Ed’s NCAA Football Week 1 Picks – 10 Best Games

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Thursday, September 3

9:00 PM – TCU at Minnesota

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Friday, September 4

10:15 PM – Washington at Boise State

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Saturday, September 5

12:00 PM – Stanford at Northwestern
3:30 PM – BYU at Nebraska
3:30 PM – UTEP at Arkansas
3:30 PM – Louisville at Auburn
7:00 PM – Arizona State at Texas A&M
7:30 PM – Texas at Notre Dame
8:00 PM – Wisconsin at Alabama

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Monday, September 7

8:00 PM – Ohio State at Virginia Tech

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Ed’s 2014 List Of College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck


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Boca Raton Bowl (December 23rd – 6:00 pm)
Marshall Thundering Herd
vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

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Sun Bowl (December 27th – 2:00 pm)
Arizona State Sun Devils
vs, Duke Blue Devils

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Holiday Bowl (December 27th – 8:00 pm)
Nebraska Cornhuskers
vs. USC Trojans

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Liberty Bowl (December 29th – 2:00 pm)
West Virginia Mountaineers
vs. Texas A&M Aggies

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Athletic Bowl (December 29th – 5:30 pm)
Oklahoma Sooners
vs. Clemson Tigers

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Music City Bowl (December 30th – 3:00 pm)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
vs. LSU Tigers

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Belk Bowl (December 30th – 6:30 pm)
Louisville Cardinals
vs. Georgia Bulldogs

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Peach Bowl (December 31st – 12:30 pm)
Ole Miss Rebels
vs. TCU Horned Frogs

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Fiesta Bowl (December 31st – 4:00 pm)
Boise State Broncos
vs. Arizona Wildcats

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Orange Bowl (December 31st – 8:00 pm)
Mississippi State Bulldogs
vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Outback Bowl (January 1st – 12:00 pm)
Wisconsin Badgers
vs. Auburn Tigers

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Cotton Bowl (January 1st – 12:30 pm)
Michigan State Spartans
vs. Baylor Bears

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Rose Bowl (January 1st – 5:00 pm)
Oregon Ducks
vs. Florida State Seminoles

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Sugar Bowl (January 1st – 8:30 pm)
Alabama Crimson Tide
vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

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Alamo Bowl (January 2nd – 6:45 pm)
Kansas State Wildcats
vs. UCLA Bruins

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National Championship Game (January 12th – 8:30 pm)
Oregon Ducks or Florida State Seminoles
vs. Alabama Crimson Tide or Ohio State Buckeyes

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5 Of Top 8 College Football Teams Go Down To Defeat

Week Of Upsets Turns College Football Upside Down: Who Is No. 1? – Bleacher Report

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It was advertised as must-see, the first meaningful – and potentially impactful – week of the youthful college football season. Oftentimes these instances provide more sizzle than steak, Week 6 was a glaring, glorious exception. It was madness. It was historic.

Take that AP Top 25 Poll from last week and toss it in the nearest wastebasket or fireplace. It will do you no good now. After 11 ranked teams (that’s almost half) fell in one weekend, we’ll have to go back to the drawing board.

It began with No. 2 Oregon on Thursday night. The Ducks, even as more than a three-touchdown favorite coming off a bye and playing at home, were unable to hold off Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats.

Texas A&M, the nation’s No. 6 team heading into Week 6, fell to Mississippi State in Starkville, albeit as a slight underdog. And to ensure that the entire state of Mississippi had something to celebrate, Ole Miss took out Alabama – the No. 3 team – prompting a field takeover for the ages.

Just as the chaos of Oxford was setting in, TCU took out No. 4 Oklahoma following a blitz of touchdowns and turnovers. And, to cap off a day of carnage, Utah took down No. 8 UCLA on a missed last-second field goal.

The result is pure, unaltered chaos and the first major shakeup of a season that still has so much more to give. Given the scenario, it also makes the search for the nation’s No. 1 team a taxing task.

As for the unbeaten contenders worthy of consideration, let’s explore the options.

