1. 2010 Winter Olympics: Celebrate Good Times...or Not

    Canada loves hockey. Okay, that actually might be a bit of an understatement. Hockey is to Canada what football is to America. That might be a better analogy. Of course, American football is not in the Olympics...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about over 4 years ago 93 reads 1 comments

  2. Sports Aren't Perfect, but They Do Offer Escape

    Hat tip to political blogger Andrew Sullivan for providing the link to this Newsweek screed by Christopher Hitchens. In his rant, Hitchens derides international sports for (apparently) breeding conflict and contempt around the world...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about over 4 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  3. Big Ten Expansion Could Cause Conference Dominoes to Fall

    Let’s climb into the wayback machine and take a trip back to early 2003. SARS was the big health scare. The U.S. invaded Iraq. Chicago won the Oscar for Best Picture...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about over 4 years ago 1,372 reads 13 comments

  4. A Move to the Big Ten Would Be a Lateral One for Missouri

    The offseason is a wonderful time for rampant speculation. Whether it is speculation about which coach is lying about what job they are going to take, or who will be on the hot seat next year, ...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about over 4 years ago 676 reads 7 comments

  5. Glendale Screwjob: TCU and Boise State Get Hosed by the System

    It’s the first Monday in December, so it must be time to tilt at the Bowl Championship Series windmill. It’s become an annual rite, a sign of the holiday season, if you will. Wrap up Christmas shopping? Check...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 856 reads 25 comments

  6. It's Time for Tiger Woods to Come Clean

    Tiger Woods, come on down. You are the next celebrity athlete to face the harsh glare of the spotlights on, “What has he done now?” When the story initially broke on Saturday afternoon ...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 222 reads 5 comments

  7. Recent BCS Transparency a Hollow Man

    First it was the hiring of an executive director named Bill Hancock. Then it was the creation of a Facebook page and a Twitter feed. Congrats on joining the 21st century, guys...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 107 reads 0 comments

  8. BCS Mess Now Includes Public Relations Spin

    I think I am about to hit the breaking point. Some days, I find it hard enough to slog through the promotional emails I get from teams and conferences promoting certain players for individual awards...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 140 reads 0 comments

  9. Pigskin Punditry 2009: Week Five Review, Week Six Preview

    It’s time for my weekly take on a few topics from the week in college football. It’s time for Four Downs.   1) Running Down a Bunch of Rebels If, before kickoff, I told you that your team ...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  10. Pigskin Punditry 2009: Week Four Review, Week Five Preview

    One of the things about living in Las Vegas is that you sometimes miss out on the seasons changing. If I still lived back east or in the Midwest where I went to school, October is the ...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  11. Pigskin Punditry 2009: Week Three Review, Week Four Preview

    For most teams, the time at the pastry wagon needs to come to an end soon. Non-conference play is wrapping up in earnest for most teams, and while a directional school here or there will dot ...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about almost 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  12. College Football: Week Two Review, Week Three Preview

    I was stunned when I logged on to my Twitter feed and saw that Dr. Myles Brand, NCAA President, had died from pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Brand was known mostly for being the Indiana University President who fired Bob Knight...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 321 reads 4 comments

  13. Terrelle Pryor Said What?

    So I am sitting in the ESPN Zone in Anaheim last weekend having breakfast and watching the Ohio State/Navy game. I looked up at the screen when Ohio State took the field and blanched a little when I looked at Terrelle Pryor’s eye black strips...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 236 reads 3 comments

  14. Pigskin Punditry 2009: Week One Review, Week Two Preview

    We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s hurry up to the line of scrimmage for Four Downs: 1) Oklahoma’s M*A*S*H Unit It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Bob Stoops...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 99 reads 1 comments

  15. One Final Thought on LeGarrette Blount

    I've been traveling all day, so I haven't had a chance to comment yet on the news of Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount's season-long suspension.The suspension effectively ends his career, as he was a senior...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 1,061 reads 0 comments

  16. How Do You Solve a Problem like LeGarrette Blount?

    It was a decent game on the Smurf Turf in Boise State, although it was quite a sloppy victory for the Broncos.But the real action took place after the game, as the Oregon Ducks' star running back LeGarrette Blount punched Boise State defender Byron Hout..

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  17. Preseason Picks for the 2009 College Football Season

    As loyal readers should now by now, the Pigskin Pundit is not a big fan of preseason polls or rankings.I am a fan of making predictions, however.Except when I forget to include them in my opening column...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  18. Pigskin Punditry 2009: Week One Preview

    (Author's Note: Due to the recent news that Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Mark Ingram have been reinstated, the selection of the Alabama vs. Virginia Tech game has been revised...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 728 reads 20 comments

  19. Mizzou Cuts Ties with Promising Frosh QB

    Having spent a good deal of time drinking in Columbia, MO (much of it underage), I consider myself fortunate to have had the common sense to not get caught.Then again, I wasn't a freshman vying for the backup QB spot...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  20. Michigan Revelations Speak to Larger Issue

    ESPN's Adam Rittenberg has a good point with this blog post regarding the allegations coming out of the University of Michigan football program...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 77 reads 1 comments

  21. Where Have You Gone, Mitch Mustain

    The decision over whether Pete Carroll should start true freshman Matt Barkley or redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp at quarterback was rendered yesterday when Carroll announced that Matt Barkley had won the competition...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 1,055 reads 4 comments

  22. Why No Big Ten Love?

    It's funny that I wrote a piece talking about four FBS conferences that I thought were searching for respect on a national level, and most of the comments address one conference that I didn't discuss:The somewhat lamentable Big Ten...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  23. Mountain West, ACC, Pac-10, Big East in Search of Respect in College Football

    Respect. It’s a funny word. Whether it’s Aretha or Otis Redding singing about it, or some athlete somewhere complaining because the media isn’t giving their team enough of it, it’s something that we all clamor for...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 1,184 reads 27 comments

  24. Tennessee and Nine Other Teams on the Road To Respect or Being a Total Train Wreck

    As the start of the college football season approaches, let's take a look at ten programs that might be worth watching during the 2009 college football season...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 398 reads 3 comments

  25. It's Got Wings: Oregon Unveils Yet Another Set Of New Uniforms

    I will admit this right off the bat: I am a big fan of the Oregon Ducks football uniforms.I think that the school has been very inventive and has capitalized on the well documented connection between the institution and the Nike corporation...

    David Singleton Written by David Singleton about 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments