Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless’ Clemson-bashing Monday didn’t hold up well

The Clemson Tigers’ come-from-behind 35-31 win in the college football national championship game Monday surprised many, considering how dominant Alabama was early on. It made a lot of the tweets from when the Crimson Tide were up 14-0 appear rather frozen in hindsight. However, one man’s red-hot takes on Clemson throughout the night stood out. […]

Ian O'Connor's take on Bill Belichick

Many thought the Patriots would regret hiring Belichick

Before he became the New England Patriots’ head coach in 2000, there were plenty of questions about Bill Belichick. He’d been a successful assistant with the Giants (1979-90), the Patriots (1996), and the Jets (1997-99), but some of his greatest successes came as the defensive coordinator for Bill Parcells, and many wondered if Belichick could […]

Jeff Fisher LA Rams

Why did so many think Jeff Fisher was so good pre-Rams?

Los Angeles (not St. Louis; sorry, ESPN!) Rams’ head coach Jeff Fisher was fired Monday after tying the NFL’s all-time loss record with a humiliating 42-14 loss to Atlanta and producing incredible offensive futility. That provides a great excuse to look back at previous takes on Fisher. Amazingly, after only producing six winning seasons and […]

Henry Burris Grey Cup

A compilation of people writing Henry Burris off

Henry Burris just capped off one of the most remarkable seasons in Canadian Football League history, first losing his starting job thanks to injury, then coming back and regaining it, losing it to a benching, and then taking over again to lead the third-year expansion Ottawa Redblacks to their first Grey Cup Sunday. Burris almost […]

Jay Ajayi

Many fantasy experts advised dropping Jay Ajayi after week 1

Giving fantasy football advice can be tough, as what seems logical now may not work out in the end thanks to point explosions from off-the-radar players and midseason changes to teams’ depth charts. A case in point is Miami Dolphins’ running back Jay Ajayi, now a reliable point-producer who’s replaced Arian Foster as Miami’s top […]

Les Miles 2007 Press Conference

Some of the best erroneous NCAA coaching hire reports

The Charlie Strong – Ed Orgeron – Tom Herman coaching circle the past few weeks led to a bunch of false reports and bad predictions, but it’s far from alone. The amount of coach movement we see in NCAA football annually and the nature of negotiations with people under contract elsewhere, plus the pressure to […]