Archive for December, 2010

TicketCity Bowl, Outback Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Gator Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl Previews

December 31, 2010
By K. Becks

I’m going to keep the previews for each bowl game short for the New Year’s Day lineup. My guess is that most of you probably aren’t reading my entire analysis anyway, so I think it’s a win-win situation. Here are my picks for the January 1st bowl games. TicketCity Bowl Northwestern vs. Texas Tech...
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Meineke Car Care Bowl, Sun Bowl, Liberty Bowl, and Chick-fil-A Bowl Previews

December 31, 2010
By K. Becks

I don’t usually make statements like this, but thanks to what I have seen over the past few days, I have to say it. The Big 12 conference is bad. Missouri and Baylor? The Big 10 thanks you for your kindness. Kansas State? Syracuse wants you to know that you’re always welcome to come...
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Armed Forces Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, Music City Bowl, and Holiday Bowl Previews

December 29, 2010
By K. Becks

Finally, we are getting to the point in the bowl season where there is college football on all day long. December 30th marks the first day where we get to watch four bowl games, a sign that the highly anticipated January 1st bowl games aren’t that far away. At 6-8 in the College Bowl...
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NFL Week 17 Power Rankings

December 29, 2010
By K. Becks

Please bear with me on these rankings, because this is the first time that I’ve ever done something like this for the NFL. Many of you have probably seen Power Rankings before on ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, or one of the other major sports media outlets. However, my rankings are a little different from those that you are probably...
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Military Bowl, Texas Bowl, and Alamo Bowl Previews

December 29, 2010
By K. Becks

What was Blaine Gabbert thinking? If I had a chance to talk to him, I would start with something like this: “Blaine, you’re a good quarterback. A really good one. You’re probably going to be an NFL quarterback some day. So why did you decide to throw across your body, with less than six minutes left...
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A Champ’s Insight

December 28, 2010
By K. Becks

Ignore the corny title. However, if I am correct on today’s picks, I will have put myself in great position to contend for the win in my College Bowl Mania group. Thanks to the snoozer in Shreveport last night, I gained a bunch of points on the rest of the competition. Finally, a team...
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Ground Forces

December 27, 2010
By K. Becks

Although I incorrectly picked last night’s game and am now 3-5 for the bowl season, I cannot complain with last night’s result. Most of you probably did not stay up to watch it (come on…it’s the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, right?), but if you did hit the hay early, you missed out. It was...
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Slowly Falling Behind…

December 26, 2010
By K. Becks

Thanks to Hawaii getting pounded by Tulsa on Christmas Eve, I lost 20 points in the College Bowl Mania game. I’m now 3-4, and am starting to feel a bit uneasy. I’m going to need some help from a few teams the next couple of days, or I’ll be out of the running before...
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Aloha From Hawai’i

December 24, 2010
By K. Becks

Last night’s game lived up to the expectations that I had for it. Although the score would suggest that it wasn’t close, it was really a great game for three quarters. Navy really has to be within a touchdown in the 4th quarter to win, and a minute into the final quarter, they were down...
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It’s All About The Green: Why The NCAA Punished Pryor & Co. The Way They Did

December 23, 2010
By K. Becks

By now, most college football fans have gotten wind of the news. Five Ohio State Buckeyes players, headlined by Terrelle Pryor, will be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 regular season for what the NCAA cites as “improper benefits”. Those improper benefits would be receiving tattoos from a local tattoo shop in Columbus, in...
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