Archive for December 6th, 2008



It’s gonna be a madhouse day of college football on Saturday with two conference championship games seemingly as big as the actual BCS Championship.  That’s what makes the college football season more special than any other sport’s regular season — as there always seems to be a game on that can make or break a team’s whole season.

First up on CBS, it’s the riveting SEC Championship Games, and boy does this game have BCS Championship implications.  It’s #1 Alabama v. #4 Florida, and the winner will earn a ticket the BIG GAME.  Alabama is a brand new team from years past, thanks to new head coach (and former LSU skipper) Nick Saban.  They have sat atop the rankings for practically the entire season.  However, Florida has been surging as of late behind former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Tim Tebow.  Both teams have HUGE traveling fan bases, and you can guarantee the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will be packed.  This is a can’t miss game.

Then, just flip the channel over to ABC and catch the Big 12 Championship Game between Oklahoma and Missouri. This game also will determine a BCS slot, because if Oklahoma wins… they’re in.  However, if Missouri pulls the upset (very possible), there’s a chance either USC or Texas could slip into the National Championship Game.  Both Oklahoma and Missouri are led by superstar quarterbacks: Chase Daniel for Missouri (a sure-fire NFL player) and Sam Bradford for Oklahoma (having a Heisman-esque season).  While some think Missouri could pull an upset, one must realize that Oklahoma and head coach Bob Stoops are not taking this game lightly.  There’s a possibility this game could be over by halftime, as witnessed two weeks ago when Oklahoma absolutely shredded Texas Tech in the first half, and the second half was more of a formality than anything else.


And of course… some O.J. Simpson news.  The 61-year old O.J. was sentenced to 33 years in prison, and must serve for at least 9 years.  He was committed for armed robbery in a hotel room, and many thought the sentencing was payback for his alleged crime in 1995.  However, the judge stated that yesterday’s decision had absolutely nothing to do with the events of ’95.


One of the all-time greats is calling it quits.  That’s right — Greg Maddux is officially done with baseball.  The 43-year old (which is impressive in its own right) will formally announce his retirement Monday at the baseball winter meetings.  He won a multitude of Cy Young awards when with the Atlanta Braves (his glory years) and was famous for being, well, a nerd.  Many times, Maddux would pitch wearing glasses and some of the biggest, toughest sluggers in baseball would chuckle at the fact that this “nerd” was striking them out with 97mph fastballs.  The game will sorely miss his presence.