2011 Big East Football Preview

We’re in the home stretch of previews, Bangers. Next up is the (not-so-)illustrious Big East. I’m sorry Big East, but you suck. A lot. The ACC looks at you and says “Really? They’re an AQ??” But yes, they certainly are an AQ, and that’s really unfortunate considering that they suck (see above). They have no…

2011 PAC-12 football preview

Conference Overview: It was a busy offseason with scandals and shakeups. In all the conference moving, only one league actually changed it’s name to reflect its new makes up. The Big 10 now contains 12 teams. The Big 12 now has 9. But the PAC-10 added correctly and is now the PAC-12. New additions Utah…

UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami (AKA “Rio”) Preview

The UFC is back in Brazil for the first time since October 1998, when UFC Ultimate Brazil hit the Ginasio da Portuguesa in São Paulo. Quite a bit has changed over the past dozen or so years, including a huge increase in the caliber of fighters. The two title contenders – Mikey Burnett at 170…

2011 ACC Football Preview

Man, if only I had finished this when I first started, back in early August. My how times have changed… the possibility for a solid season at Miami hangs in the balance, which at least alters the landscape of the Coastal Division, and possibly the entire conference. With The U potentially out of the picture,…

2011 Mountain West Football Preview

How far the BCS usurpers have fallen. With the BCS re-evaluation coming up, the MWC had BCS-busters Utah and TCU with Boise State coming in this year and BYU. In a matter of weeks, that all changed. Utah bolted for the PAC-12, BYU went independent and TCU will play their final season in conference this…

2011 Independents Football preview

There are four this year: Notre Dame, Army, Navy and new to the free-wheeling indys, BYU. They aren’t a conference so to speak, so instead of the usual previews, here’s a small capsule on each squad. Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist The Fighting Irish are, and always will be, that team that everyone either loves…

Fantasy Football Mock Draft

The season is right around the corner, and everyone is sweating their draft strategy for this weekend or the next (both if you’re obsessive like me). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for at least the first round. We’re giving you both the WHO and the WHY with each pick, so you can decide for…

2011 MAC Conference Preview

TJ and I are very partial to this conference since we are MAC alumni (Bowling Green classes of 2006 and 2007 respectively). So I will try to be impartial here, but it will be tough. Regardless, this is a conference that’s always been pretty wide open. Eight of the league’s thirteen teams have made it…

2011 Conference USA Football Preview

Conference-USA ended the season on a great note with both Tulsa and UCF ranked in the final AP poll, something the conference has never had in its 15-year existence. (Be honest here, raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember the formation of the C-USA. Hell, raise it if you’re old enough to remember…

WAC Football Preview

Day 2 of our college football previews and we dive into the new-look WAC. This is a conference that very well may not exist for football in a few years. With Boise State’s departure this year and Fresno State, Nevada and Hawaii leaving next year, the remaining football schools in 2012 will be Utah State,…