Clearinghouse Chaos Heisman Ballot v2.0

Who knows how long I’ll be able to come up with catchy ways to distinguish my Heisman ballot every week, but for now I’ll just throw out something random. Perhaps simply “Clearinghouse Chaos Heisman Ballot” will suffice since it only comes out once a week. Anywho, this week’s ballot is really heavy on quarterbacks, especially those from the Big 12, and it features a change at the top as well.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 5

Wow, what a weekend in college football. Oregon State kicked off the weekend in impressive fashion (albeit on a Thursday) by knocking off the #1 team in the land and Saturday was no less chaotic. When the dust settled 4 of the top 10 and 9 of the top 25 teams in last week’s poll lost and the national title picture was officially turned upside down and shook up like a snow globe.

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This is why we watch

With only one major sport going on right now, and only on one day out of the week at that, it can be tough to come up with something to write in every day. However as I was watching last night’s USC/Oregon State upset I couldn’t help but reflect on the awesome power of collegiate sports. Nowhere else can you see such an underdog rise up and knock off the favorite, let alone on such a regular basis as you see in college football.

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Are you ready for some……basketball?

For those of you out there who are itching for some roundball action, it is a lot closer than you think. Practice and midnight madness’s everywhere are less than a month away and the first games start in just 7 weeks. The highlight of the 2008-2009 kickoff to the college basketball season comes on November 18 when ESPN and their family of networks will broadcast a solid whole day of round the clock basketball programming. That’s right; from midnight to midnight you’ll be able to watch college basketball in all of its glory. Check out the schedule after the jump.

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Wednesday Weekend Primer, Week 5

Week 5 signals the last week before conference play ramps up in full. Thank god for the SEC having early conference games or else these early weekend primers would be nearly impossible to fill. Finding five quality matchups was kind of tough this week, but I was able to finally muster up an early road test for the #1 team in the land, a pair of inter-conference games featuring quality opponents, and of course the two biggies on tap for primetime on ABC and ESPN.

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Clearinghouse Chaos Heisman Ballot, Take 1

It was suggested to me last week that I start up my own Heisman watch because “every college/sports blog has one”. I tend to agree and the only reason I didn’t do one sooner was because I wanted to wait a while before I went about making these types of decisions. Much like my reasoning for not releasing a top 25 poll until the first week of October (maybe I’ll write on that later this week…) I didn’t want to start my Heisman thoughts too soon. Anywho, here’s the first installment of my personal top 5 for the 2008 Heisman Trophy.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 4

I must admit I didn’t get to see as much football over the weekend as I had hoped, due in large part to a near crippling virus that launched itself at my computer on Friday night that took me until late Saturday to get rid of. However I did take in a little in between waiting for antivirus software to run its course.

-Say what you want about the SEC being overrated and overhyped, but that LSU/Auburn game was one heck of a battle. It can only be summed up as one of the best games so far in this early going, featuring an electric atmosphere and palpable tension – even through the television. Auburn answered many of their critics by putting up 21 points on a pretty stout defense. LSU answered many of their own critics by putting up 26 of their own against arguably the best defense in the nation. After an ugly and sputtering first half the Bayou Bengals turned it on in the second half and, for a week at least, probably quieted may of the detractors who paint the SEC as nothing more than an offensive-starved conference that overrates the defense.

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