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Verne Lundquist's calm, even voice is a hallmark of CBS broadcasts, his familiar tone reminding folks back home that CBS is supposed to be a classy network.
Classy networks don't use four-letter words on-air -- and in the case of Lundquist, who apparently can make a good joke when called upon, his stable of four-letter words includes the acronym for one behemoth sports network.
Lundquist found himself intoning backhanded judgment on said network over the weekend as he called the Alabama-LSU game alongside Gary Danielson. Near the end of the game, the camera panned to the sideline, where Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron's mom, Dee Dee Bonner, and girlfriend, Katherine Webb, were watching the game. Webb, of course, became instantly famous last year when she was spotted on the sideline of another Alabama game, where she was the subject of one of the most awkward on-air comments ever , courtesy of ESPN's Brent Musburger.
Lundquist, however, is a pro, and he simply iden...
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The 2013 Heisman Watch got a whole lot closer in week 11 thanks to Oregon’s loss to Stanford. Was it enough to knock Marcus Mariota off his first place pedestal? Here’s my updated top 5:
5. A.J. McCarron, Alabama:
The senior quarterback silenced his haters and doubters on Saturday night, rolling the Crimson Tide to a 38-17 victory over no. 13 LSU. The Tigers put up a fight...
First he snuffed out the LSU Tigers, then Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron (with some help from Katherine Webb) assisted a fan who had fallen in a trashcan.
AJ McCarron and Alabama continue to be a fixture on top. Photo: USA Today Sports
After a week of some important game sin the BCS championship picture we are beginning to see a bit more clearly how things are going to work out coming down the final stretch of the regular season. As usual, our staff submitted our top 10 this week and they have been combined to form our weekly power...
Bwahahahaha! This is epically funny.
Late Saturday evening during the tail end of the LSU/Alabama game, the CBS TV crew decided to take a sideline cutaway shot of AJ McCarron's semi-famous girlfriend Katherine Webb.
And briefly, analyst Gary Danielson and play-by-play guy Verne Lundquist talked about her. The conversation was based around whether or...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - It's the SEC's world. Deal with it.
There's a possibility, but no chance.
Nathan Rush gives "10 Reasons Why Nick Saban Will Be the Next Coach At Texas." Note: If you're using The Longhorn Network as a reason why Saban would leave 'Bama for Texas, you've already lost your argument. (Athlon Sports)
Alabama head coach Nick Saban with QB A.J. McCarron.
Wall Street Journal sports columnist Rachel Bachman is tired of Alabama and its winning ways. Bachman recently wrote an "open letter" to Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn calling him and the Tigers "Our Last Chance" to stop a third consecutive Crimson Tide BCS title.
Bachman describes Alabama...
There must be an unwritten rule that if you're an SEC quarterback, you must date an aspiring model.
It appears as though Georgia's Aaron Murray is following in the footsteps of Alabama's AJ McCarron and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel in that regard, based on a recent Instagram post:
"So excited this girl got to make her first trip to Athens this weekend @kaciemcdonnell...
1. AJ McCarron (Alabama)
AJ McCarron was simply amazing last night versus the LSU Tigers in a much heated rivalry game. McCarron had his small sample Heisman moment against the Bayou Bengals with three touchdown passes and 179 yards with no turnovers. AJ is the best big game quarterback in college football and will continue his campaign at Mississippi St in Starksville next weekend...
The quest for the Heisman Trophy is officially a two-man race.I had hoped AJ McCarron would do something magical Saturday night, have a Heisman moment and jump into the picture for the trophy, but that did not happen. All McCarron did was lead a very good Alabama program over a mismatched LSU team that hung around for 35 minutes in the game Saturday night, then saw the wheels come...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. All your crystal football are belong to us.
With a win against LSU out of the way, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is trying to avoid a BCS-jeopardizing loss Week 12 to Mississippi State similar to last season's loss to Texas A&M that occurred the week after beating LSU. (ESPN)
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With another week down, it is time to take a look at just who stood out in the weekend's best SEC matches.
As a new week begins to form, here is a look back at just who topped the charts and made the headlines on Saturday.
The AJ McCarron and TJ Yeldon combo:
Power. Pure power. Once these two get going, there is not much that can stop them and Saturday proved that...
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron wanted to play it down. Crimson Tide wide receiver Kevin Norwood said he had never seen his coach so excited. That coach, Nick Saban, said it was all about the team. One of the Alabama sportswriters dubbed it Bama’s “Hallmark moment.”
It's never easy to figure out who will be the last two teams standing under the current BCS system.
Thankfully, that system goes away soon.
In the meantime, the struggle to define and recognize the actual two best teams continues. And this year, it seems to be taking shape.
Alabama continued their run of staking a claim in the BCS title hunt by easily dispatching LSU...