Checking the Score: Bowling With The Playoff Committee

Jon Joseph Editorials

One game remains to be played in the 2021 college football (CFB) season. On Monday, January 10, 2022, No. 1 Alabama will play No. 3 Georgia in Indianapolis to decide, among other things, whether Oregon will open the 2022 season against the defending national champion or the runner-up. It should come as no surprise that these two SEC behemoths are …

Future of the Pac-12: “Three Strikes and You’re Out?”

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Have three terrible business decisions have dropped the Pac-12 from significance to college football (CFB) irrelevancy? STRIKE 1 – The Rose Bowl In 1902 the first bowl game was played on New Year’s Day (NYD) in Pasadena California in association with the City of Pasadena’s traditional Rose Bowl Parade. Michigan played Stanford in the East-West Bowl Game. Michigan defeated Stanford …

College Football: How Do You Make a Champion?

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COACH: “Son, this is your fifth year in the program.” STUDENT ATHLETE: “Spot on Coach. Gimme five, my man.” COACH: “Give you five? What, as-a-once-upon-a-time, a 5-Star recruit, have you given me or this team? I can’t figure out whether you are lacking in intelligence, or are you simply apathetic?” STUDENT ATHLETE : “Coach, I don’t know, and I don’t …

Jon Joseph, THE WIZARD OF ODDS at FishDuck

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28-14, 28-14, 28-14! Take that Vegas Wise Guys! (Calm down JJ; hubris is a witch!) OK, with all due respect to the gods of college football (CFB) I have managed to luck out so far in 2020. A true blessing in a year that has been anything but lucky. A 28-14 betting record is, by far, my best year ever …

College Football is Proceeding Just Fine without Oregon and the Pac-12

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Larry’s Lackeys, aka the Pac-12 university chancellors and presidents, met on Friday, September 19th, to discuss playing in 2020. The Conference of Champions gurus were not able to come to a decision and agreed to reconsider the issue later on September 24. According to ‘The Bootlegger‘ football blog, Stanford is adamantly opposed to playing ball in calendar year 2020. The …

What Are Your Takeaways From First Weeks of College Football?

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After two weeks of intermittent college football play, we find ourselves at the first in-season reflection point of 2020. Albeit without Our Beloved Ducks on the field, it’s a point that us fans are all seeing in different perspectives. Without Pac-12 football and the Ducks playing this Fall, what are your takeaways from the games you’ve seen thus far? Any …