Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Games to Watch: Week 1

Welcome back, football!  This is the post you've been waiting for all offseason.  These are the games to keep your eye out for during the first week of the season.

The season kicks off tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Conference Realignment Scorecard - updated

The Mega Conference Realignment of 2010-2015 has taken a few more turns since we last posted the scorecard. With the season beginning this week, here's the updated scorecard.

2 days until kickoff....

Monday, August 27, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff: Where's my game?

In the NFL, figuring out which channel that a game is broadcast is easy.  It either depends on the conference of the visiting team or if it's a night game.

In college football, tv deals work a lot differently.  We're here to try to give a general overview.

3 days until kickoff....

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff: New Rules

As the new season begins, there are some new rules, according to Wikipedia.

  • Touchbacks will go to the 25 yard line for kickoffs and safety punts.  Still at the 20 for regular punts.
  • No leaping over other players to block punts.
  • Helmets flying off results in players sitting out a play.  Of course, those that get them knocked off because of a facemask penalty are not affected.
  • Kickoffs are at the 35 yard line, and the kicking team has a 5 yard head start.
4 days until kickoff....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

2011 recap: Non-AQ

5 days until kickoff....

And it's Saturday! It's the final football-less Saturday until January.  In one week, you'll be too busy watching football to be reading about it.

But today is the final part of our 2011 recap, and this time we take a quick look at the non-AQ teams.

Friday, August 24, 2012

2011 recap: SEC

So, we're nearing the end of the week and closer to kickoff.  We've also reached the conference that you've probably heard the most about, so we'll keep our discussion of the SEC brief.

6 days until kickoff....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2011 recap: Big East

A quick look at the ever evolving Big East's 2011 season.

7 days until kickoff.....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2011 recap: Big 12

The Big 12 began 2011 wondering if they were going to survive until 2012.  They will begin 2012 looking as a very different conference.

8 days until kickoff....

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2011 recap: Big Ten

9 days until kickoff....

...and we're looking at the conference that hasn't been able to count since 1993!

Monday, August 20, 2012

2011 recap: ACC

In the first of a series of 6, we do a quick recap of the 2011 season to remind everyone where these teams are standing going into 2012.

10 days until kickoff....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Countdown to kickoff: Our most popular post

Not that we have a lot of people reading this blog right now, but there is one post from last season that stood out among the rest as the most read post.

Today, I want to continue our countdown to kickoff by highlighting that post, and directing you back to my comments about the 2012 Sugar Bowl:  Kirk Herbstreit Can Eat It.

The only thing I would add to that, looking back, is how disappointed I was in the replay official.  That was the only person in the entire world that didn't understand what a touchdown catch is.
11 days until kickoff...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff: Pearls Before Swine

I saw this comic strip in June, and thought it summed up college football fans perfectly during the season.

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis, originally published 6/6/12.

You can check out the strip online here.  Not trying to rip anyone off, just sharing something I thought was funny.  Props and respect to Mr. Pastis.

12 days until kickoff...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Countdown to kickoff: What If?

Back in the spring, between conference realignment, playoff debates, and rumors, the possibility was floated that we might be headed towards 16 team superconferences.

How might that play out?
13 days until kickoff....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Countdown to kickoff: 2012 Wish List

With two weeks until kickoff, it's safe to say that we're back.  It's our first full season of blogging at College Football Arena, and after a long offseason, we're more than ready.  We haven't been as active since January, but over the next couple of weeks, we are going to change that.

We begin our countdown with a compilation of the 2012 Wish List items that were posted during the early months of this year.