Thursday, November 22 2012 10:56 AM EST2012-11-22 15:56:34 GMT
(RNN) - For the three people that actually read this, the Line King needed to update his bowl projections. With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks likeMore >
With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks like only eight teams will actually qualify for a bowl game.More >
Thursday, November 1 2012 1:36 PM EDT2012-11-01 17:36:29 GMT
(RNN) - What do you get at the confluence of Halloween, Superstorm Sandy, the last week of what seems like a decade-long presidential election campaign and dang, even Breeders Cup? How about Georgia inMore >
Bama visits LSU for Armageddon; Georgia back in the hunt; Vanderbilt verging on bowl; Auburn in position to win; presidential campaign will SOON BE OVER!!!! More >
Wednesday, October 24 2012 6:01 PM EDT2012-10-24 22:01:55 GMT
(RNN) - Is this Week 8 or 9 or has this football season just been one long dream? Seems like it. The Line King is hovering above .500 and that is like dreaming you're walking around downtown in your underwear. It'sMore >
Mississippi State will wake from dream season at Alabama; Auburn heavy home dog to Aggies; Goergia makes last stand against rampaging Florida; Vandy tries to make it two in a row More >
Wednesday, October 10 2012 4:58 PM EDT2012-10-10 20:58:04 GMT
(RNN) - The Line King hates to break this to all of you $EC worshippers (and to Death Star Commissioner, His Excellency Mike Slive), but Alabama's opponent in this year's mythical BC$ Championship GameMore >
Ever wonder what would happen when a stoppable force collides with a moveable object? We'll find out when Auburn plays Ole Miss.Trouble-seeking Tide fans travel to wet, cold Mizzou. Mississippi State tries to break six-game losing skid against faltering Vols. Kentucky vs. Arkansas, meh.More >
Thursday, October 4 2012 7:44 AM EDT2012-10-04 11:44:05 GMT
(RNN) - Does ANYONE play defense these days? Look: 70-63, 51-41, 51-44, 56-49, 45-43, 49-38, 41-36, 52-40 all sound like basketball scores, not college football games from this past weekend. What causesMore >
The Line King offers one explanation for why defense is becoming a thing of the past in the college football of today: Young people are just too darned soft these days … for them, sacrifice is eating an unfrosted pop tart … or settling for less than an unlimited phone plan. More >
Thursday, August 30 2012 12:17 PM EDT2012-08-30 16:17:06 GMT
(RNN) - Another college football season has snuck up on The Line King like that bad rash he picked up at Cash's Faux Pas many years ago – and another storm is raging in the Gulf. Nevertheless, our oldMore >
The Line King's weekly, acerbic take on select college football games and his predictions of who will win and by how much are certain to entertain, inform, amuse, outrage and confuse. But not all the same people and definitely not at the same time.More >
(RNN) - Is this Week 8 or 9 or has this football season just been one long dream? Seems like it. The Line King is hovering above .500 and that is like dreaming you're walking around downtown in your underwear.
It's been a bad dream for the Auburn Plainspeople that's for sure - you know ULM is kicking themselves losing to those underachievers.
It's been a recurring nightmare for Kentucky or opponents on Bammer's schedule – will it never end?
Another broken dream for Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee fans – they thought THIS year WAS next year.
Lots of daydreaming down in Gainesville these days - thinking they see Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow on the field.
The Ole Miss Rebel Black Bear fans have been sleepwalking for about 40 years, dreaming about returning to the days of Archie.
Mississippi State fans are dreaming of that 2013 John Deere Series 9 Round Baler they saw down on Main Street yesterday.
The Vandy fan dreams of a bowl game someday outside the state of Tennessee.
Texas Aggie fans dream of Johnny Football running around their heads.
Mizzou fans keep waking up and going back to sleep hoping they wake up back in the Big 12.
And Arkansas fans are all suffering from sleep deprivation – yawn!
Yes, a lot of dreaming and a lot of crying, but plenty of football left and plenty of opportunities for glory.
All times Eastern.
Kentucky at Missouri (-14) Noon, ESPNU
Thank goodness for Kentucky - the $EC version of a MAC team. Give Mizzou credit, they figured out pretty early who to schedule for homecoming. Kentucky had their annual $EC cover last week, so take Mizzou. The Line King can't wait to see this week's Mizzou uniform treat.
