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Alison Lundergan Grimes Wants Rand Paul's Senate Seat - trackfan
Grimes couldn't take out McConnell, so now she's aiming for Paul. She believes that since Kentucky's state legislature won't pass an [link=(http://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/2014/09/08/an-lbj-law-for-kentucky-n1888742/page/full#!)]LBJ law[/link], she can unseat him if he tries to run for Pre...


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How Good Would Hawaii Football Be If It Kept Polynesians Off The Mainland? - trackfan
A few years ago, [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A69Z8fCpuAI)]CBS' 60 Minutes did a story on football in the American Samoa[/link], which produces more football players per capita than any other place in America. In light of Marcus Mariota's Heisman triumph, I began wondering how much blue ch...


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More Bad News For Gun Grabbers - trackfan
A new Pew poll revealed that support for gun control is steadily losing ground across all demographics, which is more evidence that society is trending more and more libertarian. Young folks in particular, want access to guns, as well as access to marijuana, abortion on demand and cell phone and int...


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Sean Hannity Is The Conservative Al Sharpton. - trackfan
Neither one of them finished college and both are always championing phony heroes only to have it blow up in their faces. For AL Sharpton, we have Tawana Brawley, Duke Lacrosse and Mychal Bell, and for Sean Hannity, we have Hal Turner, Cliven Bundy and now [link=(http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/fe...


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Big 12 Coaches Don't Care About Baylor's Head-to-Head Win - trackfan
I know the Coaches' Poll doesn't mean much since it's no longer used to pick teams for post-season play, but I still find it interesting to see how coaches think. [quote]Baylor coach Art Briles put his team No. 3, two spots ahead of TCU. Gary Patterson, coach of the Horned Frogs, did the opposite...


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Mack Brown and Brett Murphy Say TCU Got Screwed Because of Their Name - trackfan
Brown also admitted that Texas often benefitted from their name when he was coaching the Longhorns. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:11993095...


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Not Long Ago, Art Briles Didn't Think Head-to-Head Mattered - trackfan
http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/92707/briles-passed-along-2008-coaches-poll-ballot [quote]In 2008, Oklahoma and Texas were embattled in a jockeying to be ranked higher in the BCS. The team ranked highest in the BCS would break a three-way tie atop the Big 12 south, advance to the Big 12 tit...


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TCU Student Taunts Baylor With Fake Billboards - trackfan
This is some pretty good stuff. :rotflmao: http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/93523/tcu-student-draws-up-fake-baylor-billboards I'm really looking forward to the meltdowns Sunday afternoon when the final rankings come out. What a glorious day it will be. :popcorn: ...


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Nate Silver Weighs In On College Playoffs - trackfan
He says TCU has a 96.3% chance of making it in. http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/college-football-playoff-update-tcu-promotion-shakes-up-odds/...


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Hats Off To The Playoff Committee - trackfan
What has the media up in arms with the Playoff Committee is the exact same thing that got them up in arms with the BCS, which is that the their rankings don't mirror the rankings of the self-important idiots known as the AP. I applaud the committee, because to my surprise, they're taking their jobs ...


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What Conclusions Do You Draw From The Ferguson Witness Statements? - trackfan
Based on this chart provided by PBS, I've concluded that Brown did initiate the altercation with Wilson through the window of the police car, but Wilson did fire some shots at Brown with his hands up outside of the police car. [img]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/table-fina...


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Scarborough Is Mad As Hell And He's Not Going To Take It Anymore - trackfan
After his tirade this morning, MSNBC should air a no-holds-barred debate between Al Sharpton and Joe Scarborough, because it would be must-see TV. Scarborough said a lot of the same things I've said about both the Michael Brown-Darren Wilson and Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman shootings, albeit less...


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Marshall Don't Get No Respect - trackfan
They got leap-frogged by two-loss Boise State in the playoff commitee's lastest rankings, and now they could miss out on an opportunity to play in the Fiesta Bowl. I guess that's what happens when you play in Conference USA and you don't schedule any tough non-conference games....


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A Good Story On Heather Van Norman . . . . . - trackfan
Or as football fans know her, Odell Beckham's Mom. She's one of a few athletes who I've known who had kids to grow up and become more famous than them. Perhaps some newspaper will do a piece on Eric Reid's Dad, who was also an NCAA track champhion (110 hurdles) at LSU. http://www.startribune.com/...


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Breitbart Attacks Wrong Loretta Lynch - trackfan
I guess all Loretta Lynches look alike to the folks at Breitbart. [quote]Members of the conservative media are attempting to scandalize President Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch by suggesting she was involved in the Whitewater investigations of the 1990s. However, the Loretta Lynch...


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The History of 2-loss Teams In The BCS Era - trackfan
If the 4-team playoff format had been in place during the BCS era, there would have been seven years in which at least one 2-loss team would have made it in. Based on this history, I think we'll see 2-loss teams in the playoffs about half the time. Here's the list of 2-loss teams that would have mad...


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The Next Attorney General - trackfan
It looks like Obama is going to replace a brutha with a sista. http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/07/politics/new-attorney-general-nominee-loretta-lynch/index.html...


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Rand Paul Clowns Hillary Clinton - trackfan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/05/rand-paul-hillary-clinton_n_6104868.html [quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wasted no time using the GOP’s new majority in the Senate in the face of potential 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton. Paul posted an entire Facebook album of photos of Clinton ...


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Caroline Wozniacki Debuts In The Marathon - trackfan
She finished the New York City Marathon 3:26:33 yesterday, which works out to 7:53/mile pace. I know of many athletes who've run decent marathons after retiring from their primary sport, but I don't know if there's a precedent for a pro/elite athlete, outside of distance runners and triathletes of c...


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40 Years Ago Today: "The Rumble in the Jungle" - trackfan
I doubt that many people who weren't born, or who were too young to remember, can fully appreciate how big Heavy Weight Championship fights were in the back in those days. There was no football, basketball or baseball player who matched Ali's popularity in the 60's and 70's. Anyway, here's a great B...


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