Welcome, fellow LSB'ers to our annual(at least it is now) CFB Magazine Review. Over the course of the weeks leading in to opening week of CFB, we'll be dissecting and rambling about our favorite and non-favorite CFB Preview Mags. From Athlon to USA Today, we're gonna bitch about conference predictions, strength of schedules, award winners, and whatever TMZ headline about Johnny Football pops up on a daily basis. So sit back, getcha popcorn, rec this puppy up, and above all else..........................RABBLE ON.
Phil Steele's 2013 College Football Preview
1.5 million abbreviations or acronyms
National Top Ten Predictions - 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Florida State 4. Texas(?!) 5. Oregon 6. U$C 7. Louisville 8. Oklahoma St. 9. Georgia 10. Notre Dame
BCS NC - Alabama vs Ohio St
Rose Bowl - Oregon vs Nebraska
Orange Bowl - Florida St. vs Louisville
Sugar Bowl - Georgia vs Notre Dame
Fiesta Bowl - Texas vs USC
Other Texas school bowl predictions
Cotton Bowl - Texas A&M vs Oklahoma St
Hawaii Bowl - Rice vs San Diego St.
Pinstripe Bowl - Rutgers vs Texas Tech
BWW Bowl - Northwestern vs Baylor
Holiday Bowl - TCU vs Arizona St.
BBVA Compass Bowl - Houston vs Vanderbilt
1. Braxton Miller, QB, tOSU 2. AJ McCarron, QB, Bama 3. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville 4. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon 5. Johnny Manziel, QB, A&M 6. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, Sakerlina 7. AJ Murray, QB, Georgia 8. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson 9. Marqise Lee, WR, U$C 10. TJ Yeldon, RB, Bama
Phil Steele does what Phil Steele wants to do. He overloads his publication with customized abbreviations and acronyms that leave the reader puzzled and enraged. He writes articles that his ego craves - meaning it's more about him than the actual article/team/coach/player. Let's be honest - when you make a statistic specifically named after you(PSI), you have let go of reality and let your cockiness take over. Phil claims that his mag is "The book the experts cannot do without", when it's more of "the book Phil Steele looks at in the mirror on a daily basis". 352 pages is borderline insane for a sports magazine, whether it's a preview or not.
Rating - 2 &1/2 out of 5 JFF's
Coming up next....Dave Campbell's 2013 Texas Football