The New College Football Playoff Thumbs Its Nose At The NCAA

ESPN's Brett McMurphy landed himself an outwardly banal but actually notable scoop today: The new four-team college football playoff, the one emerging from the BCS's ashes after the 2014 regular season, will call itself the College Football Playoff. (We hope the marketing consultants billed at a discounted rate for… » 4/23/13 6:21pm 4/23/13 6:21pm

The College Football Playoff Is The Best Sports Innovation Of Our…

I remember being baffled by college football from the very beginning. I was the only sports fan in my family. My parents didn't give a shit about sports. My brother and sister didn't give a shit about sports. If I wanted to learn how different sports functioned—how to watch them—I was more or less on my own. Football… » 6/27/12 12:14pm 6/27/12 12:14pm

Let's Settle This College Football Playoff Problem Right Now

I know we go through this every single year and we just go round and round talking past each other and arguing about this pro and that con and then 12 months later we end up right back where we started—complaining about the Florida Gators. But when even the President-Elect of the United States is being asked to weigh… » 11/17/08 12:30pm 11/17/08 12:30pm