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Boise State MIGHT Not Obviously Would Have Made An NCAA Playoff

EDIT AGAIN: Dan Wetzel, the patron saint of the playoff, doesn’t have Boise State in HIS bracket, either. So please complain to him. Those clamoring for a Division I playoff in college football (and I’m pro-playoff, let’s get this out of the way up top, but I’m not calling for Congressional intervention) might not have… (read more)

Okay, So Let Me Get This Straight….

After a long, arduous climb, one fraught with twists, turns and drama, that plucky little Boise State team has persevered and kept its hopes alive for a spot in the BCS Championship Game. Its win over Virginia Tech yesterday, coming so late in a tough season as it did, virtually assures… Wait, what? This was… (read more)

Rep. Joe Barton: Idiot

Texas Congressman Joe Barton likened the Bowl Championship Series to communism in hearings today in Washington. In a related story, Texas Congressman Joe Barton is an idiot. I’m sorry Texas didn’t get to play in the Championship Game. Really, I am. But blame your Big 12 tiebreakers, okay? Barton, the top Republican on the committee,… (read more)

Let Us In! Let Us In!

The Mountain West Conference just will not shut up. Now they’ve proposed an eight-team playoff to replace the BCS, a system which – surprise! – gives the MWC champion an automatic bid to the playoff. You can read the whole thing here, but it involves using the premier bowls as first round games and then… (read more)

Here’s How I Know The Cardinals Have A Chance On Sunday…

Because Gene Wojciechowski says they have (virtually) no chance. And Gene Wojciechowski is an idiot. Other thoughts on Monday morning: Glad to see Jack’s back. I spent much of last night’s two-hour premiere saying “Where do I know that guy from? Oh, he was in…..” There was the guy who was Billy the asshat director… (read more)

Third Time’s Pretty Charming, Too

If only we were any good in baseball. Look, Oklahoma had a great team. Utah has an outstanding team. Texas and Southern Cal are great teams. But the system has given us this: #1 vs. #2, and last night #2 used surprising (to me, anyway) defense and the grit of Tim Tebow to beat #1,… (read more)

OK, Then

I honestly didn’t expect that.  Boy, the “fourth-best quarterback in the Big 12” sure stuck it up your ass on that last drive, there, didn’t he, Dominique Franks? In a related story, Tim Tebow may have had his first sexual experience tonight, with Thom Brennaman. I went to Florida and Brennaman’s man-love for Tebow was… (read more)

Ah, The Unbridled Enthusiasm Of Utes

I realize that Utah is the favorite of the BCS-bashers now (with SI’s Rick Reilly – who used to be really, really good at this – chiming in now that we should just crown their asses), but here’s my point, after looking at things a little more deeply: Oklahoma has a much, much, stronger case… (read more)

Whine And Song

It’s funny that so many say they want college football’s national championship decided on the field, yet they threaten to go through the courts to accomplish it. Florida and Oklahoma play tomorrow night in Miami for what either will or won’t be the brass ring, depending on the state in which you live, and yet… (read more)