New Years Day Picks

Happy New Year. Usually the best bowl day of the year, this one should be no different. Auburn is already on the way to blowing out Northwestern…alright, so maybe not quite a blowout yet, but soon. The second batch of bowl picks was more successful, with four wins, but I still would not have been … Continue reading

Idaho pulls off last-second miracle

BOISE, Idaho (AP)—Max Komar made a sliding 16-yard touchdown catch with 4 seconds left and Nathan Enderle passed to Preston Davis for the 2-point conversion, lifting Idaho to a dramatic 43-42 victory over Bowling Green in Wednesday night’s Humanitarian Bowl. The Falcons took a 42-35 lead with 32 seconds left on a 51-yard pass from … Continue reading

Wednesday Links

Obviously the biggest news of the day is coming out of Lubbock, Texas, where Mike Leach has been fired as the head coach at Texas Tech. This is situation already has gotten worse before it gets better. One writer predicts Leach will land on his feet. Remember, he was a coveted coach last season. Of … Continue reading

Leach fired

Texas Tech has fired head coach Mike Leach, following allegations of mistreatment of a player. This is far from the last of this situation, as Leach’s lawyer has vowed a fight for the head coach. A hearing was set for Wednesday morning for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed Leach to skirt the … Continue reading

2009 Top Ten Sports Stories

Well 2009 was, or still is for a couple of days. And the way news has gone this year, specifically in the last couple of months, the biggest story of the year will probably happen tomorrow. For now though, as the decade comes to an end, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories … Continue reading

UCLA wins EagleBank Bowl

For a half it looked like Temple, the team from Philadelphia that was used to the frigid conditions in Washington, would run away with this one. Master motivator Rick Neuheisal had other ideas. The UCLA head coach, in a bowl game for the first time since 2002, when he was the head coach at Washington, … Continue reading

Tuesday Links

Straight to it: Things are going to get ugly for Mike Leach and his well connected accuser. Top ten athletes that don’t play in America. Kevin Blackistone says there is no excuse for abusive coaches. Simple task for the Jets — win and their in. In the category of things on their way to getting … Continue reading

Bowl Predictions, Volume 2

And it can’t be any worse than the first version. After watching the first three games, the tallying of the picks just stopped. It was a 180 degree flip from the success picking regular season games. These will go through Dec. 31, at which point the real games begin. AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Texas A&M … Continue reading

Monday Links

Late start to the day, but here now and ready for the best football week of the year. Will also have updated bowl picks and rankings today. So stay tuned. To the links: Brett Favre plays in Chicago tonight. Interestingly, cold weather has not been his best friend… Continue the downfall of the Washington Redskins. … Continue reading

USC ends Pac-10 bowl skid

Since the bowl matchups were announced, USC heard the same questions. Would the Trojans care? Would they be motivated to play in a less-than-BCS game? Would the Pac-10 ever win a bowl game? And today, the question was even broached: would Pete Carroll’s name be tossed into the now open Florida coaching hat? In the … Continue reading