How Many Ads Are In Your College Sports Broadcast?

In O'Bannon vs. NCAA, the defendants made a stunning claim. Collegiate athletes cannot be paid for appearing in televised games, the NCAA argued, because those games—like, say, the Vizio BCS National Championship—are First Amendment-protected news programs, and not commercial broadcasts. » 1/16/14 4:23pm 1/16/14 4:23pm

Watch Auburn Fans, Announcers In Slow Meltdown As BCS Title Slips Away

ESPN did an enormous public service last night in offering a video feed trained on fans in Tallahassee and Auburn watching last night's BCS Championship game. Here are some clips of Auburn fans watching their title dreams disappear, matched up with Auburn IMG Sports Network radio announcer Rod Bramblett's solemn… » 1/07/14 1:55pm 1/07/14 1:55pm

Corso, Saban, Red Lightning All Cameo In Title Game's Turning Point

For most of the first half last night, Auburn looked unbeatable while Florida State looked like a team that spent its season beating up on nobodies. Just before halftime, that changed. A masterful Jameis Winston scramble on third down sparked FSU's first touchdown, one that cut the Tigers' lead to 11 and suggested… » 1/07/14 11:30am 1/07/14 11:30am

Auburn Came This Close To Springing The Final Play For A Winning TD

On the final play of last night's BCS Championship game, Auburn needed to travel 83 yards. That's an almost impossible challenge, but Auburn was the team of miracles during this past regular season—so you might have given them decent odds to pull it off. And they almost did. » 1/07/14 10:15am 1/07/14 10:15am

By Any Rational Measure, FSU Is The Better Team. So What?

College bowl games are far too fleeting and superfluous to serve as the basis for any lasting conclusions, even about the teams playing in them. In fact, if the 2013-14 bowl season has taught us anything–and I'd really prefer that it hasn't, but if it has, in spite of itself–it is that attempting to predict these… » 1/06/14 5:48pm 1/06/14 5:48pm

Manti Te'o's Father Wants You To Unsubscribe From The Honolulu…

Yesterday, Brian Te'o, father of Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman candidate Manti Te'o, took to the Manti Te'o "Official" Fan Club on Facebook, which he apparently runs or has access to, to complain about the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's decision to put an AP photo of Manti Te'o, being bowled over by Eddie Lacy during the … » 1/12/13 11:50am 1/12/13 11:50am

Here Is The Most Entertaining Moment Of Alabama's Dismantling Of Notre…

This game had nothing. It was dead on arrival. Maybe there were some moments—Brent Musberger salivating all over A.J. McCarron's girlfriend or McCarron getting shoved by his own center come to mind. But there was not a single entertaining moment until Nick Saban grimaced through his Gatorade bath. His entire body just … » 1/08/13 8:45am 1/08/13 8:45am

Kate Upton Throws Some Shade At Notre Dame And The Jets During BCS…

Kate Upton just destroyed the Jets and Notre Dame on Twitter. As of this writing, Alabama is dominating Notre Dame 42-7. So, really, there's no sense trying to say something biting here because she's right. She's goddamned right. » 1/07/13 11:11pm 1/07/13 11:11pm

Alabama's Justice System Entirely Revolves Around Alabama Football

The Birmingham News reports that an Alabama civil court trial, set to begin on Jan. 7 (also and far more widely known as the day of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame) has been postponed because one of the lawyers really, really likes Alabama football. An Alabama football fan in Alabama? No way. » 12/29/12 1:35pm 12/29/12 1:35pm

AP: Upstart Regional School Has The Honor Of Playing Notre Dame For A…

Yes, there is no higher merriment in college football than making fun of Notre Dame. But let's not overlook the joys of taunting the other side of the BCS championship matchup. If only there had been a giant sphygmomanometer hooked up to the deep Confederacy last night, to record the mass blood-pressure spike when the… » 12/03/12 11:30am 12/03/12 11:30am

Alleged Alabama Teabagger Arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty

Brian Downing pled not guilty to charges he committed a sex crime in the hours after the Crimson Tide's BCS Championship win over LSU in New Orleans when he allegedly teabagged a Tigers fan at the Bourbon Street Krystal restaurant. » 5/22/12 1:00pm 5/22/12 1:00pm