1. College Football Playoff: Are 8 Teams Really the Answer?

    During this first playoff season in college football history, many people ( including me ) have maintained and complained that the four-team format must be doubled to eight...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 38,112 reads 258 comments

  2. Oregon vs. Florida State in a Battle for the Soul of College Football

    Last year's Heisman winner vs. this season's (likely) Heisman winner. Longest winning streak in the nation against the hottest team. And also what many fans may choose to view as Good vs...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 73,219 reads 976 comments

  3. Ohio State's Quarterback Injury Shouldn't Keep Buckeyes out of Playoff

    What’s more important: what a team has conclusively accomplished on the field or what some people think that team might possibly do in future games? That suddenly is a huge ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 11,880 reads 180 comments

  4. Iron Bowl Win Reminds Us Revenge Is Nick Saban's Middle Name

    Watching Nick Saban on the sideline, even the untrained eye doesn’t take long to pick up on the fact there’s an acidic harshness about the man, an overt willingness to climb down the throat of any slacker who’s only giving 99...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 12,257 reads 37 comments

  5. Winning College Football's Championship Is Tougher Than Winning the Super Bowl

    Winning the Super Bowl may be the ultimate accomplishment in football, but you know what? Winning college football’s national championship is a much tougher proposition...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 8,338 reads 50 comments

  6. No Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Superfight Means Neither Star Owns This Era

    Who’s the best pound-for-pound fighter of this era? Nobody. For me, that title is vacant and will remain so until Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. quit ignoring what the public wants and finally meet in the ring...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 25,188 reads 153 comments

  7. If Florida State Isn't a Playoff Fraud, Now's the Time to Prove It

    Florida State’s football reputation is on trial, and since the gridiron isn’t a courtroom the Seminoles will have to endure being considered guilty of fraud until proven otherwise...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 45,448 reads 248 comments

  8. College Football Playoff Committee Under Pressure After Bloody Week

    A constant theme of this season has been that there’s still a lot of football left to be played, and the remaining games will sort everything out...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 23,189 reads 49 comments

  9. Miami Has the Tailback and the Incentive to Hold off a Florida State Comeback

    All Florida State home football games begin with the revered ceremony of a burning spear being planted at midfield by the Seminole mascot riding a horse named Renegade ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 27,146 reads 140 comments

  10. Welcoming Urban Meyer and the New Ohio State Back to the Big Time

    Ohio State is still on the outside looking in for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but at least the Buckeyes are now armed with the signature win they needed to get back in the conversation...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 2,266 reads 126 comments

  11. College Football's Giants Have Lost Their Intimidation Factor

    When Alabama plays at Louisiana State on Saturday, the X-factor won’t be how loudly Nick Saban growls on the sideline or how many trick plays Les Miles calls...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 25,328 reads 107 comments

  12. Alabama Back on the Rise as Crimson Tide Roll Toward Death Valley

    For a team that’s riding into Death Valley this week, Alabama’s spirits should be unusually high...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 25,834 reads 104 comments

  13. The Undefeated Team with No Shot at Making the College Football Playoffs

    One thing is certain about the first College Football Playoff rankings to be released Tuesday: There will be one undefeated team that has absolutely no chance of making the final four...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 85,104 reads 169 comments

  14. SEC Chaos Ushering Notre Dame Closer to the College Football Playoff

    It seems likely the College Football Playoff committee breathed a collective sigh of relief after Saturday’s outcomes in the Southeastern Conference...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 52,975 reads 283 comments

  15. SMU Is the Worst Team in College Football, but Has Seen Tougher Days

    These days, Southern Methodist might as well designate the “U” in SMU to stand for underdogs. No matter what FBS college football team the Mustangs could be playing right now, that would be their status...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 85,674 reads 22 comments

  16. College Football's 4-Team Playoff Won't Be Enough in 2014

    Everyone who cares about college football seems to agree that this season’s four-team playoff is a good thing. A great thing, actually...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 8,521 reads 21 comments

  17. Notre Dame vs. Florida State Was College Football's Game of the Year

    Florida State's 31-27 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night was more than a matchup of Top Five teams. Much more. This was a game that paired two storied teams that are operating under dark clouds...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 116,513 reads 398 comments

  18. Thinking Defense Doesn't Win Championships Anymore in College Football

    There’s a temptation to declare Baylor unfit to win the national championship in football after seeing its defense strafed for 58 points in Saturday’s victory against Texas Christian...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 13,291 reads 81 comments

  19. Is Anybody Scared of Alabama Anymore?

    As darkness fell during Alabama’s narrow escape at Arkansas on Saturday, so too did the curtain come down on a Crimson Tide dynasty that once felt like it might last forever...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 45,841 reads 262 comments

  20. Could Pac-12 Champion Be Shut out of College Football Playoff?

    Five weeks ago, the Big Ten took shots from every angle when it was left without a team in the AP poll’s Top 10. Now, it’s the Pac-12’s turn to stand up and be counted out...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 18,243 reads 128 comments

  21. College Football's Week of Carnage Is Every SEC Hater's Nightmare

    Seldom has a day of college football been more rewarding and intriguing than the Saturday slate that just blew up the AP Top 25 rankings...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 20,676 reads 205 comments

  22. College Football Coaches Have Closed the Gap on Their NFL Counterparts

    Not so long ago, conventional wisdom dictated that college football coaches couldn't compare to those who guided teams in the NFL...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 45,914 reads 24 comments

  23. Turning the Page to College Football's Most Exciting Weekend Thus Far

    A college football season that has been starved for meaningful showdowns will hunger no more this week. The good stuff finally is about to be served, including the marquee clash between No...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 27,506 reads 69 comments

  24. Jameis Winston Is One Mistake from Flushing It All Away

    Anyone with an iota of football knowledge needs only one quick glance to appreciate the amazing talents of reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 55,577 reads 238 comments

  25. Week of Survival Shows There Are No Dominant College Football Teams in 2014

    The main message from this week’s college football games is that while a whole bunch of teams have admirable survival skills, there isn't a dominant one among the contenders...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 3 years ago 16,895 reads 78 comments