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  • Federal Official Again Declares That College Football Players Can Unionize

    02/22/2017 10:02:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 22, 2017 | George Leef
    A hallmark of the federal bureaucracy under Obama was that it pushed the boundaries of government power at every step, especially when doing so helped groups allied to the Democratic Party. Labor unions are one of those groups. Even though many individual workers don’t favor the Democrats, the union hierarchy has hitched its fortunes to them. They’re always looking for any advantage that politicians or bureaucrats can give them. Back in 2014, Big Labor got excited over the possibility of unionizing college football players when the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago ruled that members of Northwestern University’s...
  • Clemson’s final ‘pick play’ was perfect, legal, and should remain so

    01/10/2017 8:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nate Scott
    Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with just a few seconds remaining, when quarterback Deshaun Watson rolled to his right and found 5-foot-10 receiver Hunter Renfrow wide open in the corner of the end zone. He looked almost a little too wide open. And thus began the scrutiny.
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 FoxNews.com Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • The Latest: Clemson wins national championship, 35-31

    01/09/2017 9:37:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 96 replies
    AP ^ | January 9, 2017-
    ___ 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three scores in his last college game, as the Tigers (14-1) got their first national title since 1981.
  • Clemson Earns A Rematch Against Alabama For The NCAA Football National Championship

    01/01/2017 6:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-1-2017 | CBS News
    CBS News January 1, 2017 Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season’s national championship game, a 45-40 thriller won by Alabama. If the Jan. 9 matchup in Tampa comes anywhere close to that classic in the desert, it will more than make up for two semifinal duds on Saturday. Alabama (14-0) wore down No. 4 Washington for a 24-7 victory in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson dominated No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, handing Urban...
  • Vanity: Hold that tiger! Hold that tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that tiger!

    12/31/2016 7:41:38 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    ESPN live | 12/31/2016 | Me
    Clemson wins! Hold that tiger!
  • How A (1926) Win Over Washington Gave Rise To Alabama And Football In The South

    12/30/2016 6:12:20 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-23-2016 | Ted Miller
    Dec 23, 2016Ted Miller Washington and Alabama first played in the 1926 Rose Bowl. AP Photo The rise of Southeastern football in general and Alabama football specifically and all the endless gloating that goes along with it? It's Washington's fault. That isn't just jealous prattle from fans of Oregon or Washington State, likely the two fan bases most annoyed by the Huskies' sudden rise to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl opposite the vaunted Crimson Tide. No, it's a perfectly reasonable extrapolation from the words of multiple historians and sportswriters. On the surface, No. 4 Washington...
  • Report: Arkansas [Tight End Jeremy] Sprinkle Suspended For Belk Bowl For Shoplifting From Belk

    12/30/2016 10:05:52 AM PST · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 29 December 2016
    Each player on both teams gets a $450 gift card at Belk that must be spent in 90 minutes. Sprinkle reportedly took items worth more than the pre-set amount.
  • Internet implodes after Celebration Bowl is decided by excessive celebration penalty

    12/18/2016 5:59:05 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 40 replies
    MSN Fox Sports ^ | Dec 17, 2016 at 5:15p ET | Chris Bahr
    In perhaps the most ironic ending to a sporting event ever, Grambling State beat North Carolina Central in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in part because of a … penalty for excessive celebration. After NC Central’s Quentin Atkinson pulled down a 39-yard TD pass from Malcolm Bell to cut the deficit to 10-9 with just over two minutes remaining, Atkinson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct when he removed his helmet while galloping around the end zone.
  • Who Was that Priest Praying the Rosary at the Army-Navy Game?

