Wednesday, December 11, 2013

0 HS player hits going out of bounds, behind the back 3

Marvey'o Otey was just trying to save a loose ball behind his back, but found the rim instead.




[via Deadspin]

0 Arizona Western punts for a safety

A mixture of not much behind a punt, wind, and a lucky bounce caused Arizona Western two points recently, as their punter kicked it straight up, and it bounced back through the end zone.



[via Bob's Blitz]

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

0 HS player hits full court shot for the win

Dylan Clingan of Cameron County in Pennsylvania got famous recently when he hit a nearly full court shot for the win against Ridgway Elkers.



[via Bob's Blitz]

Friday, December 6, 2013

0 Teddy Bridgewater goes Teddy Football

Teddy Bridgewater looked like Johnny Manziel last night as he scrambled away from pressure and found a receiver in the corner of the end zone.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

0 Ron Burgundy interview Peyton Manning

Ron Burgundy continues to be everywhere, and he stopped by ESPN to interview Peyton Manning, reliving his days playing scout team quarterback for San Diego State.

0 Avery Bradley goes over the backboard to beat the shot clock

Time was running down on the shot clock, and the ball was heading out of bounds, but that didn't stop Avery Bradley from going over the backboard to beat the buzzer.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

0 Chris Davis returns missed FG 100 yards for Auburn win

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, you probably saw Auburn win the Iron Bowl over Alabama in the craziest way possible, a game after beating Georgia in the craziest way possible. Don't you have to let them in the National Championship now if they beat Missouri just to see how they would win it? Like they would get a punt blocked, but the punter would scoop it up and run 94 yards for the score as time expires. Probably something crazier than that.

Anyway, here is the Auburn radio call of the game.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

0 Gerald Henderson sends outlet pass to fan's head

Gerald Henderson was pretty sure someone was supposed to be there when he kicked it out last night. Unfortunately for a lady in the stands, there was no one, because she got drilled in the head.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

0 Jason Kidd gets extra timeout by spilling his drink

Things haven't been going well for Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd, so much so that he had to resort to fake spilling his drink last night because he had no timeouts left. It appears that Kidd says "hit me" to one of his players, then proceeds to spill his drink when he does.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

0 Huntington wins on 3/4 court buzzer beater

Huntington University won over Marian Tuesday when Shane Merryman nailed it from 3/4 court distance.


Monday, November 25, 2013

0 Two Florida Gators block each other on a run play

I had seen the pictures over the weekend, but now their is video thanks to YouTube user Joenoles5. Two Florida Gators blocked each other in the loss to Georgia Southern.



[via Deadspin]

Sunday, November 24, 2013

0 Fresno St. scores on a fumblerooski

Fresno State was up 21-0, so I am not sure why they were doing trick plays, but nonetheless, they pulled out the fumblerooski.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

0 Things are going well when Roy Hibbert hits buzzer beating 3s

Things have been going extremely well for the Pacers so far this season, and you know that when Roy Hibbert is hitting buzzer beating three pointers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

0 Jabari Parker takes entire ECU team to the rim

There were five ECU players, four of which had a chance to stop Jabari Parker, but no one could as the freshman phenom went coast to coast and finished with a dunk.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

0 Michigan State fans outsmart Columbia players

On two consecutive possessions, Michigan State fans outsmarted Columbia's players by mischanting the countdown on the shot clock, adding a few seconds to force shot clock violations.




[via Reddit]

0 College Football Power Rankings

By Kenny Howell

Pretty lackluster weekend in College Football, as nothing really became clearer. Some people had Stanford in the National title race, but they were completely blocking out that they had lost to a really bad Utah team. Luckily, they lost again so they wouldn't have sneaked into the title game.

1. Alabama (10-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
3. Florida State (10-0)
4. Auburn (10-1)
5. Clemson (9-1)
6. Baylor (9-0)
7. Texas A&M (8-2)
8. Oregon (9-1)
9. South Carolina (8-2)
10. Oklahoma (8-2)
11. Michigan State (9-1)
12. Oklahoma State (9-1)
13. UCLA (8-2)
14. LSU (7-3)
15. UCF (8-1)
16. Texas (7-3)
17. Missouri (9-1)
18. Ole Miss (7-3)
19. Arizona State (8-2)
20. Fresno State (9-0)
21. Northern Illinois (10-0)
22. Stanford (8-2)
23. Michigan (7-3)
24. Wisconsin (8-2)
25. Nebraska (7-3)
26. Notre Dame (7-3)
27. Louisville (9-1)
28. USC (8-3)
29. Georgia (6-4)
30. Minnesota (8-2)
31. Miami (7-3)
32. Cincinnati (8-2)
33. Duke (8-2)
34. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2)
35. BYU (7-3)
36. Vanderbilt (6-4)
37. Washington (6-4)
38. East Carolina (8-2)
39. Toledo (7-3)
40. Georgia Tech (6-4)
41. Penn State (6-4)
42. Boise State (7-3)
43. Tennessee (4-6)
44. Ball State (9-2)
45. North Carolina (5-5)
46. Boston College (6-4)
47. Kansas State (6-4)
48. Texas Tech (7-4)
49. Oregon State (6-4)
50. San Diego State (6-4)
51. Buffalo (7-3)
52. North Texas (7-3)
53. Rice (7-3)
54. Houston (7-3)
55. Florida (4-6)
56. Iowa (6-4)
57. Arizona (6-4)
58. Mississippi State (5-6)
59. Virginia Tech (7-4)
60. Utah State (6-4)
61. Syracuse (5-5)
62. Rutgers (5-4)
63. MTSU (6-4)
64. Marshall (8-3)
65. Texas-San Antonio (5-5)
66. Washington State (5-5)
67. Maryland (6-4)
68. SMU (4-5)
69. Western Kentucky (6-4)
70. Bowling Green (7-3)
71. Arkansas State (6-4)
72. Florida Atlantic (4-6)
73. Arkansas (3-7)
74. Akron (4-7)
75. Navy (6-4)
76. Colorado State (6-5)
77. Louisiana-Monroe (5-5)
78. Central Michigan (4-6)
79. Wake Forest (4-6)
80. Utah (4-6)
81. Tulane (6-4)
82. UNLV (5-5)
83. Texas State (6-4)
84. Pittsburgh (5-5)
85. Indiana (4-6)
86. Ohio (6-4)
87. Memphis (3-6)
88. Kent State (2-8)
89. Colorado (4-6)
90. TCU (4-7)
91. Northwestern (4-6)
92. Kansas (3-7)
93. Louisiana Tech (4-6)
94. Air Force (2-8)
95. Virginia (2-8)
96. New Mexico State (1-9)
97. UTEP (2-8)
98. Army (2-7)
99. Eastern Michigan (2-8)
100. Idaho (1-9)
101. Nevada (4-7)
102. Kentucky (2-8)
103. Illinois (3-7)
104. San Jose State (5-5)
105. Troy (5-6)
106. South Florida (2-7)
107. Wyoming (4-6)
108. New Mexico (3-6)
109. South Alabama (3-6)
110. West Virginia (4-7)
111. N.C. State (3-7)
112. Temple (1-9)
113. Connecticut (0-9)
114. California (1-10)
115. Purdue (1-9)
116. Tulsa (2-8)
117. Iowa State (1-9)
118. UAB (2-8)
119. Southern Miss (0-9)
120. Florida International (1-9)
121. Hawaii (0-10)
122. UMASS (1-9)
123. Miami (Ohio) (0-10)
124. Western Michigan (0-10)
125. Georgia State (0-9)

0 UCF's Worton make game tying 1-handed catch

UCF was about to have an awful loss to a terrible Temple team, but J.J. Worton snagged a 1-handed catch from Blake Bortles. UCF eventually won the game.


0 The miracle hail mary at Auburn



You have already probably seen it by now, but why don't we watch it again. On 4th-and-18 with under a minute to go, Nick Marshall found Ricardo Louis, after two Georgia players kept the hail mary alive.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

0 Joe Johnson drops game winning layup



Phoenix was set up to take the last shot in overtime to either win or extend it to two overtimes, but Joe Johnson was able to snag a rebound and take it coast to coast for a Brooklyn win. Bad job of the Suns taking the shot too early to set it up for Johnson.

0 Zach Randolph accidentally scores 2 points



Zach Randolph was just trying to get a hold of the rebound last night, but got so much more.

Friday, November 15, 2013

0 OKC, Golden State trade game winners

It looked like Russell Westbrook had won it for the OKC Thunder last night when he hit a three with over 2 seconds to go, but Andre Iguodala had the answer with a three for the win.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

0 Cavs sideline reporter gets hit in the head, finishes report

Cleveland Cavaliers sideline reporter Allie Clifton was in the middle of a report under the basket during shoot arounds, and of course she got hit in the head. Unfazed, Clifton was the true professional and finished her report.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

0 Grantland spotlights HS coach who never punts, onside kicks every time



I love this kind of stuff. Pulaski Academy (Ark.) Head Coach Kevin Kelley has made a name for himself the last few years by never punting, going for it on every 4th down, and onside kicking it every time. He does this because he analyzed his game to find out what the risk reward of each of these were. He once led a team 29-0 before they even touched the ball.

There have been several pieces written on him, and he's been on national TV like HBO's Real Sports. It is well deserved because I think football is slow to change sometimes. I think many coaches are rehashing what they learn, and they've perfected their system over the years. Sometimes that works really well, sometimes it eventually will leave you behind. Kelley tries to get ahead of the curve, and he has been rewarded with three state championships in Arkansas. Above, Grantland did a short piece on him to kind of introduce you to him.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 12

By Kenny Howell

Several upsets forced a lot of changes in the top of this week's power rankings, as the National Championship race is becoming a little more clear. 

