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    November 27, 2014

    2014 Thanksgiving Day Football Gorging Guide

    This is going to sound a little strange, but there's a small part of me that was always jealous of the old bedridden grandparents in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I mean, sure, they were all pushing 80 and sharing a full size double bed with three other octogenarians. And yes, their entir ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    College Football Playoff Rankings v 4.0: Welcome To The Party, Bama

    And then, there were seven. Ok, maybe eight. Nine? All right, I'll draw the line at ten. Ten teams that still have mathematical hope at getting into the four team playoff. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State, TCU, Ohio State, Baylor, Ole Miss, UCLA, and Georgia. Ten teams, which is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    First College Football Playoff Ranking Is Out, What Does It Mean?

    Since their inception, however many decades ago, college football rankings have been inherently flawed. They've been constrained by everything from the "watch habits" of their constituency to their early season release leading to uninformed narratives. We always thought to ourselves "Man, wouldn't ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    If You Want More Teams In The College Football Playoff, Here's What To Root For

    Some old habits are hard to break, and as flawed as the old Bowl Championship Series (affectionately referred to and twisted into juvenile alternate acronyms as the "BCS") was, it still began to consume me right about this time every college football season. The BCS got a lot of stuff wrong, but on ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Giants 30, Texans 17: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    So I guess the Texans aren't going undefeated. Damn. Through the first three weeks of the season, it's readily apparent that Bill O'Brien and his staff have made some headway in fixing some of what ailed this team in 2013. However, after Sunday's 30-17 loss to the New York Giants, it's equally appa ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    College Football, Week 4: The Weekend In Tweets, Vines, and YouTube

    We're still waiting, college football. Still waiting on that "Holy shit!" weekend of games where some foundational pieces of the Top 25 get shaken up and we see the earth shift a little bit in this brave new world of college football where all roads lead to a post season playoff, albeit a miniatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Tucson Riot Police Spray Bro With Pellets, Use Excessive Violence on Coed

    Man, what a weekend of college basketball, huh?! It had a little bit of everything. The good -- anything having to do with the Kentucky-Michigan game, the emergence of Julius Randle as a viable number one pick in the NBA Draft, the emergence of Shabazz Napier as a sneaky back end of the lottery gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    2013 Heisman Finalists Named, How Did The Preseason Oddsmakers Do?

    Despite the arctic (for Houston) temperatures outside, September feels like it just got here yesterday, because in the blink of an eye, the 2013 college football season is now over. With all but one (salute Army, salute Navy) of the regular season games now behind us, the next item on the agenda is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Tim Tebow's TV Career Odds

    Unlike virtually any other vocation, professional sports has a very finite, and for most players a very short shelf life. This makes post career planning (and saving money) a crucially important life skill. What will I do for work? How will I pay the bills? For numerous athletes, this transition ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    College Football Recap: Elimination Saturday Zaps Baylor

    College football is great. We all love college football. (At least, I'm assuming you do if you clicked on this story.) The tradition, the pageantry, college football is the best. The only bad thing about college football is how subjective and arbitrary the process of crowning a champion is compare ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    College Football Christmas Morning Is Here! My Best Season Win Total Bets

    Anytime some marquee date on the sports calendar arrives, we always seem to want to make a "Christmas morning" analogy (admittedly ignoring that it's probably slightly offensive to some of the folks out there who value religion). Revealing the brackets for March Madness, the day before any trip to ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    How Does The 2013 QB Class Stack Up According To The "Parcells Rules"?

    A few months ago, former head coaching great Bill Parcells was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, slated to be inducted this summer. If you're looking for the reasons why, there are obviously plenty -- twice named NFL Coach of the Year, twice a Super Bowl winner, three times a Super Bowl part ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Johnny Football! 2013 Heisman Odds Are Out; Why I Won't Bet On Johnny

    2012 was good to Johnny Manziel, and 2013 is off to a phenomenal start. Of course, there was the 41-13 trouncing of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on January 4, where Manziel piled up roughly a billion total yards. But there's been so much more. Lucrative casino trips, lovely ladies, and Mardi Gras! ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Chip Kelly Heading To The NFL: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (w/ PDF Link To Will Lyles' Hilarious Recruiting Reports)

    "It's a special place with special people. They accepted me six years ago when I was at New Hampshire. Not many people knew about me. Gave me an opportunity to come here. It really means a lot." -- Former Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly about three weeks ago A lot, but apparently not everythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Eagles QB Michael Vick's Brother Marcus Has A Twitter Meltdown

    Since getting out of prison in 2009, it's been quite a ride for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Brought in as a backup quarterback and slash-style weapon in 2009, Vick eventually was tabbed the starter in 2010, and given a $100 million contract. Not bad for a guy whose career was thought to be over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast, Drunk Betty White Edition

    Saturday night, given the choice between staying at home with me to watch the annual Denard Robinson Tear-Notre-Dame's-Heart-Out-And-Show-It-To-Them-Apalooza (and experiencing the corresponding remote control throwing that goes with it) and going out to dinner with her girlfriends to a nice restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Longhorn Panic: Sealy WR Ricky Seals-Jones Decommits

    It wouldn't be June if we didn't have some sort of off the field drama to worry about with our college football. And since the realignment talk this summer is at a dull roar at best, and since the resolution of a college football playoff is still several weeks away, how about a little recruiting ang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Bowling for Chumps

    How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.

