With all the talk of the Plus-1 format being set up to determine college football’s National Champion, I thought I would try a different idea. This idea has almost no chance of working, since the Pac-10 and Big Ten conference commissioners have already stated that they will pull out of the Bowl Championship Series if the Plus-1 format or whatever number team playoff was implemented. My idea calls for all of the BCS conference champions and two wild card teams from non-BCS conferences to play it out for the title.
The National Football League playoffs give football fans a little bit of everything. Whether it be a botched snap on a field goal that would win the game, a game winning field goal, or driving down the length of a football field to win a game. This is the best time of the year for football fans, regardless if your team is in or out.
After Troy Smith and the Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Florida Gators Monday night, it all has come to me. Troy Smith will be mediocre in the Sunday league, at best. But that isn’t anything new for draft experts like Mel Kiper Jr.
In this day and age, being a head coach for a major college program, or professional team can be demanding. And as most coaches eventually find out, lonely. Now since it is in season, this article highlights NCAA football, and the NFL. But just like football, it can hold true in basketball, and baseball as well.
It has come to my attention over the past couple of years. Video games are starting to take the place of real sports. These games have brought new meaning to the words, Virtual Reality.
After watching the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboy’s at Texas Stadium on Christmas night, I now realize the Eagles are now the favorite to win the NFC. Philadelphia clinched a playoff berth with a 9-6 record, and with a win next week against Atlanta, they will clinch an NFC East title. This has been a major turn-around for a team that was considered “dead” after a primetime loss to Indianapolis. But that game truly was the beginning.
With the college football regular season ending in four weeks, I thought it was time for a column about the key matchups that will form the Bowl Championship Series Bowl games and the National Championship. There are a total of 10 matchups that will undoubtedly decide conference championships and at-large berths as well as teams vying for a national championship. Get ready!
After a bittersweet football weekend where my Ohio State Buckeyes won in Iowa, and my Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Patriots, I was hoping that Monday night would be the best game of the week. Well, it wasn’t exactly the best game but the result couldn’t have been better for the Philadelphia Eagles who defeated the Packers 31-9. It might have been the Packers but the Eagles are slowing showing their former selves.
With the 2006 playoffs starting Tuesday that means there will be a million predictions between now and the World Series. With that in mind I felt I could give some of my knowledge and predictions for the playoffs even though none of my “favorite” teams are in. So lets get our hands dirty and diagnose this thing.
The past two weeks in baseball will be two weeks that I could hardly forget. I mean sure the American League playoff teams are set with the Yankees, Twins, Tigers, and A’s making the post-season this year. But now it is the National League’s turn as only one of the four playoffs spots have been secured. So as I speak six teams are fighting for three more spots in this years playoffs. And you better believe all six teams have as realistic a chance as the Mets to play baseball in October. So let’s see the teams involved.