More Irish Football Humor for Real College Football Fans

John ArmstrongCollege Football

I mean no personal offense to good Notre Dame fans but a new You Tube video clip is an ingenious spoof reflecting how we non-Irish fans feel about the past few years of ND football. If the polls did not consistently over-rate Notre Dame football some of us devoted college fans might feel some measure of sympathy but the silly … Read More

Can It Get Worse for Charlie Weis?

John ArmstrongCollege Football

Charlie Weis, coach of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, is presently enduring a 1-6 season. This is bad enough for devoted football fans of the Irish. What is even worse is that this is a big rivalry week for the Irish since USC comes to South Bend. An upset is possible but very unlikely. While Notre Dame has improved … Read More

A Great Day in Tuscaloosa

John ArmstrongCollege Football

Today was my opportunity to go back to homecoming at the University of Alabama. It was exactly forty years ago this fall that I was a freshman in Tuscaloosa. Like everyone at this stage of life I found myself saying, "Where have these four decades gone?" My memories of time in Tuscaloosa are generally sweet. It was there that I … Read More

Upset Saturday

John ArmstrongCollege Football

College football fans were treated to more upsets in the Top Ten yesterday than I can remember in years. Five teams lost to lower ranked, or in most cases unranked, opponents. And USC narrowly escaped in Seattle against the resurgent Washington Huskies.  In the Top Ten Oklahoma’s loss shocks me the most. I did not think Colorado was nearly this … Read More

It Always Pays to Be Nice

John ArmstrongCollege Football

At a Touchdown Club meeting many years before his death, the legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant told the following story, which was typical of the way he operated. I had just been named the new head coach at Alabama and was off in my old car down in South Alabama recruiting a prospect who was supposed to have been a … Read More

What On Earth is Charlie Weis Talking About?

John ArmstrongCollege Football

Notre Dame lost 38-0 to Michigan, who clearly is not as bad as their 0-2 start indicated. Notre Dame hasn’t scored a single touchdown in its first three games. Notre Dame is likely to loose as many as seven or eight games this year given the schedule they have in front of them. And what does Coach Weis tell the … Read More

Who is Coach Charlie Weis?

John ArmstrongCollege Football

Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis lost a lawsuit to a jury decision in Massachusetts a few months ago. The story might have passed by with little notice but I paid attention to it for several reasons, one being my love for college football and two my complete lack of respect for Charlie Weis as a coach.  In 2002 Weis … Read More

Nick Saban and the New Season for Crimson Tide Fans

John ArmstrongCollege Football

College football is back today. This is a great day for the fans of schools all across America. My friends know that I am a college football fan. Just the other day I saw that 70% of football fans prefer the NFL and 30% prefer college. And only a few are fans of both games, oddly enough. My daughter has … Read More