Tennessee at No. 13 South Carolina (-14) Noon, ESPN
The Visor versus The Pants. The Ol' Ball Coach versus the former LaTech coach. The winner has the inside track on the Peach Bowl. Oh, what might have been for these two teams. Big Orange has folded, but strangely still has a shot at a lower bowl, which is better than not going to one at all – like last year. Take the Visor.
Mississippi at Arkansas (-6) 12:21 p.m. ET, SEC Network
"The Black Bears and Hogs get a major push towards a bowl game with a win" was a headline The Line King saw on Monday – seriously. These two are what's wrong with the current bowl system. To think they both could go to any bowl game is just shameful. Mississippi has three wins versus FB$ teams with a combined record of 4-18. Arkansas has only two wins versus FB$ teams with a combined record of 2-13!!!
No. 2 Florida (-6.5) vs. No. 10 Georgia 3:30 p.m., CBS
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party will decide the SEC East divisional champion. Which leads to the obvious question: what's the World's Largest Indoor Cocktail Party? Dog fans have to drink to stand watching their defense underperform week in and week out. This game really hasn't been much a rivalry lately either. The Dogs are 4-18 since 1990. Take the Gators because they actually care.
No. 20 Texas A&M (-15) at Auburn 7 p.m., ESPNU
My gosh, a two-touchdown home dog to one of the "new" teams! How low can one team sink? Barn has been a home dog only 11 times over the last 11 seasons. Oh well, good ol' New Mexico State rolls into town next week. Drop the 15 and yell "Run, Johnny Football, run"!!!
UMASS at Vanderbilt (-32.5) 7 p.m., ESPN3
The Line King is surprised Vandy is the only $EC team that figured out UMass counts toward six wins. Even more surprising is the fact that at Vandy even has a chance at a bowl. The Line King has looked and can't find Vandy ever laying more than 30 against a FB$ team. The Vandy fan is giddy.
No. 11 Miss State at No. 1 Alabama (-24) 8:30 p.m., ESPN
The Dogs are 7-0 overall this season. They sit atop the SunBelt standings at 3-0 and are 3-0 against $EC doormats Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee. They are 3-0 against teams from Alabama. They are 1-0 in the state of Alabama and 2-0 against teams from Alabama. They are 2-0 on the road. All that comes to a crash this weekend, although laying 24 points is a bit, still Bammer has covered four out of the last five years against MSU.
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Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.More >
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyMore >
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MMore >
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.More >
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theMore >
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. More >
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.More >
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. More >
Friday, December 7 2012 8:37 AM EST2012-12-07 13:37:38 GMT
(RNN) - Butch Jones has been hired as the next head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, according to ESPN. Jones has resigned from his position as Cincinnati's head coach, effective immediately,More >
Butch Jones has been hired as the next head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, according to ESPN.More >
Thursday, November 29 2012 12:54 PM EST2012-11-29 17:54:22 GMT
Offensively, Alabama and Georgia both feature efficient if not flashy quarterbacks, steady if not high-profile receivers and a pair of running backs anyone would love to have. The breakdown: Quarterback: GeorgiaMore >
Alabama and Georgia both feature efficient if not flashy quarterbacks, steady if not high-profile receivers and a pair of running backs anyone would love to have. Georgia's defense has more stars; Alabama's defense has performed better as a unit.
Monday, November 26 2012 6:15 PM EST2012-11-26 23:15:13 GMT
It is never too early to project where those teams will play, who they will play and, for good measure, the result.More >
The chaos of the scramble to play in the BCS Championship Game has come down to one possibility - the winner of Bama-Georgia plays Notre Dame. But how the rest of the bowl pairings might shake out is another interesting puzzle. Here are our projections. More >
Thursday, November 15 2012 4:55 PM EST2012-11-15 21:55:31 GMT
(RNN) - This is mostly a week of throwaway games as SEC teams prep for next week, which features turkey, dressing and a lot of rivalry games.But a bad November Saturday in SEC Country watching ball isMore >
Can Johnny Football gain 1 billion yards? Can Alabama score 1 billion points? And can Vanderbilt beat Tennessee for only the second time in 1 billion years? Tune in this week and find out.More >