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Can we have a playoff system now?

OK, so Michigan lost to a team that itself lost to UCLA and Oregon State. Unsurprisingly, Dwayne Jarrett showed himself to be a classless TO-wannabe. But what about Boise State? 43-42 over Oklahoma in overtime to go unbeaten. Classic, just classic.

A heartfelt wish

To USC on the afternoon of the Rose Bowl. Go Blue! (source)

What could have been

Terry Bowden points out what could have been had there been a eight-team playoff for the college football championship. Now that would have been some good football … although I dispute his claim that Florida would beat Michigan.

So I guess it is Ohio State versus Florida for the national championship. Florida leapt over Michigan in the BCS rankings and the Wolverines are fated to meet USC in the Rose Bowl (my money is on Michigan). I still think Michigan (11-1, second place in Big 10) are a better team than Florida (12-1,…

I said all along that USC weren’t as good as they thought they were and were not deserving of their #2 ranking. After all, when #3, they only beat unranked ASU by a single touchdown. And now, unranked UCLA beat them 13-9 in a great game.  National Championship game … not yours, USC, not yours. As Schopenhauer said…

$62,000 a win … is it worth it?

I’m no fan of pro football and only really watch the odd Monday night game (while relaxing after work) and the Super Bowl (if family are over). Last Monday I watched the Arizona Cardinals choke big-time against Chicago, the only Cardinals game I’ve watched in nearly thirteen years of living in Arizona. Today the 1-5…

Yesterday’s Miami versus Florida International game “featured” a bench-clearing brawl that should result in more than just a few token one-game suspensions. The NCAA needs to get involved and I agree with Kevin that scholarships should be lost. Miami seem to be a little out of control, what with brawling in the tunnel with LSU at the Peach…

How about them Tigers?

Detroit sweeps Oakland 4-0  with a 6-3 comeback today in the Motor City … as an honorary Michigander by marriage, I approve of this.

Saturday Football

ASU have the day off, but Saturday wouldn’t be the same without me grousing about a team choking at football, so I present to you the Republic of Ireland soccer team (different “football” I know, but at least this one involves feet). The qualifying rounds for Euro 2008 began last month and Ireland began with a…

If I was in Glendale …

So the Arizona Cardinals moved out of Sun Devil Stadium (home of the ASU Sun Devils) and got themselves a new state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, a city in the west valley. By all accounts it is a sweet stadium. With Super Bowl XLII in 2008 on the horizon, the naming rights for the new stadium…