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  1. How Did Sportsbooks Do on the BCS Title Game?

    RJ Bell

    In bookmakers' responses to what result they needed in the BCS title game, the word "huge" was used more than once. "Huge potential loss," said Kevin Bradley when describing the open Auburn-to-Win-BCS-Title tickets Bovada.lv was desperate to dodge. "...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: Grantland Bids Adieu to ...

    Grantland Staff

    On Monday night, Florida State beat Auburn with a thrilling last-minute touchdown drive. The Seminoles' victory ended the SEC's streak of seven consecutive national championships, but it also put a bow on something far more fundamental: the BCS era. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. College Football Was Perfect Last Night

    Andrew Sharp

    If for some reason you ever find yourself arguing that college football is the best sport on earth, the 2014 BCS National Championship would make for some pretty great evidence. My brain is still half-broken after spending eight hours in Pasadena...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Windy City Bynum

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pulling aside Johnny Manziel during a commercial break to have a serious values conversation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Cleveland Cavaliers traded malcontent center Andrew Bynum and a host of draft pic...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. Auburn's magic in the BCS national championship game

    Charles P. Pierce

    The end of a magical season for Auburn.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  6. Dispatches From Bowlvania - The Last Crystal Football

    Holly Anderson

    In which Florida State bookends the BCS era

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  7. The ACC's No Good, Very Bad Week, and Why It Doesn't Matter

    Ian Cohen

    On the morning of December 31, 2013, Florida State was an 8.5-point favorite in the BCS Championship and Clemson stood as a three-point underdog against Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. As the calendar year flipped, neither of the spreads moved. And wh...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  8. Florida State's Real MVP

    Chris B. Brown

    College football teams often hand out honorary awards during the doldrums of spring practice or the offseason conditioning program in order to recognize unsung scout teamers or those who consistently practice with great effort. It's a way for the coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. Dispatches From Bowlvania: Milkshakes Were Made

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: deeply unserious highlights from Monday's bowl games, plus ringing in 2014 with roses, bloomin' onions, and photos of elite college athletes' attempts at milkshake craftsmanship. A Farewell to MACKtion More Bowl Covera...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  10. Dispatches From Bowlvania: God Bless Us, Every One

    Holly Anderson

    On today's itinerary: peaks and valleys from a week of corned beef wontons, pineapple-shaped football projectiles, five-minute pizza, and inedible houseplants, plus a tour of the busy weekend bowl slate. While You Were A-Wassailing * Beef...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  11. Vegas Weekend Recap: What Does Auburn vs. Florida State Mean for ...

    RJ Bell

    The BCS title game odds are set, with Florida State an eight-point favorite over Auburn. As recently as a week ago, the projected spread for this potential matchup was in the double-digit range — but Auburn's impressive win Saturday has stoked ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  12. If the College Football Playoff Began This Season, Which Four Tea...

    Ed Feng

    Michigan State brought tranquility to this year's championship race by eliminating Ohio State from the ranks of the undefeateds and paving the way for a Florida State–Auburn title game matchup devoid of the chaos and controversy that has so oft...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  13. College Football Final Exam Shootaround: The Men, Moments, and Me...

    Grantland Staff

    We made it. Championship Saturday is in the books, the BCS pairings are set, and the Heisman finalists are packing their bags for New York. There's plenty of bowl-season excitement ahead, but now that the 2013 regular season is in the books — w...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  14. #HotSportsTakes: The Shame of Auburn Football

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about the BCS National Championship and the value of integrity. PASADENA, CALIFORNIA — There's practically nothing in the realm of sports that ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. College Football, Week 15: The Kingdom, the Power, and the Person...

    Holly Anderson

    We've never been able to have terribly productive conversations with readers who begin diatribes with "THE MEDIA ..." due in some part to the fondness those folks have for claiming NARRATIVE MANIPULATION. There are a couple of problems with this: ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  16. Six Thoughts on the Jameis Winston Announcement

    Bryan Curtis

    Florida prosecutors announced today that Jameis Winston won't be charged with sexual assault. Unless new evidence comes forward, the case is "gone and dead," ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack said on the network. I didn't earn a law degree in the l...

    Blog | December 05, 2013