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Wisconsin 2019 Football Expectations: Can The Badgers Get 10 Or More Wins?

Wisconsin 2019 Football Expectations: Can The Badgers Get 10 Or More Wins?

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-In-Chief   We’re about two and a half months away from the start of college football, and it’s time to start discussing what we should expect out of the Wisconsin Badgers this season. Last season, my Badgers had an atrocious season that ended with an 8-5 record after beating Miami […]

The College Football Playoff is Finally Here. It’s Time to Start Crushing Beers

The College Football Playoff is Finally Here. It’s Time to Start Crushing Beers

David Hookstead | Reporter Ladies and gentlemen, the college football playoff has finally arrived. Today is a day that football junkies around the country wait for all year long. Today is the day we find out who are the men and who are the boys. Clemson takes the field against Notre Dame and Alabama will lineup against Oklahoma. […]

Major College Football Coach Gets Massive Contract Extension. Was It a Good Decision?

Major College Football Coach Gets Massive Contract Extension. Was It a Good Decision?

David Hookstead | Reporter The Minnesota Gophers don’t plan on letting head football coach P.J. Fleck leave anytime soon. Fleck inked a massive extension that will keep him with the program into 2024, according to Brett McMurphy. Minnesota announces contract extension for coach P.J. Fleck into 2024 — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 14, 2018 According to […]

Why the Iron Bowl is the Best Rivalry in All of Sports

Why the Iron Bowl is the Best Rivalry in All of Sports

William Davis | Contributor Rivalries are the best thing about sports, but one rivalry stands above the rest. That rivalry is known as the “Iron Bowl.” Played in the steel capital of the South (Birmingham, Alabama) for most of its history, the football games between Alabama and Auburn shifted to campuses starting in 2000. Since […]

It Wasn’t a Pretty Weekend for Our College Football Picks | Let’s Look at the Damage

It Wasn’t a Pretty Weekend for Our College Football Picks | Let’s Look at the Damage

David Hookstead | Reporter Our college football gambling picks didn’t perform the way we would have liked this weekend. We entered the weekend 13-11-1. I was optimistic. Well, that was a mistake. For those who might have forgotten, the picks are below: Wisconsin (-19.5) vs. Nebraska: LOSS Oklahoma vs. Texas (+8.5): WIN West Virginia (-28.5) vs. Kansas: LOSS Michigan State […]

These 6 College Football Teams are the Heavy Favorites to Make the Playoff

These 6 College Football Teams are the Heavy Favorites to Make the Playoff

David Hookstead | Reporter There are only six teams with great odds of making the college football playoff, according to ESPN. The six teams are Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, all of which have above a 30-percent chance right now of making the playoff. (RELATED: THE LATEST AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL IS HERE. NO. 3 WON’T MAKE […]

One Awesome Tweet Puts Recent College Football Scandals Into Perspective

One Awesome Tweet Puts Recent College Football Scandals Into Perspective

David Hookstead | Reporter Matt Fortuna from The Athletic posted an outstanding tweet Monday about how college football is all still just a game. The world of college football has been rocked in the past could weeks thanks to the Urban Meyer investigation at Ohio State, and reports of rampant abuse in the University of Maryland football program. It’s easy to […]

One Restaurant Chain is Responsible for Building the Best Offensive Line in College Football

One Restaurant Chain is Responsible for Building the Best Offensive Line in College Football

David Hookstead | Reporter Sports Illustrated recently published an incredible profile of the Wisconsin Badgers offensive line. The profile, titled “Immovables Feast: Wisconsin’s Outstanding O-Line Is Built by Red Robin,” discusses how the beasts up front have used Red Robin to become the beasts they are today. SI wrote in part: This outpost of the Red […]

The First College Football Coaches Poll of the Year is Here | Find Out Where Your Team Ranks

The First College Football Coaches Poll of the Year is Here | Find Out Where Your Team Ranks

David Hookstead | Reporter The first college football coaches poll of the year was released Thursday, and Alabama is sitting pretty at the top. Check out the top 25 below: Alabama Clemson Ohio State Georgia Oklahoma Washington Wisconsin Miami Penn State Auburn Notre Dame Michigan State Stanford Michigan USC TCU Virginia Tech Missisippi State Florida State West Virginia […]

Check Out Our First College Football Rankings of the Year | Number One Might Surprise You

Check Out Our First College Football Rankings of the Year | Number One Might Surprise You

David Hookstead | Reporter It’s that time of year again for The Smoke Room’s college football power rankings. The season is about a month away, and I couldn’t be more excited. Within a few weeks, we’ll be sucking down beers, watching our teams and cheering like hell for them to win. As I did last year, I’m […]

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