April 18, 2014

One man’s opinion of the top ten college football blogs

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 16: Jesse Riley  of the North Carolina State Wolfpack runs onto the field with teammates before their game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 16, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Well, this an opinion, and we all have them. I have made a list of the top ten college football blogs.

I have thought long and hard about this, and after five minutes, I made my decision!  The list is in no particular order, and hey, I could change my mind next week.  That’s the beauty of it all, huh?

  1. Jones Top Ten–Adam Jones from Austin, TX has been telling “the truth about college football since 1995.” He parlayed the whole thing in to a book deal.  His posts are funny and humorous and funny too!  He publishes a top ten every week.  That’s it, one post a week, but it’s worked pretty well for him.
  2. Spit Blood TCU–These guys are ruthless.  If you look at them wrong, they will spit blood out of their eyes at you!  No, really!  TCU fans have had much  to cheer about lately, and these guys bring it all to you, whether it’s the football team or the baseball team which reached the College World Series this past summer. They are one of the first blogs that I have seen to create an iphone application.
  3. The Wiz of Odds–I love the play on words with his name.  You do get it don’t you?  Did you see the Wizard of Ozz?  Yes?  O.K.  He is a little bit of an insider having worked in the journalism industry, and he can be a little biased against the SEC, but he has some real nice features including the poster schedules.  And, yep, he has a podcast too.
  4. In the Bleachers–They do good job of covering college football on the broader scale.  They have a massive blog roll. So, if you want to get a feel for many blogs, you can peruse their blog roll.  They also have one of the most followed podcasts.
  5. Fanblogs–Kevin Donahue is one of the first guys I talked to when I started CFTT.  And, even though I was new, he took the time to give me some pointers.  He is a stand up guy!  They have a very large community base and you see lots of comments on every post.
  6. Double T Nation–Seth Jungman is very, very smart!  He does an excellent job of breaking down Texas Tech Red Raider sports.  He knows his stuff.  He brings in good insights to sports, especially college football.
  7. Smart Football–Chris Brown (yes, that’s his name!) has a cult following.  He breaks down football from a very analytical angle, offering commentary on formations, different types of offense and plays, etc.  Readers always tune in to his posts.  Different than some other blogs, he doesn’t write often and he writes longer articles, but they are worth the read!
  8. Razorbloggers–These guys do an awesome job!  They handle recaps really well and efficiently.  They whip Razorback nation in to a frenzy for each game.  They have big bright, colorful pictures and their website always looks good.  They have over 4,100 fans on their Facebook page.  I think they do one of the best jobs creating a news stream for their team giving Razorback fans a one-stop shop for Razorback news.
  9. Heisman Pundit–For the best in Heisman Trophy coverage on the web, you have to give it to Heisman Pundit. He is well known for the  10 Heismandments.  He also gets tons of credit from others.
  10. Stiff Arm Trophy–If you can’t get enough Heisman Trophy news, then go over to Stiff Arm Trophy as they have more.  They have correctly predicted the Heisman Trophy since 2002 according to their website, so they must be pretty good at that.  They are conducting their own poll, so I’m sure they will keep us in the know.  They’re on top of it!

What do you think?  Who would you include?

Add your comments below.  Let’s go!