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2013/2014 College Football Bowl Games Worth Watching

Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday – December 21st – 3:30 p.m. ET

Fresno State Bulldogs vs. USC Trojans


Russell Athletic Bowl

Saturday – December 28th – 6:45 p.m. ET

Miami Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals


Chick-fil-A Bowl

Tuesday – December 31st – 8:00 p.m. ET

Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies


Capital One Bowl

Wednesday – January 1st – 1:00 p.m. ET

Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks


Rose Bowl

Wednesday – January 1st – 4:30 p.m. ET

Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans


Fiesta Bowl

Wednesday – January 1st – 8:30 p.m. ET

UCF Knights vs. Baylor Bears


Sugar Bowl

Thursday – January 2nd – 8:30 p.m. ET

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide


Cotton Bowl

Friday – January 3rd – 7:30 p.m. ET

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri Tigers


Orange Bowl

Friday – January 3rd – 8:30 p.m. ET

Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes


BCS National Championship

Monday – January 6th – 8:30 p.m. ET

Florida State Seminoles vs. Auburn Tigers


*VIDEO* Peewee Football Team Executes ‘Statue Of Liberty’ Play Perfectly


Doug’s NFL picks Week 1

I vow to kick Ed Daley’s backside this year! Here we go

Broncos Bash Ravens

Pats Pound Bills

Seahawks soar past Panthers

Da Bears Best Da Bengals

Browns Batter Dolphins

Lions Maul Vikes

Colts Clobber Raiders

Chiefs Chop Jags 

Bucs Blast Jets

Saints Stun Falcons

Steelers  stomp the Titans

Rams Roast Cards

Niners Pound the Pack

Cowboys corral the Giants

Redskins rap the Eagles

Chargers charbroil the Texans

So we differ in five games, whoever does better (ME) in those wins the week


Dougs NFL picks Week 14

And here is week 14

Skins over Ravens

Broncos over Raiders

Browns over Chiefs

Steelers over Chargers

Colts over Titans

Jags over Jets

Vikings over Bears

Falcons over Panthers

Bucs over Eagles

Bills over Rams

Cowboys over Bengals

Niners over Dolphins

Giants over Saints

Seahawks over Cards

Pack over Lions

Pats over Texans

Season 122-69

Week 13 10-6 Bleh!

Week 12 8-8!

Week 11 14-0! WAHOO!

Week 10 10-4

Week 9 11-3

Week 8 6-8 UGH

Week 7 picks 10-3

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5


Ed Redesigns The NCAA Division 1 Football League – Includes Playoffs Configuration

Division A
Boston College
Division B

Division A
Ohio State
Penn State
Miami (OH)
Division B
Bowling Green
Division C
Notre Dame
Kent State
Ball State

Division A
South Carolina
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Division B
North Carolina State
West Virginia
East Carolina
Virginia Tech

Division A
South Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Division B
Florida State
Miami (FL)
Georgia Tech

Division A
Middle Tennessee
South Alabama
Division B
Division C
Western Kentucky
Arkansas State

Division A
Iowa State
Eastern Michigan
Division B
Northern Illinois
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Central Michigan

Division A
Louisiana Tech
Southern Miss
Division B
Mississippi State
Ole Miss
Oklahoma State

Division A
Utah State
Brigham Young
Colorado State
Kansas State
Division B
Boise State
Air Force

Division A
Texas A&M
Texas State
Southern Methodist
Division B
Texas Tech
San Jose State
Division C
North Texas

Division A
Oregon State
Arizona State
New Mexico State
Division B
Fresno State
Washington State
Division C
New Mexico
San Diego State

Note: during the regular season, each team will play 3 games in their division, 3 games in their region but outside their division, and 6 games in other regions.



First Round
The 24 divison winners will play 12 games in 6 days (over 2 consecutive weeks). Each matchup will be based on win/loss records and schedule strenghts so that No. 1 plays No. 2, No. 3 plays No. 4, No. 5 plays No. 6, etc.

Second Round
The 12 remaining teams will play 6 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by first round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – strength of opponents based on regular season rankings.

No. 1 plays No. 4, No. 2 plays No, 7, No. 3 plays No. 6, No. 5 plays No. 10, No. 8 plays No.12, and No. 9 plays No. 11.

Third Round
The 6 remaining teams will play 3 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by combined first and second round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 plays No. 3, No, 2 plays No. 5 and No. 4 plays No.6.

Note: these 3 games will called the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Cotton Bowl respectively.

Fourth Round
The 3 remaining teams will be ranked by combined first, second and third round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 will have a week off while No. 2 plays No. 3 to determine who meets No. 1 in the national championship game.

Note: this game will be called the Rose Bowl and will be played on New Year’s Day.

National Championship
No. 1 pays No. 2.

Note: this game will be called the Camp Bowl – named for Walter C. Camp, the father of American football.

