| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled.
I didn't cry, but I sniffled.
The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Question: Who would get the fourth berth in the playoff?
That's the question I'd love to see you tackle.
Answer: I tackled this question so hard in Monday's column I almost got called for "targeting."
And that ejection would have...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
What a thrill it is to welcome any other Big Ten school to this year's Rose Bowl.
Thank you, Michigan State Spartans, for not being Wisconsin.
Thanks for your childlike exuberance in advance of the historic 100th game.
"They'll get to see some movie...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:45 PM
LAS VEGAS — USC deserves something for completing the strangest 10-win season in the history of college football.
How about some credit?
In the old days 10 wins got you a wire-service trophy and your team picture in the media guide.
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The Rose Bowl was born a year before the flight at Kitty Hawk and was still kicking last year as Endeavor crawled through the streets of Los Angeles on the way to its final resting spot.
Between the Rose's first bloom in 1902 and this year's 100th game,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:51 PM
This season's college bowl schedule is reminiscent of how it used to be in the last months of the year in pro golf, or the last five minutes of an NBA rout.
ESPN fills airtime and sells ads, but there is no compelling reason to watch...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:35 PM
The 100th Rose Bowl came down to a fourth down and the most predictable play call in Pasadena on Jan. 1 since they resumed football in 1916 after years of chariot and ostrich races.
"Everyone in the building knew it was coming," Stanford tailback...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The BCS National Championship game, which ended in a narrow comeback victory for Florida State over Auburn, brought in big television viewership numbers for ESPN, but not enough for a record.
The college football battle at the Rose Bowl, the last BCS...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Florida State of the Atlantic Coast Conference won this year’s national title, but the two best college football leagues were the Southeastern and the Pac 12.
This conclusion can confidently be made after everything was said, played, tallied and...