Bad CFB is still good CFB
You've never lived until you've felt like the only person on earth watching a weeknight game in miserable weather with an impossible point total, delirious announcer, and backup punter at quarterback for no clear reason.
You can’t predict anything about 2020, but you can depend on Kansas
The Jayhawks will get some fresh air every Saturday and not much else
In every way, the XFL is more football
We’ll see if that’s what people want.
The 136 most XFL team names in football history
Let’s find the most Xtreme teams in all of American and Canadian pro and college football.
All the ways Ole Miss’ fake pee changed the world (updated)
On Thanksgiving 2019, a Mississippi man pretended to pee like a dog. Then nothing was the same.
The 15 most overmatched teams ever, based on schedule strength
Let’s find the most schedule-doomed team of each decade in college football history.
The 70 most overrated teams ever, one from every preseason AP Poll
Here’s the biggest disappointment from every preseason poll in AP history.
84 plays that defined 2010s college football
Let a list of very good (and very not good) plays tell you the story of CFB’s decade.
2019 bowl season’s 50 finest moments, ranked by The Top Whatever
Each week or so, The Top Whatever ranks all the college football things that must be ranked. This edition ranks the entire 2019 season’s postseason.
The first Rose Bowl was one of the worst games ever
Fittingly for this sport, the 1902 Rose Bowl was ugly as hell, made a lot of money, and spawned a tradition that lasted generations.
Bama’s missed kicks have seldom actually mattered
It almost never matters ... except when it really does.
The 7 greatest SEC-SoCon Challenge games ever
The SEC likes to give itself automatic wins in mid-November. Well, they’re not exactly automatic.
The recent successes of Rutgers football
Don’t mock Rutgers if you’re on this list.
The Rutgers Classic: A proposal
A special event airing opposite the Big Ten Championship, if and when we require it.
Bad teams should structure coach contracts like NCAA Football’s
P5 bottom-feeders should offer coaches very self-aware goals, then reward them with time.
The Realignment Window: Winning when the good teams leave
Leaving for a better conference sounds enticing. But what if you stay put and win your depleted league? These are the best teams ever at doing that.
Bad Idea Time: Let every conference share Rutgers
The Scarlet Knights provide one of the most valuable services in all of college football.
A history of CFB’s 44 last-place games, from 1869 to 2019
Here’s one way of finding every season in which the two worst major-level CFB teams played each other.
Why Ole Miss is Ole Miss: A GIF exhibit
Salt, acid, fat, and defeat: These are the four elements at the heart of Rebels football.
Pitt’s history as the Death Star of silly football upsets
When the Panthers beat a top-20 team, they somehow always do so without themselves looking like a top-20 team.
19 CFB superpowers who are owned by smaller teams
In this sport, the big guys almost always beat the little guys. Almost.
Every Kansas football win since 2008, ranked
The Jayhawks have been in the wilderness for a while, but there have been bright spots — occasionally.
The 63 greatest bowl game names of all time
A list filled with such beautiful poetry, the Poulan Weed Eater Independence Bowl isn’t #1 any more.
A 91-year history of ‘too many bowl games’ whining
Don’t like football on TV? Then you’re making the same argument somebody was making back when there was only one bowl.
Hail ‘Bill Walsh CFB,’ king of knockoff entertainment
Reminiscing and grading the least-endorsed football video game ever made.
When a forgotten WAC game delivered the wildest points explosion ever
It’s an accomplishment that’s so weird, the NCAA made up a "record" just for it.
Fans plan. God laughs
We can appreciate college football more if we accept each upcoming season as one more wave in an ocean of mystery.
Notre Dame’s lost 8 straight big bowls. Let’s rank them
When the Irish get to New Year’s Six-caliber games, they lose.
Bad Idea Time: Why it should cost one point to punt
Here are seven ways this would make football better.
The All-Bad Combine Team
Like you and me, these guys did not exactly blow away the athleticism testing drills. Unlike us, they became NFL studs anyway.
The Bobby Petrino shenanigans timeline
There's a reason Bobby Petrino keeps getting new jobs despite these scandals, mistruths, and escapes: most of his teams win a lot of games.