1. Your Great-Grandfather's Bowl Games, 75 Years Ago (1936-37)

    If you think your father's bowl games (1986-87) or your grandpa's bowl games (1961-62) seem like a different game or like ancient history, then get ready for an even longer and ...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 3 years ago 612 reads 2 comments

  2. 2012 BCS Championship Game Between the Devil and the SEC

    The Devil went down to Geor- Oh. Uhhh... The Devil went down to N'awlins, he was lookin' for a poll to steal... Apparently some Associated Press voters are taking matters into their own hands ...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 3 years ago 668 reads 2 comments

  3. College Football Bowl Games: Your Grandpa's Bowl Games, 50 Years Ago (1961-62)

    Fifty years ago, bowl games were more meaningful. They were scarcer. While the number of FBS (I-A) programs today is actually somewhat smaller than the number of eligible football ...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 3 years ago 1,814 reads 0 comments

  4. College Football Bowl Games: Your Father's Bowl Games, 25 Years Ago (1986-87).

    A recent sports column noted that today's college students have little, if any, recollection of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS, formerly I-A) before the creation of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 3 years ago 1,835 reads 0 comments

  5. 2011 BCS Bowl Games: 8-Team Playoff Version

    The BCS did the job it was supposed to do: Match the teams that it considers the top two teams in a title game...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 3 years ago 4,545 reads 52 comments

  6. BCS Controversy: Why the BCS Will Be Dead After the 2013 Season

    Money Is the Root of All Things BCS. The Bowl Championship Series has officially existed since the 1998-99 season (the first BCS title game was in the January, 1999 Fiesta Bowl, with Tennessee beating Florida State)...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 3 years ago 1,610 reads 1 comments

  7. BCS Rankings 2011: Some Teams Are More Equal Than Others

    I, like most of you, watch college football for the competition on the field. However, the way that the Football Bowl Subdivision organizes its postseason has gone from archaic to ridiculous to shameful within the span of a generation...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 3 years ago 220 reads 0 comments

  8. Conference Realignment: Memo to Besieged Big East

    To: The Big East Conference From: A Geographer and College Football Fan Dear Commissioner Marinotto, It has come to my attention that you have been going through some difficulty ...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 3 years ago 972 reads 3 comments

  9. Conference Realignment: Let the Bickering Begin

    Does anybody remember the SWC (Southwest Conference)? If you do, I congratulate you on your age and/or sports history knowledge...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 3 years ago 2,666 reads 17 comments

  10. 2011 College Football, Week 1: Former Conference Rivals and Intriguing Matchups

    I'm a conference curmudgeon. From my point of view, college football at the FBS level is leaving tradition behind in the pursuit of money. Teams that were long-standing rivals over decades—even over a century in some cases—are separating...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 3 years ago 530 reads 0 comments

  11. College Football Preview, 2011-12 Playoffs: Better Than the BCS

    Before anyone points it out to me, I know that there is no postseason tournament in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 3 years ago 497 reads 1 comments

  12. NCAA Football Conference Realignment: From Bad to Worse

    The recent news about Texas A&M's likely application to join the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has unsurprisingly set off a new round of speculation about the inevitable game of musical chairs that will result...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about over 3 years ago 2,201 reads 3 comments

  13. College Football FBS 8-Team Playoff: 2010-11 Edition

    At the beginning of this season, I speculated on the teams that might make a hypothetical eight-team FBS playoff scenario: http://bleacherreport...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 4 years ago 308 reads 0 comments

  14. College Football: Scott's Six-Pack of Intriguing Matchups for Week 2

    This week's set of match-ups is decidedly less compelling than last week's. This is because, apart from the marquee match-ups (Penn State @ Alabama, Miami @ Ohio State, etc.), most of the FBS is still feasting on cupcakes...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 4 years ago 348 reads 1 comments

  15. College Football: Scott's Six-Pack of Intriguing Matchups for Week 1

    Each week, I'm going to pick six games—not necessarily the biggest games or the most widely televised games—that I think deserve some attention...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 4 years ago 104 reads 1 comments

  16. College Football Preview, 2010-11 Playoffs: There Can Be Only Eight

    Back in the ancient days of Bleacher Report (two summers ago), I speculated on how a college football playoff could replace the well-intentioned promise but road-to-hell reality of the BCS postseason: http://bleacherreport...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about over 4 years ago 337 reads 7 comments

  17. NCAA Football Conference Realignment: "New School" (Mid-majors) Revenge

    About two years ago, I wrote an article titled "Conference Realignment: Return of the 'Old School'" in which I hypothesized about how the next wave of conference realignments (in the 2010s, natch!) might take place so that they made some sense...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about over 4 years ago 1,887 reads 3 comments

  18. Conference Realignment: The New School Chapter

    Approximately two years ago, I wrote an article on Bleacher Report entitled "Conference Realignment: Return of the Old School"...

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  19. Here's Your Eff-Bee-Essin' Playoff! (2009 Edition)

    Well, here we are again... the beauty pageant judges have had their say and the crystal tiara... *cough* uh, ball... is prepared for Pasadena...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 5 years ago 88 reads 2 comments

  20. College Football Preview 2009: Playoff Edition

    Much as I anticipate the start of college football season, I detest the "beauty pageant" format that is the standard by which teams are judged worthy of being ranked even before the season begins...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about 5 years ago 136 reads 2 comments

  21. I Love the BCS!

    I dedicate this song to all those who oppose an FBS (Div. I-A) playoff. "I Love the BCS" (as sung by Will Forte on Saturday Night Live, Jan...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 6 years ago 758 reads 0 comments

  22. Bowls, Cups, and Saucers: Which Bowl Games Deserve The Name "Bowl"?

    Games worthy of the designation "BOWLS" (contenders): Rose Bowl (first game 1902, continuous since 1916) Orange Bowl (1935) Sugar Bowl (1935) Sun Bowl (1935) Cotton Bowl (1937) ...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 6 years ago 225 reads 3 comments

  23. Bowls Of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

    For those who would rather watch mediocre FBS (I-A) teams create a snoozefest than watch the two teams remaining in the knockout competition known as the Division I Football Championship, there's not much I'll be able to do to sway you...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 6 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  24. College Football: How a 16-Team FBS Playoff Might Work

    I'm going to leave my anti-bowl rant for later in the week, as the 20th approaches. Not that the bowls shouldn't exist; after all, 6-6 teams need some reason to feel good... No, that's not it...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 6 years ago 1,142 reads 20 comments

  25. BCS, Y'all Just Got Served.

    I won't go into the details of my own objections to the "Broken Championship System", or my suggestions for righting the misguided ship of FBS football; I have previous articles addressing those topics, and I don't believe in duplication...

    Scott Pusich Written by Scott Pusich about almost 6 years ago 98 reads 3 comments