    12/16/2016 5:19:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/15/16 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2016 / 03:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- You might have seen an Army chaplain devoutly praying the rosary on the sideline during Saturday's Army-Navy football game. Who was he and what was he praying for? “I always pray for both our teams, for no serious injury on either team. And I pray for the kids on both teams, and just for their holiness and their salvation,” Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski, chaplain of the United States Military Academy at West Point, told CNA. “And then I ask for Army's victory,” he added. Saturday's Army-Navy game was the 117th meeting...
  • A Most Trumpean Victory For West Point

    12/14/2016 11:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 14, 2016 | William F. Marshall
    What a sight to behold! After 14 long years in the gridiron desert, the football team of the United States Military Academy defeated their age-old nemesis, the United States Naval Academy, in that most iconic of American rivalries, the Army-Navy football game. As fans’ feet and fingers froze at icy M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore last Saturday, the game opened with an invocation by a Navy chaplain, whose baritone delivery and thunderous phrases brought to mind Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments. I half-expected him to produce a couple of stone tablets with the game’s final score etched on them,...
  • The Army-Navy Game: The Only Game Where Everyone Playing Is Willing To Die For Everyone Watching!

    12/11/2016 6:29:41 PM PST · by Strac6 · 37 replies
    Email from friend
    The Army-Navy Game: The Only Game Where Everyone Playing Is Willing To Give Their Lives For Everyone Watching! And our President couldn't even make it to the game!
  • Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

    12/11/2016 7:25:55 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | DAVID GINSBURG
    The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice. No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year. At long last, The Streak is over. Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday. With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 178 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • No. 1 Alabama Wins SEC With Win Over No. 15 Florida

    12/04/2016 6:03:15 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Newsday - AP ^ | 12-4-2016 | AP
    December 3, 2016 7:57 PM Associated Press ATLANTA — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. The result was a 54-16 rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years under coach Nick Saban. Next up: a...
  • (Vanity) Penn State Big Ten Champs ! ! !

    12/03/2016 8:38:17 PM PST · by tomkat · 90 replies
    Vanity ^ | self
    We did It ! ! ! I'm going to bed but just HAD to post this ! ! !
  • SEC Title down, National Championship to go

    12/03/2016 4:55:28 PM PST · by 6ppc · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | AL.com
    Defense and special teams set the tone; Alabama set the table for a two-game playoff run after a 54-16 SEC Championship Game win over Florida, as the Tide makes a bid for a 17th national title. http://www.al.com/alabamafootball
  • South Carolina Players Accuse Clemson Players of Using Slurs

    11/27/2016 6:43:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/27
    A brief skirmish between South Carolina and Clemson players broke out on the field before Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium, and Gamecocks players said afterward that it began when a Clemson player shouted a racial slur. The confrontation between the two teams occurred on the field about 80 minutes before the game began, according to The State. South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams told reporters that a Clemson player "used the N-word." He said he was unable to identify the player.
  • Jerry Tillery Notre Dame Lineman Viciously Injured 2 USC Players & Should Be Permanently Banned

    11/26/2016 5:27:52 PM PST · by Stayfree · 68 replies
    Self ^ | November 26, 2016 | Stayfree
    Disclosure: I know this not politcal news, but it may become so since the original hit was white on black. I am a USC alumnus! First of all, #28 Notre Dame defensive player blindsided USC's Aca’Cedric Ware with a helmet smash on Aca’Cedric Ware's right helmet side knocking him unconcious. Then before medical help arrived, Notre Dame's #99, Jerry Tillery, used his left foot to push the head of the downed USC player before being shoved away by USC staff. Then later, this same animal stomped on the foot of a downed and injured USC player. I have listed the...
  • THE Ohio State University 30 - Michigan 27 2 OT: Playoff Chaos???

    11/26/2016 1:08:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 146 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 26, 2016 | Me
    Game lived up to the hype. Some thoughts: Michigan gave up 14 points on turnovers.Michigan's defense ran out of gas in the 4th quarter.THE Ohio State University might actually prefer Penn State to beat Michigan State. Penn State will play in the Big 10 = 14 Conference game instead of THE Ohio State University. In this case, THE Ohio State University has punched their ticket the playoff.Hated THE Ohio State University wearing the all black helmets.
  • Report: Texas to fire Charlie Strong on Saturday morning

    11/26/2016 6:46:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Texas will fire head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, SI's Pete Thamel has confirmed. Chip Brown of Scout.com first reported the news. Texas men's athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement last Sunday, saying that the school will "evaluate the body of work after the regular season," after Thamel confirmed that the school had made the decision to fire Strong.
  • Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title

