College Football Playoff: It’s Complicated

College football will get a four-team playoff. What it’ll look like is anyone’s guess.

The Man Who Broke Alabama’s Championship Trophy

You’ve likely heard that Alabama’s 2011 football championship trophy was accidentally smashed last weekend by the father of one of the players. Now, as Paul Harvey would have said, for the rest of the story.

The Stock Market And Elections: A Study In Correlation v. Causation

Can Wall Street predict the outcome of Presidential elections? Not really.

Pundits Making The GOP Race Seem Closer Than It Is

If you listen to the punditocracy, you’d think that there’s actually a doubt as to who the GOP nominee will be.

Joe Paterno Dead At 85, Family Confirms

After a depressing and sad end to a storied career, Penn State’s legendary JoePa has passed away.

College Football Coaches Salaries Soar As College Budgets Fall

College football coaching salaries jumped 35 percent last year and 55 percent in the last six.

Alabama Wins 14th National Championship; Playoff Needed

There’s no perfect system for choosing a champion but we can do better than this.

A Glance Into The Crystal Ball For 2012

So, what’s next?

Mark Richt Broke NCAA Rules By Being Decent

Mark Richt, head football coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, inadvertantly broke NCAA rules by paying coaches and other employees extra money out of his own pocket.

The GOP’s Bizarre Iowa Debate/Forum/Church Revival Meeting

Did you know there was another GOP debate last night? Well, you didn’t miss much.

Roll Tide/War Eagle

Joe Paterno Out in Wake of Child Rape Coverup

Penn State is cleaning house, including the legendary Joe Paterno.

The Moral Irresponsibility Of Joe Paterno

If true, Joe Paterno’s actions in response to charges of child abuse by a coach are indefensible.

Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Jerry Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team, is being charged with eight counts of child sex abuse.

American Government for Sale?

Is money the only thing that matters in post-Citizens United American politics?

Former Dallas Cowboys flanker and author Peter Gent poses with copies of his bestseller, "North Dallas Forty," in New York. (Associated Press / August 26, 1974) Former Dallas Cowboys flanker and author Peter Gent poses with copies of his bestseller, "North Dallas Forty," in New York. (Associated Press / August 26, 1974)

Peter Gent, ‘North Dallas Forty’ Author, Dead at 69

Pete Gent, the former Dallas Cowboy and Michigan State player best known as the author of “North Dallas Forty,” has died at 69 from pulmonary illness.

Is Accuracy Racist?

Is quoting President Obama without fixing his grammar “racist”? Some say it is.

Maryland Football Uniforms Ugly, Attract Needed Attention

The Maryland Terrapins upset the Miami Hurricanes 32-24 last night in college football’s opening weekend. But all anyone is talking about is the ugly uniforms.

Who Wins If There’s No Debt Deal?

The idea that the GOP can block a debt ceiling vote and benefit politically is, quite simply, absurd.

Casey Anthony and Other Things I Don’t Care About

I have been only peripherally aware of the trial–and then only in the way that I’m aware of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and reality TV.

Jim Tressel Out at Ohio State

Jim Tressel has resigned as head coach of the Ohio State football team.

Texas Cheerleader Who Refused to Cheer Rapist Loses in Court

A Texas high school student who was kicked off her high school’s cheerleading squad after refusing to cheer for her rapist had her lawsuit dismissed as frivolous and was ordered to pay $45,000 in legal fees.

Auburn Trees Killed by Crazed Alabama Fan

The Toomer’s Corner trees were poisoned by a rabid Alabama fan.

Sports Illustrated Ends Print-Only Subscriptions

Sports Illustrated is trying to force subscribers to pay for a bundle of web and print services. Bad idea.

Should Bad Acts Survive Into Death?

A suit against a newspaper for not removing an old story about a college football player was tossed.

BCS vs. Playoffs

While I support a college playoff, there’s an argument to be made for the integrity of the regular season.

Oregon: Plasma Screen Sports, Covered Wagon Academics

While the University of Oregon’s athletic programs are flourishing in a seas of green, its academic programs are woefully underfunded.

Should Universities End Football?

Boston University and Northeastern have found that there is life after football. Shouldn’t most schools follow their lead?

Political Blogger Avoids Politics

Is it odd that a political blogger dislikes actual political involvement ? No, not really.

Big 12 Imploding

Colbert on Colbert

Congress vs. BCS is BS

Bobby Bowden Retires

Google Sports Calendars

Manly Thoughts