Biggest House, Best Fans, By the Numbers

Why go to the game when you can livestream from your phone, tablet or laptop, or watch it on an array of networks via cable and satellite TV? Easy answer – there’s nothing quite like being in a stadium with thousands (sometimes more than 100,000) of other football fans cheering for their team, donning their school colors, and ultimately experiencing the feeling of victory or … Continue reading Biggest House, Best Fans, By the Numbers

Trick Kick – Super Feat

I’ve always had empathy for kickers. It’s got to be one of the more difficult positions on a football team because a kicker can either save the day or ruin the moment. If they make the field goal to win the game, they’re hoisted on the shoulders of their teammates and paraded off the field like Rudy. If they miss and the team loses, everyone’s … Continue reading Trick Kick – Super Feat

It was 1986

Remember the sports headlines from that year? If not, let me refresh your memory and enlighten those that have no recollection of it whatsoever because they weren’t even born yet. The year was 1986. The NCAA college football national champ was Penn State, the Mets won the world series, Boston Celtics were the NBA champs, and Becker and Navratilova took Wimbledon by storm. Ronald Reagan … Continue reading It was 1986

Care for a Cupcake?

Who doesn’t like cupcakes?! Actually, I don’t, but I’m not referring to a melt-in-your-mouth cake topped and decorated with at least 3″ of pure sugar, baked in a paper cup. The ‘cupcake’ I’m referring to is what college football defines as a very weak opponent; one that typically yields an easy victory. Most often these cupcakes travel to the dominant team’s home field and take … Continue reading Care for a Cupcake?

25 Years with College GameDay

Has it really been that long? It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Chris Fowler started as the host of ESPN’s College GameDay; a show that aired its first episode in 1987. GameDay is the hallmark of Saturday mornings during college football season. The show has definitely evolved in many ways over the years and I’ll admit it’s going to be strange without Chris just … Continue reading 25 Years with College GameDay

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It may not be the holidays yet, but it’s next best season of the year! SING WITH ME FOOTBALL FANS… It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be college kids yelling, And fans will be telling you, get up and cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.   It’s the hap-happiest season of all, With those rivalry games and high hopes … Continue reading Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Two Days and Two QB’s

I’m not a morning person and I don’t typically wake up early (on purpose or otherwise). I’m keenly aware that football season must be upon us after waking up at 4:21 this morning thinking about the whole dilemma of two Quarterbacks and numerous coaches as of last week that STILL don’t know who they’re going to name as their starting QB. This is mind-blowing to … Continue reading Two Days and Two QB’s

KICKBALL – NOT Just for Kids

Remember childhood days of playing kickball? In the past, if you didn’t grow up to be a professional athlete you were limited on options to play competitive team sports… as a grown-up. In recent years, adult recreational co-ed sports leagues started popping up all over the country and they’re continuing to boom in popularity; mostly Kickball and Dodgeball. These sports provide a creative way to … Continue reading KICKBALL – NOT Just for Kids

Rivalries RING True

It’s August and that means football season is around the corner which ALSO means rivalries are heating up and emotions are beginning to run high. There’s nothing quite as intense as a college football rivalry. I decided to conduct a small experiment to prove just that and all I had to do was post my picture on Facebook holding an icon from my rival school, … Continue reading Rivalries RING True

Puffed Up about Pre-Season Rankings

FPI, FBS, CFP, BCS – OMG! For as long as I can remember, the college football pre-season rankings were as delectable as thick syrup on a stack of hot pancakes off the griddle… dripping with anticipation. Pre-Season Football Rankings can puff up a team or deflate it faster than a kid can prick a balloon with a needle or a mere sitting! Historically, pre-season rankings … Continue reading Puffed Up about Pre-Season Rankings