NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Baseball’s New Playoff Structure

One League went according to chalk. The other, very much not.

The Polls Are Essentially Meaningless But They’re Here to Stay

They could be overstating support for Democrats. Or understating it. Or be more or less right.

Streaming Service Consolidation

There are too many products chasing too few consumers.

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a Build Back Better virtual event with mayors from across the country Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a Build Back Better virtual event with mayors from across the country Thursday, October 28, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Unequal Medical Treatment

Vice President Harris gets better care than the average American. Cue the outrage!

Bryce Young 1st Alabama Quarterback to Win Heisman Trophy

A historic achievement for the first-year starter.

Alabama Beats Georgia, Back to Playoff

An epic but improbable win.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Man Killed in Dispute Over Football Game

Disappointment turns to tragedy.

France Increases Vaccinations

And so general discussion of vaccine passports and requirements in the US.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

College Football Playoff Expansion

The inevitable is now very much in progress.

Alabama Wins 6th Championship in Saban Era

The Crimson Tide’s best season is one that shouldn’t have been played.

Another Alabama Coordinator Hired During Playoffs

Steve Sarkisian joins a frustrating trend.

Alabama-Ohio State National Championship

The best two teams in college football play for it all amid some controversy.

CFB Playoff Selection Forum

Who ya got?

Alabama Reaches #1 for 13th Year in a Row

A mind-boggling statistic.

Speaking of Poor Public Health Policy

Comparing the White House’s approach to that of sports leagues on testing.

Nick Saban Tests Positive

Alabama’s head football coach and athletic director have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The Weirdest Sports Season Ever?

COVID has given us a surreal calendar.

Big Ten Football Back October 24

Yet another twist in an ongoing saga.

Big Ten Cancels Football

A nation that failed to control the pandemic is going to be without college sports this fall.

The Corruption of Justice

The AG is Trump’s lawyer, not ours.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

Tuberville Beats Sessions for AL GOP Senate Nomination

Tommy Tuberville is likely the next Senator from the state of Alabama.

PAC-12 Goes Conference-Only

Another small step toward canceling the fall sports calendar.

Big Ten and ACC Change Fall Sports Schedules

More dominoes are falling. They won’t be the last.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

Politics and Sports

It is foolish to think that we ever escape politics.

NBA Free Agency is the Best Free Agency

Every offseason re-aligns the sport in fascinating ways.

First Democratic Debate Sets Viewership Record

The first Democratic debate drew record numbers on both nights.

Buttigieg vs Booker

Two youngish Rhodes Scholars turned mayors are getting covered differently.

Citing Health Issues, Urban Meyer Retires As Ohio State Head Coach

Nine years after retiring as Head Coach at Florida, Urban Meyer announced earlier this week that he would retire from his current position at Ohio State after the Rose Bowl.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Fired

President Trump has fired his Attorney General, a move than many are interpreting as the precursor to a move against Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Three Games Amid Assistant Coach Abuse Scandal

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has suspended football coach Urban Meyer for three games over his handling of allegations of domestic violence by an Assistant Coach dating back to 2015.

Rice Commission Issues NCAA Reform Recommendations

The Commission on College Basketball recommended an end to the one-and-done rule and other major reforms.

President Trump Attacks American Citizens For Exercising Their First Amendment Rights

In President Trump’s mind, American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights are “sons of bitches” who should be fired for exercising their rights.

Supreme Court Accepts New Jersey’s Challenge To Federal Law Barring Sports Betting

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving New Jersey’s challenge to a Federal law outlawing sports betting.

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The Trump Campaign: One Huge Political Science Experiment

If anything, the Trump campaign is going to provide some interesting data for future political scientists who study campaigns.

Debate Schedule And Other Incidents Lead Sanders And O’Malley To Allege DNC Favoritism

A debate schedule that seems designed to limit the ability of viewers to see candidates, and other incidents, has led Hillary Clinton’s opponents to allege that the D.N.C. is favoring Hillary Clinton.

Fifth Republican Debate Gets More Than 18 Million Viewers

Another set of solid ratings for the latest debate.

Democrats Debate In The Shadow Of The Paris Attacks, And Iowa Football

A Saturday night debate wasn’t likely to get much attention to begin with. A Saturday night debate in the wake of a major terrorist attack, and a major football game for Iowa’s premier college football team, likely got even less attention. That’s probably good news for Hillary Clinton, and bad news for her two remaining rivals.

N.L.R.B. Denies Student Athletes’ Bid To Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board refused to certify an effort by athletes at Northwestern University to unionize.

Joe Paterno’s Wins Restored

A victory for evil.

ESPN’s Conflict of Interest

Can ESPN cover sports while partnering with the sports leagues?

Bring Back the BCS!

Some preliminary thoughts on the inaugural college playoff system.

Bill Cosby vs. Ben Roethlisberger

Chris Rock wants us to remember that Bill Cosby isn’t the only celebrity accused of rape.