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Arkansas Razorbacks (Football)

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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 12, 2014

    College Football Playoff Rankings v 3.0: Judgment Day Shakeout

    We are three weeks into the brave, new world of not only having a road to a College Football Playoff, but having some degree of transparency on that road, and let me say that I've generally enjoyed the weekly release of rankings for the playoffs so far. It's given our radio show some decent Wednesd ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    If you followed my picks last season (and God forbid, used them as your own picks), then you know exactly how painful the hit was by the end of the year. In fact, you're probably cursing me and contemplating exactly how you can dismember me without getting arrested while you stand in the welfare lin ... 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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    October 9, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets (Including Colts-Texans!)

    In betting, there are weekends where you're looking to score big, where even finishing at or slightly above .500 feels like a slight disappointment, like a running back who left yards on the field. Then there are weekends like last weekend. Saturday was utter chaos, like the last 45 minutes of a T ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    College Football, Week 5: The Weekend In Tweets, Vines, and YouTube

    September is almost over, and this week the calendar will flip to October, which is the de facto beginning of fall, and in college football, the de facto beginning of the real regular season. Yes, we've seen a rise in the number of power conference teams willing to take on other prominent power con ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Last weekend was an amazing bounce back weekend for me. After back to back 2-4 stinkers, the doubters began creeping out of the woodwork again. Actually, to say they crept out of the woodwork would imply they were hiding and then being somewhat subtle about their lack of faith in my prognosticating ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    This Weekend's Best Bets: College Football Is Here

    207 days. That's how long I've been waiting. When the piece of cheese sitting at the end of the summer-long maze is redemption, the clock ticks slowly. The pages get ripped off the calendar at a glacial speed. August couldn't get here soon enough. Because here's the thing -- I sucked at giving you ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Gambling! Five College Football Season Win Total Bets You Should Play

    Each week in this space, I plan to give you, the faithful HoustonPress.com news blog reader, six picks against the spread for the upcoming football weekend. I would encourage you to read them even if you don't plan to wager as they serve the dual purpose of conveying football predictions as well as ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    2014 Summer Preview: What Will Sustain Us as a Sports Nation?

    The dirty little semi-secret in sports talk radio is that there are many hosts out there who dread the months of June, July, and the first part of August. Yes, the same time of year to which the rest of the free world counts down like a prisoner approaching their parole date, many in my business ab ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Auburn's Gus Malzahn Wins Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award

    College football turnarounds are not easy, especially in the SEC West. At the beginning of the year, we pencil our teams in, expectations shaped by experts and the results of the season before and we jump headlong into college football. In 2013, the names were pretty familiar. Alabama, Oregon, Ohi ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Three Arkansas Fans' Creepy Courting Of Jon Gruden

    Pre-techonology, paying tribute use to be so much more difficult to pull off. However, now with an iPhone, a YouTube account, and a cursory knowledge of some editing software, any ol' country bumpkin can tell their college football coach in song that they think he's the next big thing. The mercu ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis of LSU Head Coach Les Miles Fantasizing About Thanksgiving Dinner

    I wasn't around for the invention of Thanksgiving, but I'm fairly certain that, at its forefront, it had a purpose that paid homage to our forefathers who paved the way for us as Americans to have a better life. I think that was the original reason for the holiday. Pretty sure. Somewhere along the ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    College Football Recap: Miami Exposed, Much To Degenerate Gambler Brent Musberger's Chagrin

    Sports fans like to say that "sports" is the best reality television. Perhaps I'm nitpicking at semantics, but when it's at its heart-pounding best, sports are more like a fantastic suspense drama, with storylines and characters in whom we emotionally invest. For me, it's that way, at least. In ju ... 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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    August 15, 2013

    Congrats To The University Of Texas On An 8th Straight National Title In...

    ....merchandise royalties! Indeed, while the on the field product for football has regressed to "decidedly average with hope this season" and the on the court product for basketball has devolved to "just plain bad," one thing the University of Texas does really well -- TWO things, actually -- cash ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Tennessee Fan Tries To Take Horrible SEC Fan Songs To Another Level (w/ Zapruder VIDEO)

    Sometime before the 2014 college football season, the SEC will launch its own television network. With 14 schools, the station probably won't be as challenged for content as its ESPN owned brethren the Longhorn Network, but 24 hours is still a lot of time to fill every single day, even with 14 sourc ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Biggest Loser v 8.0 -- This Ridiculous Arkansas Football Fan

