2015 Preview: Picking the Big 12

TCU tied for the top spot in the McGuire Ranking in 2014, but...
August 5, 2015

OK, let’s put our cards on the table. I don’t hate the Big 12, I just hate its nonconference scheduling. I don’t think the Big 12 needs to expand to survive. In fact, I think it manages just fine with 10 members (well, as long as those 9 get along with Texas). I don’t think the Big 12 should have been involved in the College Football Playoff last season, but…


Preparing for another year of TCU and Baylor ruling the Bizzaro Big 12

Baylor vs. TCU
August 1, 2015

You know the college football landscape is evolving when TCU and Baylor are the toast of the Big 12 and Oklahoma gets labeled as a sleeper Cinderella and Texas is rebuilding. Such is life in the Big 12 Conference these days. As someone who has followed the Big Ten for as long as I have, I can sympathize with any Big 12 fan that gets turned off by the idea…


Picking the NCAA Basketball Tournament by who would win in football

Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
March 16, 2015

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been set. For college football fans, this may be the only time some watch college basketball. That is largely the case for me, honestly. Sure, I’ll watch a few minutes here and there during the basketball season, but that mostly comes when I am working for College Football Talk and I am looking for some background noise. I have nothing against college basketball, I…


Episode 161 – Skipping around spring football stories with Braden Gall

Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici
March 4, 2015

The No 2-Minute Warning Podcast is back! When last we spoke we were getting ready for National Signing Day. After a month off to focus on some other assignments, projects and some more planning, the time to get back to podcasting is now. As I undergo some plans to help promote and build the podcast, let’s try to get back on a┬áregular schedule starting today. Snow may be rocking parts…


Diving in to the world of concept helmets

Oklahoma concept helmet design
February 19, 2015

I try to avoid getting caught up in the idea of concept uniforms and concept helmet designs, but I recently stumbled across the designs put together by Dylan Young, of Deeyung Entertainment. While most of the designs seem to follow a similar formula (take the team’s logo, blow it up and plaster it on the side of a helmet), I was intrigued by a few of the designs I saw….


Episode 156 – The Big 12’s Playoff Picture

2014Big12Debate copy
December 4, 2014

The final week of the college football season will finally answer the question that has been left unanswered for about a month now; Baylor or TCU? Both teams are in position to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 championship this week. Baylor defeated TCU earlier this season, but it is the Horned Frogs who look to be in a promising situation in the College Football Playoff. TCU…


Wife Knows Best: Week 11 College Football Picks

November 6, 2014

Sometimes a husband and wife do not see eye to eye, and this can lead to trouble. When it comes to picking college football games, my wife and I clearly are not seeing eye-to-eye with the slate of games I have cooked up for us to pick this weekend. First, a quick update on what unfolded last weekend. Pittsburgh did me no favors in getting off to a good start…


Race to College Football Playoff is on with big games in November

November 5, 2014

Before the college football season kicked off, one weekend most college football fans from around the country had circled was this weekend. With the College Football Playoff race on from coast to coast, November 8 raises the stakes for championship contenders and could set down the pretenders. Going into the season, this figured to be a huge weekend of college football. It still is, although perhaps not as most expected…


Wife Knows Best: Week 8 college football picks

2013 Pac-12 Championship Game
October 17, 2014

Another week of college football led to another dismal week of picking college football games for me. Not so much for my wife. We once again went head-to-head in picking games this weekend, and once again I was the one looking like I have no clue what I am talking about. We both whiffed on Arizona beating USC and Auburn beating Mississippi State. I also took the most embarrassing loss…


Episode 149 – Autograph Signings and Week 8 Preview

Jameis Winston
October 16, 2014

If you thought once we got to the college football season that off-field drama would disappear, think again. Here we are, midway through the regular season for most schools and we are talking about Jameis Winston and Todd Gurley for non-football reasons. Winston continues to have the alleged sexual assault looming over him in some capacity and now his eligibility as a student at Florida State is at risk, and…