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

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

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

The NCAA's Pocket Universe Is Collapsing

Everywhere is crisis and change, but mostly a constant questioning of what college football has been for a generation: an amateur sport that makes a lot of people a lot of money. The attacks are coming on all sides at the same time, and they are rapidly becoming too much for the sport to survive without addressing.… » 9/15/11 1:45pm 9/15/11 1:45pm