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Michigan Wolverines (Football)

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    July 4, 2014

    Fifteen Best #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Tweets

    A big part of the satisfaction we get from watching sports is about witnessing greatness, experiencing that jump to a higher place when we know we are watching something special. Tim Howard gave that to all of us here in America on Tuesday afternoon. In a 2-1 losing effort against Belgium, an effo ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Special Olympics and Jolly Jesters: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    I'm back! Did you miss me? Don't run from your feelings! This is the place to come if you want to find out what the flip there is to do/watch when it comes to sports in the fine city of Houston, Texas. And for those of you Yankees who might visit this here website for info, don't be surprised when t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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 18, 2013

    College Football Recap: The Reverse Jinx And The Return Of Coach O

    The dirty little secret about college football in 2013 is that it hasn't been all that great a season. Yeah, it's college football, and even ho hum college football is still better than 80 percent of what sports has to offer. And yeah, we have the usual tasty controversy brewing with four undefeat ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    BCS Roundup: Missouri Learns The "Kicker Lesson" The Hard Way

    How fragile is a college football season? Well, let's ask the University of Missouri. Heading into Saturday night's home game against the 21st ranked South Carolina Gamecocks, the fifth-ranked Tigers were one of three teams that theoretically controlled their own destiny in getting to the BCS Nat ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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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    July 23, 2013

    College Football Is About To Get Wussified (w/ Clowney Helmet Hit VIDEO)

    It would take some major changes to the rules, even more major than some of the changes we've already seen, for me to stop loving football, and if television ratings, revenue, jersey sales, and social media are any indication, America feels the same way. That said, while most advancements the game ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Gambling! Lines on First 10 Big Games of College Football Season Released

    It's early June, which means over the next two months, we are about to have a barrage of Navin Johnson "The new phonebooks are here!!" moments. For non-movie watchers and those under the age of 35, that clip from The Jerk is my metaphor for an oddly over-the-top amount of exuberance for the revelat ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    March Madness Elite 8: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    And then there were four! (I know, on the list of lame, cliched, bloggy catchphrases "And then there was (however many are left)" is right behind "Houston, we have a problem." but I'm still a little rattled from falling for the Dream Shake's April Fool's Day prank. I'm running simple plays here, n ... 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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    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 >>

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    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    20 Fun Facts About College Football's Final Regular Season Coach's Poll

    College football's methodology for selecting its championship game participants (and its marquee four bowls outside of the title game, for that matter), the BCS, is cloaked in numerous flaws that when all is said and done, more often than not give us a title game shrouded in controversy over who act ... 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 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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    September 5, 2012

    Allen Pinkett Suspended 3 Games For Having The Backs Of Dudes Suspended For 1 Game

    "I've always felt like to have a successful team you've got to have a few bad citizens on the team." Allen Pinkett, in an interview last week with 670-WSCR in Chicago Last week, on the way to the airport to hop a flight over to Dublin, Ireland, so that he could handle his weekly color analyst dutie ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    College Football Week 1: 4 Winners, 4 Losers Among Coaches, Heisman Candidates, QBs

    Thursday night college football is fun. The Friday night ESPN game, at least under the magical watch of Joe Tessitore, has become somewhat sneaky over the years. But the college football season truly begins on that first Saturday. So when I fired up the television Saturday morning, then and only th ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    The Six Worst One-Game Uniforms You'll See In The 2012 College Football Season

    Look good, feel good, play good? Not in these cases. This list doesn't include full-time offenders like Houston, who substituted a perfectly slick design for a blob. Instead, these universities -- some with long traditions -- will subject us to a fashion upchuck on select game days.

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    July 30, 2012

    5 Most Overrated Players in College Football

    College football's media days are done, the preseason picks for top teams and players in. "And why did you pick him?" we sit here scratching our heads. A majority of these guys on this list made either Athlon Sports's first, second or third All-American teams. Please try again if you guessed M ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Brian Downing: Alleged Alabama Teabagger Pleads Not Guilty (w/ VIDEO)

    On the evening of January 9, 2012, the Alabama Crimson Tide beat the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game. They beat them like a drum to the tune of 21-0. The game was so lopsided that LSU amassed a grand total of 92 yards in total offense, five first downs and didn't cross midfield unti ... 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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    December 30, 2011

    Cougars and Lions and Cats and Aggies: Oh My, It's Time for a Little Bowl Action

    There's probably nobody happier to see this college football season come to an end than the players for the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3), unless, of course, it's the players for the Texas A&M Aggies (6-6). Then again, with the way their hopes and dreams came crashing down to the ground at the sta ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    6 College Football Coaching Changes: From Shadiest to Slimiest

    UH's departed skipper makes the cut​From status-seeking coaches to wheeling-and-dealing athletic directors, the post-season shake-up of college football head coaches has been a bit curious. The top (lowest?) six moves are ranked here on a scale of shady to slimy ("mildly shady" being a 1 whi ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Who Needs Tim Tebow When You Have T.J. Yates (Or Just About Any Other NFL Quarterback)?

