Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel out for the season with broken leg

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel left Saturday's game against Tennessee in the first quarter with an injury that immediately looked severe . The Gators went on to knock off the Volunteers 31-17 behind backup quarterback Tyler Murphy, but after the game word came down that Driskel would be lost for the ...

Aaron Hernandez: Cincinnati Bengals took TE off 2010 draft board

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The Cincinnati Bengals, a franchise notorious for taking chances on players with questionable character, reportedly left Aaron Hernandez completely off their draft board in 2010. The fact that Mike Brown's team would drop Hernandez from any consideration shows just how big his character concerns were entering the 2010 NFL Draft. Brown ...

College basketball: Who will be the last unbeaten standing?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

I wasn't even a twinkle in my father's eye in 1976. But the year is one of my favorites. And it's not because it's the year which produced three of my all-time favorite movies ("Rocky," "All The President's Men" and "Midway"). The year 1976 is known for one thing - at ...

LSU vs. Florida: Fun with statistics from the (second) worst game ever

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

  Back in 2007, the UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks played what I posited at the time was the worst game ever. Many other stinkers have been played in the five years since, but Saturday's tilt between the seventh-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks and the second-ranked Florida Gators may have stolen the ...

College Pop Tarts: A Good Idea Poorly Executed

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Monday we learned that five colleges are getting their own special edition Pop Tart boxes: Michigan, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Arkansas. This is a bit of marketing genius since Pop Tarts played a huge role in my college dietary plan, and have likely continued to do so for ensuing generations ...

McD’s Week 11 College Football Picks

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

What I'm watching: 12 pm: Flipping between Nebraska/Penn State for the train-wreck-watching and Okie State/Texas Tech for the O-fence. 3:30 pm: TCU/Boise State - At least, until Boise pulls away. This game has gotten intense what with all the BCS meetings and non-AQ's eating their own. 8pm: Stanford/Oregon - like everyone else.

McD’s Week Seven College Football Picks

Friday, October 14th, 2011

What I'm watching Saturday: 12 pm: Baylor/Texas A&M - I know I'm supposed to be a Big Ten honk, being an Indiana grad and all, but after I watch the first quarter of the IU/Wisky game and the Hoosiers somehow give up 42 unanswered points again, I'm done with the B1G ...

McD’s Week Six College Football Picks

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Still the only weekly picks by an Indiana alumnus who likes college football more than college basketball... Week Five Record: 8-6 W/L, 7-7 AS 2011 Season Record: 47-19 W/L, 33-30-3 AS What I'm watching: 12 pm - OU at Texas: What kind of idiot from Oklahoma agreed to play this game in Texas every ...