Month: December 2014

College Bowl Schedule For December 29 – January 12

UPDATED 1/12/15 11:20 pm CT
DateBowlLocationTeamTeamTimeTV
12/29/14LibertyMemphisWest Virginia 37Texas A&M 451:00 PMESPN
12/29/14Russell AthleticOrlando17 Clemson 40Oklahoma 64:30 PMESPN
12/29/14Texas HoustonTexas 7Arkansas 318:00 PMESPN
12/30/14Music CityNashvilleNotre Dame 3123 LSU 282:00 PMESPN
12/30/14BelkCharlotte21 Louisville 1413 Georgia 375:30 PMESPN
12/30/14Foster FarmsSanta ClaraMaryland 21Stanford 459:00 PMESPN
12/31/14PeachAtlanta6 TCU 429 Mississippi 311:30 AMESPN
12/31/14FiestaGlendale10 Arizona 3020 Boise St. 383:00 PMESPN
12/31/14OrangeMiami12 Georgia Tech 497 Mississippi St. 347:00 PMESPN
1/1/15CitrusOrlando25 Minnesota 1716 Missouri 3312:00 PMABC
1/1/15OutbackTampa18 Wisconsin 3419 Auburn 3111:00 AMESPN2
1/1/15CottonArlington5 Baylor 418 Michigan St. 4211:30 AMESPN
1/1/15Rose *Pasadena2 Oregon 593 Florida St. 204:00 PMESPN
1/1/15Sugar *New Orleans1 Alabama 354 Ohio St. 42
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1/2/15Armed ForcesFt. WorthHouston 35Pittsburgh 3411:00 AMESPN
1/2/15Taxslayer BowlJacksonvilleIowa 28Tennessee 452:20 PMESPN
1/2/15Alamo San Antonio11 Kansas St. 3514 UCLA 405:45 PMESPN
1/2/15CactusTempeOklahoma St. 30Washington 229:15 PMESPN
1/3/15BirminghamBirminghamFlorida 28East Carolina 2012:00 PMESPN
1/4/15GoDaddyMobileToledo 63Arkansas St. 448:00 PMESPN
1/12/14National ChampionshipArlington2 Oregon 204 Ohio St. 427:30 PMESPN
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Bowl Games for December 22-27

DateBowlLocationTeamTeamTimeTV
12/22/14Miami BeachMiamiMemphis 55BYU 481:00 PMESPN
12/23/14Boca RatonBoca RatonMarshall 12-1Northern Illinois 11-25:00 PMESPN
12/23/14PoinsettiaSan DiegoSan Diego State 16Navy 178:30 PMESPN
12/24/14BahamasNassauWestern Kentucky 49Central Michigan 4811:00 AMESPN
12/24/14HawaiiHonoluluFresno State 6Rice 307:00 PMESPN
12/26/14Heart of DallasDallasIllinois 18Louisiana Tech 3512:00 PMESPN
12/26/14Quick LaneDetroitRutgers 40North Carolina 214:30 PMESPN
12/26/14BitcoinSt. PetersburgNorth Carolina State 34Central Florida 277:00 PMESPN
12/27/14MilitaryAnnapolisVirginia Tech 33Cincinnati 1712:00 PMESPN
12/27/14SunEl PasoDuke 3115 Arizona State 361:00 PMCBS
12/27/14IndependenceShreveportMiami (FL) 21South Carolina 242:30 PMABC
12/27/14PinstripeBronxBoston College 7-5Penn State 6-63:30 PMESPN
12/27/14Holiday San DiegoNebraska 4224 USC 457:00 PMESPN
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Podcast for Friday December 19, 2014

In today’s podcast we talk about Thursday nights NFL game between the Titans and the Jaguars.  We also previewed some of Sunday’s best games as well as the first five bowl games on Saturday.

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Dec. 29 Is Christmas, For Chicago Bears Fans

There’s a number of reasons why the NFL could apologize to us; roughing the passer calls that clearly aren’t, games in London, and the list goes on. That list needs to include the fact the NFL exposed the entire country to three straight weeks of the Chicago Bears.

