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  • Divine Intervention for FSU?

    12/07/2014 6:25:06 AM PST · by 2harddrive · 48 replies
    Several media pundits have opined over the last several months that it almost appears that divine intervention is playing a role in the continuing close, come-from-behind victories that Florida State University has achieved this season. If so, would that be a valid reason for the Football Playoff Committee to exclude FSU from the Top Four? After all, Alabama would not want to play America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, so they SURELY would not want to play God's Team, no?
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 4

    11/05/2014 5:58:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 4, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: FSU3: Auburn4: Oregon5: 'Bama6: TCU7: Kansas State8: MSU9: ASU10: Notre Dame
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - October 28

    10/29/2014 6:19:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 28, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: FSU3: Auburn4: Ole Miss5: Oregon6: 'Bama7: TCU8: MSU9: KSU10: Notre Dame
  • Packers must sell 7,500 tix by Thursday afternoon to avoid TV blackout

    01/02/2014 9:17:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1-2-14 | Paul Imig
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The deadline is approaching and available tickets are still plentiful for the Green Bay Packers playoff game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. As of Wednesday night, the Packers announced that there are "less than 7,500 tickets" remaining. Earlier that morning, there were 8,500 tickets left to sell, meaning that approximately 1,000 tickets were sold throughout the entire day. The storied franchise is now facing a situation that it never expected to be in: the possibility of a television blackout in the Green Bay and Milwaukee viewing areas. NFL policy states that a game needs to...
  • Playoff selection snit shouldn't overshadow the last season of BCS

    10/08/2013 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 8, 2013, 11:10 a.m. | Chris Dufresne
    It seems almost sacrilege that controversy over a new college football playoff system should be allowed to overshadow the last season of the controversial BCS. The BCS deserves center stage as it takes its last walk down the halls of horror. All this talk about whether Condoleezza Rice should be on a selection panel she has not yet been named to yet is a slap in the face to a BCS system that for 15 years has misfired more often than a Yugo. The first BCS Standings will be released Oct. 20 -- that's only a week from Sunday. Shouldn't...
  • After historic comeback, 'Believe' turns into unbelievable in Memphis

    04/30/2012 3:03:56 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies ^ | 4-30-12 | By Gary Parrish
    Clips coach Vinny Del Negro acknowledged he was "about a minute" away from pulling Paul and other key players in the fourth quarter, "about a minute" away from calling it a night and conceding a Game 1 loss in a hostile environment featuring 18,119 towel-waving fans. But then Reggie Evans got a layup to cut the lead to 22. And then Blake Griffin dunked to cut the lead to 20. And then Paul got a layup (95-77), Eric Bledsoe buried a jumper (95-79) and a 3-pointer (95-82), Griffin got a layup (96-84) and Nick Young hit three consecutive 3-pointers in...
  • Don't Hatch A Rematch

    11/22/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Brian McNicholl
    There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse. Don’t tell me the traditional architecture for playoffs is the only – or even most – accurate way to determine a champion. The St. Louis Cardinals just won the World Series under that system despite having fewer wins in the regular season than any other team that...
  • MLB Playoffs Live thread

    09/30/2011 3:35:57 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 513 replies
    Free Republic ^ | september 30th 2011 | cripplecreek
    MLB playoff games Live thread. Texas, Tampa game currently on TBS, Tigers, Yankees starting are 8:30 tonight. National League games are tomorrow.
  • Utah's Attorney General Meets With Justice Dept. Over Possible BCS Probe

    11/05/2010 1:57:58 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 04, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- Utah's attorney general met with Justice Department officials this week to discuss a possible federal investigation into college football's Bowl Championship Series. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is investigating the BCS for possible antitrust violations and is hoping to get the Justice Department to do so as well. "They are doing their due diligence," Shurtleff said in a telephone interview Thursday, a day after the meeting. "They had done their homework." Shurtleff said department officials did not commit to conducting an investigation. He said among those at the meeting was Gene Kimmelman, chief counsel for competition policy and intergovernmental...
  • Saints bring back RB Deuce McAllister

    01/15/2010 12:12:35 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies · 740+ views
    KATC TV-3 (Lafayette, Louisiana) ^ | 1/15/2010 | JThibodeaux
    Saints bring back RB Deuce McAllister By JThibodeaux Posted: Jan 15, 2010 1:54 PM NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says running back and fan favorite Deuce McAllister is back with the team for the playoffs. McAllister practiced at the club's suburban headquarters and could be activated for Saturday's divisional round playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals. Payton confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press. WWL-AM, the radio station that broadcasts Saints games, first reported the move. The 31-year-old McAllister was waived by the team shortly after last season. He has been working out...
  • Appalachian State at Montana 4 p.m. Saturday, ESPN (Go App State)

