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    12/08/2016 12:23:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Sports on Earth ^ | December 7, 2016 | Terence Moore
    Jimmy Johnson's hair was a mess. I mean, it was all over the place, and he couldn't care less. This happened long before the perfectly groomed Jimmy joined Howie, Terry and Michael as NFL analysts for Fox, and he still was years away from winning Super Bowls while yelling, "How 'bout them Cowboys?" Instead, way back then, with no brush or comb in sight around the visitors' locker room at Notre Dame Stadium in October 1988, Johnson was the coach of the Miami Hurricanes, and you'd think he was just in the midst of one.
  • A League Ahead: Inside the Big Ten's return to the top of college football

    12/07/2016 10:23:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    SI ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael Rosenberg
    If history is written by the victors, then the story of the 2012 Big Ten championship game should be written by nobody. It was not much of a game, it should not have decided a championship, and it made the proud Big Ten look like it was selling fake Rolexes in a dark alley. The game was supposed to pit the champions of the self-importantly-named Legends and Leaders divisions. But the Leaders' leader, undefeated Ohio State, was ineligible because of NCAA violations. So was second-place Penn State. That left third-place Wisconsin—which went 4–4 in the league—to face Legends champion Nebraska.
  • Donald Trump will attend Army-Navy game in Baltimore

    12/06/2016 8:20:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | John Fritze
    President-elect Donald Trump will attend the Army-Navy football in Baltimore on Saturday, marking the Republican's first visit to the city since September...
  • Jets turn themselves into a total embarrassment on 'Monday Night Football'

    12/06/2016 4:42:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2016 | Frank Schwab
    After the third play of the game, a third-down incompletion from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets fans started loudly booing. It’s like they knew what was coming and were warming up early. NFL players and coaches bristle whenever the word “quit” is brought up. But if what we saw on Monday night in a 41-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts was the Jets actually trying, they’re even worse than we thought.
  • Five Heisman Trophy Finalists Revealed

    12/06/2016 4:25:36 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports NewsT ^ | 12-6-2016 | Sam Cooper
    Sam CooperDecember 6, 2016 The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists were unveiled Monday night with five players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City. The finalists are: Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers. Before Alabama’s Derrick Henry (Running Back) won it last year, a quarterback had taken home the Heisman in five straight seasons. With Jackson considered the heavy favorite, a new streak of quarterbacks could begin in 2016. In addition to the five finalists, there were quite a few...
  • NFL Live Thread Week 14

    12/06/2016 2:15:49 AM PST · by Bender2 · 37 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 8 8:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 11 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Bills 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Titans 1 p.m. ET Saints at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Chargers at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Browns 1 p.m. ET Bears at Lions 1 p.m. ET Texans at Colts 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Jaguars 4:05 p.m. ET Jets at 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks at Packers 8:30 p.m. ET Cowboys at...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 175 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...
  • Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

    12/04/2016 5:19:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | December 4, 2016 | Fred Goodall
    Deshaun Watson's mission is not over. The Heisman Trophy hopeful and third-ranked Clemson Tigers are ready to return to the College Football Playoff and try to resolve some unfinished business from last season. Watson bolstered his candidacy for the sport's biggest individual award by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead the Tigers (12-1, No. 3 CFP) a 42-35 victory over No. 19 Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night.
  • American football could fall like the gladiators of ancient Rome

    12/03/2016 10:57:12 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 3, 2016 | Mary Pilon
    When I called my father back home in Oregon on a recent Sunday, he rattled off his thoughts about the election, the health of his two dogs and queries about holiday plans. But, as the child of a sports-loving house (Go, Ducks!), I was most surprised by what my dad wasn’t talking about on Sunday — football. He’s not alone in his waning interest. This season, ratings for professional football are down 27 percent across all of the major networks: ESPN, Fox, NBC and CBS, according Forbes. The decline in the ratings underscores a bigger truth that no one wants...
  • No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title

    12/03/2016 2:06:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | December 3, 2016 | Josh Dubow
    Washington's opportunistic defense and dominant running game most likely ended any debate about whether the Huskies' weak nonconference schedule would keep them out of the College Football Playoff. Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 Washington strengthen its case for a playoff berth with a 41-10 victory over No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
  • Gainesville bar to offer free shots for every Gator score vs. Alabama

