Quick Slants: The Tebow Effect
Yesterday morning, while driving into work, I was alarmed to discover all four of my XM Radio presets simultaneously playing
But it got me thinking: How many times have we seen a similar situation in college football? You know, how often has something been so force-fed to us that we've started accepting it as fact?
This goes on all the time in college football, and not just in Gainesville. There are plenty of other teams, people and notions that have been so overplayed, we've stopped arguing and started believing...
Nothing's been better than watching college football talk in circles about playoffs in its FBS division. The sport has long argued "the regular season is a virtual playoff." When people shot holes in that, however, "our student athletes would miss too much class," became the battle cry. And when that got old, the NCAA just started saying it wasn't logistically possible because ... uh ... because it said so. That's right, just talk to the hand, because the stubborn, greedy fools running the BCS don't wanna hear it. And neither do I. If the NCAA can hold a playoff for every other football division and conduct a 65-team basketball tournament in March, why can't it organize a true, end-of-the-year playoff system for FBS?
Let's send this one out to
Wait, Clemson is terrible. My bad.
While there's no question the SEC is usually one of the better leagues in college football, there's no Indian caste system stating the conference is the best every season. Sometimes, it's not. You know, like,
I distinctly remember an e-mail from a Georgia fan which explained the Bulldogs would surely beat Alabama because they were slated to wear their black jerseys for only the third time ever. Nice logic there. Did you know
The biggest shock during Saturday's action came not on the field, but in the announcing booth. That's right, ABC temporarily suspended its "Find
Penn State was so surprised, it lost.
Random question: How wide was
In a rather strange twist of fate, former first-round bust
Kidding aside, it's a sad setback for Leaf, who had seemingly begun to embrace his lackluster professional career and use his experiences to mentor young athletes. Even if the allegations prove false, this still figures to be a deathblow to another career opportunity for Leaf, who could probably offer a lot of valuable insight on sports, stardom and how not to deal with the media.
I will not heckle Alabama fans. I will not heckle Alabama fans. I will not heckle
What'd it take for Washington State to cover its first line of the season? That's simple:
As a huge wrestling fan and a football fan as well, that column was great. Perfect picks, especially the
You hear that? PERFECT. I'm ending this column on a high note. The end.