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  1. About Last Night: Remember the Alamo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for 386 total yards as the no. 10 Ducks routed the Texas Longhorns, 30-7, in the final game of Mack Brown's Te...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. Scenes From Duke Football's Joyride

    Shane Ryan

    I watched the Duke-UNC game at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill with two friends, one of whom was French and still a little rusty on the rules of football. It took a while, for instance, to explain why a team would ever choose to decline a penalty. That ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  3. Phone Transcripts: The USC Football Coaching Hoax

    Shane Ryan

    Lane Kiffin was fired as USC's head football coach on September 29, and by now, you've probably heard of the alleged con artist who impersonated a USC official and called Tony Dungy and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, pretending to discus...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Last Chance in Believeland

    Shane Ryan

    The main message I want to convey up top is that if you're a real baseball fan, you won't watch any college football this weekend. Anyone who watches even a minute of college football on Saturday is a traitor to baseball and shouldn't be allowed to w...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. The College Basketball Offseason: Everything You Missed, and More...

    Shane Ryan

    You can't go very far these days without hearing a sports fan say, "I can't wait until college basketball starts." I'm not sure why they keep mispronouncing it as "football" — it must be a joke I missed, or a meme, or something — but the ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. The Future Adventures of Johnny Football

    Shane Ryan

    Johnny Manziel is a legend. First, he won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman, leading Texas A&M to an epic regular-season win over Alabama and demolishing Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. His exploits earned him a righteous gunslinger nickname, "Johnny Foo...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  7. 50 Rejected Names for the College Football Playoff

    Shane Ryan

    The news came out Tuesday that college football's new four-team playoff system will be called "College Football Playoff." It's a safe choice for the BCS, which decided to play it simple. But the decision came at the end of a lengthy debate, and this ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  8. The Hardcourt Shuffle: This Weekend's Top 10 College Basketball G...

    Shane Ryan

    I'm having a hard time believing it's already February, gang. I know it's a bad weekend to complain, since the football fans of the world are just hours from hearing the last Super Bowl whistle and confronting the awful offseason, but I can feel Marc...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  9. About Last Weekend: Dawgs Spike BCS Title Hopes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. A last-minute drive came up short when no. 3 Georgia opted not to spike the football inside the 10 and instead mistakenly completed a pass to the 5...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  10. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football: Week 14

    Shane Ryan

    This is it, gang. This is the last Semi-Ignorant Guide of the year. Thank you for joining me on this ride as I spouted half-truths and outright lies, took credit for lucky upset predictions, and generally learned nothing of value. This, in the end, i...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  11. About Last Night: Eagles Caged by Cam

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Cam Newton threw for 302 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as the Panthers topped the Eagles 30-22 in Monday Night Football. After the game, fired A...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  12. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football, Week 13

    Shane Ryan

    It's Rivalry slash Thanksgiving Week, when teams who have historically aggravated one another by virtue of shared geography, but who may not even be in the same conference in 2012, meet up for an annual gathering of bad feelings. This is the week for...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  13. Your Semi-Ignorant College Football Guide, Week 12

    Shane Ryan

    Guys, I'm not gonna put lipstick on the Week 12 pig. This is not a terrific Saturday. After several weeks of knocking us back on our heels with marquee game after marquee game, NCAA football is slumming it. This is the week when most SEC teams are pl...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  14. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football, Week 10

    Shane Ryan

    Let's run down the top 10 games, reveal your perfect Saturday, and keep things quick, breezy, and noncommittal, like the cool person at a party of nerds. The Top 10 10. Pittsburgh at no. 3 Notre Dame Before facing USC in the final game of the ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Is San Francisco on a Roll or What?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. A near-perfect Alex Smith threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns as the 49ers dismantled the Cardinals 24-3 on Monday Night Football. As Cardinals coach ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  16. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football, Week 9

    Shane Ryan

    A quick one this week, amigos, with a rundown of the top 10 games and Your Perfect Saturday: 10. Kent State at no. 15 Rutgers Big Ten fans will be unhappy to see that I chose this one over Michigan-Nebraska, if only because the Big East is starti...

    Blog | October 25, 2012