The bad news club from the Windy City were featured on Thanksgiving against the Lions, then returned home for a Thursday night match-up with the Cowboys then this past Monday night, the Saints.

All three losses and rather embarrassing and that, Christmas will come to any Bears fan on Dec. 29, the Monday morning were they will wake-up and realize they don’t have to think about how many picks will Jay Cutler toss or how many yards will the defense yield?

They will think about the fact that the Bears will not have to lose next week.

Maybe they will wake-up and think, will the house be cleaned?

If it is, then everyone must go, including at the top. While new ownership would be the ultimate Christmas gift to any Bears fan, how about a new President and CEO. Ted Phillips might have done well in the accounting business, but being an accountant does not constitute running an NFL team. How about a football guy for the job? Just look at Phillips’s counterpart with the Denver Broncos, a mile-high legend, but John Elway happens to be a football guy.

Phil Emery signed Cutler to money beyond approach, for most of us. Then again, Cutler has done something that many have not, won a Super Bowl, or for that matter provide leadership.

Then there’s Marc Trestman, who has a calm approach, and that’s fine, it has worked elsewhere with other head coaches, the problem here, no discipline. Just watch the Monday night game against the Saints and see the penalties, even a fault start on a wide receiver. What was that?

Even if Tresman were to remain on, wholesale changes in his administration becomes a must. But wouldn’t that feel like a new coach has come in anyway? Then maybe a change from the top of the coaching change needs to become a reality.

For those that don’t know where Jimmy Clausen is these days, just watch the Lions vs. Bears game on Sunday, you’ll know.

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Podcast for Monday December 15, 2014

In the first two segments of today’s podcast we talk about the weekends best NFL games, and in the last segment we talk about the Army vs. Navy game from Saturday as well as the Heisman Trophy winner.

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Podcast for Friday December 12, 2014

In today’s podcast we talk about the Cardinals vs. Rams game from last night.  We also talk about the best NFL games this weekend and we close out the podcast talking about the Army vs. Navy game on Saturday.

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Add Lester, Add Optimism In Wrigleyville

Ladies and gentlemen, all of Major League Baseball, heck all of America, the Chicago Cubs have become serious about winning. The young talent that’s up and about to come-up, then out of the Cubbie Blue came the hiring of new manager Joe Maddon. Now arrives Jon Lester.

The three-time all-star and two time World Series winning left-handed pitcher, who elected not to return to the Boston Red Sox in a free-agent tug-of-war, has given fans of Chicago’s north side baseball team a Cubbie Blue Christmas.

That after a half a season in Oakland, only to get to the A.L. Wild Card game and lose.

How hurtful must this be to Red Sox nation, not returning to the ball club that made him famous? Try wanting to become part of something special, a Cubs World Series winner, something that has not happen since folks, 1908 that’s part of why Lester chose the Cubs.

Then again $155 million over six years is another. In fact, it becomes the highest paid contract in Cubs history. And the history has known it share of pain and heartache.

Unfortunately, pitching has become part of that heartache. Greg Maddux had great years in his youth wearing the Cubbie pinstripes in the late 1980s and early 1990s, left to depart to warmer and winning climates in Atlanta after his 1992 Cy Young Award season. Kerry Wood got bit by the injury bug early in his career. After 1998, he had a decent career, but not quite what everyone pictured after his 20 strikeout performance of the Astros. Then there’s Mark Prior, the best college pitcher in 2001 of out of USC, drafted the Cubs at No. 2, had a great 2003 season but shortly after that, well, Prior’s no longer in the majors.

Now enter Lester, the biggest finical piece in Cubs history. The question remains, how will he fair in six years? Who knows, but optimism resides in Wrigleyville.

After all, there’s a manager in place who uses the words “World Series.” That’s something no Cub manager has really used in the past.

There’s optimism in Wrigleyville.

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Podcast for Monday December 8, 2014

In today’s podcast we talk about the weekends biggest college and pro football games.

 

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Podcast for Friday December 5, 2014

In today’s podcast we review last night’s Cowboys vs. Bears game, we also preview the weekends biggest college and pro football games.

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