Hope this isn’t the start of bigger and better things.
If they ever hook him up with Thom Brennaman, my head will explode.
I don’t think I want to live in a world where Roger Ailes takes on ESPN by finding his own version of the insufferable Keith Olbermann.
In case some of you have the munchies…
- It looks like Fox is planning a throw down with ESPN. If so, every sports organization should be licking its chops over the increased competition. Those of us with cable bills won’t be so thrilled.
- Who said this? “It’s funny. I think I have raised more money for the University of Alabama than I have Georgia these last three years.”
- Yeah, this is gonna happen.
- It’s a shame that James Franklin let his on field demeanor obscure the coaching job he did last year, because it was pretty impressive.
- I can’t help but wonder where this is going to lead.
- Mark Bradley (yeah, I know) surveys the offseason changes for the Falcons and notes that there was “no real remorse when defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder left for Auburn”.
- The mad scientist aspect to Todd Grantham may be coming in real handy about now.
There’s always something to nibble on.
- If you’re like me in that you think there’s always room for one more college football game on TV, then this is good news. Even if it is from Fox.
- Speaking of which, the Pac-12 is thinking about how the football fan abhors a vacuum and may be positioning itself to do something about that if there’s no NFL this fall.
- Shakin’ the Southland takes a look at linebacker fundamentals.
- Derek Dooley on player motivation: “What I was surprised at was he wasn’t coming to me and saying, ‘I want the ball.’…I sat there and purposely didn’t give him the ball just to see if he would ever come and he didn’t. Then, I decided we should probably give him the ball.” Okay, fine.
- Zach Dillard updates his medical report on Aaron Murray.
- I’m not sure which part of this story amuses me more, that NC State is trying to enforce its trademarked nickname against a school which was using it at least a decade before the farmers, or that it’s taken State twenty years to get around to doing something about it.
- “Maybe the answer for most of the ills of our sport is to finally give the football and basketball athletes a choice. Have the NFL and NBA spend the money to establish their own farm systems and draft qualified athletes in those sports right out of high school and sign them to minor league contracts. Let the pro scouts put their money where their mouths are and take the pressure off of college sports.” Well, yeah. The trick is how do you convince the pros to do that?
Listening to last night’s Cotton Bowl broadcast, I couldn’t help but think how comforted the Pac-10/12 suits must be knowing that Fox will be there to educate the audience for their championship game about the NFL.