    12/02/2016 4:21:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2016 | Nick Bromberg
    If you’re confident Florida will score against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, there’s a bar in Gainesville where you can drink some free alcohol. According to the Alligator, Florida’s student newspaper, the 101 Cantina will offer free shots for every time Florida scores on the Tide. Alabama is a 24-point favorite in the SEC Championship Game rematch.
  • Browns Corner The Market On Cheapest NFL Tickets [$5 tickets on secondary market]

    12/02/2016 4:39:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Post Game ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jill R. Dodson
    A large latte. A McPick 2. Two gallons of gas. Yes, the cost of a ticket to a Cleveland Browns game isn't any more than say, a cup of coffee, a fast-food lunch or fuel to drive about 50 miles. For fans of the Browns, who are dangerously close to becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16 in a single season, tickets for the team's last two home games are so cheap, it's hard to think of a reason not to go. Other than misery.
  • Chargers expected to exercise option for L.A. move, sources say

    12/02/2016 2:27:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 1, 2016 | Eric D. Williams
    Barring a miracle, the San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017, sources told ESPN's Jim Trotter. During the NFL owners meetings in January, in which the league approved the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles, the Chargers were granted the option to relocate to L.A. with a deadline of Jan. 15, 2017.
  • Joe McKnight, Former Jets Player, Is Fatally Shot in Louisiana

    12/01/2016 5:24:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12/01/16 | By CHRISTOPHER MELE and BEN SHPIGEL
    Joe McKnight, who played three seasons for the Jets and was a standout at the University of Southern California, was fatally shot in Louisiana on Thursday, the authorities said. McKnight, 28, was shot “multiple times,”...........
  • Alabama Will Probably Play One Of These 7 Teams In The Playoff. Who’d Have The Best Shot?

    12/01/2016 1:35:52 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12-1-2016 | Bill Connelly
    Bill Connelly December 1, 2016 This might be Nick Saban’s best team ever. But some of college football’s best teams ever have dropped games before. Is it possible for an Alabama team to be underrated? Have we just gotten bored with talking about Nick Saban's Tide? Most of the talk regarding college football's Championship Weekend has centered around the fun matchups in Penn State-Wisconsin, whether Colorado or Virginia Tech has a shot at an upset, or what the Playoff committee might do about Michigan. But we haven't had much to say about Bama, defending national champion and winner of four...
  • Thursday Night Breakdown: Cowboys, Riding Win Streak, Face Vikings

    12/01/2016 11:09:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 8:57 AM | By Danny Cox
    It’s been a rather strange 2016 season in the NFL. Teams expected to be among the top contenders (Colts and Packers) are fighting for their playoff lives, while teams not expected to do much (Raiders and Cowboys) sit atop their divisions and look to secure home-field advantage. Such unpredictability helps make the NFL exciting and fun each year. Two playoff contenders, the Cowboys and Vikings, will battle it out on Thursday Night Football this week. The Cowboys own the NFC East with the best record in the NFL (10-1). They’re also riding a 10-game winning streak thanks to rookie quarterback...
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 29, 2016

    11/30/2016 3:54:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 29, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: THE Ohio State University3: Clemson4: Washington5: Michigan6: Wisconsin7: Penn State8: Colorado9: Oklahoma10: Okie State
  • NFL Live Thread Week 13

    11/28/2016 9:56:20 PM PST · by Bender2 · 85 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 13 Thursday, Dec. 1 8:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Vikings Sunday, Dec. 4 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Lions at Saints 1 p.m. ET Rams at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Texans at Packers 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Ravens 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Bears 4:05 p.m. ET Bills at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Giants at Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET Redskins at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Chargers 8:30 p.m. ET Panthers at Seahawks Monday, Dec. 5 8:30 p.m....
  • When LSU closed in on Herman, Texas knew it had to move quickly

    11/28/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | November 26, 2016 | Gil Lebreton
    On Thanksgiving afternoon, as LSU and Texas A&M prepared to play a turkey of a football game in College Station, a report surfaced on the internet that Houston’s Tom Herman was close to being named the head coach of the Tigers. The story spread like a swamp fire, prompting LSU athletic director Joe Alleva to issue a statement in the middle of his team’s Thursday night game, calling the report “unsubstantiated rumors.”
  • Crimson Tide Finish Undefeated Regular Season With Another Dominant Win

