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  • AG to sue Bowl Championship Series

    03/02/2010 2:37:13 PM PST · by legalwatch · 24 replies · 541+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 3-2-09 | Chris Rizo
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Big legal troubles could be in store for the college football playoff system that the Utah attorney general says disadvantages his and other states.
  • Tebow to attend national prayer breakfast (-0 will be there .. tell it, Tim!)

    02/03/2010 6:59:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 1,067+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-2-10 | Ann Schroeder Mullins, Amie Parnes
    Tim Tebow — the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who will appear in a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl — will attend the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, his agent tells POLITICO. Asked if Tebow will speak at the breakfast, his agent, Susan Vanderlinde, said, “Yes, I believe he is.” President Obama and several lawmakers plan to attend the breakfast. Tebow, who just finished his last football season at the University of Florida, has crossed over from sports to politics and religion: He will appear in an ad paid for by the conservative Christian group, Focus on the Family, during the...
  • The ‘Transformational’ President Plays Small Ball

    01/30/2010 11:33:44 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 1 replies · 249+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/30/2010 | Ed Carson
    Barack Obama ran for president to be a transformational leader like FDR, who came into office amid an economic crisis and passed sweeping legislation that fundamentally remade the government and country. Obama had no interest in the “small ball” presidency of Bill Clinton’s second term. But now, after Scott Brown’s Massachusetts upset dealt a seemingly fatal blow to his health care plans, he may be setting his sights a little lower:
  • Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS

    01/29/2010 11:25:09 PM PST · by FTJM · 12 replies · 671+ views
    AP ^ | January 29, 2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review. In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch's request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws. "Importantly, and in addition, the administration also is exploring other options that might be available to address concerns...
  • Obama Administration May Investigate Controversial College Football Bowl System

    01/29/2010 7:03:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 780+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | Karen Travers
    President Obama has made it abundantly clear that he does not like the current system for naming a national championship team in college football. Now his administration may take action on behalf of him and the countless other sports fans who oppose college football’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the controversial system by which a national champion is crowned every January. In a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich said the Justice Department is deciding if it will investigate whether the BCS system violates antitrust laws. The Republican lawmaker had written to the Justice Department’s Antitrust...
  • Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS

    01/29/2010 5:10:26 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 41 replies · 921+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review. In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch's request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.
  • Orrin Hatch wants Boise State to visit White House with national champ Alabama

    01/14/2010 2:30:10 PM PST · by bamahead · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Birmingham News / AP ^ | January 14, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch is urging President Barack Obama to invite Boise State University to the White House along with Bowl Championship Series winner Alabama, arguing both undefeated football teams deserve the honor. The Utah Republican made the request in a letter to Obama Thursday. Hatch says that because there is no playoff, fans are left to speculate whether more than one team deserves to be called the best in college football. Last fall, the senator urged Obama to ask the Justice Department to investigate whether the BCS violated antitrust laws. He has yet to receive a response.
  • I am seocond - Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford

    01/10/2010 8:10:59 PM PST · by tang-soo · 9 replies · 777+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/14/2009 | Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford
    Two young quarterbacks explain why they are second in the you tube videos that are just a few minutes each. Colt explains why he is second Sam explains why he is second
  • Colt McCoy BCS championship post game interview...(Class Act)

    01/08/2010 9:32:13 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 16 replies · 1,248+ views
    youtube ^ | Colt McCoy
    video link above. Good kid. Quote to remember in victory or defeat: I always give God the glory. I never question why things happen the way they do. God is in control of my life. And I know, if nothing else, I'm standing on the Rock.
  • Boeing Laser Demonstrator Program Accepts Oshkosh Military Truck

    01/08/2010 10:45:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/08/2006 | SPX via Space War
    Boeing has announced that it has accepted the Oshkosh Defense military truck that will carry a Boeing-built laser beam control system for the U.S. Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program. Boeing received the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) on Dec. 17 at the Oshkosh facility in Oshkosh, Wis. "This demonstration program has successfully transitioned from the design phase to the fabrication phase," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Missile Defense Systems' Directed Energy Systems unit. "This transformational, solid-state laser weapon capability will provide speed-of-light, ultra-precision capability that will dramatically improve warfighters'...
  • Texas’ Colt McCoy: ‘I Always Give God the Glory’

