What do you do if your an Alabama fan, the Tide are well on its way to its 97th 15th national title, and the BCS title game has just gotten boring? Well if you're actually in Alabama, you go stand in line for your chance at getting the obligatory championship swag at the local Academy Sports and Outdoors location.
Let the madness begin, folks already lining up outside...
Texas A&M has trumped Oklahoma once again. First the Aggies beat the Sooners in the Cotton Bowl. Now Texas high school senior linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni, who was an Oklahoma recruit for its class of 2013 reportedly flipped his commitment over to A&M Sunday night. A few more like this one and OU head football coach Bob Stoops is gonna feel his hot seat get a little bit...
What do Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron and Imelda Marcos have in common? An over-the top shoe fetish apparently. McCarron, already known as being an infamous fashion pimp for his bow ties, reportedly brought 30 pairs of shoes with him for the Crimson Tide's trip to Miami for the BCS title game.
McCarron's reason for this excessive show of metrosexuality?...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. 'Nuff Said.
Here we are folks, the dream we all dream of.
Alabama goes for its 75th 15th national title against Notre Dame in the BCS title game tonight. (Dr. Saturday)
Embarrassing family secret of the day.
Alabama tight end Corey McCarron, brother of A.J., was a Notre Dame fan growing up. (al.com)
Zero Tide Thirty.
Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly had ended his latest post-season flirtation with the NFL, and will be back coaching the Ducks next season. This according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Chip Kelly turned down a chance to go to the NFL and to returned to Oregon, according to sources. Considered Eagles but stayed at Oregon.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2013...
Georgia fans (and bloggers everywhere) got some good news on Sunday. Georgia starting quarterback Aaron Murray announced on Twitter (where else?) that he is returning for his senior season in Athens in the fall.
“Blessed to be the QB for the Dawgs, not ready to leave just yet,”
Murray tweeted to his more than 63,000 followers. “Time to get back to
work & help lead...
Johnny Manziel Johnny Manzieling Alabama.
It was bound to happen. Someone has turned Texas A&M Heisman-winning starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's name into a verb. His real name, mind you, not that unambitious "Johnny Football" nickname. The lucky person to perform the task? Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly in describing how the Fighting Irish...
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel didn't disappoint in last night's Cotton Bowl. Neither did Gus Johnson in the announcer's booth. Here's some of the magical moments from last night.
(via Leather Helmet Blog)
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. You got a problem with that?
Cotton Eyed Bowl.
Good Bull Hunting's Cotton Bowl preview is a definite must-read, with a complete breakdown of Texas A&M going into the game.
Everybody Wants You.
Robert Cessna looks at the throngs trying to get their piece of the Johnny Manziel action. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Is Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien one his way out after one year? That's what Jason La Canfora, an "NFL Insider" for CBS Sports claimed on a radio station in Cleveland.
"Whoever doesn't get Chip Kelly will certainly be high on Bill O'Brien
in the case of the Browns and the Eagles," said La Canfora. "[Syracuse
Dancing in the Ruins - The new Big 12 emerging out of the ruins of the old one.
Yo Soy Fiesta.
Blair Kerkhoff previews tonight's Fiesta bowl confrontation between Kansas State and Oregon. (The Kansas City Star)
The Real Thing.
Kansas St. head football coach Bill Snyder discusses the "genuine" nature of Wildcat starting quarterback Collin Klein. (SB*Nation...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - I can't explain last night, either.
Cardinals skin Gators.
Louisville upsets Florida in the Sugar Bowl 33-23. (ESPN)
About Last Night.
Pat Dooley looks at Florida's dismal Sugar Bowl performance. (The Gainesville Sun)
Wait, Pat Dooley's not done yet.
Dooley goes on to grade the Florida's Sugar Bowl performance, and tries to...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - It's an SEC's world. Let's keep it that way.
Bowl game of the day.
Louisville vs. Florida (8:30 PM, ESPN)
New Year's Day Bowls
Dawgs Day Afternoon.
