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2021 NFL Draft QB Rankings: #4, Mac Jones

People have gotten into this mindset where if a quarterback is perceived as “unathletic” then he’s got no shot in today’s NFL. It’s true that QB mobility is more important than ever in today’s NFL. But let’s not jump the gun and act like arm talent is not still the single most important factor for […]

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2021 NFL Draft QB Rankings: #1, Trevor Lawrence

Now that the 49ers have traded up to the third pick, it is all but assured that the first three picks will be quarterbacks. It’s even possible the first four picks are quarterbacks, and then potentially even five quarterbacks in the first 15 picks. This is an incredible draft in terms of QB talent. It […]

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Tide Roll (Plus: Trevor Lawrence No Longer Overrated?)

As I’m beginning to write this, the score of the National Championship game is 52-24. I think Ohio State just scored a garbage time TD but they’re reviewing it. It doesn’t really matter though. This thing is done. I know Ohio State had a lot of injuries and Covid absences, but the real story of […]

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The Natty: Bama vs. Ohio State Prediction

Bama opened as a -8 favorite over Ohio State looking ahead to Monday’s CFP National Championship game. This morning, game day, they moved up to -9. So obviously Bama is a big favorite. But does that mean they’re going to win? I’m going to outline my case for both teams and then make a prediction […]

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Is Clemson a Lock to Beat Notre Dame?

Heading into Saturday’s ACC Championship game between Clemson and Notre Dame, the consensus seems to be that Clemson has this one in the bag. And they have a lot going for them in favor of that assumption: They have the consensus #1 overall NFL draft pick for 2021 in Trevor Lawrence. They didn’t have Lawrence […]

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College Football Needs an 8-Team Playoff

The Big Ten has nullified its requirement that you must play at least 6 regular season games in order to qualify for the Big Ten Championship Game. This was obviously done to accommodate Ohio State, who has only played 5 games after three of them were canceled due to Covid. Their game against Maryland was […]

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Week 12 NFL Reactions

All NFL games but one have concluded for this week. We have a Wednesday Afternoon Football game still remaining–to my knowledge, the first time an NFL game has ever been played on a Wednesday. I’m all about it because usually Wednesdays suck for sports. On Monday you’ve got MNF, Tuesdays you get Tuesday night MACtion, […]

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Statistical NFL Rankings: Week 12

Every week I do power rankings, and while they’re partly based on statistics (i.e. where teams rank in the various categories), they’re mostly subjective. So I wanted to create a way to rank teams based purely on their statistical ranks in the major categories; a completely numbers-based system. What I did was I took 9 […]

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Week 11 Power Rankings: Rams on the Rise

Monday Night Football has just concluded. The Rams got an impressive 27-24 win in Tampa over Brady and the Bucs. Now we can do the power rankings for week 11: Steelers (10-0): Pretty simple. They haven’t lost. You might think the Chiefs are better, and I think that’s a perfectly valid opinion to have. In […]

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NFL Week 11 Rundown

The Stillers improve to 10-0. This was expected but maybe not exactly guaranteed given their tendency to play down to their competition. But they did not play down to Jacksonville’s level. They won easily, 27-3. The Ravens lose again. My big knock on the Ravens has been their inability to play from behind, but in […]

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