Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Penn State Vs. Ohio State: When A Replay Review Isn’t A Replay Review

Take a look at the photo above. Now look at it again. And just for shits and giggles, take a glance one more time. Any human being with functioning eyesight can see that what you are looking at above is not, in fact, a catch. That is an incomplete pass, and there is absolutely no other interpretation...
October 27th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Why Ole Miss And LSU Will Be The Game Of The Week

It’s no surprise that we’re back in the SEC with the game of the week. Last week it was good to step outside of the usual suspects and take a look at the Big 12, but it’s hard to overlook this Ole Miss-LSU contest this weekend. Ole Miss comes into this game riding a string of big wins, but...
October 24th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Iowa 6, Penn State 4: 10 Years Later, Reliving The Worst College Football Game Ever

Two weekends ago, the Penn State Nittany Lions traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on the Michigan Wolverines in a Saturday night showdown at the Big House. After watching every snap of a disgusting 18-13 victory for the home team, I contemplated writing about how this season’s Penn State-Michigan...
October 24th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Why Kansas State And Oklahoma Will Be The Game Of The Week

I have been giving the SEC and the ACC a lot of love in these segments, but I haven’t really given the Big 12 anything until this point. Today that changes as the game of the week features #14 Kansas State and #11 Oklahoma. When you think Big 12 football, you immediately think Texas, TCU and Oklahoma....
October 17th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Remembering The Peter Warrick Experience, 15 Years Later

Maybe I’m the only one, and if that’s the case, then fine. I’m not hype about Florida State and Notre Dame preparing to square off and do battle in Tallahassee on Saturday night. It doesn’t mean I won’t watch it, because the Jameis Winston witch hunt has officially gotten...
October 17th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Key & Peele Tackle Concussions In Football Hilariously

“What are we doing out there? Because I don’t know. No, seriously? I don’t know.” I’ve had one concussion in my life. I was 11 years old, playing first base on my 6th-grade elementary school baseball team, the Crosby Park Longhorns. Back in 1994, being a first baseman and...
October 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Mississippi State, Ole Miss And The Power Of ‘That One Year’

If this country still exists in 25 years, two men might sit in a Mississippi bar. Hank Williams will twang in the background as a sliver of sunlight exposes streams of dust. The particles gain magic as Conway Twitty plays and the song makes the men think of a time held dear. After a minute or two, one...
October 15th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The Cold State Of The Minnesota Vikings

My dad likes to criticize Minnesota weathermen. Well, to be fair, he criticizes most things, but the forecasters of winter in the North Star State annually draw his ire. They’ll dance around reports or speak in vague terms to hide the severity of the impending weather. This one always gets him...
October 15th, 2014 | Football, No Class Friday | Read More

No Justice, No Football

So here you are, enjoying your Monday Night Football on the most ridiculous holiday known to man — and that’s counting the fact that people celebrate an overweight white dude breaking into their homes to leave gifts — and you notice a strange series of tweets. Your favorite sports blogger is...
October 14th, 2014 | Football, Michelle Huxtable | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The Dallas Cowboys Take Out The Champs In Seattle

This game was circled on my calendar for months. As soon as the 2014 NFL schedule was released and I found out that the Dallas Cowboys were playing the NFC West, my only hope was that my team would be traveling to Seattle. I love the Cowboys, appreciate the Seahawks and love a great fan atmosphere....
October 14th, 2014 | Football, Shock The World, Soul On Ice | Read More

Eastside Vs. Westside: The NFC East Challenging The NFC West

Heading into the 2014 NFL season, all eyes headed west. In a sports world often described as having an East Coast bias, it was the NFC West getting all the praise, and rightfully so. In 2013, the NFC West was far and away the best division in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks finished with the best regular-season...
October 13th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The NCAA Revolt: Free Todd Gurley Edition

So you may have heard: Georgia Bulldogs junior running back Todd Gurley, the leading Heisman candidate and unquestionably the best running back in the country, has been suspended indefinitely as he is being investigated by the NCAA for alleged NCAA violations. It seems as though Gurley’s crime...
October 10th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Why Auburn And Mississippi State Will Be The Game Of The Week

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. College football is a trendy sport, and many times we see a team come up with an innovative approach and garner some success in the process. Then the following season you see teams mimicking what that squad did or calibrating their approaches to simulate a...
October 10th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

After Jimmy Graham, Who Are The Top Tight Ends in the NFL?

You don’t have to watch every single second of every single game to realize that something seems a little off about this NFL season, and we’re not just talking about off the field or even with the horrid Thursday Night Football package. Take a look at your fantasy team or more importantly, your...
October 7th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Why Texas A&M and Mississippi State Will Be The Game of the Week

Choosing a game of the week is really tough this time. Not because there aren’t good games, but because there are so many tough match-ups that can easily change the landscape of college football. I should have trusted my instincts and wrote this post earlier as I made a nice wager on Arizona...
October 3rd, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

On Alex Smith And Shedding The Bust Label

By Johnathan Tillman / @thetillshow I never thought this day would ever exist. Most of us figured when the San Francisco 49ers of Santa Clara decided to permanently sever ties with Alex Smith, it would be the end of a disappointing career and another in the long line of top overall picks whose names...
October 3rd, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Football Fashion Week Presents: The 11 Freshest Football Uniforms Of The Past Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine We’re five weeks into the college football season, and the NFL season just ended its first quarter. This weekend looked like Fashion Week in various stadiums across the country. As I perused from game to game, I noticed no one individual getting his fresh on to the...
October 1st, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

A Stacked SEC West Football Slate Gives Lesson On ‘Always’

I once worked for a man named Kevin who became a dear friend. He owned a flower shop and taught me the “always” rules. Always make a vertical cut in hydrangea stems. Always put fresh-cut roses in warm water. Always remove pollen from a lily before it becomes the ultimate stain-maker. When...
October 1st, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Not A Sideshow BOB: The Rise Of Bill O’Brien

Nearly three years ago, I knew very little about current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. Truth be told, I wasn’t exactly enthralled when my alma mater, Penn State, hired O’Brien to be the man tasked with replacing Joe Paterno and popular defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, the...
September 29th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Here’s How We Got To DeMarco Murray Being The Best Running Back In The NFL

If you would’ve asked me seven years ago if DeMarco Murray was capable of being one of the best running backs in football, I wouldn’t have hesitated in saying, “Absolutely.” Seven years ago, Murray was a redshirt freshman for the Oklahoma Sooners, and the whispers in Norman were...
September 29th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More