It's been a long time since my last entry here at The Other Side Sports. I took a bit of a hiatus from writing to adjust some things in my life around but I'm back again. Instead of many articles throughout the week I am going to start a reoccurring article that encompasses many issues… Continue reading Long TOSS with Robert Jaracz
Can Ohio State pull off the win in happy valley? Is Texas Tech the hot bet now? Lookout Duke is 4-0, can they keep it up against VT?
The playoffs were created to help conclude the argument of who should be deemed the National Champion. The BCS forced only 2 options upon us, most of the time they got it wrong. Before the BCS it was up to the polls to decide, which is how we have co-champions throughout history (last year Alabama… Continue reading It’s Time to Expand the Playoff
Every now and again we can get caught up looking down the road. When looking at the rankings it's easy to look at the future schedule and project a given team's record based on what we think. It's easy to look at what Alabama has done, for example, and project that they'll blow through the… Continue reading Live In The Moment
By now even the casual fan of college football has a good grasp on how poor player development was under Butch Jones during his time at Tennessee. Jones and company were akin to great anglers who could haul in trophy fish with ease but couldn’t turn that fish into a meal. Some of the premier… Continue reading Anyone Heard From Hurd?
If you haven't read why early season polls are pointless, check it out. Granted I'm still not a believer in early season polls for many reasons, the main reason remains as evident as ever. Early polls base a good bit of their rankings on tradition and what a team accomplished last year. Every year there… Continue reading AP Poll Gets It Wrong Again.
I have never been a fan of preseason polls. I believe most polls should come out around week 6. The early season polls however only serve 1 actual purpose, to hype up the matchups for television ratings. The rankings are based off a mix of the team's performance from the previous year, hype from the media,… Continue reading Why the Early Season Poll Means Nothing.