Category Archives: College Football

Conservatives’ Playcalling: Hail Mary… Repeat.

(Hail Mary, noun, 2. (FOOTBALL) a very long, typically unsuccessful pass made in a desperate attempt to score late in the game.) It appears Speaker Boehner may have another rebellion on his hands. Will this be the toughest challenge to his … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows: Why Jonathan Chait Should Root for Ohio State this Saturday

Jonathan Chait graduated from the University of Michigan in 1994.  If you follow him on Twitter or read his columns at The New Republic, you know that, in addition to his left-leaning politics, he’s also an avid college football fan.  … Continue reading

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Calendar Wednesday: An Old Rule but Great Tradition

Three new ethics cases were submitted to OCE (Office of Congressional Ethics). Of course, Tom Price (R-Ga.), John Campbell (R-Calif.) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) never did anything wrong. Members rarely do after they’re charged. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading

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College Football, Politics, and “Irrationality”

I thought I’d pick up on a comment Jordan offered in his last post. Other than being a nice piece, this research on college football’s relevance to politics highlights an interesting trend in the study of politics. Why do we … Continue reading

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Two of my Favorite Things: College Football and Politics

This week, ESPN and other sports news outlets carried an AP story which contained some actual political science.  The original AP story summarized a study by Healy, Malhotra and Mo which found a link between the success of college football … Continue reading

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