    The internet and technology in 2013 are awesome. I mean, who would have thought a decade ago that we would have the capability of gazing into our very own video camera (on our phones, no less!), busting out an acapella rendition of a homemade ode to our favorite college football team, and then uplo ... 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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    January 2, 2013

    2012: From Woodpile Crash To Western Kentucky, The Year In Bobby Petrino

    It was the morning of April 3 when we first saw the headlines, and it seemed like an innocent enough story at the time -- out for a Sunday, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle and was taken to the hospital to treat some non-life threatening injuries. In a statement iss ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Satan Hates Auburn" Edition

    I was saddened on Thursday to hear of the passing of legendary college football historian and journalist Beano Cook, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 81. Back in the `80's and early `90's, before the television landscape was cluttered with literally dozens of studio shows all blending toge ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- Arkansas Sucks, OSU Cheats(?) : The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    As I type this, I'm sitting in the Reliant Stadium press box after the Texans' 38-14 win over the Titans on Sunday afternoon, and admittedly it's incredibly difficult to focus on writing about college football -- partially because of the four television screens showing the late games and partially b ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Another Crappy Notre Dame Video Edition

    Popcorn lung. Apparently, that's a thing. On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded a Denver man named Wayne Watson $7.2 million from various food companies after they determined that the respiratory problems he developed in 2007 were due to his frequent inhalation of the buttery aroma from microwave po ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Bobby Petrino's Cruel Summer Continues As He Takes A $550K Bath On His Home

    It's been a while since we've discussed former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino. When we last heard from him, he was apologizing to Razorback nation and his family for getting caught having his affair with former Razorback volleyball player, Jessica Dorrell, a dalliance that was revealed a ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Bobby Petrino's Busted Motorcycle Is for Sale!

    Whether it's for a radio station or print/Web publication (both of which are entities from whom I draw a paycheck), it's always good to be the resident expert at something. Ever since Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle into that wood pile on that fateful Sunday afternoon in early April, I've morph ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    John L. Smith Named Bobby Petrino's Successor, Leaves Weber State After Five Months

    The "gust of wind" that blew Bobby Petrino off of his motorcycle swallowed up another victim on Monday. The Weber State football team now joins the University of Arkansas, Petrino's wife, Petrino's kids, Jessica Dorrell, the pride and self-esteem of Dorrell's fiancé Josh Morgan, and a slew of othe ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    #puffpuffgive, #tryedbutfailed: 5 Hashtag Suggestions for College Football

    The Michigan Wolverines may have ushered in the official Twitterized world of college football by painting #goblue in two spots on the Michigan Stadium turf for its spring game. (Yeah, yeah, Mississippi State has done something similar. Thing is, nobody cares about Mississippi State.) Some other ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    6 Awesome Things About Bobby Petrino's Resume

    The Bobby Petrino Saga. It won't go away. And that's good because I can't look away. Last Friday, I posted the links to and a summary of the various documents that were released to the public. (Hat tip to the Freedom of Information Act, the plague on the house of any state employee who has skeleton ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Top 5 Liars in College Football History -- A List Dedicated to Bobby Petrino

    Fired and liars rhyme. Just sayin'. This week, Bobby Petrino, a married father of four, was canned from his gig as head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. As Hair Balls previously rapped about, Petrino was let go for lying about his motorcycle accident, his extramarital affair with a fello ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Bobby Petrino's House Is for Sale (w/ Link to Photo Montage)

    We round out the week with the logical final chapter of what has been the daily saga of ousted Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino -- his house is up for sale. Now, before getting overly dramatic about the home's placement in the MLS listings and thinking that this is something Becky Petrino did ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Awesome Discoveries in Bobby Petrino's Phone Records

    Well, Bobby Petrino has officially been fired as the head football coach at the University of Arkansas. His coaching future is, at best, on life support, his marriage is in shambles and his mistress is supposedly in some sort of "other woman" witness protection program. In your classic story of "mi ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Arkansas Fires Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino (w/ VIDEO)

    Four and a half years after Bobby Petrino essentially "fired" the Atlanta Falcons as his employer by leaving a note for the players and sneaking off to the University of Arkansas in the middle of the night, Razorbacks athletics director Jeff Long notified a hastily assembled media throng last night ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Video from the Spelling-Optional "Save Bobby Petrino!" Rally

