2016 NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round

The divisional round is special because not only this is “rematch weekend”, this may very well be “revenge weekend” when it’s all said and done. With the exception of Atlanta-Seattle, the other games feature rematches of past ass-whoopings during the regular season.  Will those losers come back and represent, or will it be more of…

Move Over SEC Football, the ACC Best This Season

Sports, just like events in everyday life, go through cycles of superiority.   There have been several examples of this in the NBA.   The Detroit Pistons passing the Boston Celtics in the 1980s.  The Chicago Bulls passing the Pistons in the 1990s.  The Indiana Pacers passing my beloved New York Knicks in the late…

Lane Kiffin: the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Remember that classic line from the movie “Friday” when Smokie asked Craig the question we’ve laughed at ever since? “How the hell you get fired on your day off?!” Gavin what happened to Lane Kiffin yesterday, one more question could be added to the “Quote Hall of Fame”: “How the hell did you get fired…

Adults Need to Take Control in Minnesota

You know that saying “don’t let the inmates run the asylum”?  Well, there is some trouble brewing at the University of Minnesota’s football program. The university suspended 10 football players earlier this week after an internal university investigation into an alleged sexual assault.  Those players would not be available for their upcoming bowl game (Holiday…

When a Radio Announcer REALLY Hates His Job

This is what happens when a guy wants to get back at someone who once laid him off.  Hell, this is what happens when said guy HATES the dude who did that to him.  Tommy Elrod was the Wake Forest radio announcer who gave away confidential information about his employer to other teams in the…

The CFP Committee Got it Right

While I’m happy that college football now has a playoff, the College Football Playoff committee has made some curious moves over the last three seasons.   None more so than dropping TCU from third to sixth, even after winning a share of the Big 12 title by beating Iowa State 55-3.  And y’all remember who…

Charlie Strong: Good Man, Bad Fit

Forget reality television. The crap that is going on in Austin, Texas would be the ultimate highly rated drama if it were made into a television series. Will the Longhorn boosters – ERRR, I mean the Texas administration – fire Charlie Strong, or won’t they?  Does the university already have someone waiting in the wings…