The Sun Belt football schedule is out AND IT BURRRRRRNS!

Straight from its secret Mercedes Benz Superdome headquarters, Karl Benson unleashed the Sun Belt football schedule to the adoring masses on Wednesday, leaving much to unpack for fans and pundits who enjoy bitching about Sun Belt scheduling. What's to complain about? Mostly, those mid-week games that look awful on ESPN 2 because the stadium is a … Continue reading The Sun Belt football schedule is out AND IT BURRRRRRNS!

ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 6

Perhaps the most valuable principle that guides this weekly column is unwavering dignity. And stoic professionalism. And staunch integrity. That's three valuable principles, but frankly, they're all equal in value, like each member of Hansen. So you can rest assured knowing that no one responsible for this priceless content is shamelessly pimping it to industry … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 6

The Big XII probably regrets treating the G5 like chumps now

It feels like it was just months ago, when the mighty Big XII pretended to court selected members of the Group of Five, extending a counterfeit invitation to join their exclusive country club. And yes, the G5 fell for it like giggling school girls, parading before the well-coifed men of the Power Five, degrading itself … Continue reading The Big XII probably regrets treating the G5 like chumps now

ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 5

Some guys actually do this kind of thing for a living. Me, practicing Hoop Forensics is more of a hobby, like karate or spreading good cheer. Joe Lunardi is pretty serious about this stuff, though. In fact, his understanding of Hoop Forensics sometimes overwhelms me. https://twitter.com/AStateFanRules/status/827166222936637440 Joe's tweets are as beautiful as they are mysterious – … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 5

Red Wolves survive “Mayhem Monday” while entropy rules the Sun Belt

Total chaos ensued Monday night when conference leader Georgia Southern lost its second straight conference game, and preseason favorite UT-Arlington fell to Coastal Carolina, creating a three-way tie between the Eagles, Red Wolves, and surging Georgia State. The Red Wolves were lead by a defense that has limited 8 of 9 Sun Belt opponents to below season … Continue reading Red Wolves survive “Mayhem Monday” while entropy rules the Sun Belt

ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 4

As a Hoops Forensic Scientist, I'm afforded incredible liberties that the common man is (with good reason) denied. One such liberty is the exclusive opportunity to manipulate basketball's brokers of power by gently exercising my sizable influence: https://twitter.com/AStateFanRules/status/824101742384181249 It's only a matter of time before the Red Wolves make an appearance on The Bubble. Not … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 4

Conference USA basketball is underperforming (to put it mildly)

If you look at the roster of programs, CUSA bears all the aristocratic features of a powerhouse basketball conference. Consider, there are no less than three CUSA programs who have tasted the ambrosia served at the NCAA Final Four – UTEP (1966), Charlotte (1977) and Western Kentucky (1971). UTEP even won the damn thing, with the … Continue reading Conference USA basketball is underperforming (to put it mildly)

ESPN Bracketology versus Forgotten Forensics, Round 3

Am I stalking Joe Lundardi (ESPN superstar basketball analyst and overall genius)? Whatever! Of course not! Do I desperately crave and seek his approval to validate my own sense of self worth? Maybe. I dunno. https://twitter.com/AStateFanRules/status/821192178902896640 Listen, one "professional" scientist aggressively fishing gently soliciting the approval of another hardly makes a case for stalking. This happens on LinkedIn all the … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology versus Forgotten Forensics, Round 3

The Ultimate Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Idaho Vandals vs Colorado State Rams

Idaho (8-4) v Colorado State (7-5) Thursday, December 22, 6:00 PM CST at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho You Can Watch This Game On: ESPN Wagering (for desperate low-borns who wager): -13 Colorado State,  31.4% FPI Idaho Revenge is a dish best served with potatoes. Early in 2016, the Sun Belt passed on renewing Idaho's conference … Continue reading The Ultimate Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview: Idaho Vandals vs Colorado State Rams

A bunch of Forgotten assistant coaches were remembered by the Broyles Award today

The Broyles Award is given to the assistant college football coach most likely to be offered a river barge of gold by Texas Tech this off season who best exemplifies the hard work and dedication attributed to the position. Today, the nominees for 2016 are in, as announced by the Broyles Award trustees. And several Group … Continue reading A bunch of Forgotten assistant coaches were remembered by the Broyles Award today