1. The Domino Effect of No. 2 Oregon's Loss to Arizona

    Not like this, Oregon. Not like this. A loss to UCLA on the road? Sure, that makes plenty of sense. Falling to Stanford for the third consecutive year? Considering recent history, no one would have argued...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 184,346 reads 531 comments

  2. How Ameer Abdullah Went from Forgotten Alabama Recruit to Heisman Contender

    Gus Malzahn, one of the brightest offensive minds of our generation, desperately wanted Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah. So did Nick Saban . So did USC. So did a handful of other SEC schools, including Ole Miss, Tennessee and Arkansas...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 31,055 reads 60 comments

  3. College Football Week 6 Predictions: Picking Top-25 Games Against the Spread

    Two televisions will not suffice. To truly appreciate the depth and overall brilliance of Week 6 of the college football season, you’re going to need more...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 31,901 reads 32 comments

  4. Week 5 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    Breaking through—or reestablishing your worth, no matter how you want to phrase it—is exceedingly challenging in college football. We appreciate and celebrate moral victories...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 19,794 reads 20 comments

  5. Florida State Will Not Make It Through the Season Undefeated

    It’s become abundantly clear, even after a 56-point output, that Florida State will see its unblemished streak come to an end at some point this season. The loss may not come next week at Wake Forest...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 25,423 reads 192 comments

  6. Bret Bielema's Arkansas Razorbacks Are the SEC's Sleeper Team of 2014

    For a moment this week, Bret Bielema ’s main concern wasn’t the vaunted Texas A&M passing attack or a division ripe with ranked teams and College Football Playoff hopefuls...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 12,546 reads 72 comments

  7. College Football Week 5 Predictions: Picking Top-25 Games Against the Spread

    If you could categorize Week 5 of the college football season in one word, that one word would likely be “appetizer.” By its lonesome it can be filling and delicious, although this course serves as only a precursor of greatness to come...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 26,688 reads 18 comments

  8. Week 4 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    The rain fell. And then it fell a bit harder. And then Michigan Stadium emptied as the skies opened, causing the football surface to look more pond than playing field...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 387 reads 13 comments

  9. Florida State Would Have No Shot at Playoffs Without Jameis Winston

    It became clear, somewhere smack-dab in the middle of the second half, just how valuable Jameis Winston is to Florida State. Perhaps such value should have been recognized well before we got to witness this doomsday scenario...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 24,999 reads 142 comments

  10. No One in the Right in Jameis Winston Suspension Saga

    A situation that began with the crude and inappropriate words of a 20-year-old in a very public setting—albeit words from a star player with a complicated past—has evolved ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 124,331 reads 401 comments

  11. College Football Week 4 Predictions: Picking Top-25 Games Against the Spread

    Every underdog has its day—or in this instance, week—and Week 3 was a celebration of the little guys. Size and expectations for these teams varied greatly in nature, although the overall performances were noteworthy...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 19,648 reads 10 comments

  12. College Football's Greatest Old Wizard Isn't Ready to Ride Off into the Sunset

    Bill Snyder ’s college coaching debut came three years before we landed on the moon. The president was Lyndon B. Johnson. A gallon of gas cost $0.32. The Beatles, in the words of the late John Lennon, were "more popular than Jesus...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 30,967 reads 15 comments

  13. Week 3 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    When Steve Spurrier ’s voice met microphone moments after South Carolina’s 38-35 upset victory over Georgia—a game that will be remembered for the Gamecocks’ ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 20,359 reads 15 comments

  14. Appreciating College Football's Week 3 Season-Ruiners

    The true value of an upset often goes unappreciated. A team, typically ranked, inexplicably loses to another squad perceived to be inferior in some form, and thus the unexpected knocks on our front door without warning...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 32,632 reads 28 comments

  15. Appreciating the Players Who Helped Save Penn State Football

    What happened at Penn State was horrific. So unspeakably evil that it’s difficult to put into words. Retribution is coming, and the souls responsible will pay dearly, as they should...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 34,496 reads 50 comments

  16. College Football Week 3 Predictions: Picking Top-25 Games Against the Spread

    There will be more glamorous weeks in the not-too-distant future. That’s an ominous way to preview Chapter 3 of the college football season, although it requires no real confirmation if you glanced at the slate of games...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 15,729 reads 8 comments

  17. Week 2 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    College football is a cruel, ruthless game, one that regularly rips the hearts out of unflappable grown men and raises it to the sky for the world to see...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 12,304 reads 3 comments

  18. The Death of the Big Ten

    If you flew cross-country on Saturday—gazing out your football-less window of sorrow—you would have seen ominous smoke hovering over various parts of the Midwest, painting the sky black...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 85,718 reads 313 comments

  19. The College Football Powerhouse That Just Can't Get Any Respect

    Mark Dantonio ’s comment was greeted with dead air, followed by compulsory laughter to fill the awkward, empty silence...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 9,859 reads 41 comments

  20. College Football Week 2 Predictions: Picking Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    Week 1 of the college football season reminded us that handicapping games with point spreads is a difficult proposition. Oklahoma dominated Louisiana Tech as a 33.5-point favorite, looking the part of a hefty chalk in all four quarters...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 12 months ago 19,120 reads 8 comments

  21. Week 1 College Football Superlatives from Kramer's Korner

    Before Michigan State became a violent, dominating football machine last year, it struggled to do much of anything against Western Michigan in Week 1. I know that seems like a strange place to begin, but hang with me...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 22,470 reads 28 comments

  22. College Football's Confounding Week 1 Gives Fans More Questions Than Answers

    We know nothing. When you sign up for college football and are granted access to this peculiar, passionate club, you have to come to terms with this before you’re allowed access...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 77,893 reads 137 comments

  23. How Melvin Gordon Became College Football's Most Underappreciated Superstar

    You don’t realize how extraordinary Melvin Gordon is until you stand next to him, when he has finally stopped moving...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 12,908 reads 27 comments

  24. College Football Week 1 Predictions: Picking All Top 25 Games Against the Spread

    The most important thing, above all others, is that college football has returned. This is an actual game week featuring actual football that will be played in actual stadiums packed with actual fans...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 28,799 reads 28 comments

  25. Introducing the 2014 College Football Playoff Champions: The Oregon Ducks

    The business of offering predictions in a sport that rarely follows a clear, linear path can be a volatile one in which to stake a claim...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 1 year ago 47,072 reads 462 comments