National college football writer for Examiner.com, FWAA and National Football Foundation member, podcast host at No2MinuteWarning.com.
I've read maybe five stories on the site since it started up. Long form just isn't my thing though, not in this medium at least. Maybe I'm old fashioned. Not to say the content there hasn't been good, just not for me for the most part. Personally, I just was never a fan of the layout of the site more than anything. Again, maybe just me though.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/say-goodbye-to-sports-on-earth-as-you-know-it.html
Absolutely a lack of awareness from Snider, but why was Sanchez taking off for home? If he just stays on third it is just one out and the Pirates have first and third. Equally puzzling.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner
I would guess CBS keeps Verne on the SEC game, Florida-Georgia that same day, especially if the Gators and Bulldogs are challenging for the SEC East, which is very possible.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/every-television-network-still-loves-notre-dame-football.html
Love this stance by FOX. Somebody at WEEI needs to wake up, if it's not too late. Losing all of that advertising across multiple networks should probably cost someone a job too.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-strikes-back-at-weei-pulls-all-advertising-from-station.html
Why am I not surprised (at least some of) these highlighted comments are from the Barstool Sports community?
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sam-ponders-twitter-feed-proves-her-point-about-women-in-sports.html
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/skip-bayless-is-already-calling-lebron-james-lecramp.html
Looks like we were experiencing some technical issues Thursday morning with the playback of this episode, but I believe it has been fixed. Not sure what the problem was but please let me know if you are having any issues playing this episode.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/crystalballrun/
I have always believed in the philosophy that a no-hitter late in the game needs to be broken up by a no-doubt-about-it base hit. This is a play I would have ruled an error in the first inning or the eighth, regardless of the situation in the box score.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Let's see, we have a table. Now just need some chairs and a ladder.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-journalists-fight-with-each-other-and-table-live-on-air.html
And last I checked, Boomer Esiason DID put a uniform on.
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Will write about this later on Crystal Ball Run, but like you said this is a huge boost for the college football credibility of FOX Sports 1. Having someone who will break some college football stories and provide such insight is fantastic for FS1.
As a sidenote, this was one of the (if not THE) first games aired by the Big Ten Network I believe.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/crystalballrun/
I remember listening to the Penn State season opener while driving out to Harrisburg to visit some friends, getting periodic score updates from this one. It was not until hours later I learned Michigan ended up losing this one. This is one of the all-time games in the sport, at least in the modern era. That Appalachian State team was really good though. I would not count on that lightning striking twice this season, because this year's team is far from the caliber of that FCS powerhouse in 2007.
I actually liked the movie. Not great, but it was a fun flick.
8 months ago on ESPN, NBCUniversal and Viacom fined for airing Olympus Has Fallen trailers
Bacon bowls. Flip a muffin pan over, wrap some bacon around the bottom of the pan that sticks out for the muffins and wrap it up in bacon, then place in the over, bacon-side up. Then pour some scrambled eggs in or whatever else you can think of and enjoy. There's something like this sold on a TV commercial now too, so keep an eye out.
9 months ago on Want to Win A Free $40 Jack in the Box Gift Card? Here's Your Chance
Berman? As in, Chris Berman? This is a joke, right?
9 months ago on AA Roundtable: ESPN's College Football Future
I have Comcast and have had FS1 since launch.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on It may be time for Fox Sports 1 to panic over this number
The MLS was doomed when they dared to schedule against college football championship games, specifically the SEC. Awful planning.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The 2013 MLS Cup was the least-viewed ever
Davonte Parker is out tonight (Thursday) for Louisville.
1 year ago on Dirty Dozen: Crystal Ball Run staff picks for Week 7
Good list, but what about Washington State?!?
1 year, 1 month ago on Ten Places College GameDay Needs to Visit
Did you not watch the week one opener between Utah and Utah State? That was a great college football game. And North Dakota State's upset of Kansas State, I believe was on FS1 as well. A month in, FS1 has had some pretty good college football highlights. Please note: I may be biased.
1 year, 1 month ago on Where is Fox Sports 1 after one month?
It took this long for this statement, why?
1 year, 2 months ago on Ryan Braun admits PED use in written statement
Why rush a decision without knowing for sure what the best option is? This is not Rob Bolden vs Matt McGloin part two, but I can understand where the negative reaction comes from. O'Brien is working with two quarterbacks ho have never played a game at this level, so I don't think a 2-QB rotation at the start of the year would be all that terrible until one separates from the other.
1 year, 2 months ago on O'Brien Fails To Name A Starter...Again
Somebody in the NCAA offices has half a brain. Kudos on making the right decision, even if it came under pressure.
1 year, 2 months ago on NCAA reverses course, MTSU's Rhodes ruled eligible
@bigjohn33 I think you mean Fox Sports Tres.
1 year, 2 months ago on Fuel TV website confirms Fox Sports 2 rebrand
And really, what's so bad about two more years of Utley in Philadelphia? And perhaps more importantly, what's next on the Phillies to-do list?