    11/27/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    ESPN News ^ | 11-26-2016 | Ivan Maisel
    Ivan MaiselNovember 26, 2016 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On the same Saturday that Ohio State and Michigan played perhaps the most heart-stopping of their 113 games, No. 1 Alabama closed out the only undefeated regular season among the Power 5 conferences with all the drama we've come to expect from the Crimson Tide this season. That is to say, none. Alabama is powerful. Alabama is dominant. Alabama is much better than its archrival, a game but beat-up No. 13 Auburn, and the 30-12 final score failed to reflect the one-sided nature of the 81st Iron Bowl. Top-ranked Alabama completed its first...
  • 104th Grey Cup: Expert picks and predictions

    11/27/2016 1:43:24 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 25 replies
    CTV Sportsnet ^ | November 27, 2017 | Sportsnet Staff
    This is it. The day is here. And by the end of it we will know the identity of the 104th Grey Cup champion: The Calgary Stampeders or the Ottawa Redblacks.
  • Sources: Brian Kelly exploring coaching options outside Notre Dame

    11/27/2016 4:18:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 26, 2016 | Pat Forde
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has reached out through representatives to explore coaching options outside Notre Dame, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kelly just completed his seventh season as coach of the Fighting Irish, a 4-8 debacle that was the school’s second-worst record of the last 52 years. The disappointment was compounded by news Tuesday that the NCAA is vacating 21 Notre Dame victories in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons for academic misconduct involving eight players.
  • 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.
  • Orgeron Named 33rd LSU Football Head Coach [From Interim to "Permanent"]

    11/26/2016 10:17:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    LSU Athletic Department ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Ed Orgeron, who led the Tigers to a 5-2 mark as interim coach over the past two months, has been named LSU's head football coach, vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva announced on Saturday.
  • 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 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.
  • Dak Prescott is right on time — for Dallas and for America (Semi-barf)

    11/25/2016 4:26:58 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 74 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jason Reid
    The new face of America’s Team is a biracial, tatted-up, whip-smart, unflappable 23-year-old, who in about the time it takes to open the roof at AT&T Stadium went from being a let’s-see-what-the-unheralded-rook-can-do emergency starter to The Man on the NFL’s hottest club. Prescott’s stunning rise (remember, dude was a fourth-round pick whom the Cowboys backed into) has been the talk of the league – and the conversation hasn’t been confined to his success on the field. To even the non-woke, it’s obvious that the Cowboys are in a new place. That means the rest of the NFL is, too.
  • 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....
  • ESPN: Tom Herman to LSU

    11/24/2016 5:08:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 24, 2016 | Mark Schlabach
    LSU has zeroed in on Houston's Tom Herman as its next head coach and could have a deal in place as early as Saturday, sources told's Chris Low on Thursday night. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher was also near the top of LSU's wish list, but Fisher opted to stay put before talks with LSU ever got too far down the road. He's told some close to him that he thinks he could have some of his most talented teams at FSU over the next two years.
  • NFL Live Thread Week 12

    11/22/2016 6:08:30 PM PST · by Bender2 · 78 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 24 12:30 p.m. ET Vikings at Lions 4:30 p.m. ET Redskins at Cowboys 8:30 p.m. ET Steelers at Colts Sunday, Nov. 27 1 p.m. ET Titans at Bears 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Bills 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Giants at Browns 1 p.m. ET Rams at Saints 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Chargers at Texans 4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET Panthers at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Jets 8:30 p.m. ET Chiefs at...
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 22, 2016

    11/23/2016 5:38:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: THE Ohio State University3: Michigan4: Clemson5: Washington6: Wisconsin7: Penn State8: Oklahoma9: Colorado10: Okie State
  • Notre Dame to vacate wins from 2012, 2013 over academic misconduct

    11/22/2016 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    SI ^ | November 21, 2016 | Staff
    Notre Dame has been ordered to vacate wins from 2012 and 2013 after a student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct on behalf of multiple football players. The program will appeal the punishment. The NCAA announced its findings and the penalties on Tuesday. The trainer was found to be in violation of ethical conduct rules after committing misconduct by completing coursework for two student-athletes and providing impermissible academic benefits to six others. Another student athlete was found to have committed academic misconduct on his own.
  • Shocking stats from Rutgers' four Big Ten shutout losses