1. Alabama (9-0)
2. Ohio State (9-0)
3. Florida State (9-0)
4. Auburn (9-1)
5. Clemson (8-1)
6. Baylor (8-0)
7. Texas A&M (8-2)
8. Oregon (8-1)
9. South Carolina (7-2)
10. Texas (7-2)
11. Oklahoma (7-2)
12. Michigan State (8-1)
13. Stanford (8-1)
14. Oklahoma State (8-1)
15. UCLA (7-2)
16. LSU (7-3)
17. UCF (7-1)
18. Missouri (9-1)
19. Nebraska (7-2)
20. Ole Miss (6-3)
21. Miami (7-2)
22. Arizona State (7-2)
23. Fresno State (9-0)
24. Georgia (6-3)
25. Northern Illinois (9-0)
26. Michigan (6-3)
27. Wisconsin (7-2)
28. Notre Dame (7-3)
29. Louisville(8-1)
30. Washington (6-3)
31. USC (7-3)
32. Minnesota (8-2)
33. Cincinnati (7-2)
34. Duke (7-2)
35. Georgia Tech (6-3)
36. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-2)
37. Ball State (9-1)
38. Buffalo (7-2)
39. Arizona (6-3)
40. Oregon State (6-3)
41. Virginia Tech (7-3)
42. Texas Tech (7-3)
43. Tennessee (4-6)
44. BYU (6-3)
45. Houston (7-2)
46. Vanderbilt (5-4)
47. Florida (4-5)
48. East Carolina (7-2)
49. Toledo (6-3)
50. Mississippi State (5-5)
51. Rutgers (5-3)
52. Penn State (5-4)
53. Boise State (6-3)
54. North Carolina (4-5)
55. Syracuse (5-4)
56. Boston College (5-4)
57. Kansas State (5-4)
58. San Diego State (5-4)
59. North Texas (7-3)
60. Rice (6-3)
61. Iowa (6-4)
62. Utah State (6-4)
63. Texas State (6-3)
64. Middle Tennessee (6-4)
65. Marshall (7-3)
66. Ohio (6-3)
67. Pittsburgh (5-4)
68. Texas-San Antonio (5-5)
69. Washington State (4-5)
70. Maryland (5-4)
71. TCU (4-6)
72. Utah (4-5)
73. Indiana (4-5)
74. SMU (3-5)
75. Louisiana Tech (4-5)
76. Western Kentucky (6-4)
77. San Jose State (5-4)
78. Northwestern (4-5)
79. Bowling Green (6-3)
80. Arkansas State (5-4)
81. Florida Atlantic (3-6)
82. Arkansas (3-7)
83. Akron (3-7)
84. Navy (5-4)
85. Colorado State (5-5)
86. South Florida (2-6)
87. Kentucky (2-7)
88. Memphis (2-6)
89. West Virginia (4-6)
90. New Mexico (3-5)
91. Louisiana-Monroe (5-5)
92. South Alabama (3-5)
93. Central Michigan (3-6)
94. Wake Forest (4-6)
95. Wyoming (4-5)
96. Tulane (6-4)
97. Illinois (3-6) 
98. UNLV (5-5)
99. Troy (5-5)
100. N.C. State (3-6)
101. Kent State (2-8)
102. Connecticut (0-8)
103. Colorado (3-6)
104. Kansas (2-7)
105. California (1-9)
106. Air Force (2-8)
107. Purdue (1-8)
108. Temple (1-8)
109. Virginia (2-8)
110. New Mexico State (1-9)
111. UTEP (1-8)
112. Army (2-7)
113. Tulsa (2-7)
114. Eastern Michigan (2-8)
115. Idaho (1-9)
116. Iowa State (1-8)
117. UAB (2-7)
118. Southern Miss (0-8)
119. Florida International (1-8)
120. Hawaii (0-9)
121. Nevada (3-7)
122. UMASS (1-8)
123. Miami (Ohio) (0-9)
124. Western Michigan (0-9)
125. Georgia State (0-8)

0 Green, Celtics stun Heat with buzzer beater

Jeff Green hit a three-pointer with 0.6 seconds last night as the Celtics knocked off the defending champion Heat.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

0 Iguodala made a perfect behind the back pass going out of bounds

Andre Iguodala made going out of bounds look impressive, as he sent a bullet of a behind the back pass to David Lee for the easy lay up.

0 Kentucky's James Young saves ball...into the opponents basket

Kentucky was getting a tune up before the season against Division II Montavello last night. In it, James Young was chasing a ball out of bounds and threw it up behind him, nailing it from three-point range for the other team. See kids, hustle never pays off ever.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 11

By Kenny Howell

A lot of elite teams were off this week, so not much change atop the Power Rankings. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Ohio State (9-0)
3. Oregon (8-0)
4. Florida State (8-0)
5. Auburn (8-1)
6. Clemson (8-1)
7. Oklahoma (7-1)
8. Baylor (7-0)
9. Miami (7-1)
10. Notre Dame (7-2)
11. Texas A&M (7-2)
12. LSU (7-2)
13. South Carolina (7-2)
14. Texas (6-2)
15. Michigan State (8-1)
16. Stanford (7-1)
17. Oklahoma State (7-1)
18. Michigan (6-2)
19. UCLA (6-2)
20. UCF (6-1)
21. Missouri (8-1)
22. Nebraska (6-2)
23. Ole Miss (5-3)
24. Georgia (6-3)
25. Arizona State (6-2)
26. Texas Tech (7-2)
27. Fresno State (8-0)
28. Northern Illinois (9-0)
29. Wisconsin (6-2)
30. Louisville (7-1)
31. Florida (4-4)
32. Arizona (6-2)
33. Washington (5-3)
34. USC (6-3)
35. BYU (6-2)
36. Tennessee (4-5)
37. Houston (7-1)
38. Minnesota (7-2)
39. Cincinnati (6-2)
40. Duke (6-2)
41. Penn State (5-3)
42. Mississippi State (5-4)
43. Georgia Tech (6-3)
44. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-2)
45. Ball State (8-1)
46. Buffalo (6-2)
47. Oregon State (6-3)
48. Virginia Tech (6-3)
49. Vanderbilt (4-4)
50. East Carolina (6-2)
51. Toledo (6-3)
52. Ohio (6-2)
53. Maryland (5-3)
54. Rutgers (5-3)
55. Boise State (6-3)
56. North Carolina (3-5)
57. Syracuse (4-4)
58. Boston College (4-4)
59. San Jose State (5-3)
60. SMU (3-4)
61. Utah (4-4)
62. Kansas State (4-4)
63. San Diego State (4-4)
64. North Texas (6-3)
65. Rice (6-3)
66. Iowa (5-4)
67. Louisiana-Monroe (5-4)
68. Utah State (5-4)
69. Arkansas (3-6)
70. Texas State (6-3)
71. Middle Tennessee (5-4)
72. Marshall (6-3)
73. Pittsburgh (4-4)
74. Kentucky (2-6)
75. Texas-San Antonio (4-5)
76. Washington State (4-5)
77. TCU (3-6)
78. Indiana (3-5)
79. West Virginia (4-5)
80. Central Michigan (3-5)
81. Louisiana Tech (3-5)
82. Western Kentucky (5-4)
83. Illinois (3-5)
84. Tulane (6-3)
85. Northwestern (4-5)
86. Bowling Green (5-3)
87. Arkansas State (4-4)
88. UNLV (5-4)
89. Florida Atlantic (3-6)
90. Wyoming (4-4)
91. Air Force (2-7)
92. Akron (3-7)
93. Troy (5-4)
94. Wake Forest (4-5)
95. N.C State (3-5)
96. Navy (4-4)
97. Connecticut (0-7)
98. Colorado State (4-5)
99. Purdue (1-7)
100. South Florida (2-6)
101. Colorado (3-5)
102. Kansas (2-6)
103.  Memphis (1-6)
104. Virginia (2-7)
105. California (1-8)
106. New Mexico State (1-8)
107. New Mexico (2-5)
108. UTEP (1-7)
109. Army (2-6)
110. Tulsa (2-6)
111. South Alabama (3-5)
112. Idaho (1-8)
113. Iowa State (1-7)
114. UAB (2-6)
115. Southern Miss (0-7)
116. Florida International (1-7)
117. Hawaii (0-8)
118. Temple (1-8)
119. Nevada (3-6)
120. UMASS (1-8)
121. Kent State (2-8)
122. Eastern Michigan (1-8)
123. Miami (Ohio) (0-8)
124. Western Michigan (0-8)
125. Georgia State (0-8)

0 Nebraska beats Northwestern on a hail mary

You don't see this very often, but it looked like Nebraska was going to go down at home against Northwestern, but Ron Kellogg III's pass was tipped at the goal line and pulled in by Jordan Westerkamp for a 51-yard score as time expired.

Friday, November 1, 2013

0 Chris Paul-Blake Griffin alley oops on 3 straight possessions

Thanks to the Clippers D, Chris Paul found Blake Griffin on alley oops on three straight possessions last night.


0 Derrick Rose gets game winner vs. Knicks

Derrick Rose got his first big play since coming back from missing seemingly 17 years with a torn ACL. He hit the game winner against the Knicks with 10.8 seconds left.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 10

By Kenny Howell

Not a ton of change this week in the Power Rankings, as upsets were at a minimum. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (8-0)
2. Ohio State (8-0)
3. Oregon (8-0)
4. Florida State (7-0)
5. Auburn (7-1)
6. Clemson (8-1)
7. Miami (7-0)
8. Oklahoma (7-1)
9. Baylor (7-0)
10. Notre Dame (6-2)
11. Texas A&M (6-2)
12. Michigan (6-1)
13. LSU (7-2)
14. South Carolina (6-2)
15. Texas (5-2)
16. Michigan State (7-1)
17. Stanford (7-1)
18. Oklahoma State (6-1)
19. UCLA (5-2)
20. Texas Tech (7-1)
21. Florida (4-3)
22. UCF (6-1)
23. Missouri (7-1)
24. Nebraska (5-2)
25. Ole Miss (5-3)
26. Tennessee (4-4)
27. Georgia (5-3)
28. Arizona State (5-2)
29. Fresno State (7-0)
30. Northern Illinois (8-0)
31. Virginia Tech (6-2)
32. Wisconsin (5-2)
33. Louisville (7-1)
34. Arizona (5-2)
35. Mississippi State (5-3)
36. Oregon State (6-2)
37. Washington (5-3)
38. USC (5-3)
39. BYU (6-2)
40. Houston (6-1)
41. Minnesota (6-2)
42. Cincinnati (5-2)
43. Duke (6-2)
44. Penn State (4-3)
45. Georgia Tech (5-3)
46. Rice (6-2)
47. Louisiana-Lafayette (5-2)
48. Ball State (8-1)
49. Buffalo (6-2)
50. Vanderbilt (4-4)
51. East Carolina (5-2)
52. Toledo (5-3)
53. TCU (3-5)
54. Ohio (6-2)
55. Iowa (5-3)
56. Maryland (5-3)
57. Rutgers (4-3)
58. Boise State (5-3)
59. Tulane (6-2)
60. Pittsburgh (4-3)
61. North Carolina (2-5)
62. Indiana (3-4)
63. Arkansas (3-5)
64. Syracuse (3-4)
65. Washington State (4-4)
66. Boston College (3-4)
67. San Jose State (4-3)
68. SMU (3-4)
69. Illinois (3-4)
70. UNLV (5-3)
71. Utah (4-4)
72. Kansas State (3-4)
73. Troy (5-3)
74. Northwestern (4-4)
75. Wake Forest (4-4)
76. N.C. State (3-4)
77. San Diego State (3-4)
78. North Texas (5-3)
79. Louisiana-Monroe (4-4)
80. Utah State (4-4)
81. Colorado State (4-4)
82. Texas State (5-3)
83. Middle Tennessee (4-4)
84. Marshall (5-3)
85. Kentucky (1-6)
86. Texas-San  Antonio (3-5)
87. West Virginia (3-5)
88. Navy (4-3)
89. Central Michigan (3-5)
90. South Florida (2-5)
91. Purdue (1-6)
92. Louisiana Tech (3-5)
93. Western Kentucky (4-4)
94. Bowling Green (5-3)
95. Colorado (3-4)
96. Kansas (2-5)
97. Arkansas State (3-4)
98. Army (2-5)
99. Memphis (1-5)
100. New Mexico (2-4)
101. California (1-7)
102. New Mexico State (1-7)
103. Florida Atlantic (2-6)
104. Tulsa (2-5)
105. South Alabama (3-4)
106. Virginia (2-6)
107. Idaho (1-7)
108. Iowa State (1-6)
109. UAB (2-5)
110. Wyoming (4-4)
111. Air Force (1-7)
112. Southern Miss (0-6)
113. UTEP (1-6)
114. Florida International (1-5)
115. Hawaii (0-7)
116. Temple (1-7)
117. Nevada (3-5)
118. Akron (2-7)
119. UMASS (1-7)
120. Connecticut (0-7)
121. Kent State (2-7)
122. Eastern Michigan (1-7)
123. Miami (Ohio) (0-8)
124. Western Michigan (0-8)
125. Georgia State