    01/08/2010 1:25:10 PM PST · by Bean74 · 32 replies · 1,339+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | January 8, 2010 | Colleen Raezler
    Winning is part of sports and often God is praised by athletes when that happens. Rarer though, is the athlete who praises God even in the midst of crushing disappointment. But Colt McCoy, quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns, took the opportunity to speak about his faith last night when ABC’s Lisa Salters asked him how it felt to watch the BCS Championship game against Alabama from the sidelines. “I always give God the glory. I never question why things happen the way they do. God is in control of my life. And I know that if nothing else,...
  • After insane decision, Mack Brown in for many sleepless nights

    01/08/2010 7:54:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies · 907+ views
    SI ^ | January 8, 2010 | Joe Posnanski
    Someone asked Texas coach Mack Brown a pretty basic question on Wednesday, the day before his Longhorns played Alabama in the BCS Championship. And Brown gave a surprising answer. The question was what he thinks about when he's lying awake the night before a big game. ............................................. Texas had called timeout. Texas ... had ... called ... timeout. Inexplicable? No, that word doesn't quite cover it. Mack Brown called timeout. Why? Was he thinking his team could score against Alabama in the last 15 seconds of the half from his own 37? His quarterback was 1-for-9 with an interception for...
  • Texas Falls To Alabama

    01/08/2010 5:46:50 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 26 replies · 762+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Texas loses offensive swagger after injury to McCoy Colt McCoy had fallen early to injury leaving the Texas offense in shambles. True freshman QB Garrett Gilbert stepped into the harsh spotlight of the biggest game in college football and looked like a freshman ought to look when thrown into that situation; scared and shaky.
  • UT, 'Bama show their true colors

    01/07/2010 10:17:48 PM PST · by 5thGenTexan · 291 replies · 5,361+ views
    5thGenTexan
    The Univertiy of Texas and Alabama teams show their true colors. 'Bama wins the lottery by getting to play for a national title against a red-shirt freshman QB in his first college game ever (actually, he has had about 15 mins of playing time befor this game). The 'Bama defense exposes the obvious inexperience and gets one TD, and gives the otherwise impotent 'Bama offense the ball inside the red zone, twice. That is the difference in the game. The 'Bama QB is sacked 6 times, gets an INT and goes 3-13 in 3rd down conversions in teh second hlaf....
  • **THE 2009-10 BCS National Championship Game Live Thread**

    01/07/2010 12:10:45 PM PST · by GOP_Raider · 451 replies · 8,568+ views
    Well, here it is, the final game of the 2009 college football season. For much of the bowl season, I've had to work, get my car fixed, and Google search any insignificant question and computer problem my grandparents call me about. (You would think with their age and guile they'd have the answers to various things readily available. You would think). So needless to say, this has kept me from my assigned college football commenting duties. For that I apologize, but tonight I will get the festivities going. So without further ado... The BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Texas...
  • Orange Bowl Thread

    01/05/2010 3:05:48 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 26 replies · 936+ views
    vanity | 1/5/10 | traderrob
    Let's roll. Big ten vs. ACC baby. 11th rated offense pitted against 11th rated defense. Could be the surprise game of the year. Predictions, commentary.
  • TCU - Who? Number What? Playoffs! Are You Kidding Me?

    01/05/2010 12:32:35 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 51 replies · 1,763+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 1-5-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    For all those TCU fans who have been chomping at the bit insisting that the Horned Frogs were the true number one college football team - or at least they should be participating in the BCS Championship game - last night's Fiesta Bowl ...
  • LONGHORNS AT DISNEY LAND, PRESS LOOKS FOR COACHING CONTROVERSY

    01/04/2010 1:31:37 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 338+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/04/2009 | John G. Winder
    Of particular interest was the future of Longhorn’s defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who is the heir apparent to Mack Brown’s throne as head football dude in Austin. Muschamp was characterized as a “head coach in waiting” by the press and Brown was asked why that situation had not caused any friction.
  • Hold it just a minute, Longhorns (Computers say Cincy is a better team?)

    12/06/2009 6:38:45 AM PST · by dangus · 44 replies · 1,385+ views
    none ^ | Sunday Morning | Dangus
    Prior to this week-end's games, the BCS computer rankings (as opposed to the polls) ranked Cincinnati as better than Texas. This weekend, Texas and Cincinnati both won (in both cases by a single point, but the margin of victory doesn't matter). But Texas defeated No. 22 Nebraska at home, while Cincinnati beat No. 15 Pittsburgh away. So contrary to ESPN analyst Brad Edwards confident predictions that Texas will improve their standing in the computer rankings more than Cincinnati or TCU, Cincy will gain and Texas will lose ground. Will it matter? No. The polls will outweigh the computer results. And...
  • SEC Going South

    01/01/2010 3:27:29 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 47 replies · 1,739+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time ^ | 1-1-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    SEC is going south in the bowls...