I really hope you are correct, that is their charter. The problem is ESPN is so heavily invested in the SEC that they keep pushing for in-game (and out-of-game) "top 4" leaderboards that have 2-3 SEC teams listed based on the continued circular logic of rating teams like the Carolina and A&M highly and calling any victory over them a "quality win". I hope the committee is above this politicking but if they are really watching the games, guess who is providing the story-lines and subtexts?
Ask Bill Simmons if he thinks ESPN is dedicated to accurate/insightful journalism or promoting its media product and partners.
Interesting reading the history here, but I don't agree with the conclusions. Bad shooting nights happen... and most games show significant variation in metrics from season-long averages. It just so happens that these games were in the tournament, so 1) we remember them and 2) they were against other good (tournament) teams that win when the other team is having an off night. That is why I hate the tournament as a way to determine a champion... it has a lot more to do with being streaky/lucky... not having any off night on the nights they chose to schedule the games. The NBA uses a series of games so that a good team's season does not end due to one single game.
Wow, horrible reporting.
On CBS John Adams said that hypothetically, if Craft's foot was above the line, a blocking foul occurred. He went on to say that he thought it seemed as though the foot was above the line, but he had not seen anything that conclusively demonstrated that. To misconstrue Adam's statement as saying the call was incorrect.... horrible job Yahoo!
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Between the way tOSU will dominate TTUN, TDBITL, and what will surely be a deafening cheer for The Vest and The Best Damn Team in the Land (2002 edition), Meyer will be able to put on a great show in front of a huge contingent of top-notch recruits. 12 days to go!!!
Oh please please please tell me we will see the Bobcats prevent AACC from making a Sweet 16 appearance again, that was almost as sweet as cheering the Buckeyes all the way to the Final 4.
Deep leauge too... only Northwestern and Nebraska are outside his top 68 teams. There could be a lot of B1G dancers at the end of the year.
I like that he put his team goals before his personal goals TWICE. I hope he winds up in the Scarlet & Gray!
I am usually highly prejudiced for in-state kids to succeed, but I love what Eli has to say, a great representative of tOSU already. I would love to see the real TP and he manning the backfield for 2-3 years together!
1) Alabama didn't win its DIVISION this year, let lone its conference
2) Lets go back to the bowl system. I hate to give credit to ESECPN, but as Rece Davis (one of their competent reporters) points out: NY Giants, UConn, STL Cardinals, and Packers all won championships after mediocre seasons.... I am not opposed to having 1 sport (especially my favorite sport) award a championship to the best team of the YEAR, not the hottest at the end of the year who was at least kinda mediocre during the regular season. BTW, I am a big Cardinals fan that got to go to game 6 & 7, and yes it was the best sports experience I have ever had. However, at the end of it I am honest enough to say that maybe they weren't the best team in MLB last year. I still celebrate the championship because they won it, but maybe the system should be in place to have the best team win the championship.
That was the second thing I thought of when I heard the bowl ban... the NCAA is really looking out for the student ath-o-letes... guilty without a chance to prove your innocence and then punish the next man up.
The first thing I though is how could Gene Smith be this bad at what he does?
Fickell showed too much not to get a HC job somewhere. Vrabel goes with him as DC (you heard it here first).
Sorry, but Family Guy is Notre Dame...sure it was great once, but now its just kinda sad. Seth spread himself way too thin.
I love that ESPN's current CFB home page pictures are the 3 top SEC teams that DIDN'T lose their bowl game against OSU... lolz
OMG! "2, 42, 60, 63, 72, 87, 109, 110, 115, 117, 133, 147, 170, and 174th letters in that quote. That adds up to 1401" That just jumped off the screen at me! The Buckeyes have scored 1376 points against TTUN. And how long did Fielding Yost coached TTUN? Wait for it... EXACTLY 25 years. 1376+25=1401....