*VIDEO* 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Highlights (With Victory March)


Dougs NFL picks, Week 9

I must be practicing for senility, I forgot to do these three times today!

Chargers over Chiefs

Ravens over Browns

Lions over Jaguars

Pack over Cards

Bears over Titans

Texans over Bills

Colts over Dolphins

Skins over Panthers

Bengals over Broncos

Giants over Steelers

Seahawks over Vikings

Bucs over Raiders

Falcons over Cowboys

Saints over Eagles

Season 69-48

Week 8 6-8 UGH

Week 7 picks 10-3

Week 6 Picks 9-5

Week 5 picks 8-5

Week 4 picks 10-5

Week 3 picks 7-9 UGH

Week 2 picks 8-8 UGH

Week 1 picks 11-5


Sam Durley Sets NCAA Passing Record, Throws For 736 Yards

Sam Durley Sets NCAA Passing Record, Throws For 736 Yards In Eureka College’s 62-55 Win Over Knox – New York Daily News

Eureka (Ill.) College quarterback Sam Durley threw for 736 yards Saturday in a 62-55 victory over Knox to break the NCAA single-game passing record.

Durley completed 34 of 52 passes and threw for five touchdowns, including two in the final two minutes as the Red Devils closed the Division III game with 17 unanswered points.

The record-breaking throw came with 20 seconds remaining when Durley hit Jake Bane on a 13-yard touchdown pass. That broke the record of 731 yards passing set by Menlo College’s Zamir Amin in 2000 against Cal Lutheran, which was also a Division III game.

Houston’s David Klingler holds the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision single-game passing record with 716 yards against Arizona State in 1990.

In addition to the NCAA record, Durley also set school records for all-time passing yardage (6,095), attempts (792) and touchdowns (48).

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Tiki Barber the walking definition of an asshole


After he retired from the the Giants, he ripped his former team mates, who promptly won a Super Bowl without him. Now he has taken despicability to a new low, cheating on his wife with a bimbo, leaving his wife her for a bimbo while his wife was eight months pregnant. What a prick! Way to treat your wife and kids Tiki. And, to be frank, his wife was a lot hotter than the bimbo skeleton he left her for

First the bimbo, who will one day dump Tiki for a younger, or richer guy


Hey what is THAT supposed to mean?

Even if Lance IS a Packers fan, and a BADGERS fan, he is OK. I mean consider his taste in blogs. I thank Lance for linking my podcast site and complimenting my “fine radio voice”. But, I must note his blog headline that reads, in part You may not believe that GatorDoug can come up with one whole thought a day. Upon reading that I might ask a question Lance often asks on his fine blog “What is that supposed to mean”. But, I know Lance is just joking, and thank him for the links. Lance is a great blogger, and his place should be one of your daily stops. AFTER you come here first of course!

Your Marxist Moron of the Day is

This tool. Buzz Bissinger? Really? He thinks college football should be banned! A piece of advice Buzz, do not dare go into an SEC town and identify yourself. Seriously. 

In more than 20 years I’ve spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.

That’s because college football has no academic purpose. Which is why it needs to be banned. A radical solution, yes. But necessary in today’s times. Football only provides the thickest layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges and universities these days are all about distraction, nursing an obsession with the social well-being of students as opposed to the obsession that they are there for the vital and single purpose of learning as much as they can to compete in the brutal realities of the global economy.

Oh will you shut the Hell up please! Who wants to bet this douchebag drinks white wine with a pinkie extended?

*LIVE STREAMING* 2012 NFL Draft – Round 1: Thursday, April 26 (8pm ET)

Round 1: Thursday, April 26 (8pm ET) — Click HERE to view results of round 1.

• Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 27 (7pm ET)

• Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 28 (Noon ET)

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L.A. Board of Supervisors Impose $1,000 Fine for Having Fun on the Beach

Doug Powers, blogging at Michelle’s site reports on another case of Californiaitis

If you outlaw throwing footballs on the beach, only outlaws will throw footballs on the beach:

The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.

In passing the 37-page ordinance (PDF) on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.

The updated rules now prohibit “any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll” any object other than a beach ball or volleyball “upon or over any beach” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Good grief! The Nanny State just keeps rolling along doesn’t it? Powers adds a humorous commentary

My guess is that the Board of Supervisors, in an abundance of concern for the health of all beach-goers, is worried that overly active people throwing footballs and frisbees could eventually lead to an innocent bystander spilling his container of complimentary City of Los Angeles heroin needles all over the sand, where an illegal alien might then step on one — and that’s a risk that can’t be taken. Goodbye frisbees and footballs!

