The Worst Idea of the Year

By: Tyler Chuck Okay everybody.  2017 has had some pretty bad ideas.  We’ve seen everything from  “Alternative Facts” to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, so it’s not like this year is off to a particularly brilliant start.  But this one idea takes the cake. Today, I’d like to discuss by far the worst idea…

Gus Johnson: American Hero

By Spencer Bowen On the eve of championship weekend, we must pause, genuflect, and recognize a true savant living among us: the honorable Gus Johnson. As Gus preps to call two championship games (Pac-12 on Friday, B1G on Saturday), I’ve taken it upon myself to make sure Antland’s tens of readers understand the importance of…

Uniforms: Pac 12 Football

By Spencer Bowen A quick disclaimer before we begin: this is basically a pet project of mine. I talk about uniforms with the same dizzying passion that I describe the genius of “Hamilton” (the musical and the dude) to unsuspecting coworkers. But, if you’ll indulge me, I think my zealousness for stretchy pieces of nylon…

The Sports Connection: Trump and JoePa

By Spencer Bowen Imagine, if you will, an America without Donald Trump. Not Trump himself, per say, but the specter of “Donald Trump” he has created with statements that zoomed past the adjective “controversial” a long time ago. Perhaps a Donald Trump that acted more like a normal Republican candidate. Let’s make believe that Trump…

The Need for an 8-Team Playoff

By: Josh Schiesl This past Saturday fans were treated to an instant classic in the Big Ten Title game where both the Hawkeyes and Spartans left everything on the field with hopes of tasting victory and a chance to play for a National Championship. It’s difficult to think that with this same scenario a mere…

Root for Chaos: doomsday for the CFP

By Spencer Bowen I remember the night I rooted for Stanford. Not just in a “it would be fun if Stanford won” kind of way. Not in a “I want Stanford to win because it helps Cal” way. No, in an honest-to-goodness passionately rooting for Stanford way. You probably remember the game, too. Stanford beat…

Fearsome four: The four college football teams you don’t want to play right now.

By: Spencer Bowen It’s not entirely clear what criteria the College Football Playoff selection committee uses when selecting its top four. In our latest ESPN special-reveal-of-a-top-four-that-won’t-matter-for-five-more-weeks (but brings in ratings on a Tuesday!) we were graced with no. 1 Clemson, no. 2 Alabama, no. 3 Ohio State, and no. 4 Notre Dame. The committee is clearly…