The best reason ever to hope Duke loses every game they play

You have to respect Duke for the record of excellence, mainly due to having Coach K around, and I have  never had an issue with the Cameron Crazies for taunting opposing players. I have always hated Duke because they get, in my view “Notre Dame” type treatment from the media. Of course no one gets treated as special as the Notre Dame football program, which is why I despise Notre dame and pull for them to lose every game they play, but Duke basketball comes close. But back to those Cameron Crazies. They did something recently that should make everyone hate them for the spoiled little bastards that they are.

Sicko News has the story and video

Now their Cameron Crazies pack of students are in limelight again. They were filmed while taunting a player of the opposite team. You think this is normal. Well wait for it then. They were taunting him on the death of his grandmother. Can’t believe it right? Tyler Lewis had lost his grandmother on Saturday and apparently they both were close to each other.

When Lewis came to free throw line last night, the crowd was filmed chanting, “Where is your grandma?” Duke has obviously disagreed with the fact that this happened but the video says it all.

 

Tide rolling some Midwest football team, Stacy McCain living it up

Alabama is beating Notre Dame like a rented mule. And The Other McCain is having a ball

Eddie Lacy ran for nearly 100 yards and scored two touchdowns, while Alabama’s defense manhandled top-ranked Notre Dame as the Crimson Tide took a 21-0 halftime lead over the BCS college football championship game Monday in Miami.

Alabama dominated from the outset, driving 82 yards in six plays for a 20-yard touchdown run for Lacy. The Crimson Tide capitalized on mistakes by a Notre Dame defense that seemed unnerved and unsteady. Lacy continued pounding away on the second ‘Bama TD drive, alternatiing with passes by Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron who capped it with a 3-yard TD pass to Michael Williams.

Notre Dame’s QB Everett Golson and his offense were luckless. Golson completed only 8 of 16 passes for 93 yards in the first half, while the Irish running game amounted to only 31 yards. Alabama dominated time of possession by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, and the Crimson Tide defense limited Notre Dame to just five first downs in the first half.

Alabama drove 80 yards for its third TD of the night on a 1-yard run by freshman T.J. Yeldon, and scored again just before halftime on an 11-yard pass from McCarron to Lacy. McCarron ended the first half 12-for-18 for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

Quoting Nick Saban and his advice on how to get rid of Chuck Hagel

Superficial sarcasm is arguably unfair: Accusing Chuck Hagel of “hating” homosexuals or Jews because of policy disagreements? However . . .

Since when did the Left give a damn about fairness in politics?

“By Any Means Necessary” has long been the amoral nihilistic slogan of the radical Left, just like ”they bring a knife, you bring a gun” has always been the ruthless ethos of The Chicago Way.

Democrats are willing to accept Hagel’s alleged homophobia in order to gain a weapon with which to clobber the hated “neoconservatives,” by which they really mean, the Israel Lobby.

Let us pause to point out that there is no real reason to believe that the Bush administration’s ill-fated decision to invade Iraq — and the subsequent “nation-building” folly of a misguided scheme to impose democracy on Mesopotamia at the point of a bayonet — was a Zionist plot. Nevertheless, the exclusion of Old Right types from the high counsels of the Republican Party was an Idea that had Consequences.

Maybe you hate the Ron Paul/Chuck Hagel/Pat Buchanan strand of anti-interventionist America First conservatism, but in hindsight, wouldn’t it have been helpful if there had been at least one person in Dubya’s inner circle who could have said, “Hey, wait a minute here, Chief. Is this really a wise choice? Shouldn’t we be skeptical about this project? Aren’t we obliged to consider the downside risk?”

It’s obviously hard to include such people in the Inner Circle if their doubts about the policy merits of foreign adventurism are automatically condemned as evidence of Jew-hating. So . . .

