1. Note To Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin: How About Tim Tebow?

    Last time I looked, the Pittsburgh Steelers were having a fair amount of problems at quarterback. We know why: Ben Roethlisberger might not play this year because of legal issues. As a Steeler fan, I hope to God it doesn't happen, but it might...

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  2. Welcome Back Baseball

    Welcome back, sweet baseball. We pray from Seattle to Florida and from Toronto to Texas to you to give us the elixir of October success...

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  3. Ten TV Programs That Simply Have to Be Made

    So Dad called us to say today. "Go and see 'The Blind Side' - Mum and I have just come from seeing it, and I had tears in my eyes," he said. That got us thinking. First of all, we loved "Friday Night Lights" , Texas-based football...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about 5 years ago 427 reads 3 comments

  4. Tim Tebow: In Defense of the QB and Why He Should Go To Jacksonsville

    Listen, we at the VFA may have been a little strong on our hammering of Tim Tebow for a less-than-wonderful Wonderlic test, but the point is this: Superman is a winner...

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  5. I Come Not To Applaud Rick Reilly, but To Chide Him

    Dear Sportsfans, Rick Reilly, the sportswriter, is one of my biggest sporting icons. Unless you've read the back of a Sports Illustrated —or lately the back of an ESPN The Magazine —you probably don't know what the hell I'm talking about...

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  6. Tim Tebow Scores Low on the Wonderlic Test: Anyone Shocked?

    According to reports , Florida Gators' god quarterback Tim Tebow scored low on the Wonderlic test. It's true—Tebow really doesn't come across that well in interviews...

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  7. NFL Draft Thoughts: Get Spiller, Get Clausen, Ignore Bradford

    We know that The Boy Named Suh and Gerald McCoy are going to go 1-2, which means that St. Louis and Detroit are going to be paying them next year. Both sides are winners on this—so well done by them...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about 5 years ago 174 reads 2 comments

  8. Penn State will end up an unlucky 13th, the rather-too-early predictions say

    According to bible College Football News (sadly unavailable in the UK), Penn State will end up ranked 13th this year–having seen no Spring practice and a few high school films...

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  9. Relegation: You guys have it lucky!

    In the US, you don't understand the nature of relegation. If Washington State has (yet) another season of one-win or no-win football, they don't go down to Division I-AA to play the gaudy likes of Appalachian State...

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  10. 54 Entirely Random College Football Predictions

    Last year we put out a bunch of college football predictions and threw it out there that we thought we'd see Florida and USC play for the National Title...

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  11. Super Bowl XLIV: Four Scenarios for Media Day

    Right, fast forward to the scene in Miami in a week or so's time. It's media week, and everyone from the Brazilian TV station who doesn't know crap about football to ESPN to Sports Illustrated are fighting each other to get the biggest and best interview.

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  12. College Football: A Quick Decade of Highlights

    We don't know if you watched ESPN's College Football Live prior to the National Championship Game this year, but you would have seen a rather good montage of college football memories from the last decade...

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  13. Derek Who?: Will Derek Dooley Succeed as the Next Coach of Tennessee?

    I read a rather good article today on Bleacher Report that applauded the people at Tennessee's decision to hire Derek Dooley as the next coach of the Volunteers...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 636 reads 7 comments

  14. Ranking the NFL Playoff Teams That Are Left in a Whole Manner of Ways

    Now that the college football season is over and it's just the University of Tennessee who's looking for a new coach after Lane "Weasel" Kiffin (as he's "lovingly" called in the press) took on ...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 1,427 reads 12 comments

  15. Why I'm Cheering for Charlie Weis

    Let me be clear, I'm no fan of Notre Dame. It's not because every kid from South Bend I've met in London has been a horrible piece of work (actually, I've only met one of them like that), or ...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 613 reads 5 comments

  16. Kiffin Hire Is Great News for USC...Or Is It?

    Read all about it! Read all about it! Lane Kiffin now the head coach of USC! Lane Kiffin, who told the world about the future of Tennessee just 18 months ago, has now left the snowy Appalachians ...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 116 reads 1 comments

  17. Who Replaces Pete Carroll?

    So Trojans fans, Pete Carroll is off and now you're looking for a new coach to try and keep everything at bay...

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  18. Who Replaces Pete Carroll at USC?: Eight Candidates to Take Over the Trojans

    So Trojan fans, Pete Carroll is off, and now you're looking for a new coach to try to keep everything at bay...

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  19. Good for You, Mark McGwire

    I just want to put this one out there: I love Mark McGwire. I didn't have a lot of faith in baseball after the strike of 1994. Then again, I wasn't the only one. But Mark McGwire changed all that...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 109 reads 2 comments

  20. It'll Be a Worse LA Without Pete Carroll

      Before the VFA gets accused of being a "USC homer" (hey—last week it was the Texas and/or the SEC, the week before it was the Big Ten, the week before it was USC—does no one read a profile ...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 414 reads 3 comments

  21. A Few Random Points About the National Championship Game

    Now that the dust has settled on another National Championship Game, we'd like to make a few random observations about the game. 1) Congratulations UT Cheerleaders! You win the National Title...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 1,924 reads 18 comments

  22. Battle Winners: A BCS National Championship Game Breakdown

    Right, we all know that Alabama won the National Championship. Nick Saban may be the devil, but he can win football games. And as the Drive By Truckers say: "There's nothing more popular than football games and men that know how to win them...

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  23. Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, You Win It All, Alabama

    Well done, the University of Alabama. You won it all. On a lovely-looking night in California, Alabama rode the Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson trains all the way to a 37-21 victory in the ...

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  24. Kevin Pietersen: Why You Have To Drop Him

    When Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of this summer's Ashes, I thought England would lose the series to the Australians. In came Jonathan Trott, and the rest was a very happy history at the Oval...

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  25. Thanks for Growing Up: Navorro Bowman Declares for Draft

    When I heard that Navorro Bowman had decided to go the NFL, I realized something: I didn't hate him as badly as I thought I would after he made the call...

    Alex  Ferguson Written by Alex Ferguson about over 5 years ago 1,202 reads 1 comments