The Triumphant Return

Well after more than a month off I figure it’s about time to get back in the saddle and put some stuff up on the blog. The wedding was awesome and the honeymoon was even better, but unfortunately the end result was me being mostly out of touch with the sports world for most of November. Never fear though as I have plenty of thoughts to share and reflect as the football season winds down and basketball starts to gear up.

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Top 25, Week 10

Last week’s games brought plenty of excitement and, for the first time in a long time, some change at the top of the polls.  Who stepped up to take the recently vacated #1 spot?  How far did Georgia drop after their thumping?  Find out that and more in this week’s top 25.

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Week 9 Heisman Ballot

It’s amazing how life can get in the way of things. Yesterday ended up being very busy for me, as the final days leading up to any wedding can be, so I didn’t get to my Heisman ballot like I had hoped. Thanks to an incredible performance in a huge game, and a lackluster performance by last week’s leader, there’s a new name at the top. How does the rest of the top 5 shake out? Find out inside.

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Week 9 Top 25

The top 3 last week all passed their tests, some close and some not so close.  However there was still plenty of action between ranked teams and there was plenty of movement in the bottom half.  Find out inside who the big winners and losers from week 9 were.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 9

Week 9 came and went and another exciting week is now in the books. The top 3 all passed their tests and the national title picture is no clearer than it has been for the past month. In fact, as these teams continue to win and run out of games to lose, things will continue to become more complicated and debate will continue to rage even more.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 8

Week 8 of the college football season didn’t feature the upsets that we all love, especially in the top 10, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty to glean from it. The #1 team faced a test at home coming off of an emotional game, points were put up in Conference USA like it was Arena League, and the little guy darling went down hard on Thursday night.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 7

For all of the drama and excitement that last week lacked, I think this past weekend definitely made up for it. We saw probably the best game of the year so far, a top 5 team go down at home in primetime, and a couple more little guy schools continue their undefeated run. The best part? In the aftermath there is still some colossal matchups coming down the pike.

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Week 6 Heisman Ballot

Perhaps I’ve been putting “Clearinghouse Chaos” on too many of my posts, so I’m going to distinguish my Heisman Ballots in the extremely creative way of attaching the current week to the title. As I noted in yesterday’s thoughts on the weekend there wasn’t a whole lot of exciting action and with such little action among the polls there was also very little action among the Heisman favorites.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 6

I really need to figure out something to put up on Thursdays/Fridays until basketball season starts and/or something noteworthy happens in the nonrevenue sports worth writing about. I’ve got an idea rattling around in my head and maybe I’ll debut another weekly segment later this week. Regardless, week 6 was a relatively boring week in that there were no major upsets that rocked the national landscape, but there was still plenty to be gleaned from the action.

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Wednesday Weekend Primer, Week 6

Conference play is finally here and in full swing! With conference play comes the best matchups of the season and the beginning of one of the best months in sports. October is a month that is traditionally filled with some of the best college football games of the year as teams are finally moving from their soft non-con schedules to playing “real” teams in conference play. October is when name schools finally have to leave their friendly home confines to play a game. And October also is the MLB playoffs, a fairly entertaining affair in and of itself – although that has nothing to do with collegiate sports.

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