Thursday, October 24, 2013

0 HS wide receiver makes catch between his legs

Hubbard High School (Ohio) wide receiver Darnell Tate made a ridiculous catch, having to go between his legs to maintain possession while going to the ground.



[via With Leather]

Sunday, October 20, 2013

0 Stanford's Kodi Whitfield brings in 1-handed catch in double coverage

Stanford's Kodi Whitfield got in on the one-handed catch action as well in a win over UCLA.

0 True freshman Marquez North makes unbelievable catch

Tennessee pulled off the huge upset of South Carolina yesterday, and what set up the game winning Michael Palardy field goal was true freshman Marquez North's ridiculous grab. He just needed one hand a shoulder pad.


0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 9

By Kenny Howell

Things got quite crazy this week, as half of my top 10 lost. I think the top 4 teams are pretty certain in Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and Florida State. Few other undefeated teams are in the mix, but I am not sold on them yet. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (7-0)
2. Ohio State (7-0)
3. Oregon (7-0)
4. Florida State (6-0)
5. Auburn (6-1)
6. Clemson (7-1)
7. Miami (6-0)
8. Oklahoma (6-1)
9. Baylor (6-0)
10. Notre Dame (5-2)
11. Texas A&M (5-2)
12.  Nebraska (5-1)
13. Michigan (6-1)
14. LSU (6-2)
15. South Carolina (5-2)
16. UCLA (5-1)
17. Texas Tech (7-0)
18. Texas (4-2)
19. Virginia Tech (6-1)
20. Missouri (7-0)
21. Florida (4-3)
22. Tennessee (4-3)
23. Michigan State (6-1)
24. Stanford (6-1)
25. Ole Miss (4-3)
26. Oklahoma State (5-1)
27. Georgia (5-3)
28. Arizona State (5-2)
29. Oregon State (6-1)
30. UCF (5-1)
31. Fresno State (6-0)
32. Northern Illinois (7-0)
33. Wisconsin (5-2)
34. Louisville (6-1)
35. Pittsburgh (4-2)
36. Arizona (4-2)
37. Mississippi State (4-3)
38. Washington (4-3)
39. USC (4-3)
40. BYU (5-2)
41. Penn State (4-2)
42. Houston (5-1)
43. Vanderbilt (4-3)
44. TCU (3-4)
45. Rutgers (4-2)
46. Boise State (5-2)
47. Minnesota (5-2)
48. Boston College (3-3)
49. Cincinnati (5-2)
50. Duke (5-2)
51. Maryland (5-2)
52. Georgia Tech (4-3)
53. Rice (5-2)
54. Louisiana-Lafayette (4-2)
55. Ball State (7-1)
56. Buffalo (5-2)
57. Northwestern (4-3)
58. East Carolina (5-2)
59. Utah (4-3)
60. Illinois (3-3)
61. Marshall (5-2)
62. Toledo (4-3)
63. Ohio (5-2)
64. Iowa (4-3)
65. West Virginia (3-4)
66. San Diego State (3-3)
67. Tulane (5-2)
68. Wake Forest (4-3)
69. North Carolina (1-5)
70. Kentucky (1-5)
71. N.C. State (3-3)
72. Western Kentucky (4-3)
73. Indiana (3-4)
74. Arkansas (3-5)
75. Syracuse (3-4)
76. Washington State (4-4)
77. Bowling Green (5-2)
78. South Florida (2-4)
79. San Jose State (3-3)
80. SMU (2-4)
81. UNLV (4-3)
82. Arkansas State (3-3)
83. Colorado (3-3)
84. Kansas State (2-4)
85. Troy (4-3)
86. South Alabama (3-3)
87. Kansas (2-4)
88. California (1-6)
89. North Texas (4-3)
90. Tulsa (2-4)
91. UAB (2-4)
92. Louisiana-Monroe (3-4)
93. Utah State (4-4)
94. Colorado State (3-4)
95. Virginia (2-5)
96. Florida International (1-4)
97. Wyoming (4-3)
98. Texas State (4-3)
99. Florida Atlantic (2-5)
100. Middle Tennessee (3-4)
101. Idaho (1-6)
102. Texas-San Antonio (2-5)
103. Iowa State (1-5)
104. Hawaii (0-6)
105. Temple (1-6)
106. UTEP (1-5)
107. Nevada (3-4)
108. Navy (3-3)
109. Central Michigan (3-5)
110. Akron (2-6)
111. Air Force (1-6)
112. Purdue (1-6)
113. Louisiana Tech (2-5)
114. UMASS (1-6)
115. Army (2-5)
116. Memphis (1-5)
117. New Mexico (2-4)
118. Connecticut (0-6)
119. Kent State (2-6)
120. Eastern Michigan (1-6)
121. Southern Miss (0-6)
122. Miami (Ohio) (0-7)
123. Western Michigan (0-7)
124. New Mexico State (0-7)
125. Georgia State (0-7)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 8

By Kenny Howell

Not my best week last week as I went 36-14. Improves me to 249-73 on the season. But I will soldier on this week and get all of them right.

Thursday
No. 10 Miami 35 North Carolina 17

Friday
No. 8 Louisville 34 UCF 21

Saturday
No. 11 South Carolina 28 Tennessee 27
Northwestern 31 Minnesota 19
Michigan State 51 Purdue 7
East Carolina 41 Southern Miss 9
No. 21 Oklahoma State 23 TCU 14
SMU 31 Memphis 28
No. 15 Georgia 31 Vanderbilt 20
No. 16 Texas Tech 42 West Virginia 31
Cincinnati 45 Connecticut 9
Toledo 31 Navy 15
No. 14 Missouri 23 No. 22 Florida 21
Georgia Tech 28 Syracuse 20
Miami (Ohio) 35 Akron 27
Army 27 Temple 23
Ohio 35 Eastern Michigan 21
Ball State 42 Western Michigan 19
Wyoming 35 Colorado State 12
South Alabama 36 Kent State 20
Northern Illinois 42 Central Michigan 21
No. 9 UCLA 26 No. 13 Stanford 24
Michigan 44 Indiana 14
Maryland 31 Wake Forest 15
No. 4 Ohio State 45 Iowa 9
No. 7 Texas A&M 44 No. 24 Auburn 35
Houston 38 BYU 24
Duke 26 Virginia 21
Buffalo 38 UMASS 13
Oklahoma 35 Kansas 9
Louisiana Tech 26 North Texas 17
Arizona State 27 No. 20 Washington 24
No. 6 LSU 34 Ole Miss 31
No. 12 Baylor 57 Iowa State 10
Texas State 26 Georgia State 10
No. 1 Alabama 47 Arkansas 7
Notre Dame 28 USC 14
Boise State 42 Nevada 14
Rice 35 New Mexico State 10
No. 3 Clemson 35 No. 5 Florida State 27
Illinois 27 No. 25 Wisconsin 24
New Mexico 26 Utah State 21
Arizona 34 Utah 24
No. 17 Fresno State 44 UNLV 21
No. 2 Oregon 54 Washington State 14
Oregon State 34 California 21






























Tuesday, October 15, 2013

0 HS team doesn't down punt, returner goes 82 yards for score

Here in beautiful middle Tennessee, McCallie (out of Chattanooga) punted away to Brentwood Academy. No one for McCallie downed the ball, so BA's punt returner Brandon Taylor exploded for an 82 yard punt return for a TD.



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Monday, October 14, 2013

0 Red Sox fan rips HR ball away from woman, throws it back

A Red Sox fan decided to put his name in for one of the worst people award, ripping a ball away from a woman who caught a home run ball, then throwing it back on the field.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

0 UCLA's Shaquelle Evans catches football with his butt

UCLA's Shaquelle Evans had to wrangle in a Brett Hundley pass that was just a tad behind him, and eventually used his butt to finish the catch.



