About the Author

Travis Pulver

Travis Pulver is a lifelong football fan, something he says comes naturally having been born in the football-crazy state of Texas. Through the years, his love of sports has extended into baseball, basketball, golf, and rugby. Life currently finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.

Yordan Alvarez For AL MVP

July 11, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

Conversations regarding the American League MVP have focused on two players – Angels pitcher/DH Shohei Ohtani and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge. Both are having stellar seasons, but a third player should be leading the conversation — Houston Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez. That is not to say that Judge and Ohtani are not outstanding players because […]

Texas Longhorns Face Quinn Ewers vs. Arch Manning Question

July 6, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

When the news broke about Arch Manning committing to the Texas Longhorns, fans of the long-suffering program had good reason to celebrate. However, they also now have a potential problem on their hands. What if Quinn Ewers is as good as advertised? Texas will have to keep him in the lineup. If the Longhorns do, […]

HISTORICAL UPSETS: TCU Dashed Oklahoma Title Hopes in 2005

June 29, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

No one was surprised when the Oklahoma Sooners opened the 2005 season as 24.5-point favorites at sportsbooks over a mediocre TCU Horned Frogs team. After finishing the 2004 season ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll and No. 2 in the Coaches Poll, the Sooners were legitimate national title contenders heading into the 2005 season (+1400, via SportsOddsHistory.com). TCU had been a 10- […]

HISTORICAL UPSETS: Texas A&M Stunned Auburn in 2014 Classic

June 21, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

When Texas A&M faced Auburn in 2014, the Tigers were the No. 3 team in the nation, had a 7-1 record, and were coming off a big win against then-No. 4 Ole Miss. Texas A&M was 6-3, struggled the previous week against Louisiana Monroe, and had lost its last three SEC games by a combined […]

HISTORICAL UPSETS: FBS Newcomer Texas State Blasted Houston in 2012

June 8, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

It was not shocking when the Houston Cougars were listed as 35-point favorites by sportsbooks in their 2012 season opener against the Texas State Bobcats. The Cougars finished the 2011 season with a 13-1 season record and were ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll. Meanwhile, Texas State had been a mediocre FCS program […]