Will’s Whiteboard: College Football Playoff Field Set, Projections

The College Football Playoff field is set. The selection committee announced the final four on Sunday afternoon, but the selections did not come without controversy. The committee is supposed to select the four best teams, but instead of selecting what most people believe are the four best teams, they decided to not set a precedent...

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Will’s Whiteboard: NFL Playoff Projections

Published November 28, 2018 By William Whisler With Week 12 in the books, no official ticket has been stamped to the postseason, but at this point, it’s easy to see which teams are starting to separate themselves in the NFL Playoff standings. The Top seeds in both divisions seem to be pretty much locked up,...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Thanksgiving Football Edition

Growing up, for me, Thanksgiving has always been about three things: family, turkey and football. Traveling to my grandmother’s house, eating dinner, playing a family pick-up game of football in the yard followed by a day of watching football had always been one of my favorite days of the year in my teenage years. So,...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Jimmy Butler Does Not Give Sixers the Edge in the East

The Sixers’ trade last week for forward Jimmy Butler sent shockwaves through the NBA. Philadelphia was the talk of the town in the league for talk shows, fans and columnists across the East Coast. Philadelphia acquired Butler last week for established players Dario Saric and Robert Covington, both with a special skillset for the Sixers...

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Will’s Whiteboard: College Football Playoff Rankings What They Should Be

With each week of college football playoff rankings, it is expected for someone to be disappointed that is on the outside looking in but with the Week 11 edition of the college football playoff rankings, it is clear the committee got it right. After Alabama’s 29-0 dismantling of No. 3 LSU, the question entering the...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Penn State needs a signature win to change season’s perception

Despite a hard-fought 33-28 win on the road at Indiana last week, the chatter surrounding the Penn State football team was much different in August. With the return of the program’s best quarterback Trace McSorley and a talented group on offense, the hopes of a College Football Playoff berth did not seem unrealistic. Things have...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Steelers on path to righting poor start

With just seconds remaining on the clock and Antonio Brown in open space sprinting to the end zone — for once this season for Steelers’ fans — everything was right with the world. Despite one of the toughest schedules in the league and the holdout that will never end from star running back Le’Veon Bell,...

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Will’s Whiteboard: The Perfect College Football Playoff

Published Oct. 10, 2018 By William Whisler Each week I check out fellow PennSports.Live columnist Tim Clark’s column, Tim’s Two Cents — and you should too! But on Tuesday, he provided the idea of an eight-team College Football Playoff. The idea has floated around for some time, but he did nothing to change the criteria (more…)