0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 8

By Kenny Howell

Some upsets this week changed up a lot of the top 10 this week, though the top 4 stayed the same. Things are starting to come into shape in the National Championship race. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (6-0)
2. Ohio State (6-0)
3. Oregon (6-0)
4. Clemson (7-0)
5. Florida State (5-0)
6. LSU (6-1)
7. Texas A&M (5-1)
8. South Carolina (5-1)
9. UCLA (5-0)
10. Auburn (5-1)
11. Miami (5-0)
12. Florida (4-2)
13. Georgia (5-2)
14. Oklahoma (5-1)
15. Baylor (5-0)
16. Notre Dame (4-2)
17. Nebraska (5-1)
18. Texas (4-2)
19. Michigan (5-1)
20. Texas Tech (6-0)
21. Virginia Tech (6-1)
22. Missouri (6-0)
23. Tennessee (3-3)
24. Louisville (6-0)
25. Michigan State (5-1)
26. Stanford (5-1)
27. Washington (4-2)
28. Ole Miss (3-3)
29. Oklahoma State (4-1)
30. USC (4-2)
31. Houston (5-0)
32. Maryland (5-1)
33. TCU (3-3)
34. Arizona State (4-2)
35. Oregon State (5-1)
36. UCF (4-1)
37. Fresno State (5-0)
38. Northern Illinois (6-0)
39. Wisconsin (4-2)
40. Pittsburgh (3-2)
41. Arizona (3-2)
42. Northwestern (4-2)
43. Mississippi State (4-3)
44. BYU (4-2)
45. Penn State (4-2)
46. Utah (4-2)
47. Illinois (3-2)
48. Vanderbilt (3-3)
49. Rutgers (4-2)
50. Boise State (4-2)
51. Minnesota (4-2)
52. Boston College (3-3)
53. Cincinnati (4-2)
54. Duke (4-2)
55. Western Kentucky (4-2)
56. West Virginia (3-3)
57. Georgia Tech (3-3)
58. Syracuse (3-3)
59. Iowa (4-2)
60. North Carolina (1-4)
61. Rice (4-2)
62. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-2)
63. Ball State (6-1)
64. Indiana (3-3)
65. Buffalo (4-2)
66. Arkansas (3-4)
67. East Carolina (4-2)
68. Washington State (4-3)
69. UNLV (4-2)
70. Marshall (5-2)
71. Toledo (3-3)
72. Wyoming (4-2)
73. Ohio (4-2)
74. California (1-5)
75. San Diego State (3-3)
76. Tulane (5-2)
77. Wake Forest (3-3)
78. Virginia (2-4)
79. Kansas (2-3)
80. Kentucky (1-5)
81. N.C. State (3-3)
82. Bowling Green (5-2)
83. South Florida (2-4)
84. San Jose State (3-3)
85. SMU (1-4)
86. Arkansas State (3-3)
87. Colorado (2-3)
88. Navy (3-2)
89. Kansas State (2-4)
90. Troy (4-3)
91. Nevada (3-3)
92. Louisiana Tech (2-4)
93. Central Michigan (3-4)
94. Iowa State (1-4)
95. South Alabama (2-3)
96. North Texas (3-3)
97. Army (2-4)
98. Tulsa (2-4)
99. Purdue (1-5)
100. UMASS (1-5)
101. UAB (2-4)
102. Louisiana-Monroe (3-4)
103. Utah State (3-4)
104. Colorado State (2-4)
105.  Memphis (1-4)
106. Florida International (1-4)
107. New Mexico (2-4)
108. Texas State (3-3)
109. Florida Atlantic (2-5)
110. Connecticut (0-5)
111. Middle Tennessee (3-4)
112. Kent State (2-5)
113. Idaho (1-6)
114. Eastern Michigan (1-5)
115. Texas-San Antonio (2-5)
116. Southern Miss (0-5)
117. Hawaii (0-6)
118. Temple (0-6)
119. UTEP (1-5)
120. Miami (Ohio) (0-6)
121. Akron (1-6)
122. Air Force (1-6)
123. Western Michigan (0-6)
124. New Mexico State (0-6)
125. Georgia State (0-6)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 7

By Kenny Howell

I had a pretty solid week with a big slate of games. I finished 42-11 on the week to lift my year's record to 213-59. I actually got one score exactly right, as I picked Florida International to win 24-23 over Southern Miss, and that is exactly how it ended up. This week, once again, I predict I will get every game right.

Thursday
No. 8 Louisville 31 Rutgers 17
San Diego State 34 Air Force 21
USC 28 Arizona 20

Friday
Cincinnati 45 Temple 7
North Texas 28 MTSU 24
Connecticut 31 South Florida 27
No. 7 Georgia 49 No. 25 Missouri 31
Michigan State 28 Indiana 7
Houston 48 Memphis 7
No. 12 Oklahoma 28 Texas 21
No. 24 Virginia Tech 28 Pittsburgh 17
Army 28 Eastern Michigan 20
Nebraska 49 Purdue 20
TCU 42 Kansas 19
No. 20 Texas Tech 49 Iowa State 10
No. 14 South Carolina 27 Arkansas 10
Duke 35 Navy 21
Ohio 44 Central Michigan 10
Buffalo 31 Western Michigan 14
UMASS 28 Miami (Ohio) 17
Ball State 35 Kent State 12
Colorado State 35 San Jose State 23
No. 10 LSU 20 No. 17 Florida 14
Maryland 38 Virginia 15
N.C. State 27 Syracuse 21
No. 3 Clemson 42 Boston College 13
Wisconsin 28 No. 19 Northwestern 27
Georgia State 26 Troy 24
No. 15 Baylor 58 Kansas State 20
East Carolina 27 Tulane 13
Wyoming 35 New Mexico 21
No. 2 Oregon 38  No. 16 Washington 35
Rice 35 Texas-San Antonio 20
No. 18 Michigan 31 Penn State 17
Marshall 23 Florida Atlantic 20
No. 23 Northern Illinois 54 Akron 7
No. 5 Stanford 28 Utah 16
No. 1 Alabama 39 Kentucky 10
BYU 26 Georgia Tech 21
Texas State 41 Louisiana-Monroe 20
Arkansas State 35 Idaho 20
Mississippi State 38 Bowling Green 17
Florida International 35 UAB 14
Boise State 35 Utah State 23
UNLV 41 Hawaii 14
UTEP 27 Tulsa 24
Ole Miss 44 No. 9 Texas A&M 42
Arizona State 38 Colorado 10
No. 11 UCLA 41 California 7
Oregon State 28 Washington State 26









































Sunday, October 6, 2013

0 SMU pulled off amazing 2-pt conversion

SMU didn't come up with the win versus Rutgers, but they pulled off probably the coolest 2-point conversion in a long time. It was very Johnny Manziel-esque, as everything broke down, and Garrett Gilbert scrambled then made the throw across the field to Jeremy Johnson.

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 7

By Kenny Howell

There still hasn't been that big upset yet. Tennessee got close against Georgia, but the powers keep chugging along. So, the top of the Power Rankings are pretty much intact, the top 10 didn't change. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (5-0)
2. Ohio State (6-0)
3. Oregon (5-0)
4. Clemson (6-0)
5. Georgia (5-1)
6. Florida State (5-0)
7. Oklahoma (5-0)
8. Michigan (5-0)
9. Florida (4-1)
10. LSU (5-1)
11. Texas A&M (4-1)
12. South Carolina (4-1)
13. UCLA (4-0)
14. Stanford (5-0)
15. Auburn (4-1)
16. Notre Dame (4-2)
17. Miami (5-0)
18. Baylor (4-0)
19. Nebraska (4-1)
20. Ole Miss (3-2)
21. Texas (3-2)
22. Texas Tech (5-0)
23. Washington (4-1)
24. Tennessee (3-3)
25. Virginia Tech (5-1)
26. Missouri (5-0)
27. Louisville (5-0)
28. Michigan State (4-1)
29. Oklahoma State (4-1)
30. Northwestern (4-1)
31. USC (3-2)
32. Arizona (3-1)
33. Pittsburgh (3-1)
34. Houston (4-0)
35. Maryland (4-1)
36. TCU (2-3)
37. Arizona State (3-2)
38. Oregon State (4-1)
39. UCF (4-1)
40. Fresno State (5-0)
41. Rutgers (4-1)
42. Northern Illinois (5-0)
43. Wisconsin (3-2)
44. Georgia Tech (3-2)
45. Mississippi State (3-3)
46. East Carolina (4-1)
47. BYU (3-2)
48. Boston College (3-2)
49. Penn State (3-2)
50. Ohio (4-1)
51. Utah (3-2)
52. Illinois (3-2)
53. Vanderbilt (3-3)
54. Boise State (3-2)
55. Indiana (3-2)
56. Washington State (4-2)
57. Minnesota (4-2)
58. Cincinnati (3-2)
59. Arkansas (3-3)
60. Duke (3-2)
61. Western Kentucky (4-2)
62. West Virginia (3-3)
63. Syracuse (2-3)
64. Iowa (4-2)
65. N.C. State (3-2)
66. California (1-4)
67. Virginia (2-3)
68. Kansas (2-2)
69. North Carolina (1-4)
70. Bowling Green (5-1)
71. Rice (3-2)
72. Louisiana-Lafayette (3-2)
73. Kentucky (1-4)
74. Navy (3-1)
75. Ball State (5-1)
76. Colorado (2-2)
77. Buffalo (3-2)
78. UNLV (3-2)
79. Marshall (4-2)
80. Kansas State (2-3)
81. Toledo (3-3)
82. Wyoming (3-2)
83. San Diego State (2-3)
84. Colorado State (2-3)
85. Iowa State (1-3)
86. Tulane (4-2)
87. Florida International (1-3)
88. Wake Forest (3-3)
89. Texas State (3-2)
90. Purdue (1-4)
91. Utah State (3-3)
92. South Florida (1-4)
93. San Jose State (2-3)
94. SMU (1-4)
95. Arkansas State (2-3)
96. New Mexico (2-3)
97. Troy (3-3)
98. Connecticut (0-4)
99. Florida Atlantic (2-4)
100. Nevada (3-3)
101. Memphis (1-3)
102. Louisiana Tech (2-4)
103. Middle Tennessee (3-3)
104. Central Michigan (2-4)
105. South Alabama (2-3)
106. Georgia State (0-5)
107. Kent State (2-4)
108. North Texas (2-3)
109. Army (1-4)
110.  Idaho (1-5)
111. Eastern Michigan (1-4)
112. Tulsa (1-4)
113. UMASS (0-5)
114. UAB (1-4)
115. Texas-San Antonio (2-4)
116. Louisiana-Monroe (2-4)
117. Southern Miss (0-5)
118. Hawaii (0-5)
119. Temple (0-5)
120. UTEP (1-4)
121. Miami (Ohio) (0-5)
122. Akron (1-5)
123. Air Force (1-5)
124. Western Michigan (0-5)
125. New Mexico State (0-6)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

0 MLB Postseason Predictions

By Kenny Howell

As I proved with my predictions last year, in which I chose a Braves and Orioles World Series, I sure know what I am doing. The MLB postseason is always so hard to predict because there are so many variables with pitching matchups, who has home field advantage, etc. But, I will take a stab at it, and I am pretty sure it will turn out being right. I was smart enough this year to wait until after the 1-game Wild Card, which is just stupid. Not fair to a team that battled hard all season to see it gone in one game. Like I said, too many variables in baseball. One team could have their ace at full strength, and the other can't.

