Around College Football
With the college football season only 8 days away, the Internet debates and discussions are really starting to heat up. The Confidential notes that there are some great arguments being tossed around the blogosphere these days. Please go check out these blogs.
First, Frank the Tank is always sharing something useful. Today’s blog was about Notre Dame, everyone’s favorite punching bag. Frank the Tank does a good job providing an objective analysis of Notre Dame and its position in college football. The Confidential with paraphrase substantially, but the gist is that, even if you hate the Domers, you have to admit that they are doing nothing “wrong.” They have a contract with NBC and a deal with the BCS that it deserves because that was given to them in arms-length negotiations. If and when Notre Dame does not deserve these things, they will cease getting them. So the haters should just go back to rooting for Notre Dame to lose and stop being bothered about Notre Dame’s perks. The Confidential agrees (and not just because it wants to brown nose Notre Dame until it joins the ACC).
Second, ACC Football Rx has its preseason projections out. At first, I thought there were a lot of ties for a sport that has an overtime. But then I realized the formula being used. Anyway, the website is projecting Florida State and Virginia Tech, which is incredibly hard NOT to do with most ACC seasons. Anyway, check out the team-by-team analysis too.
Third, poor Maryland is trying to figure out how its angered the football gods, which is obvious given the # of injuries that have befallen the team. The Friedgen Curse obviously. As the Confidential commented over there, the football Gods LOVE mediocre coaches. That is a blog discussion unto itself.
Finally, this an oldie, but a goodie. A Northwestern blog, Sipping on Purple, had a great analysis of private schools and their football success. It certainly demonstrates how Northwestern’s performance has been respectable on the field. And off, unlike superior performing Miami and USC. The blog does point out that Boston College has had a pretty nice performance run. Of course, B.C. then went out and stunk up the joint last year. So, so much for that. But, with all the private schools in the ACC, this is a good read.