So, About This 'Hugh Johnson Project' Bit...(UPDATED)

As a newcomer to weekend duties, I am unfamiliar with the Hugh Johnson Project. My esteemed colleague Gourmet Spud resurrected it and I would like to do the same. Let me know in the comments how to go about it. » 10/24/09 11:25am 10/24/09 11:25am

Final Update: Red Rover, Red Rover, Hugh Johnson Is Over

For today at least. And somehow we made it through with only 70% of you realizing I know nothing about college football. Your final HJP of the day is below. » 9/05/09 6:30pm 9/05/09 6:30pm

HUGH 2: Why Take The Ball At The 40 When I Can Field It Right Now?

Florida 17, Alabama 10, 2nd Quarter. Javier Arenas just made the dumbest play I've ever seen a college football player ever make. After the Gators connected on a field goal to tie the score at 10 apiece, Florida kicked off to Arenas. The kick was about to go out of bounds UNTIL ARENAS FIELDED THE DAMN BALL AT THE 3… » 12/06/08 5:20pm 12/06/08 5:20pm

Hugh 3: Hugh Side of the Force

So this happened. Apparently, the victor receives the spoils of band instruments when Kansas and Missouri clash. We're pretty sure this doesn't compensate fully for Bleeding Kansas, but it just might make up for Leftoverture. » 11/29/08 5:30pm 11/29/08 5:30pm

Hugh 2: You Wouldn't Like Hugh When He's Angry

Your finals at this moment: Va Tech 17, Va Techless 14; Cincy 30, Syracuse 10; Clemson 31, South Carolina 14; NC State 38, Miami 28. The fights for Georgia and Kansas City continue to tighten with 9ish minutes left. Also, no one's resigned in the last hour or so, despite all the screaming we've heard from you that… » 11/29/08 3:30pm 11/29/08 3:30pm

Hugh 1: Croom'd!

First, news: Sylvester Croom has resigned as Mississippi State head coach. The leading candidate for the position is... Sarah Palin? Silver, stop messing with us! And now your local angry young men in spandex... » 11/29/08 1:30pm 11/29/08 1:30pm

Hugh 4: The Mediocre ACC Has a Message for You

Not a ton of excitement in the 3:30 games. Perhaps I should be watching the Mormons of BYU battle Air Force? Or is all the action in the battle for the Almighty Wooden Potato in the storied Boise State-Idaho rivalry? The scene in Maryland is rather boring, partially due to the horrible conditions. Commenters mentioned… » 11/15/08 6:00pm 11/15/08 6:00pm

Hugh 3: Gators Sticking it to Cocks Early

A wacky finish to the Notre Dame-Navy game in which the Midshipman recovered two on-side kicks, used seemingly four time outs, and almost rallied to beat the Irish for a second straight year. Alas, Charlie Weis lives to see another day. In other early game finals, Ohio State and Penn State took care of their… » 11/15/08 4:30pm 11/15/08 4:30pm

Hugh 2: I Declare A Prank War!

Since it looks like Mr. Weis is going to be keeping his job as the Leader of God's Army - thankfully, or else where would we put our fat jokes? - let's relay this little story: Adam Rose at the LA Times blog » 11/15/08 3:00pm 11/15/08 3:00pm has been informed that the famed Tommy Trojan statue at USC was dowsed in blue paint last night, presumably by…

Hugh 1: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Welcome back, friends, to your weekend edition of The Hugh! Seems like the big storyline in this week's early slate of games is whether or not Charlie Weis is going to still be employed at Notre Dame if he loses to Navy (currently tied at 7) or if he'll be another soul left jobless in this struggling economy. When… » 11/15/08 1:30pm 11/15/08 1:30pm

Hugh 4: More Big'uns Coming Your Way

While we're enjoying the 3:30 games and rubbing the bedsores from laying in front of the TV for another Saturday (or is it lying? Where's Ufford when you need him?), don't forget about the two quasi-colossal games in the 8:00 hole. The No. 2 Texas Tech-No. 8 Oklahoma State game will be liveblogged here by Matt… » 11/08/08 6:05pm 11/08/08 6:05pm

Hugh 3: Bama Rolls Into The Bayou

So after watching Georgia pull out a win against Kentucky and the unheralded Cowboys of Wyoming giddyup into Knoxville and knock off the Vols (more on that later), it's time for the big 3:30 game. Alabama scored early on a John Parker Wilson keeper, but LSU has answered with two scores of their own. Arguably for the… » 11/08/08 4:35pm 11/08/08 4:35pm

Hugh's Your Illusion 2: Richt's Trip To Lexington More Eventful Than…

So this Georgia - Kentucky game has been nipple-hardeningly amazing. It's just back-and-forth awesomeness with scoring abound. And now Georgia just turned the ball over back to Kentucky, and it's becoming more and more likely that Georgia might be taking home another loss in their disappointing season. UPDATE:… » 11/08/08 3:35pm 11/08/08 3:35pm

Hugh 1: 'Welcome Back Nick! Now Die! DIE!'

While Ohio State, Texas and all their rowdy friends are taking care of business, it's a good time to sneak a peek at one of our big 3:30 games, specifically Nick Saban's return to Baton Rouge as Alabama defends its No. 1 ranking against LSU. It's always a fun story when a head coach returning to his former home field… » 11/08/08 1:35pm 11/08/08 1:35pm