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Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama Height: 6-2 Weight: 265 2011 Stats: 45 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles Overview: Courtney Upshaw may be the best defensive player on the best defense in all of college football. Upshaw’s role increased in his junior season, after recording 37 tackles in his two years at Tuscaloosa. While not known […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The BCS Top 25 (Week 9): Clemson Roars into Top 5

1. LSU IT. IS. ON.  We’ve been circling this game for weeks (months?), and now there is nothing in the way of the epic 1 vs. 2 matchup between LSU and Alabama. The Bayou Bengals haven’t just dominated teams this season, they’ve demoralized them. Even though they’ve played an impressive selection of schools that includes […]

College Football Stock Market: Alabama is a Good Buy

With the unveiling of the BCS rankings, I have decided to unveil the first ever Sports of Boston stock market. Each week I am going to take a look at a handful of teams and evaluate whether or not you should buy into the team or sell. Here’s a few factors that go into buying […]

The BCS Top 25 (Week 8): Cowboys Sitting at No. 4.

Quick note: with the release of the BCS rankings this week, the Top 25 wrap-up will be based on those rankings from here on out. The biggest change will be my shift from complaining about stupid voters to complaining about flawed algorithms. Let’s get to it.

The AP Top 25 (Week 7): Kansas State Sneaks Up Rankings

1. LSU (40) How dare they give up points to the then-17th ranked Florida Gators. I was once again disappointed that they did not get the shutout. With that said, they seem like they’re playing with more than 11 defenders. Their defense is awesome, and I mean that in the most literal sense. 2. Alabama […]

The AP Top 25 (Week 6): Wisconsin Jumps into the Top 5

1. LSU (40) I was legitimately disappointed that LSU couldn’t hold on to the shutout this week. Kentucky never had a chance against them. Assuming they keep winning, the Tigers’ matchup with Alabama looks like it will be the game of the season. LSU doesn’t have an easy schedule in the interim though, with games […]

The AP Top 25 (Week 5): LSU Claims Top Spot

1. LSU (42) Not even one week can go by without LSU being involved in a rankings flip-flop with another winning team. It was justified this week though. Their defense is truly terrifying, and their team speed causes problems all over the place. I still have trouble believing Les Miles can win another BCS Championship, […]