Good morning everyone and welcome to the first edition of my new column, Politiclips. Jury is still out on the name and how I’m going to structure this going forward. The goal of this column is to give you a source of news, commentary and links that diverge from the mainstream nonsense as well as … More Politiclips – Inaugural 10.12.18 Edition
On Tuesday’s episode of The Ringer’s the Sports Repodders, Bill Simmons raised an interesting question: who is your favorite color commentator? His guests, Jason Gay and Bryan Curtis had their answers but I was stumped when asking myself the same question. I guess Al Michaels? Admittedly, that is a history and fame based answer no … More Identity… Politics? Media? Sports?
The year that has been 2016 makes much more sense when you stop looking at it as “ugh the worst year ever” and start seeing it for what it is: The Year of the Meme. Everything about this year is about the meme. Harambe was never about the damn gorilla, it was about what the … More The Only Thing Stronger Than Alabama? Memes…
Turkey Week!! Rivalry Week (not featured Texas-Texas A&M, Missouri-Kansas, West Virginia…)!! Enjoy the short week and the copious amount of poultry. Don’t let Donald Trump, terrible coaching and the ominous rise of Big Ten and Dallas Cowboys football ruin your holiday. The “Win And Your In” Conference The “Just Win” Division Alabama (11-0) … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week 11 “Turkey With A Side Of Playoff Scenarios” Edition
Donald Trump is President. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. The Process is working in Philadelphia. The world has turned upside down and the college football world is no different. While the 2016 season surely will not be remembered like the 2007 season was (I see you Boston College and South Florida at number … More Who’s In, Who’s Out: Week 11 CHAOS REIGNS EDITION!!!!
You people deserve the mess we are all in. You embrace and love your technology even if it puts you out of business. You hate the two candidates you voted in primaries to represent your terrible parties. Almost certainly the playoff will consist of some combination of Alabama, Michigan, Washington, Clemson, Ohio State and Louisville. … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Ten And Life Is Meaningless Edition
With the longest October of all time dead and gone we now move into November, a month full of turkey, the merciful end of the longest election of my life and actual playoff committee polls. The first poll was released tonight and no surprise it was topped by Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and….wait what? Texas A&M? … More Who’s In And Who’s Out: Week Nine Everything Is Rigged 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
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
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