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Every year it’s the same old story. Fans, media analysts, former players and members of teams on the outside looking in of the NCAA College Football playoffs debate about the proper format as it pertains to how many teams should be allowed into the playoff bracket. At BTP Sports, we consider ourselves to be progressive thinkers who prefer to discuss solutions instead of bitching about problems. That being said, here is my proposed format for all of post-season Division 1 college football: Let’s start by trimming the fat. The bowl system has become...Continue reading »

Poulter Guts Out a Must-Win to Qualify  by: Michael Tula (BTP Sports) April 1st, 2018 Humble, TX — Going into the 4th round of the Houston Open, Ian Poulter was atop the leaderboard with -14. After a less than stellar Round 1 (74), he had a bogie-free 2nd & 3rd round with scores of 64 and 65 respectively. “I was frustrated with my play on Thursday…I started to visually see the right line…and continued that obviously into today,” said Poulter after his round 3 finish. It was quite a week for Ian Poulter. After reaching the...Continue reading »

Mustangs Dominate enroute to 58-14 Victory  By: Michael Tula (BTP Sports/Kant 15.5) September 2nd, 2017 — The first game of the season couldn’t have started any better for the Mustang faithful as they cruised to a 58-14 victory over Stephen F. Austin. Sophomore QB Ben Hicks connected with Junior star wideout Courtland Sutton for a 13yd touchdown pass. SMU followed up that score with an 85 yd interception return courtesy of Jordan Wyatt and the Mustangs never looked back at that point as they amassed a 35 – 0 lead with...Continue reading »

Golovkin Defeats Brook by 5th Round Stoppage by: Michael Tula (BTP Sports)  September 10th, 2016 — Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33KOs) defeated Kell Brook (36-1, 25KOs) via a 5th round stoppage at the O2 Arena in London. Trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the towel to save his fighter Kell Brook from further damage.  “I am devastated. I think he broke my eye,” said Brook in his post-fight interview.  Golovkin was originally slated to square up against Chris Eubanks Jr before negotiations fell apart. Per...Continue reading »

Texans draft Clemson QB Deshaun Watson by: Michael Tula (BTP Sports) April 28th, 2017 — The Houston Texans addressed their most glaring through the draft with their selection of Clemson QB DeShaun Watson. It was an uncharacteristically aggressive move for the Texans that didn’t come cheap: they traded away the 25th overall pick in this year’s draft along with their 2018 1st round pick to select Watson.  However, it was a move that secured what many believe to be the only franchise-caliber quarterback in this year’s draft....Continue reading »

TEXANS START STRONG WITH 23-14 VICTORY OVER BEARS by: Michael Tula (BTP Sports) September 11th, 2016 — The Houston Texans prevailed in their season opener with a 23-14 win over the Chicago Bears. The much anticipated debut of Texans QB Brock Osweiler got off to a bumpy start as he finished the 1st quarter completing 5 of 7 passes for 16yds and an INT. On Houston’s opening drive, Bears CB Tracy Porter intercepted a Brock Osweiler pass intended for Hopkins. Chicago subsequently drove down the field and capitalized off that early turnover...Continue reading »

The Joe Flacco Show By: Michael Tula (BTP Sports)       1/07/2015 The most underrated and too often overlooked trait in all of sports—aside from availability—is the ability to close a game. So many times, media gurus and fans alike will debate over the best players in their respective sports when such debates can be resolved by confining the criteria to one simple question: is the player in question a closer?  If he isn’t, then he doesn’t deserve mention. Pretty simple. So how do you weed out the closers? What is a closer?...Continue reading »

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