    11/20/2016 6:01:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | November 19, 2016 | Barry Werner
    58-0. 78-0. 49-0. 39-0. FCS schools against their bigger FBS brothers? Not quite. These are the poundings Rutgers has taken in Big Ten play this season against Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and now Penn State, respectively. The Scarlet Knights are now 0-8 in Big Ten play after the Penn State Nittany Lions came into Piscataway and seemingly scared all the Rutgers fans out of the misnamed High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday.
  • Kansas snaps 19-game Big 12 losing streak, likely seals fate of Texas coach Charlie Strong

    11/20/2016 4:58:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2016 | Sam Cooper
    Kansas ended its 19-game conference losing streak and likely sealed the fate of Texas coach Charlie Strong in the process. The Jayhawks shocked the Longhorns 24-21 in overtime to notch their first Big 12 victory since Nov. 8, 2014. Kansas kicker Matthew Wyman hit the game-tying 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to force overtime. And after Texas quarterback Shane Buechele threw his third interception of the game to open the extra frame, Wyman drilled the game-winner from 25 yards to clinch KU’s first win over Texas since 1938. Yes, folks. 1938.
  • [Houston] Texans warned to stay in hotel, not order room service in Mexico [ed]

    11/17/2016 8:40:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    AP ^ | November 17, 2016 | Staff
    Houston Texans players are being advised by the team not to leave the hotel and not to order room service during their trip to Mexico City for Monday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders. The game is part of the NFL’s international series and the first NFL game in Mexico City since 2005. The Associated Press obtained a memo distributed to the team on Wednesday that included a page of information concerning the trip to Mexico, including those two rules.
  • Why Haven’t College Football Ratings Fallen Like the NFL’s?

    11/16/2016 10:41:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SI ^ | November 16, 2016 | Emily Kaplan
    Perhaps panic over the NFL’s evaporating television audience was premature. On the first post-election Sunday, the league’s ratings surged thanks to two marquee match ups. According to NBC, Seahawks-Patriots drew the network its biggest Week 10 Sunday Night Football audience in five years. Meanwhile in Fox’s late-afternoon window, the Cowboys’ 35-30 win over the Steelers was the NFL’s highest-rated individual game this year. However it’s indisputable that NFL viewership lagged over the season’s first half. Entering Week 9, industry experts peg total NFL consumption down about 14 percent. In a memo sent from the NFL office in early October, the...
  • 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
  • NFL Live Thread Week 11

    11/15/2016 5:07:01 PM PST · by Bender2 · 56 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 17 8:25 p.m. ET Saints at Panthers Sunday, Nov. 20 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Browns 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Cowboys 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Lions 1 p.m. ET Titans at Colts 1 p.m. ET Bills at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Bears at Giants 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Vikings 4:05 p.m. ET Dolphins at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET Eagles at Seahawks 8:30 p.m. ET Packers at Redskins Monday, Nov. 21 8:30 p.m. ET Texans at Raiders Bye week:...
  • Texas School Wastes $1.35M on Sports Jumbotron

    11/14/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2016 | Merrill Hope
    Texans love high school football and pump exorbitant amounts of taxpayer dollars into funding NFL-style stadiums, but now one school boasts a brand new $1.35 million state-of-the-art jumbotron system, only it remains unclear how the district plans to pay for it.
  • Tampa Bay Wide Receiver Mike Evans Takes a Knee to Protest Donald Trump’s Election

    11/14/2016 6:15:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans knelt during the playing of the national anthem on Sunday before the Bucs took on the Chicago Bears. Evans had not previously appeared among the NFL players taking part in Colin Kaepernick’s protest.
  • 10 takeaways from college football's chaotic weekend of upsets

    11/13/2016 5:07:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 13, 2016 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from one of those classically sneaky weekends in college football, where the chalk gets erased and the national hierarchy is shattered, one shocking result after another: 1. This was Survive And Advance Saturday, with upsets all over the place for the College Football Playoff contenders. Among the major casualties: undefeated No. 2 Clemson, which had spent much of this season playing with fire, finally self-immolated in a stunning upset loss at home to Pittsburgh, 43-42; No. 3 Michigan, which took a 10-0 lead at Iowa, fell behind 11-10, regained it 13-11 and then lost on a walk-off field...
  • 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
  • NFL Live Thread Week 10

