Monday, September 29th, 2014 at
It was a strange night for the SEC. A team that got beaten at home by a BIG TEN TEAM went on the road to one of the toughest environments in the SEC.....and won. A team favored by 17 over their young, tortured rivals only won by 3. A team got a monkey off its back. Oh, and people are wondering if Les Miles is completely crazy. Again. All in a week in the SEC....
So here are your Power Rankings. Because Alabama didn't play, they are moving down...
1) Texas A&M (5-0) - They were big favorites to beat Arkansas in JerryWorld, but ended up winning in overtime in a game they SHOULD have probably Read more [...]
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at
We'll be honest. This SEC schedule on paper looked pretty strong when the season started, but right now, it's actually pretty week. Look, we get that the match-up Texas A&M and a suddenly-reborn Arkansas in JerryWorld is pretty cool. South Carolina's got College Gameday coming to its doors for the visit of Maty Mauk and Missouri, and if Tennessee trip to Georgia's as good as it was last season, the game's going to be a treat. But otherwise? Kentucky's actually got a GOOD CHANCE to get its first SEC victory, when it hosts Vanderbilt. Could be your sleeper SEC game of the week.
Anyway, here Read more [...]
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at
Texas A&M and Notre Dame have announced that they will play a home-and-home series in 2024 and 2025, the Irish announced.
The two teams last clashed in 2000 and 2001.
"These two contests between Notre Dame and Texas A&M figure to be excellent intersectional attractions," says Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick in a press release. "We had set a goal of adding representation from the Southeastern Conference to our future schedules, and we've accomplished that with the addition of this series, as well as the one with Georgia."
The Irish will also play Georgia in 2017 and 2019, and a closer-t0-home Read more [...]
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at
Tennessee has dismissed redshirt freshman running back Trayvon Paulk after police reported that he had hit his girlfriend at a party, according to reports.
The Chatanooga Free Times press reported: "According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Paulk was accused of assault, though his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Chelsea Reese is refusing to prosecute or take out an order of protection. He will not be charged....While at a party on Saturday, Paulk and Reese began arguing when he "became very agitated and struck her in the mouth with his fist....Reese had cuts to her lips but refused medical treatment."
Tennessee Read more [...]
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at
This college football season's been nuts so far. But there's nuts, and then there's SEC nuts. There's a shifting of power in the SEC. Teams that spent time in the shadows are back up, and punching giants in the mouth. It's fun. It's really fun. Unless you're from Baton Rouge. Or Columbia, Missouri.
Anyway, here's our SEC rankings (more important than the overall college football rankings). Here we reward strength-of-schedule over record, so if your team has moved down a bit, then that's why.
Oh, and while we're here we'd like to note that we watched a crapload of football yesterday. It wasn't Read more [...]
Friday, September 19th, 2014 at
There's something about Kansas State in the summertime. Maybe it's the corn-fed dance team, with the legs that go on for miles. Maybe it's the sun going down on the fields, with just water towers on view for miles and miles. Maybe it's Manhattan - the 'Little Apple', a place so quaint that you could place the place in the South and it would probably fit in nicely. Maybe it's the fanbase, that were loud enough to create a hell of an atmosphere last night, but not lunatic-fringe like some fanbases that we see in places like the Big Ten. Maybe it was the wind blowing Samantha Ponder's hair, and us Read more [...]
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at
It's a big Thursday night for The South. In the NFL, Tampa Bay at Atlanta play each other in The ATL, while Missouri's biggest city, St Louis, continues to battle it out for a spot in the MLB Play-Offs (if St Louis wins the World Series, it's a victory for the SEC, by the way). Oh, and the Scots are voting on whether they want to become part of Britain (I love their whiskey, as it goes), which is quite big in political news.
But bigger than big is Auburn's trip to Kansas State, which is one of the biggest games of the week and the season so far. Manhattan is not going to be easy. This is going Read more [...]
Monday, September 15th, 2014 at
'Twas a hell of a night in the SEC. South Carolina avoided getting hit by lightning to score a 3-point win over Georgia, Florida squeaked by Kentucky in THREE overtimes, and Arkansas ripped out a monster away victory at Texas Tech (giggles). Tennessee played valiantly at Oklahoma but were predictably outclassed, but there are green shoots. Oh, and Vanderbilt. Dear. God.
Anyway, here are our Week 3 Power Rankings for the SEC:
1. Texas A&M: We're not sure how anyone can deal with Kevin Sumlin's offense, for whom 38 points looked like a bad day on Saturday. And the defense showed some improvement Read more [...]
Friday, September 12th, 2014 at
Sorry we're late! We've been away and without a computer! Yes, we know that you beat Clemson, Georgia fans! Yes, we know that you beat South Carolina, Texas A&M! We know that Steve Spurrier's found some humility, Florida scored more points than they did in one season and the Derek Mason era at Vanderbilt hasn't actually been auspicious.
And as for this week...
GEORGIA AT SOUTH CAROLINA
This week, Georgia goes down to South Carolina in a game that's going to be a war. Georgia fans expecting to win by a mile? You must be joking. South Carolina's fanbase is going to be whipped up to play Read more [...]
Friday, August 15th, 2014 at
Seriously, we absoutely loathe 'neutral site venue' games, so as much as we'd like to put LSU vs Wisconsin a little higher on this list, our morals stop us from doing so. That's you too Ole Miss vs Boise and Alabama vs West Virginia.....
1) South Carolina at Clemson (Nov 29)
South Carolina could have an unbeaten season going, and Clemson could be the last team to ruin their chance of going for a National Championship. Plus, these sides - and coaches - really don't seem to like each other.
2) Florida at Florida State (Nov 29)
If this Florida team's as improved as we think it might Read more [...]