The Idaho Famous Potato Bowl mascot is here to welcome you to today’s buffet.
- Bowl season kicks off with five games tomorrow.
- “Pay that man his money.” Somebody will.
- Wins cost more in the SEC.
- Georgia still has about 2,600 tickets remaining from its allotment of 8,500 that it received from the Belk Bowl. Feel the excitement!
- Tennessee discipline, same as it ever was (and ever different from Georgia’s).
- Hal Mumme reflects on another branch of his coaching tree being named the new OC at Kentucky… which somehow leads to a Beavis and Butthead reference. And why not?
- Andy Staples speaks the troof about those abominable weekly CFP selection committee shows: “Since ESPN pays about half a billion dollars a year to televise all aspects of the playoff, it expects a return on its enormous investment. The weekly rankings offer a better return, which is why they likely will stay unless the group of commissioners has significant objections.” No objection is significant enough to outweigh those checks being cashed.
- ‘Bama fan base, don’t ever change.
- Non-football, but if you haven’t seen The Colbert Report finale, do yourself a favor and do so right now.
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Here comes the weekend… but first, a little nosh.
- Expanding the CFB playoffs is so obvious, even Dennis Dodd sees it coming.
- Speaking of obvious, Paul Chryst appears to be Barry Alvarez’ new man at Wisconsin.
- Marcus Mariota had a pretty good day yesterday.
- Now here’s a shocking development.
- At Central Florida, nearly half of its $41 million in 2013 sports revenues came out of students’ pockets. At least they weren’t charged to attend games.
- At Kentucky, knowledge is good: “… about 20 percent of players picked undergraduate studies, 18 percent picked community leadership and development and 16 percent chose kinesiology.”
- Jim Delany’s noblesse oblige.
- Three Georgia players made the freshman All-SEC team.
- Georgia isn’t looking for a new head coach, but you might want to take this test just for kicks, anyway. Don’t cheat!
In case you were wondering, the WWL has not assigned Herbstreit to call the Alabama-Ohio State game.
But he will be calling the national title game. So there’s at least one reason to root for the Tide.
Buffet on Thanksgiving? Too much?
For the first time I can remember, I’m going to prefer to listen to a Musburger-Palmer broadcast than the alternative.
You’ll be looking live at Paul Finebaum during the Iron Bowl — at least, you will if you tune into the SEC Network on Saturday night.
In addition to ESPN broadcasting Alabama-Auburn this Saturday night at 7:45 p.m. ET — the first Iron Bowl matchup on ESPN since 2007 — Finebaum will do a version of his popular radio show on the SEC Network during the same window. The special is titled Finebaum Film Room: Iron Bowl Live, with Finebaum hosting a call-in show throughout the game. The call-in show will start after the conclusion of SEC Network’s airing of Vanderbilt-Tennessee, and SEC Network viewers will see both Finebaum’s set and the live game concurrently on their screens. Finebaum, an SEC Network analyst, will be joined by some SEC Network regulars (such as Marcus Spears and Greg McElroy) during the broadcast.
ESPN actually refers to this as “authentically SEC”. Thanks for insulting millions of us, Mickey.
I told you CBS choosing to broadcast the Alabama-Florida game was a bad idea.
Sounds like Kirk Herbstreit made a new fan yesterday.
Two ESPN talking heads get into a Twitter debate about evolution, but only one gets a suspension. It’s the guy who defends the theory, which maybe isn’t such a surprise from the network that’s employed the likes of Lou Holtz and Craig James. But you’d think it would make more sense to play it even-handed, no?