Who’s In and Who’s Out: Week Eight “The Crimson Empire Strikes Back” Edition

Everyone loves an underdog story. It’s what makes us root for Indiana Jones and the plucky Americans over the well-organized and vicious Nazis. It’s what makes a couple kids standing firm against death eaters and Lord Voldemort so inspiring. It’s really a metaphor for our own human story. Ourselves and perhaps our friends and family … More Who’s In and Who’s Out: Week Eight “The Crimson Empire Strikes Back” Edition

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Seven Midway Point Edition

The plot is thickening. At the half way point of the season we are starting to see separation. Our playoff players are clear but with so much chaos still possible, a few two loss teams are suddenly separating among the eliminated as well. Alabama and Ohio State look like the clear power players this year … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Seven Midway Point Edition

Empire of Liberty: The Winds Of War

Excerpt from Douglas Oswald’s “Annotated History of the American Revolution”, University of Michigan Press, 1932. As the Americans celebrated their formal declaration of independence in the summer of 1776 it is important to remember that the British were by no means defeated. Despite the loss of captured ships, the Royal Navy was still by far … More Empire of Liberty: The Winds Of War

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Six And The Winds Of Chaos Edition

College Football is chaotic by its very nature. Division One features almost 200 different universities from Hawaii to Hartford. You have to be ready for anything. Some year’s Boston College and South Florida find themselves ranked in the top five. Most years, despite all of the insanity, the same handful of programs seem to be … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Six And The Winds Of Chaos Edition

Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Five And The Dream Of The 90’s Is Alive In College Football! Edition

The dream of the 90’s is alive in 2016! A Clinton is running for office, Donald Trump, NAFTA, the EU and FARC are all over the headlines. Full House is even back (sort of)! And Nebraska, Michigan, Miami, Texas A&M, Colorado, Tennessee, and Washington all have legitimate playoff hopes. Somewhere Lloyd Carr, Kordell Stewart, Charles … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Five And The Dream Of The 90’s Is Alive In College Football! Edition

Empire of Liberty: The Spirit Of ’76

Excerpt from Douglas Oswald’s “Annotated History of the American Revolution”, University of Michigan Press, 1932. Whereas the First Continental Congress had convened in Philadelphia to discuss Parliament’s passing of the Intolerable Acts and only featured twelve of the North American colonies, the Second Continental Congress had a much wider scope. The initial trigger for the … More Empire of Liberty: The Spirit Of ’76