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Futility U.

November 24, 2008

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Just a half-hour ago, I read an article on Northwestern’s struggles in men’s basketball, despite the fact that Northwestern is minutes away from Chicago, hometown of Derrick Rose and any player that has been in your mind over the last 20 years. In the more than 100 years of Northwestern basketball, the Wildcats have two […]

Adversity isn't an excuse, it's motivation

November 21, 2008

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If you follow college basketball, you know that last year, the Georgia Bulldogs went from being curious on the fate of their coach Dennis Felton, who was a prime candidate by most to get fired along with John Brady and Jeff Lebo to winning an improbable SEC Tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA […]

SEC Rankings-The Return

November 21, 2008

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After returning home from the Big Easy on November 14th and witnessing history on the following day, I’m back again to present you the SEC Rankings for the week of November 16th. 1. Alabama (Auburn is looking to make a case on Thanksgiving Saturday to make a Bowl and seven in a row against the […]

Tables turning in the Volunteer State

November 19, 2008

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At this time last year, Tennessee and Vanderbilt were in their usual positions in football, the Vols contending for the SEC East and Vanderbilt waiting desperately for their first postseason berth in a quarter of a century. Of course, the Vols went on to the Outback Bowl and beat Wisconsin for their first bowl win […]

Postseason experience not needed

November 18, 2008

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Two years ago when the Cardinals won their 10th world championship, many of us in the Cardinal Nation was certain that El Hombre would win the National League MVP because of the numbers he put up in the regular season. I mean, come on, it was a shoo-in, right? Wrong. That year, Phillies first baseman […]

A 26-year wait has ended

November 17, 2008

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Just a minute ago here at school, I said to a friend that the last time Vanderbilt made a bowl game, I wasn’t even born yet. The year, my friend, was 1982 when Vanderbilt made the Hall of Fame Bowl in Tampa and lost to Air Force. Two years before I was born. Saturday night, […]

The monkey's off our back

November 10, 2008

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After 40 years, my Indianapolis Colts finally won a game in Pittsburgh and exercising the demons of that fateful January day in 1995 when the Colts lost on a failed Hail Mary attempt in old Three Rivers Stadium. As much as it trips me out that again the Colts used a last-minute comeback to propel […]