1 year, 2 months ago on Philadelphia Phillies agree to two-year extension with Chase Utley
Carlos Hyde may be cleared from any potential charges with video evidence surfacing in his favor: http://www.bloguin.com/crystalballrun/2013-articles/july/ohio-state-rb-hyde-could-make-quick-return-thanks-to-video-evidence.html
1 year, 3 months ago on Ohio State dismisses Hyde, investigates Roby following troubling weekend for Buckeyes
This show line-up reminds me of a college football program trying to form an identity by throwing whatever they can think of together and seeing if it works. Sometimes it works, but often it does not. While ATH has lost it's sizzle for my tastes, I'm not sure this show has enough to hit the ground running to make a serious run at ESPN's core evening programming. But, we'll see.
1 year, 3 months ago on Cast announced for Regis Philbin's Fox Sports 1 show
@andycoppens @Cheezdog Might want to address the people at EA Sports and let them know of the error. There will be a uniform update next month that will fix a number of issues. Louisiana Tech already confirmed their uniforms will be adjusted in the game with the first uniform update.
1 year, 3 months ago on The 2013 Wisconsin Football Season.... As simulated by NCAA 14
1. Copy and paste first few paragraphs in to a new post.
2. Replace "New Mexico State" or "NMSU" with "Idaho."
3. Click post for related Idaho story.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Independent Review: New Mexico State isn't in a conference?
For highlights I have been turning to NBC Sports Network's The Lights. 30 minutes, all the highlights. I believe CBS Sports Network has something on their network but I can't recall what it is called. I haven't watched it. Looking forward to seeing what FS1 ends up doing once they go live.
1 year, 4 months ago on Shaking my head at SportsCenter
I realize there are a couple of players I may have missed here. There are a couple players no longer associated with the team but remain on scholarship as well. I did not include them intentionally.
1 year, 4 months ago on Penn State’s “Emmert Curse” claims another victim at Florida State
Congrats on the new position Tim, and best of luck to everyone at The B1G Time moving forward. Just to throw this out there, you are always welcome to chip in over at NittanyLionsDen.com as well, and I'll do what we can to share your content here with our PSU community as well.
1 year, 4 months ago on We're Expanding.... to Penn State coverage!
I really like Willie Taggart at South Florida, but I feel O'Leary has more to work with to make a bit of noise this season. So I'll lean toward O'Leary for this one.
1 year, 5 months ago on The American Preview: Crystal Ball Run makes their championship picks
I forgot to add my coach of the year candidate. Give me George O'Leary at Central Florida.
I'll be honest, I want to give credit to FOX Sports West for coming up with a plan to at least give you all of the action. It sounds complicated, but they did try to please everybody from the sound of it.
1 year, 6 months ago on How to make two fan bases angry at once | May | 2013
I have always been in favor of (more) FCS programs like the game used to include. One thing I would like to see added is a playoff format option. No word on if that will be included this year or not, but I know I would appreciate the ability to include that in dynasty mode, since thing will be changing in 2014. Of course, supposing there is a game next year, that may be a feature they need to keep separate in order to get people to buy the game next year.
1 year, 6 months ago on NCAA Football 14 Brings Realism To Presentation
Jose DeLeon. You all remember him, right?
1 year, 6 months ago on This day in 1993: Phillies 6, Astros 3 (10 innings)
Kratz's father is part owner of the company.
1 year, 7 months ago on Phillies catcher Erik Kratz is shilling turkey bacon | April | 2013 Articles
Chase Utley is one home run away from 200 career HR. Some more Phillies milestones and franchise marks via Macho-Row.com: http://www.macho-row.com/2013-articles/april/phillies-milestone-watch-for-2013.html
1 year, 7 months ago on Eleven Milestones to Watch For This Season
We know Rutgers is listed twice. This will be fixed ASAP!
1 year, 7 months ago on Crystal Ball Run's Helmet Madness Bracket!
@z3r019 @Jrider Typo! Thanks for pointing it out! It has been corrected. Thank you for reading.
1 year, 8 months ago on Evaluating College Football's First-Year Head Coaches: Mike Leach
Shame on me. I had seen this video before but forgot all about it. Everything about this video screams Shippensburg video quality. Some things have never changed, and I love it.
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: Darth Vader helps New Oklahoma State coordinator explain trick play
@andycoppens To be fair Andy, he was asked about the topic in an interview. He didn't bring it up on his own, and the topic came much deeper in an interview focused on violence and focused more on gun violence.
1 year, 9 months ago on Obama calls on NCAA to examine football player safety
Aaron, this is the second domino to fall. Idaho fired their head coach recently too.
1 year, 12 months ago on Kentucky fires Joker Phillips
If the NCAA would turn this idea down, that is a disappointment for Temple, who will lose out on a game. There is a chance that game will determine whether or not Temple will even be bowl eligible, so there really could be a lot riding on the game as a result for Temple, and the Big East.
2 years ago on Is Temple trying to schedule a game for this December?
Don't forget about the USFL's plans to return, of course that won't happen for a while.
2 years ago on UFL scrambling to buy time
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2 years, 1 month ago on Contest: Guess the passing yards, win a mini helmet! | September
@lfink73 Wow! SO CLOSE to getting it dead on! Matt McGloin passed for 197 yards according to the final official game stats. Congratulations on being our winner!