| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Members of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee have been disparaging and denigrating Florida State all season long by pretty much telling the American sporting public, "If there were any possible way we could keep the defending national...
| Nov 5, 2014
When Matt Kelchner nodded off Sunday evening, the Baltimore Ravens led the Pittsburgh Steelers 7-0 early in the second quarter. Pittsburgh was set to punt for the fourth time in as many possessions, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was adjusting his jaw...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:56 PM
We all need a friend, a partner, even a foil.
There was Romulus and Remus, Lewis and Clark, Martin and Lewis, Bert and Ernie — and now Phil and Marc.
The concurrent news conference celebrating a 3-5 start to the season probably was engineered to...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Well, not exactly.
Four police officers escorted Lane Kiffin, the first-year offensive coordinator for Alabama, from a dark car into Neyland Stadium before Saturday's game at Tennessee.
It marked Kiffin's first return to Knoxville...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Rankman has been waiting years to start his countdown with this countdown: One Mississippi … two Mississippi (State). Thank you Rebels and Bulldogs for winning last weekend so we could stack you like potato pancakes on top of the ugliness at...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Brady Hoke was great at saying the word "Michigan."
He knew all about the traditions — the Little Brown Jug, "The Victors," the No. 1 jersey, the rivalry with "The School Up North." He was the anti-Rich Rodriguez.
Problem was, he didn't...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Among the litany of angry fire-the-coach emails in my inbox after Alabama manhandled the Florida Gators last weekend was one from a well-heeled UF booster who threatened to cease his hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual contributions to the school...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:55 PM
ATLANTA — What a tremendous break it was that the hotel I checked into did not have cable access to Thursday night's USC game at Hawaii.
It meant not having to watch a game most Trojans fans probably turned off.
It freed my remote to explore the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Alabama and Oregon locked up the top two bids easily, and early.
The hard part is now being finalized on lockdown in Grapevine, Texas, where a 12-person selection committee, ensconced in a boardroom at the Gaylord Resort Hotel, has volunteered to figure...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The judge just threw the book at running back Jeremy Hill.
Thankfully for Louisiana State fans, it was the playbook.
With the legal system already backlogged and training camp approaching, District Judge Bonnie Jackson ordered Hill to 40 hours of...