Hey, college football did that thing again! That thing where it’s supposed to be all boring, lots of blowouts, no real chaos and then BANG! There’s chaos. How bad was … Continue Reading Sunday Morning QB: Ranking the Worst Losses in Week 7
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
Believe it or not, we’ve got three weeks of wall-to-wall college football already under our belts. As you all know, the AP Top 25 is for the most part, … Continue Reading The JP Top 25: Clemson’s on top
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?
Football is supposed to be fun. Some of the things that have always made college football so much better than the NFL are the passion of the fans, the … Continue Reading Baker Mayfield was in the wrong
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?