Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,382
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: bcs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ‘Better Call Saul’ recap – ‘S’all good, man!’

    02/24/2015 5:34:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | Rachel Lubitz
    We know the following to be true: Jimmy McGill is an ideas man.Sometimes, though, his ideas don’t materialize as flawlessly as he/we had hoped, like that time he paid a pair of scummy skater punks to track down a new client, that time he used a cardboard tube to disguise his voice and that time this week when his failed idea forced him into being the first-ever action star with a comb-over.It was a bold plan that landed Jimmy on the front page of his local paper with the headline: “Local lawyer, local hero.”So let’s dissect what exactly happened, shall...
  • NCAA National Football Championship Ohio State (4) at Oregon (2)(8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) Thread

    01/12/2015 2:44:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 533 replies
    ATT stadium, Arlington Texas, Indoors, Ohio State at Oregon (-6 O/U 73).
  • College Championship Game video introduction just said 'In a time of inequity?

    01/12/2015 5:09:45 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 39 replies
    Did I just hear that right? Just a minute ago ESPN was running a video introduction of the game with a guy narrating and I could swear he just said 'in a time of inequity in this country' Blah, blah, blah 'one can say it's only a game' but blah, blah,blah ,' that's what it is 'A GAME......and so on. What the heck?
  • TCU proved today that new championship lineup to decide #1 is a joke

    12/31/2014 3:57:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 101 replies
    The team TCU played today beat the best in the SEC?? Gained over 400 yards against the best scoring defense in SEC? Allowed only 3 points even after coughing up 4 turnovers? What a joke the SEC is. TCU lost as a visitor in overtime to the #5 ranked team in the country. Looks like politics is taking over in the sporting world as there is no way TCU should not be in the championship hunt.
  • Gator Bowl dropping "Gator" completely, moves to Jan 2nd

    04/03/2014 9:13:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | Posted: 10:54 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Staff
    Jacksonville, FL — After 70 years the Gator Bowl - as we've known it - is no more. The new name of the game removes "gator" entirely, and it will no longer be played on New Years Day, two big changes that we learned Thursday morning from the President of Gator Bowl Sports. The game will now be known as the TaxSlayer Bowl and played on Jan. 2nd. Dropping "gator" from the name is part of a six-year agreement reached between and the Gator Bowl. " recognizes the history of the Bowl's rich 70 year tradition. It is a...
  • NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV

    01/06/2014 2:38:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 319 replies
    NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV. Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET. Temperatures in the upper 60s.
  • BCS title tickets selling on the cheap (below face value!)

    01/06/2014 1:09:19 PM PST · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 6, 2014, 10:57 AM ET | Darren Rovell
    Prices on the resale market of some tickets have dipped below the face values of $325 (for end zone seats) and $385 (yard lines), making it one of the cheapest championship games to attend. As of 8:30 a.m. ET Monday, nearly 1,000 tickets to the game were selling below face value, according to TiqIQ, a ticket-market data provider.
  • BCS gets its not-so-fond farewell

    01/05/2014 1:05:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:00 am
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — There will be a funeral amid the celebration after the BCS National Championship Game tomorrow.</p> <p>No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Auburn will be the last team to hoist the $30,000 Waterford crystal football that goes to college football's champion and has become emblematic of the Bowl Championship Series. Then the BCS will be buried in the Rose Bowl after 16 years of revolutionizing the sport — and frustrating so many of its fans and participants.</p>
  • Bowl Championship Splendor: The golden age of college football

    12/27/2013 12:03:57 PM PST · by rhema · 70 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    College football wasn’t always like this. The eyes of the nation weren’t always riveted on a massive stadium in a tiny town in southeastern Alabama, wondering whether the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide could really​—​against all probability—be knocked off by archrival Auburn. They weren’t always glued a week later to a game in Big Ten country, wondering whether Michigan State could really hand Ohio State its first loss in two years and knock the Buckeyes out of the national title picture. No, the race for the national championship wasn’t always so exciting. In fact, not that long ago there...
  • College Football BCS College Rankings - Final 2013

    12/09/2013 6:28:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    BCS Guru ^ | December 9, 2013 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: FSU2: Auburn3: 'Bama4: MSU5: Stanford6: Baylor7: the Ohio State University8: Mizzou9: The Other USC10: Oregon
  • 2013-14 Bowl Projections

    12/08/2013 5:04:03 PM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Simply put, Championship Saturday delivered. The regular season is over, with the exception of the annual Army-Navy game next week, and the postseason picture will become crystal clear tonight. So let's take a look at my final bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.
  • Jameis Winston not charged: Legal aftermath, possible next steps

    12/05/2013 3:07:28 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 55 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 5, 2013 | Michael McCann
    In a nationally televised press conference on Thursday, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault. While it sounded as if Meggs found the accuser ) to be generally believable, gaps in her memory coupled with the discovery of another man's (apparently the complainant's boyfriend) DNA meant the standard for charging and prosecuting Winston was not met. The case, which dates back to Dec. 7, 2012, is considered closed. In many ways, Meggs' press conference appeared to be damage control, with Meggs -- an elected official -- insisting the investigation...
  • Jameis Winston investigation complete; be announced Thursday at 2 p.m.