Ridiculous? Sure, but given that this is California we are talking about, it could easily happen

Ed’s NFL Conference Championships Picks – 2011 / 2012

……………………..Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots


………………………..New York Giants @ San Francisco 49ers


………………………——— Weeks 1 – 17 Picks (Totals) ——— 179 Wins77 Losses ———


Texans Come Unglued In Baltimore Like Ron Paul At A Foreign Policy Debate

Ravens Beat Texans To Advance In Playoffs – AFP

Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and the Baltimore Ravens defeated Houston 20-13 on Sunday, advancing to an NFL playoff showdown next week at New England for a berth in Super Bowl 46.

The Ravens’ trademark defense forced four turnovers, two of them interceptions by Ladarius Webb, that set up 17 Baltimore points as the hosts spoiled the first playoff appearance in the Texans’ 10-year history.


Baltimore qualified for next Sunday’s American Conference final against the host Patriots to decide a berth in Super Bowl 46 on February 5 at Indianapolis. The Patriots eliminated Denver 45-10 on Saturday.

The gridiron championship spectacle’s other team will be decided next Sunday in the National Conference final between the San Francisco 49ers and the winner of Sunday’s later game between the New York Giants and defending champion Green Bay.

The Ravens won a regular-season matchup at home 29-14 against the Texans and took charge again early in the rematch.

Houston opened the scoring 2:36 into the game on a 40-yard Neil Rackers field goal but the Texans’ Jacoby Jones fumbled a punt and Baltimore’s Jimmy Smith recovered at the Texans’ 3-yard line.

Three plays later, Flacco flipped a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kris Wilson to put Baltimore ahead 7-3 just 5:09 into the game and the Ravens added to the margin only 3:42 later on Billy Cundiff’s 48-yard field goal.

Webb intercepted a pass from Houston rookie T.J. Yates at the Texan 34-yard line and the Ravens took advantage on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Anquan Boldin for a 17-3 lead after the first quarter.

Rackers closed the gap for Houston with a 33-yard field goal 3:18 into the second quarter and the Texans drove 86 yards to reach the end zone on a 1-yard Arian Foster run 9:30 later to pull within 17-13 at half-time.

Defenders seized command in the second half.

Houston could not close the gap as Rackers hit the crossbar to miss on a 50-yard field goal attempt 9:06 into the third quarter.

Baltimore followed by driving 59 yards to the Houston 1-yard line but Ray Rice was stopped inches from the goal line by the Texans on a fourth-down run, thwarting the Ravens after they decided not to try a short field goal kick.

Webb picked off Yates again midway into the fourth quarter and Cundiff put the Ravens ahead 20-13 by kicking a 44-yard field goal with 2:42 remaining.

Pushing for an equalizing touchdown, the Texans were thwarted when Ed Reed intercepted a Yates pass at the 4-yard line.

Baltimore could not run out the clock and punted to the Texans, who reached the Ravens 44 but turned the ball over on downs after a desperation throw fell incomplete at the goal line with 11 seconds remaining.

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Ed’s NFL Divisional Playoffs Picks – 2011 / 2012

New Orleans Saints @ San Francisco 49ers – Saints

Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots – Patriots

Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers – Packers

——— Weeks 1 – 17 Picks (Totals) ——— 179 Wins77 Losses ———


I Blame God…

Denver Broncos’ Tim Tebow Scores Another Miracle Victory, Beats Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlissberger In Overtime Of AFC Wild Card Playoffs – New York Daily News

Before the end of the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Church of the Holy Ghost on the quiet downtown corner of California and 18th, the Rev. Greg Cleveland, adorned in white-gold vestments for the Epiphany, stood behind a wooden lectern. He spread his arms out wide, welcoming all communicants, ranging from the Pittsburgh Steelers fan dressed in a black Troy Polamalu jersey to the Broncos’ fanatic in navy blue John Elway attire. Cleveland, absorbing the scene, issued a blessing upon the faithful.


“May we hope that Tebow has another miracle in him,” he said, referring to Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, a devout Christian and mystical game manager.

The crowd laughed, applauded and listened still. Cleveland then trained his attention on the visiting Steelers and their sizable quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

“The bigger the Ben, the harder they fall,” Cleveland said.

The Book of Tebow turned another page as afternoon cooled into night, re-routing a season seemingly derailed in recent weeks with a riveting 80-yard touchdown connection with wideout Demaryius Thomas for the game-winning touchdown. It was the final touch of a 29-23 overtime win that relied upon an aerial attack over the Steelers in a Wild Card game played out before 75,658 fans at Mile High.

Pittsburgh, hobbled by injuries, including Roethlisberger’s continued ankle issues, looked helpless in limiting Tebow, as the Broncos, champions of the AFC West, burst through the opening round to face the New England Patriots in Foxborough on Saturday night.

Tebow completed 10 of 21 pass attempts for 316 yards and two touchdowns.

