Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 13

It was a tough 6-6 week twelve for me, bringing my season record to 99-49. Here are all the week thirteen picks. Navy 34, Houston 21 – Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo acts in his free time, lending his talents to such productions as the LDS Church’s 2014 classic Meet the Mormons. Arkansas 41, Missouri 10 […]

Oregon tight end Evan Baylis (81) runs with the football before scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Winning The Duck Day With Help

Modern mass media offers every which way to watch a Duck football game. From TV, radio, and online, to actually going to the stadium, I found a new way. It turned out so good I’d do it again, but since it was an accidental discovery, let’s backtrack just a little. When your kid announces he’s […]


I May Be Stupid, But I Do Know A Few Things About The Pac-12 Conference

I’m not a coach or player in the Pac-12 Conference, therefore based on the expertise of Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost, I’m truly incapable of an opinion regarding anything on or around the football field. However, in spite of the evidence stacked against me, I’m going to take a shot a handful of things I […]


Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 12

Last week I went 7-5, bringing my season record to 93-43. Here are the week twelve picks. Memphis 45, Temple 31 – Nothing like a little AAC action in the morning! Michigan 28, Penn State 13 – So that Ohio State-Michigan game next Saturday might be fun… Ole Miss 35, LSU 34 – Throwback to […]


Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week 12

Another quality weekend of college football is in the books. We learned that Alabama is on a mission, Oregon still has some fight (and hope) in them and the only thing that may be able to stop the Sooners is the Playoff Committee. How they (and Oklahoma State) fare in this week’s Playoff Rankings should […]

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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 11

I went 11-3 last week, taking my season record to 86-38. Here are the week eleven picks. Auburn 34, Georgia 31 – Mark Richt will salvage a ten-win season, save his job, and send half the state of Georgia off a cliff. It’s tradition. Beautiful, beautiful tradition. Florida 25, South Carolina 7 – Meanwhile, sitting […]


Pac-12 Officiating – It’s Not Their Problem, It’s Everyone’s

Officiating is bad in the Pac-12. That’s the narrative that has and continues to attach itself to the self-proclaimed “Conference Of Champions.”  But while bad calls seem to repeatedly rear their ugly heads on a weekly basis up and down the left coast, the league appears to be being singled-out for a problem without exclusivity […]


Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week 11

I consider last week a win, as I had the same top three teams, in order, as the Playoff Committee had them. After that, things started to unravel, but if Meatloaf says “two out of three ain’t bad,” then three out of four has got to be okay. The big difference between my rankings and […]

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Why Oregon Ducks Fans Should Forgive Cam Newton

After watching Carolina QB Cam Newton stand astride the NFL on Monday Night Football, I saw a different player than the questionable Auburn player who beat the Oregon Ducks in their first National Championship game. What I saw was a man who deserves a second chance. America is a nation of second chances and it’s […]

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Rediscovering The Joy Of Mediocre College Football

For the past few years, being an Oregon Duck football fan has been akin to attaching yourself to rocket ship, rapidly ascending to exciting new heights you never thought possible. It has been a quest for perfection that, while it was never quire reached, always seemed just around the corner and well with grasp. In […]

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Oregon Ducks Employ New Tactics In Win Against Arizona State

If you watched the Oregon vs. Arizona State game last weekend, you couldn’t have missed the eight-foot tall white sheets held up by Oregon staffers on the sidelines.  According to an article published in The Oregonian, Arizona State has apparently been going to desperate lengths to steal signs for offensive play signals, and the Ducks […]

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) stiff-arms California senior defensive lineman Dan Camporeale (43) during a run in the first half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the California Golden Bears at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 28, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Abe’s College Football Picks – Week Ten

The first College Football Playoff committee rankings are out, and we finally have a fantastic slate of games coming up on Saturday. Last week I went 11-1, bringing my season record to 75-35. Here are the week ten picks. Mississippi State 31, Missouri 3 – Tune in to find out whether Mizzou will score its […]


Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week Ten

If college football were an action movie, we would have just finished the first act where all characters are introduced and the plot is being fleshed out. Now we get to enjoy the action-packed second act where things heat up, characters reveal their true intentions and plot twists lurk at each turn. Because the rankings […]

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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week Nine

It’s like they always say: Better early than never for the week nine college football picks. I went 9-3 last week, bringing my season record to 64-34. Here are the picks. Pittsburgh 23, North Carolina 20 – I’ve been doing this picks column for a long time, and I think this is the first time […]

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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week Eight

I hope you’re all ready for the single worst week of college football games since the Pac 8 expanded. Seriously. College Gameday is at the James Madison game. I went 8-3 last weeks bringing my season record to 55-31. Here are the picks. Texas 24, Kansas State 21 –   Baylor 351, Iowa State 24 […]

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Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week Eight

My, oh my, what a Saturday for college football. In a very unpredictable weekend (more on that in a second), we saw Michigan come within a punt – yes, a punt – of defeating Sparty, one-time world beaters Ole Miss lose in Memphis and Big Ten surprise Iowa make Northwestern’s defense look like they were […]

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Washington Huskies / Oregon Ducks Matchup Could Be Crossroads For Both Programs

It’s that time of year again, when the Pac-12’s most bitter rivalry takes the stage.  A rivalry where so much vitriol flows that a cutesy nickname has never been proposed or adopted.  Neither side of fans has any use for one. The last 11 years have been entirely one-sided, and while the faces change each […]

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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week Seven

What a week. Steve Spurrier resigned, Steve Sarkisian checked into rehab and was fired not 24 hours later, and my reverse jinx on Florida worked when their starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for PED use. Last week I went 9-5 in the picks, losing three of those five games in overtime. My season mark […]

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From Portland, Oregon To The World – Ahmad Rashad (English & Spanish)

Last Saturday night I joined the over 93,000 soccer fanatics at the Pasadena Rose Bowl as the US National Soccer team played against México’s. While I cannot say I was one of the lucky ones to physically be there, I am glad to say that thank goodness for the opportunity to experience it through TV […]