Jim Delany and the New Robber Barons

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The robber barons were the men who helped grow the American economy into the world's giant. Many of our finest universities bear some of their names -- Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt. They just happened to build it on the backs of underpaid immigrants and the occasional child laborer, which was all fine ...

Maryland’s Athletic Department Is A Disaster

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Great piece of reporting by theWashington Post on the state of the University of Maryland's athletic department and its financial woes. Liz Clarke does a great job illustrating the damage universities can do to themselves when they spend too much and rely too much on ticket revenue to make up ...

Bowl Preview: Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4) (-7.5) Suddenly this game is Ralph Friedgen's swan song for Maryland, and it's not a happy one. You do have to respect the fact that he made Maryland fire him instead of just retiring or resigning. The guy is in his sixties; this is probably his ...

Maryland AD Kevin Anderson Stakes His Job On Mike Leach

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Maryland fired long-time coach Ralph Friedgen Monday basically so that Mike Leach can be their head coach on Tuesday or Wednesday. They might be classy enough to wait until after the bowl game to hire Leach, but I'd be mildly surprised. It might work out because Leach is a really good ...

Your Week Three College Football Scores

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Record after week 2: 19-7 (10-15-1 ATS) Read my week three picks here. Something to watch until football starts in four hours (courtesy of Deadspin commenter Hustler of Culture): Friday Night Action: Nevada 52 Cal 31 - You're my boy, Blue! Colin Kaepernick and Nevada finally have a marquee win. This is the ...

Week Three College Football Picks

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Record after week 2: 19-7 (10-15-1 ATS) Noon ET UConn (1-1) at Temple (2-0) (+6.5) An intriguing game between two programs trying to take the water wings off and swim with the big kids. Both teams have been attempting to play clean, turnover-free football and be a pain in the ass to play ...

Kyle Parker Chose Football Mediocrity Over Baseball Mediocrity

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Kyle Parker is one of those alpha-male stud athlete types that is easy to either love or hate, depending on one's perspective. Easy with the gay jokes, I just thought it was a good opening line. Actually, I kind of feel bad for Parker. It's not often a guy can play ...