    It's now been about five days since the police report was released telling us all what Bobby Petrino was hoping to keep a secret -- that his unfortunate motorcycle accident a couple Sundays ago was not a mere solo act, but instead included a passenger. And not just any passenger, but a tasty, blo ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Bobby Petrino: 5 License Plates He Should Have Been Using

    In case you missed it, universally reviled Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino finds himself in a bit of a flap after a motorcycle accident. He told his bosses he was riding alone, but it turns out his passenger was a young woman he'd hired for some vague job in the football program, and he ackno ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    The Definitive Anthology of Bobby Petrino's Affair with That Hot Volleyball Player

    This past Sunday evening, after a quiet dinner at home, Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino decided to unwind by taking a leisurely ride on his motorcycle. Leisure nearly turned to tragedy as Petrino crashed the motorcycle in a story that, at the time, had a shelf life of about 15 minutes, ma ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The Aggies' SEC 2012 Schedule Is Out, and It's a Killer

    Get ready for some beatdowns​Welcome to the SEC, Aggies!! With every team in the nation's toughest football conference gunning to teach the Ags a lesson, the newly released 2012 schedule shows a rough road for A&M: Alabama and Auburn on the road, for starters. The Ags will also face LSU, mea ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Cougars and Mustangs, Orange and Sugar, BCS Comes Calling

    See pics from ESPN GameDay at UH in our slideshow. Maybe it was the stadium packed to the gills before kickoff. Maybe it was the excitement and energy of Senior Day. Maybe it was ESPN's Lee Corso letting loose with a profanity as he picked the Cougars to defeat SMU. Maybe it was the representati ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    A Very Special BCS Edition of 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    For the first time in the history of my Texans fandom, their bye week left me with a palpable void. Sure, I love having NFL football in this city, even bad football is better than no football, so the bye week always feels a little weird. However, this season's team is a little different. If the Te ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets -- Crushing Las Vegas

    For years, the rule in Las Vegas (because that's the only place you can wager, online wagering does not exist...cough, cough) has been that squares (wagering parlance for "Joe Q. Betting Public") bet favorites and overs a vast majority of the time. And for years, a majority of the time, the underdo ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    It's an SEC kinda week​Time for another round of college and NFL friendly wagers. Are my selection techniques the most textbook, orthodox methods in the world? No. I mean, if I hosted a handicapping show and gave out six games and chose those games because they gave me convenient fodder to ta ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Steve Spurrier Ostracizes a Reporter (w/ 5 Great Press Conference Rant Videos)

    Steve Spurrier​I'm always amazed at how most college football coaches are able to compartmentalize the criticism they get from the media when they sit down with media members in person. I mean, no one likes to be told about the things they suck at, much less be reminded of it and criticized fo ... 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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    September 30, 2011

    Football! Weekend's Best Bets (No, Really!)

    I realized something in the last 48 hours. I am a big fan of the Boston Red Sox, which means by sports fan definition, I should be on suicide watch right now. I mean, "my team" just pulled off the biggest September choke in MLB history with a soul-crushing ninth inning loss. The thing is, I'm not e ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    Odd sare Brian Kelly won't look like this Satruday night​As I get ready to drop some more decidedly mediocre wagering knowledge on all of you this weekend, I have one quick thought to share with you on the opening weekend of the NFL season: This time last season, these were your starting quar ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    NFL Teams Don't Care That Cam Newton Can't Name A Play

    Only one of these guys still has a decent job​Go to Google and put in "2011 NFL mock drafts." I did that this afternoon, and I couldn't find one current edition of a reputable mock draft that didn't have Auburn quarterback Cam Newton as the number one overall pick to the Carolina Panthers. T ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets

    Does not look like fun​Before I get into the Best Bets for this weekend, a public service announcement for those of you traveling to Singapore any time soon. They still cane people there. Just ask former Florida State tight end Kamari Charlton. He is over in Singapore as you read this helping ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Your New Year's Weekend Sports-Viewing Guide

    ​So you stayed up a bit late last night doing the whole celebrating the New Year thing. Now your head's aching, the room's spinning, and you just want to flop on the couch and watch some sports. But you don't want to have to think about what sports to watch. That's where I come in. Here's a little ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Coogs' Shot At A C-USA Title On The Line In Front Of A National Audience, Hostile Crowd

    Photo courtesy UH​Tomorrow is the day the Cougars have pointed toward since they won the Armed Forces Bowl back on New Year's Eve 2008. Tomorrow is the Conference USA Title Game, and all this season, the Cougar coaches and players have talked of playing in this game and winning the conference.And ... More >>

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