Gametime Powers the Ultimate College Football Road Trip for Utah Brothers

In the first weekend alone the Ritters will watch three of the

most marquee games in the country, two in the same day.

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With an unrelenting passion for college football, some very strategic

planning and a bit of reckless abandon, Jameson and Mitch Ritter of Salt

Lake City will embark on the Gametime Ultimate College Football Road

Trip starting this Thursday, Sep. kickoff between #1 Alabama and #20 USC in the

Cowboys Classic. Considering the many personal and professional

variables to spending four months traversing the country, the pair has

devoted the remainder of 2016 to pursue this dream.

“This is such a great idea that I’m mad at them for doing it! I will be

watching them with envy and admiration,” remarked Will Leitch.

The Ritter brothers journey kicks off at Rice-Eccles Stadium as Utah

hosts Southern Utah on the first day of the 2016 college football

season. The formal record attempt was submitted in June and is

under review by the Guinness Records review board for verification.

Gametime, the leading app for on-demand mobile ticketing, is supporting

the pair with ticket credits to get them to as many games as possible. Gametime transformed the ticket purchase experience for mobile,

launching in 2013 to create the most efficient access for fans to come

together for entertainment experiences.

The Ritters will utilize the Gametime app to find their tickets on the

road, likely at the last minute to find the best deals and stretch their

dollars. and

Canada. Penn State) in Pittsburgh.

To see the entire Ultimate College Road Trip schedule visit www.gametimeroadtrip.com

. 3. Syracuse) in

Syracuse, NY and Heinz Field (Pitt vs. Gametime curates the best

values, presents them with in-seat panoramic views, an ultra-fast

two-tap purchase process and delivers tickets directly to smartphones

(eliminating printing). The duo will travel in a Gametime branded Winnebago and serve

as brand ambassadors throughout their journey.

Gametime

is leading innovation for last minute, on-demand tickets to live

entertainment.

The Ritters began devising their strategy in early 2016, inspired by

Deadspin founder and SportsOnEarth senior editor Will

Leitch’s article series plotting a hypothetical season long college

football journey. “Having the

opportunity explore the college football landscape together and

experience the pageantry and tradition that makes college football so

special, we wanted to take this brief window in life to press pause on

career and pursue the ultimate college football fan experience.”

Beyond the pure enjoyment of the experience is the quest for a Guinness

World Record for the “Most Collegiate Football (American) Games Attended

in One Season”. From our playing days through high school

and college football Saturdays, football has always been a part of

lives,” said Jameson Ritter, 28, and eldest Ritter brother. On Sunday, the boys head south once again to watch #10

Notre Dame visit Texas in Austin.

Immediately after, the brothers will head north on I-45 to Arlington and

AT&T Stadium for a 7 p.m. Featured as a top-rated app on iOS and Android,

Gametime believes the world gets better when people have fun together. The 25,000+ mile journey will

include watching over 70 teams from 11 conferences in 15 weeks, totaling

50 game day experiences.

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“We couldn’t be more excited to tackle this adventure together! Growing

up in a football hotbed state like Ohio, our Fall’s have always been

structured around football.

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Following the Utah-Southern Utah opener, the Ritters will travel

southeast to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff between #3 Oklahoma

and #15 Houston at NRG Stadium at 11 a.m CT on Saturday Sept. Gametime mobilizes fans for live events to over 1000+

teams and artists in more than 50 markets throughout the U.S. Week Two sees the pair heading

northeast for games at the Carrier Dome (#19 Louisville vs. 1

What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them by Ed Bagley

The ratings are updated following each week’s games and published in USA Today on Wednesdays.

1) Washington, one of the poor to mediocre teams in the country the last several years, was rated No. 38 following its upset of mighty Michigan 34-32 on Michigan’s home field. 31 after hammering Syracuse 42-14 in its home opener.

Folks in the gaming business know that more than a billion dollars is wagered on every Monday Night Football game during the season.

The BCS (Bowl Championship Series) does not factor in scoring margin. 143 after its opening loss) and Buffalo (ranked No. Both teams are among the 7 worst Division I-A teams in the country, joining Louisiana-Monroe, Rice, Duke, Utah State and Florida International.

Anyway, the Sagarin rating is a numerical measure of a team’s strength.

Created by Jeff Sagarin, a 1970 MIT mathematics graduate, these computer ratings are for Division I-A (what the NCAA now calls the Football Bowl (FB) Subdivision) and Division I-AA (what the NCAA now calls the Football Championship (FC) Subdivision) teams.

The first job for La Salle this year will be to score a touchdown, or any points, including a field goal or touchback. 174 (56 AA teams are rated better), and their play reflects their rating. 2. La Salle is a Catholic university located in Philadelphia.

La Salle lost its home opener to Ursinus 28-0. Following the first week of college football action, here are some facts that interested me about Sagarin’s first-week ratings:

7) A total of 242 teams, 119 A schools and 123 AA schools, make up the Sagarin College Football Ratings. Instead, it rewards teams that do well against good opponents.