The Broncos’ brain trust utilized Tebow in multiple formations, taking advantage of his left arm as much as his legs. The second-year quarterback received the majority of his snaps in the shotgun, shifted out wide as a receiver in a Wildcat package and maneuvered past defenders on quarterback keepers. He scrambled from pressure, scampered into the secondary on several read-option runs and altogether shook free from the league-wide scouting reports that declared him a liability in the passing game.

The game nearly turned on a running play by Broncos tailback Willis McGahee. Rushing right, McGahee was stripped by Steelers defensive back Ryan Mundy and linebacker LaMarr Woodley recovered the loose ball at the 44-yard line. Roethlisberger sacked for six yards on the subsequent first down, but, forever resilient, he maintained poise ni the pocket, finding former Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery for a 31-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 23-23 with 3:48 remaining in the game.

Passing proved problematic early. His first two attempts fell incomplete; a third, to wideout Eric Decker, was first marked a nine-yard completion, only to be ruled a lateral by officials. He connected again with Decker on a crossing pattern for a 21-yard gain, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin challenged the reception and the referees overruled it. Worse still, Decker endured a knee injury and left the field. No matter. Tebow dropped a 53-yard pass in wideout Demaryius Thomas’s hands along the left sideline. Lance Ball rushed one yard before Tebow hit receiver Eddie Royal for a 30-yard score.

When it was over, Tebow and teammates circled around midfield as a fan behind the Steelers bench held up a sign with one word repeated three times.




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Giants Treat Falcons Like $3 Hookers

Giants Rout Falcons 24-2 In NFC Wild-Card Game – ABC News

Even Eli Manning’s feet are dangerous.

Manning punctuated his best pro season Sunday by throwing for three touchdowns and scrambling for a 14-yard gain that woke up New York’s offense. He sparked the Giants to a 24-2 rout of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild-card game Sunday, their first postseason victory since their Super Bowl upset of undefeated New England four years ago.

Next up is just as big a challenge for the Giants (10-7): the defending champion Packers in Green Bay next Sunday. New York lost 38-35 to Green Bay in December.


The team that couldn’t run the ball will be sprinting there, bringing along a defense the Packers (15-1) actually might fear.

And an offense led by Manning, who hooked up on a 72-yard catch and run by Hakeem Nicks in the third quarter that put away the inept Falcons (10-7). Manning also connected on a 4-yard TD with Nicks in the second period, and a 27-yard TD throw to Mario Manningham in the fourth quarter that finished it off.

The Giants head to Green Bay with more balance on offense and more stinginess on defense than they’ve displayed most of the season. Their last postseason trip to Lambeau Field was a 23-20 overtime victory for the NFC championship two weeks before they upset the Patriots.

The tempo in the first playoff game at MetLife Stadium was set by New York’s defense, which never allowed Atlanta to get going, and by the league’s lowest-ranked rushing game, which ran for a season-high 172 yards, 92 by Brandon Jacobs and 63 by Ahmad Bradshaw. The Giants averaged 5.5 yards a carry, 2 yards more than in the regular season.

For all of Jacobs’ and Bradshaw’s success, it was Manning’s escape and 14-yard dash on third down in the second period that got the Giants rolling. Jacobs soon broke a 34-yard run, and Manning hit Nicks on a post pattern to put the Giants up 7-2.

They never really had to look back as the Falcons bumbled their way to their third straight playoff loss under coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan.

New York was aided greatly by Atlanta’s penchant for gambling on fourth downs — and failing. Twice the Giants stymied the Falcons on fourth-and-1 as Ryan’s sneaks went nowhere. The defense also stopped Michael Turner, supposedly the most effective runner on the field, on a third-and-inches late in the third period.

Atlanta missed on a fourth-down try in overtime that cost the Falcons a game against New Orleans during the season. While they negated New York’s recently revitalized pass rush for much of the day, the Falcons couldn’t gain any traction on the ground, being held to 64 yards rushing.

Both offenses sputtered in the first half with an assortment of penalties, drops and poor throws.

When the Falcons wheeled out the no-huddle offense, though, they marched from their 10 to a fourth-and 1 at the New York 24. On the first play of the second quarter, Ryan was stacked up on his sneak.

But it turned out positively for the Falcons anyway.

Giants guard Chris Snee was called for holding, and, from his 13, Manning was pressured back into the end zone by James Sanders. He threw the ball away to avoid the sack, resulting in a safety.

New York had its own fourth-and-inches run on its first touchdown drive. Jacobs ran over safety Thomas DeCoud on the play from the Atlanta 6.

Nicks caught his post pattern over Dominique Franks, the fill-in for injured cornerback Brent Grimes, to make it 7-2.

The Giants’ most recent home playoff victory was a 41-0 rout of Minnesota for the 2000 NFC title.

Atlanta’s last playoff win was in 2005 over St. Louis when Michael Vick still was the Falcons’ quarterback.

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