Friday, 19 October 2007

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NCAA Roundup: Golden Bear Market

Backup QB unable to save the day; rankings suffer another shakedown.
Here we are, halfway through the college football season. The BCS rankings came out this week, and there will probably be large amounts of intrigue and argument from here on out. That intrigue begins at the top, which is no longer the top now. Sure, LSU was unsuccessful in defending their number one ranking for a second week, but they weren't...

Week Six NFL Power Rankings (From an Amateur)

Six down, eleven to go.
It was another wild week in the NFL. With only two teams left unbeaten and two teams left winless, the rest of the league is somewhere in limbo. Things aren’t solidifying yet, but the season’s almost halfway over: contenders are coming out of the woodworks.Week 6: 1. New England Patriots (6-0) (Previous rank: 1): This team just keeps...

Eric Byrnes' Comeuppance Equals South Florida's "Up 'N Come-ance"

Also: Kobe's perpetual trade winds, Manny Ramirez's home run pose, and Carl Edwards' cherry picking.
Batting Around is BC Sports' look back at the week's happenings in the world o' sports, presented in a lineup card format for some undisclosed reason.The Lineup Card1. CF Eric Byrnes2. QB Matt Grothe3. SG Kobe Bryant4. LF Manny Ramirez5. #"60" Carl Edwards6. DE Paul Spicer7. RB Adrian Peterson8. G Niklas Backstrom9. RP Rafael...

NCAA Football Week 8 Preview

Expect throwdowns in Illinois/Michigan, Kentucky/LSU, and Middle Tennessee/Arkansas State.
BC Tailgate is the official home on Blogcritics for college football news, rants, and riffs. Every conference is covered -- we don't play favorites to the big boys.ACC by GeevesBig East by Dan McGowanBig Ten by GeevesBig XII by Ben MiraskiConference USA by Matt SussmanIndependents by Benjamin CosselMAC by Zach BakerMountain West by Matt...

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

NHL Suspensions Make Sense

The league was left with little choice but to hand down severe punishment when it comes to incidences involving the head.
The NHL suspended Jesse Boulerice of the Philadelphia Flyers for 25 games following his vicious cross check to the face of Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kessler.It was the right decision and signals that the NHL is finally ready to deal with the issue. It only takes a few to bring bad (and sometimes overblown) press to the league. Ironically,...

Aloha Oi Vey: Hawaii Escapes San Jose State With OT Win

It's probably time to stop swooning over Hawaii and Heisman hopeful Colt Brennan.
At the beginning of this college football season, Hawaii was the trendy 'dark horse' pick to be 'this year's Boise State.' (See: Statue of Liberty Marriage Proposal Play that you all know by heart now.)There was a lot of debate as to how similar Hawaii was to Texas Tech - how easy their nonconference schedule was, how easy their...

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LSU Tigers Can't Find Another Bluegrass Miracle

A crazy last-minute play saved LSU from certain doom in 2002. This year's trip to Kentucky didn't end quite so well.
The shuffle continues atop the national rankings, and we have the rip-roaring Southeastern Conference to thank for the latest commotion.The No. 1 LSU Tigers will be welcomed home tomorrow as a team newly housed somewhere towards the bottom of the top 10 after a blown lead and three overtimes led to a loss against 17th ranked Kentucky.Kentucky QB...

Steinbrenner Still At A Loss As Yankees' Leader

The Boss's plan to fire Joe Torre yet again exposes his own flaws as a leader.
According to many published reports, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will fire the team's manager Joe Torre this week for failing to lead the Yankees past the American League Division Series for the third consecutive year. Steinbrenner backers say that the owner pays for the groceries, paraphrasing former NFL coach Bill Parcells, and...