    12/12/2009 3:09:47 AM PST · by personalaccts · 35 replies · 1,343+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 12/12/09 | Ron Green Jr
    Appalachian State at Montana 4 p.m. Saturday, ESPN FCS powers load up for semifinal showdown By Ron Green Jr. Posted: Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 Weather forecast: The temperature is expected to be in the low 20s with the possibility of one inch of snow during the afternoon. Highlights Appalachian State is attempting to reach the national championship game for the fourth time in five years; The Mountaineers have never won a semifinal playoff game on the road; Three Division I football programs have won 10 or more games each of the past five years – Appalachian State, Texas and...
  • Wetzel's Playoff Plan: Money Talks (Completely dismantles every phony Pro-BCS spin)

    12/10/2009 12:53:41 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 40 replies · 962+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12-10-09 | Dan Wetzel
    Texas – not TCU, nor Cincinnati or Boise State – is playing Alabama in the BCS championship game because, well, its name is Texas. The system is designed to reward the big brands of the sport. Just as important as what you did this week, or this month, is what you did a decade ago. Perception is everything. The BCS sells this as fair.
  • College Football Playoff Bill Moves Forward

    12/09/2009 1:05:30 PM PST · by UAConservative · 53 replies · 1,320+ views
    CBS ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    A House subcommittee this morning passed legislation that would force college football to switch from the current Bowl Championship Series to a traditional playoff system. "There are quite a few steps to go still in this process, but today's subcommittee vote is important because it will help the BCS finally start to respond to overwhelming public sentiment in favor of a playoff," Matt Sanderson, spokesman for the anti-BCS Playoff PAC, told
  • Fans against BCS(Bowl Championship Series) form Political Action Committee (PAC)

    10/19/2009 4:21:20 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 386+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | October 19, 2009
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who have been trying to prod college football to replace the Bowl Championship Series with a playoff system now have the Washington equivalent of a booster club: a political action committee.</p> <p>A group of college football fans launched the Playoff PAC Monday with the goal of electing similarly minded members of Congress. The hope is that if there's enough pressure from Congress, the BCS -- a complex system of computer rankings and polls that often draws criticism -- will voluntarily change to a playoff system. The BCS released its first standings of the season on Sunday.</p>
  • Congress seeks bowls truth

    05/26/2009 10:49:04 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 626+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 25 May 2009 | Dan Wetzel and Josh Peter
    A congressman said he plans to investigate testimony from Alamo Bowl executive director Derrick Fox at this month’s Bowl Championship Series subcommittee hearing after learning that Fox might have exaggerated by millions of dollars the amount bowl games donate to local charities. Fox,while representing all 34 bowl games during his appearance on Capitol Hill on May 1,claimed in his argument against a playoff that “almost all the postseason bowl games are put on by charitable groups” and “local charities receive tens of millions of dollars every year.” In fact, 10 bowl games are privately owned and one is run by...
  • Obama wants what's best for America: a college football playoff

    11/04/2008 1:27:22 PM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 519+ views ^ | 04 Nov 2008 | Matt Hinton
    This is not even remotely a political blog, and I'm frankly a little terrified of the comments it might get today if it ventures too close to that other, you know, thing that's going on. Call me an idiot or make fun of my mug shot if you must (hey, why not both?), but when the candidates get involved, things get nasty. Utterly false, most of the time, but definitely nasty. So I'd just as soon steer clear of this bit of history. But these are pressing times, people, on which the history and future of our nation turns. As...
  • Lawmakers want BCS probed

    04/18/2008 8:49:52 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 40 replies · 71+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 04/17/08 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Justice Department to investigate whether college football's Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise. Reps. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., and Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, are introducing a resolution rejecting the oft-criticized bowl system as an illegal restriction on trade. The resolution would require Justice's antitrust division to investigate whether the system violates federal law....
  • BCS' snub of Dogs spurs House to call for playoffs (Georgia, football)

    02/02/2008 1:43:51 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 58 replies · 108+ views
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | February 2, 2008 | Greg Bluestein
    BCS' snub of Dogs spurs House to call for playoffs Lawmakers take handoff from Adams ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers briefly turned aside from issues like the drought, gun control and transportation Friday to voice their displeasure with college football's Bowl Championship Series system. The state House - a known hangout of some prominent football fans - voted 151-9 Friday to urge the NCAA to create a playoff system for college football, adopting a resolution that calls the current system "dysfunctional." There was no debate. "The only major sporting event without a playoff system to identify its true champion that I...
  • Ultimate Playoff: Elite Eight

    12/06/2007 5:35:44 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies · 110+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 12/06/2007 | Gennaro Filice
    Vote (Freep) your picks of Virtual College Football Play-off!Click to Go Vote
  • BULL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES - NCAA Division 1-A Football is Sports' Biggest Fraud