With those serious caveats in mind, conservatives should not hesitate to roast liberals for the hypocrisy and cynicism inherent in the “Democrats for Hagel” bandwagon. If that vicious bastard Andrew Sullivan supports Hagel, this is reason enough for any patriotic American to oppose the Hagel nomination. And the obverse of this brutal logic is that we must welcome every ally to our cause of defeating Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, in order to inflict maximum embarrassment on the Democrats. They might “win” — Hagel’s nomination may be approved by the Senate — but the conservative strategy must be aimed at making that “win” as damaging as possible to the reputation of the Democratic Party.

If we can’t beat them, at least make sure we hurt them.

I tell ya he is REALLY, pardon the pun, on a ROLL!

Enjoy Mr. McCain

 

 

The end of another college football season

I love college football, to me it is far and away the greatest sport. I live and breathe Gator Orange and Blue from September through January every year, and I love Saturdays in the Fall. My Gators took some important steps forward this season, and with another top five recruiting class headed to Gainesville, next year should be even better. Tonight, another season ends, with Notre Dame playing Alabama for the National Championship. And, as always, I will root like Hell for the SEC team, and yes, root against Notre Dame. The second best thing about college football is rooting against someone, the first is rooting  your team of course. So, I watch tonight, with a bit of dread. The next eight months will see me longing for next September. Now, Roll Tide!

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So, Ed wanted to know about my college football playoff model

While we will never get my dream, a 16-team playoff, I am going to lay it out anyway, just so Ed can have a look, and hope that in the not too distant future, an 8 team playoff will happen. Here goes

Let us imagine that the NCAA asked me to design a playoff format. Let us imagine that system were in place today. This is how it would work

On the Friday/Saturday/Sunday following the conference championship games, We would begin the playoffs. The top 16 teams, according to the BCS poll would be in this playoff, with two games Friday, five games Saturday, and a final game Sunday. Seedings would work like this

#1 Notre Dame hosting #16 Nebraska

#2 Alabama hosting #15 Northern Illinois

#3 Florida hosting #13 Oregon State

#4 Oregon hosting #14 Clemson 

#5 Kansas State hosting #12 Florida State

#6 Stanford hosting #1o South Carolina 

#7 Georgia hosting #11 Oklahoma

#8 LSU hosting #9 Texas A&M 

NOTE: I redid a few seedings match ups to prevent so many inter-conference games. I did leave LSU-Texas A&M in place.

Now look at these games, who does not think that would make a great first round?

After these games are played, the eight losers would be eligible to receive invitations to various bowl games. The four BCS Bowls, Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar, would host the eight winners, according to seeding (highest vs lowest). Those games to be played January 1-2.

Let us say that these games would be #1 Notre Dame vs # 14 Clemson in the Orange Bowl. #2 Alabama vs #11 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. #3 Florida vs #6 Stanford in the Rose Bowl, and #5 K-State vs #8 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl

At this point, all the bowl games would be done, and four teams would still be standing

The following weekend, the two semi-final games would be played at two BCS sites, the four sites would rotate these semi-final games. Let us predict that #2 Alabama would play #14 Clemson in one and that #3 Florida would play #5 K-State in the other

The following Monday night, we would have the BCS Championship game. Held at a site picked by a committee, like the Superbowl site is picked

Let us predict that it would be Alabama and Florida.

Florida is your national champ. OK I might be biased there, but there is your model

A side note here. This year there would be four inter-conference match ups in the first round, that would be a rare occurrence, and one that could be remedied with some re-seeding. Such as # 3 playing #13 instead of playing #14, and #4 playing #14, rather than playing #14. You could also bracket these games like the NCAA basketball tourney with the winner of #1 vs #16 playing the winner of #8 vs #9.

Ed Picks The Winners Of The College Football Bowl Games That Actually Matter – 2013

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ROSE BOWL – 01/01/13 (5pm ET)
Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Stanford CardinalW

ORANGE BOWL – 01/01/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
Florida State SeminolesW

SUGAR BOWL – 01/02/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida vs. Louisville
Florida Gators – L

FIESTA BOWL – 01/03/13 (8:30pm ET)
Kansas State vs. Oregon
Oregon DucksW
Note: the Fiesta Bowl is one of many useless bowl game concepts that should never have been realized, but because the teams playing in it this year are among the top five teams in the country, I decided to include it in my list of bowl games that actually matter.

