Uncharted Route – The Story of UCLA’s Alexander Knox presented by Los Angeles director, editor, and filmmaker O.J. Pipkin

In these difficult days of national quarantine, our goals may seem to have been knocked down a rung or two.  They might even seem to be falling completely from sight.  Maybe you've fought hard and overcome obstacles and defied naysayers only to wonder if the obstructions of today are enough to cancel your dreams of … Continue reading Uncharted Route – The Story of UCLA’s Alexander Knox presented by Los Angeles director, editor, and filmmaker O.J. Pipkin

Ceded Power: the decline of Stanford football

PAC-12 fans have long known Stanford football for its brute-bully mammoth linemen who push and grind and bulldoze freeway passages for running backs who rise to Heisman candidacies. It was a scheme built by Jim Harbaugh in 2007 and in its first season, it produced the biggest point spread upset of all time---a 24-23 win … Continue reading Ceded Power: the decline of Stanford football

2020 by the numbers—a preliminary look at PAC-12 quarterbacks.

At the risk of dropping a giant clusterfark, I'm going to use data I've assembled from some updates of our prediction system and see if we can rank the returning PAC-12 quarterbacks in 2020, at least on a statistical basis. Yes.  I know.  Doing this six months ahead of time carries risk but we're also … Continue reading 2020 by the numbers—a preliminary look at PAC-12 quarterbacks.

Oregon’s Joe Moorhead: fresh schemes, stale scandals, short video

Remember all of the times this past season when the Oregon Duck offense exploded for 90-second touchdowns that reminded fans of those good ol' days with Marcus and D'Anthony? Yeah.  Me neither. But, things are about to change. As Oregon's new offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead brings back that adrenaline gush of quick-strike euphoria. Duck plumage … Continue reading Oregon’s Joe Moorhead: fresh schemes, stale scandals, short video

The Savvy Index final rankings and predictions review 2019

I have a friend who used to sly-grin chicks into going out to lobster dinner with him. Then he would stick them with the tab.   I told him that was no way to pay for his new SAAB, but some people just don't listen.  I wish they would because some of us here in … Continue reading The Savvy Index final rankings and predictions review 2019

Bowl-itis: Join the resistance

Bowl-itis:   Agitation brought about by exposure to an excessive number of bowl games.  Symptoms include low-grade moaning, ambivalence, and face-planting into the depths of sofa cushions in search of illusory escape. Maybe you aren't showing those symptoms, but you might still have it.  Let's find out. Without any help---right off the top of your head--- … Continue reading Bowl-itis: Join the resistance

Practiced and Quick … our interview with Jeremy St. Louis, game anchor for beIN Sports Television

Jeremy St. Louis and Donovan McNabb are the centerpieces for beIN Sports coverage of Conference USA football games this season. I knew he was fast; practiced and quick.  Like a gunslinger. As the time neared for my telephone interview with beIN SPORTS anchorman Jeremy St. Louis (LOO-ee), it felt like high noon and when the … Continue reading Practiced and Quick … our interview with Jeremy St. Louis, game anchor for beIN Sports Television

Predictions for 30 bowl games, from week two to the national championship

Depending upon who you listen to, either this year's Fiesta Bowl match between Ohio State (13-0) and Clemson (13-0) is the true national championship or the championship will be decided on January 13, 2020 at the Superdome between two teams to be named later. For the Savvy Index, it is the Fiesta Bowl since Ohio … Continue reading Predictions for 30 bowl games, from week two to the national championship