| SEC Rant|| Auburn, Mizzou, and the rest of the NC contenders - sbrian3915 on 12/3/13 at 12:50 pm|
This is a totally unscientific way to look a things, but I have noticed that more often than not, the true NC contenders sperate themselves from the other schools with similar records with the number of blowouts. Another thing NC teams do is blow out other good teams, rather than just blow out the ...
| Tiger Rant|| Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen to call LSU/MSU game - sbrian3915 on 10/4/13 at 7:34 am|
The CFB announcer assignments are below the NFL game maps.
Strange things tend to happen when Tessitore calls a game.
Awful analysis happens when Millen calls a game.
| SEC Rant|| Tony Barnhart on Saban to Texas (and other stuff) - sbrian3915 on 9/25/13 at 8:21 am|
Here is the quote that caught my attention:
"Texas is a great job. It's a top-five job. Maybe a top-three job. But it's not a better job than Alabama. Sab...
| SEC Rant|| Predict ESPN Gameday location - sbrian3915 on 9/23/13 at 2:37 pm|
Before the season, I started a "predict Gameday location" thread. Now that we are about a month into the season, we have a better idea of who is good, who is not, and where ESPN will go in the coming weeks.
October 5: There are 2 games this week between currently ranked opponents: Washington ...
| Tiger Rant|| Have I missed something? - sbrian3915 on 9/23/13 at 9:37 am|
Just in the last 5 pages of the Rant, I have seen threads that have said:
The crowd is awful.
The stadium is awful.
The ticket prices (and the TAF) are awful.
The band is awful.
The run defense is awful.
The downfield passing game is awful.
Haven't seen it, but I'm sure somewhere there is a...
| SEC Rant|| OK...you national media types win - sbrian3915 on 9/19/13 at 8:07 am|
We, the SEC fans will take and own that Tennessee loss at Oregon. We will own a rebuilding awful Vols squad losing big to a top 5 NC contending Oregon squad. We will take that.
The Pac 12 needs to then own the Oregon State loss to Eastern Washington.
Tennessee lost to a top 5 FBS t...
| SEC Rant|| I see a lot of Drew Brees in Manziel - sbrian3915 on 9/16/13 at 7:53 am|
Not in specific style, because Brees is a refined veteran passer and Manziel is a work in progress as a combo passer/scrambler. But, in the way they handle pressure.
They are both short and shorter than their official bio says. Because of this, the Saints put a lot of money into their guards. T...
| SEC Rant|| Which situation is more stressful for the fans and the program? - sbrian3915 on 9/12/13 at 7:44 am|
We have 2 competing "wrongdoing" stories out there in the press.
For starters, I believe the Yahoo report was specifically timed to release right in the middle of thsi big SI report. Yahoo loves to show up its print competitors, and i think it is obvious that the Yahoo story is much more profe...
| SEC Rant|| What I learned (or didn't learn) this weekend for several SEC teams - sbrian3915 on 9/3/13 at 7:32 am|
1. Georgia: Learned very little I think. They lost by a FG to a tough opponent in a hostile environment in a game that was always going to be a toss up. Both teams gave the other side chances to win. Yes, UGA lost, but it was not a choke job. I think Georgia will be just fine.
2. Alabama: Le...
| Tiger Rant|| B1G Officials - sbrian3915 on 9/1/13 at 11:51 am|
The Big Ten crew was awful, and I do not mean the gaffe before halftime. There were 2 blatant non calls on defensive PI in the endzone that helped lead to the first 2 field goals. Even on the last Landry TD, he was being held. ...
| SEC Rant|| Three things confirmed after the fallout of the JFF mess - sbrian3915 on 8/29/13 at 8:27 am|
There are three things we already knew to be true that have been one again confirmed by the JFF non-scandal:
1. Sportswriters are selfrighteous sanctimonious grandstanding pieces of garbage. Examples: http://www.cbssports.com/general/writer/gregg-doyel/23367123/manziel-has-texas-am-ncaa-running...
| SEC Rant|| A&M Receiver claims to have been offered cash by other schools - sbrian3915 on 8/28/13 at 4:40 pm|
Something about this makes no sense.
If a school is going to pay a kid $300,000, then why would they need to also provide a $1,000 a week stipend for ...
| SEC Rant|| Biggest Question for each SEC team (in my opinion) - sbrian3915 on 8/28/13 at 2:07 pm|
Alabama: Can they get into the BCSCG through the front door? They have taken the "lucky loser" route the past 2 seasons, can they afford to risk that again?
Arkansas: Can Bret Bielema perform better at Arkansas than he did as Wisconsin? His Wisconsin teams were good, not great. Good c...
| SEC Rant|| Gene Wojo: 100 Things to love about College Football - sbrian3915 on 8/28/13 at 7:15 am|
Lots of SEC things in this column.
