Heisman Top 10: A Bedlam One-Two Leads Through 3

Heisman Top 10: A Bedlam One-Two Leads Through 3

The 112th installment of Bedlam will not commence until November, but early indicators of the annual Oklahoma-Oklahoma State rivalry tilt suggest more than bragging rights are at stake in 2017. Through three weeks of the college football season, quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph are 1-2 in The Open Man Heisman Top 10, tracking reputable…

How I Would Script: The Resident Evil Franchise Reboot

How I Would Script: The Resident Evil Franchise Reboot

How I Would Script is a weekly column at The Open Man by Joseph Nardone. In it, our favorite, most handsome Internet Scribbler maps out how he would recreate whatever TV show or movie that is on his mind. Have a suggestion? Hit him on Twitter @JosephNardone. Reboots are coming under attack. Often tagged as Hollywood's lazy attempt to…

West Coast Offense: A Pac-12 Championship Rematch Headlines Week 4

West Coast Offense: A Pac-12 Championship Rematch Headlines Week 4

Last December's Pac-12 Championship Game went to halftime with Washington ahead of Colorado 14-7, and I was ecstatic. It was my fourth year covering the Pac-12 Championship, and the three previous installments ended in scores of Stanford 38, Arizona State 14; Oregon 51, Arizona 14; and Stanford 41, USC 22. Each of those three contests…

Is A Storybook Win Over Texas Setting USC Up for Disappointment at Cal?

Is A Storybook Win Over Texas Setting USC Up for Disappointment at Cal?

We’re not even four weeks into the season and I already can’t with it. The No. 5 Trojans are 3-0 going into their first road trip of the season, where they’ll face the California Golden Bears in what those in the Trojan family call “the Weekender.” Normally, the Weekender is for taking the trip up…

Could Western Kentucky be better off without Mitchell Robinson?

Could Western Kentucky be better off without Mitchell Robinson?

When 5-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson decided he will skip college and spend the school year working out in preparation for the NBA Draft, Western Kentucky lost the most talented player in school history before he’d ever played a game. And maybe, just maybe, the Hilltoppers are better off for it. Only the…

Four Downs on College Football Week 3: It’s Beginning to Feel Like 2007

Four Downs on College Football Week 3: It’s Beginning to Feel Like 2007

College football isn't and will never be the NFL -- and thank the Gridiron Gods for that. Amateurs -- even if they're the best fraction-of-a-percent of amateurs -- still are not professionals. College football is played, primarily, by 18-to-23-year-olds who are more prone to mistakes than their professional counterparts. It's for this reason a Saturday…