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  • 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...
  • Jim Harbaugh shuts down reporter’s repeated bikini questions at Orange Bowl presser

    12/29/2016 9:09:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nick Schwartz
    Jim Harbaugh met with the media in Miami Thursday, one day before his Wolverines face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl, and his press conference ended on a bizarre note when a reporter earnestly asked him if he planned to take his players to the beach so they could “see some bikinis.”
  • In Alabama And Washington's Peach Bowl matchup, It's All About The QBs

    12/28/2016 4:18:11 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Andy Stables
    •If Washington can get pressure on Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide could be vulnerable. But the Huskies need QB Jake Browning to have time to take advantage. Andy Staples Wednesday December 28th, 2016 Who wants Bama? Washington does. Huskies coach Chris Petersen did excellent work as an underdog at Boise State, and now his team will get the ultimate underdog experience against the undefeated defending national champ in the Peach Bowl. Alabama coach Nick Saban has told anyone who would listen since the playoff field was announced that Washington will be the best team the Crimson Tide have...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • College Football Playoff and Bowl Projections

    12/07/2014 3:31:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12/7/2014
    College Football Playoff Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Championship Bowl Jan. 12 Arlington, Texas Semifinal winners TBD Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. Semifinal Alabama* vs. Ohio State* Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Semifinal Oregon* vs. Florida State* Selection Committee Bowl Games Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Arlington, Tex. At-Large vs. At-Large Baylor* vs. Michigan State* Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami, Fla. ACC vs SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame Georgia Tech* vs. Miss. State* Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31 Glendale, Ariz. At-Large vs At-Large Arizona* vs. Boise State* Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. At-Large vs....
  • 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>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bama Sugar Bowl mom ‘sorry’ but would ‘do it again if I had to’

    01/03/2014 6:16:18 PM PST · by Third Person · 93 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | January 3rd, 2014 | Cliff Sims
    Yellowhammer has learned that the female Alabama fan who flew through the air to attack an Oklahoma Sooner fan during Thursday’s Sugar Bowl is Michelle Pritchett, a local photographer from Sweet Water, Ala. Yellowhammer spoke with Mrs. Pritchett on the phone this afternoon in an exclusive interview, becoming the first outlet to get her side of the story. “Everyone’s making me look like such a bad guy,” Pritchett said. “What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my...
  • TX A&M vs. Duke: Onside Kick Karma.

    12/31/2013 10:30:19 PM PST · by ziravan · 17 replies
    Full Disclosure: I'm a Texas A&M Graduate... When Duke kicked the onside kick late in the second half, I was telling my friends I watched the game with that that move was a grave strategic mistake not only because it was bad karma but because it would rally the Aggies. I know that you can't rule Johnny Football out and any way to pad the score is fair. Yeah. Yeah. But. You don't kick a dog when it's down. Duke just needed to play efficient football from that point forward to win the game. The LAST thing that Duke needed...
  • The College Football Czar: 2013-14 Bowl Game Picks

    12/20/2013 9:25:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 21, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2013-14 Bowl Game Picks a sports publication from The Shinbone, by Daniel Clark Week fifteen in review: Once again, the BCS has succeeded in doing exactly what it was designed to do, by matching the two most qualified teams, Florida State and Auburn, in the national championship game. Fans nevertheless hate it, and can’t wait for it to be gone. Granted, there is an element of luck involved in being able to create an unassailably valid national title game. If not for Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship, people would be...
  • 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.
  • Alabama's hatred of Notre Dame runs long, deep

    01/05/2013 11:01:54 AM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Jan 4, 2013 12:21 AM EST | Pat Forde
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jeremy Pike is a 37-year-old native and resident of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Like all proper fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide, he maintains an abiding hatred of Southeastern Conference rivals Auburn and Tennessee. But there is a third member of his unholy fan trinity, and always has been. "Oh, I hate Notre Dame," Pike said. "I never pull for them." On Nov. 3, Pike and about 50 other Alabama fans were in Louisiana getting ready to watch the Tide play LSU – the most anticipated game of the year. But before the game, they were glued to...
  • Disney Has a Near-Monopoly on Bowl Games This Year.

    12/10/2012 5:05:44 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    The Sports Economist ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 | Phil Miller
    Does it seem that almost every bowl game is on ESPN?  That’s because almost every bowl game *is* on ESPN. There are 35 bowl games.  32 will be on an ESPN network whereas CBS, FOX, and ABC will have one each.  Given that ABC and ESPN have the same parent company, Disney, Disney will have 33 of 35 games on one of its networks.  For industrial organization fans, that’s a Herfindahl-Hirschmann Index of  8384 if ABC and ESPN are considered separate firms and 8906 if they are considered the same firm.  An HHI of 10,000 is 100% monopolized.  Dang.HT Craig...
  • 2012-13 bowl schedule

    12/03/2012 10:47:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    The 2012-13 bowl season starts in Albuquerque, N.M., and ends in Miami. Here's a look at the schedule from the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15 to the Discover BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 in Miami's Sun Life Stadium.
  • Records galore for WVU in Orange Bowl win

    01/05/2012 4:43:18 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 45 replies
    foxsportsflorida ^ | January 5, 2012 | Chriss Thomasson
    After rumbling 99 yards for a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the second quarter, West Virginia safety Darwin Cook banged into Obie, the Orange Bowl mascot, sending them both tumbling to the ground. That was more resistance than any Clemson tacklers offered Wednesday night. In a scintillating display of offense while at the same time humiliating showing on defense, the No. 23 Mountaineers crushed the No. 15 Tigers 70-33 in the Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. There's not enough room here to list all the records West Virginia set. The most amazing was breaking the mark for most...
  • Texas Bowl to be played Dec. 29 at 5pm CT

    05/04/2010 9:20:48 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 140+ views ^ | 05/04/2010 | Staff
    ESPN Regional Television and the Texas Bowl Committee announced today that the 2010 Texas Bowl will be played Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 5 p.m. CT and will be nationally televised on ESPN. The Texas Bowl, now in its fifth year, annually features a matchup of a Big 12 Conference team against a team from the Big Ten. "This is a brand new day for the Texas Bowl. It's the first game with our new partners, ESPN Regional Television and the Big Ten Conference," said Heather Houston, executive director of the Texas Bowl. "With a new date and an improved selection...
  • 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 ...