Well, that’s it, the BCS is f#$ked. As if we all didn’t know already. At this point, what can the American public do to get the college football championship structure changed? Can we unionize? No, let’s start a campaign. What kind of campaign? I’m not sure yet.
But if something is not done, we will continue to say…”If there was ever a year which made the case for a playoff system….” for well, every year. But this year is something else. Absurd doesn’t even begin to describe. Who is going? Stay tuned for the results this evening.
- You’re going to tell me that Ohio State has a National Championship team?
- Oklahoma either?
- Georgia without even getting to the SEC championship game?
- LSU’s two losses?
- Hawaii? Please.
- Va-Tech? Nope, they got blown out by LSU.
- USC? Only beat two teams with winning records. Way to go Crap-10.
Here are the voting results from the latest ESPN SportsNation poll. Pretty safe to say that my feelings are in tune with America’s. Save for I think March Madness would still be a bigger event, and playoff format….doesn’t matter, just get one. So, get the POINT college football. Change now.
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UPDATE: Very good blog post by Marc Fisher of the Washington Post, Listener: Two Stations, Two Sean Taylors, which discusses the differing coverage of the Sean Taylor tragedy from DC’s two main sports radio stations.
The passing of Sean Taylor was a pretty surreal moment for me. I went to bed on Monday evening, probably like many of us, thinking that he would be okay. The coverage on Washington, DC’s Comcast Sports after the Wizards-Mavericks game seemed to indicate that the positive signs shown from Taylor meant that recovery was imminent. Part of my morning alarm routine involves my bathroom television coming on at a certain time, to coincide with my blackberry alarm. On most days, except for after Redskins losses because I want a little separation from the sports world, the station is tuned to ESPN 2 for the Mike & Mike In The Morning broadcast. Today, Tuesday November 27th, I woke up to the sentence that Sean Taylor had died about an hour earlier that morning. Yes, a surreal moment. Yet, I can’t begin to imagine how shocking the news of his death was for family, friends, teammates, coaches, the entire Washington Redskins organization, and anyone who ever had personal contact with Sean Taylor. When I first heard of the incident on Monday morning, the shooting itself, I was taken back a little, but casually figured that Sean Taylor would survive.
The thing is, I wasn’t even shocked that Taylor was shot in the first place. And I can’t pin-point the exact reason for this feeling. Even Michael Wilbon, in one of the several versions of Pardon the Interruption leading up to Monday Night Football, said that he was not surprised when he heard about the shooting. I’d be willing to bet that this was the case for many of us, but why?
The very first Washington Post online story released around 11:26 am on Monday, November 26th could not yet provide any details outside of the fact that Taylor had been shot in his home, and that he’d been air-lifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The article went on to give a brief account of Taylor’s time with the Redskins, along with the fact that he grew up in south Florida, the son of a police chief. Then followed the run down of Taylor’s troubles since he entered the NFL, including the ATV assault incident, the suspicion of drunken driving, the skipping of off-season workouts, the absence from the NFL mandatory rookie symposium, and the spitting in the face of Michael Pittman.
In an email chain among friends, my boy Chris expressed his displeasure at the simple fact that the article mentioned Taylor’s previous run-ins with authority:
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- Get Out & Vote!
Go to www.coachoftheyear.com and vote for the 2007 Liberty Mutual College Football Coach of the Year. And who is truthaboutit.net endorsing? None other than Mississippi State’s Sylvester Croom. Why?
Very scary basketball moment in Israel, as found on ESPN.com’s TrueHoop. Evidently, someone tossed a bag of fireworks onto the court during a game between Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Holon. Considering the state of the world today, this had to be an unbelievably chilling experience for all those involved. What Henry does not mention is that former Mississippi State basketball player, Timmy Bowers, plays for Hapoel Jerusalem. Mario Austin, also a former Bulldog, used to play on the same team with Timmy. He is currently signed to play with Benetton Treviso in Italy, along with former George Washington player, Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
- As the first black head football coach in the SEC, Coach Croom has turned around a Mississippi State program from the very unfortunate state it was in after the departure of Jackie Sherrill.
- He has done this the right way (aka the clean way) through developing the good character of the young men in his program.
- Mississippi State, with a win over Alabama this past Saturday, became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 — they’ve also had wins over ranked opponents this year (Auburn, Kentucky, and Alabama).
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1) New England’s team this year might be the best ever
2) The Skins are a borderline “decent” team
3) The Skins had no fight in them yesterday
4) Bill Belichick and the Patriots organization are completely classless. Before, I didn’t really like the Patriots….but didn’t hate them as I would other teams such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Knicks, Lakers…and most of all, the Cowboys. Well now, they might have been propelled right to the top.
Cowboys – 1a
Patriots – 1b
Red Sox – 1c
….To go for it on 4th down, up 38 points, on the Redskins 6 could result in nothing more than Belichick being an egotistical a-hole. Completely, and utterly, classless. And then, in the post game press conference to say, “What did you want us to do? Kick a field-goal?”
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Has anyone every wondered what they put in the water at the University of Tennessee?
Well, I don’t either….but UT football player names involved in legal issues started to ring a bell after remembering that Travis Henry played football there. So, I did a little research.
Let’s go for the run down from worst to first.
#8) Peyton Manning – QB – Indianapolis Colts
While at UT, Rocket Arm’s failed pass attempt at a young female trainer led to two separate six-figure sexual harassment settlements. Who knew that dropping your pants while being treated would result in “Moon-Gate ’96″? Peyton then went on to star in every commercial ever and has a snotty little brother who went to Ole Miss.
#7) Jamal Lewis – RB – Cleveland Browns
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