NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

49ers – A great showing week 1 without using the option on offense. Patriots – The Patriots generally get off to a slow start while Bill Belichick is surveying his team to find its strengths.  They’re venerable with some injuries right now, but once Bill figures things out they’ll be dangerous. Broncos – Peyton tookContinue reading “NFL Week 2 Power Rankings”


Once again a lot of changes this week, mostly relating to teams losing and falling off the ranks.  One of the biggest adjustments I made was Ohio State and Baylor, who have both beat Buffalo with vastly different stat lines.  Ohio Stat also might have to play a few games with quarterback Braxton Miller nursingContinue reading “DELI POLL: WEEK 2 TOP 25 AND HEISMAN WATCH”

2013 Deli Poll: Week 1 TOP 25 and HEISMAN WATCH

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) I tend to move teams around a lot the first two or three weeks of the season.  Was Alabama’s poor offensive line play a fluke? Will Oregon’s offense be more explosive without Chip Kelly as head coach?  Until we see more games I need to assume that those are true statementsContinue reading “2013 Deli Poll: Week 1 TOP 25 and HEISMAN WATCH”

2013 Deli Poll: Preseason Heisman Watch

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Happy college football kickoff everyone! Enjoy the games tonight and this weekend, and keep an eye on this year’s preseason Heisman hopefuls. 1. Johnny Manziel, QB I know winning it back to back is close to impossible and there’s been a lot of negativity during the offseason surrounding Johnny Football, butContinue reading “2013 Deli Poll: Preseason Heisman Watch”

An NCAA Player Money Article

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) With the Johnny Manziel autograph controversy of the summer coming to an almost comical resolution (he’ll be suspended for the first half of the season… opener, even though the NCAA determined he didn’t get paid for signing autographs) on the eve of the college football season, I thought now would beContinue reading “An NCAA Player Money Article”

My 2013 Preseason NFL Awards Predictions

MVP 1. Tom Brady, QB Predicted Stats: 4600 passing yards, 39 passing TDs, 10 int It’s really, really hard to go against Tom Brady or Peyton Manning in the preseason for MVP, because come the end of the year you know they’ll be getting votes.  Brady loves to show off whenever the Patriots are facingContinue reading “My 2013 Preseason NFL Awards Predictions”

NCAA Football: 2013 Preseason Top 25 Deli Poll

There’s the USA Today Coaches Poll, The Harris Poll, The Legends Poll, and now, one week before the start of college football, I would like to introduce The Deli Poll, the newest measure of college football success. 1)   Alabama 2)   Ohio State 3)   Stanford 4)   Georgia 5)   Texas A&M

Kicking Off the Preseason the Right Way: Five reasons the Pro Bowl should be moved to the NFL preseason.

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Two weeks into the preseason and I’ve already watch more sports over the last two weeks than I did almost all summer.  The games are meaningless and might not even feature everyone’s favorite teams, yet millions are tuning in to see whatever game their local cable provider decided to air because,Continue reading “Kicking Off the Preseason the Right Way: Five reasons the Pro Bowl should be moved to the NFL preseason.”

2013 Predicted NFL Standings

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Step 1. Print out the 2013-14 NFL schedule. Step 2. Grab a pen and circle the teams you think will win each week. Step 3. Tally up the results. (D) Marks division winners while marks the wild cards.  It’s that simple. NFC AFC Preseason Power Rankings will come in the nextContinue reading “2013 Predicted NFL Standings”