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New Year’s Eve Was A Time To Forget For Ohio State and Washington

Saturday December 31 was a tough time to be a Washington Huskies or Ohio State Buckeyes fan. As an alum it kind of put a small damper on my New Year celebration (just a little). 

 Both programs had high hopes going into the playoffs. The Huskies looking to prove they can play with top programs and the Buckeyes looking to continue being one of college footballs powerhouses.

 No moral victories earned on Saturday, though the Huskies earned respect as they competed with Goliath Alabama in what many felt would be a blowout they just could not get there offense going. The Buckeyes on the other hand may have set their conference back with the performance they gave.

There are about 7 college football programs that are downright spoiled. I’ll go with Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Michigan and USC. These Schools have rich football history and tradition and expect a National championship every year. 

 Two or three loss seasons are seen as failures. They do not have rebuilding seasons or down years and they beat their rivals by hundreds of points. Celebrated coaches get walking papers if they ever let the competition gain on them.
Ohio State lost to Clemson 31-0. That’s right Brutus was whitewashed. OSU never got on the board. One of the worst parts of this loss was that Clemson gave OSU bulletin board material and still beat them decisively. 

 They talked about not being worried about the competition and even badmouthed JT Barrett’s abilities. Then they went out and seemingly backed up all the chatter. OSU couldn’t run the ball, pass the ball or make a fg. Defense can only play its part for so long. 

After the game I had a chat with my dad where he was upset saying if this happens again it may be time for Coach Meyer to go. I love my dad but with all due respect he’s crazy. Urban literally has a better record than any college football coach in as many games since joining the Buckeyes. Fire him and go in what direction?

 Everybody just relax and take your lumps, we all fall. In the words of pops “you win some, you lose some but you live, you live to fight another day.”

The Trend of Sitting Bowl Games To Protect NFL Futures Will Continue to Grow

We are in the midst of bowl season, the icing on the cake for college football each year.

College football could very well be the best product strictly speaking about sports on the market right now with how it is presented to the fans. Each week the season is on the line unlike any other sports out there. 

With the major pro sports, teams can suffer long losing streaks and go on to win championships or even lose consecutive games and still win a series.

The only other sport comparable in that regard would be college basketball (March Madness) because it’s one and done however that last a few weeks not months and still the regular season isn’t as important. 

In college football one or two losses can keep you from even competing for a championship and in some cases even going undefeated isn’t enough (Western Michigan). With all of this at stake a new phenomenon is happening that could possibly dim the awe and shine usually surrounding the college football bowl games.

Two huge stars in the college football world Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey have chosen to sit out the final game of the season for their respective teams. Both players happen to be running backs, all positions in football are physical however this position may experience the most stress on the body. 

Both of these players are exceptional at what they do and are expected to be taken high in the NFL draft a few months from now.

These players have dealt with big injuries in the past and are not willing to risk injury again as their teams are only eligible for lower level bowl games and no playoff. It’s been reported their teammates and coaches are okay with it but some fans do not like the door this opens up. If  your favorite team was headed for a big game and the star quarterback was projected as a top NFL pick and chose to sit out how would you feel? Does it end here or do pro athletes continue the new trend?

If your team is 0-12 and your star linebacker in a contract season decides to shut it down because they are not playoff bound how would it affect you? 

If they are injury prone would it matter? Isn’t every athlete injury prone? After witnessing grueling injuries to Jake Butt, Adoree Jackson, and Keller Chryst during bowl season, players in the future will likely follow the footsteps of Fournette and McCaffery. Once upon a time players used bowl games to showcase their talent. With the inflation of meaningless games, its become an exhibition-like matchup, that’s worth skipping.  

Marshawn Lynch Whips The Golf Cart Again (Video)

Ten years ago, Marshawn Lynch drove a golf cart on the field as if he was in the streets of Oakland. After Lynch did it, the video became a national phenomenon.

This past Saturday, Lynch was back in Cali as he was honored for his own bobble head night. To no surprise, Lynch couldn’t leave California Memorial Stadium without giving the masses a legendary video.

Beast Mode Forever!

Ole Miss Quarterback Chad Kelly’s College Career is Over

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is briefly hanging up his cleats after suffering a torn ACL and torn lateral meniscus in his knee during the Rebels victory Georgia Southern on Saturday.

While at Ole Miss, Kelly became one of the best quarterbacks in the conference. In 2015, he was second team All-SEC as he finished the season with tying 14 Ole Miss single-season records, with 4,542 total yards, 4,042 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, 41 total touchdowns and eight 300-yard passing games. Due to last year’s performance, Kelly was slated to become one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft.

In lieu of his latest injury, Kelly will look to continue the family tradition in playing in the NFL. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is the uncle to former Ole Miss QB.

The outlook for Kelly in 2016 was promising before injury struck. He was named preseason, first-team All-SEC, and he was expected to build on his wildly successful season from the year before. At age 22, a lot of football is left for Kelly, and when healthy, his chances of making an NFL roster could be in the cards.

It’s sad to see his college career end at Ole Miss after it was filled with so much promise after transferring from Clemson. Ole Miss is already having a down year after starting off the year No.11 in the country, and now with their quarterbacks injured, head coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels are in need of a reboot.

 

Slow Motion Video: Nova’s Kris Jenkins nails game winner in National Championship Game

First I want to say shoutout to my homie Nate for being at the game live and catching this moment on his phone.

Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins knocked down a three that will go in the record books. In recent history the only shot I can think that was this big in the National Championship Game was when Mario Chalmers made a huge three to big Memphis when he was at Kansas.

Nova beat UNC 77-74 in an instant classic. Sorry to all my UNC fan friends, I know y’all have to insert MJ cryfaces on your pictures right now because if it was me I would too smh.

Everything's better in slow motion. #BuzzerBeater #NCAA #MarchMadness #Houston #FinalFour #MyFinalFour @krisjenk2

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