Daily Archives: June 30, 2010

The silver lining to South Carolina’s first national championship

… I know the BCS is never going to be a fan favorite, and I’m not suggesting there might not be a better alternative, but… when South Carolina wins the College World Series after dropping two of three to Kentucky and East Carolina during the regular season then scored a total of one run in the SEC tournament, how can you make the argument that a playoff ensures a more deserving national champion?

Hey, David Hale said it, not me.  But he’s right, of course.

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“The brain floats freely in your skull.”

If you haven’t thought much about the Chris Henry story, take a second and read Michael Felder’s post in response to it.

“What about the rest of us?” is right.  With all the recent talk we’ve heard about academics and research in the context of conference realignment, there’s no reason college football can’t be devoting some of those resources and attention to finding ever better ways of protecting the health and well-being of players who sacrifice their bodies on the field for our entertainment.

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Wednesday morning buffet

This is only my 64th-best post of 2010.  My apologies.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Big 12 Football, College Football, Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major, Media Punditry/Foibles, SEC Football, Stats Geek!, Tommy Tuberville - Mythical National Champ

We look divine.

It’s laudable that Ole Miss wants to update its mascot, but, damn, these are some lame options.

I don’t see how they can pass up an opportunity like this:

Diamond Dogs-era Bowie.  Go glam.  You’ve got the red hair.  Just add a blue jumpsuit, throw some white in there and voilà, you’re in business with the school colors.

As a bonus, you could make for a helluvan entrance with this bad boy:

“Ahhhh… wham bam thank you ma’am” flat-out smokes “Enter Sandman”.

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