| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:37 PM
— Alabama will play Notre Dame for the national championship in the game everyone wants to see, but only after playing the game no one wanted to end.
File it to your smartphone memory or even carve it in a park bench: Alabama 32, Georgia 28.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Rankman and SportsBusiness Journal have teamed up for a first-they-have-heard-about-it collaboration based on SBJ's seventh annual analysis of bowl gifts provided to players. This year's most popular gift is the Fossil watch, provided at 19 of the 35...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:48 PM
Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te'o is not going to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is poised to become the first freshman to win in the award's 78-year history.
Te'o will finish second ahead of...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Imagine how USC fans are going to feel after a 6-7 Georgia Tech team wins the game.
Answer: How could USC fans feel any worse? The Trojans were picked to win the national title, lost five times and have...
| Nov 22, 2012
Let's see if I've got this straight or crooked: Notre Dame needs one win to get to the national title game and Sports Illustrated puts the Irish on this week's cover?
I don't believe in genies or goblins, but the SI cover jinx is real. If you don't...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Southeastern Conference has been accused of a lot of things through the years — but a scam?
The league is cutthroat, for sure, and often overzealous in praise of itself.
The SEC is wildly talented and over the top, with many of its fans...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Question: Where do you put USC's chances of knocking Notre Dame off?
Answer: I put the chances smack dab between my bobbleheads of Tommy Trojan and Lou Holtz. Seriously, I think USC has a decent chance. My colleague Gary Klein made an...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Not one of the Three Amigos left in this year's national title race should be confused with the greatest teams in history.
They shouldn't even be compared with the best teams in their own history.
Notre Dame is hardly better than Lou Holtz's 1988...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Notre Dame is a religious school with a storied history of priests, playbooks, prayer books and spiritual advisors.
No one in the Coliseum press box could actually recall, though, the Irish saving a season.
That changed Saturday night when Notre...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Notre Dame began the season unranked in the Associated Press media poll and is now No. 1; USC started No.1 and is now unranked.
Oops, sorry, and welcome to my jungle.
Pro pundits can pick the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl and still be right when...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:25 PM
The Southeastern Conference, taken out of the national title hunt for as long as three non-SEC teams keep winning, mostly takes the week off as it openly cheers for upsets of Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. SEC schools bully up to play seven 1-AA...