reason to Smile as a Steelers Fan This Week”

The Joy and Anguish of Being a Notre Dame Fan

Tonight, Notre Dame begins its 2019 season at Louisville against the Cardinals. On one hand, I’m excited. I would be more happy if they played this Saturday afternoon, but they’re back. But I also know, much like a tweet from the President, the season can go sideways quickly. I was born into a family thatContinue reading “The Joy and Anguish of Being a Notre Dame Fan”

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FBS-FCS Week 1 Matchups

For those of you new to any blog I’ve had, this is a series that started on my other blog “Gallagher’s Word“. Week 1 of the college football season doesn’t have a lot of great matchups. Some Power 5 schools tend to schedule weaker FBS opponents and some are still paying FCS schools to getContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FBS-FCS Week 1 Matchups”

AAF: The Fix Football Fans Need

At this time of year, we’re usually undergoing a football withdrawal in this country. The Super Bowl is played the first Sunday of February (this year’s game was about as bad as the halftime show) and then we’re left without organized football until the preseason in August. Luckily, America’s football addiction has new methadone clinicContinue reading “AAF: The Fix Football Fans Need”