American League

For the American League, I think the A's will dominate the series with the Tigers. The A's finished the season third in the majors in OPS and WHIP, and second in defensive efficiency. Even though the Tigers were great at the plate, the pitching isn't as good as Oakland and the defensive efficiency is in the lower third of the MLB. Athletics 3 Tigers 0

I think the Rays get the luck of having to play two elimination games going into their series with the Red Sox. Plus, I think the Rays have a way better pitching staff than Boston. The Red Sox have the top bats in the league, but are 15th in WHIP and 13th in defensive efficiency. The Rays have the fifth best pitching staff and third best defense. I think the Rays give the Red Sox an early exit. Rays 3 Red Sox 2

I am just really feeling good about this A's team, and I think they will cruise right through the Rays as well. Both are really solid teams in every phase, but the A's are just better and will have the home field. Athletics 4 Rays 2

National League

On the National League side, I think the Braves will have no trouble with the Dodgers. The Dodgers are not near as hot as they were in the middle of the season. Plus, Braves have home field. Braves 3 Dodgers 1

The other series should be a lot more competitive. The Cardinals will win the series, but it will come down to a deciding game five. St. Louis has been there before and has the home field, so they will pull out the series. Cardinals 3 Pittsburgh 2

In the National League Championship, I see the Braves having the comfortable advantage. Braves have slightly better pitching and are much better in the field, with the fifth best defensive efficiency in the majors. It will be close because the Cardinals will have the home field, but the Braves get it done and move on to the World Series. Braves 4 Cardinals 3

World Series

I think Billy Beene is finally going to win that last game. The A's are stellar in all phases. I think the Braves just don't have the bats big enough to break up the A's excellent pitching staff. The Braves pitchers are just as good, but the A's have the better lineup. A's get it done, and hopefully the people that say that moneyball doesn't work will finally shut up. Athletics 4 Braves 2


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 6

By Kenny Howell

I can't seem to get two good weeks in a row going. After a 38-6 week, I slipped a bit this past weekend, going 35-13. This week, once again, I predict I will get all of them right.

Thursday
Texas 49 Iowa State 21
No. 12 UCLA 34 Utah 24
Western Kentucky 35 Louisiana-Monroe 23

Friday
Utah State 28 BYU 27
San Diego State 35 Nevada 34

Saturday
No. 8 Florida State 41 No. 25 Maryland 21
Penn State 24 Indiana 14
Nebraska 41 Illinois 23
No. 7 Louisville 44 Temple 7
Virginia 42 Ball State 7
Buffalo 35 Eastern Michigan 20
Michigan State 21 Iowa 14
No. 20 Texas Tech 35 Kansas 23
Rutgers 28 SMU 21
No. 1 Alabama 52 Georgia State 0
Virginia Tech 38 North Carolina 13
Miami (Ohio) 38 Central Michigan 27
South Alabama 30 Troy 21
Marshall 31 Texas-San Antonio 13
Ohio 35 Akron 14
UAB 31 Florida Atlantic 16
Toledo 42 Western Michigan 17
No. 19 Michigan 44 Minnesota 14
N.C. State 42 Wake Forest 14
No. 3 Clemson 38 Syracuse 17
Bowling Green 35 UMASS 13
No. 21 Oklahoma State 28 Kansas State 17
Rice 38 Tulsa 31
Northern Illinois 34 Kent State 21
No. 14 Miami 38 Georgia Tech 21
East Carolina 28 Middle Tennessee 20
No. 6 Georgia 35 Tennessee 34
Tulane 28 North Texas 23
California 42 Washington State 23
Florida International 24 Southern Miss 23
Central Florida 26 Memphis 14
Fresno State 42 Idaho 23
No. 2 Oregon 56 Colorado 28
Auburn 27 No. 24 Ole Miss 21
No. 18 Florida 35 Arkansas 6
Cincinnati 45 South Florida 23
New Mexico 34 New Mexico State 27
No. 11 Oklahoma 35 TCU 16
Louisiana-Lafayette 23 Texas State 21
No. 10 LSU 28 Mississippi State 20
Notre Dame 28 No. 22 Arizona State 14
Missouri 28 Vanderbilt 26
No. 13 South Carolina 41 Kentucky 7
UTEP 26 Louisiana Tech 17
No. 4 Ohio State 41 No. 16 Northwestern 35
No. 17 Baylor 40 West Virginia 17
No. 5 Stanford 26 No. 15 Washington 17

Sunday
Hawaii 31 San Jose State 27






























Tuesday, October 1, 2013

0 College Football Power Rankings Week 6

By Kenny Howell

No major changes at the top of the Power Rankings this week, but everyone below, who don't really matter anyway, are shifting all around. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (4-0)
2. Ohio State (5-0)
3. Oregon (4-0)
4. Clemson (5-0)
5. Georgia (4-1)
6. Florida State (4-0)
7. Oklahoma (4-0)
8. Michigan (4-0)
9. Florida (3-1)
10. LSU (4-1)
11. Texas A&M (4-1)
12. South Carolina (3-1)
13. UCLA (3-0)
14. Ole Miss (3-1)
15. Stanford (4-0)
16. Auburn (3-1)
17. Notre Dame (3-2)
18. Miami (4-0)
19. Washington (4-0)
20. Tennessee (3-2)
21. Texas (2-2)
22. Baylor (3-0)
23. Nebraska (3-1)
24. Texas Tech (4-0)
25. Virginia Tech (4-1)
26. Missouri (4-0)
27. Louisville (4-0)
28. Northwestern (4-0)
29. Michigan State (3-1)
30. TCU (2-2)
31. Arizona State (3-1)
32. Maryland (4-0)
33. Penn State (3-1)
34. Cincinnati (3-1)
35. Oklahoma State (3-1)
36. USC (3-2)
37. Arizona (3-1)
38. Georgia Tech (3-1)
39. Pittsburgh (3-1)
40. Mississippi State (3-2)
41. Houston (4-0)
42. N.C. State (3-1)
43. Vanderbilt (3-2)
44. Illinois (3-1)
45. California (1-3)
46. Utah (3-1)
47. Virginia (2-2)
48. Oregon State (4-1)
49. UCF (3-1)
50. Fresno State (4-0)
51. Rutgers (3-1)
52. Arkansas (3-2)
53. Minnesota (4-1)
54. West Virginia (3-2)
55. Northern Illinois (4-0)
56. Iowa (4-1)
57. Wisconsin (3-2)
58. East Carolina (3-1)
59. Syracuse (2-2)
60. North Carolina (1-3)
61. Kansas (2-1)
62. BYU (2-2)
63. Boston College (2-2)
64. Ohio (3-1)
65. Boise State (3-2)
66. Kentucky (1-3)
67. Indiana (2-2)
68. Washington State (3-2)
69. Duke (3-2)
70. Kansas State (2-2)
71. Texas State (3-1)
72. Western Kentucky (3-2)
73. Colorado (2-1)
74. Bowling Green (4-1)
75. Utah State (3-2)
76. Rice (2-2)
77. Iowa State (1-2)
78. Nevada (3-2)
79. SMU (1-3)
80. Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2)
81. Navy (2-1)
82. Ball State (4-1)
83. Buffalo (2-2)
84. South Alabama (2-2)
85. UNLV (3-2)
86. Marshall (3-2)
87. Memphis (1-2)
88. Middle Tennessee (3-2)
89. Toledo (2-3)
90. Wyoming (3-2)
91. North Texas (2-2)
92. San Diego State (1-3)
93. Colorado State (2-3)
94. Tulane (3-2)
95. Kent State (2-3)
96. Florida International (0-3)
97. Army (1-3)
98. Wake Forest (2-3)
99. Eastern Michigan (1-3)
100. Purdue (1-4)
101. Idaho (1-4)
102. UAB (1-3)
103. Tulsa  (1-3)
104. UMASS (0-4)
105. Georgia State (0-4)
106. South Florida (0-4)
107. San Jose State (1-3)
108. Texas-San Antonio (2-3)
109. Arkansas State (2-3)
110. Louisiana-Monroe (2-3)
111. New Mexico (1-3)
112. Southern Miss (0-4)
113. Hawaii (0-4)
114. Temple (0-4)
115. Troy (2-3)
116. Connecticut (0-4)
117. UTEP (1-3)
118. Florida Atlantic (1-4)
119. Miami (Ohio) (0-4)
120. Akron (1-4)
121. La. Tech (1-4)
122. Central Michigan (1-4)
123. Air Force (1-4)
124. Western Michigan (0-4)
125. New Mexico State (0-5)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

0 Henderson Alvarez throws no hitter, not on mound to finish game

Usually when there is a no-hitter in the balance, the pitcher is out there on the mound, all the pressure on him, trying to get that last out. In the Tigers and Marlins game today, it was 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth. Henderson Alvarez had completed his nine innings, but the Marlins offense, predictably terrible, had no produced any runs. They finally got one as Giancarlo Stanton scored on a walk off wild pitch.

0 Jameis Winston connects on hail mary in win

The legend of Jameis Winston continues to grow. Florida State struggled a bit with Boston College, but they took the momentum into the half when Winston broke a few tackles and connected on a hail mary as time expired.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

0 USF punter kicks a 2-yard punt

It wasn't blocked. It really just went two yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Poor South Florida.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 5

By Kenny Howell

After a kind of crap week where I was just 29-15, I bounced back with a 38-6 record. Looking to keep it up this week. I am 136-35 on the season.

