03 January 2015

2015 College Football Coaching Carousel: Grading the Hires

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As the regular season has concluded for 2014, the coaching carousel is spinning once again. What has made carousel more intriguing is the inclusion of the some of the biggest programs in college football. How did each program do in their respective search? Here are my grades.

31 December 2014

2015 NFL Playoff Predictions: Wild Card

The 2015 NFL Playoffs commence this weekend with two doubleheaders of action. Which four clubs will win their Wild Card contests in order to advance to the Divisional round to take on the teams that were off this weekend? Here are my picks.

2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal Predictions

Remember when the Bowl Championship Series was still a thing? Well now it is a relic as we have finally come to a playoff in college football, and it debuts on New Year's Day. Four teams will be playing in a semifinal in order to advance to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship in Arlington on January 12th. Who will survive and advance? Here are my predictions.

29 December 2014

The Panthers are hosting a playoff game with a losing record, and that's okay

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The Carolina Panthers at one point this season went two months without winning a football game. They allowed more points than they scored, 35 to be exact, and they finished with a 7-8-1 record. And yet here they are, having won their final four games to win the NFC South and get to host a game in the NFC Playoffs. They will only host a team in the Arizona Cardinals that only won four more games than them. Therefore, this has led many an observer to say that a division winner should not automatically get to host a playoff game.

However, I don't agree with that mindset and here is why.