Coaching carousel takes turn for the worse: College Football’s least shocking surprise

Oct 3, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA;  University of Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong before the game against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

My good buddy J-Dub just wrote a post where he used the plot of “A Fish Called Wanda” to explain to us that professional sports are a nasty business. I’m not quite sure why he spent his holiday weekend telling Continue reading

The thin line between love and hate is exactly 48 hours

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You sit right down at your family’s Thanksgiving table and are surrounded by the ones you love… and a few strays you barely know but who were nice enough to bring dessert so you nod and pretend to know their Continue reading

Why I love (and hate) betting underdogs all at the same time

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The following is a tale of success and heartbreak.  It’s a story of unlikelihood yet perfect probability.  For on any given Saturday… I say Saturday because betting on college football is perhaps the most thrilling way to make money wagering Continue reading

What Did Tennessee? What Arkansas: The Conclusion of a Vacation Well Spent

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Remember at the beginning of this adventure when I A-Teamingly hinted that I liked when a plan comes together?  The objective of this trip was for four old friends to visit Memphis and travel to Fayetteville to see Florida take Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

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“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading

The Long Trek to Fayetteville, Part Deux

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Upon arrival in Atlanta, where my flight to Memphis connected, I found Hartsfield-Jackson Airport instantly fascinating. One could live comfortably in that airport and never have to leave its friendly confines, except for the occasional sun tanned dose of Vitamin Continue reading

The Trek to Fayetteville, Arkansas

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I love it when a plan comes together.  I hate it when one doesn’t. As a (two-time) graduate of the University of Florida, I’ve seen countless games at the stadium that is currently known as Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Continue reading

Oh, no! We suck again! The auspicious start to the SEC’s season

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In Starkville, Mississippi, a junior field goal kicker lines up from 29 yards away to give his team a hard-fought, last second victory.  The ball sails left, clanking off the goal post.  The heavy underdog South Alabama would escape with Continue reading

The rise and fall of Lawrence Phillips

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In the wake of the nation’s most dominant college running back winning the Heisman Trophy, I couldn’t help but think about another who didn’t. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was a lifetime ago.  It’s been Continue reading