Holy College Football!

Fun Fact of the Day:  The only other time that the #2, #3, and #4 ranked college football teams lost on the same day was October 19, 1985. The link between both days? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. He was Michigan’s starting QB on that fateful day in 1985, when the Wolverines also lost to Iowa.


Today’s Rundown

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Week 11 highlights.  This was supposed to be a pretty dull and uneventful week in college football. Each of the top 4 ranked teams was favored to win by at least 7.5 points. *Yawn*. But in a year when the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Cubs, Leicester City and Trump can win, you should know better than to assume anything. That’s right: #2 Clemson, #3 Michigan, and #4 Washington were all upset. So what does this mean for the College Football Playoffs?  Weirdly, probably not that much. We won’t know for sure until the new CFP rankings come out this Tuesday, but the committee tries to rank teams based on their performance in their conference. Despite losing this week, each team is still ranked #1 in their conference, but they will have zero room for error the rest of the season.

 

NFL

Week 10 highlights: Hey! Waddaya know? The NFL was fun again this weekend. Here’s what you missed:

 

MMA

Fight the good fight. Everyone’s favorite trash-talking Irishman Connor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the 2nd round of UFC 205’s lightweight fight this weekend. With last year’s featherweight victory, McGregor is now the 1st fighter to hold 2 titles at the same time. Afterwards, he announced that he and his long time girlfriend are having a baby next spring. As a notorious tough guy, it’s hard to imagine McGregor being afraid of anything, but becoming a father is so scary he said, “I’m crapping me jocks.” Throwing in the towel. After losing to Raquel Pennington this weekend, former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement from UFC.


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NFL

Monday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) v. NY Giants (5-3). Expect an offensive shootout tonight, because these teams have some of the best passing offenses in the league. 8:30pm ET on ESPN 


Q&A with Blythe Brumleve 

Read our feature on Blythe Brumleve, the Founder and Editor of GuysGirl, a comprehensive sports and entertainment media network where all female fans have a voice. Read on to find out about Blythe’s lifelong love of sports, her first time interviewing an NFL player, and her take on the NFL ratings decline.

Blythe Brumleve