The college football season is hitting the dog days right about now. September was full of titanic match-ups, great individual performances, and Baylor. This week there isn’t a single ranked-vs-ranked … Continue Reading The Official College Football Playoff Tiers of Hope
Operation: Big 12 Anarchy Is Under Way I’ve been saying this for weeks, and it’s even more obvious now: there is no great team in the Big 12. There are … Continue Reading Sunday Morning QB: Big 12 Anarchy, Playoff Race taking shape
There isn’t a more foolish thing to bet on in American sports than the Heisman Trophy (okay, maybe Little League baseball). The odds are almost always complete crap, and the … Continue Reading Saquon Barkley’s Heisman odds are a joke
This wasn’t like all the other times. Almost all the other times a top-five team has come into Lane Stadium, yes, they’ve won. All the other times Virginia Tech has … Continue Reading Sunday Morning QB: Hokies are still ahead of schedule
This summer I sat alone across the table from Justin Fuente at a hotel ballroom in Charlotte, me the Hokie fan and him, the Hokies’ future, eating lunch. We spent … Continue Reading Okay. Now…
We’re back baby! Four weeks into college football and it’s the latest edition of the JP Top 25. A friendly reminder that these are not the rankings of who I … Continue Reading The JP Top 25: Best Teams in College Football After Week 4
Can we exhale yet? As usual, a ho-hum weekend of college football on paper turned upside-down in a hurry on Saturday. Shocking upsets, heart-stopping near-upsets, stunning blowouts, Kentucky doing something … Continue Reading Sunday Morning QB: College Football Week 4 Takeaways (plus the JP Top 10)
You know those nights during the NBA season when you check Twitter, see Steph Curry is trending, and find out he’s done something absurd like make 12 three’s in a … Continue Reading Take the Points: Week 4 College Football gambling picks
It’s time for my weekly ranking of the best quarterbacks in college football, which is shaping up to be a two-man race from a single state. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma No … Continue Reading #QBRank: College Football’s Best Quarterbacks after Week 3
Back by popular demand, it’s week 2 of #QBRank! Each week I’ll be taking stock of the best quarterback performances of the season, and ranking them 1-5 just like I … Continue Reading #QBRank Week 2: Baker Mayfield or Lamar Jackson?
In college football, they say you make the most improvement from week 1 to week 2. I am living proof that is not the case. I dropped the ball this … Continue Reading The JP Top 25: Ranking the best teams in college football after Week 2
Hey friends, who’s ready to have a little fun? Maybe make a little money? All of you? Great! It’s Take the Points, my weekly life advice column. My life advice … Continue Reading Take The Points: College Football Gambling Preview for Week 2
So much of college football comes down to quarterback play. If you have a competent player under center, you’re going to win a lot of games. There’s a reason why … Continue Reading #QBRank: Who are the best Quarterbacks in College Football after Week 1?
Well, folks, it looks like we’ve found the latest trend in college football. I’m not talking about Taylor Swift rapping us all the way to commercial breaks. I’m talking about … Continue Reading Trash Cans, Pimp Canes and Chains – The Rise of Turnover Trophies
You could feel it the moment Virginia Tech walked off the field in Orlando last December. The Hokies had just come within 20 yards of tying, or maybe even beating, … Continue Reading The Fuente Revolution Is Here
Sweet Baby Jesus…unlike Texas, college football is back! Week 1 is alllllmost in the books. We still have a couple big’uns on Sunday (West Virginia/Virginia Tech, Texas A&M/UCLA), and Monday … Continue Reading Sunday Morning QB: Top 10 + Week 1 Takeaways