College football: Week 5

posted by rexnelson on September 26th, 2014

Razorback fans are feeling good again. At least the program matters, something you couldn’t say the past two years. It should be interesting in Arlington on Saturday afternoon. We’re 29-2 on our picks for the 2014 season. On to the picks for Week 5.

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Rex’s Rankings: After three weeks

posted by rexnelson on September 22nd, 2014

The most pleasant surprise of the high school football season thus far has been Fort Smith Northside, which is off to its first 3-0 start since 2006. It’s not often that you see a Greenwood team whipped. But Northside did just that last Friday night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium. We move Northside up to No. 3 overall, just in time for the Grizzlies’ visit to No. 1 Fayetteville.

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College football: Week 4

posted by rexnelson on September 18th, 2014

We were almost there. Having gone 13-0 during the first two weeks of the college football season, we were on the verge of keeping a perfect record intact after three weeks of predictions. Then, Arkansas Tech melted down in the fourth quarter. Still, 21-1 isn’t bad. Let’s get to the picks for Week 4.

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Rex’s Rankings: After two weeks

posted by rexnelson on September 16th, 2014

It was No. 1 against No. 2 last Friday night, and No. 1 prevailed as Fayetteville posted a 43-33 victory over North Little Rock. We’ll leave Fayetteville in the No. 1 spot in this week’s rankings while dropping the Charging Wildcats to No. 7. Teams on the rise include Conway and Fort Smith Northside. Here are the rankings after two weeks of the high school football season.

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Little Rock: Crime city?

posted by rexnelson on September 12th, 2014

Little Rock is at a turning point. More like Memphis or more like Nashville? More like Jackson or more like Austin? A hip urban environment or a new round of white flight to Cabot, Conway, Benton and Bryant? More than anything else, the crime statistics the next five years will tell the story.

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College football: Week 3

posted by rexnelson on September 10th, 2014

Way to go, Muleriders. A touchdown on the final play of the game by Southern Arkansas allowed us to go 9-0 on the week. The record is 13-0 for the year. Here are the picks for Week 3.

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Rex’s Rankings: After one week

posted by rexnelson on September 8th, 2014

We’re set for No. 1 vs. No. 2 in just the second week of the high school football season. North Little Rock at Fayetteville this Friday night. It should be fun. Here are the rankings after one week of the high school football season.

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College football: Week 2

posted by rexnelson on September 4th, 2014

Well, we started 2014 just where we left off in 2013. Another Razorback loss. The good news is that Nicholls State is headed north to collect a check. Let’s get to the picks for Week 2 of college football.

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Rex’s Rankings: The season begins

posted by rexnelson on September 2nd, 2014

It’s a good week for high school football junkies. And it’s time for the first edition of Rex’s Rankings for 2014.

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College football: Week 1

posted by rexnelson on August 27th, 2014

Here we go. Labor Day weekend approaches and that meant three things when I was growing up in southwest Arkansas: My birthday, dove season and college football season. I love this time of year. Let’s get to the picks for Week 1 of the college football season.

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