    11/24/2016 8:32:37 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | 11-24-2016 | Jimmie Kaylor
    Jimmie Kaylor November 24, 2016Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title After close to three months full of shocking upsets, legendary individual performances, and games we won’t forget, we finally reached the point in the 2016 college football season where we can accurately separate the national title contenders from the pretenders. Needless to say, quite a bit has changed since the first month of the season. Teams like Florida State, Houston, Stanford, and Louisville — all thought to be among the top national championship contenders in the country — have proven to be pretenders....
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: November 15, 2016

    11/16/2016 3:45:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 15, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: THE Ohio State University3: Michigan4: Clemson5: Louisville6: Washington7: Wisconsin8: Penn State9: Oklahoma10: Colorado
  • College Football Playoff Ranking: Nov 8, 2016

    11/09/2016 8:12:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 8, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Clemson3: Michigan4: Washington5: THE Ohio State University6: Louisville7: Wisconsin8: TAMU9: Auburn10: Penn State
  • The First College Football Playoff Ranking Is Out And There Is One Small Surprise

    11/01/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 11-1-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesNovember 1, 2016 The first College Football Playoff ranking is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide are No. 1. Alabama is followed by Clemson, Michigan, and Texas A&M. The first teams on the outside, looking in, are Washington (No. 5) and Ohio State (No. 6). The biggest surprise is Texas A&M being ranked fourth, ahead of Washington. The Aggies are ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll after having lost 33-14 to Alabama. Washington is 8-0 and is the only undefeated Power-5 conference team that is not among the top four. Interestingly, this ranking includes two teams from the...
  • Man what's up with all the @HillaryClinton hate signs on @CollegeGameDay this morning?!

    10/29/2016 1:30:46 PM PDT · by maggief · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 29, 2016
    Thomas D Bradley ‏@ThomasDBradley Man what's up with all the @HillaryClinton hate signs on @CollegeGameDay this morning?!#hillarysemail #CollegeGameDay
  • More anti-Hillary signs on ESPN College Gameday (vanity)

    10/08/2016 8:54:12 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies
    Me
    This is becoming a weekly ritual and mainstream like the "Clinton is a rapist" movement. Pro-Trump, anti-Hillary signs showing up on college game day. Today in College Station, Texas the big sign read "Clinton chokes on Hail Mary's!" with a picture of hillary
  • ACC moves championship game to Orlando. ( fruits and weirdos win one )

    09/29/2016 10:47:01 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 32 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Sam Cooper
    The ACC officially has a new location for its football championship game. The conference announced Thursday morning that the game will move to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The move comes two weeks after the conference, following an NCAA decision, decided to move all of its championships outside of the state of North Carolina because of House Bill 2 (HB2), a state law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates instead of the gender with which they identify.
  • Whoa! How did ESPN let this shot get broadcasted?

    09/10/2016 2:09:38 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    ESPN 2 via @AlwaysTrump ^ | 10 September 2016
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • The College Football Czar: 2016 Season Preview

    08/03/2016 7:45:33 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2016 Season Preview a sports publication from The Shinbone by Daniel Clark Welcome to the 2016 season preview issue of The College Football Czar, a seasonal sports publication by the author and editor of The Shinbone. In the coming months, you will find weekly analyses of upcoming college football action posted at this site. To find out more, please see the Ground Rules. This issue contains the Czar's rankings for all 128 teams in Division I-A football, as well as conference preview capsules, potential upsets to watch for, bowl projections, and a guide to help you...
  • List: The tenure of every FBS head coach

    07/11/2016 12:51:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    CoachingSearch.com ^ | July 06, 2016 | Chris Vannini
    Earlier this week, CoachingSearch looked at the longest-tenured assistants in FBS. Now, here’s a look at the tenure of every FBS head coach. Illustrating the amount of turnover in the profession, 108 of the 129 FBS head coaches have been hired since 2010, and 88 have been hired in the past four years. That means more than 2/3 of all head coaches have been hired since 2013.Some veteran coaches who left the list this offseason included Frank Beamer (1987), Gary Pinkel (2001), George O’Leary (2004), and Steve Spurrier (2005).First, the longest tenured coach in each conference:AAC: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) -...
  • After Alabama, Atheist Group Looks to Take on Clemson....

