Monthly Archives: November 2010

The realignment wheel keeps on turning…

I have to say, I’m disappointed and a little confused to hear of TCU’s move to the Big East, a move that effectively ends any chance of changing or breaking the hegemony of the Big Six conferences over college football. Admittedly, adding Boise State isn’t quite an equal trade-off for losing Utah and BYU, but […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 14 Picks

Week 14 (December 12): Tentative game: Philadelphia @ Dallas Prospects: 7-4 v. 3-8. The Cowboys’ hard charge stalling against the Saints probably doomed this game to be flexed out. Protected games: Patriots-Bears (CBS). Other possible games mentioned on last week’s Watch and their records: Bucs (7-4)-Redskins (5-6), Jags (6-5)-Raiders (5-6), and Chiefs (7-4)-Chargers (6-5). Impact […]

2010 College Football Rankings – Week 12

On the eve of a huge Friday of college football, there’s a new #1 in the C Ratings. #1 Boise State is the beneficiary of #2 TCU not playing last week, but they should increase their lead after playing #16 Nevada while TCU plays lowly New Mexico. #3 Oregon didn’t slip for their idle hands, […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 11

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. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Why I’m not heaping praise on Jimmie Johnson

Another year has come and gone, and with it another year of Jimmie Johnson winning the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Oh, it was tougher this year, but it’s now five straight, two more consecutive Sprint Cup championships than any other driver in NASCAR history. And with it has come another round of NASCAR pundits […]

2010 College Football Rankings – Week 11

The top six in the C Ratings remain the same as last week; #1 TCU had too big a lead to be terribly affected by Utah’s loss to Notre Dame. So instead, let’s talk about the chaotic Big Ten race, where I think I actually heard one person on ESPN (I think it was Kirk […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 10

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. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 12 Picks

Week 12 (November 28): Tentative game: San Diego @ Indianapolis Prospects: 6-3 v. 4-5; the Chargers’ win over the Texans potentially put the NFL in a difficult situation. They had a bye this week, so they couldn’t make it back to .500, but they’re close enough, and have enough upward momentum that history suggests will […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 9

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. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

2010 College Football Rankings – Week 10

A #1 TCU-#2 Boise State national championship game? That’s what the C Ratings seem to be suggesting. TCU was already #1; beating up on #13 Utah just means they’re building an insurmountable lead. But Boise State beat up on a good Hawaii team, while #3 Oregon beat up on a Washington team that will probably […]