Topic: College Football

March 27, 2014

In which a lawyer and a... non-lawyer figure out what an NLRB ruling means for the future of the NCAA, and the whole weird feudal endeavor that is college sports.

February 10, 2014

On Mike Mongtomery, and cultural differences, and a general decline in caring about things as reflected in a particular PAC-12 college basketball game. Also pizza.

December 28, 2013

Gene Chizik won a National Championship at Auburn, and was unemployed and nearly unemployable in college football not long after. All things considered, he's doing okay.

December 2, 2013

Days after Auburn's shocking, awesome comeback win against Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Toomer's Corner and the rest of town is still a happy, giddy, toilet paper-draped mess. Who would want to clean this up?

October 7, 2013

Grantland Rice's famed "Four Horsemen" column about Notre Dame's college football team is one of the most storied and legendarily purple pieces of sportswriting ever. So we translated it into American English, in an attempt to figure out what it's actually about.

August 29, 2013

With the College Football Kickoff(TM) starting tonight, we enter another year of shouty debates on the nature of amateurism in a multi-billion dollar industry, academic probations and players with glowing red flags attached to them sitting in the backfield of some of the nation's best teams. Michael Dyer may be one of those players, but why should coaches like Louisville's Charlie Strong care?

August 14, 2013

Johnny Manziel is in trouble for taking money for his autograph. The solution to this apparent controversy is simple: sign more autographs for money. Then sign some more.

July 26, 2013

Promise, pride and the wanton destruction of packets of Arby's horsey sauce define the rise of the only college football program never to be investigated by the NCAA.

January 18, 2013

Sportsflicks is an occasional series that examines justly or unjustly forgotten sports movies. What better place to start than a William Peter Blatty-penned film featuring Arab stereotypes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Shirley MacLaine?

January 17, 2013

The Deadspin story that unraveled the tale of Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend was a great piece of journalism. The story itself is a wild one, and pretty great in its own right. So why does the whole thing feel so bad?