Now That Was A Damn Football Game

We didn't know if Jameis Winston and Florida State could do it. That's not an impugnment of their talent, only a fact: These Seminoles, dominant on both sides of the ball, hadn't trailed in a game since September. But that's what practice is for, and every week, FSU runs a drill. The first-team offense takes the ball… » 1/07/14 9:55am 1/07/14 9:55am

A.J. McCarron's Mom On Jameis Winston: "Am I Listening To English?"

The 'Bama quarterback's mom tweeted this out while Jameis Winston was being interviewed after winning the BCS championship. She obviously deleted it quickly, but not quickly enough. Not a good look, Dee Dee. Not a good look at all. » 1/07/14 12:23am 1/07/14 12:23am

Brent Musburger: "Welcome, Everybody, I'm Kirk Herbstreit"

Yes, Kirk, you just heard Brent Musburger open the night saying, "Good evening and welcome, everybody, I'm Kirk Herbstreit along with Brent Musburger." Should be a good one! » 1/06/14 8:23pm 1/06/14 8:23pm

Michigan State Beats OSU, Saves Us From One Final BCS Controversy

Michigan State beat Ohio State 34-24 in the Big Ten championship and will go to the Rose Bowl. Above all else, this saves us the grief of having to listen to an aggrieved SEC or BIG Ten fan base had it come down to an unbeaten Ohio State or Auburn against Florida State. It's going to be Auburn and everyone… » 12/08/13 12:37am 12/08/13 12:37am

How Would You Rank The Top 5 BCS Teams From Their Blind Résumés?

Here's a fun little thought experiment, from MrSEC.com. Some assorted strength-of-schedule and margin-of-victory measures of the top five teams in the BCS standings, with the schools unnamed and in a random order: » 12/05/13 12:10pm 12/05/13 12:10pm

Ohio State Reacts To Auburn Upset Over Alabama

Whether Ohio State will actually get to, or deserves to play in, the BCS Championship is a debate we only have to endure for a few more months. Nevertheless, OSU is undefeated and Alabama no longer is. The Buckeyes are in a better position than they were when they barely survived Michigan and they're pumped up. » 11/30/13 8:25pm 11/30/13 8:25pm

Florida State's 1st Quarter Against NC State Needed A Mercy Rule

After 13 minutes of football today, Florida State was beating North Carolina State 35-0. The game was over. Here's how that happened: » 10/26/13 5:32pm 10/26/13 5:32pm

Why The BCS Mattered

Sunday night, the first edition of the Bowl Championship Series standings was released for the last time, to the usual fanfare and to at least one bewildered case of Stockholm Syndrome. Is it really possible, after years of railing against the incompetence, inconsistency, and tortured existence of the BCS at every… » 10/21/13 12:00pm 10/21/13 12:00pm

The BCS Standings Are Out

Despite Oregon being No. 2 in both the Harris and Coaches Polls (and the AP poll), the computers give the slimmest of edges to Florida State. That puts the Seminoles in pole position for the BCS Championship, but winning out probably won't be enough. » 10/20/13 9:48pm 10/20/13 9:48pm

The BCS Championship On Twitter: Here's When Katherine Webb Became More…

After weeks of buildup, the BCS championship game turned out to be a total dud, with Alabama stomping Notre Dame 42-14 in a game that somehow was even less close than the final score would indicate. Despite the blowout, an unlikely star emerged. No, not Eddie Lacey—Katherine Webb. » 1/14/13 3:10pm 1/14/13 3:10pm

Why Does ESPN.com Insist On Referring To Bowls By Their Full, Corporate…

Reader Reggie pointed something out to us the other day: ESPN.com writers have a habit of referring to the various bowl games by their full, awkward, sponsored names. This is not how normal people write (unless it's to mock), so we went looking for examples. They were not hard to find. » 1/09/13 3:00pm 1/09/13 3:00pm

Forbes's 2012 List Of The Most Valuable Teams In College Football Reads…

Forbes's latest best guess at the most valuable college football programs is out, and if you're a Texas fan, congratulations: Your slavering devotion to the Death Star of the Big 12 has paid off once again. You're number one! Granted, you're in the "also receiving votes" category in the AP's poll of on-the-field… » 12/22/12 3:25pm 12/22/12 3:25pm

Alabama Barely Beats Georgia For SEC Title, Right To Demolish Irish In…

Your national title game will be SEC semifinal champion Alabama against Notre Dame, which in a just alternate universe just got piss-pounded by Ohio State in the Big Ten title game and ceded its title game slot to Florida. In this universe, though, Notre Dame spent the afternoon licking its chops as Alabama and… » 12/01/12 8:39pm 12/01/12 8:39pm

Losses By Oregon, Kansas State Ensure All-SEC Title Game

Welp, it happened. Kansas State, once thought unbeatable†, loosed the SI-cover-jinx-aided mother of all bedshits Saturday. Call it the revenge of the Southwest* Conference: Texas A&M downs the No. 1 Crimson Tide last week, Baylor (editor's note: LOL) conks the Wildcats this week. This is agonizingly disappointing for… » 11/18/12 1:58am 11/18/12 1:58am

Deadspin's College Football Top 25 Or So: Clouds In Our Coffee

It's time for a new installment of Deadspin's college football rankings. As always, the teams are ranked according to the logic and values of college football, no matter how bizarre or contradictory they may be. We're making this quick, after wringing the water out of last week's rankings. » 11/02/12 5:17pm 11/02/12 5:17pm

BCS Head Insists There's No Interest In Expanding Playoff Beyond Four…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Bill Hancock has given you all the change you can handle. » 10/22/12 5:25pm 10/22/12 5:25pm

Deadspin's College Football Top 25 Or So: Sweepin' Down The Plain

It's time for a new installment of Deadspin's college football rankings. As always, the teams are ranked according to the logic and values of college football, no matter how bizarre or contradictory they may be. » 10/19/12 5:05pm 10/19/12 5:05pm

Lane Kiffin Somehow Has Too Much Integrity For The Coaches' Poll

Earlier this month, the results of the first Coaches' Poll were released. No surprises—LSU first, Alabama second, USC third. In the preseason, the poll is useless except as a talking point, and anonymous unless a coach wants to volunteer that information. Arizona's Rich Rodriguez didn't mind, admitting that he had USC… » 8/13/12 11:00am 8/13/12 11:00am