Posts tagged “ESPN”

Picking the National Champion

There’s an excellent excerpt from ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Game on the ESPN site right now. It’s the story of how the BCS was born and the history of the college football polling system. Go read it!

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Blown Over

Blown Over

I’ve seen SportsCenter nine times tonight and we lose every time.

Time Again

Time Again

College Football Bowl Season

Tony Kornheiser

In which I make a mistake on national radio

ESPN Radio

I listened to ESPN radio for about a half-hour around lunch today. The guest was the Rams’ D’Marco Farr. He spoke very eloquently. In case you’re wondering … D’Marco Farr is a complete moron.

I just heard Stuart Scott on Sportscenter talking about Barry Bonds‘ season this year. He said something that just blows me away. I hadn’t — until now — really appreciated Bonds’ home run extravaganza. The 73 (SEVENTY-THREE!!!) home runs in a season is amazing, obviously. But Scott just said that Bonds hit a home run every twelve swings. Not “at-bats”. Swings. A home run every twelfth time he swung the bat. That is just incredible. I cannot believe that.

Wow! I’m sitting here in LA with ESPN‘s Best of Sportscenter on the TV and I just saw Steve Spurrier wish all the armed forces a Merry Christmas. That was cool.

It’s the most
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