The Forced Secession of the State of Washington

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina, enraged by the election of Abraham Lincoln and the threat he represented to the slavers’ way of life, seceded from the Union. The Union and Confederacy fought a four-year battle to pin the country together. With the help of superior manpower and resources (not to mention the might of right), the Union won the …

College Football Nation: Hokies Poked and Boston College Runs over USC

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

What a day of upsets this weekend of college football gave us. All up and down the east coast David was slaying Goliath. As fans, we live for the upsets. To be able to see a true underdog emerge victorious is why we love sports. So much action to cover from all over the country today, so lets get into it. …

College Football Nation: How Do the Gators Do It and Penn State Tweets

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  With the NCAA trial all finished up and media days about to begin, the news was a little slow this week. The news in the college football world might be slow but it is never dull. It will really pick up when you put a bunch of coaches and players in front on a microphone for media day. Great news …

College Football Nation: Trash in South Carolina and America the Beautiful!!

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  Thank you to all of the brave service men and women who defend — and have defended — our country and freedom. Without your service we would not have all that we have today. Here’s a Shout Out to America! But, thanks to those freedoms, it seems like a few players and coaches were taking their first amendment rights a little too …

College Football Nation: FSU has Crabs and SEC Schedules

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  Anyone hungry for seafood?  If so head on over to Tallahassee.  I hear they are just “giving” it away.  On top of that fun story you have Nick Saban actually being happy with Lane Kiffin, the SEC setting forth a better way of scheduling, and some beef with how things are going to be done with the college football …

College Football Nation: The Vote and Penn State is Breaking Bad

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  When all you have to talk about from the past week of action is people arguing over uniforms, coaches trolling schools, and players apologizing for trash talk … then it’s a slow week.  We did have one big thing, though, with Northwestern’s football players taking a private vote about whether or not to unionize.  That story will be the main talking point …

College Football Nation: Free Food and Spray Paint

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Is it football season yet?  I will have to ask that question every week until kickoff in August.  Right now, all we get to hear about is police reports and coaches kissing pigs.  We at least have the spring games going on, giving us a chance to speculate on how our teams will do come Fall. Let’s get to the news …

College Football Nation: “Saban Rule” Trashed and Clemson Changes How We View College Football

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It’s a good thing we have March Madness to look forward to very soon, because this is the dull time for college football between signing day and spring ball that we dread. There is still a lot of news with the “Saban Rule” being entertained or trashed on a daily basis; we have new helmet cams to change the way …

College Football Nation: SEC Dominates and Johnny F. Does It Again

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  It was a very exciting week of bowl games and there were a few changes in the coaching world that will be setting off a chain reaction of other coaching relocations.  I think the two biggest shocks of the week were Penn State’s Bill O’Brien bolting so suddenly and then the way Alabama was not playing like Alabama in …

College Football Nation: Saban to Texas(?) and Duke Football Outshines its Basketball Team

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

  We had the usual big teams win today but a few upsets, as well, to make it another good Saturday of college football.  There is nothing new from the top four teams — I think they are headed into a four-way tie at this point, but each of these teams are looking to win big.  I feel sorry for whoever Alabama, …

College Football Nation: Big Blue gets Big Win; ‘Horns get Hooked

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Week 2 is in the books and the excitement has only just begun.  We have had some great upsets again this week, along with some surprise results.  Alabama had a week off to get ready for “Johnny Football,” while most of the Top-10 took care of business. One thing to pay attention to right now is how long can the ACC …

Who is Crashing the Party in Pasadena?

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

It used to be the Top Ten. A team had to start the season ranked tenth or higher if they wanted to win the national championship, as every team since 1990 had done.  Then along came Auburn in 2010 who cheated lowered the bar, (as they did in so many other areas[1]) of what a team’s preseason ranking needed to …