What is College Football’s Magic Number?

On the eve of the second inaugural College Football Playoff, I ask, how many teams should get to play for a championship? Every sport does what is best for competition, MONEY, and its teams. As much as you do not want to exclude championship caliber teams, you also do not want undeserving teams taking part either. In short, there is no universal right answer, nor will any answer be perfect every year. The point is to get it right as often as possible and deal with abnormalities as they go. Read More

Superman Has No Kryptonite

Full disclosure here, I am a Cam Newton fan. I was never sold on him as a pro-prospect, but I surely hoped he would develop to be a solid NFL starter. I definitely never imagined he would be this good. Outside of an unforeseen meltdown in one of his last 2 games, Cam has runaway with the MVP award and his team, the Carolina Panthers, are running away with the NFC. Not to say that Carson Palmer, Russell Wilson and Tom Brady are not having spectacular seasons, but none of them are doing it as well as Sir Cameron Newton. Read More

Odell Beckham: The American Dream

Odell Beckham Jr. is the sports headline of the week. If you missed it, you really missed out. In embarrassing, nauseating, and fascinating fashion, Odell Beckham went full on temper tantrum. At certain points in the game he became so caught up in the fight with the Panther’s secondary that he quit playing football. He just lined up and waited for the ball to be snapped to go head-hunting. The causation of these actions are speculative and range from frustration and immaturity to fear and ignorance. While I cannot tell you why he really did it, I can tell you it does not matter. Read More

The Failure of College Football

The College Football Playoff is not working. Okay, I will admit, it is interesting. As a College Football fan, I have never been more drawn to watch every Top 25 match-up. More teams than ever have a chance to play for a National Title. The Playoff is allowing for more inclusion and a more accurate champion, but it is not good enough. The issue is the committee. The 12-person selection committee is failing us. Their job is to select the 4 best teams to compete in the playoff, but are they really doing that? Or are they just giving us the 4 biggest brands to generate revenue and debate? Read More