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Rough week last week (22–5 with a couple big misses); we'll see if we can do better this week. ACC: UNC 24, Georgia Tech 21 Alabama 41, Duke 13 Maryland 28, West Virginia 24 Auburn 24, Clemson 21 Florida State 45, BYU 20 Stanford 40, Wake Forest 31 Virginia Tech 34, ECU 24 SEC: Georgia...

Spanish reporter Ines Sainz (former Miss Spain 1997) was reportedly "harassed" (that is, players in the locker room were making comments about her) in the Jets' locker room, and now there's all sorts of controversy. First of all, Sainz herself has posted a picture on Twitter...

Wasn't able to put down many of my thoughts on the season, though I did put some things up on Twitter. Ultimately, I expect something looking like this: ACC Atlantic: Florida State Boston College Clemson NC State Wake Forest Maryland ACC Coastal: Miami UNC (if they get the majority of their suspended players back; otherwise...

ESPN's Outside the Lines has done a pretty good piece on former Florida State safety and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle. It's well worth the read. I've spent a good bit of time with Myron's brother McKinley, and I have a great deal of respect for...

A couple days ago, a friend pointed me to, "Sports Fanatics," a Christianity Today article in which Shirl James Hoffman (author of the book, Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sports, from which the article is taken) argues that (mainly Evangelical) Christianity's relationship with...

Lots of people have mocked Brett Favre the last few years for his retire, waver, unretire shenanigans, typically portraying him as indecisive or as a guy who just can't stay away from the game. I'm convinced, however, that Favre is in no way indecisive; on...

A while back, I did a brief interview for a blog article examining ESPN's "Outside the Lines" report on the Florida State athletic department's academic scandal; since I was both a former player (albeit briefly) and a former tutor in the athletic department, I was...

Shocking news has rocked the college football world today as Urban Meyer has resigned as the head football coach at the University of Florida, citing health reasons. My initial guess is that it has to do with the brain cyst Urban had long struggled with,...

Wasn't my best week last week on the picks; I picked three upsets that went to overtime and went the other way (Kentucky/Tennessee, Arkansas/LSU, BYU/Utah). I did get Mississippi St. over Ole Miss, but three ACC upsets surprised me as well: Clemson, Georgia Tech, and...

Sports Illustrated's Phil Taylor has drawn attention to football's "new" discrimination: white skill-position players. As a former skill-position player with relatively light skin, I can attest to everything he brings up, and I completely agree with the notion of the white running back (or wide...