When you know that more than $700 million can be bet on one game–the Super Bowl–in only Las Vegas, then you understand that billions were bet illegally on the Super Bowl last year in the United States and in offshore sports books around the world.

While betting on sports is only legal in a few places in the United States, such as Las Vegas, millions of office workers are involved in sports pools every week now that the football season has arrived.

The Sagarin College Football Ratings: What They Are, How to Read Them and What to Do With Them

 by: Ed Bagley

4) Wyoming, a small school and never among the nation’s top teams, was ranked No. The win was the biggest upset in college football history as no AA team had ever beaten a ranked team.

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Only Division I (both A and AA) are counted for rating and schedule strength during the season.

USA Today, the largest circulation newspaper in the United States, is the nation’s daily newspaper and carries the Sagarin College Football Ratings. 40 by Sagarin.

A hypothetical victory margin is determined by comparing the rating of the two teams after adding 2.93 points to the home team. Ursinus is not a planet but a real liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.

For those who wager, it may be helpful to put some science on your side when you wager, and one of the best places to do that is with the Sagarin College Football Ratings.

3) Appalachian State, a AA school, was rated No. The Irish failed to score a touchdown for the first time ever in their home opener.

If there is a way for the NCAA to assert its superior power, it does so by making everything more difficult and confusing, similar to your United States government and its IRS tax code which could reduce a sane person to tears just reading it.

6) Temple (ranked No. 242 La Salle Explorers. The home edge will vary during the season.

5) Notre Dame, beaten badly (33-3) by Georgia Tech, was rated No. Now you can better understand why La Salle College is ranked last among 242 Division I schools. . Following its horrendous loss, Michigan ended up being ranked No. 145 after its opening loss) face off in week two. Georgia Tech was rated No. The worst-rated AA school is the No. For Sagarin ratings and more detailed information go to: www.usatoday.com

You will have to forgive the NCAA for taking titles that have been used for years and are perfectly clear, then renaming them and creating confusion in the process.

Michigan was ranked No. 36 after steamrolling over UAB 55-18 in its home opener.

Ursinus College is not a Division 1 school (which includes the 242 teams with La Salle), not a Division II team (which includes another 157 teams), but a Division III team. The worst-rated A school is Florida International at No. 41 by Sagarin following its 23-3 home victory over Virginia.

2) Michigan State, another short end of the stick team for far too long, was rated No. The Explorers next job will be to actually win a game. 5 by both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll going into the game. 57 after the loss. Good luck, La Salle, and God speed.

A diminishing-returns principle exists to prevent teams from building up ratings by running up large victory margins against weak teams

Five Great Football Simulation Games

The results are based on actual NFL stats, so the results are accurate from a statistical standpoint.

Other Simulations

There are several other simulations available, including the following:

The video below demonstrates what gameplay looks like:

When it comes to modern football video games, nothing compares in popularity with the Madden series produced by EA Sports. The Madden games feature realistic graphics and fun gameplay, but some football enthusiasts prefer games that focus more on simulating actual NFL football games.

Solecismic Software first produced Front Office Football in the 1990s as one of the first simulations to focus on management aspects of football rather than actual gameplay itself. Later editions added the ability to call plays, but the game’s main focus has been on the front office aspects (hence, the name).

Front Office Football

http://www.solecismic.com/index.php

Strat-O-Matic: http://www.somworld.com/

Although the related Baseball Mogul has been more popular, Football Mogul has been around for an entire decade. The game features a number of options that allows players to simulate seasons and more. The list below features five of the best simulation games.

Second and Ten

http://www.secondandten.com/

SportsSims: http://www.sportsims.net/

This game features both a professional version and a college version. Each year, the company sells million of copies each year. Older versions of the game tended to get hampered by flaws in the interface, but the newer versions of the game have improved these flaws and shortcomings.

This simulation has been around since the days of DOS, and gameplay is largely the same as it was 20 years ago. The database of players dates back to the 1950s, so players can also simulate historical seasons.

Goal Line Blitz: http://goallineblitz.com/

Action! PC Football

http://www.dksports.com/football.htm. Some are purchased and downloaded, while others are played online. Strategy focuses on the gamer calling formations and various plays. The game has gone through many enhancements focusing in both general management aspects of gameplay as well as the simulation part of the football games themselves. One purchased, users can download an extensive amount of content, including files to cover past seasons. These are known generally as text-based simulations.

Football Mogul

http://www.sportsmogul.com/games/football2k12.html

The best simulations do not focus on graphics at all. Action! PC Football focuses more heavily on the game simulation and is widely regarded for the designer’s thoroughness in creating the game.

Barcode Games: Professional Football Simulator

http://www.barcodegames.com/

This is the newest game on the list, and it has promise. Players can simulate individual games as well as entire seasons or multiple seasons