An Ode to the MAC: The Conference That Always Defies the Odds With its Continued Survival.

There are three things certain in life: Death, Taxes, and the MAC Surviving Conference Realignment. The key to the MAC’s unprecedented level of stability: Being just weak enough that the P5 has no interest in poaching any of their membership, while being strong enough to fend off raids from G5 conferences. te Founded in 1946… Continue reading An Ode to the MAC: The Conference That Always Defies the Odds With its Continued Survival.

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Think Alabama-FSU is the most hyped opening week game of all time? Nebraska-Penn State 1983 would like to have a word with you (Part II)

Author’s Note: This is Part II of a two-part article. Part I can be found here. The 1983 Penn State-Nebraska matchup was touted as a rematch/revenge game for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers did more than enough to deliver a meal best served cold. The Nittany Lions were walloped by Nebraska by a score of 44-6. A touchdown by… Continue reading Think Alabama-FSU is the most hyped opening week game of all time? Nebraska-Penn State 1983 would like to have a word with you (Part II)

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Think Alabama-FSU is the most hyped opening week game of all time? Nebraska-Penn State 1983 would like to have a word with you (Part I)

Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part article. Part II can be found here. The 2017 football season will feature a rare top-five matchup in its first week when #1 Alabama plays #3 Florida State. The rarity of such event and the abnormally high combined rank has caused fans and media to label it the… Continue reading Think Alabama-FSU is the most hyped opening week game of all time? Nebraska-Penn State 1983 would like to have a word with you (Part I)

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History of NFL Expansion and Realignment (Las Vegas Raiders Edition)

With news that the Raiders are on the verge of moving to Las Vegas I decided to update my NFL expansion and realignment project to include this move, fix a typo, and slow down the gif. This project uses the same template as the college football conference realignment gif/pictures I made last year. Some important things to… Continue reading History of NFL Expansion and Realignment (Las Vegas Raiders Edition)

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When the MAC Expelled Eastern Michigan and the Revenge Tour That Followed

With Eastern Michigan (EMU) playing in the 2016 Bahamas Bowl I would like to take this opportunity to examine the last time EMU went to a bowl back in 1987. The 1987 Eastern Michigan football season is a fascinating story as it symbolized a complete reversal of fortune for a program that had struggled in… Continue reading When the MAC Expelled Eastern Michigan and the Revenge Tour That Followed

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The College Football Playoff Committee has made things worse for the G5.

Note: This is a follow up to a two part series regarding the 2014 Marshall football season. When the College Football Playoffs (CFP) was created it was championed as a milestone that greatly improved college football. This was due in large part to the CFP replacing the unpopular BCS System. The BCS was a lightning… Continue reading The College Football Playoff Committee has made things worse for the G5.

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