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Brigham Young University

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    The Big Ten Is Terrible, So Maybe The Longhorns Would Fit Right In

    Back in 2010, when the wheels of realignment began to slowly grind college football's conference structure into the made-for-TV, geography-agnostic menu of fabricated rivalries, rumors abounded that the University of Texas would get the ball rolling by joining forces with the Big Ten. Largely a Mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Houston Cougars Devour Grambling State Tigers

    Another week, another football game for the Houston Cougars. But instead of upstart UTSA, the Cougars faced downtrodden Grambling State, a former small college powerhouse struggling to stay afloat. The Cougars scored on the game's first offensive series and didn't look back. The Cougars were up 10-0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Gambling! This Weekend's Best NFL and College Football Bets

    I love football, but I hate football. As you may have seen earlier this week, I gave out the Seahawks as one of my top season win total plays for 2014, taking the UNDER on 11 wins. I also, on my radio show, picked the Packers as the winners in the NFC North and an OVER for their win total. So natu ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Five Unfortunate Professional Athlete Names

    LJ hoes came back with #0. You can't make this up. pic.twitter.com/R1RVmQ8APf— George Spring(her) (@thegeorgeyoung) June 27, 2014 L.J. Hoes is back with the Astros after being called up from AAA Oklahoma City, and this time he has a fun new jersey number. We wrote last week about how the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis: WAC Post-Game Fight

    There's a scene in the Tom Cruise movie Far and Away (Yes, I know, I know...on the list of Cruise movies, this one is a tad obscure. It's like talking about the 2009 NBA Draft and bringing up Eric Maynor instead of James Harden or Blake Griffin.) when the home of the wealthy Irish landlord is burnt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Happy Happy Students in Aggieland: No. 1 According to The Daily Beast

    The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website connected to Newsweek magazine, has declared that Texas A&M students are the happiest students of all the colleges in the entire United States. In awarding the No. 1 spot to A&M, Daily Beast editors used student retention information and student ratings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    UH Loses Battle of Cougars to BYU

    The Houston Cougars (5-1) scored points in every way imaginable on Saturday afternoon. There was a kick return, and an interception return. The defense collected a safety. The quarterbacks tossed four TD passes. There was even a field goal. But in the end, after a marathon of a game that lasted over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Houston Texans' Futility Against The Spread (Also, Best Bets)

    We all know the Texans' numbers by now, I laid them out for you in all the startling detail earlier this week. 4-8 over their last 12 games, four losses in a row, one second half touchdown in their last four games, pick sixes galore. But of all the Texans' egregious transgressions, there is one tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Cougars Devour Tigers To Stay Undefeated

    They played a football game at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday morning. But for most of the UH-Memphis game, there was confusion as to whether it was American football being played, or soccer. Houston was up 18-15 after the third quarter, and all 15 of Memphis' points had come off of field goals. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Yes, It's Early, But Seriously, UH and Rice Could Go Bowling

    This college football season is still early, but early though it might be, it's becoming increasingly evident that both the Rice Owls and Houston Cougars are going bowling. Each team still has some obstacles to overcome, but both teams are fast approaching the needed number of wins for bowl qualific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    The Worst College Football Weekend Lives Down To The Hype

    For me, college football is one of those things in life that gets the "pizza pass." You know, the old saying that "even bad pizza is still pretty good." Well, that's college football. Even a bad weekend of college football is still pretty good, because, hell, it's college football! Well, this past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Rice Seeks To De-Hawk The Jayhawks

    The Rice Owls played valiantly in losing to the Texas Aggies. But losing valiantly just doesn't cut it. Not anymore. The coaches want to win games. The players want to win games. What few fans there are want games won. And the brand new, just named Athletic Director wants the football team to play a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: God Bless The NFL, Week 2

    It's all about perspective. You can look at my performance last week in this space one of two ways (and depending on whether or not you decided to follow my picks, I bet I can determine exactly which way you choose to view it): "Sean, you went 2-4 on your picks, including losing all three of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    College Football Week 1 Best Bets: Gambling Season Begins

    Back in my married days, my then wife was from Louisiana (she still is from Louisiana, actually, and still alive, we are just not married anymore) and around late October or early November is when duck hunting season would begin. At least, I think it was around that time, I just remember being cold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The School That Holds The Record For First-Day License-Plate Sales In Texas Is...Ole Miss?

    MyPlates.com, the private company that offers Texans vanity plates of all types, sells a lot of school plates. Plates for th eUniversity of South Carolina just went on sale (and no, you can't get COCKLUVR even if you're a rabid Gamecock fan). They've been doing it for a while now, and have compile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Presented (Almost) Without Comment: Brigham Young University and Blackface

    How do students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah celebrate Black History Month? Well, mostly they don't. Obviously. There are roughly 176 African-American students out of the 30,000 kids at Mitt Romney's alma mater. (Surprisingly, one of those black students actually made it into the video ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    College Football Week 1 Recap: 10 Things

    Coming up roses, again​College football is back, and probably for the first time I can remember, the feeling that the return of football brought with it more than anything else was relief. Finally, we can stop obsessing over agents, runners, tattoos, memorabilia, and Nevin Shapiro. The games ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Top 5 Best C-USA Football Games of 2011 (With Predictions)

    Case Keenum's comeback attempt starts September 3. ​Last week, Hair Balls broke down some of the best (as well as the worst) games of the 2011 football season involving Big 12 teams. Now, Conference USA, which just wrapped up its media days in Memphis, gets a similar treatment. Houston, tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    All of Rice on Probation for Alcohol Abuse

    Partying too hard, Owls​All resident halls at Rice have been put on probation immediately because of alcohol abuse, pretty stern stuff for a campus that is normally somewhat laissez-faire about drinking. We wrote last year about how Four Loko madness had increased the number of alcohol-relate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Game Time: New Pac-10 ALREADY Making Southwest Conference Look Like The Ivy League (...and revised PRS rankings!)

    Welcome to the Big Ten!​The winds of change yesterday went from cool breeze to Hurricane Tom (as in Osborne, as in "adios", as in "How's that taste, Kansas?"), with Nebraska apparently accepting an invitation from the Big Ten to become its twelfth member.It remains to be seen if Nebraska is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Game Time: College Football: The New Pendergast Realignment Strength-O-Meter!

    Yo, Nebraska​In the third season of The Sopranos, just after Tony's nephew Christopher becomes a "made guy," there's a scene where shortly after getting his stripes officially, Chrissy is in the pizza parlor wearing a brand new $1,000 suit with one of a handful of Soprano family lackeys in tow. A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    The 19th Wife

    Web exclusive!

  • News

    October 30, 2008

    A Mainstream Mormon's Test of Faith

    Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    David Ebershoff

    The author of The 19th Wife reads from his best-selling book

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    September 8, 2008
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    September 3, 2008

    The 19th Wife -- A Book Review

    Whenever I see a link to a story about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- and there have been a lot lately, of course -- I can’t help but click on it. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Polygamy holds an undeniable fascination, and the mystery surrounding the FLD ... More >>

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    May 3, 2008
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Dragon Slayer

    A new Republican challenger steps forth to take on Tom DeLay

  • Film

    July 15, 2004

    Sa-Weet!

    Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy

  • Culture

    May 8, 2003

    When He Was Cruel

    Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage

  • Film

    August 27, 1998

    Love Conflicts -- Nailing Neil

    Your Friends' writer/director takes a wicked route through relationships

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