Empire of Liberty: The XYZ Affair

Excerpt from Dr. Jack Bankston’s “The Founding Years”, University of New South Wales Press, 2017. Needless to say, Americans watched the French Revolution with great interest. Republicans and the majority of Americans wanted to see republican ideals translate to their old allies. The Francophone states were especially hopefully that the old country would embrace liberty. … More Empire of Liberty: The XYZ Affair

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 Are The College Football Bluebloods? .600 Club Edition

Things are getting a little more interesting now in this rundown of the college football bluebloods. Up until the Florida three every program we have analyzed has really qualified as a blueblood at least by a loose standard. Even by a loose standard I’d consider Florida and Florida State to be bluebloods with Miami an … More Who Are The College Football Bluebloods? .600 Club Edition