Ever since I began following College Football in 1974, I have always been a fan of preseason college football magazines. From the look of thing, it appears that Street & Smith's is going retro this season, as the picture below shows.
Which Magazine is the Best?
While Street & Smith's has been a favorite of mine over the years, Phil Steele's College Football Review clearly is a fan favorite. As his magazine states, it's Jampacked With Information!
1. PHIL STEELE
4. The Sporting News
5. Street & Smith
6. Joe Freist (a magazine I pass on every year)
7. Game Plan
8. ATS Consultants (another one of those betting varieties)
9. Football Action
10. Blue Ribbon
Of course the list and rankings above can be found on page 307 of Phil Steele's 2007 College Football Review. In stores now!
The Internet has certainly brought about a wealth of information, but the old college football propaganda from these various publishers is always good for a laugh, conversation and to fill the void of no college sports during those dog days of summer.
Interesting enough, many of the magazines seem to up the publication dates each year, so some of the information can be a little lacking, when player departures or sad to say in the Big Ten, the past two seasons, deaths, impact the outlook of the coming season.