SEC Wins Again Over Pac-12 Due to Incompetence of Scott/Guerrero

Jon Joseph Editorials 3 Comments

I was 10 years old in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik. I can tell you with certainty that Uncle Sammy’s reaction to being eclipsed technologically by the Red Menace was far more tepid than the SEC’s response to college football (CFB) satellite camps. The U.S. turned to NASA to bridge the gap. The SEC …

Athlon’s Preseason Final Four Prediction Escapes

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Ordinarily, when a reputable football news source publishes bowl projections or preseason rankings, you’d say the predictions were “released.” This past week, Athlon Sports published its preseason Top-25 and final four lists, and there’s no way these things were released, not even with a locked-on ankle bracelet. Athlon tabbed Ohio State, Auburn, Alabama and Baylor as its preseason …

College Football Drama and Elephants in the Room

Mike Merrell FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

Mike Merrell’s Three and Out Despite a mid-season hiccup that had bandwagon fans clinging for their dear fan-lives, the Oregon Ducks are in the first College Football Playoff as the Rose Bowl home team facing the Florida State Seminoles. It’s a great matchup: East vs West, North vs South, this year’s probable Heisman winner vs last year’s Heisman winner; and, …

College Football Playoff: Perils and Pleasure

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out To nobody’s surprise, the present four-team playoff system is proving to be at best a Band-Aid to stop the bleeding until a real solution is in place to crown a national champion in Division I-A football. Right or wrong, there seems to be a semblance of consensus over the top three teams, but it’s a train wreck …

College Football Nation: FSU Survives and Burning Couches, Baby!

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

This has been a wild season. It seems as soon as we think we know who will be the Top-4 teams making the playoffs, another upset happens. At this rate we might have a team finish 9-3 and still make the playoffs. We saw some great displays of offense and defense this week in some Top-25 action. A question to …

College Football Nation: Upsets Galore and Mississippi Uprising

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Arizona started the upset bus, and the state of Mississippi took over from there. Many had their top four penciled in for the playoffs, but after today they can just throw that list out. Thursday night, Duck fans were left to wonder when it will be their year, while Alabama fans are still learning to grasp the feeling and emotions …

College Football Nation: Hokies Poked and Boston College Runs over USC

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

What a day of upsets this weekend of college football gave us. All up and down the east coast David was slaying Goliath. As fans, we live for the upsets. To be able to see a true underdog emerge victorious is why we love sports. So much action to cover from all over the country today, so lets get into it. …

College Football Nation: Mariota’s Heisman Moment and Trojans Fight On

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  What a great weekend of college football with so many Top-25 match ups. The PAC-12 was on center stage this weekend with key matchups for the country to watch and enjoy. While the PAC-12 was celebrating its success, the B1G will be looking on to next week after a couple of humiliating losses. All of these great matchups are something fans should …

College Football Nation: The Vote and Penn State is Breaking Bad

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  When all you have to talk about from the past week of action is people arguing over uniforms, coaches trolling schools, and players apologizing for trash talk … then it’s a slow week.  We did have one big thing, though, with Northwestern’s football players taking a private vote about whether or not to unionize.  That story will be the main talking point …

College Football Nation: Texas has Fallen and Fiesta Bowl Prisoner

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Is anyone really paying attention to the college football world as March Madness is upon us?  I know I still care about college football and all it’s glory, but the college basketball tournament really helps occupy the time during this slow period.  I enjoy looking for the next “Cinderella” in the March Madness tournament.  I think everyone likes looking for …

College Football Nation: Cardinals Roll and Boise Beat Down

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

There’s only one week left until the National Championship Game.  Will the SEC’s streak continue or will Florida State end their reign in the final game of the BCS era?  Until that game we still have the bowl games to entertain us.  Some interesting matchups but no real compelling games.  This coming week, the matchups will get better and the BCS games will …

Truths, Half Truths and Outright Lies About San Antonio

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 12 Comments

Good morning, Duck fans.  In the days and weeks leading up to the Alamo Bowl there will be plenty of time for others here at fishduck.com/we’resohumblewedon’tcapitalizefish to break down the Zone Reads and the tendencies of the Ducks, Longhorns, and whoever Mack Brown is coaching when New Year’s Eve rolls around. Likewise, there will be time for me to skewer …