(RNN) - Well, this is about the fifth weekend of "Game of the Century" match-ups this season and I, for one, am tired of "Games of the Century". "Games of the Century" should be limited to one per century.More >>
How many Games of the Century were there last century? Bunches.More >>
Week 10 Well, we're officially half-way through the regular College Football season and about 4 months away from pretending to crown a National Champion. Even though a large number of teams are takingMore >>
It's a weak week for college football, but a great one for horse racing. Embrace what's beautiful, everybody.
The Line King's old friend Oail A. "Bum" Phillips passed away last week. He didn't know me, but he was still my friend. More >>
The Line King takes time out to remember the late Bum Phillips, the product of a generation that gave us the sort of man you don't see so much anymore: a great American, a great Texan and a great coach. More >>
You don't see the words "chicken" and "coward" so much in the politically correct world of college athletics these days.More >>
Old-school coaches trump gimmicks like "whiteout" games, use colorful metaphors, and they also say what they really mean when reporters ask them questions. 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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Yes, it is rivalry week in college football and the old saying goes that anything can happen when rivals get together, but let's not go overboard. Alabama has won seven of nine against Auburn because the Tide has...More >>
Yes, it is rivalry week in college football and the old saying goes that anything can happen when rivals get together, but let's not go overboard. Alabama has won seven of nine against Auburn because the Tide has been clearly better more often than not.More >>