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

Meyer to take indefinite leave

Florida head coach Urban Meyer announced today that he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the Gators’ program. Meyer, 45, is meeting with the media at Allstate Sugar Bowl, along with his athletics director and some players. He will take leave instead of a full resignation, as was announced yesterday. The championship-winning … Continue reading

Sunday Links

While the Giants get booed off the field in their last game at the Meadowlands, here is what else is going on in sports: The ramifications of yesterday’s huge Urban Meyer news. A devastating loss for Florida football — and college football. Apparently the Redskins’ $100 million man isn’t too pleased with the defense. Joe … 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

Florida’s Meyer steps down as head football coach

Two-time national championship-winning head coach says it is time to focus on health Urban Meyer is stepping down as the head football coach at Florida, athletics director Jeremy Foley announced Saturday. The resignation is apparently in response to multiple hospital visits after Meyer felt chest pains around the SEC Championship game. In a release from … Continue reading

Post-Christmas Links

The rain has washed away the snow, the football is back and there’s a basketball team in the Pac-10 that is beating people…anything goes in the last week of the year. Is Philip Rivers the best quarterback of the ’04 draft? More troubling brewing in Washington. It has to make one wonder why the ‘Skins … Continue reading

SMU ends 25-year drought in blowout

What better place to get away from frustration than Hawaii? For SMU, it was 25 years of frustration that was unleashed in the islands, at the expensive of Nevada. Southern Methodist, the only school in NCAA history to receive the “death penalty”, could do no wrong in its first bowl game in 25 years, blowing … Continue reading

Christmas Eve Links

Only update today as holiday events call. Tomorrow promises to be fun, with family and sports. A Merry Christmas to all: Much has been made recently of ESPN’s handling of scandals. A take from inside the Worldwide Leader. A remembrance of those we lost in 2009. The University of Indiana covers the 10 most compelling … Continue reading

CBK Power Rankings

Week of Dec. 21 #1) Kansas, 11-0: Jayhawks played somewhat tough competition this week, beating both Michigan and Cal easily. Bill Self’s team is doing it on defense, allowing just 59.3 points per game and having held their last six opponents to less than 70 points. #2) Texas, 11-0: Call them number 1-A. Hard to … Continue reading

Utah tops Cal in Poinsettia Bowl

Well, all the people that have been comparing the Pac-10 and the SEC all year have some more ammunition. The Pac-10 too, can get blown out by Utah in a bowl game. Just like Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl, Utah took it to Cal from the opening kickoff, beating the Bears XX-XX in the … Continue reading