    The only proper usage of Tebowing.​Vince Young was not who Jeff Fisher wanted to draft in 2006. His choice for the future quarterback of the Tennessee Titans was Jay Cutler. Bud Adams wanted Young, so Young became a Titan. Young was the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year as the Titans we ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Coogs Versus Southern Miss for All the Marbles

    One more win and the Coogs are BCS-bound.​The distractions are there for the 12-0 Houston Cougars, the number six team in the BCS standings. Distractions like which BCS bowl game they're playing. Distractions like which team they're playing in that BCS bowl -- current projections being Michi ... More >>

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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 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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    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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    November 7, 2011

    Owls Defeat The Miners While The Cougars Remain Perfect

    ​If the Rice Owls only played football in November at home and against non-BCS conference schools, they'd be an unstoppable force. Like on Saturday when they played their most complete of the season in defeating UTEP 41-37. Unfortunately for the Owls (3-6, 2-4 in conference), they also have ... 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 26, 2011

    Texans-Saints, Etc. -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Big winner: James Casey​The easy fall back after Sunday's 40-33 to the New Orleans Saints is to say "Same ol' Texans," and in a way, I understand. Red zone issues, fourth quarter brain farts (23 points allowed), the untimely turnover, same ol' Texans. But I choose to look at the glass half f ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Football! The Weekend's Best Bets (w/ Token Palin & Brown Hand Guy Videos)

    Still dreaming of Glen?​In the quest to have my posts appear in the list of most viewed, certain weekly topics that I do have a ceiling. For example, this Friday post during football season where I give my best bets likely only appeals to a certain degenerate segment of society (despite how am ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Houston Doing Its Part To Destroy West Virginia Football

    Dana Holgorsen: Part of a one-two Houston punch​The once-high-flying football program at West Virginia University seems to be imploding these days, and Houston is doing more than its fair share to move along the process. Two of the three main protagonists: a) newish athletic director Oliver L ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    For The Final Four: 9 Musicians Who Love College Sports

    ​After weeks of anticipation and preemptory hand-wringing over where we're going to park on Washington Ave. this weekend, the Final Four is Finally here. As with any other time a marquee sporting event comes to Houston, you can count on some familiar themes in media coverage: Where to party, w ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Ticket City, New Era Pinstripe? What Happened To The Real Bowl Games?

    What kind of name is New Era Pinstripe Bowl?​It's possible that I'm getting old and becoming one of those grumpy old dudes who think that everything was better during his day. That caveat out of the way, I've got to ask: am I the only one around here who remembers when the New Year's Day bow ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Texans-Cowboys Debacle 2010 -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    The Texans bombed big-time​In retrospect, we probably should have seen this coming. For all the talk about this being a different Texans team, about the Cowboys coming in as a wounded animal, about Wade Phillips being thrilled about the noon kickoff so he wouldn't miss the early bird special, has ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Why ND Will Win The BCS Title And UT Won't 2010 -- Part 2

    Watch out, Wyoming!! UT is comin' at ya!!​Our second annual weekly explanation of why Notre Dame will win the BCS title this year and the University of Texas won't got off to a predictable start this weekend: The Irish manhandled a savage opponent while the Longhorns struggled mightily to eke out ... 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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    August 19, 2010

    Sam McGuffie, Ready To Fly At Rice

    Sam McGuffie was a HS YouTube sensation​Sam McGuffie wasn't very comfortable while playing football at Michigan. He suffered several concussions. He was a bit of a loner. He missed his family. He was a long way from home. All of this was written in various stories after the 2008 college football s ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Game Time: Longhorns & Notre Dame -- The Last Two Independents

    Irish & Longhorns, together again​"in·de·pen·dent (nd-pndnt) - adj. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant"For 123 years, the adjective "independent" has been as intertwined with Notre Dame football as the word "Catholic" has been to describe the u ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Kevin Sumlin Didn't Leave (This Time), But Unlike His Players, He Could

    ​There was much panic among the Houston Cougar faithful when head coach Kevin Sumlin's name was mentioned in regards to the open University of Cincinnati coaching job. And that same panic was seen as well at Stanford when coach Jim Harbaugh's name was mentioned in connection with the Kansas job. & ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Game Time: Previewing College Football Awards Night

    ​Last night, the Rotary Lombardi Award for the top lineman in college football was given to Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. To anyone who watched him play this year, or even just watched him rag-doll and chokeslam the Texas offensive line in the Big XII championship game, Suh's winning th ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    The Big 12: We Want Mediocre Bowl Games, Dammit

    ​Apparently the Big 12 is so bad when it comes to football that the league's commissioner is begging the NCAA to declare that any team that wins six games is automatically invited to a bowl game.As if most of the bowl games weren't bad enough to begin with, just think of how bad they will be when ... 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 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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    September 15, 2009

    Five Reasons Notre Dame Will Win The BCS This Year And Texas Won't: Part 2

    ​I admit, there will be Tuesday mornings when it will be difficult to write this item each week. Luckily, today isn't one of them.In Week Two of the college-football season, Notre Dame continued effortlessly along its well-planned path to the BCS title, while UT stumbled badly.It remains to be see ... 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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