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) - 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 in control of its own destiny and maybe some Bulldog ghosts from the past?
As The Line King's old friend Larry Munson might have said – "Wait, you're telling me we still got a chance?"
Wait, the same Georgia team that looked "worse than bonkers" during the Carolina game? Wait, the same team whose fan base was looking to "kick the whatchamacallit" out of Richt earlier and is now dreaming of "sugar falling from the sky?"
Yes, that same Georgia. And to think, while there hasn't been any "My God, he's only a freshman" or "Run, Lindsay, run" moments, there have been a few chairs broken along the way, "a metal steel chair with about a 5-inch cushion."
If Georgia can run the table - and who wouldn't be able to - they have Mississippi and Auburn staring at them over the next two weeks (Vandy could even do that, but not Kentucky), the "Hunker Down you hairy Dogs" will play in the $EC Money Bank Championship game against Bammer. Which raises the question: How bad is the $EC East?
OK, so The Line King's grandfather said to NEVER talk about politics or religion in front of strangers and since The Line King doesn't know the political or religious affiliations of the three people who read this article, he will refrain from making an outright prediction.
However, The Line King will nonetheless make a stab at next week's Presidential Electoral College final score - the maximum number of electoral votes for each candidate. Watch New Hampshire next Tuesday. If the Granite State goes for Obama, then a 269-269 tie is in the realm of possibility and would give us the best outcome – total chaos and maybe a real 16-team playoff at last.
Obama 284 o/u
Romney 295 o/u
The Line King is looking to step on the face and break this season's nose with a hobnail boot. After going 4-2 last week, now would be a good time to press your man down to the ground. I say that all the time, only to be relegated to strong drink and cans of Vienna sausages by the end of Saturday.
Missouri at No. 7 Florida (7-1, 6-1), Noon ET, ESPN2
Florida has to hope Georgia will lose to either Mississippi or Auburn. That is about as certain as The Line King winning next year's World Series of Poker (congrats to this year's winner Greg Merson – in an epic, 12-hour, 400-hand Final Table). For Missouri, this game won't feel epic, but it certainly will feel like it lasts about 12 hours. Take the Gators.
Vanderbilt (-7) at Kentucky, Noon ET, ESPNU
Imagine the excitement of being the Vandy fan. A bowl game is well within reach - just beat these people and you're in! Then imagine the sheer nightmare it would be losing to this mess? Not gonna happen. The O/U for the number of times the Wildcats make it past the 50? Maybe 4. Take the ‘Dores and book your room down the street for the Music City Bowl.
Troy (4-4) at Tennessee (3-5, 0-5), Noon ET, ESPN3 – which means no TV
Two train wrecks limp into Neyland Stadium – albeit at different levels. Tennessee, which probably spends more on football than Troy does for its entire athletic budget, new books for the library and gas for the campus policeman's car, is in dire need of something. And Troy's defense couldn't stop The Line King passing and our old editor friend Skeeter Brown running if it had to. A sad state of affairs considering this program produced Demarcus Ware and Osi Umenyoira. The over/under on this game should be about 100. My brain says no, my heart says yes, but my gut says stay away from this mess. The Line King is taking Troy, but please bear in mind it is out of respect for a great man.
New Mexico State (+23) at Auburn, Noon p.m. ET, ESPN3 – why?
Auburn is rumored to be searching for a new head coach and new athletic director. Nobody cares about this game and even more sad than that - The Line King is taking NMSU.
Tulsa at Arkansas (-7.5) 12:21 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Arkansas is on the verge of nothing. Tulsa thinks they can win. That's exactly why you take the Hogs and not turn to this game EVER. Catch the score later, after several swigs of cool, refreshing hops pop. This game and the Barn game are what you call either "brilliant" or "foolish."
Mississippi (5-3, 2-2) at No. 6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1) 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Oh boy, the Black Bear Rebel fans must be all riled up for this one. Making the CBS Game of the Week must be validation of their greatness. CBS is going "who else should we have taken?"
No. 1 Alabama (-9.5) at No. 5 LSU 8:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Interestingly and weirdly enough, the visiting team just dominates this series. But so does the underdog. A conundrum in this situation. It was also ol' Nick's birthday this week (on Halloween. Coincidence?), so The Line King will go with that as the deciding factor. You $EC homers better hope Bammer wins, otherwise we are looking at a Kansas State – Oregon BC$ Mythical Championship game. Death Star Commissioner Darth Slive would demand a recount or a real playoff. No worries here or in the foreseeable future – take the Red Elephants.
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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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