Thursday
Georgia Tech 31 Virginia Tech 27
Tulsa 31 Iowa State 21

Friday
San Jose State 28 Utah State 26
BYU 28 MTSU 20

Saturday
No. 15 Miami 45 South Florida 7
No. 11 Oklahoma State 31 West Virginia 21
Illinois 42 Miami (Ohio) 3
No. 12 South Carolina 27 UCF 17
Northern Illinois 34 Purdue 28
TCU 41 SMU 17
Tennessee 45 South Alabama 9
North Carolina 31 East Carolina 12
Pittsburgh 27 Virginia 24
Navy 30 Western Kentucky 21
Bowling Green 49 Akron 24
Duke 44 Troy 24
Oregon State 31 Colorado 20
Toledo 31 Ball State 26
Colorado State 34 UTEP 23
No. 9 Georgia 41 No. 6 LSU 31
No. 22 Notre Dame 27 No. 14 Oklahoma 23
No. 8 Florida State 34 Boston College 14
Minnesota 38 Iowa 21
N.C. State 49 Central Michigan 14
No. 3 Clemson 56 Wake Forest 6
Buffalo 26 UCONN 10
Louisiana Tech 27 Army 17
Houston 41 UTSA 21
Temple 24 Idaho 21
No. 1 Alabama 34 No. 21 Ole Miss 21
No. 10 Texas A&M 42 Arkansas 31
No. 20 Florida 26 Kentucky 7
Rice 42 Florida Atlantic 20
No. 16 Washington 34 Arizona 21
Texas State 26 Wyoming 24
Louisiana-Monroe 41 Tulane 26
Western Michigan 28 Kent State 27
Missouri 51 Arkansas State 7
Vanderbilt 41 UAB 14
San Diego State 31 New Mexico State 27
New Mexico 26 UNLV 21
No. 4 Ohio State 49 No. 23 Wisconsin 23
Nevada 44 Air Force 21
No. 5 Stanford 31 Washington State 14
Boise State 38 Southern Miss 14
Arizona State 27 USC 24
No. 2 Oregon 52 California 26

Sunday
No 25 Fresno State 42 Hawaii 21



0 HS running back hurdles player, flagged for it

I've covered high school football games every week for the last 8 years, and I have never seen anyone flagged for hurdling a defender. Apparently, it is a penalty, and Louisville-bound L.J. Scott of Marion Harding High School in Ohio did just that, then bust through two more tackles for a 50-yard score. It was called back and he was assessed a 15-yard penalty.



[via Deadspin]

Sunday, September 22, 2013

0 Toledo's Alonzo Russell makes ridiculous grab

Toledo Alonzo Russell was born with two hands, but could get by with one. He made an amazing catch in the end zone for a Rocket score.

0 David Ash hits K-State staffer in the face

If it wasn't bad enough to lose to slumping Texas, the Kansas State staff also got hit in the face with the football.

0 College Football Power Rankings, Week 5

By Kenny Howell

Not much change at the top of the Power Rankings this week as the schedule was a little weak this week. Every team below them is still shifting all around. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (3-0)
2. Ohio State (4-0)
3. Oregon (3-0)
4. Clemson (4-0)
5. Georgia (3-1)
6. Florida State (3-0)
7. Oklahoma (3-0)
8. LSU (4-0)
9. Michigan (4-0)
10. Florida (2-1)
11. Texas A&M (3-1)
12. Ole Miss (3-0)
13. Notre Dame (3-1)
14. South Carolina  (2-1)
15. UCLA (3-0)
16. Stanford (3-0)
17. Auburn (3-1)
18. Miami (3-0)
19. Washington (3-0)
20. Tennessee (2-2)
21. Texas (2-2)
22. Oklahoma State (3-0)
23. Baylor (3-0)
24. Nebraska (3-1)
25. Texas Tech (4-0)
26. Virginia Tech (3-1)
27. USC (3-1)
28. Missouri (3-0)
29. Louisville (4-0)
30. Arizona (3-0)
31. Georgia Tech (3-0)
32. Northwestern (4-0)
33. Michigan State (3-1)
34. TCU (1-2)
35. Arizona State (2-1)
36. Virginia (2-1)
37. Maryland (4-0)
38. Penn State (3-1)
39. Cincinnati (3-1)
40. Minnesota (4-0)
41. California (1-2)
42. North Carolina (1-2)
43. Pittsburgh (2-1)
44. Mississippi State (2-2)
45. UCF (3-0)
46. Houston (3-0)
47. Arkansas (3-1)
48. N.C. State (2-1)
49. Vanderbilt (2-2)
50. Illinois (2-1)
51. Utah (3-1)
52. Oregon State (3-1)
53. Fresno State (3-0)
54. Wisconsin (3-1)
55. Rutgers (3-1)
56. West Virginia (2-2)
57. Northern Illinois (3-0)
58. Iowa (3-1)
59. Boston College (2-1)
60. Colorado (2-0)
61. Kentucky (1-2)
62. Washington State (3-1
63. Navy (2-0)
64. Syracuse (2-2)
65. East Carolina (2-1)
66. Toledo (2-2)
67. Kansas (2-1)
68. SMU (1-2)
69. Wyoming (3-1)
70. BYU (1-2)
71. Middle Tennessee (3-1)
72. Ohio (3-1)
73. Boise State (2-2)
74. Indiana (2-2)
75. Duke (2-2)
76. Kansas State (2-2)
77. South Alabama (2-1)
78. Texas State (2-1)
79. Western Kentucky (2-2)
80. Bowling Green (3-1)
81. Utah State (2-2)
82. Tulsa (1-2)
83. Purdue (1-3)
84. Rice (1-2)
85. Iowa State (0-2)
86. Nevada (2-2)
87. Louisiana-Lafayette (2-2)
88. UAB (1-2)
89. Ball State (3-1)
90. San Jose State (1-2)
91. Louisiana-Monroe (2-2)
92. Buffalo (1-2)
93. Wake Forest (2-2)
94. UNLV (2-2)
95. Marshall (2-2)
96. Memphis (1-2)
97. North Texas (2-2)
98. New Mexico (1-2)
99. Texas-San Antonio (2-2)
100. San Diego State (0-3)
101. Arkansas State (2-2)
102. South Florida (0-3)
103. Temple (0-3)
104. Southern Miss (0-3)
105. Colorado State (1-3)
106 Tulane (2-2)
107. Troy (2-2)
108. Hawaii (0-3)
109. Kent State (1-3)
110. Connecticut (0-3)
111. Florida International (0-3)
112. UTEP (1-2)
113. Florida Atlantic (1-3)
114. Miami (Ohio) (0-3)
115. Akron (1-3)
116. La. Tech (1-3)
117. Central Michigan (1-3)
118. Air Force (1-3)
119. Army (0-3)
120. Eastern Michigan (1-3)
121. Western Michigan (0-4)
122. New Mexico State (0-4)
123. Idaho (0-4)
124. UMASS (0-4)
125. Georgia State (0-4)

0 MLB Power Rankings, Sept. 22

By Kenny Howell

Once again this week, I will just rank the teams that are still in the postseason race. Not much change this week, but a little bit.

1. Boston Red Sox (94-62) (1) - Clinched the AL East, and still have the best record in baseball.

2. St. Louis Cardinals (91-64) (2) - The Cardinals have a slightly comfortable lead in the NL Central, and look like they might get the division.

3. Oakland Athletics (92-63) (3) - The A's are hot at the right time, and look to keep it up into the postseason.

4. Detroit Tigers (91-64) (6) - The Tigers are hot as well, winning eight of their last 10.

5. Atlanta Braves (91-63) (4) - Braves have just won four of their last 10.

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (89-66) (5) - The Dodgers have just won four of their last 10 as well, but they won the NL West this week.

7. Pittsburgh Pirates (89-66) (7) - The Pirates are treading water a bit, and need to put a run together to end the season. Most likely will get a Wild Card, but a division title is still a possibility.

8. Cincinnati Reds (88-67) (8) - The Reds are still very much in the NL Central race as well, and could overtake the division lead.

9. Cleveland Indians (85-70) (10) - The Indians are hot and have got themselves into a Wild Card position. Division title is not likely, but look good right now getting into the postseason.

10. Tampa Bay Rays (85-69) (11) - Rays are playing well too, and are a half game out of the Wild Card race. Winners of seven of their last 10.

11. Texas Rangers (84-70) (9) - The Rangers are sinking fast, losing seven of their last 10. Just a half game out of the Wild Card, but they are going in the wrong direction.

12. New York Yankees (82-73) (13) - The Yankees have pulled a little closer in the Wild Card race, but still sit three games back.

13. Baltimore Orioles (81-73) (12) - The Orioles aren't playing as well as they need to be to close the gap in the Wild Card race. Currently losers of three straight and 3.5 games out of the spot.

14. Kansas City Royals (81-73) (14) - The Royals are still alive. Kansas City fans haven't been able to say that in quite some time. Still 3.5 games out of the Wild Card.

15. Washington Nationals (83-71) (15) - The Nationals are charging, but they had a lot of ground to make up. Won eight of their last 10. They are 4.5 games out of the Wild Card.

0 Maryland signee returns INT 107 yards

Maryland signee Johnny Thomas took advantage of poor tackling and natural born skills to return an interception 107 yards for a score.



[via Deadspin]

0 Top 5 stories of the week

Check out our top 5 stories of the week

1. Brick by Brick
http://www.sportsshmorts.com/2013/09/brick-by-brick.html

2. High School team blocks kick as time expires, celebrates, loses
http://www.sportsshmorts.com/2013/09/hs-team-blocks-kick-as-time-expires.html

3. Kenny's College Football Power Rankings, Week 4
http://www.sportsshmorts.com/2013/09/kennys-college-football-power-rankings_15.html

4. Bowling Green player takes ball off of punter's foot, scores
http://www.sportsshmorts.com/2013/09/bowling-green-player-takes-ball-off-of.html

5. Royals pull off double steal, avoid tag to score
http://www.sportsshmorts.com/2013/09/royals-pull-off-double-steal-avoid-tag.html

Thursday, September 19, 2013

0 Royals pull off double steal, avoid tag to score

I see the double steal  from first and third ever so often at high school games, but it doesn't really work in the majors. Or does it. Well, it didn't really work initially for the Royals, but Alcides Escobar dove under the tag of the catcher, and got his way home.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

0 College Football Predictions, Week 4

By Kenny Howell

I am getting progressively worse at this. After starting 39-5, I went 30-9 in the second week. This week I crapped the bed a bit and only went 29-15. However, I will bounce back this week, and get all of them right.

