Dixieland Delight: Missouri (Part Two)

When part one of Dixieland Delight: Missouri ended, we were standing on the sidewalk at one in the morning, no cabs in sight with the bars emptying hordes of Georgia and Mizzou fans into the street, and I’d taken to Twitter to send this message: “Okay, new strategy. 10th and Cherry. First Mizzou person in car,… Read more »

Vinnie Verno Week 3: Vols, Gators, Bama, Arkansas and Ole Miss, Texas

Last week Vinnie Verno went 2-1. Buoyed by massive success, he’s back talking trash this week diving into several big games — not least of which is Florida vs. Tennessee. But Vinnie Verno also dives in with Alabama at Arkansas and Texas at Ole Miss. Who wins and, more importantly, who makes the money? Dive in… Read more »

Let The Games Begin (Again)

By Vince Thompson, Pres/CEO, MELT (www.meltatl.com)   The addition of Notre Dame today to the ACC, even on a limited football basis, is the latest salvo in the continuing chess match between the ACC’s John Swofford, the SEC’s Mike Slive, the Pac-12’s Larry Scott, the Big 10’s Jim Delaney and the Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby… Read more »

Notre Dame To ACC For Five Games: What Now?

This morning ESPN’s Brett McMurphy broke the news that Notre Dame would join the ACC for all major sports except football. The Irish would play five football games against the ACC, which isn’t that big of a stretch considering that Notre Dame has played four ACC schools — counting Pitt — this season and last.… Read more »

How The Big Ten Missed Out On Notre Dame

Written By: Steve Layman   Jim Delany made the move that started the college football realignment carousel. It was a move he didn’t make that will bring the carousel essentially to a stop with Notre Dame as a non-football playing member of the ACC and not a member of the Big Ten. In December of… Read more »

Louisiana Monroe Upsets Arkansas And Reminds Us Why We Watch Sports

By Craig Hayes Late Saturday night as I was alternating between Missouri’s debut in the SEC and the “no defense allowed” game that was going on between UCLA and Nebraska, I gradually started directing my attention to the Arkansas, Louisiana Monroe game as the War Hawks, a full 30 point underdogs, were hanging tough with the Razorbacks and… Read more »

Reality Catches Up with the Razorbacks: One Fan’s Perspective

By Jacob Cooper It sounds like a teaser for an episode of HBO’s True Blood, but Arkansas fans found out just how true it is on Saturday against the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Little Rock: You can’t outrun what you really are. In the Hogs’ case, there were a lot of things they—we,… Read more »

Dixieland Delight: Missouri (Part One)

Let’s get this out of the way early — Missouri is a damn good fit for the SEC and I’m excited that the Tigers are a new part of the conference. Lots of SEC fans have no idea what to expect from Columbia, Missouri — and some old school SEC fans resistant to change have argued against expansion… Read more »

Welcome to a Vegas Tailgate

Vegas Tailgate: Why football, drinking, and gambling go hand in hand 7:47 Staking out seats in the room is always a challenge. Everyone looks bleary eyed from the previous night’s bender and the amount of disheveled grown men is always entertaining. 8:52 Guys are scrambling to get their action in for the early games…hey clowns:… Read more »

Starting 11: SEC Blueboods Triumph Over Newbies

The third quarters of Florida–Texas A&M and Georgia — Mizzou were eerily familiar. The Aggies had a 17-7 lead and the Tigers led 17-9, both early in the third quarter. It would be the high point for both SEC newcomers, the Gators scored the final 13 in College Station and Georgia outscored Mizzou 32-3 in… Read more »

How Your Bullpen Editor Spent the Opening SEC Weekend

By Lori Kelly Clay asked me to take some video at the Vanderbilt/South Carolina game last Thursday. I’m more of a behind the scenes girl, but hey, I’ll give it a shot. What should I film? Anything. Anything? Anything. OK. Surely there will be something worth filming. This is the season opener on ESPN against… Read more »

Arkansas Fan Responds to Loss With Worst SEC Video Possible

Y’all make every day on Twitter fun. Because as soon as an Arkansas Razorback fan pins up her nose and sings about the Louisiana-Monroe loss, I see it instantly. You thought your team had a rough day? At least you didn’t lose to Louisiana-Monroe while wearing a hog hat. And at least if your team… Read more »

Georgia’s Old Man Football Knocks Out Mizzou’s Offensive Pyrotechnics

Columbia, Mo Old man football beat new kid football on Saturday night in Missouri’s SEC home opener against Georgia. The atmosphere was electric, the Zou was rocking, heading into halftime, the Tigers had the lead on the number 7 team in the country. The Missouri Tigers perpetual trivia answers for questions about miracle teams that went on… Read more »

Todd Fuhrman from Vegas: Week Two

Week 1 gave us some betting surprises (Houston losing outright as 36.5 pt chalk) and some games that opened our eyes with dominating performances (Oregon’s first team offense, Alabama). However unlike the mass media that loves to rehash and extrapolate from one week’s results, we put the previous games to bed after a quick post… Read more »

Leaving Football

By Craig Hayes “Hey Pussy!” I cringed as I slowly limped away from the last set of gassers, praying that the screaming voice of the team captain wasn’t for me. “Hey 95!” It was. That was the jersey number the equipment manager gave me about two hours earlier. The first and only time I would… Read more »

Vinnie Verno’s Back for Week 2 Picks

Last week brought the return of Vinnie Verno, but his debut fell a little flat 1-2 for the kickoff specials. This week Vinnie back stronger than ever, betting the baby again? Watch as he dives into Auburn-Mississippi State, Georgia-Missouri, and Duke-Stanford. Remember, he makes picks, you make money. Once more, click pause on the videos… Read more »

How Dare The Media Think Nick Saban’s Team is Good?

Nick Saban is an ornery, obstinate, perpetually angry man. And this week he’s furious. At who? The media. Why? Because the media believes his football team is really, really good. How dare the media praise Nick Saban’s team in a way that Nick Saban does not feel is appropriate? The media is so scared that… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Mizzou Trip Edition

Before we get rolling on the mailbag, how about a golf clap for Ole Miss fans? So far they’ve been absent from our tattoo race and any awkward fan photos, but this is quite a doozy. An actual pile of poo where Starkville is located? On your body for the rest of your life? That’s… Read more »

My Near Plane Crash: The First Casualty of SEC Expansion?

Late Monday night, I almost died in a plane crash somewhere over Kansas City. At least I felt like I was going to die. As we descended to the Kansas City runway, a storm had kicked up — I’m told this is the first real storm of summer for Kansas City — you could see nasty lightning off… Read more »