1. Sorry, The NCAA Cannot Pay Football Players Because Of Title IX

    It is curious. Whenever an NCAA player gets caught taking money, and it results in his team forfeiting victories, championships, and scholarships, the condemnation comes fast and furious: ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 747 reads 4 comments

  2. Southern Cal Fans: Blaming Paul Dee For Your Troubles Is Bush League!

    Update: replaced the picture of Lane Kiffin, who is really blameless in all this, with that of Reggie Bush, who is the primary culprit and represents USC's complete and total abdication of their responsibility towards their athletes...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 2,184 reads 14 comments

  3. The Tennessee Titans Need To Get Kenny Britt On The Field

    Okay, so Kenny Britt showed up for the beginning of offseason workouts out of shape. So his attitude and concentration were not what they should have been. So his nickname given to him by his own teammates is "question mark...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 652 reads 2 comments

  4. Big 12 Realignment: Other Schools Should Start Their Own Network without Texas

    Many people want to see the Big 12 conference collapse so that Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M will be forced into the Pac-10 (elitists who despise middle America and as such who ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 924 reads 5 comments

  5. Why The Washington Redskins Should Contend For A Playoff Spot

    Call me crazy, but I say that if the Redskins do not make the playoffs in 2010, it has to be considered a disappointment...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 2,248 reads 8 comments

  6. NOW Will Colorado Buffaloes Start Caring About Football Again?

    Ah, the Colorado Buffaloes. They were once a football powerhouse. Of course, that was back when they had a university, administration, and local community that generally reflected a ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 2,001 reads 4 comments

  7. Pac-10 North Schools Should Use Non-Conference Scheduling For Recruiting

    In choosing divisions for their new 12-team league, the Pac-10 had the choice of the more typical "geographic model", which the SEC and Big 12 use, and the "zipper model" that the ACC uses...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 465 reads 3 comments

  8. Stop the "He Needs Better People Around Him" Excuses for Vince Young

    I have been a fan and defender of Vince Young in most respects and hope that his on-the-field play and off-the-field behavior allows me to remain so...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 413 reads 1 comments

  9. NCAA Expansion: Why the Failure of the Pac-10 Raid Was Actually a Good Thing

    Pac-10 fans are understandably upset and embarrassed at the public rejection of their courtship of Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 594 reads 3 comments

  10. How The Big 12 CAN Not Only Be Saved, But Made Even Better

    Now that Nebraska has gone to the Big 10 and Colorado to the Pac-10, everyone is stating that it is a done deal that the Big 12 South sans Baylor (Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 913 reads 1 comments

  11. The Tennessee Titans Need To Trade Chris Johnson

    The Titans need to trade Chris Johnson. Evidence is mounting that the guy is a knucklehead. Not a serious problem, like Terrell Owens, the late Chris Henry of the Bengals, Adam Jones, Corey Dillon, or Brandon Marshall...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 2,401 reads 23 comments

  12. The ACC Needs To Strike First in Expansion By Carving Up the Big East!

    In the conference expansion mania, everyone is presuming that the Big 10 will act first and then allow everyone else to react to them. That is idiotic. First off, the SEC, which is No...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about 4 years ago 5,000 reads 27 comments

  13. Why Jeff Ireland's "Due Dillgience" on Dez Bryant Is Indefensible

    One of the more disturbing things about our contemporary culture is the lengths that we will go to defend the indefensible. Jeff Ireland's question to Dez Bryant concerning his mother was indefensible...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 452 reads 5 comments

  14. Damian Williams, Taylor Mays: Quit Whining and Play Football!

    The sports world is abuzz over the shocking development that Pete Carroll did not draft his former players. Except that it isn't about all of Carroll's players; it is only about two of them...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 2,910 reads 27 comments

  15. Why Donovan McNabb Will Benefit from the Trade to the Washington Redskins

    Washington Redskins fans are concerned that Donovan McNabb is a 33-year-old QB with a significant injury history whose best years are behind him, and thus has little opportunity to elevate a bad team...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 721 reads 0 comments

  16. Is Donovan McNabb Devalued in the Trade Market Because of His Race?

    The illegitimate, utterly foolish idea that lots of people are talking about: the idea that Ben Roethlisberger would have been suspended by Roger Goodell already were he black, or were he not a white two-time Super Bowl winning QB...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 420 reads 8 comments

  17. NFL Draft: The Tennessee Titans' First Round Quandary: CB or DE?

    Of course, this article is based on the Titans' having viable and similar prospects at CB and DE available at No. 16. If Joe Haden's disappointing combine showing causes him to drop to Tennessee , the Titans should go with the best player available...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 465 reads 4 comments

  18. Why the Philadelphia Eagles Need to Deal Donovan McNabb to the Oakland Raiders

    It looks like Andy Reid has lost his battle to keep Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia for 2010 and beyond. This is evident because Philadelphia has dropped their asking price for McNabb ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 901 reads 11 comments

  19. Why Donovan McNabb Needs To Go to the Oakland Raiders

    It looks like Andy Reid has lost his battle to keep Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia for 2010 and beyond. This is evident because Philadelphia has dropped their asking price for McNabb ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 649 reads 12 comments

  20. USC Fans, Ignore the Lane Kiffin Haters From Tennessee

    This is going to be short but sweet. Or actually, short but BITTER! Check out this archive: Tennessee fans spending a year defending Lane Kiffin from other SEC fans and signing his ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 793 reads 4 comments

  21. Can Tim Tebow Run An NFL Offense? The Answer Really Doesn't Matter Much!

    The big question about Tim Tebow leading up to the draft: "Can he run an NFL offense?" In a way, the very question is unfair: loaded. It is never asked about very flawed QB prospects that the media and most NFL scouts, GMs, and coaches want to succeed...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 1,711 reads 13 comments

  22. 2010 NFL Draft : Jimmy Clausen Will Be a Top Draft Pick: It's the QB Effect

    In a few weeks, Jimmy Clausen will be a high NFL draft pick. Ask yourself why. 1. Does Clausen have a strong arm by NFL standards? Nope. 2. Is Clausen mobile or possess superior athletic gifts by NFL standards? Nope...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 799 reads 2 comments

  23. USC Fans: Gene Chizik Did a Better Job Than Lane Kiffin!

    Look, USC fans. I have nothing against your program. I rooted against USC during the Pete Carroll era, but that was only because of the media's trashing the SEC to promote USC in 2003 ...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 2,439 reads 14 comments

  24. The NFL Draft: Why Your Team Usually Blows It

    I know the common rejoinder to opinions like this: "If you know so much about football why aren't you a coach or a GM? These guys are professionals who have been doing this all their lives and you are just the average backseat driver fan, etc...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 314 reads 1 comments

  25. Joe Haden and Carlos Dunlap Bashers, Don't Believe The SEC Hating!

    Well, it's that most wonderful and favorite time of the year, when media types gather around to trash high profile SEC players headed to the combine...

    Gerald Ball Written by Gerald Ball about over 4 years ago 806 reads 34 comments