    12/04/2013 8:43:09 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 32 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 04, 2013 | Tim Polzer
    Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs said Wednesday that he plans to reveal the results of his office’s investigation into the alleged sexual assault case involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday. An alleged victim said that Winston raped her last December, while Winston’s attorney said the sex was consensual. The alleged victim’s family released a statement two weeks ago questioning the investigation.
  • Schultz: Is the SEC Overrated this Year? (Video)

    12/04/2013 2:12:17 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies
    Would a 1-loss SEC Champion deserve to play for the BCS national title over undefeated FSU or Ohio State? The AJC's Jeff Schultz & CineSport's Noah Coslov talk about the SEC taking a back seat.
  • Florida coach Will Muschamp reportedly switching to up-tempo offense in 2014

    12/03/2013 3:40:33 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 03, 2013 | Martin Rickman
    With coordinator Brent Pease out at Florida, expect the next guy handling Will Muschamp’s offense to shake things up a bit. With the personnel Florida had this year — coupled with injuries all over the field — the Gators struggled mightily to score. They averaged 18.8 points per game, tied for 111th nationally. It’s still yet to be seen what direction Florida will go in offensively, but coaches will often say and try anything in order to retain their jobs. Though Muschamp has received the repeated backing of athletic director Jeremy Foley, he still must work to keep recruits in...
  • Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Hroniss Grasu announce they will return to school for 2014

    12/03/2013 3:36:10 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 3 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 03, 2013 | Martin Rickman
    Earlier this fall, when the Ducks were undefeated and quarterback Marcus Mariota had emerged as the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, it appeared that the Oregon star was on his way toward a top selection in the 2014 NFL draft. However, following the team’s recent losses to Stanford (26-20 on Nov. 7) and Arizona (42-16 on Nov. 13) — and with Mariota falling off a bit, some of which can be attributed to a lingering injury in his left knee — the signal-caller has announced he’s returning to school for his junior season. From the official Oregon release:
  • Jim Mora signs new 6-year deal to stay at UCLA

    12/03/2013 3:32:51 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 4 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 03, 2013 | Brendan Maloy
    UCLA coach Jim Mora has signed a new six-year contract to stay with the program, the school announced Tuesday. Bruce Feldman of first reported that Mora would stay with the school. Mora had been connected with Washington’s head coaching opening since UW coach Steve Sarkisian was hired as USC’s newest coach on Monday. Mora is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he played football and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant.
  • A Proper Eulogy for BCS: Controversial System Did Work in Many Ways

    12/03/2013 11:42:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Before you throw rocks at your screen, let me stipulate that I am NOT making the case for keeping the BCS system. I am excited to see the beginning of the next era in football championships, which begins next season. However, as we prepare to pull the plug on what will no doubt be referred to in years hence as "the BCS era" in major college football, it is high time to finally give the BCS its due. By that, I mean it's about time to compare the BCS to what it replaced, instead of the system replacing it, let...
  • USC makes questionable move by tapping Washington's Sarkisian

    12/02/2013 3:30:23 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 56 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 2, 2013 | Stewart Mandel
    USC athletic director Pat Haden had two months to decide on the best possible candidate to replace disastrous coach Lane Kiffin. Should it concern Trojans fans that the guy he chose, Washington's Steve Sarkisian, has a lower career Pac-12 winning percentage (.539) than the guy Haden fired (.586)? It's not an apples-to-apples comparison. Kiffin took over a program just a year removed from a streak of seven straight BCS bowl seasons, albeit one that would soon be hit with crippling NCAA sanctions. Sarkisian, Kiffin's close friend and former co-offensive coordinator under Pete Carroll (aw-kward), inherited a Washington program that had...
  • BCS standings released, Week 15: Ohio State vs. Auburn the final rankings debate

    12/02/2013 8:34:12 AM PST · by xzins · 323 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Dec 1 2013 | Jason Kirk
    With one week to go before the BCS rankings leave us forever, an undefeated Big Ten power missing out on the national championship is somehow an actual worry. Meanwhile, Florida State's sitting pretty. Full standings below. It doesn't matter that Ohio State went 12-0 last year. It doesn't matter that an unbeaten Auburn was shut out of the BCS National Championship in 2004. It doesn't matter that Ohio State has lost two national title games against SEC teams in recent years. It doesn't matter that the SEC has won seven straight championships. Or at least it shouldn't. What will matter,...