FLORIDA STATE

Until further notice, this is the No. 1 team. Florida State has acquired that label, and it didn’t change on Saturday. Now, despite the label, the Seminoles haven’t looked the part of the nation’s top team for much of this season, although one of the alternatives to winning ugly is losing outright. (See: Above.)

Florida State started slow once again against Wake Forest – one of the country’s most anemic offenses – but quickly pulled away after some initial struggles. The defense played its best game, albeit against a unit it should look good against, and the offense eventually picked up the pace.

But Jameis Winston, at least by the absurd standards he set last year, has struggled. The offensive line has had issues. The defense, at times, has looked vulnerable.

And yet, Florida State still has more overall talent than just about any other team. It simply comes down to putting it together. More importantly, it comes down to staying unbeaten, and the Seminoles have managed to do just that.

Until that changes, regardless of the style points attached, Florida State isn’t going anywhere.

AUBURN

It’s no longer just a really fast, talented offense. The Auburn defense has taken enormous strides in 2014, something that was evident in an ugly win against Kansas State earlier this year and on Saturday in a blowout win against LSU.

The Tigers, having put it in cruise control for much of the season, showed off their next level against Les Miles’ youth-infused group on Saturday night.

Quarterback Nick Marshall showed the full range of skills that make him (and this team) dangerous. With multiple touchdowns passing and rushing on Saturday, Marshall showcased his advanced versatility that will continue to keep defenses honest. He also has a lovely buffet of weapons around him.

If Marshall’s defense can come close to matching the production it has delivered early on, this team will be incredibly difficult to beat.

With many meaningful conference games on the horizon – including an enormous tussle against Mississippi State next week – Auburn will have ample opportunities to validate its inclusion in this discussion.

Speaking of…

MISSISSIPPI STATE

It’s time to start viewing Mississippi State as more than just a good story. And really, this conversation should have started before Week 6.

Following its dominating 48-31 victory over Texas A&M – and it wasn’t even that close – the Bulldogs have thrown their name in the ring when it comes to consideration for the top team in the country.

We don’t hand out October Heismans, thankfully, but you could make the argument that quarterback Dak Prescott would be your winner if the award was handed out Saturday. That’s a fancy way of highlighting his incredible production, and his five-touchdown game against A&M was an extension of what he’s done all season.

Add in running back Josh Robinson – maybe the nation’s most underrated back – and offensively this group has been sensational. With the defense playing the way it is, particularly up front, it’s hard to find any glaring holes with this roster.

With Auburn on deck, the celebration will be short. The Bulldogs, no longer content with a “nice” season, are on the verge of something far greater.

OLE MISS

When you beat Alabama, you get noticed. That’s not the only reason why Ole Miss warrants your consideration as the nation’s top team, although it’s a fabulous place to start.

The Rebels’ 23-17 victory over the Crimson Tide was a good synopsis of what they’ve done all year. The defense might be the best in the country or, at the very least, one of the most athletic.

The offense, led by quarterback Bo Wallace, hasn’t been embraced quite the same way. After Wallace threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes on Saturday, however, that might change. Still, the reputation surrounding his inconsistent play will continue, even if he’s tired of hearing it, a sentiment echoed in his comments, courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger’s Riley Blevin:

Like its in-state rival, Ole Miss won’t have to wait long to back up this talk. Hugh Freeze’s team will visit a hungry Texas A&M next week, as the SEC West gauntlet continues.

We’ve been waiting for Freeze’s recruiting success to develop into something more. With no ceiling in sight yet, it would appear that this time is now.

OTHER TEAMS TO CONSIDER

Baylor: The Bears offense was stagnant for much of the first half against the Texas Longhorns, although the defense stepped up and has been better than anticipated. With Oklahoma’s loss, Baylor is suddenly the favorite in the Big 12. There’s plenty of work to be done – including a road game against the Sooners along with a lively and alive TCU squad – although the Bears have done more than simply survive.

