Tuesday, December 19, 2006

K News (that means quick)

Jevan Snead is transfering to Ole Miss. He will have 3 years of eligibility.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Prince At XLI

It was announced today that Prince will be the halftime entertainment at this year's Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLI will be February 4th in Miami and will be broadcast on CBS. Prince is an interesting choice because ever since Janet Jackson showed her boobie at halftime of Panthers/Patriots, it seems the NFL and the broadcasters have feared what might happen during the Super Bowls halftime show. The last two years they tried to play it safe by having on really, really old dudes such as Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger. Prince has not been without controversy in the past. He wrote slave on his cheek and he even changed his name to a symbol (which I have no idea how to type on my computer). Prince has also been known for very sexual songs and performances in the past but he has toned it down in recent years. I guess he has toned it down enought that whoever selects the halftime entertainment felt Prince was a good call. So, are you happy with Prince performing at halftime? Who would you like to see perform at halftime of the Super Bowl instead or in the future?

Prince to perform at Super Bowl

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Cowboys Get Tony Parrish

The Cowboys signed veteran Free Safety Tony Parrish off of waivers. Parrish was released this week by the Niners. Dallas' current FS include the 6-5 rook Pat Watkins and special teams standout Keith Davis.

Parrish's last complete season was 2003 where he had arguably his best season as a pro. 79 tackles, 18 passes deflected, and 9 interceptions. I think Parrish is a solid player although he is coming off a broken right fibula from the 2005 season.

In other news, Lisa Leslie will miss this upcoming WNBA season cuz she is pregnant.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

That Bowl Lineup Is In

The BCS schedule has finally been announced . Here are the match-ups:
National Championship - Ohio State vs. Florida
Rose Bowl - Michigan vs. USC
Sugar Bowl - Notre Dame vs. LSU
Orange Bowl - Wake Forest vs. Louisville
Fiesta Bowl - Boise State vs. Oklahoma

Some other notable bowl games:
Alamo Bowl - Texas vs. Iowa
Cotton Bowl - Nebraska vs. Auburn
Capital One Bowl - Arkansas vs. Wisconsin
Gator Bowl - West Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
Outback - Penn St vs. Tennessee
Chick-fil-A - Virginia Tech vs. Georgia
Holiday - Cal vs. Texas A&M
Emerald - Florida State vs. UCLA

For a complete listing of all bowl games and when they are aired, click here.

So, did Michigan get screwed? Should it be the Wolverines facing the Buckeyes for all the marbles? I think in terms of what team has the best chance to beat the Buckeyes, then yes it would be the Wolverines. However with their win over Arkansas yesterday, I do believe that the Gators do deserve to be #2 and thus face the Buckeyes in the championship. I think the Rose Bowl should be a game not to miss also with some potent offenses taking the field. The Sugar Bowl could be renamed the overrated bowl as I’m not sure either of these teams deserved a BCS game in my opinion. Another interesting game to watch will be the Fiesta Bowl. All year long Boise State has said that they deserved more respect and to be considered with the top teams. We’ll see if they are correct when they face a good OU team. As for the Orange Bowl, I’m sure it will get overlooked by many as Wake Forest and Louisville don’t appear to be the most marketable teams. However I think Louisville is one the top teams in the nation so tune in to this too. I’ll make my official predictions closer to the actual games.

So what do you think? Who got screwed? What games are you most looking forward to? Are you happy with the National Championship? Tell me whatcha think dude.

Fox Sports Official BCS website here

2006 College Football Awards

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You can now go here and vote for the 2006 College Football Awards. I won't list all the categories or people nominated, just check it out and vote for your favorites. The winners will be announced live on ESPN on Thursday, Dec 07 at 6:00PM CST.

UT Update

Well, it is now official. Texas’ QB Jevan Snead will transfer at mid-term. Snead is not the only Longhorn to file paperwork to leave the school. Sophomore DE Chris Brown and sophomore OT Greg Dolan will also transfer and leave Texas. While Brown and Dolan will be missed, Snead will have a possibility to have a much larger impact on the Longhorns future, namely their upcoming bowl game. Starter Colt McCoy is still healing from a stinger and it is not known if he will be ready to go by the end of the month. Trainer Kenny Boyd issued an update on McCoy's injury Friday, saying the quarterback "has made significant progress over the past week.We will continue to monitor and evaluate him," Boyd said. "One thing we know about Colt is he'll work really hard and do everything in his power to get back. He's progressing extremely well." The Longhorns do not begin bowl practice until Dec. 12. They wouldn't leave for either bowl game until Dec. 26. But if McCoy can’t go, and without a number two QB, where does that leave Texas under center? Texas is left with just walk-on Matt McCoy and redshirted Sherrod Harris for its date in either the Gator or Alamo Bowl. It is highly unlikely that head coach Mack Brown would lift Harris' redshirt for a second-tier bowl game. Earlier in the year, Brown said a worst-case-scenario would include WR Quan Cosby taking over at QB. The sophomore was a two-time Texas 2A First-Team All-Stater at QB in 1999-2000. Brown has also said a while back that WR Billy Pittman could be pressed into action at QB. Pittman was a four-year starter at Cameron Yoe and was the scout team 'running quarterback' during his RS-freshman year in 2004. You can see it is a pretty interesting situation. As far as what bowl the Longhorns will even be playing in, here are the top possibilities for Texas. Georgia Tech will play in the Gator bowl. They accepted an invitation Saturday night. So that leaves Texas in the mix. The folks at the Gator Bowl could also choose Louisville, but Louisville played in Jacksonville last year, so Texas is a strong possibility. We know Iowa is in the Alamo Bowl. So, if the Gator Bowl passes on Texas, the Horns will likely land in San Antonio. That will probably land West Virginia in the Gator Bowl. If that happens, Texas would likely play in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. Whatever the case, with the quarterback situation, it should make for an interesting game!

Now some good news for Texas and Colt McCoy. McCoy has been selected as the Associated Press Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and was the runner-up to Nebraska QB Zac Taylor as the conference Offensive Player of the Year. McCoy was a semifinalist for the 2006 Davey O'Brien Award (nation's top QB) and was also named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches. Big-ups Jim Ned and the big city of Tuscola!

Texas players elect to transfer (Official UT website)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The King Back

Highly touted freshmen/lord/king/beast Greg Oden played his first game of the year as Ohio State defeated Valpraiso 78-58. Mr. Oden scored 14 points, a team leading 5 blocks, and a team leading 10 boards. He had missed all this time due to a torn wrist ligament. His former high school teammate Mike Conley Jr. added 7 points and 7 assists.