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The thrill of victory, the excuses of defeat

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I’ve seen articles from several of the leading sports websites talking about last night’s college football national championship game.

The argument goes that Alabama benefited from poor officiating. Continue reading “The thrill of victory, the excuses of defeat”

Bad arguments abound on why Ohio State shouldn’t make playoff 

I’ve heard more bad arguments in regards to the college football playoff this week then I heard from people during the election cycle earlier this year. 

Tomorrow, the four playoff teams will be named. It looks quite likely that Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Washington will be those four teams.  Continue reading “Bad arguments abound on why Ohio State shouldn’t make playoff “

Sugar Bowl preview

12 years ago this week, Ohio State played the national championship game against a Miami team that everyone thought would win. The Hurricanes looked invincible, coming into the game on a 34 game winning streak. The Buckeyes were 13 point underdogs but managed to be competitive where they pulled it off in overtime.

When a team spends weeks hearing that they can’t win a game, I think that it can be helpful to the psyche of a team (especially a team who is unfamiliar being an underdog). Ohio State has as much talent as Alabama, they’ve won 12 straight games, have one of the best offenses in the country. And yet, people talk about this game as if it’s a foregone conclusion that the tide will roll. Continue reading “Sugar Bowl preview”

BCS title game: notes and thoughts

What is there to say about tonight’s game?

Despite the fact that LSU had been thoroughly dominated in the first half, they only found themselves down by nine. Nothing for the Tiger offense had worked. On five drives, they had four 3 and outs. The Alabama defense was standing on their heads.

But this was LSU. They had trailed in games before. They would come out fresh in the second half and the game would still be competitive… Continue reading “BCS title game: notes and thoughts”

BCS preview; and why Alabama deserves to be in this game

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As a fan of college football, I cannot wait to see tonight’s national championship game between the top ranked LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. I expect this to be a great game, quite possibly the best national championship since Texas beat USC in 2006.

This will be the second time that the two teams have played this year. In the 13 previous BCS title games, it’s the first time that this game will feature a regular season rematch. Continue reading “BCS preview; and why Alabama deserves to be in this game”

Football player’s decision where to attend college upsets mother

I saw this clip on ESPN this morning and was stunned.

Landon Collins is a star high school football player, and last night during the Under Armour All America game, the stand out defensive back made the highly anticipated announcement of where he would be playing college football. Surrounded by his family, the football player announced he would be playing for Alabama. His mother was sitting next to him, and her disappointment about her son’s decision was evident. Continue reading “Football player’s decision where to attend college upsets mother”

Why Robert Griffin’s Heisman was obscure, unlikely, historic

On Saturday night, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was awarded the 77th annual Heisman Trophy. Griffin’s win was an historical anomaly, and there were a number of unique factors which led to Griffin being the ultimate winner of the award.

My purpose is not to say whether or not Griffin was the most deserving player. I am attempting to show why Griffin’s win was a once in a generation type of event.
Continue reading “Why Robert Griffin’s Heisman was obscure, unlikely, historic”