Dear ESPN Announcers: Please Stop Inventing Merits Of Terrible Bowl Games

We can understand why so many mediocre bowls line our on-screen guides every December and early January: They're lucrative for everyone (well, almost everyone) involved. Local dignitaries in moderate-sized middle American metropolises gotta eat. But we could really do without all the specious shilling. On this week's… » 1/04/13 2:10pm 1/04/13 2:10pm

33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were Dishes

The custom of calling post-season collegiate contests "bowl" games stems from the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, so-called for the eponymous bowl-shaped stadium. But our first association with the word "bowl" of course is as a container, most often for food, keys, change, or cereal milk and cigarette ashes and… » 12/29/12 3:42pm 12/29/12 3:42pm

Chris Ault, Creator Of The Pistol Offense, Will Leave Nevada After 28 Years

Chris Ault, the innovator behind the pistol offense and long, long-time head coach of Nevada Wolf Pack football, is officially stepping down after 28 (non-consecutive) years. In that time, Ault recorded some impressive statistics, including only two losing seasons in his tenure, and 27 seasons of outscoring… » 12/29/12 10:15am 12/29/12 10:15am

Remembering The Glory Days Of The Bacardi Bowl In Havana

There's a good chance you'll stumble (if you haven't already) into one of the awful bowl games with tacky corporate sponsorships—Beef O'Brady's was last night, the Famous Idaho Potato was on Saturday, the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia is tonight—over the holiday season. But none of these sponsorships… » 12/21/11 11:55am 12/21/11 11:55am

Deadspin's College Football Top 25 Or So: Everyone's A Champion

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. While we wait for bowl season to begin, we're celebrating the conference championships. » 12/16/11 6:15pm 12/16/11 6:15pm