Monday, August 30, 2010
Click on any of the links below to get the schedule for either a particular team or a particular division.
AFC EAST: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Pats
AFC SOUTH: Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Titans
AFC NORTH: Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Steelers
AFC WEST: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders
NFC EAST: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins
NFC SOUTH: Bucs, Falcons, Panthers, Saints
NFC NORTH: Bears, Lions, Packers, Vikings
NFC WEST: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks
Also check out the 2010 College Football Helmet Schedules
It's that time of year again. Time for the College Football World to announce their 2010 schedules and for me to put together the Retro Helmet Schedules. Over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting up schedules for each conference and for the entire FBS. This page will serve as your glossary.
Friday, August 27, 2010
With this potential useless divisional alignment there have been ample rumors of bending tradition over and shoving a giant rod up its tail pipe. The tradition I obviously speak of is the final game of Michigan and Ohio State's regular season being against each other. Perhaps led by the president of Ohio State, the conference is contemplating both splitting up Michigan and Ohio State into different divisions as well as moving their game, aka possibly the biggest rivalry in college sports and hands down the biggest rivalry in the midwest, to a more pedestrian and meaningless date in October. Cause why care about tradition when you can get all progressive and potentially make hand over fist worth of cash in the potential UM vs. OSU rematch Big Ten title game.
Anywho... that was just a random rant because the Big Ten is stupid. The true subject I wanted to discuss in this post was... What exactly is the point of divisions within a college conference? The Big Ten seems set on morphing their conference into two divisions of 6, but for what purpose?
Purpose 1, Two Winners play in the title game!
So you won your division... who the hell cares? The Big 12 for about the past decade has had Texas or Oklahoma ravage the poor step child who "won" the Big 12 North. Does anyone truly put any weight on winning your division? Or should it simply matter whether you won your conference that matters? I choose the latter. If you kill the division idea and just select the top two teams in the standings year in and year out, then you actually get the best matchup you could get. Sometimes with divisions it works out that way... see SEC 2009... and sometimes it does not... see Big 12 2000-2009. Isn't it better to ensure a good matchup, rather than gamble and potentially get a crappy one?
Purpose 2, By Creating Divisions We Create/Intensify/Keep Rivalries!
Again this is a bullshit excuse. Outside of Penn State and newly joined Nebraska, the Big Ten has had the same 10 core base since 1950. And 9 out of the 12 have been in the conference since World War I. They all have rivalries. Hell half of them have trophy games for every game. Why split up the teams into divisions and arbitrarily say Michigan should play Wisconsin every year but not Iowa, oh definitely not Iowa. Why not just keep the scheduling as is? You play your core rival each year and then there's a rotation of two teams that you don't play that changes every single year.
I can't really think of any other purpose of these divisions and since I debunked the first two I think my work here is done. The Big Ten really should just forego the whole division philosophy because it adds zero benefit and actually works towards potentially degrading the championship game.
Monday, August 23, 2010
It's the Preseason Poll, aka a massive guessing game of what is going to happen. In no sport is it a larger guessing game than College Football. Unless you are a diehard 24/7 365 follower of College Football than chances are you have little to no idea how good teams are going to be. You likely know which quarterbacks and stud players left particular schools but what you do not likely know is whom replaced them. Chances are you've followed your favorite teams through Rivals/Scout in the offseason to see what kind of recruiting class they brought in but you don't know squat about anybody else. Anywho here goes on a Preseason poll that is sure to be 100% different from the final post bowl game poll.
Again, this isn't something that's an exact science. It's a guessing game. A game in which I have worse odds than a Roulette Table.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here is your 2010 Pac 10 Schedule in helmet form. I prefer the retro helmet so you get them again this year. For a Glossary of all the Helmet Schedules click on the link.
Please click on the image to get the full sized version.