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    December 1, 2011

    Kevin Sumlin Has Been Contacted by Arizona State, No Wait, He Hasn't...

    The Internet is awesome. Only on Twitter can you get a reporter (in this case, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic) to definitively state that University of Houston coach Kevin Sumlin has been offered the Arizona State head coaching job, and then have literally dozens of other journalists line up ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets: Take the Bullies

    Not when it comes to betting.​Nobody likes a bully. That is, nobody likes a bully unless that bully can win you piles of loot by doing their bully things. And that's exactly what the gambling gods have continued to bless us with this season. As I outlined last week, if you just rode the four ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Texans/Browns -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Photo by Marco TorresTough day for Colt McCoy​The Texans beat the Browns soundly yesterday by a score of 30-12, and for the first time in the history of the franchise, your hometown team is three games over .500. The Texans have never tasted this rarefied air before, so I don't really know w ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    The Fake Referee Streaker (and 3 Other Famous Fake Sports Officials -- w/ VIDEO)

    Ray Stevens approves.​Perhaps you were among the millions of people that didn't have a family member playing in or a wager placed upon the UCLA-Arizona game last night in Tucson, which means that you were among the fortunate ones watching something else on television. Well, you were fortunat ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Best/Worst College Football QB Transfers: A List Inspired by Former Texas Main Man Garrett Gilbert

    Obviously, Garrett Gilbert is no Colt McCoy. Or Case McCoy. Or David Ash. Earlier today, the Texas Longhorns announced that Gilbert -- who filled in admirably for the injured Colt McCoy during the Longhorns' loss in the 2010 BCS Championship game...and that's about it -- is leaving the program. G ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Houston Texans 2011 Draft Summary, Including Best Porn Name

    Brandon Harris is no Cam Newtown​The Texans 2011 draft is over, and it had a decided Wade Phillips-ian flavor to it. Not that I'm complaining. With poor to mediocre drafts every year since the 2006 haul that produced five contributors (including three Pro Bowlers) for the current roster, some ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Texans Draft 2011 -- Defensive End Is The New Tight End

    Every rose has its thorn, such as Rick Smith​Last night, John Granato, Lance Zierlein and I were doing our annual NFL Draft show from Wild Wing Cafe in Katy. Like most seasons, we didn't have to wait very long for the Texans to make their pick. (Actually to be fair, the last few seasons, we've ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    The Jim Harbaugh Situation -- It's Over (3 Winners, 3 Losers)

    Jim Harbaugh: All that?​I'll go ahead and say it -- what's the big deal about Jim Harbaugh? Sure, I understand that he took Stanford to never before seen (by Stanford) heights of winning 12 games including a BCS bowl. I understand that he transformed the identity of the team in the process, t ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets (Nepotism Edition)

    Keeping it in the family​Okay, last week's Best Bets were centered around a random string of stories from around the internet, good enough for a 3-3 record, which means it's still yielding better results than 2009, but still not good enough for me. And damn sure not good enough for you. So ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Texans-Giants, Debacle: The Sequel -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Big Blue leaves a bruise in Houston​Driving down Murworth to the media lot on Sunday morning at around 10 a.m., if it weren't for signs directing us to various colored lots and a few orange cones, you'd have barely known there was anything going on at Reliant that day, let alone an NFL football ga ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Game Time: A Hand Of Blackjack At The "Atrocious Football Game Management" Convention

    ​EXT. HO-CHUNK CASINO IN BARABOO, WISCONSIN -- NIGHTThe sun is setting behind the main casino building and the marquee at the front of the parking-lot entrance reads "2009 ATROCIOUS FOOTBALL GAME MANAGEMENT CONVENTION." This is the annual gathering where football coaches at the college and pro lev ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Game Time: Kick In The Junk...Wide Left

    ​I woke up Sunday morning thinking that things had to get better. After a week that started off with a right cross from Kobe, a left hook from the Yankees, and a sucker punch in the junk from Notre Dame, I thought surely these events were just karmic balance for what was going to be the biggest w ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Game Time: Friday Broken Glass

    ​Just cleaning up some random broken glass in my "Blog" folder on a Friday ... Can You Guess This Team? Channeling my inner Cosmo Kramer... WHO WANTS TO HAVE SOME FUN?! Ok, well, I'm going to describe a fairly well known football team to many of you, and after I'm finished describing them, s ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Texans Finally Put Two Halves Together; Defense Finds Pulse

    ​After three weeks of the season, the Texans were on a pace to allow more total yards and more yards rushing than any team in NFL history.So who the hell are these guys? And more importantly, have the guys calling the shots figured something out?The Texans' defense pitched a third consecutive ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    College Bowl Season: Previews By A Real Expert

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... More >>

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