At the start of the season, who would have thought the SEC Championship would be an all Tiger affair? I thought it would be Carolina and Bama, and it almost was, so I a least got the semi-finals right…. Who is going to win on Saturday? Let's look at the intangibles, since both teams are talented on both sides of the ball so that's a tossup.
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It was once said everything changes. Nothing stays the same. No truer words have ever been spoken after what I saw last Saturday in the SEC. Of course programs rise and fall, and the eternal cycle of what plays out before us changes every year, every class and every decade.
With Denver sitting on a 24-0 lead at halftime, it looked all over for the New England Patriots. By the time regulation ended, we had been treated to another great Manning-Brady showdown, one worthy of any of their better clashes. This one wasn't mostly about the quarterbacks, though – the Patriots drove themselves into a deep hole early via fumble problems, putting the ball on the turf five times, losing three of them, and basically spotting Peyton Manning and the Broncos a 17-0 lead.
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its list of 25 semifinalists, which will be cut down to 15 in January before up to five names from this list will get measured for tacky golden jackets. Here's a quick and dirty power ranking of the 25 nominees.
Some called it a miracle, others called it inconceivable. No matter how you chose to define it, there is no denying that the 2011 Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) Rams Final Four run was a tremendous feat, resulting from the grit and determination of a great team and their great coach. When Shaka Smart was hired to be the head coach at VCU in 2009, he was a virtual unknown to the Rams community and college basketball fans across the country.
Late in the Saints victory over the 49ers, New Orleans was driving in an attempt to score a game-tying field goal.They were just over midfield when Ahmad Brooks came off the corner and obliterated Drew Brees, knocking the ball loose for a 49ers recovery.
Gee, you talk about a mismatch, you had one in Oxford Saturday. Ole Miss racked up 751 yards. 751! That's like walking from Oxford to the other Oxford, in England, and back like 52 times. And Troy? They ended up with -13 yards rushing. That's like walking backwards into your ottoman and busting your ass. And it looks just as silly.
Some of you may have wondered what that Discover Card "Official Correspondent" badge at the bottom of the right column of the site is about. Well, for the rest of the season, we'll be covering the Discover Card Fan Loyalty Poll and commenting on college football aspects of it -- "officially." You'll be able to find links to all our articles about it here. It looks to be a fun series of articles.
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