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College Football Championship Teams Announced and Bowl Games

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After weeks of speculation and rationalization,  the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season have finally been announced.

The College Football Playoff Semifinals are set. No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl and No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl. The winners will meet at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019.

See College Football Rankings Here

The pinnacle game of college football, the National Championship is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, with an average attendance of nearly 79,000 fans over the first four years.

Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol Vacationing in Hawaii

Britney Spears dating Charlie Ebersol

Britney Spears claims she’s that happiest she’s ever been!  The 33-year-old singer who has made her fitness a priority in her life is taking a little time away from her demanding Vegas schedule to spend a little time with the very special people in her life.

The singer and her two  Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8, are currently vacationing in Hawaii  along with her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol.

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Ebersol, is a television and film producer and director, based out of Los Angeles.  He is best known as the co-founder of The Company with Justin Hochberg, executive producer of USA Network’s “NFL Characters Unite” and a co-producer of “The Profit” on CNBC.

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Ebersol briefly dated tennis star Maria Sharapova in 2008.

Notre Dame Wide Receiver on a Date With Adult Star

Justin Brent Dating Adult Film StarAh….THE LUCK OF THE IRISH!

Despite not scoring on the field thus far…Notre Dame’s freshman wide receiver Justin Brent is rumored to have scored last night and it had nothing to do with touchdown passes.

Sources are reporting that the college freshman took 42-year-old Award winning adult  film star,  Lisa Ann to the New York Knicks game last night at Madison Square Garden.

The two met previously during the summer and she reportedly gave him her number.  He was in NYC and  reportedly gave her a call…. They hooked up!

Irish Notre DameThe good news is that the “Fighting Irish” have a bye this week…this gives Brent a chance to rest and recuperate… Go Irish!

College Football 2013….What have we learned so far??

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With 2 weeks now in the books, some interesting things are starting to unfold in the world of college football. We knew going into the season that it College Football Week Twocould be one of the most memorable seasons of all time. I think we are on schedule for the most controversial BCS National Championship game of all time.

Alabama controls the SEC right now and a win over A&M on Saturday will give them a leg up on the field. All that stands in their way after that is a heated rivalry game with LSU and then the SEC Championship game. Oregon is headed for a showdown with Stanford to probably have a shot at the Tide. Clemson could run the table by beating FSU and South Carolina and stake their claim to be in the big game. Louisville will go undefeated and want a piece of someone. The Cardinal’s play a weak schedule and will be 25++point favorites for the rest of the year. Ohio State has only 1 competitive game all year ( at Michigan in the last game of the year ) and will be screaming for respect and a shot in the title game. Both Louisville and Ohio State play such a weak schedule and in the end, it will cost them a shot at the title.

So, what are the most intriguing match-ups for the BCS Championship right now? Alabama vs. Oregon would give us flash and dash versus strength and power. Two contrasting styles. A rookie coach vs. the most polished coach in the sport today. How about Alabama against Stanford? This would be a dog fight. A 20-17 defensive struggle. What if Oregon played Clemson for it all? The scoreboard would explode – fireworks being shot off every 20 seconds! In the end we could have a 55-53 game. What if it were Texas A&M and Oregon? How about Georgia versus FSU? What if the title game featured Michigan and LSU? So many scenarios, so many games left to play…and it is only week 2!!

Game of the year… PART 1. The hype has begun for this week’s first game of the year. Alabama goes to Texas A&M for a revenge game. Last year Johnny Football burst into the national spotlight by pulling off the improbable upset over the Tide. Coach Saban has been drooling for this game since then and with a week off last week, you can bet the Crimson Tide will ROLL into Aggie land with fire in their eyes!

All the Talking Heads thought the Texas Longhorns might be on their way back into the national scene. I guess BYU forgot to read the press clippings and put an old fashion butt whipping on them! Welcome back to mediocrity Texas!

Cudos to the ACC. They are shaping up to be the second best conference in the land. Clemson upsets Georgia to kick off the year and The “U” trips Florida on Saturday. Clemson only has FSU left to play in conference ( and South Carolina in the season ending game ) and should destroy everyone else. Miami has just FSU and Va. Tech remaining in conference play. FSU has the toughest path to the conference title by having to play Miami and Clemson ( and the Gators ). Looks like a banner year for the ACC! They may have a shot at the BCS title game as well as several other big bowl games.

Here is an interesting scenario. Michigan and Ohio State should both be undefeated going into the season ending ( 11/30 ) clash. Most likely, they will meet agian the following week ( 12/7 ) in the Big 10 Championship game!

This is hard to believe. In the SEC East, Tennessee and Missouri are undefeated.  South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia all have 1 loss! Think that is going to last much longer?

For all you Notre Dame haters out there, I guess you won’t have to worry about them playing for the title this year after losing to the Wolverines on Saturday night. The funny thing is that they may be a better team this year and will probably end up lose 2 games this season!

