Tom Hardy

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Your Guide to Footsgiving (NFL & College)

Forget opening weekend, forget Bowl season, forget the NFL playoffs this is the best weekend for football. The combination of college football and …

College Football: Viewers guide to Opening weekend.

Every College football fan is counting down the days until Saturday afternoon when College Football opening weekend starts. Yes I know it started …

College Football

NFL: The Buffalo Bills are taking a new direction

As a life long Bills fan, I have had to suffer through four empty trips to the Super Bowl facing Bill Parcells’s Giants, Joe Gibbs‘s Redskins and …

NFL: Why the Houston Texans will make a deep playoff run

The Houston Texans are the epitome of what it means to have a competent quarterback in the NFL. As a whole, the Texans are a quality team with a very …

College Football: Should Art Briles coach again?

Coach A: 99-65 overall record in thirteen seasons. Restored two programs that were in shambles. Had six players drafted in the first round from a …

College Football: Spring football questions

College Football spring games are in full swing after this weekend and in many top programs made moves over the winter changing head coaches, …

College Football: Five games to decide the College Football Playoff

Every year certain games stand out has playoff games in College Football. The following are just five of the games that are going to dictate who …

College Football

Is Chip Kelly done coaching?

From 2009-2012 Chip Kelly’s Blitzkrieg offense took college football by storm. Embracing a no-huddle approach the ducks averaged 36, 47, 46, 49 …

NFL: Why NFL teams should tank

Whenever there is a top talent available in the NBA draft teams that do not have a shot to make a deep run in the playoffs intentionally lose games …

NFL

College Basketball: Longest Tournament Streaks

With the calendar turning to March, every sports fan across the country is counting down to March Madness. From Selection Sunday to the final buzzer …

NFL: Offseason story lines to watch

With the NFL combine starting on February 28th and Free agency starting on March 9 the NFL has no off-season. Even Bill Belichick said he was “five …

College Football: Power Five breakout teams part two

Part one of this series can be found here.<p>The Pac-12 is full of risers and fallers over the years. Oregon was once the class of the Pac-12 playing in …

College Football: Power Five breakout teams part one

Last week I wrote about breakout teams for the group of five in two parts: part one and part two.<p>This week I will tackle the Power Five.<p>ACC:. To …

College Football: Breakout teams for Group of Five part one

Even the most casual football fan knows that Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma will be pretty good in 2017, but what about the next Western …

College Football: Five things we learned over Bowl Season

<b>Coaching matters</b>: Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern and Bill Snyder of Kansas State continue to consistently win at programs that have disadvantages …

2016 Sports Story that mattered to me

My name is Tom Hardy and the 2016 sports story that mattered to me was Colin Kaepernick’s “protest”. To lay the back story for Kaepernick’s protest …

The awkwardness of Bowl Season

College football bowl season is an extremely awkward period for teams. On one hand, teams have extra practices, extra reps and extra time to scout. …

College Football: Is the ACC the Best Conference in America?

From 2006 until 2013 the SEC champion would go on to win the National Championship. Florida, LSU, Alabama and Auburn all claimed National Titles …

NFL: Is the Chip Kelly experiment over?

Steve Spurrier won 122 games at Florida in twelve season’s by throwing the ball all over the field in his patented Fun and Gun offense. The Fun and …

NFL: Why the Colts should trade Andrew Luck

Trading Andrew Luck sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Pro-Bowl quarterback, teams best player (second best player in franchise history behind some guy named …

College Football: Finding Les Miles replacement

Les Miles won nearly 80% of his games in his twelve year run at LSU, two SEC titles, and one National Championship. Miles’s LSU teams bridged the gap …

College football: last of a dying breed

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of the article can I just say how awesome it is to be a sports fan right now? Football is on TV Friday, …

College football: Big 12 Preview part two

I looked at the top five teams from the Big 12 in my last article. Today I’ll look at the next five teams.<p><b>West Virginia Mountaineers:</b> West Virginia’s …

College football: Big 12 Preview

As I mentioned in my Big Ten West preview about how nearly every team plays the same style of offense and defense. The Big 12 is the epitome of that …

Big Ten preview East Division

Outside of the SEC West division this is the best division in College Football. Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State all reside in the East. Urban …

College Football: ACC Preview Coastal Division

My last article depicted the winner’s of the ACC’s Atlantic Division. Today I will tackle the Coastal division. Predicting the coastal is about as …

College football: ACC Preview Atlantic Division

The past three seasons the ACC conference champion has reached the BCS Title game or College Football Playoff. This trend should continue this season …

College football: The father of modern offense

When thinking about college football history certain names come to mind: Eddie Robinson, Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden, Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, etc. …