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Newspaper version, week 1 2014

The 2014 College Football season gets started this weekend and there are a number of really good games to watch. Last year, we were right in eight out of ten games which was tough enough because we never back down from the marquee games. We use Reverse Prognostication to predict the losers in college football's biggest games. With that said, here are the games we will be watching.
 
UCLA Bruins at Virginia Cavaliers. The Bruin Bears take a hike up Walton's Mountain Saturday and that is a place where a bear is never a welcome sight.

Does Lane Kiffin Still Have Deflated Balls?

During the 2012 college football season, controversy arose in the Pac 12 conference and across all of college football when USC was accused of using footballs which were not properly inflated.

I reported the story soon after it came to light. Well, I guess I used a little tongue-in-cheek humor so you can call it reporting if you want to.

"Test Each Players Balls Before Every Game" was the headline and I even started a Change.org petition to try and get enough signatures to present to the NCAA.

Test Each Player's Balls Before Every Game

(This story was originally posted in the Stinkin' Thinkin' blog during the 2012 season while Lane Kiffin was still a successful head coach for the Trojans.)

Lane Kiffin, the heralded coach for the USC Trojans has deflated balls. Well, I guess we should use past tense. He HAD deflated balls.They’re pumped up now.
 
During a recent game against Oregon, the Trojans were playing with their deflated balls and were caught red handed by the Conference Commissioner. The team didn’t deny playing with their deflated balls.

5 Suprising 5 Loss Teams in 2014

Last year, I stuck my neck on the line and picked five surprising five loss teams for 2013. I was more right than wrong but I was very wrong about one team.

This year, said neck is on the line again but this time with some cigar room music playing in the background.

My pal Danny Sheridan, in Cigar Aficionado magazine, put his own goozle on the proverbial line with a "10 Worst Teams"story. Some of his predictions make sense but I disagree with others.

Danny has picked Arkansas as his tenth worst team.

The Letdown Teams of 2014

The college football season is just about a month away, and that means plenty of people are taking a look at who might be national title contenders by the end of the year. Instead of focusing on the best teams in this article, the focus will be on those who are being overrated a bit too much. Here are three teams poised to be letdowns in 2014.

Oklahoma

After an impressive win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, there is considerable hype surrounding the Oklahoma Sooners. However, plenty of people have them rated as a top 5 team going into the 2014 regular season.

What's with these players?

Call me old school but I think there is something wrong with college football these days. At least with the players of the game.

Sure the competition is better than ever. Yes, the game day experience is more grand than before. And, of course, the coverage out-paces anything from yesteryear.

But, these players are just spoiled.

Well, maybe not all of them. I am sure that there are some really good, selfless players out there who never get attention or press coverage. But, it seems like every week when a wide receiver from Missouri or a quarterback from Auburn or a defensive lineman from Alabama gets arrested or issued a citation or is caught doing something he shouldn't do.

week 15 (newspaper version, 1200 words)

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.

Rivalry week is finally over and some teams can breathe easier as they head to their conference championships while others are left wondering what might have been. Stanley’s Stinkers finished the week with a 17-3 record and our overall success rate is now seventy-nine percent. Given the way some other college football pundits picked, that is not a bad record. We never back down from the rivalries. Stanley’s Stinkers uses Reverse Prognostication to predict the losers in college football’s biggest games.

week 14 (newspaper version)

With just a few games left in the 2013 college football season, its last chance time for some teams and big chance time for others. Last week, Stanley’s Stinkers finished 16-4, holding our overall success rate steady at seventy-eight percent. But that’s not bad considering the fact that we never back down from the big games. We use Reverse Prognostication to predict the losers in college football. With that said, here are the teams we’ll be watching this week.
 
Florida State Seminoles at Florida Gators.

Tribute to a Play-by-play legend (Auburn Tigers)

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Jim Fyffe
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Week 11 (newspaper version, 1200 words)

 
The 2013 college football season is headed into the fourth quarter but there are plenty of great ball games left to play. Last week, Stanley’s Stinkers bounced back a with a 16-4 record. That brings our overall mark up to seventy-seven percent. But, still, that is not bad considering the fact that we never back down from the big contests. We use Reverse Prognostication to predict the losers in college football’s biggest games. With that said, here are the match-ups we’ll be watching this weekend.