Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Tue, 2013-11-05 15:54
Give Rex Ryan his due.
He has done a great job getting the most out of his roster as Jets head coach, and it’s good enough for the Jets to be 5-4 heading to the bye week after a 26-20 victory over the Saints Sunday afternoon. That should earn him a contract extension if he has a winning season with the Jets. That’s the fair thing to do.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Thu, 2012-11-08 09:55
All kinds of intriguing sports books are now out for all to enjoy from Random House, Canada. They range from picture tomes, to biographies, to how-to, to commemorative editions. Something for everyone.
Stephen Brunt’s “100 Grey Cups” (McClelland & Stewart, 256 pages $45.00) is a coffee table gem about Canada’s largest annual single sporting event. All the legendary teams from Canada’s storied football past are showcased in words and pictures.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Tue, 2012-09-04 20:02
With the brand new and much ballyhooed National Football League season almost underway for real - -all kinds of gridiron language will be coming your way, some familiar, other times, baffling.
The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story.
Here for your reading pleasure is some timely gridiron gems explained, just a sampling of millions of terms. As always, reactions and suggestions most welcome
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Tue, 2011-12-27 20:34
Mike Leach and Ferhat Guven both worked on this tome and the first thing that jumped off the page, well it was at the bottom, the footnote said Universities get tax-free status and so do the football teams. Really? Wow, that’s something that you never hear about.
I love the dinner talk and how Mike was diagramming plays on his napkin, that’s pretty hardcore.
I love how coach Leach talks about whether or not he knows if a quarterback is accurate. He talks about a few things that make a lot of sense and you will want to get this book to find out how he knows.
Submitted by Ryland_Spencer on Fri, 2011-10-07 08:01
Since being formed in 1998, the Bowl Championship Series has been a topic of debate within many college football circles. The discussion typically turns to whether the NCAA should turn to a traditional playoff system or stay with the bowl games that have been around since 1902.
Seattle broadcaster, Jonathan West thinks he may have developed a “Best Of Both Worlds” scenario. The general idea is to have a 12 team playoff system based upon BCS rankings while keeping bowl games for the teams that do not qualify.