Game Balls: Happy Canada Day

Another happy Friday to you all, a pleasant July, and a merry Canada Day to our neighbors up north. Much like America’s own Independence Day, Canada Day celebrates the nation’s gradual departure from the British Empire with the ratification of the 1867 Constitution Act. See, before England craved isolationism, it sought to unify the world […]

Bovada Heisman Odds: Latvia’s Chief Export

Bovada released updated Heisman odds Thursday. These will not impact the illustrious CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10 projection, but they might save the struggling Latvian economy. Despite what some sports media outlets are likely to tell you about these Heisman odds, which have LSU running back Leonard Fournette at a 9/2 favorite, they are not […]

Joker Phillips vs Lane Kiffin: Who Meme’d Better?

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer dipped into his SEC connections Wednesday, hiring former Kentucky head coach and Florida assistant Joker Phillips, via the good folks at Eleven Warriors. Former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips joins Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State in support role. — Eleven Warriors (@11W) June 30, 2016 Meyer continues […]

Nick Bowers Dunk Is My Motivation

Penn State tight end Nick Bowers, I hereby declare that you are the third person to whom I dedicate my next dunk — which will also be my first in many, many years. I recently set a goal to regain the ability to dunk a basketball, which I could do as a 17-year-old. Thanks to […]


Heisman Top 10: Big Ten Heisman Contenders in 2016

The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the last Big Ten Heisman recipient. Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith won the 2006 edition of the award in a landslide, beating out Arkansas running back Darren McFadden 2,540 votes to 878. It stood as the Big Ten’s biggest rout of the SEC all the way until […]

Oregon Football No Longer Strikes Fear

Almost as integral to Oregon football’s success of the last decade as its hyper-speed offense or multifaceted defense is fear. Specifically, few programs invoked fear in opponents quite as effectively before a game even kicked off, winning the mental battle before the physical contest on field. From 2009 through 2014, the bright yellow in Oregon’s […]

Brandon Harris Dubs LSU “Best Team;” Pressure on Tigers?

Per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, LSU quarterback Brandon Harris upped the ante on lofty preseason expectations awaiting the Tigers in 2016. Brandon Harris on doubters: "I feel like I have the best arm in college football, the best team in college football" — Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 24, 2016 Harris’ assertion that LSU […]

Game Balls: An Ode to Preseason Magazines

‘Tis the season for preseason magazines. Digital dissemination of news has largely rendered print publications obsolete. I was somewhat late to make the switch, but in the last few years, ever new book I’ve purchased was through Kindle, and my subscriptions to both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times are digital. College football […]

Talking About OJ Simpson and Football

The OJ Simpson murder trial gained renewed attention in 2016 with ESPN’s gripping documentary, OJ: Made in America, and the FX docudrama The People vs. OJ Simpson. The FX series embodied the absurdity of the media circus surrounding the case, in particular the trial itself, which functioned as a precursor to the reality TV craze […]


Game Balls: Haters Will Say Minnesota Faked Kicks

Haters will say CFB Huddle’s Game Balls concept is a weak facsimile of other weekly rundown column elsewhere. Thanks to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, I’ve learned to brush it off. Enjoy the best of the week in college football. Haters Will Say These Kicks Are Faked Forget Dude Perfect: University of Minnesota specialists turned the […]


An Unlikely National Championship Contender in 2016?’s Pete Fiutak spotlighted an intriguing national championship contender Thursday. Wait until the conclusion of the video for a very quick but meaningful assessment. Just how bold an evaluation is Fiutak’s of Fordham as national championship material? Consider the conference in which the Rams play, the Patriot League, only began awarding scholarships in 2013 — […]