Thursday, November 22 2012 10:56 AM EST2012-11-22 15:56:34 GMT
(RNN) - For the three people that actually read this, the Line King needed to update his bowl projections. With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks likeMore >>
With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks like only eight teams will actually qualify for a bowl game.More >>
Thursday, November 1 2012 1:36 PM EDT2012-11-01 17:36:29 GMT
(RNN) - What do you get at the confluence of Halloween, Superstorm Sandy, the last week of what seems like a decade-long presidential election campaign and dang, even Breeders Cup? How about Georgia inMore >>
Bama visits LSU for Armageddon; Georgia back in the hunt; Vanderbilt verging on bowl; Auburn in position to win; presidential campaign will SOON BE OVER!!!! More >>
Wednesday, October 24 2012 6:01 PM EDT2012-10-24 22:01:55 GMT
(RNN) - Is this Week 8 or 9 or has this football season just been one long dream? Seems like it. The Line King is hovering above .500 and that is like dreaming you're walking around downtown in your underwear. It'sMore >>
Mississippi State will wake from dream season at Alabama; Auburn heavy home dog to Aggies; Goergia makes last stand against rampaging Florida; Vandy tries to make it two in a row More >>
Wednesday, October 10 2012 4:58 PM EDT2012-10-10 20:58:04 GMT
(RNN) - The Line King hates to break this to all of you $EC worshippers (and to Death Star Commissioner, His Excellency Mike Slive), but Alabama's opponent in this year's mythical BC$ Championship GameMore >>
Ever wonder what would happen when a stoppable force collides with a moveable object? We'll find out when Auburn plays Ole Miss.Trouble-seeking Tide fans travel to wet, cold Mizzou. Mississippi State tries to break six-game losing skid against faltering Vols. Kentucky vs. Arkansas, meh.More >>
Thursday, October 4 2012 7:44 AM EDT2012-10-04 11:44:05 GMT
(RNN) - Does ANYONE play defense these days? Look: 70-63, 51-41, 51-44, 56-49, 45-43, 49-38, 41-36, 52-40 all sound like basketball scores, not college football games from this past weekend. What causesMore >>
The Line King offers one explanation for why defense is becoming a thing of the past in the college football of today: Young people are just too darned soft these days … for them, sacrifice is eating an unfrosted pop tart … or settling for less than an unlimited phone plan. More >>
(RNN) - If having 10 bowl tie-ins weren't enough, evidently the $EC is trying to garner one or two slots in the FBC (IAA) Playoffs. Why, you might ponder, would the Line King come to that audacious conclusion? One has only to look at this weekend's slate of "games."
This weekend looks more like The $EC-Southern Conference Showdown than the home stretch of conference games. The Death $tar Conference is all about padding its record and this weekend serves as ample proof they are the experts.
For some, it's one last attempt at draining suckers out of their hard-earned cash either by getting them to purchase an overpriced bad seat or even worse, to pipe in the in-house production with marginal announcers known as pay-per-view.
It's also another example of why teams that DON'T finish with a winning conference record shouldn't be given a free pass to a glitzy bowl game - like maybe Tennessee, which has wins over Georgia State and Akron and was embarrassed by Troy – although the Vols won that game.
Speaking of bowl games and tie-ins, let's take a peek at how teams are lining up going into these games and where they might or should end up. Some hearts are going to be broken this weekend not being able to spend a week in Shreveport:
Bammer: 9-1; Western Carolina, then step down to Auburn, $EC Champion$hip Game. Projected finish 12-1 (Sugar Bowl).
Arkansas at Mississippi State (-6.5) 12:21 p.m. SEC Network
Minus 6.5? Come on, don't tell me Walmart laid down a ton on the Hogs. Doesn't make sense. Time for the Bulldogs to stomp.
W. Carolina at Alabama (No line) 12:21 p.m. SEC Network
Bammer makes a run at the Southern Conference title.
Jacksonville State at Florida (No line) 1 p.m. PPV
Florida makes a run at the Ohio Valley Conference title.
Wofford at South Carolina (No line) 1 p.m. PPV
South Carolina makes a run at the Southern Conference title.
Georgia Southern at Georgia (No line) 1:30 p.m. PPV
Georgia makes a run at the Southern Conference title.
Alabama A&M at Auburn (No line) 2:00 p.m. PPV
Barn tries to convince the fan base that they are capable of competing…in the SWAC
Sam Houston State at Johnny Football 3:30 p.m. PPV
The Aggies make a run at the Southland Football title
Ole Miss (+19) at LSU 3:30 p.m. CBS
Oh my! How did Mississippi get selected again by CBS…take a look at the other games to choose from. Black Bear fans are fearful that their hotel reservations for Shreveport might be for naught, unless Darth Vader Slive can twist several arms and heads to get an bowl invite, despite a losing record. Stranger things have happened. Take Mississippi and +19.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt (-4) 7 p.m. ESPN2
Everyone wearing orange pants is in full meltdown by now. After giving up 722 yards against Troy and losing to Mizzou, is there anyone (ANYONE) left in Big Orange that would actually go to a bowl – and probably lose to a SunBelt or CUSA team? And seriously, does Georgia State count as a IA win? Get giddy with the Commodore fan and lay the points.
Syracuse at Missouri (-4.5) 7 p.m. ESPNU
Mizzou has one last chance to hit the magic number 6. That victory over Southeast Louisiana looks bigger and bigger. Take the Tigers and their helmets.
Samford at Kentucky (No line) 7:30 p.m. CSS
Samford makes a run at the $EC cellar.
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Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >>
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyMore >>
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MMore >>
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theMore >>
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. More >>
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.More >>
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. More >>
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