Stanford’s Barry J. Sanders finding his own identity in resurgent Cardinal offense

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Running back Barry Sanders #26 of the Stanford Cardinal rushes against the Washington State Cougars on September 28, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
October 2, 2015

When you have the same name of a famous football player, it can sometimes be difficult to live up to the name itself. Stanford running back Barry J. Sanders may not be quite like his more famous father, Detroit Lions Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Barry Sanders, but he is coming into his own in the Stanford Cardinal uniform and making a name for himself. In fact, he…


2015 Preview: Picking the Pac-12

August 25, 2015

The Pac-12 has come on strong in recent years and has climbed the conference totem poll as a result. Not only has Oregon become a national force, but Stanford has developed quite the reputation and the Pac-12 South is emerging as one of the top divisions in the sport of college football. With USC on the rise, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State all legitimate Pac-12 contenders in their own right…


Picking the NIT using football logic

March 16, 2015

Earlier I went through the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament and picked each game based off which school I felt would win in football. People seemed to like it, and I even had one suggestion to do the same for the NIT. So I did the same with the NIT. The NIT is set up differently than the NCAA Tournament with no geographically designated regions. Instead, we have a 32-team…


Wife Knows Best: Week 10 college football picks

Jamison Crowder
October 31, 2014

Everything fell into place for me last week. For the first time all season, I went a perfect 6-0 in my college football picks. To top things off, I also took home the top spot in the NFL football pool I participate in thanks to Washington knocking off the Dallas Cowboys Monday night. Can I keep this newly developed hot streak going? Lets’ find out. I will admit some of…


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…


Wife Knows Best: Week 6 college football picks

October 2, 2014

As we move into the month of October, my wife’s college football picks have proven to be every bit as good as mine. I broke even at 3-3 last week. My wife, Stefanie, did better with a 4-2 record in Week 5. We both whiffed on Arizona State in a bad way, with UCLA thumping the Sun Devils in Tempe. We both successfully picked Georgia over Tennessee and Stanford topping…


McGuire Metric: Where things stand heading to October

October 1, 2014

With the first full month of the experimental McGuire Metric now official, we are starting to see some trends developing. Perhaps not too surprisingly, the SEC is pretty strong and the SEC West has some very talented teams. The Big 12 continues to appear to be overrated according to these numbers, and the Big Ten has closed the gap on the Pac-12, a conference that once dominated the McGuire Metric….


College football heats up as we move to October

October 1, 2014

It took a while, it seems, but we finally have a great week of college football coming right at us this coming weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks. Playoff baseball is great, but college football thrives in October. Two games worth paying close attention to will see…


Wife Knows Best: Week 5 college football picks

Tennessee vs. Georgia
September 25, 2014

With four weeks in the books I hold a narrow lead over my wife when it comes to picking college football games. Last week was a rough one for me. I went with the upset pick with Kansas State at home against Auburn, which cost me. Stef picked Auburn and picked up an early lead heading into the weekend. We both whiffed on Missouri at home against Indiana and LSU at…


Wife knows best: Week 2 college football picks

Tyler Boyd, Pitt WR
September 4, 2014

Much to my chagrin, my wife was more accurate in predicting straight-up winners in our assortment of games last weekend. In fact, my perfect wife was perfect with her picks. It all came down to Sunday night’s Tennessee home game against Utah State. My wishful thinking in Chuckie Keeton scoring a signature victory against the Vols was doomed early on and ultimately cost me. Here’s a quick recap from last week….