- Talk about a double standard. Those complaining about Michigan getting jumped in the BCS for being idle the last two weeks have a point. But they’re the same people that felt it was absolutely imperative Florida be punished in the standings for beating up lowly Western Carolina a few weeks ago.
- You can bank on two rule changes for next year’s BCS. 1) You must win your conference in order to play in the National Championship game. In a sport where a team needs to be as close to perfect as possible, at least winning your conference seems like a fair pre-requisite. 2) More than two teams from the same conference can be eligible for the BCS.
- That brings us to the team most screwed in 2006: Wisconsin. The Badgers fell victim to the absurd two team maximum rule, which essentially makes it possible for Notre Dame to get dismantled twice a year and still play in a major bowl.
- Vince Young is about to become the next unstoppable player in Madden. He really is the taller version of Michael Vick, which makes all the difference in the world. Rather than being an easier target to hit like many people thought, his height allows him to do so much more than Vick.
- Last week, my favorite blog questioned why Tom Coughlin continues to get a pass for being a shitty head coach. Get ready for everyone in New York to get behind that notion now. Coughlin continued to his most mind-boggling play calling during yesterday’s loss to Dallas, namely that stupid stretch play on fourth-and-1 with Brandon Jacobs. Here’s an easy prediction: Coughlin follows Tiki and Strahan’s lead and goes completely insane on someone from the media the media. Oooh, I hope it’s Mike Francesa.
- What do New England, Baltimore, Indy, San Diego, Denver, the Giants, Chicago and Seattle have in common? At some point this season, they’ve all been considered the favorite to win the Super Bowl. After tonight, Carolina joins that list.
- Considering how bad the NBA Eastern Conference is, if the Knicks play .500 ball for the rest of the season, they’ll probably make the playoffs.
- College basketball’s defending national champions are 0-2 against teams from major conferences. Thank god for the North Florida’s of the world.
- Out on a limb: One out of Butler or Wichita St. heads to the NCAA tournament undefeated.