A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

FSU Pulls Off Flutie-Like Hail Mary Against Boston College

Sure, it's not a game-winning touchdown, but it's hard not to think about Flutie when you watch this. With time expiring in the half, Jameis Winston scrambled away from BC defenders and launched a desperation jump ball from right around the 40-yard line into the endzone for a touchdown to Kenny Shaw. Florida State… » 9/28/13 5:32pm 9/28/13 5:32pm

Goodnight, Sweet Dougie; May Your Dreams Involve Much Frantic Scrambling

He made it official earlier today at a press conference in waterlogged Foxborough: that scrappy, lovable Doug Flutie has finally retired, at the age of 43. As disappointed as we are to see Flutie retire — we always kind of figured he'd play until he was 60 — we are relieved as well; Flutie seems like the type of guy… » 5/15/06 3:45pm 5/15/06 3:45pm