Georgia stages as 14-point 4th quarter to beat Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. (The Athens Banner-Herald)
Gamecocks block Wolverines.
South Carolina outlasts...
The ubiquitous Washington State flag (or one of it's cousins)that manages to show up at every ESPN College GameDay stop showed up on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve last night. It seems that Washington State fans are beginning to expand their evil campaign beyond the WWL.
Northwestern is getting ready for its 2013 Gator Bowl confrontation with...uh, who are the Wildcats playing again, Northwestern fans?
Uh, actually Northwestern's playing Mississippi State. Ole Miss is a entirely different school. Michael Wilbon is facepalming epically right now.
(via For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)
All times Eastern.
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern (Noon, ESPN2)
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State. (Noon, ESPN U)
Capital One Bowl
Georgia vs. Nebraska (1:00 PM, ABC)
South Carolina vs. Michigan (1:00 PM, ESPN)
Wisconsin vs. Stanford (5:00 PM, ESPN)
Northern Illinois vs, Florida State (8:30 PM, ESPN)
ESPN is reporting that Boise State has decided to remain a part of the Mountain West, and not join the Big East as planned in 2013. The Broncos were supposed to join the conference as a football-only member, with the rest of the school's athletic teams joining the Big West.
The Big East is still a higher-profile conference even with the planned defections of three schools...
Uga IX does not approve of this pic of David Pollack and Revile.
In his college football days as a linebacker at Georgia, ESPN college football analyst was one of the most beloved players on the team, along with quarterback David Green. In fact Loran Smith wrote a book about the duo called Beloved Dawgs. Nowadays, Pollack is learning to deal with the criticism from Dawg...
From the "Least. Shocking. News. Ever." department comes news that the Cleveland Browns have fired head football coach Pat Shurmur. This of course means that rumors and memes about Alabama HC Nick Saban leaving Tuscaloosa for the Mistake on the Lake most beautiful and serene village on the Cuyahoga River to take the Browns HC job may officially commence.
Now the real bowl season (meaning the part of bowl season where the SEC actually plays) begins.
All times Eastern. All games on ESPN unless otherwise noted.
Music City Bowl
N.C State vs. Vanderbilt (Noon)
USC vs. Georgia Tech (2:00 PM, CBS)
Iowa State vs. Tulsa (3:30 PM)
LSU vs. Clemson (7:30 PM)
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's life since winning the Heisman Trophy hasn't all been meeting NBA basketball players and presenting Megan Fox baby clothes on national television. There have been some drawbacks when it comes doing the simple things in life. Like going to the mall, for instance.
"I just went to go buy a video game and pick up a...
Welcome to the Fallout
Bowl game scores.
Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force 14
West Virginia 14
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Arizona State 62
Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Michigan State 17
Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Brent Zwerneman takes a look back at the Texas...
Game Day Goulash
Your Saturday bowl schedule.
All Bowls on ESPN unless otherwise noted. All times Eastern.
Armed Forces Bowl - Air Force vs. Rice (11:45 am)
Pinstripe Bowl - West Virginia vs. Syracuse (3:15 pm)
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Navy vs. Arizona St. (4:00 pm, ESPN2)
Alamo Bowl - Texas vs. Oregon St. (6:45 pm)
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl - TCU vs. Michigan...
The other shoe may have dropped in the case of the two Texas Players accused of sexual assault in San Antonio the night before Friday's Alamo Bowl showdown against Oregon State. Texas suspended linebacker Jordan Hicks and backup quarterback Case McCoy for the ambiguous "breaking team rules." Both players match descriptions of the accused in the police report on the...
San Antonio TV station KENS is reporting that two members of the Texas Longhorns football team are being accused of sexual assault according to the San Antonio Police Department. This comes a day before the Texas is supposed to face Oregon St. in the Alamo Bowl. The identities of the accused players have not been revealed at this time.
"Police were called at 2:48 a.m. Friday...