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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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    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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    November 1, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Fire Pelini (No Not That One, THAT ONE) Edition

    One of the very underrated advancements in wagering over the last few years is that we now have the ability to bet on several sports-related propositions off the field of play. For example, in the corner of the internet that I frequent for my odds and occasional risk of a sawbuck or two, you can be ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Johnny Manziel 's Judgment Day: All Roads Lead To Wrestlemania (I mean, the Alabama Game)

    After nearly ten months of talk, the rematch is finally here. Alabama. Texas A&M. College Station. Saturday. And while, in the grand scheme of things, we still know relatively little about either team , one thing has been immutably hammered home, starting with my column from the Monday after the Ri ... 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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    January 25, 2013

    A.J. McCarron's Hot Girlfriend Will Be Bikini Clad On A Reality Diving Show

    The clock is ticking on Katherine Webb's 15 minutes of fame, and to say that she is striking while the iron is hot would be putting it mildly. If you are asking "Who in the blue hell is Katherine Webb?" then you don't read headlines of my stories very closely let's go back to Monday night, January ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    College Football BCS Race: And Then There Were Six

    As a Notre Dame alum and reinvigorated Notre Dame football fan, this November feels awfully strange. For the first time since I got into radio in 2007, the Irish matter in November. For the first time since 1993, the Irish are 9-0. It's been a long, slow trip back to late season relevance, to be sur ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets And The World's Weirdest Lawsuit Victory

    For this week's random person with newfound wealth via frivolous lawsuit or dumb luck, we go to northern China and a fellow by the name of Jian Feng. Until recently, Feng was married to the love of his life, an unnamed (in the article, at least) beauty who had also recently given birth to their daug ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Bowling for Chumps

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

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    December 5, 2011

    Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over, the Coogs' BCS Dreams Are No More

    Dandy Don was singing in the third quarter.​It's easy to blame the dual distractions of the BCS and Kevin Sumlin's future when trying to explain the Houston Cougars' (12-1) 49-28 loss to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (11-2) in the C-USA Title Game on Saturday. It's easy, but it's wrong. It ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Football! A&M-UT, LSU: This Weekend's Best Bets

    So yeah, about that "Bully Theory" from last week. Um, well, um....sorry? In case you missed it, I shared a theory of mine last week, and without rehashing the details it all led up to me telling all of you to take Wisconsin, Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Stanford laying the points. The theory had a ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    UH Strives for Perfection as Rice Struggles to Stay Close

    ​The Houston Cougars SID office sent the media an e-mail on Wednesday morning. An e-mail warning that Houston athletes are prohibited by NCAA rules from promoting outside media events and individual media outlets, including specific shows and stations. And this is the first time since I've b ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    The Intergalactic Planetary Super Football Conference

    ​It's got no name, this football-only alliance of Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference. It's supposedly been in the planning stages for over a year, but nobody involved has a clue to any actual details of how the thing's going to work. And once the Big East finishes acting -- mayb ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    C-USA Considers Merger With Mountain West in Search of BCS Bid

    Could the blue turf of Boise State and other MWC schools align themselves with Rice, UH and C-USA?​In what seems both inspired and crazy, Conference USA, which includes University of Houston and Rice, is considering a football-only merger with the Mountain West Conference that would create a m ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Owls Go for the Drama and Come Out with the Win

    Rice Owls deliver the perfect birthday gift.​So close yet so far away. Nobody beats Rice but Rice. There they go again. Playing not to lose instead of playing to win. Just a few of the thoughts going through the head of Rice Owls fans as the Purdue Boilermakers sent the kicking team out fo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    ESPN Headlines -- Sex, Lies, And Shrunken Testicles

    It's a bad news day when you're hoping for stories on barry Bonds' shrunken balls​"I see trees of green ... red roses too I see em bloom ... for me and you And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world." -- Louis Armstrong Clearly, Louis Armstrong would have never made it as a sports fan ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Big 12 Title Game -- Loser Leaves Town

    The Big 12 says goodbye to corn hats​It's probably appropriate that the most recognizable non-player/non-coach on the sidelines at the Big 12 Championship Game Saturday night was WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross because the final Oklahoma-Nebraska matchup (at least for the foreseeable futur ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... 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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    September 17, 2010

    College Football & NFL -- This Weekend's Best Bets

    Reggie Bush has always been a cheater​I'll get to the Best Bets of the weekend in a second, I promise, but first some venting.Reggie Bush is rapidly moving up my most hated list.Not because he chose to attend Southern Cal instead of Notre Dame. Not because the defining play of Notre Dame's decade ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Why Notre Dame Will Win The BCS And UT Won't, 2010 Edition: Part 3

