Who will win the PAC-12 Conference in 2022?

Getting all of the pieces together to produce rankings for all 131 college football teams is a dizzying task that makes me often question if perhaps I've gone crazy. Sometimes I feel like the unnamed person who Douglas Adams once described: "He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher. Or, as his wife would … Continue reading Who will win the PAC-12 Conference in 2022?

Preseason rankings for all 131 FBS teams

  Savvy Index       b4       preseason rankings 2022     rank   ranking points comment 1 Alabama 539 The nation’s top coach, a magnificent starting quarterback, the best roster in the country, and more national championships in this era than anyone makes Alabama the best bet to finish tops in … Continue reading Preseason rankings for all 131 FBS teams

Bridget, the most courageous girl I ever knew

Tales from youth basketball The girl had everything. She was well-groomed, successful, personable, and fun. With her perpetual smile, it appeared the girl never had a bad day. But, that is only how it seemed because those of us who knew her were aware of the barriers that life had put in her path. My … Continue reading Bridget, the most courageous girl I ever knew

The valley of dry bones . . . thoughts on the chaotic transfer portal

March 8, 2022 The entire town of Creswell, Oregon is gone. Vanished. Sadly, never to be heard from again. Sound preposterous? Indeed, but essentially, that is what has happened since college sports uncorked the transfer portal in October of 2018. Since then, a population of more than 15,000 players have entered the portal yet only … Continue reading The valley of dry bones . . . thoughts on the chaotic transfer portal