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One of the favorite memes among the college football bloggerati involves Alabama and their ever increasing count of mythical national championships. Obviously, these things are somewhat easier to tally these days, thanks to the BCS, but the Wild West days of yesteryear still offer plenty of opportunities to fabricate greatness. Just ask Ole Miss. Via Deadspin, we learn of Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze’s tweet touting the program’s three national titles, complete with three crystal football trophies. Of course there’s a little fudging going on here. It’s par for the course. But if we’re gonna pick nits, we can leave no nits unpicked. It appears Deadspin was a might loose with the fact checking. Ole Miss has never won a national championship in the BCS era, meaning that it would never have received any of the crystal football trophies depicted in that photo (please note that the BCS logos have been clumsily photoshopped out of the image). The trophy you see there isn’t actually the BCS trophy. Thats the American Football Coaches Association trophy, and it’s been handed out since 1986. It is true that it’s now awarded to the winner of the BCS Championship Game, but a school [...]
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Given Alabama’s college football success in recent years, what’s one broken BCS championship trophy? Last year, the father of Crimson Tide long snapper Carson Tinker actually broke the Crimson Tide’s reward for its first place BCS ranking in 2011, knocking over the table on which the crystal football sat. The university ordered a replacement for $30,000, no hard feelings were...
2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models Katherine Webb and Chrissy Teigen reported for MTV and VH1 over the weekend from the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Part of their reporting gig included challenging two muscle-bound guys to a shrimp-eating contest. Check out the video:
Accidents can be costly.
Just ask the newest owner of Alabama's broken 2011 BCS Championship trophy.
The crystal ball (or what is left of it) -- it was shattered after being knocked off its stand by the father of long snapper Carson Tinker -- was put on auction Sunday afternoon at the school's celebrity golf tournament. It was valued at 30,000 when insurance replaced it...
Last season was a historic year for the Southeastern Conference by topping an accumulated attendance of over seven million fans, first time ever for a conference. Expect the SEC attendance to rise further over the next couple years with additions by Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and LSU. By 2015, Texas A&M will have added on nearly 20,000 seats to its capacity. After the...
UGA president Dr. Michael Adams.
What is retiring University of Georgia president Dr. Evil Michael Adams biggest regret when it comes to his role in interfering with shaping the UGA athletic program in his administration?
Is it hiring Jim Harrick Sr. as men's basketball coach, which ended in a big academic scandal? No.
Is it his firing of the legendary Vince Dooley...