What I love about it most is that Wojo includes a lot of things that a bunch of self-righteous non-fan snooty media types complain about as some of the thin...
| SEC Rant|| Urban Campus or College Town? - sbrian3915 on 8/23/13 at 7:33 am|
For those of you who are frequent travellers to road games, which would you say is a better experience overall, taking into account the atmosphere of the game as well as the logistics (travel/lodging/etc) of going to the game: schools in college towns or schools in cities?...
| SEC Rant|| Tiers of Rivalries - sbrian3915 on 8/16/13 at 9:32 am|
We've been discussing rivalries lately. The fact is there are tons of great rivalries, both here and in other leagues that just do not get national play for whatever reason. Sometimes its because 1 side of said rivalry has sucked. Sometimes it's just because not enough goes into marketing it to t...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Power Outage by the Superdome - sbrian3915 on 8/9/13 at 11:39 am|
Not what we need today.
A co-worker of mine's daughter works in the Entergy Building by the Dome, and that building is in an outage, and they have been told that it won't be fixed until at least 5:30. They think the Dome is in the outage.
| Tiger Rant|| LSU, Tulane talking about playing 2015 season opener in Superdome - sbrian3915 on 8/9/13 at 9:29 am|
Looks like they are trying to fulfil the LSU/Tulane New Orleans game to named later from the revosed contract from several years ago....
| SEC Rant|| Battle of the Bands - sbrian3915 on 8/8/13 at 10:43 am|
Instead another stupid ranking, are there any fans out here who DO NOT think their own school's band is the very best in all of college football?...
| SEC Rant|| Big Ten versus SEC - sbrian3915 on 8/8/13 at 7:36 am|
2014 - in Houston 2016 - in Green Bay.
Now, a bunch of my LSU bretheren are butthurt that this is not a home-and-home series. To them I say shut up, but it does bring up an interesting point in my mind.
My guess is that this series was either neutral/neutral or bust, as Wisconsin wanted noth...
| SEC Rant|| Let's stop this nonsense - sbrian3915 on 8/7/13 at 8:54 am|
Every single team in this conference has had multiple cases of:
(a) Players who violated the law in some way that remained on the roster
(b) Players who violated the law in some way who were kicked off the team
We can spend hours upon hours typing up examples about how my coach always keeps...
| SEC Rant|| The NCAA and players profiting - sbrian3915 on 8/5/13 at 7:56 am|
The lastest JFF scandal brings us articles such as the one above. I'm sick and tired of it. Sick and tired. Sick and friggin tired of this BS point of view.
| Pelicans Talk|| OK, now what do we do with the $3 Million? - sbrian3915 on 8/2/13 at 8:01 pm|
Gotta spend it on someone....
| SEC Rant|| Predict where College Gameday will be - sbrian3915 on 8/2/13 at 10:59 am|
I like to do this every year around this time. Look at the schedule and predict where College Gameday will set up shop every week. It gets tough to do after week 3 because you cannot cheat and see which game will be televised where and when.
Week 1: Clemson, SC (Georgia at Clemson)
Week 2: A...
| SEC Rant|| Great year for SEC West football - sbrian3915 on 8/2/13 at 9:28 am|
I think this will be a jewel season for the SEC West. Just look at everyone:
Auburn and Arkansas should be significantly improved this season, just due to the coaching change. They will not embarass this year and must be reckoned with.
Ole Miss is a program on the rise, with Freeze at the he...
| SEC Rant|| More rankings - College Gameday - sbrian3915 on 8/1/13 at 10:04 am|
Since this is the silly season for pointless rankings here at the SEC Rant, here is where SEC schools stand for ESPN College Gameday Visits:
Baton Rouge: 9
Columbia, SC: 6
Birmingham (Ala-Aub): 3
College Station: 3
| SEC Rant|| Is Johnny Manziel an Alcoholic? - sbrian3915 on 7/31/13 at 11:24 am|
Ok, I now am a troll with that headline.
But, after we get over that little aspect, should we ask the question, is Johnny Manziel an alcoholic? When I sat back and analyzed all of the things that have happened this offseason, the first thing that immediately came to mind was that Manziel has a d...
| SEC Rant|| Is the clock on Clowney? - sbrian3915 on 7/26/13 at 8:05 am|
With an agent already this openly associating with Clowney, should we start taking bets as to whether Clowney will make through the whole season without running afoul of ...
| SEC Rant|| Grantland.com on 1978 season/1979 Sugar Bowl - sbrian3915 on 6/18/13 at 10:43 am|
I have always felt that the epic nature of the 1979 Sugar Bowl has clouded the split nature of this particular National Championship for Alabama. Everyone remembers the '79 Sugar Bowl wh...
| SEC Rant|| Ed Orgeron / Ethics of academics vs. athletics - sbrian3915 on 6/13/13 at 8:25 am|
Who knows why this is coming out now 10+ years later. Probably this is spill off from the Rutgers fiasco. I don't find it all that surprising that stuff like this happens.
I have a question for debate:...