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Founder of the popular college football blog Kegs ‘n Eggs, Adam Kramer has also been featured on Rolling Stone, Fox Sports and MSNBC.com. Although Adam’s football career was cut short because of height and skill-related issues, he’s still able to offer up a very unique take on the world’s greatest game. He currently resides in Chicago, but his heart remains, and will always remain, in Las Vegas.

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  • Paulisher posted 13 days ago

    Paulisher

    Hi Adam, I just read your Nebraska hiring Mike Riley Silly Season. I am more curious as to why you think UCLA hiring Mora was a silly Season hire. I'm not sure if you wrote that article three years ago, and I didn't see it or that was just a thought that you had three years ago. So just out of curiosity I was hoping you can shed some light on that for me. I didn't know any other way to contact you, so hopefully you see this and can reply or find a way to email me. Thank you I hope to hear from you

  • J D posted 50 days ago

    J D


    If two or four teams from One conference OR ANOTHER think they are DIVINELY APPOINTED to PLAY in the NC GAME and DENY all other worthy TEAMS a chance, then it is TIME for a little March Madness in the world of college football. Lets have a REAL PLAYOFF and call it December MADNESS. And a $BILLION in travel and TEAM revenues.

    Here we go again. College foot ball fans MEEKLY accepting the NONSENSE put out by the MEDIA that a REAL football playoff of 32 teams is IMPOSSIBLE, too burdensome, or TAKES too much TIME from CLASS.
    Basketball does it with 64. College football can easily do it with a 32 team playoff. No more BITTER FANS screaming MY TEAM got LEFT OUT. Basketball has March Madness. COLLEGE FOOTBALL needs December Madness.

    ALABAMA in all its GREATNESS Lost a last Second STUNNER. Then the UNFAIR bullet or restriction BACKFIRED on them. Now they and about 30 or 40 or 60 other schools MUST SIT on the sidelines and Compete for LESSER GLORY than the NC TITLE. This is Totally Unnecessary and listen or read on :

    I thought America had no ROYATY. Prince William gets to be King of England by doing nothing. He was BORN that WAY.
    I think that Alabama is a Magnificent machine , a Great football team, but it has humans on its team. Humans Err. They are not Gods. No team Deserves the NC Game. You lose . YOU are out.
    The SEC IS a truly powerful Conference. Three years ago the BCS robbed Oklahoma State which was 11-1 the chance to play in the NC TITLE. REmember They were 11-1. Alabama was awarded the game against TWO LOSS LSU.
    Nothing FAIR ABOUT THAT. Oklahoma State Would have been CHOSEN in a real Playoff. OKLAHOMA UPSET Alabama last year. In a continuation of Genuine PLAY They WOULD have met Florida state. TREVOR KNIGHT against the Seminoles. Do you like the ODDS.
    NO BCS. No 4 TEAM Playoff. But a 32 Team or 64 TEAM Playoff can work. Here is how:

    First, Leave all FBS teams with the Fun and Reward of Playing the 30 plus Bowl Games. And 4 PLAYOFF BOWLS would be used on Jan 1 each year for the Elite 8 CFB playoff BOWLS.
    And A $BILLION IN PLAYOFF MONEY In Gate receipt$, Hotel, tourist MONEY, Sueveniers and TRAVEL for the cities and Teams involved.



    A Simple Guide by J D
    FACT: There are always 13 SATURDAYS in the 92 days of September thru November.

    STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of NOVEMBER. There would be TIME for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST.
    STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee PICK the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up:
    East, South, Midwest, West.
    Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight.
    SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.

    STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December.
    STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day.
    STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later.
    STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
    Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the HOLIDAY Weekend of January the 1st. And the REST of the TEAMS could GO BACK TO their Studies and Classes.

    Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.

    Remember any team LOSING in the FIRST or SECOND WEEK of the Playoffs could STILL be INVITED to ONE of the 30 plus bowls.
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    IF TEAMS THINK They are the BEST, then let them PROVE IT on the Battlefield of Play. ONE team out of the 32 Teams chosen will win 5 games in a row and be true National Champ.!!!

    Thanks for reading . My main concern is that somewhere, somehow, in my lifetime an Unfair 4 TEAM Playoff will be abolished. Every 8-3 team in the top 40 or 65 Teams will have respect and a chance to win it all.
    This will bring in $1 BILLION dollars or more to the Teams and their Schools.

  • J D posted 50 days ago

    J D


    A NCAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFF for NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP A Simple Guide by J D
    FACT: There are always 13 Saturdays in the 92 days of September thru November
    STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of November. There would be time for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST. STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee pick the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up: East, South, Midwest, West. Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight. SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.
    STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December. STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day. STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later. STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the Holiday Weekend of January the 1st. And the rest of the Teams could go back to their studies and Classes.
    Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.

  • Jason Redmond posted 71 days ago

    Jason Redmond

    Adam, I enjoy the weekly reads and takes. Just curious, what happened to Locks of the Week last week? Can we expect a week 7? Enjoy fatherhood, it goes by too fast. Good news, plenty of time to watch football with little ones...

  • hkkhk mlknlk posted 75 days ago

    hkkhk mlknlk

    Wow. AZ beats again and no mention of AZ's effort or program. What a whiner!

  • Bradley Williard posted 97 days ago

    Bradley Williard

    What a wonderful story about the commitment and integrity of the 49 Penn State players who stayed when the sanctions were announced. I wish the rest of the world will see it this way. I just read where a Judge will allow the Paterno suit to continue. All of the documents of the Freeh will now be open. What happened at Penn State is horrendous and should never happen again. I only want to know what happened and to know who knew about this. In the end, I truly believe that the NCAA actions will be judged to be illegal. Let the chips fall where they may. Thanks again for an excellent article.

  • Tafiko Salu posted 108 days ago

    Tafiko Salu

    Oregon is not even winning the north. They are not going to solve the stanford hick up and they have teams including UCLA, Arizona State, USC that are better this year. The playoff is far from thier vision yet they have to win the Pac 12 which is pretty hard. Stanford has won crawling to the finish line.

  • Brandon Nelson posted 118 days ago

    Brandon Nelson

    nice piece on bo. not the usual superficial aspects of his personality.

    saying that georgia was depleted in its bowl game against nebraska is not an accurate characterization of the game. if you look at both teams, it's clear that nebraska was without more key players in that game than georgia.

  • Samuel C Buda Jr posted 119 days ago

    Samuel C Buda Jr

    I am not familiar with your body of work, yet was very impressed with your most article on Bo Pelini. As a former college player, I am aware of what wins and loses football games. I also have had many different coaches in my life. The coaches that mattered most to me were the ones that gave me encouragement, challenged me to be better, and truly cared about what happened to me before and after the game was over. Men with true compassion and empathy. Wise men that realized a deeper calling. I care who Coach Bo is off the field... I care who those players are after they leave football and enter society... I care about games won and lost, yes. My father used to tell me that "the cream settles to the top." Football is a team sport (as is Life), and Pelini is trying to get those young men to bond as a team. He has been more successful than his W/L record in that regard... Give me a coach that teaches me Life's lessons that will aid me long after the cheering in the stadium subsides... Give me a Bo Pelini, with or without the cat! Guys like him keep the "Spirit" in the college game... It makes us all special. I'll be following you much more closely, because what I just read makes me suspect that you get that take also.

  • Sam Smith posted 148 days ago

    Sam Smith

    I saw on twitter that you are going to write about June Jones & G5 spring football. I highly suggest that you look at this first. http://sportspolitico.com/2014/07/21/the-g5-will-never-adopt-spring-football/

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