Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 09:58 AM
Let's say this up front: The Southeastern Conference has earned its towering superiority complex.The smugness is based on fact, the arrogance grounded in truth. The proof is in the hardware, and six consecutive crystal footballs don't lie. It is the best college football conference in the land.
Manti Te'o and the Irish will face either Alabama or Georgia in the Jan. 7 BCS title game. (AP)But occasionally arrogance leads to blindness, or at least severe myopia. And for all the SEC elitists guaranteeing a blowout by whoever wins its league against Notre Dame in the BCS championship game, I'm here to offer an eye test.Look at the facts, get over the regional bias and acknowledge that someone outside of Dixie might actually be good at football.My friend Clay Travis, who runs the excellent SEC blog, "Outkick the Coverage," was the voice of SEC arrogance Sunday morning on Twitter. Quoth Clay: "Notre Dame will be destroyed by either Alabama or Georgia. Seventh best team in SEC. At best."Let me repeat that I'm a fan of Clay's and enjoy his work, but this is ridiculous. Notre Dame may indeed lose the national title game, but I don't foresee a blowout and an Irish victory would not be an outlandish outcome (especially if the opponent is Georgia).And anyone who believes Notre Dame would be the seventh-best team in the SEC needs to get out more.[Related: Irish complete rise to prominence]The gist of this argument is that the Irish could not have played anywhere near the schedule of an... [More]
Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:50 PM
Fast forward to 2012, and the third-ranked Irish (10-0) need help to get into the Jan. 7 title matchup in Miami.
Enter Stanford redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Hogan, who recently leapfrogged Josh Nunes at the top of the Cardinal QB depth chart.
Hogan is O’Brien’s nephew, and he and the 14th-ranked Cardinal (8-2) visit top-ranked Oregon (10-0) on Saturday.
is the top-ranked defense that the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense has
faced or will face during the regular season in terms of rushing defense
(No. 1 nationally), total defense (17th), scoring defense (12th), sacks
(1st) and tackles for loss (1st). In fact, the Cardinal are the first
top-40 rushing defense the Ducks have played this season.
the Cardinal will need at least some semblance of offensive prowess to
hang with Oregon. And Hogan seems to be a better answer in a small
is 41-for-53 (77.4 percent) for 447 yards and six touchdowns with two
interceptions, giving Hogan a 178.0 pass-efficiency rating. Nunes’ is
119.6. In two games of significant playing time, Hogan is already
Stanford’s third-leading rusher and averages 4.5 yards per carry.
2 Kansas State (10-0) on Saturday night plays at Baylor (4-5), a team
that ranks No. 2 in total offense and dead last (120th) in total
The Irish can help themselves against Wake Forest (5-5) Saturday in the home finale, then at 21st-ranked USC (7-3) on Nov. 24.<... [More]
Posted Friday, November 02, 2012 10:28 PM
I need some one with good knowledge of nascar betting systems and or good sports books that take American play to advise me on just a few things. Any help would be great ! I understand the odds on a single driver but I am a bit confused on driver vs driver.
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 06:01 PM
Tried to pick Golden State and this message popped up ??
Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2012 05:47 PM
I use this site for fun, but I place real wagers from time to time. I used to look at the team experts just to see who they like and have noticed that all they really do is pick the opposite of each other .
Most of the time you will see expert(1) on team a and expert(1) on team b simply pick the opposite and on down the line with expert 2,3,4 just picking the other side of their counter part. So my question is are they really team experts ? Or do they simply stay ranked as the team expert by doing what I stated above.