    01/09/2007 2:27:09 AM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 47 replies · 2,213+ views
    January 8, 2007 | L.N. Smithee
    It's the major college football conferences' morbid fear of the equity the nation embraces and celebrates every March that makes NCAA Div 1-A football the biggest fraud in American sports. College basketball fans fondly remember the Davids that slew the Goliaths, even though most of those teams didn't win it all; Valparaiso, Hampton, Gonzaga (now recognized as a perennial power), George Mason, an 11th-regional seed that defeated TWO 1-seeds to make it to the Final Four last year, and Villanova, which did defeat mighty Georgetown (led by Patrick Ewing) to win a real national championship. Villanova won ON THE COURT...
  • NFL Playoff Scenarios

    12/19/2006 2:43:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 3,640+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/19/6
    Playoff scenarios for week 16 as provided by the NFL: AFC EAST DIVISION New England can clinch division title with: 1) A win or tie. 2) A N.Y. Jets loss or tie. New England can clinch playoff berth if Cincinnati-Denver tie. AFC NORTH DIVISION Baltimore has clinched the division. Cincinnati can clinch playoff berth with: 1) A win, a Buffalo loss or tie and a N.Y. Jets loss. 2) A win, a Buffalo loss or tie and a Jacksonville loss. AFC SOUTH DIVISION Indianapolis has clinched division. Indianapolis can clinch a first-round bye with a win and a Baltimore loss....
  • It Can Pay To Lose In College Football

    12/05/2006 7:33:22 AM PST · by sean327 · 102 replies · 1,084+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12.05.06 | Matt Woolsey
    This year’s college football bowl pairings were released Sunday, and the last-place teams from the biggest conferences will be crying all the way to the bank. The top teams from the small conferences will be crying poverty. In NCAA Division I football, profits are higher for doormats from the six "major" conferences--Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and Southeastern--than for champions from the five smaller conferences.
  • Cards Sweep Padres

    10/09/2005 9:09:14 AM PDT · by SCALEMAN · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Cardinals swept the Padres early this morning 7-4 to close out their first round in the MLB Playoffs. Reggie Sanders set a record with 10 RBI's in the 3 game series. Padres Woody Williams was lit up for 5 ER in 1 2/3 innings with a post season ERA of 27.Cards Morris returned to form with a 6 inning 2 run performance. Eckstein went 3-4 with a two run dinger.Pujols 2-3 with 1 RBI, he carries a .556 BA in post season.Cardinal Nation is still PO'ed about the 10:00 pm CDT start time, with the Yanks avoiding elimination by being...
  • LIVE THREAD - NFL Wildcard Saturday - 8 January 2005 (Rams/Seahawks, Jets/Chargers)

    01/08/2005 12:58:18 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 556 replies · 8,661+ views
    NFL Wildcard Saturday - 8 January 2005 VS St. Louis Rams/Seattle Seahawks VS New York Jets/San Diego Chargers
  • President will be at Nascar Race (NH) September 19

    09/06/2004 12:57:26 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 44 replies · 729+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | Sept 5, 2004 | Garry Rayno
    The last part of the article: It is more than a rumor that Bush will return to the state for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon on Sept. 19. He is scheduled to attend the start of the race — with its 100,000 spectators — before going to another event. And we can expect television advertising to intensify. The Kerry campaign just purchased $50 million in national ads, mostly for the 20 battleground states, and new ads begin airing this week. The Bush campaign will also begin a new round soon.
  • Time for a playoff system for Div I NCAA football.

    11/20/2003 9:23:06 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Me | Dan from MI
    How many here want to see a playoff? The main arguement is that it "can't work" for time. Could this work? Teams should make it. Top 3 - Big Ten Top 3 - SEC Top 3 - Big 12 Top 3 - PAC 10 Top 3 - Big East Top 3 - ACC Top 2 - MAC Division winners - CUSA, Wac, MTN West, Sun Belt 24 Teams. If there's an Independent team in the top 15, that school takes the place of the 2nd place MAC and 3rd place ACC in order. Bracket 1 - Upper Midwest Game 1...
  • Miami Hurricanes Secure National Championship Bid 56-45 [Riot Watch]

    12/07/2002 1:51:53 PM PST · by ewing · 57 replies · 616+ views
    ABC Sports/ESPN ^ | Dec. 7, 2002 | Brent Musberger
    We have a true championship playoff! (perhaps the Penn Staters will argue about the missed calls)Who is the Heismann pick and how will the BCS bowls be divided?
  • Kings vs. Lakers (SPOILER ALERT!)

    06/02/2002 7:43:24 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 25 replies · 203+ views
    6-2-02 | vanity
    The Los Angeles Lakers have won Game 7 in overtime by a score of 112-106.