Bang the Drum for the Big Ten?

Coronation verses redemption is what is going to happen in College Football’s National Championship game.  Oregon has been scratching and clawing towards the summit.  One step away from the title that validates all the innovation in the Pacific Northwest.  Meanwhile, the Big Ten has taken it on the chin the last few years.  An uproar

Dusting the Champ in 2015?

Florida State has been the hunted in college football this year.  Not only  are they the defending national champions but they navigated the 2014 season undefeated.  Because they did not possess the style points of other programs, the committee of thirteen nicked them in the seedings.  Alas they got the much tougher of the tests

All the Marbles for Detroit at Green Bay

Against overwhelming opinion, the Detroit Lions (11-4) march into Lambeau to attempt to vanquish the Green Bay Packers (11-4).  Most experts are touting that Green Bay will stop the Lions attempt at winning the division since 1993.  Bookmakers have followed suit installing Green Bay at over a touchdown favorite in this one.  For all the

Bill’s Lines are Better but Can They Beat the Pack?

Green Bay (10-3) is having an ideal time of it as of late as Aaron Rodgers 35 touchdowns with only three interceptions makes them practically invincible at this point.  In their way Sunday is an interesting match up that can threaten not only the momentum of the team but of the Packer’s quarterback as well.

NFL Week 15 : America’s Bookie Helps with NFL Overload

NFL Week 15 conjures visions of gunfights in the old west as several should fall by the end of action on Monday.  At the very least, the landscape should be uncluttered.  NFC fans might be able to tell if a 9-4 Dallas team is still in danger of missing the playoffs.  This is the weekend

Undefeated and Disrespected Florida State Seeks ACC Championship

  A punching bag of a team seeks the final validation in the ACC Championship as Florida State (12-0) seeks to beat Georgia Tech (10-2).  From a quarterback who causes his own problems to the committee of thirteen consistently downgrading them, an undefeated record would force their presence in the Final Four no matter how

NFL Free Pick : Gruden’s Gambit in Redskins at the Colts

The unwanted house guest has his luggage packed and is at the door.  All it takes is one big effort and they are gone for the holidays and the rest of 2014.  RGIII is at that stage as he is benched for McCoy as the Redskins (3-8) visit the Colts(7-4).  Normally only Indy would have

NFL Thanksgiving Free Pick : Two 7-4 Teams Lock Horns in San Fran

7-4 is a record whose success depends on the viewpoint of the franchise.  For the early game viewers, Lions’ fans would gladly take this record before the season started.  On the west coast, the NFC has loftier expectations and 7-4 is a sign of disappointment.  Discontent has been seen to ripple in both Seattle (7-4)

U.S. women’s hockey team dismantles Sweden, bores viewers, and that’s OK

It devolved from there; the Twitter discussion, generally, was dominated by a pseudo-debate over the merits of a tournament in which the top two teams — the U.S. and Canada — routinely demolish everyone else. That’s a nuanced discussion to have, and it deserves time outside of a routine game recap. Overall, though, it’s possible

2014 Sochi Olympics: Canada needs Drew Doughty OT goal to beat Finland

Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2:28 left in overtime, giving the Canadians a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said Doughty, who has four goals in three Olympic games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games