The BCS and national championship picture will clear up this weekend with the conclusion of the college football regular season. Championship Weekend kicks off with a pair of games tonight and if you're a fan of offense you are in for a treat.
I picked up a copy of Michael Holley's new book "War Room" and as an NFL Draft geek I'm plowing through it. In the fourth chapter Holley describes the preparation for the 2006 draft and it serves as a reminder of how inexact the selection process can be.
We've got a big stretch of days coming up with college basketball getting underway, college football in crunch time and the NFL heating up. I'll be sitting in on Sports Central with Trenni Kusnierek on Friday night, followed by a brief Wisconsin Sports Weekend on Saturday following the Wisconsin-Minnesota game.
Six weeks remain in the college football regular season and the elimination process for the BCS title game is underway. Certainly there's a lot of focus on next Saturday's #1 vs #2 matchup but this weekend will make the BCS and title game picture a little less fuzzy. Consider these contests:
If you're looking for a little Thursday night must-see TV other than the World Series may I suggest the Rice-Houston game on Fox Sports. The Cougars are unbeaten and ranked 17th in the recent BCS standings. With a little luck and a Boise State loss Houston might end up in the BCS picture.
This deep into the season it doesn't get any better than 7-0. The Packers quest for perfection keeps rolling despite an uneven performance against Minnesota. In the end 33-27 doesn't look impressive on the surface but the Packers showed that there are many ways to win a football game. Aaron Rodgers was superb as usual. Mason Crosby and Tim Masthay both put up great individual special teams efforts. And when the defense needed to tighten up and make a stop, they did.
After a torrid start people are saying that Aaron Rodgers has elevated his game to a level never before seen in the NFL. Is that true? The last player to reach that stratosphere of never-before-seen was Tom Brady in 2007. So I decided to compare the game-by-game numbers of each quarterback through the first six games of their respective seasons.
Tonight begins a stretch in which 55 of the next 61 days will have at least one NFL or college football game on TV. Couple that with postseason baseball and you can see why October has become my favorite month. To keep up with the barrage of sports over the next two months be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.
Defending Forte Matt Forte has been responsible for a large chunk of Chicago's offense after two games so it should be a simple defensive game plan: shut down Forte and you shut down the Bears offense.