    Montana: He's back!! Kinda​Time for another of our weekly efforts at explaining to you benighted Longhorn fans why UT won't win the BCS this year, but Notre Dame will.It's going to be difficult to limit the discussion to just the traditional five reasons, but ND fans are all about tradition. So le ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Game Time: College Football Week 1 -- Ain't No Party Like a Boise Party

    Boise State is ready to rumble​Last night, as Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore gathered the Bronco offense in the huddle to concoct one final haymaker in their prize fight with Virginia Tech, guaranteeing we were going to see some sort of fantastic finish -- either a game-winning touchdown or ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Coogs Ready To Hit Someone Besides Each Other

    Case Keenum, media darling, is ready to hit the field​There has been talk this off-season of the Houston Cougars being a BCS-buster, putting them in some of the same conversations as Boise State and TCU.With those kind of discussions, one would think that the Cougars would have to worry about gett ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Big 12 Conference Madness: The Winners & Losers

    "UT's Bitch" is such a nice conference name​So Texas has decided to stay put, and the Big 12, oops, Big 10, lives another day.Good for it, I guess.Let's just say that it's been an interesting couple of weeks that, despite what others think, is far from over. But let's take a look at the Winners ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Long Live The BCS

    ​By the slimmest of margins, America was spared the unthinkable horror of seeing a (*shudder*) mid-major team contend for a national championship last Saturday. And if you don't think there were some urgent calls made from the executive office of the BCS to the replay booth in Jerry's World (Cowbo ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Game Time: Weekend Review

    ​I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that you were all able to enjoy the nice weather by moving your television and recliner into your driveway to watch football on TV.  I'd like to start off by welcoming the Texans to this new thing for them called "November".  Boys, I know in ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Why Notre Dame Will Win The BCS And Texas Won't: Part 7

    ​We're a little late getting up this week's analysis of why Notre Dame is destined to win the BCS, but that's only because we have such a cornucopia of reasons to choose from we found it difficult to limit it to our standard five.But five it shall be. We are, after all, traditionalists.So why shou ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Coogs Doing Their Part; The Fans Better Do Theirs

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars came out in front of a nearly non-existent Superdome crowd on Saturday and got business done, defeating Tulane 44-16.Of course, it wasn't easy. At least for a half, as the Cougars battled a slow start and poor kicking to lead at only 9-6 after the first ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Fightin' Joe Barton, Taking On The BCS System

    ​Texas congressman Joe Barton has decided that there's something else besides Barack Obama's mere existence that sends him into a frothing, seething fit of anger.It's college football's bowl system.We've gotten an announcement from something called Playoff PAC, a political action committee created ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Listen Up, People: The Top Ten Coaches In Houston History

    ​The Chron's Jerome Solomon has another of those endless lists we writers like to do, this one asking for input on the top 10 coaches in Houston college and pro sports history. And he helpfully provides us with some candidates for the list. So I thought I would help out and provide what I consider ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Longhorns Sue For BCS Title; Coach Brown: "We're Texas, Damn It"

    Austin -- Following last night's Florida Gators victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Title Game, the Texas Longhorns football team held a press conference outside of the main entrance to Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. Head Coach Mack Brown, reading from a prepared statement, st ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Longhorns Sue For BCS Title; Coach Brown: "We're Texas, Damn It"

    Austin -- Following last night's Florida Gators victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Title Game, the Texas Longhorns football team held a press conference outside of the main entrance to Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. Head Coach Mack Brown, reading from a prepared statement, sta ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Longhorns Can't Brag About Buckeye Victory

    I want to thank The Ohio State Buckeyes. Sure, they lost to the Texas Longhorns, but because the Longhorns needed a bad spot by the referees to help get the victory, I'm pretty damn sure that the country has been saved from listening to Longhorn fans bitch about not playing for the BCS Title. Beca ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    BCS Bill in Congress? About Time Our Politicos Got to the Important Stuff

    The nation is in peril. There's still the threat of terrorism. The military is mired in two wars. The economy is falling apart. Rich banking execs are getting bonuses for their failing businesses -- bonuses being paid by taxpayer money -- and the auto industry is on the verge of collapse. But if ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Get Your Shrine On

    For the second consecutive year the Shriners are bringing their postseason college football all-star game to the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium. The 84th edition of the East-West Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, January 17, 2009, with the kick-off set for 3:00 and the game to be t ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    What the Hell. Go Texas Tech!

    I hate the BCS. I hate the bowl games. I want there to be playoffs in major college football. I write this because, normally, I would be pulling for Oklahoma to defeat Texas Tech this weekend for the purpose of screwing up the BCS. But I can’t do that this time out. I just can’t. And I can ... More >>

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  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Throw Them Horns Up

    UT's national championship and the rise of Texas rap coincidence or symbiosis?

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    A Bowl By Any Other Name

    Get ready for the epic clash of the Ev1.net gridiron powers

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