Is Florida the Number 1 team in the Nation?

Let this be considered my official anti-BCS Championship post 🙂

Well I was about to spew off a few words about Utah and their undefeated season and why I feel they should be the National Champions, but while researching a few things on ESPN I ran across this article by Rick Reilly that sums up everything I have ever wanted to say about the BCS and why it isn’t fair. Rick hit the nail squarely on the head with this one. He said all of what I was about to say and then some. I guess if I want to write things in a blog I need to be quicker about it 🙂

One thing I would like to say about Urban Meyer is that if you didn’t know he used to coach at Utah. He also went undefeated there back in 2004 and did not get a title game. They played in and won the Fiesta Bowl and finished ranked number 4 in the AP poll. Now in 2008, they go undefeated again and get the Sugar Bowl against formally ranked number 1 Alabama whom they beat thoroughly. Utah has now won 8 Bowl games in a row and 11 of 15 in the schools history.

Also Urban Meyer said just today that “I can’t think of many schools that are better than Utah” and that “Utah is a much better program than most BCS programs. That’s most.” Wow, that says a lot coming from the coach who just won the “national” championship.

Another good article from Rick is this one. If you hate the Tar-holes as much as my brother I do, you will want to read this one!

Doing a little research about Rick, I found out that he was a writer for SI for 23 years and now works for ESPN. Good stuff that I have read from him so far. I might even subscribe to ESPN The Magazine, he writes a column in that too. He also co-wrote Leatherheads, starring and directed by George Clooney. I didn’t see this movie, not a huge George Clooney fan.

Well big weekend coming up in the NFL playoffs – time to get back to some real football! Go Panthers!!!

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Elliott Sadler to sue Gillett Evernham Motorsports for No. 19 rights – ESPN

I know I was going to talk about the NFL playoffs and I will but I had to post this. Just read it seems that Elliott Sadler is going to sue Gillett Evernham Motorsports over the fact that he may not be driving the number 19 for them even though he has a contract to do so through the 2010 season (that’s two more full years!). Rumor has it that Sadler heard through one of his sponsors that AJ Almendinger will be in the number 19. I don’t know what is going on over at GEM, but I don’t like this at all. Read it for yourself. Elliott Sadler to sue Gillett Evernham Motorsports for No. 19 rights – ESPN.

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Well the divisional round is all set with the Chargers at Steelers, Ravens at Titans, Eagles at Giants, and the Cardinals at the Panthers. All of these games are rematches from this earlier this season. And the home teams in these four games all won the game earlier except for the Giants/Eagles who beat each other on the road. Who do I think will come out on top and move on to the Championship games? Glad you asked 🙂

My picks:

Panthers 27 Arizona 17

Eagles 17 Giants 13

Steelers 24 Chargers 21

Titans 27 Ravens 24

We shall see! GO PANTHERS!!!!