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Bowl Mania: Previewing Every College Football Matchup

Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque) Temple (8-4) vs. Wyoming (8-4) This is a surprisingly strong game to open the bowl season. These are both legitimately “good” teams. I wish them well. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise) Ohio (9-4) vs. Utah State (7-5) This game is best known for drawing the ire of a punter. As […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 6): Indiana Marching Along

1. Syracuse (51) Do they really feel like the best team in the country to you? I would take a handful of teams against them on a neutral court. This No. 1 ranking is more a product of the schedule and other team’s losses than anything. The Orange are a Top 10 team, not a No. […]

Big-Spending Marlins Finally Embracing Miami

I know the Marlins are a small market team. I know they do what they can with young players and then jettison them instead of paying them. I know no one wants to play for them. I know they have a horrible stadium. I know they have horrible uniforms. As long as I’ve cared about […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 5): Kentucky Continues to Roll

1. Kentucky (47) Did you see the Kentucky-UNC game?!?! It was ridiculous. The amount of talent on the floor was absurd, and I was transfixed the entire time. I don’t think there’s anything I can say that’s not already been said, so I’ll leave it at this: this season I’m rooting for whatever will lead […]

BCS Top 25 (Week 15): The Game of The Century, Part II

1. LSU It is not much of a stretch to say that LSU should have been losing 21-0 to Georgia in the SEC Championship. When Tyrann Mathieu returned a punt for a touchdown to make it 10-7, I knew Georgia was done. The fact that the Tigers went on to win 42-10 is a testament […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 4): Look Out For the Rebels

1. Kentucky (46) The Wildcats continued to roll through significantly less talented teams last week, and that allowed them to step into the top spot after UNC lost. UK’s supremacy may not last long though – the two teams play on Saturday. 2. Ohio State (17) The Buckeyes played North Florida, VMI and Valparaiso last […]

BCS Top 25 (Week 14): YAWN! Virginia Tech Boring at No. 5

1. LSU I’ve seen all I need to see from LSU. If the NCAA inexplicably decided to end the season today and crown LSU the champion, I would be completely in favor of it. The SEC Championship and BCS Championship don’t even matter to me, because I am that sure LSU is the best team […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 3): Pittsburgh Panthers Fall

1. North Carolina (62) The Tar Heels didn’t do much this week. There were no games on aircraft carriers, just a sound victory over Mississippi Valley State, Jerry Rice’s alma mater. It wasn’t much of a test for them. 2. Kentucky The Wildcats, however, beat a really good Kansas team. They also had solid wins […]

The BCS Top 25 (Week 13): SEC West Domination

1. LSU On “Let’s give Alabama a second chance at the BCS Championship Saturday,” LSU stayed strong. I think they’re kinda decent. If anyone’s going to beat them it will be Arkansas, but at the moment I’m having trouble seeing it happen. 2. Alabama Bold statement time: an SEC West school will compete in the […]

Eagle Has Landed: Can Boston College Do Anything Right?

To be honest, I was rooting for the Eagles football team to go 1-11. When I mentioned this to friends, they jokingly responded, “What, to get the top draft pick?” While this vestige of pro sports fandom probably had more of an effect on rooting against my team than I imagine, more than anything I […]

The BCS Top 25 (Week 12): Oregon Back in Top 5

1. LSU How vast is the talent gap between Alabama and Western Kentucky? Did LSU even have to try this week? Whoever scheduled that game is brilliant. The Tigers absolutely needed some rest after the massive clash two weeks ago. 2. Oklahoma State As much as I would love for losses by the top teams […]

AP Top 25 Basketball Preview

1. North Carolina (62) There has been a nearly endless string of superlatives directed towards UNC in the past few months, so I’ll keep this short. They have NBA talent at every position, an elite playmaker (Harrison Barnes), the kind of elite point guard who is always present on their title teams (Kendall Marshall), and […]

The BCS Top 25 (Week 11): LSU Reigns, ‘Bama Falls to No. 3

1. LSU The Game of The Century? Probably not. It was definitely a classic though. Marquis Maze might beg to differ, but I was riveted. 2. Oklahoma State If you combined LSU-Alabama and Oklahoma State-Kansas State, you would have had an average football game. 3. Alabama We can’t possibly have a rematch in the BCS […]

Game of the Century: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama

It’s time. LSU vs. Alabama is finally here. How big is this game? Sportscenter has allocated 89 percent of its morning shows this week to covering this game (approximately). There was a segment Thursday in which they offered comparative analysis of the rooms in which coaches speak with new recruits, and not only did it […]

The BCS Top 25 (Week 10): Houston, Case Keenum at No. 13

1. LSU 2. Alabama How perfectly has this matchup been set up this season? At the beginning of the season, the SEC West emerged as the country’s most difficult division. These two teams then almost immediately separated themselves from the rest of the country. It was apparent early on that they were the class of […]