Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welcome to the 2011-2012 season

Welcome to the 2011-2012 college football season!

After a lengthy slumber the Tempo-Free Gridiron is back for the new year, and the theme of this year is "More Content." Our goal for this year is provide you with more interesting and more frequent updates to keep you coming back for more. In addition to a new look, we've got a slew of new regular features for our readers throughout the year. These include:

  • Tuesday Trivia. Each Tuesday in September will explore a random trivia topic. We've done this before, but now we're making it official.
  • Undefeated Countdown. We did this last year in a somewhat ad-hoc manner, but this year we're doing it every other Thursday starting in October. We'll examine the remaining undefeated teams, their possible road to a perfect season, and the main obstacles in their way.
  • Conference Projections. Starting in October we'll have a weekly breakdown of the 12 conferences, spread out over three days. These breakdowns will include both the current standings and the projected final standings. The schedule will be:
    • Tuesday: ACC, Big East, Conference USA, Independents
    • Wednesday: Big Ten, Big XII, Mid-Atlantic, Mountain West
    • Thursday: SEC, Pac-12, Sun Belt, WAC
  • Games of the Week. Along with weekly predictions we'll focus on specific Saturday games that are interesting in some way or another. These may be the top-billed games on ESPN that week, or they may be a showdown of two middle-of-the-pack teams that pit an explosive offense against an impressive defense -- the Unstoppable Force/Immovable Object (UFIO) game -- or simply the game that's expected to turn into a shootout.
This is all on top of our weekly predictions, discussions, rankings, and complete bowl coverage that we've provided the previous years. Keep an eye on the blog or follow us on Twitter.