    01/11/2016 11:07:23 AM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/16 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    When the Clemson Tigers take on Alabama's Crimson Tide for the Football Bowl Subdivision national championship tonight, at least one group will be watching for something other than the final score on the field. The Freedom From Religion Foundation [FFRF], a highly litigious atheist group, looks to sue Clemson University over the role head football coach Dabo Swinney's Christian faith plays in how he runs the program. The only problem is the group can't find a current or former player willing to step up as a plaintiff.
  • NCAA National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN

    01/11/2016 3:06:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 253 replies
    Perdogg
    National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN
  • NFL Live Thread Wildcard Weekend [+ College National Championship

    01/03/2016 9:29:31 PM PST · by Bender2 · 253 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL WILDCARD WEEKEND Saturday January 9th AFC No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Houston Texans 4:35 p.m. ABC & ESPN No. 6 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday 8:15 p.m. CBS Sunday January 10th NFL No. 6 Seattle Seahawks at No. 3 Minnesota Vikings, Sunday 1 p.m. NBC No. 5 Green Bay Packers at No. 4 Washington Redskins, Sunday 4:40 p.m. NBC COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Monday January 11th Alabama vs. Clemson 8:30 p.m. ESPN
  • The College Football Czar: 2015-16 Bowl Game Picks

    12/18/2015 9:08:12 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 18, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2015-16 Bowl Game Picks Week fourteen in review: Things held true to form as far as the national championship picture is concerned, leaving no serious debate about which four teams belong in the semifinals. Nevertheless, ESPN devoted a significant portion of its bowl preview show to a discussion about whether the playoff should immediately be expanded to eight teams. The Czar won't bore you by explaining again why this would be a disaster. Suffice it to point out that Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, Mark Cuban and President Obama are all for it. If that doesn't...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: End College Football

    12/08/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 16, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    College football players are gladiators of sorts. On the one hand, they are vastly underpaid for the risks they take as well as the profits they generate for the university and the scores of jobs they subsidize. On the other, in terms of college protocols, they are pampered and exempt from rules that other students follow. Being exploited and privileged is a bad combination. For half a century, liberals have pointed out that football players should drop the amateur pretense, join a semi-pro club, and make the money they deserve -- given that their admissions, grades, and class attendance are...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    12/03/2015 7:49:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 3, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: LSU has decided to keep coach Fewer Miles, although the College Football Czar wonders why he bothers to stick around. In 11 years in Baton Rouge, Miles has compiled a record of 111-32, highlighted by the 2007 national championship. Yet, athletic director Joe Avella allowed rumors of the coach's imminent firing to swirl for two weeks before finally addressing the question, at which time he insultingly advised Miles to focus on his upcoming game against Texas A&M. The Tigers won that contest by a typically LSU-ian score of 19-7, after...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 25 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 12

    11/19/2015 7:47:43 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 19, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 12 Week eleven in review: For those readers who are unsure about the chronology, last week's issue was published the night before Gary Pinkel announced his retirement due to his having been diagnosed with lymphoma. Had this been revealed a day sooner, the College Football Czar would have thought it distasteful to criticize the coach over the previous week's events. Nevertheless, Pinkel's unfortunate personal circumstance and his handling of the campus "hunger strike" are two separate issues. What the Czar wrote about the latter is accurate, and he retracts nothing. The number of undefeated teams...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/12/2015 7:49:38 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 12, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 11 Week ten in review: The number of unbeaten teams has dwindled to six, as TCU, LSU, Michigan State, Memphis and Toledo were all defeated. There can be no more than four left by the start of the bowl season, because Baylor and Oklahoma State must play each other, and Ohio State and Iowa are on course to meet in the Big Ten title game. The CFP isn’t placing such a high value on that 0 in the L-column, though, and that's a good thing. As great a season as 9-0 Iowa is having, it's...
  • Arkansas amazing win over Ole Miss, 53-52

