Friday, 07/11/08

2008 Bowl Forecast

So I gave this thing - thing being predicting the matchups of every bowl game - a try last summer and to say I failed miserably would be putting it mildly.

I didn't predict one bowl game correctly and I only had four teams in the correct bowl.

So thinking that I can't possibly do any worse this time around I gave it another shot. And this year we've got two new bowl games. So for better or worse - probably worse - here's your 2008 Bowl Forecast, in reverse chronological order.

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Friday, 06/20/08

Duke's Bad, The Law Agrees

We all know Duke's bad. And that, quite frankly, is probably putting it mildly. After all, the Blue Devils haven't won more than one game in a season in over three years and they've had four winless seasons since 1996. But if you needed any more definitive proof that Duke stinks, we got it in a court of law Thursday.

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Thursday, 06/19/08

2008 Schedule Planner - Week 5

While a good number of teams settle into conference play around the country, we still have a few marquee non-conference games that will grab everyone's attention. As for the game of the week? Pick your poison. Right now, nothing really jumps out at you. There are some very good, and very important games, but there isn't one that rises above the rest. Maybe that changes if the season's first four weeks play out differently than we expect.

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Monday, 05/05/08

Conference Comes First

Pat Fitzgerald may be the youngest coach in Division I-A at 33 years old, but the Northwestern head coach is decidedly old school when it comes to talk of the plus-one model or any type of playoff.

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Wednesday, 04/30/08

You Can't Be Surprised

As I'm sure you've heard by now, Bowl Championship Series officials got together in Florida this week to discuss some proposed changes to the most controversial championship format there is in American sports. And after the end of the three days of playoff and plus-one talks we're back to where we started.

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Monday, 04/28/08

No Regrets?

The NFL Draft is now behind us and for 252 players this past weekend, a dream came true. For others, the weekend wasn't nearly as momentous. Here's a look at some of the more notable names who did not get drafted, despite, in many cases, predictions to the contrary. And thrown in for the hell of it is a little analysis, broken down by position.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

The Rivlary Continues

NEW YORK - Jake Long is a Miami Dolphin. Vernon Gholston is a New York Jet. That means the Michigan tackle and the Ohio State defensive end will be facing each other twice a season for the foreseeable future, a big step up from the annual matchup in either Ann Arbor or Columbus.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Draft Notes

NEW YORK - After last year's first round of the NFL Draft dragged on for over six hours, the league decided it had to do something about the format. So they made some big changes this year, allowing teams five fewer minutes to select their first round picks and as a result Saturday's first round was the fastest first round since 1990.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Lying Long

NEW YORK - Every prospective draft pick will tell you they don't care where they get picked and during the week leading up to the draft that's all Chris Long would tell you. He just wanted to get picked, he insisted, he didn't care where or when. Well, apparently he lied.

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Saturday, 04/26/08

Once A Bird, Always A Bird

NEW YORK - For the better part of the second half of the regular season, Matt Ryan was the consensus top quarterback in this year's draft class. But it took the Boston College signal caller a lot longer to realize it than most.

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