    11/09/2016 6:22:14 AM PST · by Bender2 · 43 replies ^ |
    Talk about breaking... bad!!!!!!!!!!! NFL Live Thread Week 10 Thursday, Nov. 10 8:25 p.m. ET Browns at Ravens Sunday, Nov. 13 1 p.m. ET Texans at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Saints 1 p.m. ET Rams at Jets 1 p.m. ET Falcons at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Bears at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Packers at Titans 4:05 p.m. ET Dolphins at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET 49ers at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Steelers 8:30 p.m. ET Seahawks at Patriots Monday, Nov. 14 8:30 p.m. ET Bengals...
  • Verne Lundquist's Last Call: The voice of the SEC prepares to sign off

    11/08/2016 11:20:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    SI ^ | November 8, 2016 | Richard Deitsch
    His bronchitis is acting up. You won’t know it come kickoff 34 hours from now at Tiger Stadium because that voice is going to deliver as it has for six decades. But on Friday morning over eggs and bacon at his hotel in Baton Rouge, Verne Lundquist is feeling it in his lungs. The CBS broadcaster was a three-packs-a-day Marlboro man from 1956 to ‘92 before a doctor told him he had to quit. Hardest thing he’s ever had to do, Lundquist will tell you. Acupuncture and hypnosis failed but the nicotine gum finally stuck. Of course you can never...
  • NFL Ratings Decline In All But One of Last 26 Primetime Games

    11/08/2016 5:53:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2016 | Dylan Green
    Based on the 27-0 score, most people believed that the late September Thursday Night Football game between the Patriots and the Texans accomplished nothing more than Bill Belichick once again proving his brilliance, as he annihilated a then 2-0 football team with his third string quarterback. Unbeknownst to all until now, that early season matchup accomplished perhaps an even more impressive feat by becoming the only primetime NFL game this year that did not decline in ratings from last year.
  • 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...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking: Nov 1, 2016

    11/01/2016 4:17:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 1, 2016 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama 2: Clemson 3: Michigan 4: TAMU 5: Washington 6: THE Ohio State University 7: Louisville 8: Wisconsin 9: Auburn 10: Nebraska
  • NFL Ratings Continue To Fall In Primetime, While Baseball And Basketball Are Up

    11/01/2016 9:49:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 1, 2016 | Matt Dolloff
    The NFL continues to have a ratings problem, even as the league barrels toward the second half of the season and coverage of the presidential election is winding down ahead of Election Day. Monday Night Football once again took a ratings tumble year-over-year, as the Vikings-Bears Halloween matchup drew a 7.2 overnight rating, which is down 18 percent from Colts-Panthers in Week 8 of 2015 (8.8), according to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily. Sunday Night Football took a big hit as well, losing to Game 5 of the World Series in the Oct. 30 ratings battle by a margin of...

    11/01/2016 1:53:54 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 67 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 9 Thursday, Nov. 3 8:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 6 1 p.m. ET Lions at Vikings 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Giants 1 p.m. ET Jets at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Browns 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Ravens 4:05 p.m. ET Saints at 49ers 4:05 p.m. ET Panthers at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Colts at Packers 4:25 p.m. ET Titans at Chargers 8:30 p.m. ET Broncos at Raiders Monday, Nov. 7 8:30 p.m. ET Bills at Seahawks Bye week: Cardinals, Bears, Bengals, Texans, Patriots, Redskins
  • 'Fact': LSU Will Beat Alabama, Leonard Fournette Says On 'SEC Now'

    10/26/2016 9:46:20 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 1o-25-2016 | Advocate Sraff
    ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT October 25, 2016 LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) points to the sky as he runs in a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter against Mississippi, Saturday, October 22, 2016, at LSU in Baton Rouge, La."After his record-setting performance against Ole Miss Saturday night, LSU running back Leonard Fournette has turned his attention to Alabama. In an interview on "SEC Now" Monday, Fournette previewed the much-anticipated matchup between the Tigers (5-2, 3-1) and the Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) on Nov. 5. “It’s going to be hectic, especially because they’re undefeated,” Fournette told host Peter Burns. “I just...