Forde-Yard Dash: Questions Loom For Alabama and Clemson Ahead of Playoff

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By Pat Forde The two programs have been the face of the College Football Playoff since it started. Is it possible that their era of dominance is being threatened? Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (where the Houston Cougars defense needs a lecture from Houston basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, whose team only gave up 77 or more points twice last season): First QuarterThe Kings Are Dead… Long Live the KingIt appears that for the first time in the nine-season College Football Playoff Era, we may stage one with neither Alabama (1) nor Clemson (2). They have b… Read More “Forde-Yard Dash: Questions Loom For Alabama and Clemson Ahead of Playoff”

Brian Kelly, LSU Earn Moment of Validation in Beating Bama

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By Ross Dellenger The coach’s gutsy two-point call paid off to cap a win that will live in Tigers lore. BATON ROUGE — Scott Woodward’s reaction probably sounded similar to yours and to mine and to the millions watching on national television and to the 100,000 here at Tiger Stadium. As the LSU offense trotted onto the field for a two-point conversion attempt—one play for all the marbles, a single snap to beat mighty Alabama, a few seconds to take down Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide—most collectively gasped. “I thought, ‘holy s—!’” says Woodward, the Tigers’ athletic director. “And then I thought,… Read More “Brian Kelly, LSU Earn Moment of Validation in Beating Bama”

Phillies On Brink Of Elimination Tonight Against Astros – Where To Watch & Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies must beat the Houston Astros tonight to keep its World Series dreams alive. The two teams last faced off on Thursday evening, where the Astros were able to hang on and win at Citizens Bank Park. The game tonight will be played in Minute Maid Park, with the Astros hoping to win it in front of its fans. In line to start Saturday is Framber Valdez for the Astors and the $118 million man, Zach Wheeler for the Phillies. In the postseason, Wheeler is 1-2 with a 2.67 earned runs against average (ERA) and 28 strikeouts. Valdez is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 24 strikeouts. Tonight… Read More “Phillies On Brink Of Elimination Tonight Against Astros – Where To Watch & Odds”