Big picture ideas and smaller picture reactions from 30 year fan of College Football

  • The Doc Says…Three Keys to Each College Football Playoff Game

    December 27, 2020 by

    To listen to the podcast, click here or subscribe to The Doc Says on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, or Spotify. The college football playoff is just days away. Can Notre Dame pull off the first real upset in the seven year history of the 4-team tournament? Ohio State came back for this moment. Can they… Read more

  • November Takeaways, College Football 2020

    November 29, 2020 by

    -It feels like the kind of crazy year that could land college football in the Playoff Era its first Cinderella team, to borrow an expression from the much-missed March Madness. Cincinnati is knocking on the door with a rising star head coach and a program that has shown in the last decade-ish that it can… Read more

  • A Divine Win Over Clemson For Notre Dame (Special Doc Says Podcast)

    November 8, 2020 by

    Listen to the podcast here. In this special college football edition, I offer you pre-game thoughts and post-game breakdown and memories of a most memorable Notre Dame vs. Clemson experience. ┬áThe pre-game thoughts were recorded on Friday night, setting the stage for Notre Dame’s biggest home game since the famous “Bush Push” (USC loss) in… Read more

  • AEW’s Non-PPV Specials Ranked

    November 6, 2020 by

    The choice by All Elite Wrestling executives to run quarterly pay-per-views rather than WWE’s standard monthly specials has been a welcome one for yours truly. Each time AEW serves up a major show, it feels legitimately special. It better be, of course, with the $200 total commitment that it is to watch all four. What… Read more

  • October Takeaways, College Football 2020

    November 1, 2020 by

    -I’ll begin with an admission: I’m still trying to work my way into college football mode. Maybe it’s because other things that I would have been watching earlier in the year (like the NBA Playoffs) were postponed to the time of year I would typically be consumed by college football and have stolen some attention.… Read more

  • A Timeless Classic Hidden in Japan

    October 28, 2020 by

    To watch New Japan Pro Wrestling is to step into another world, one in which nobody really cares that the results are predetermined because there is a willingness from everyone involved to buy fully into the fiction. In NJPW, pro wrestling is a sport, a revered one at that – to the point that the… Read more

  • NBA Finals Running Diary

    October 2, 2020 by

    September 30th (pre-Finals Thoughts) I have too many thoughts to keep the other running diary veering any further into epic length, so here we go with a separate version for the Finals. Heat vs. Lakers. Not what we expected, but what we deserve in this wild year. A 5th seed making the championship round is… Read more

  • September Takeaways, College Football 2020

    September 27, 2020 by

    -It took about 3 weeks for it to really feel like college football season. Typically, it’s my favorite sports period of the year, but with the COVID-related uncertainty, I never truly allowed myself to get the usual August excitement going. I watched GameDay on September 12th and saw the Irish play, I finally put up… Read more

  • She Was Like a Lady Bug…Only, She Was Our Lucy Bug

    September 23, 2020 by

    The title comes from a famous phrase in the history of the Chad and Sarah Show, as my wife and I were dubbed at our wedding. “She’s like a ladybug, only Lucy,” Sarah told me after uttering the nickname, “Lucy Bug,” for the first time. I’ve repeated that phrase a hundred times in the 12… Read more

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The McIntyres on opening day of the 2015 season, Mr. Quinn’s first
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