Founder of the popular college football blog Kegs ‘n Eggs, Adam Kramer has also been featured on 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.
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.
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.
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/
Nice factual article on good person and top level coach , Nick Saban. Wonder if another 'slam dunk ' achiever will take less talent and surprise at Texas this fall of 2014!!! Please continue your fine work. I enjoy your writings.
Glad to see someone beside myself take and interest in a future Real college football playoff of 32 teams or more. I fired off this plan of 32 teams in 2011 and later. I have the email copies in my files but this is the skinny.
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.
well well well!
u are dumber than dumb
Adam - I am in a pick em league for pretty big bucks, and we have to pick on 12 of the bowl games. There are a few that I am really struggling with and looking for some advice. The way this pick'em works is the guy who runs it "makes his own lines"...he looks at vegas lines and tweaks as he feels is needed, which is weird, but anyway...Most of these lines look to be pretty close to the vegas lines, but i can't decide on a few of them. I know you usually post your picks for the top 25, but my picks are due this Wednesday and wasnt sure when you were going to post. Thanks in advance!
P.S. Great blog, read it all the time!
Duke +11.5 vs. A&M
Michigan St. +4.5 vs. Stanford
Clemson +2.5 vs. Ohio St.
Rutgers + 15 vs. ND
Adam, you really blew the Mizzou-Mississippi prediction. It was really an easy call considering Missouri's defense of late. Mississippi was never really in the game. You really need to try to predict NOT on what you WANT to happen but on what is most likely to happen. Sure, Mizzou is not one of the SEC Good Ole' Boys and and you are not alone - the TV announcers were overwhelmingly "Ole-Miss partisans." Get used to it...Mizzou is here to stay.
Adam: Have you heard about the officiating crew that's calling the action during the Lane College-Miles College football game Thursday night? It is comprised of four women, reportedly the first time to have this many females on a college football officiating crew. I have a story on it al.com.