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) - How in the world does Towson get on L$U's schedule?
Why not Nicholls State or Southeast Louisiana? They're closer, and you'd keep the beat-me-and-pay-me money in the state. Both of those schools scheduled big paydays that required them to travel a great distance to play meaningless games (even though the Oregon State-Nicholls game had to be rescheduled because of Hurricane Isaac).
The Line King would like to take a moment to consider all the ridiculous mismatches that have been played or remain to be played – in no particular order:
Towson @ L$U – Winner gets to keep "Tigers" as mascot; loser wears pink the rest of the season.
Idaho @ North Carolina – Only topped by L$U's Wasted Time of the Week award.
Charleston Southern @ Illinois – The Illini sold their fans on playing a "southeastern" team.
Utah State and UTEP @ Wisconsin – Cupcake games that almost weren't; Cartel Athletic Departments can print "Texas" on season tickets and in the fine print mention it's the team from El Paso, not Austin.
New Hampshire @ Minnesota – Considering Minnesota lost to South Dakota and North Dakota State in consecutive years, they decided to look outside the upper Midwest for an opponent.
Savannah State @ Anywhere – Sadly, this isn't even about football, at least the other games might be.
Tennessee Tech @ Oregon – From Phil Steele's CF2012: "First meeting." Really? Why has it taken so long?
Idaho @ Toledo and New Mexico State @ Ohio – Part of the WAC/MAC Football Challenge, perhaps?
Gardner-Webb @ Pittsburgh – The Panther athletic department hoped the season ticket buyers didn't notice they're playing the Runnin Bulldogs not the Runnin Rebels.
Northwestern State @ Nevada – Although both teams wear purple, it's Northwestern Louisiana, not Northwestern, the Big Ten team from Chicago.
North Dakota @ San Diego State – This has to be the road-trip game of the year – for Fightin' Sioux fans anyway – some probably haven't made it back home yet.
UTEP @ Mississippi – Hugh Freeze hopes that recruits get Texas-El Paso confused with Texas-Austin.
West Virginia vs. The Big 12 and LouisianaTech vs. the WAC and UT-San Antonio vs. Anyone – Yeah, sure and you thought Missouri looked out of place in the $EC East.
Western Carolina @ Bammer – As if having FAU, WKU and Mississippi on the home schedule isn't weak enough.
New Mexico State @ Barn – Here's a natural rivalry game that hasn't reached its prime yet.
Massachusetts @ Vanderbilt – Billed as a service game, kind of the Minutemen vs. the Commodores; plus, the Vandy fan demands a "W" for this year's homecoming game
The Line King hasn't kept track, but figures he is batting around .500 so far this season. He still has money in his wallet, so for those of you that haven't mortgaged the house so you can afford to attend the aforementioned L$U mess, here are this week's selections and all times are Eastern:
Saturday, Sept. 29
Missouri (+3) at UCF, Noon, FSN
Shameful!!! Darth Vader Slive needs to re-read Death Star policy to Mizzou – No $EC team (excluding Mississippi – if you classify them as an $EC school anymore) plays nonconference road games versus non-AQ schools. It's far beneath the appropriate glamour level of the conference. The last time Mizzou did something like this was back in 2004 when it played at Troy, lost and the Big 12 is just now recovering. And to top it off, an $EC team is an underdog!!! Nevertheless, Mizzou covers and doesn't embarrass themselves or the conference.
Arkansas at Texas A&M (-13.5), 12:21 p.m., SEC Network
Luckily for the Razorbacks, Kentucky and Mississippi are on the schedule…but Kentucky and Mississippi have these games circled - scary. Take the Aggies.
Tennessee (+14) at Georgia, 3:30 p.m., CBS
The Line King loves how all of the pundits have this game billed as the top $EC game of the week…the Orange Pants Nation has its hopes dashed once again. Nashville in December begins to look more and more like a reward for this season. Dawgs – win, but because Richt gives the pre-game pep talk, UGA doesn't cover and the For Sale signs pop up like mushrooms in his yard late that night.
South Carolina (NL) at Kentucky, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
How does Kentucky keep getting on any ESPN? No line as of The Line King writing, which means trouble either way, so stay away,
Towson at LSU, 7 p.m., ESPNU
This game is on ESPNU – there are 60 games more exciting Saturday and they air this?!?!?
Mississippi at Alabama (-31.5), 9:15 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
The question is: Will the Dark Lord of the Sith, Nick Saban call off the dogs at the 1 yard line like Texas-Austin did? The Arkansas game can't get here soon enough for Mississippi. Take Bammer and use the winnings to upgrade your seats for the Western Carolina game.
Redrum Game of the Week:
Wisconsin at Nebraska (-13)
The Badgers are lucky to be 3-1, not 1-3; Corn looks decent and has only lost its conference opener three times since 1937. Bear in mind, most of those came at the expense of Iowa State or Kansas. Don't look at the screen for fear of an Andromeda Syndrome moment – see Kate Reid in the movie.
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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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