Monthly Archives: December 2007

Return of Da Countdown – long-form style

I profess to having something of an interest in politics, and I’m starting to follow the coming 2008 election with some interest. From here until November 4, I’ll be counting down every second here on Da Blog. More such countdowns are forthcoming. UPDATE: Blogger appears to bastardize the JavaScript code in the name of “debugging” […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch and Playoff Watch: Week 14

Well, now I’m not sure how much I should have relied on Awful Announcing for the protections not provided by Michael Hiestand, because AA pulled a brain freeze earlier this week and claimed there were protected games Week 17. Notwithstanding that that is expressly prohibited, it would also violate the limit on the number of […]

New SuperPower Rankings once again

Very briefly: Picking Detroit over San Diego as the Upset Special, because I still believe the Lions are almost as good as everyone thought they were when they were 6-2. No one will look at the schedule and notice that this losing streak has come almost entirely against good, playoff-bound teams.

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 16 picks

Week 16 (December 23): Tentative game: Tampa Bay @ San Francisco Prospects: Very problematic, even with the Bucs’ success, which just makes it look lopsided. Tell me NBC and the NFL won’t settle for 8-5 v. 3-10. Protected games according to AA: Texans-Colts (CBS) and Packers-Bears (FOX). Other possible games mentioned on Wednesday’s Watch and […]

Golden Bowl Tournament Quarterfinals

At least I got any votes at all, but I got a grand total of two total votes on the poll, so I had to make decisions on the other six matchups myself. #1 Virginia Tech v. #8 Oklahoma (Cotton Bowl)In a tight contest, Oklahoma survives by the seat of their pants after stalling a […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 13

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. Last year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. CBS and Fox were able to […]

New rankings and other errata

You know what I just realized? The 2004 Auburn and Utah titles are going to be unified at the Sugar Bowl. Meanwhile, the BCS Title Game won’t involve an undefeated team and neither team holds any lineal title. Arkansas will defend its Princeton Title at the Cotton Bowl (“Just a few days ago, Missouri was […]


The SuperPower Rankings and the SNF picks are going to be VERY late tonight. I wouldn’t expect them before 10 PST at the earliest.

2007 Golden Bowl Tournament Selection Show

Welcome to the first annual Selection Show for the simulated Golden Bowl Tournament – your chance to see what a playoff would be like. If you want a playoff in college football, it’ll probably take the form here. Here are the parameters of the tournament: 11 teams are selected from the Conference Champions of all […]

Who SHOULD Be Going to Which Bowls?

Based on my understanding of the bowl tie-ins and the College Football Rankings, while respecting the bowl eligibility rules. Teams on the left of an “OR” assume the BCS selects partly based on its standings; those on the right of one, if it selects purely based off my rankings. Poinsettia: Utah v. Navy New Orleans: […]