Just when I thought things were starting to take shape, 6 of the top 10 teams in my power rankings lost. After navigating through a complex system of levers and pulleys, and a couple Miller Lites, I was able to develop this weeks rankings.
As if the matchup between the 7th ranked Wisconsin Badgers and 8th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers didn't already have enough spine-tingling energy around it, ESPN has announced that it's College Gameday program will air live from Madison on Saturday (9:00am CST).
If you're ever in need of some outside-the-box thinking when it comes to your consumption of sports, might I suggest the Wall St. Journal? They have an underrated sports section that often times explores thought provoking avenues.
It usually takes about 5 weeks before things start to settle with the power rankings. One or two games is not a trend, but there are clues to note from each team in each game. A collection of clues points toward a trend.
It was a wild week 1 of the NFL season! What happened to the offenses being a few ticks behind the defenses due to the lockout? There were some impressive individual performances coupled with some pathetic team losses.
The NFL season is underway and a pair of Monday night games will complete the week one schedule. In advance of those games, I offer my thoughts on a highly entertaining first 14. Here are some notes I took as I was perusing the action on a lazy Sunday.
With a new NFL season upon us, I thought it might be a good idea to provide a primer on some new rules that will take effect his season. These rules are decided upon well in advance of the season and are often forgotten. Hope this helps make your armchair quarterbacking more enjoyable...or at least more efficient.
Here we go! After a strange off-season, it's time for football in America. It's a clean slate for all 32 teams, but some are certainly in better shape than others. Below are my week 1 rankings and commentary.
If I had hair, I would have pulled some of it out going through this exercise. I don't recall a Packers team so deep at so many positions. The talent pool is so rich, scouts and GM's for other teams are salivating at the opportunity to make the first call to those who are ultimately cut by the Packers.
Former Milwaukee Braves and Brewers radio voice Merle Harmon and current Brewers television analyst Bill Schroeder are among 75 candidates for the Ford C. Frick Award which recognizes excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Two years ago, Peter King picked the Chicago Bears to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 44. I laughed and burned the issue. Last year, King accurately predicted the Packers would play the Steelers in Super Bowl 45. I smiled and framed the issue.
There are no typos in the title of this blog entry. Logan Schafer is an outfielder for the Brewers triple-A affiliate, Nashville Sounds, who started a triple-play when a ball hit his direction glanced off his head.