Several weeks ago I said that Odell Beckham of LSU has a shot at the Heisman Trophy this year. Before it is given to Braxton ( I get hurt every year ) Miller, or Johnny ( show me the money ) Manziel, or Teddy ( I deserve better than playing against Division 3 schools ) Bridgewater, or Tajh ( I hope I don’t have to face Jadeveon Clowney ) Boyd,  take a look at what Odell has done so far. I think you may just change your vote! Tyrann who??????????

It’s Finally here…College Football 2013!!

College Football Kick Off

Williams Brice Stadium. Cocky. Steve Superior. 2001 blaring. The smell of tailgating ( and ice cold adult beverages ).

South Carolina GamecocksA rivalry on opening day. The start of another college football season is just a few days away now as the Gamecocks of South Carolina host the other Carolina, the North Carolina Tar Heels at 6PM on ESPN.

The second game of the evening at 9PM should also be a pretty good match-up also between Mississippi and Vanderbilt.

For USC ( that’s the University of South Carolina – NOT Southern Cal ), they must get off to a quick and decisive win. Expectations are running high in Columbia and with the talent they have plus a somewhat favorable schedule this year, 2013 gives them their best shot ever of competing for the BCS National Championship.

Any time you have an SECACC game, the game intensifies even more! No love there!! Plus, Steve Spurrier has done a great job recruiting in North Carolina over the years and plucked the states number 1 QB away from them last year. Can’t wait – it will be electric on Thursday evening in Columbia.

If that doesn’t get your juices flowing, then wait till Saturday! I will not be able to sleep on Friday as I anxiously wait for the titanic struggle between Buffalo and Ohio State.

It doesn’t get any better than this sports fans! Two powerhouse. Two elite programs. Two teams eying for the BCS National Championship. Two teams from premier conferences. All the cards are on the table and let’s see who flinches first! Dang, I just realized that I was talking about Clemson and Georgia, NOT Ohio State and Buffalo. Sorry – my bad!

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WOW! Georgia at Clemson to help kick off the new season. These 2 schools battle each other 365 days a year. On the field and in the recruiting wars the Bulldogs and the Tigers ( I should say Pussycats – the real Tigers reside in Baton Rouge ) have an on going rivalry. This year though, this game takes on even more meaning. Both schools have a legitimate shot at winning it all and the loser of this game will have a tough time realizing their dream this year. Even if Georgia wins, they have South Carolina the following week and on 9/28 they play LSU! If Clemson wins, they still have FSU and South Carolina on the horizon.

College Football Kickoff  2013This game could truly be an ESPN instant classic. Both teams have plenty of offensive weapons and Heisman candidates. I can see a 41-40 OT game on Saturday night and the winner is……….?

Another interesting game as the 2013 season kicks off is between Virginia Tech and #1 Alabama. The Hokies have been a little down the last few years and a win over the Tide would vault them back into national prominence. A Tech win would also strenghten the ACC conference. Right now it is Clemson and FSU carrying the torch for the league. If Beamer Ball can pull off the upset and The “U” has a big year, the ACC could very well end up being the second best conference in America.

Guess what? It ain’t gonna happen! The Tide, lead by Heisman hopeful quarterback AJ McCarron rolls 38-13.

One other game to keep an eye on Saturday is Mississippi State and Oklahoma State. Mississippi State is a hard team to read, they can win 6 games in a row and then lose 5 in a row. OK St. may be the best team in the Big 12 and the Big 12 is struggling on the national scene. A middle of the pack SEC team versus an elite Big 12 team – an interesting day one game.

The last big game of the day matches LSU and TCU. This should be a very entertaining game. Both teams are ranked in the pre-season polls and both are searching for an identity. LSU lost several key players to the NFL but they have a wealth of young talent. Their biggest question mark is their offense and whether or not the “Hat” will open it up and throw down field. They have a punishing running attack, a QB with a big arm, and some speed on the outside. In most polls, LSU is ranked between 12-14. A big win on Saturday and a victory over Georgia in a few weeks will make these Tigers a top 5 team as most of the teams ahead of them ( except for Ohio State ) all have to play each other.

So, if these games don’t get your juices flowing, you are not breathing and in the upright position! Maybe week 2 will get you going – Florida vs. Miami, South Carolina vs. Georgia, and Notre Dame vs. Michigan.

As we say down here in the south….There are 4 seasons – College Football, Recruiting, Spring Football, and Summer ( or Shrimping if you are from Baton Rouge )! Let the games begin!!

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In case you missed it: South Carolina Restaurant NCAA Violations

A South Carolina restaurant is going to need to print some new menus following what will surely be thorough conversations with the South Carolina and Clemson compliance departments.

The Daniel Island Grille in Charleston, SC., offers Clowney’s Turkey Avocado Wrap, Tajh Boyd Chicken Quesadillas and Sammy Watkins Reuben, which is not exactly cool with NCAA rules.

Considering the importance of Jadeveon Clowney to the Gamecocks and Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins to the Tigers, it’s not surprising the universities will be taking every possible step to retain the eligibility of their stars.  Read more here

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