1. SEC Power Rankings Week 8: Are Both LSU and Alabama Overrated?

    The BCS named LSU as their No. 1 team followed by the Tigers’ best test in the SEC West—the Alabama Crimson Tide. Being a diehard nonconformist, I have both teams ranked on all of my many lists in slots that could surprise you...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,473 reads 11 comments

  2. Big 12 Power Rankings Week 8: Kansas State Wildcats Joining Big 12 Elite

    In a quarterback-based conference, the Wildcats are becoming big elite cats in the Big 12 and beyond. They’re doing it without a big name QB, but they’re doing it bigger ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,727 reads 2 comments

  3. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 8: Paul Bunyan Has No Reason to Ever Leave Home

    Paul Bunyan would never leave home if he had a Spartanette like the one pictured to help him chop his lumber in the Michigan bush country and woodlands. Once again last Saturday, he stayed at home to mark the fourth year in a row he hasn't left the crib..

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,993 reads 0 comments

  4. BCS Rankings 2011: What's Really Going On? How the Top 25 Standings Should Go

    Tonight the first set of BCS rankings this season were announced on ESPN, and I'm still wondering what's really going on. I may never figure it out, so I decided to give you what you want—well done college football championship rankings...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 685 reads 3 comments

  5. Baylor vs. Texas A&M: Will Bears Open a Can of Bye-Bye Brazos Battle Whipping?

    Will the Texas A&M Aggies be able to trap Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears' quick-striking offense this Saturday in the Battle of the Brazos River? This year’s installment ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,511 reads 19 comments

  6. Michigan vs. Michigan State: Bold Predictions for the Paul Bunyan Trophy Battle

    Will the University of Michigan Wolverines snap their three-game losing streak to in-state rival Michigan State and take back the Paul Bunyan Governor of Michigan Trophy? The famous ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 6,197 reads 24 comments

  7. St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Reasons Why They Will Win the NLCS

    Will No. 5 in the famous St. Louis Cardinals "birds on the bat" uniform help his squad slide away from oblivion and the verge of yet another late-season collapse to the pinnacle ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 375 reads 0 comments

  8. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 7: Wild Buckeyes Find Their Ships Further Sinking

    Which nutty former Big Ten powerhouses got lake-cruised, ship-rolled and hit the hardest this week by their conference foes? If you're a fan of some of the weaker teams in the league, ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 2,008 reads 11 comments

  9. SEC Power Rankings Week 7: Derek Dooley and Barbara Dooley Doing it Big

    Derek Dooley and the Tennessee Volunteers lost to the Georgia Bulldogs for the second year in a row, but they gained big points in the mother-son world last week...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,646 reads 2 comments

  10. Big 12 Power Rankings Week 7: Oklahoma Sooners, Red River What, AP Poll Who?

    Did the undefeated Oklahoma Sooners seek to stick it to the AP Poll's voters by stomping the Texas Longhorns in the Red Blood River after OU was dropped to No. 3? (after defeating Ball St...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 2,177 reads 2 comments

  11. St. Louis Cardinals: Show Me NLCS and World Series Titles, I'm from Missouri

    Why could the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals be called first-rate representatives of Missouri—the Show Me State? Will they continue to show the world what they’re made of ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 423 reads 3 comments

  12. Ohio State vs. Nebraska: Eye-Popping Predictions for the Legends Division Battle

    Will an angry and upset-minded Ohio State Buckeyes bunch be able to travel to Lincoln, Nebraska and escape with a win over a browbeaten Cornhuskers crew? Will the Huskers rebound ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 4,152 reads 10 comments

  13. Mark Sanchez: If You Thought Aaron Rodgers Was Embarrassed Before

    What must super-quarterback Aaron Rodgers be thinking after seeing the horrendous performance by Mark Sanchez Sunday night on prime time television before a live studio audience? ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 621 reads 3 comments

  14. Red River Rivalry 2011: Fried Beer, Bevo, Boomers, Bob Stoops and Mack Brown

    Will the Oklahoma University Sooners and the University of Texas Longhorns coaches— Bob Stoops and Mack Brown—be sipping fried beer and eating sides of beef together ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,676 reads 0 comments

  15. Nebraska Football: Why Wild Whipping at Wisconsin Was Huskers' Worst Ever

    Will the Huskers bounce back this Saturday from what I believe was their worst loss in school history? Stay with me on that; I’ll explain before I leave the bright lights on this stage...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 953 reads 6 comments

  16. Big 12 Power Rankings Week 6: Red River Rivalry 2011 Back in Business

    As the renowned Red River Rivalry kicks off this weekend, reports of the Big 12's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The conference has exonerated itself by posting the No...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 2,529 reads 9 comments

  17. SEC Power Rankings Week 6: Go West to the BCS National Championship Game

    Horace Greeley is credited with popularizing the "Go West Young Man" quote during the diabolical Manifest Destiny days. He didn't know the SEC would take his advice and manifest itself into the top division in college football by sporting the No...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 2,147 reads 5 comments

  18. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 6: Big Red Turned Upside Down in Madison, Wisconsin

    Big Red Nation was turned upside down and tipsy-turvy after invading the hostile turf in Madison Wisconsin. Nebraska came into their first Big Ten season after leaving the Big 12 as second best...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,166 reads 8 comments

  19. MLB Wild Card Wednesday: 2011's Most Dramatic Day Since the Super Bowl?

    If you weren’t watching MLB Wild Card Wednesday, then what are you good for? You probably didn’t watch the Pittsburgh-Green Bay Super Bowl because you were rather busy doing the laundry and the dishes for your female friend...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 585 reads 1 comments

  20. Nebraska vs. Wisconsin: Powerful Predictions About the Battle of Big Ten Titans

    How will college football titan Nebraska fare against Wisconsin this weekend in its first conference game as a member of the Big Ten? As the luck of the Huskers has it, Nebraska will ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 6,386 reads 21 comments

  21. Big 12 Power Rankings Week 5: Texas A&M Aggies in Sudden Turmoil

    Coach Mike Sherman ’s Texas A&M Aggies entered the season with big expectations, a fanbase excited about the program’s direction and a move to the SEC on tap...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,278 reads 21 comments

  22. SEC Power Rankings Week 5: LSU's National Championship to Lose

    The mighty SEC boasts four different 4-0 football teams, three squads in the AP top 10 and the No. 1 bunch in the nation. The last time a team other than an SEC crew won the FBS national championship, I was using a crayon to write columns...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 2,223 reads 4 comments

  23. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 5: Guess You Know What Time it is, Time To Get Ill

    Shot out to the Beastie Boys for this sick headline. It's time to get ill, sick and mad competitive as the Big Ten begins conference play this week...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 787 reads 1 comments

  24. Tony La Russa vs. Ron Roenicke: Which Manager Is NL Central Sheriff?

    Have the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers managers Tony La Russa and Ron Roenicke traded places in the NL Central’s hierarchy? Is there a new NL Central sheriff ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,037 reads 0 comments

  25. St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Reasons They'll Shock the Braves and Win the NL Wild Card

    You may have heard the Milwaukee Brewers won their first division championship since 1982 when they were the Brew Crew—29 years ago—but have you heard the Cardinals ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about almost 3 years ago 1,221 reads 1 comments