    11/07/2015 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 18 replies
    ESPN | October 17, 2015 | Jeff Head
    Wow! The Arkansas - Ole Miss game was one of the best I have watched in a long time. Epic football, back and forth the whole game ties at the end of the 1st quarter, tied at half, tied at the end of the 3rd quarter, and tied at the end of the game, 45 to 45, when Arkansas came back and scored. Ole Miss scored a TD in OT and then Arkansas had 4th and 25 from the 40. A pass, well short and the receiver literally simply threw the ball backwards as he was going down. It bounced...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    11/05/2015 7:23:41 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 14 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 5, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 10 Week nine in review: The College Football Czar had his best week to this point in the season, although it would've been one game better if not for the officiating slapstick routine that took place at the end of the Miami-Duke game. The Hurricanes were allowed to score on a last-second kickoff return, which involved eight laterals, one pitch while the ball-carrier was already down, at least one illegal block, one announcement that the play was under review, two more announcements that the play was still under review, and the apparent review of an...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/28/2015 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 28, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: The number of undefeated teams was reduced by two with USC’s rout of Utah, and Georgia Tech’s upset (as predicted here) of Florida State. That leaves twelve teams without a defeat, eight of which would be championship contenders if they stayed that way. One of those eight, however, is Baylor, whose starting quarterback Seth Russell suffered a broken bone in his neck last Saturday against Iowa State. As explained here last week, this edition of the College Football Czar’s picks is being issued a day early. The good news from...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 8

    10/22/2015 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 22, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 8 Week seven in review: The national contenders have begun to differentiate themselves from the rest of the field, as Utah, LSU, Baylor, TCU, Ohio State, Michigan State, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Stanford have all solidified their standing. Given the subjective nature of the semifinal selections, MSU is one team that cannot afford even one loss, after Michigan handed them a last-second victory on an unforced special teams turnover. That, along with some uninspired showings against lesser competition, will likely be held against the Spartans, even if they defeat Ohio State and maybe Iowa...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 7

    10/15/2015 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 12 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 15, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 7 Week six in review: Another strange week has resulted in the first four coaching casualties of the season. The first of these was Maryland’s Randy Edsall, whose imminent dismissal had already been known, although the College Football Czar admits to being surprised that he’s the first coach from a recent Big Ten expansion team to get the boot. He must have beaten out Rutgers’ Kyle Flood by at least a few weeks. In four-plus seasons with the Terrapins, Edsall was 22-33, after going 74-70 in 12 years at Uconn. The Terps’ interim coach is...
  • South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier retiring, effective immediately

    South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told his players and coaches Monday night that he is retiring immediately, sources told ESPN.com.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 6

    10/08/2015 6:52:48 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 22 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 6 Week five in review: The lesson through the first five weeks of the season is that, apparently, nobody is really very good. Four of the Top Ten teams lost last Saturday, while numbers one and two, Ohio State and Michigan State, looked terrible in clinging to victories against conference foes they’d normally be expected to steamroll. Even as parity dominates, there are 20 undefeated teams at this point in the season, partly because most teams had scheduled at least one phony game against a lower-division opponent, and one deliberately uncompetitive game against a small-conference...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 5

    10/01/2015 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 5 Week four in review: The College Football Czar had another bad week, although the week the replay officials had around the country was far worse. A completely unjustifiable reversal on a fumble call to decide the Thursday night Memphis-Cincinnati game set the tone for a long Saturday of blown calls on replay. The Czar accepts the fact that instant replay reviews are here to stay, but he’ll thank announcers to stop justifying the practice with the asinine assertion that “the important thing is to get the call right in the end.” Those teams that...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 4

    09/24/2015 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 4 Week three in review: It was a dismal week for the College Football Czar, but he’s not the only one. Top-ranked Ohio State barely eked out a victory over Northern Illinois, while both Alabama and Southern Cal D-sintegrated before our eyes. It was a Saturday filled with seesaw battles decided by razor-thin margins, several of which turned against the Czar at the last moment. For the week, he was 9-11, causing his overall record to plummet to 39-21, for a .650 winning percentage. All the on-air personalities at the Seamy Underbelly of Networks have...