Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Podcast: Discussing The Killer B’s – Braxton, Bridgewater And Boyd

On this recent edition of The UC Show, Ed, Tinsley and Kenny discuss the opening weekend of college football. They speak about Clemson’s impressive outing against Georgia as well as the debut of Jameis Winston as he made his first collegiate start at quarterback on prime-time against the Pitt...
September 4th, 2013 | Football, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Famous Jameis Winston Era Has Officially Begun At Florida State

I know way too many Florida State Seminoles fans. It’s really a shame too, because I don’t go in on them about the time they only scored TWO POINTS in the 2001 Orange Bowl versus my Oklahoma Sooners because Josh Heupel is a GAWD and Snoop Minnis was ineligible and would’ve made no...
September 3rd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The NFL’s Concussion Settlement: A Problem That Remains Without Too Many Answers

The NFL’s $765 million settlement of concussion lawsuits is, on the surface, a monetary conclusion that will compensate a lot of former players and their families for physical damages that have arisen as a result of the game of football. Beyond that, it’s just another reminder that the concussion...
September 2nd, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More

Ryan Mathews Can Go To (Fantasy) Hell, And 4 Other Guys I’ll Never Draft Again

Last season in my fantasy football league, I was given the 11th pick in the draft. I usually hate draft picks that are early in the round or late in the round. Yeah, it feels good to be able to pick players twice in relative succession, but the stress of waiting all those picks to get to your turn is...
September 2nd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Miami Hurricanes

So, hell hasn’t risen from underneath the grounds at Coral Gables. Oh, right, the NCAA is too busy being … the NCAA. When we rolled out this series a year ago, the entire staff here — and the nation — wondered if the Miami Hurricanes would soak in all of the sun South Florida has before Mark...
August 31st, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: The 2013 Hamilton College Continentals

Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, forever condemning the founding father’s football team to perpetual failure. Like football, the duel was supposed to resolve a conflict between gentlemen. Most duelists, to preserve their honor, missed their foes intentionally when they turned and...
August 30th, 2013 | Football, No Class Friday | Read More

The 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes: Probation Is Over And Columbus Is Ready To Celebrate

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn / @jagadelic As a longtime Buckeye, I’ve seen the fans of our boys in Columbus get ridiculously amped up for football season. The ’75 team had Heisman Trophy winning Archie Griffin returning and the ’95 team with Eddie George, Terry Glenn and Orlando Pace stirred...
August 30th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Missouri Tigers

Last year, I described the coming of the Missouri Tigers to the SEC as being similar to the first day of school. However, after a year into said new school, which just happens to be the most dominant entity in major label American sports, the SEC, a few things are very clear that this is not just a...
August 30th, 2013 | Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Texas A&M Aggies

Want to know the most impossible task in sports this summer? Writing anything Texas A&M-related and not mentioning Johnny Manziel, so screw that, I won’t even attempt to act like I’m not. Johnny Football isn’t black. His mother wasn’t a Black Panther (to my knowledge). He...
August 29th, 2013 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Real 2013 College Football Preseason All-American Team

“Can y’all feel that? Can you feel that thing that’s squeezing at your doggone hand? That thing that’s beatin’ in your doggone chest right now, man? Can you feel that? Can you feel what’s about to happen on this field, man?” — Brian Dawkins, Clemson ’95,...
August 29th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: 2013 Virginia Tech Hokies

Each time I see the phrase, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” I’m reminded of a shirt that used to be a hot seller in Blacksburg, Va. The good was obviously represented by the Hokie bird. Bad sat next to West Virginia’s hideous yellow logo. All you have to do to find the ugly is visit Charlottesville. I...
August 29th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Podcast: Tuesday Night Raw And The Opening Week Of The 2013 College Football Season

On the first-ever Tuesday edition of The UC Show, the three amigos speak about how the move to Tuesdays came to pass, and some of the things they learned from doing shows on Wednesdays. They make it a point to thank the people, because without them, there is no UC Show, let alone a move to a new night. After...
August 28th, 2013 | Football, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Florida Gators

It’s the MOST. WONDERFUL. TIIIIIIIIMMME of the year! College football season is underway, and I’m pulling out the orange and blue as I chomp clap for my Florida Gators! Last season was a great yet unexpected ride, but will the Gators recapture the magic that they had in 2012 (minus that awful Sugar...
August 28th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, The NFL Chick | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Alabama Crimson Tide

Roll Tide … Does this sound familiar? It should on the premise that every year, Alabama seems to be in the picture as the team to beat or at least present as a legitimate contender for a national championship. Nick Saban has redefined the college football landscape as he has become the dominant figure...
August 28th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions

When I was tasked with laying out the good, bad and ugly of my alma mater heading into the 2012 college football season, Penn State football was in complete disarray. No need to go into the particulars, since everyone knows about what happened. The thing is, no one knew exactly what would happen last...
August 27th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Florida State Seminoles

I’ve often said being a fan of Florida State football is akin to being in an abusive relationship. Every Saturday during the college football season, I sit on the couch with bated breath hoping for victory. You’d think after winning 31 games against 10 losses, being defending ACC/Orange Bowl champs,...
August 26th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More

North Dallas Forty: The Movie You Need To Watch Before The NFL Season Starts

There are many sports fans who will remember Nick Nolte as Pete Bell, head coach of the Western Dolphins team that featured Butch McRae, Neon Boudreaux and Ricky Rowe in the 1994 classic film “Blue Chips.” Nolte played a fiery and passionate coach who only wanted to return to the glory of...
August 26th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs, Football | Read More

Podcast: A Conversation About Crowning Players A Tad Too Early

There are few things more consistent that the three amigos getting together for The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show: death, taxes, Allen Iverson retiring, you know…stuff like that. In the podcast this week: :05 – Preseason football is here, and we all remember why we really can’t stand...
August 22nd, 2013 | Football, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Michael Vick Left An Imprint From The Start

I’ve been in many stadiums and traveled to various fields. My eyes have seen great players and even better plays. Overtimes, milestones and blowouts are nothing new. At the ripe old age of 26, I know that I’ll never see anything as magical as Sept. 4, 1999 – Michael Vick’s first game as Virginia...
August 21st, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

In Rememberance Of Lee Thompson Young AKA Chris Comer In Friday Night Lights

I despise “Friday Night Lights” the television series, and I’ve never seen an episode. The show garners my disdain for two reasons. One, in my vainest moments Googling “Dillon Friday” becomes difficult with fictional Dillon High School serving as the setting for “Friday Night...
August 20th, 2013 | Films and Docs, Football, No Class Friday | Read More