Thursday
No. 3 Clemson 41 N.C. State 28

Friday
Fresno State 31 Boise State 21

Saturday
No. 7 Louisville 52 Florida International 7
Georgia Tech 27 North Carolina 21
Vanderbilt 48 UMASS 7
Minnesota 40 San Jose State 14
Virginia Tech 45 Marshall 7
Army 21 Wake Forest 20
Toledo 26 Central Michigan 14
Middle Tennessee 34 Florida Atlantic 28
Iowa 45 Western Michigan 7
Kansas 45 Louisiana Tech 20
No. 9 Georgia 59 North Texas 7
Pittsburgh 24 Duke 21
Syracuse 31 Tulane 16
Ball State 31 Eastern Michigan 27
Houston 42 Rice 31
No. 19 Florida 20 Tennessee 10
No. 22 Notre Dame 24 Michigan State 9
No. 24 Wisconsin 27 Purdue 17
USC 40 Utah State 10
Maryland 28 West Virginia 17
Arkansas 31 Rutgers 27
Penn State 44 Kent State 7
Baylor 52 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Cincinnati 42 Miami (Ohio) 14
Arkansas State 24 Memphis 16
Akron 28 Louisiana-Lafayette 26
No. 1 Alabama 56 Colorado State 0
No. 5 Stanford 23 No. 23 Arizona State 10
No. 10 Texas A&M 56 SMU 23
No. 25 Texas Tech 41 Texas State 10
Oregon State 31 San Diego State 21
Mississippi State 40 Troy 7
No. 10 LSU 31 Auburn 21
No. 15 Michigan 52 Connecticut 9
Missouri 35 Indiana 23
Texas 48 Kansas State 24
UTEP 28 UTSA 13
Nevada 36 Hawaii 31
BYU 27 Utah 23
Wyoming 31 Air Force 20
No. 13 UCLA 56 New Mexico State 3
Washington State 42 Idaho 14


0 Astros player slides face first into a butt

Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar stupidly tried to stretch a single into a double, and he was punished by getting a face full of Brandon Phillips' butt, who was turned around and tagged him between his legs.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

0 HS team blocks kick as time expires, celebrates, loses

Columbia River High School in Washington got a major gift recently from Skyview High School. Columbia River lined up for a game winning field goal, but it was blocked. Skyview players went nuts, as anyone would after a big win, but they forgot to cover the ball. That left Columbia River to pick up the ball and take an 11-man convoy into the end zone for game winning TD.



[via With Leather]

0 Brick by Brick

By Shaee Flatt

Last week, the entire Tennessee Volunteer fan base was thrilled for its’ future. Butch Jones was the man, and all was good on Rocky Top. Tennessee fans were tweeting their favorite Butch Jones slogans and enjoying the ride. On Saturday, the rebuilding Vols took a beating to the second ranked team in the country, and everything changed. Fans started asking who the next coach will be, they started questioning why he was even hired. Rival fans chimed in saying that Tennessee will never again be good at football. In short, many people were out of their mind. If they even have one. Yes, Butch Jones took his depleted Tennessee roster all the way across the country and got blown out by a very good football team. If one actually thought in their head that Tennessee had any chance in the world at winning that football game, then I can’t help them. However, for those willing to listen, I’m going to try and put everything into full perspective for everyone. Maybe then, “Brick by Brick” will be more than just some phrase that the coaches and fans keep using, but rather it is a catchy slogan that is 100% accurate of what the Vols coaching staff is doing.
First, anyone who knows anything about college football knows that it all starts with recruiting. So lets’ take a look at the Vols past five recruiting classes. We’ll use the rankings provided by Rivals.com.

2009 Recruiting Class: #10 Nationally, #4 in the SEC.
It appears Tennessee had a really good recruiting class in 2009. They signed the two five stars, including the number one player in the nation, to go along with nine other players rated four star or better. The fact is, this was quite possibly the worst recruiting class in Tennessee history, and one of the sole reasons it is taking Tennessee so long to return their football success. Lets’ take a closer look at the 2009 class that was brought in by Lane Kiffin.
Both five stars, Byrce Brown and Janzen Jackson were done with Tennessee football before their sophomore seasons. Also, four star players Darren Myles, Nukeese Richardson, James Green, and Jarod Askew failed to finish even half of their careers at Tennessee. Pretty pitiful, right? And we’re just getting started. In addition to the six players already listed, TEN others would also fail to finish half of their careers at Tennessee. That leaves Tennessee with a recruiting class consisting of six three star players, and that’s it. Let that sink in. Six players, none rated four star or higher, in an entire recruiting class, for a team that plays in the SEC. The most productive player of the class was WR Zach Rogers, by far. After him, only Daniel Hood has even received real playing time. Two players, in an entire recruiting class received meaningful playing time. TWO. If only that were the end of it.

2010 Recruiting Class: #9 Nationally, #5 in the SEC.
Tennessee’s 2010 class consisted was headlined by Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter, and Da’Rick Rogers. It was Derek Dooley’s first recruiting class, and while it provided a few quality players, it again left Tennessee without any depth. Of the 27 players signed, 11 were either kicked off, transferred, or left the football team for other reasons. That leaves 16 players, and while it isn’t as bad as 6, it is still pretty pitiful. Also, quarterback Tyler Bray and WR Justin Hunter also failed to finish their careers at Tennessee, due to leaving for the NFL. We won’t count their departures though, as that is something that SEC teams just have to deal with from time to time. When taking only those 16 players, and their rivals rankings, and readjusting Tennessee’s recruiting class accordingly, the Tennessee class would have finished #30 in the country, and #11 in the SEC according to Rivals. Not exactly a winning class.

2011 Recruiting Class: #13 Nationally, #6 in the SEC.
This class has done pretty well for Tennessee thus far. Of the 27 players that were signed, only four stars DeAnthony Arnett, Pat Martin, and Izauea Lanier are no longer on the team. That makes for a class of 24, which is what closer to what Tennessee needs to be successful. However, losing three four stars still would have dropped this recruiting class from #13 nationally to #19, and down to #8 in the SEC. For the most part though, this was a great recruiting class compared to the previous two seasons as it provided at least a little bit of depth for future seasons. Most of these players are juniors or redshirt sophomores at Tennessee now, and many of them are key starters for Tennessee, including linebackers AJ Johnson and Curt Maggitt, offensive lineman Antonio Richardson, defensive backs Brian Randolph and Justin Coleman, and quarterback Justin Worley.

2012 Recruiting Class: #17 Nationally, #6 in the SEC.
The 2012 class for Tennessee only signed 22 players, so there wasn’t much room for error. There was lots of error though. Only 14 of the 22 are still with the program, and it has only been a year and a half. They did lose two players, Cordarralle Patterson and Darrington Sentimore to the NFL, but the other six have been removed or left for other reasons. In addition to those, DT Daniel McCullers was a JUCO player, and is now a senior so he is soon to be gone as well.

2013 Recruiting Class: #21 Nationally, #10 in the SEC.
Only one player, Jabo Lee, is gone from the 2013 class signed by Butch Jones thus far. That’s the good news. The bad news is that this class was SO far behind when Jones got there that it ended up as the tenth best recruiting class in the conference. Derek Dooley, who essentially gave up half way through last season, did the Volunteer faithful no favors during his last months on the job and it really hurt. Most notably, costing the Vols a chance to land five star Safety Vonn Bell, who would likely be starting for Tennessee if Dooley had attempted to at least talk to him.

Recap:
All in all colleges have 85 man rosters, Tennessee included. However, of their 85 players, Tennessee only has 60 scholarship players. 25 walk-ons are on the current 85 man roster. Most colleges have a full 85 scholarship players. Tennessee doesn’t even have 75% of a full roster. Basically, this leaves the Vols with no depth, and little room for injuries or no valuable replacement if a player doesn’t pan out to be as good as he was expected to be. At Georgia, you bring a kid in, and it doesn’t work out, then you replace him with the next guy up. Same with Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, LSU, and the rest of the elite teams in the SEC. Tennessee doesn’t have that luxury. Not yet at least. If their players aren’t as good as they were expected to be, well too bad, they’re likely better than the walk-on that is behind them on the depth chart.
For example, not including the Austin Peay game where Coach Jones unloaded his bench, Tennessee has played six walk-ons the last two weeks. They were forced to play four walk-ons in the secondary in Saturday’s loss to Oregon. Walk-ons. Playing against the number two team in the country. Maybe that will make things a bit more clear for the “casual viewer” or even for the fan who THINKS he knows what he is talking about.

The Future:
For now, Tennessee is playing with a depleted roster. They won’t be for long. Butch Jones and the Vols currently hold the second best recruiting class in the country according to Rivals. They can also sign close to 30 players this year. The help is coming, but Tennessee fans must be patient. Tennessee could finish this season anywhere from 5-7 to 7-5, but anyone that has an idea of the hole Tennessee football is in should know that 8-4 or better is extremely unlikely for Butch Jones in year one. It always has been. When Coach Jones came to Knoxville, and came up with slogans like “brick by brick” and “Vol by Vol” he did that because he knew that this was going to process. He knows how hard it is going to be, and how hard is going to have to work, but he will get us there. It will just take time. Give him two recruiting classes, and most of the holes on the depth chart should start disappearing. The team speed, and toughness, and most notably talent will start rising, and that is when Tennessee will truly begin their Rise to the Top. Not now, not while he is still coaching with the same roster that no coach in America could be very successful with. Everyone around the sport of college football agrees, the future is bright for Tennessee.

 From the College Game Day crew, to the College Football Live crew, to various sports writers around the country, and to the beat writers that call Knoxville home, everyone agrees. Tennessee is on its’ way back. They also all agree that this season, and probably next season as well, will be tough. Be upset that your team lost, be frustrated that the Vols are still losing to all of their rivals, be angry at the previous coaching staffs and administration for allowing us to fall into this hole, but do not criticize the man that has done everything right, and represented us in an almost perfect way since taking the job nine months ago. Do not call for his head, or start asking who the next coach will be when we lose games against the best teams in the country. Rebuilding a football program is a process, and it starts with a foundation. Right now, thanks to Coach Jones, our foundation is being built the right way. Brick by brick.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

0 Weird ending to Wisconsin and Arizona State game

Arizona State escaped with a win last night when Wisconsin tried to down the ball and spike it to set up for a game winning field goal. The quarterbacks knee apparently touched, but it sure didn't look like it live. I am assuming that caused the confusion when he laid the ball down, and Arizona State jumped on it thinking it was a live ball. The refs stood around, and the time ran out on the Badgers.

0 Bowling Green player takes ball off of punter's foot

There weren't many highlights for Bowling Green yesterday in their loss to Indiana, but one of them was Paul Senn taking the ball off the punter's foot as he was about to make contact.

0 Kenny's College Football Power Rankings, Week 4

By Kenny Howell

Not much change at the top of the Power Rankings this week as the big boys took care of business or had the week off. Every team below them is still shifting all around. Quick recap, how I come up with these power rankings, before the season started I took the last few years of recruiting, how many starters each team had coming back, and what they finished up last season, and ranked all 125 teams. So it was more based off potential. Winners rise and losers fall. The losers fall based on who they lost to, so if you lost to a top flight team, you are not going to see much drop. If you lost to an FCS school, you took a huge tumble. Margin of victory is not considered.