COTTON BOWL – 01/04/13 (8pm ET)
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Texas A&M AggiesW

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – 01/07/13 (8:30pm ET)
Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Related:

Ed’s list of college football bowl games that almost matter.

ALAMO BOWL – 12/29/12 (6:45pm ET)
Texas vs. Oregon State

SUN BOWL – 12/31/12 (2pm ET)
Georgia Tech vs. USC

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL – 12/31/12 (7:30pm ET)
LSU vs. Clemson

GATOR BOWL – 01/01/13 (12pm ET)
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

CAPITAL ONE BOWL – 01/01/13 (1pm ET)
Georgia vs. Nebraska

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Related:

Ed’s top ten list of the dumbest-named college football bowl games… in no particular order.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Maaco Bowl
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Belk Bowl
Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
GoDaddy.com Bowl
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*VIDEO* 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Highlights (With Victory March)



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Notre Dame, 43 Religious Organizations, Sue Government Over Contraception Mandate

Notre Dame, 43 Religious Organizations, Sue Government Over Contraception Mandate – Daily Caller

The University of Notre Dame has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the constitutionality of the contraception mandate.

According to the South Bend Tribune, the university is questioning the constitutionality of the regulation proposed by the administration that would require religious organizations to provide insurance coverage for services that go against the beliefs of the Catholic church.

The lawsuit, filed today, states that the mandate infringes on religious freedoms granted by the First Amendment, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other laws. In addition, the lawsuit challenges the Obama administration’s “unprecedented mandate that attacks the freedom to practice religion without government interference,” lifenews.com claimed.

Under the mandate proposed by the current administration, Notre Dame would be required to provide contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures in their insurance plans. The mandate also gives the government the power to determine which organizations are “religious” enough to warrant an exemption.

Notre Dame’s lawsuit was one of 12 that were filed on Monday against the Obama administration and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. According to lifenews.com, The suit names a total of 43 plaintiffs including Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Archdioceses of New York, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis, and the Dioceses of Dallas, Fort Worth, Rockville Centre, Pittsburgh, and the Michigan Catholic Conference.

The mandate, first proposed in late 2011, was first met with strong objections from Catholic universities, organizations and hospitals. But, in February 2012, President Obama and HHS Secretary Sebilus announced a “compromise” that would require insurance providers, not religious institutions, to shoulder the cost. That move was not acceptable to the institutions objecting on principle.

In a statement from the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, Jenkins wrote that the filing is about “the freedom of a religious organization to live its mission, and its significance goes well beyond any debate about contraceptives.”

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If Notre Dame joined the Big Ten, what would they call it?

Lance is wondering about  the possiblity of a 12th Big Ten team.

The Big Ten wants a 12th member:

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the Big Ten will soon make a more aggressive push toward adding a 12th member.

Speaking to Wisconsin’s athletic board on Friday, Alvarez, the former longtime Badgers football coach, said the conference already has investigated possibilities for expansion “from all over the country.” And though he places no timetable on the search, Alvarez thinks conference commissioner Jim Delany will respond to a group of athletic directors and coaches who want expansion.

…A 12th team would allow the Big Ten to split into divisions and hold a conference championship game. The Big Ten typically ends its football season two weeks before the other BCS conferences, though the addition of a permanent bye week in 2010 will shrink the gap by a week.

The “downside” to a conference championship game is: say you’ve got an undefeated team that is in line for the national championship. If that team loses the conference championship game, they get knocked out of national contention. There’s a lot of prestige and money in the national championship, so that’s bad.

It would be great to see the Big Ten, which now has 11 teams, add a 12th team. That would make it almost like a real college football conference. But, what would they call it? Stick with Big Ten? They stuck with that after adding Penn State, team number 11, The Big 12 is already taken. Hmmm.

How about the Cheese Head Conference? Or the Brat and Bad Beer Conference? Wait! I know! The Big Troglodyte Conference! With Lance as the commisioner!