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Fiesta Bowl

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    UCF's Knights Slay The Cougars, Send UH To A Losing Record

    American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco spoke to the press before last night's Houston versus UCF game. He boasted about UH's new stadium, and the growth of the second-year conference. He noted the multiple NCAA titles gained by the conference last season, and bragged about UCF's Fiest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    UH Football Coach Levine Signs Five-Year Contract Extension

    This season the University of Houston will open a new football stadium and the Cougars' head coach will have a new contract to go with it. It was announced this week that Tony Levine, 41, will enter his third season as head football coach after he signed a five-year contract extension. UH finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Bowl Season Shenanigans: Boise State Quarterback Sent Home For Allegedly Peeing Off A Balcony

    To this day, it still might be the most famous finish to a game of the BCS Era. A decided underdog in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, upstart Boise State built up a huge lead over Big 12 champion Oklahoma before the Sooners came storming back to take a late lead, only to have the Broncos tie the game up than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Ranking The Top 10 Bowl Games From A Fat Person's Perspective

    One very underrated calendar quirk this year is the fact that Christmas and New Year's both fall on a Wednesday. Anyone with a regular, Monday to Friday, nine to five job knows what I am talking about. A Wednesday standalone holiday is basically a reason to say "Ah, eff this...I'm just gonna take t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    College Football National Signing Day: Ole Miss Signs This Year's Annual "WTF" Class

    Go back and look at the historical data in the Rivals.com recruiting database, and the top ten classes each season generally include the same cast of university characters -- some permutation of USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, with a generous smattering of Michigan, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Penn State's Bill O'Brien Wins Bear Bryant Award

    "I feel like I'm a mentally tough guy right now. I feel like I'm the right guy." -- Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien on the day he was hired, 1/8/2013 Selecting the recipient of the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award for the best head coach of a given college football season has generally been a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    College Football: Bear Bryant Award Finalists Revealed (Aggies Will Be Happy)

    If you're a prominent, successful college football player or coach, it is usually necessary to block out the second week of December. This is when most of the college football awards are handed out, the week after the regular season ends. For many, it's an exhausting, circuitous journey across the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Taking The Escalator" Edition (Also, Praise For UConn's Jim Calhoun)

    Sitting and watching Jim Calhoun's retirement press conference as I type this post, and I got to thinking....it's nice to build something. In 1986, Jim Calhoun inherited a UConn men's basketball program that was 12-16 the year before and to that point had won just four NCAA tournament games in its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, College Bowl Special: UH, UCLA & An Aggies Loss

    Hopefully will not include "NAPA Know-How" ads.​In the second part of my ongoing series "Sean phones it in on the Hair Balls blog during his vacation week," here are six picks I really like for the upcoming week of huge (and not so huge) bowl games. Have I mentioned that I'm 56-38-1 this year ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Bowling for Chumps

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

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Are the Cougars Really BCS-Bowl Bound? If They Don't Mess Up, Yes

    As of now, the Coogs are BCS-bowling.​I spent most of Saturday afternoon working on a post explaining the possible ways the Cougars could still make a BCS bowl even with Boise State going undefeated and taking the one guaranteed BCS bowl spot that the non-automatic qualifying conferences get. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    My Favorite 12 Nuggets from the Sports Illustrated Piece That Exposes Jim Tressel

    Jim Tressel, tattoo victim​By now, you probably know the story at Ohio State. It's the age-old story of "football players befriend drug trafficking tattoo parlor owner, players swap memorabilia for tattoos (and quite possibly drugs), head coach finds out about scam via e-mail and does nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Fiesta Bowl Gets Slapped on the Wrist

    One possible solution​For illegal chicanery including, but not limited to, allowing its former CEO John Junker to reimburse political campaign contributions from the bowl revenues and permitting Junker to run up extravagant, frivolous, non-bowl-related expenses on the bowl's dime, the Fiesta B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Royal Wedding: The Drinking Game

    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.​OMG IT'S TONIGHT!!!!!!!!! Well, technically it's tomorrow morning, but if you're one of the hard-core Royal Wedding watchers, you'll be up and partying when the action begins in the wee hours of Friday. Anglophile bars in town are hosting watch partie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Ron Franklin, Luv Ya Blue Voice, Fired from ESPN

    Ron Franklin: Voice of the Oilers in the `70s​Ron Franklin, the play-by-play voice of the Luv Ya Blue-era Houston Oilers, was fired today by ESPN, according to media reports. Why? Because he apparently has a workplace worldview developed closely on the tenets of Mad Men. Franklin, who was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Game Time: Five Biggest College Football Title Game Implosions

    It's almost here. After wading through the sludge of bowl season, with just one more "go get me some popcorn" match left tonight between Troy and Central Michigan (Admit it, ninety percent of you reading this have no idea what state "Troy" is in), finally tomorrow Alabama and Texas will meet for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 Fiesta Bowl....Thanks For Coming, TCU

    ​The winner and NEEEWWWW Intercontinental Champion...the Boise StateBRONCOS!!!-- me on Twitter last night after the Fiesta BowlFor those of you who don't get the analogy, I'll give you the back story. In professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (known better by the acronym WWE) has th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    This Week In TV: The Return of 24 and American Idol, Fox's Advertising Revenue

    It's the middle of winter, we're about to get new shows, and this is the year I make contact. This was the week in TV Land. • So, New Year's happened. This was my first year not to ring it in with a regular party of friends who get dangerously drunk and watch the ball drop on Telemundo. But my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Game Time: Review Of ESPN's 30 For 30: The U

    Whenever people ask me what the best sporting event is that I've ever been to, the answer is always an easy one: October 15, 1988...Notre Dame 31, Miami 30. It had all the critical elements of a personal "best sporting event ever" --- Heated rivalry? Check. Brawl before the game in the tunnel? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    College Bowl Preview: Picks By A Real Expert, The Finale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Bowling for UT, TCU, UH and Rice

    I'm sure the Longhorns and their fans are still pissed they didn't win the Big 12 and aren't playing for the national title. But screw Longhorns fans. I think I can speak for many college football fans who are pissed the Horns are playing in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. Ohio effing State. ... More >>

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