1. Alabama (2-0)
2. Ohio State (3-0)
3. Oregon (3-0)
4. Clemson (2-0)
5. Georgia (2-0)
6. Florida State (2-0)
7. Oklahoma (3-0)
8. LSU (3-0)
9. Michigan (3-0)
10. Florida (1-1)
11. Texas A&M (2-1)
12. Ole Miss (3-0)
13. Notre Dame (2-1)
14. Auburn (3-0)
15. South Carolina (2-1)
16. Tennessee (2-1)
17. UCLA (2-0)
18. Stanford (2-0)
19. Miami (2-0)
20. Washington (2-0)
21. Texas (1-2)
22. Oklahoma State (3-0)
23. Baylor (2-0)
24. Nebraska (2-1)
25. Texas Tech (3-0)
26. Virginia Tech (2-1)
27. USC (2-1)
28. Missouri (2-0)
29. Michigan State (3-0)
30. Arizona State (2-0)
31. Louisville (3-0)
32. Arizona (3-0)
33. North Carolina (1-1)
34. Arkansas (3-0)
35. Georgia Tech (2-0)
36. Northwestern (3-0)
37. TCU (1-2)
38. Virginia (1-1)
39. Maryland (3-0)
40. Penn State (2-1)
41. Cincinnati (2-1)
42. Minnesota (3-0)
43. California (1-2)
44. Pittsburgh (1-1)
45. N.C. State (2-0)
46. West Virginia (2-1)
47. Mississippi State (1-2)
48. UCF (3-0)
49. Houston (2-0)
50. Vanderbilt (1-2)
51. Illinois (2-1)
52. Utah (2-1)
53. Oregon State (2-1)
54. Fresno State (2-0)
55. Wisconsin (2-1)
56. Rutgers (2-1)
57. BYU (1-1)
58. Northern Illinois (3-0)
59. Iowa (2-1)
60. Boise State (2-1)
61. Boston College (2-1)
62. Colorado (2-0)
63. SMU (1-1)
64. Duke (2-1)
65. Kentucky (1-2)
66. Indiana (2-1)
67. Washington State (2-1)
68. Kansas State (2-1)
69. Purdue (1-2)
70. Navy (2-0)
71. Rice (1-1)
72. Texas State (2-0)
73. Utah State (2-1)
74. Syracuse (1-2)
75. East Carolina (2-1)
76. Toledo (1-2)
77. Arkansas State (2-1)
78. Kansas (1-1)
79. San Jose State (1-1)
80. Wyoming (2-1)
81. Middle Tennessee (2-1)
82. Ohio (2-1)
83. Louisiana-Monroe (2-1)
84. South Alabama (2-1)
85. Western Kentucky (1-2)
86. San Diego State (0-2)
87. Marshall (2-1)
88. Bowling Green (2-1)
89. Hawaii (0-2)
90. Tulane (2-1)
91. Tulsa (1-2)
92. Iowa State (0-2)
93. Nevada (1-2)
94. North Texas (2-1)
95. Louisiana-Lafayette (1-2)
96. UTEP (1-1)
97. UAB (0-2)
98. Troy (2-1)
99. Ball State (2-1)
100. Kent State (1-2)
101. Buffalo (1-2)
102. Colorado State (1-2)
103. Florida Atlantic (1-2)
104. Wake Forest (1-2)
105. Akron (1-2)
106. UNLV (1-2)
107. Memphis (0-2)
108. Connecticut (0-2)
109. Florida International (0-2)
110. New Mexico (1-2)
111. Miami (Ohio) (0-2)
112. Texas-San Antonio (1-2)
113. Louisiana Tech (1-2)
114. Central Michigan (1-2)
115. Air Force (1-2)
116. Army (0-2)
117. Eastern Michigan (1-2)
118. South Florida (0-3)
119. Temple (0-3)
120. Southern Miss (0-3)
121. Western Michigan (0-3)
122. New Mexico State (0-3)
123. Idaho (0-3)
124. UMASS (0-3)
125. Georgia State (0-3)

0 MLB Power Rankings, Sept. 15

By Kenny Howell

Once again this week, I will just stick with the teams that are still in the playoff race. The others are playing for next year.

1. Boston Red Sox (91-59) (1) - The Red Sox have gotten hot at the right time and wrapped up the AL East Crown.

2. St. Louis Cardinals (86-62) (5) - The Cardinals are back tied for the lead in the NL Central, and have won seven of their last 10.

3. Oakland Athletics (87-61) (9) - Oakland has almost clinched the AL West crown, after winning their last four and eight of their last 10.

4. Atlanta Braves (89-59) (3) - The Braves have won just four of their last 10, but have the NL East won.

5.  Los Angeles Dodgers (86-62) (2) - The Dodgers have finally halted their long term winning streak and look to be headed in the wrong direction at the wrong time.

6. Detroit Tigers (85-63) (4) - Another top team that isn't playing their best. They too have only won four of their last 10.

7. Pittsburgh Pirates (86-62) (7) - The Pirates are in a battle with the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central, but they need to do better than splitting their last 10 to win it.

8. Cincinnati Reds (84-65) (8) - The Reds looked like they might get control of the NL Central, but are still 2.5 games back.

9. Texas Rangers (81-66) (6) - The Rangers are also heading in the wrong direction, dropping five in a row. They are still in the Wild Card right now, but could lose it if they don't turn it around.

10. Cleveland Indians (80-68) (10) - The AL Central crown is starting to become a bit of a longshot, but the Indians are very much in the Wild Card race, just 1.5 games back.

11. Tampa Bay Rays (81-66) (12) - The Rays have won three in a row, and are still in the Wild Card lead. Have just won five of their last 10.

12. Baltimore Orioles (78-70) (11) - The Orioles still have hope of a Wild Card birth, but it's getting slimmer.

13. New York Yankees (79-70) (13) - Same for the Yankees, as the Red Sox are keeping them from gaining any ground.

14. Kansas City Royals (78-70) (14) - The Royals are right there with them as well, needing a streak to get them into the postseason for the first time in a long time.

15. Washington Nationals (78-70) (15) - I left them out last week, but they have battled their way, sort of, back into it, now just 5.5 games out of the Wild Card and winning eight of their last 10.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

0 Previewing Tennessee vs. Oregon

By Kenny Howell

The Butch Jones era is off to a wonderful start in Knoxville. He currently has one of the top recruiting classes in the country and a 2-0 record. Everything has been smooth sailing for Jones since arriving in Knoxville nine months ago. That is about to change. The Vols are just a day away from facing the nation’s second ranked team 2,600 miles away from home. So what can the Vols expect tomorrow? I’m going to break it down position by position and let you know who I believe has the advantage at each position, and how I expect the game to go.

Quarterback: Oregon – This one isn’t close. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is averaging 26 yards per carry through two games this year. He hasn’t thrown the ball exceptionally well, but he threw 32 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions a year ago. If he needs to, he can throw the ball just fine. Tennessee’s Justin Worley is a first year starter. In the team’s first two games of the year, his numbers haven’t been bad but he hasn’t LOOKED very good. He has made some poor throws that he got away with because of the opponent. He will have to be much better this week if Tennessee wants to have a chance to pull the upset.

Running Back: Oregon – Again, not close. Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas is probably the fastest player in the country, and will be an absolute handful for Tennessee tomorrow afternoon. It doesn’t end there, though. Byron Marshall can also hit the home run at any time, and expect Freshman Thomas Tyner to get more carries this week at well. Tennessee’s running game will primarily feature Rajion Neal and Marlin Lane. Both have had good seasons thus far. The running game for Tennessee isn’t bad at all, but everyone’s looks pretty bad compared to Oregon’s.

Wide Receiver: Oregon – This one goes to Oregon as well. Oregon’s receivers don’t get a lot of recognition, but they are among the best down field blockers I’ve ever seen, and certainly the best blocking receiving core in the country. Josh Low is very capable of hitting the home run, though. Tennessee’s receiving core is very talented, but very inexperienced. This game will be a huge measuring stick for them, especially with injuries to Devrin Young and Alton (Pig) Howard.

Offensive Line: Tennessee – It’s hard to compare the offensive lines of these two teams because they play so differently, and they couldn’t be more different offensive lines. Tennessee might have the best offensive line in the country, though, so I’ll give them the edge. The Vols will need to rally behind the big boys up front, and try to control some clock while they try to shock the nation in Eugene.

Defensive Line: Tennessee – I give Tennessee a slight edge on the defensive line as well. Their line has been surprisingly good thus far this season, and I think they can play well against Oregon as well. The loss of Mo Couch to suspension will hurt a bit, as he was their first to rotate in, but they get Jacques Smith back from injury on the edge. They’ve been good against the run, particularly up the middle. However, they will need to generate more of a pass rush this week in order to force Oregon in to some long yardage situations and get them off the field. Oregon’s line generates a good pass rush. Senior Taylor Hart is coming off an 8 sack season, and Tony Washington already has 2.5 this year. However, Oregon will likely have a tough time getting to Justin Worley as they deal with Tennessee’s line that led the nation in sacks per drop back last year.

Linebackers: EVEN – Tennessee’s AJ Johnson is the best linebacker on either side, but after that it gets a bit murky. If fully healthy, I would probably give Tennessee a slight edge but with Curt Maggitt injured for Tennessee, the linebacker cores look pretty even. Oregon lost its top three tacklers from a year ago, and Tennessee doesn’t have a lot of experience beyond Johnson. Both linebacker cores have a lot of potential but also have a lot to prove.

Secondary: Oregon – Oregon’s secondary is as fast, and as good as it gets. They can take players out of the passing game, and are also great at making open field tackles. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is their best cover corner, and will likely have the assignment of covering Tennessee Freshman Marquez North. The Vols secondary will likely have problems tackling, and covering Oregon as they try to keep up with the Ducks’ speed.

Special Teams: Oregon – DeAnthony Thomas can score any time he touches the ball, including on punts and kickoffs. Tennessee will be without its’ top return man, Devrin Young. The Vols have the less talented Special teams, but they will have to win the special teams game in order to have any chance of winning the game. They have to own field position, and that starts with Michael Palardy, who has been much better kicking and punting thus far this year.

Tennessee comes into the game as 27.5 point underdogs, the second highest in the school’s history (2008 Florida). When these two teams played in 2010, Tennessee jumped out to a 13-3 lead before Oregon scored 45 straight points to win in a 48-13 landslide. If Tennessee can run the ball and get out to an early lead again, I think they are much more equipped to keep it close this time around. They are much more disciplined, and much more capable of creating turnovers and keeping this thing close. However, I think eventually, whether it be in the third quarter, fourth quarter, or whenever, I think Oregon pulls away and wins pretty comfortably.


Prediction: Oregon 44 Tennessee 27
 

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