Notre Dame: At this point, perhaps it’s a stretch to anoint the Irish as the nation’s top team. And yet, Notre Dame’s victory against the Stanford Cardinal in brutal conditions highlighted the various ways this team can win. It’s so much more than quarterback Everett Golson; this defense has played fabulously thus far.

An Array of One-Loss Teams: We’re breaking the rules here, but it’s important we do so. Look at your calendar. It is early October. So much can and will happen over the next few months, which is something this sport has taught you time and time again.

A loss isn’t the end of the world, especially with the debut of a four-team playoff. While it can be an enormous, telling setback, the beauty of it all is the finish line is still nowhere in sight.

THE VERDICT

Given the limited sample size that suddenly seems exponentially larger, give me Auburn as the nation’s No. 1 team after six weeks of college football.

The programs listed above – as well as others not mentioned – could all make strong cases as the top team in the country. With Auburn becoming more balanced each week, however, I’ll give the Tigers a slight edge at the moment.

But, as chaos looms, we’ll see how long this lasts.

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*VIDEOS* With Only 3 Weeks Left Until NFL Pre-Season Begins, Here’s A Little Something To Fill The Football Gap


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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

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Russell Athletic Bowl

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

Miami Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals

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Chick-fil-A Bowl

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

Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies

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Capital One Bowl

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

Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

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Rose Bowl

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

Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans

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Fiesta Bowl

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

UCF Knights vs. Baylor Bears

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Sugar Bowl

Thursday – January 2nd – 8:30 p.m. ET

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

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Cotton Bowl

Friday – January 3rd – 7:30 p.m. ET

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri Tigers

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Orange Bowl

Friday – January 3rd – 8:30 p.m. ET

Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

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BCS National Championship

Monday – January 6th – 8:30 p.m. ET

Florida State Seminoles vs. Auburn Tigers

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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


REGION 1
Division A
Rutgers
Connecticut
Boston College
Army
Division B
Maryland
Navy
Syracuse
Buffalo
Massachusetts

REGION 2
Division A
Ohio State
Penn State
Temple
Miami (OH)
Indiana
Division B
Ohio
Toledo
Bowling Green
Pittsburgh
Purdue
Division C
Notre Dame
Kent State
Cincinnati
Ball State
Akron

REGION 3
Division A
Duke
South Carolina
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Marshall
Virginia
Division B
Clemson
North Carolina State
West Virginia
East Carolina
Virginia Tech

REGION 4
Division A
Florida
Georgia
South Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Division B
Florida State
UCF
Miami (FL)
Georgia Tech

REGION 5
Division A
Alabama
Middle Tennessee
South Alabama
UAB
Memphis
Division B
Louisville
Arkansas
Vanderbilt
Missouri
Auburn
Division C
Western Kentucky
Troy
Arkansas State
Tennessee
Kentucky

REGION 6
Division A
Wisconsin
Michigan
Iowa State
Minnesota
Illinois
Eastern Michigan
Division B
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Iowa
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Central Michigan

REGION 7
Division A
Louisiana Tech
Oklahoma
Louisiana-Monroe
Tulane
Southern Miss
Division B
Mississippi State
LSU
Louisiana-Lafayette
Ole Miss
Oklahoma State

REGION 8
Division A
Utah State
Brigham Young
Utah
Colorado State
Kansas State
Wyoming
Division B
Boise State
Nebraska
Idaho
Colorado
Air Force
Kansas

REGION 9
Division A
Tulsa
Texas A&M
Texas State
Southern Methodist
Rice
Division B
Texas Tech
San Jose State
Houston
UTEP
Division C
TCU
Texas
UTSA
Baylor
North Texas

REGION 10
Division A
Oregon State
Nevada
Arizona State
Stanford
New Mexico State
UNLV
Division B
USC
Arizona
Fresno State
California
Washington State
Hawaii
Division C
Oregon
UCLA
New Mexico
San Diego State
Washington

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.

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PLAYOFFS CONFIGURATION

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.
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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).

Click HERE For Rest Of Story

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

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

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