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Clemson wins CFB Championship in game you’ll remember forever

Deshaun Watson didn’t shoot an arrow at the end of the game. Hell, he might have been too sore to. But it was his “tell your grandkids about  it” performance that made Clemson CFB Playoff champions Monday night, outlasting previously unbeatable Alabama 35-31 with a touchdown with one second remaining by Watson to Hunter Renfrow. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Championship Preview: Alabama vs. Clemson

For the second consecutive year, Alabama and Clemson clash for college football’s national championship. Will Monday’s result be different from last year’s 40-45 Crimson Tide victory? Like that last night in Florida on Spring Break before you head back to somewhere cold and miserable after a (insert anywhere from 8- to 16-hour drive), college football […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the ball against the  Washington Huskies  during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Three years in, the CFB Playoffs have underwhelmed

Maybe the timing on this couldn’t possibly be worse seeing as we just saw arguably the most stirring Rose Bowl any of us have ever seen betwixt Penn State and Southern California, or maybe that’s a small point of the overall point. But three years and six games in, the CFB Playoff continues to be […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies runs against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Punchless Washington will see better days ahead after CFB Playoff loss

The unofficial ranking of things that were terrible to start off the 2016 CFB Playoff are as follows: 1. The new Dos Equis guy, who is so terrible he actually makes the beer taste worse by proxy; 2. Washington Huskies offense. The bad news is, Washington’s season is over after gaining a miserable 194 total […]

Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois (12) runs for a first down against Michiganduring the first half of the Capital One Orange Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Florida State outlasts Michigan in stirring Orange Bowl

People often decry how many bowl games there are. Too many teams. Too many odd sponsors. Too many rewards for mediocre seasons. But the reason we all watch the darn things if we love the sport is because of Friday night’s Orange Bowl, which Florida State won over Michigan 33-32. Dalvin Cook — who was […]

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 29:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Preview: Clemson vs. Ohio State

Clemson is eyeing a national title rematch with Alabama, but Ohio State is a huge obstacle. Well, if the whole New Year’s Eve thing is destined to be a gas fire no matter which teams are in the late game and what the future holds (i.e., college football acknowledging the stupidity of trying to make the […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03:  Head coach Nick Saban and Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate their 54 to 16 win over the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Preview: Alabama vs. Washington

Does Washington stand a chance against defending national champion Alabama? If you were picking College Football Playoff match-ups based on the states’ respective populations being polar opposites of one another, you might think we’d get no different fantasy result than in real life. Washington and Alabama are a contrast in just about everything, including football teams. […]

LSU's win over Wisconsin and Auburn's win over Kansas State did more to shape perceptions (and resumes) in the 2014 college football season than any other non-conference games. This point cannot be forgotten when a full account of the season is ultimately rendered.

Sorry, Players Skipping Bowl Games Isn’t a Big Deal

Sometimes, it feels like people find issues with things just because they’re not happy unless they’re finding issues with things. Happiness? Tranquility? What is it good for? The latest installment in Fake Outrage University, of which about 90 percent of the country sometimes feels like it has a degree from, is star college football players […]

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Keith Kelsey #55 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates with Chucky Williams #22 after breaking up a pass against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first half of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium on December 30, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Like it or not, there’s nothing anyone can do from Wakeyleaks happening again

If Tom Clancy or Chris Carter ever decide to pursue doing something about college football, at least they finally have a real-life template. As we all know by now, a former Wake Forest assistant turned radio commentator Tommy Elrod was outed as giving game-planning material of the Demon Deacons to opponents over the past three […]

(AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

Preps to Pros? Five college coaches the NFL may come after this year

Would you believe we’re going on about three years since an NFL team poached a college coach, and that was the Houston Texans with Bill O’Brien, whom no one thought was too long for the college game as it is? The argument probably goes along with the fact that recently, the collegiate ranks haven’t really […]

during the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

CFB Playoffs this year show why we should never go to 8 teams. Ever.

We do this autopsy every stinking year around this time, after the four teams picked for the CFB Playoff are announced to a world just waiting to rip them apart with negativity no matter what the result. Through three years of this thing, the committee has mostly gotten it right, at least in the sense […]

22 October 2016:  Penn State CB Christian Campbell (1) celebrates after the game. The Penn State Nittany Lions upset the #2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 24-21 at Beaver Stadium in State College, PA. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

CFB Playoff committee sets dangerous precedent in picking OSU over PSU

To be honest, there was no good answer, but there was no bad answer, either. When it came to picking the four teams that would participate in the CFB Playoffs, 2017 version, any amalgam of Alabama, Clemson, Washington, Ohio State, and/or Penn State was going to be justifiable. But to wit, any combination of those […]

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 03:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers is presented with the MVP award following the ACC Championship game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on December 3, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Clemson Tigers won the game 42-35.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Clemson wins CFB Playoff slot; Deshaun Watson deserves Heisman

Sometimes, it feels like we’ve forgotten how good Deshaun Watson is, because he’s been so good for so long. The Clemson quarterback will graduate in less than two weeks, and he’ll do so as a two-time ACC football champion, after the Tigers staked their claim to the CFB Playoff with a 42-35 win over Virginia […]

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