Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Florida State: Sustained Excellence Brings BCS Championships

63-0. 51-14. 41-14. A top 25, a top 5 and a top 10 team faced Florida State this year. Those were, respectively, the scores of the game for each team, with FSU showing absolute dominance over the competition. Noticeably absent is the 49-17 shellacking FSU gave to NC State, with 35 of those 49 points...
November 4th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More

Miami, Florida State And The Rivalry Trying To Return To Relevance

By Brandon Caldwell / @dayandadream The world has not gone mad. Saturday will revert back to the early ‘90s and early-aughts as Tallahassee, Florida will stake claim to having possibly the best game of the season on the hallowed ground once patrolled by Robert Clecker Bowden. Florida State and Miami...
November 1st, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

The NFL And Fixing What Isn’t Broken

Emboldened by the sheer idiocy of Seattle’s Golden Tate, news that the NFL is considering borrowing a rule from the college ranks regarding excessive pre-touchdown celebrations was just too much to not discuss. Just a few months ago, in the midst of Aaron Hernandez coverage and the backdrop of the...
October 31st, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: The ‘Golden’ Miami Hurricanes

As you may have heard, the NCAA finally wrapped up its flawed, fraudulent investigation this of the University of Miami Hurricanes football team for its dealings with Nevin Shapiro, coming away looking like the hypocritical laughingstock everyone already knows it is. And while Miami got off with no...
October 25th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Definitive 2013 Jacksonville Jaguars Prop Bet Guide

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a terrible football team this season. This much we know. They haven’t scored a touchdown at home yet this season, which is kind of okay until you realize we’re heading towards the halfway mark of the season. But when a team is bad, maybe historically bad, we...
October 24th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More

Putting The Grambling Football Situation In Perspective

For many of the people out there who don’t know the legacy of Grambling State University, let me drop a little knowledge on you. First of all, Grambling was THE HBCU to attend if you wanted to be a part of a winning tradition. From Eddie Robinson to Doug Williams, the Grambling legacy is real. Regardless...
October 22nd, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Do You Agree With Where Your Team Is Ranked In The BCS?

This past Saturday saw many of college football’s best fall by the wayside as team after team after team began losing in the top 10. With those that fell from the top, there is now a new power structure atop the newly released BCS Standings and it’s probably time that we clean off our glasses...
October 21st, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Trindon Jerard Holliday (1986 – 2013)

Trindon Jerard Holliday, 27, passed away on October 20th, 2013. He was born on April 27th, 1986 in Zachary, Louisiana. Trindon was known as being one of the fastest people in the world, first making a name for himself as a world-class sprinter and then later as one of the best kick and punt returners...
October 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Because Janoris Jenkins Is Just Another Notch In Steve Smith’s Bedpost

Photo Source: The Big Lead I imagine St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins went into the game versus the Carolina Panthers with good intentions as he tried to use the internet to dig up intel on the life of Steve Smith. This is common stuff in the competitive landscape of the NFL, dig up some dirt...
October 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: From Peyton Manning To Andrew Luck, Colts Fans Have Nothing To Complain About

As you may have heard, Peyton Manning makes his much anticipated return to Indianapolis this weekend, as the Denver Broncos take on the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium — aka the House That Peyton Built. You may have also heard Colts owner Jim Irsay complain that the Colts “only”...
October 18th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Condoleezza Rice, Shutting Down Good Ole Boys And Raising The Level Of Intelligence In College Football

“All she knows about football is what somebody told her. Or what she read in a book, or what she saw on television. To understand football, you’ve got to play with your hand in the dirt. I love Condoleezza Rice and she’s probably a good statesman and all of that but how in the hell...
October 17th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Flyers-Penguins, Eagles-Cowboys And Some Thoughts On Rivalries

It’s rivalry week for Philadelphia sports fans, which means we’ve grown our nails long, stocked our booze cabinets and prayed to the sports gods that we may be rewarded with emphatic victories. I can feel a quiet rage building inside as I wait for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia...
October 17th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

Florida State, Clemson And The Biggest Football Game In ACC History

On Saturday, the Clemson Tigers will welcome my Florida State Seminoles to Death Valley in a battle that has huge implications for both the ACC and the BCS title picture. A game featuring two top-5 teams, two Heisman candidates, the two best quarterbacks in the ACC (with not much better in the country),...
October 16th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More

Allen Robinson Reintroduces Himself To The College Football World

If you follow college football, chances are you’ve heard of Penn State junior wide receiver Allen Robinson before his remarkable late-game performance Saturday in the Nittany Lions’ 43-40, four-overtime upset of the previously undefeated and nationally ranked Michigan Wolverines. After all,...
October 15th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: All Hail Aqib Talib

There are few people I like watching play football more than Aqib Talib. Here are just a couple of reasons why. 1. His name is Aqib Talib. 2. Aqib Talib is one of the most athletically talented football players in the NFL. 3. Aqib Talib thinks he’s the greatest player in football. 4. Aqib Talib...
October 14th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Podcast: Discussing The Past And Future Struggles Of The Cowboys And Jaguars (Eff The Broncos)

On this edition of #theUCshow, the highs and lows of fandom are experienced by the three amigos. And Then There Were Three: The fellas discuss the undefeated teams in the NFL as the Saints, Chiefs and Broncos keep stomping a mudhole into all the teams that come across them on the football field. The...
October 9th, 2013 | Football, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

A Lesson Learned On The Red River Rivalry’s Importance

This weekend’s college football slate will feature something of lore and mythology. A game played on the premise that the winner owns the Red River until next time. Despite the hype, many of the recent games have been blowouts between the Horns and Sooners. It got me to wonder what the big deal is...
October 9th, 2013 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Why Jadeveon Clowney Shouldn’t Be Punished For Protecting Himself

“Same sword they knight they gon good night you with, sh*t/that’s even half if they like you, that ain’t even the half of what they might do/don’t believe me ask Michael/see Martin, see Malcolm/you see Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome/see Jesus, see Judas/see Caesar, see Brutus,...
October 8th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More

Tony Romo Is The Most Empathetic Figure In Sports

TSFJ’s Steven LeBron wrote a similar piece last January. I recommend reading here.  You have an opinion of Tony Romo. He leads a team you either love or despise. He’s a good quarterback who can’t seem to break the wall we’ve built for him. When he makes mistakes, we roll our eyes or laugh...
October 7th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

NFL Week 5 Winners And Losers: Romo Romo Romo Edition

“Cowboys QB Tony Romo throws 506 yards in loss to Broncos” is probably the most Romo of all Romo headlines. Just 48 yards away from tying the all-time NFL record for passing yards in a game and having kept pace with Peyton Manning and the record-setting Broncos for four quarters, Romo got...
October 7th, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More