Friday, November 8 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-11-08 20:25:07 GMT
(RNN) - Well, this is about the fifth weekend of "Game of the Century" match-ups this season and I, for one, am tired of "Games of the Century". "Games of the Century" should be limited to one per century.More >>
How many Games of the Century were there last century? Bunches.More >>
Friday, November 1 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-11-01 16:03:37 GMT
Week 10 Well, we're officially half-way through the regular College Football season and about 4 months away from pretending to crown a National Champion. Even though a large number of teams are takingMore >>
It's a weak week for college football, but a great one for horse racing. Embrace what's beautiful, everybody.
Thursday, October 24 2013 6:00 AM EDT2013-10-24 10:00:12 GMT
The Line King's old friend Oail A. "Bum" Phillips passed away last week. He didn't know me, but he was still my friend. More >>
The Line King takes time out to remember the late Bum Phillips, the product of a generation that gave us the sort of man you don't see so much anymore: a great American, a great Texan and a great coach. More >>
Thursday, September 5 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-09-05 21:55:05 GMT
The following column is satire, presented for entertainment purposes.(RNN) - Well it's always good to get things off to a roaring start. The Line King posted an 8-4 mark in Week 1, but the real damageMore >>
The Line King predicted eight games right last weekend. Can he maintain this astonishing successful pace? Don't bet on it.More >>
Tuesday, August 27 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-08-27 20:21:48 GMT
(RNN) - Opening week. Here we go again. Another long, drawn-out season of mediocre Division I college football and still no playoff – the only sport (in the history of sport) not to have a real playoff.More >>
Our irreverent college football prognosticator The Line King is back for another season of almost always incorrectly predicting the outcomes of weekly games. However, he fails with a lot of flair.More >>
Thursday, November 22 2012 10:56 AM EST2012-11-22 15:56:34 GMT
(RNN) - For the three people that actually read this, the Line King needed to update his bowl projections. With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks likeMore >>
With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks like only eight teams will actually qualify for a bowl game.More >>
Thursday, November 1 2012 1:36 PM EDT2012-11-01 17:36:29 GMT
(RNN) - What do you get at the confluence of Halloween, Superstorm Sandy, the last week of what seems like a decade-long presidential election campaign and dang, even Breeders Cup? How about Georgia inMore >>
Bama visits LSU for Armageddon; Georgia back in the hunt; Vanderbilt verging on bowl; Auburn in position to win; presidential campaign will SOON BE OVER!!!! More >>
Wednesday, October 24 2012 6:01 PM EDT2012-10-24 22:01:55 GMT
(RNN) - Is this Week 8 or 9 or has this football season just been one long dream? Seems like it. The Line King is hovering above .500 and that is like dreaming you're walking around downtown in your underwear. It'sMore >>
Mississippi State will wake from dream season at Alabama; Auburn heavy home dog to Aggies; Goergia makes last stand against rampaging Florida; Vandy tries to make it two in a row More >>
(RNN) Thank goodness for the SunBelt! I had warned my old editor friend Skeeter Brown that picking nothing but $EC games was a road to ruin and the first week of picks has left me feeling like a Civil War minie-ball is lodged in a lower limb.
I can still function, but at some point ol' Saw Bones will be pulling out his tool of trade and handing me a stick to chew on and that's not a very good feeling. It's sad when you have to rely on SunBelt teams to pick you up off the mat, but they helped me break even and I thank them for that.
Special thanks to Skeeter for editing out last week's Tulane pick, one of the few I got right. But that's the breaks in this business. Word to the wise, Tulane might be a team to watch out for – not to win a ton of games, but Curtis Johnson will have his team playing above their talent level most of the season
This week, I favor all teams that wear purple – in case of a tie (Washington v. LSU), I go with the more attractive cheerleaders.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Georgia State at Tennessee, TBD, PPV
After last week's triumph, Big Orange fans have returned to their usual delusional state of mind. They will see Bill Curry on the sidelines and think they are playing Bammer. And come on Double D, how about tucking in your shirt! This is the $EC, not the fraternity flag football league. Forget this game exists.
Auburn at Mississippi State (-3), Noon ET, ESPN
A noon kick-off the first weekend in September in Starkvegas cannot be good for anyone. I think it qualifies as a level of hell in Dante's Inferno. I'll take the Bulldogs (Maroon is kind of like purple) – guessing that they won't find a way to lose to Barn this year.
East Carolina (+22.5) at South Carolina, 12:21 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Here is another game that could have a number waaaay out of line. SoCar is only 3-5 versus the Pirates the last eight games. I am wearing purple and taking ECU.
Florida at Texas A&M (-1.5), 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Wow, Florida is a road dog to the 12th Man – who have been yell-practicing since last May. I am sure that $EC Death Star homers are all over Florida, so I'll go with the Aggies.
Western Kentucky at Alabama (-40.5), 3:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Bammer proclaims dominance over the SunBelt – again. The Crimson Tide has played every SB team, with the exception of one … Lots of red uniforms in this game. Take the Tide and get another national championship tattoo.
UTEP (+7.5) at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. ET, FSN
In an attempt to relive its glory years, Old Mississippi re-enacts the 1967 Sun Bowl…oh yeah, they lost that game. Mike Price gets busted for yelling "Roll Tide Roll" in The Grove. Orange and Blue combine to create something similar to purple, so take the Miners.
Washington at LSU (-23.5), 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
This is one of only two games worth attending on the ol' Agriculture & Mechanical College's home schedule – look it up. Next week? Idaho. Take the Purple Tigers.
Louisiana-Monroe (+30.5) at Arkansas, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Another case of 4 million Hog fans taking the Hogs and about 10 ULM fans taking the War Birds. Another upper-half SunBelt team getting a ton of points, so take them – and Maroon is almost purple.
Kent State (+7) at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. ET, CSS
Seriously, outside of Old Mississippi what $EC team would only be a 7-point favorite over a MAC school? If you are insane enough to care about this game, take the Golden Flash and hope they don't run in the wrong direction.
Georgia at Missouri (+3.5), 7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2
I actually drove to Athens and put a "For Sale" sign in Richt's yard; next Monday the moving trucks start showing up. Georgia is like the $EC version of Oklahoma State – just not good enough. Take Mizzou.
Vanderbilt at Northwestern (+3.5), 8 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Last week, the Vandy fan was oh so close to achieving glory. What excuse are Death Star fans going to have after a Big Ten team stomps an $EC team? Actually, both these teams don't count. Take the purple.
Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy (-3) 8 p.m. ET, No TV
OK, so here is Troy again. My thoughts are nobody cares about this game outside of Pike County, Alabama and Larry Blakeney has NEVER lost a home opener AND that includes games against Marshall, Missouri and Oklahoma State (two were ranked in the Top 25). So ride the Trojans until they break and give the 3 points.
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Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-03-11 09:47:57 GMT
Four people were hit by a car in downtown Nashville Tuesday morning. The pedestrians were struck while trying to cross Broadway between 4th and 5th avenues.Police say the pedestrians crossed the streetMore >>
Four people were hit by a car in downtown Nashville Tuesday morning. The pedestrians were struck while trying to cross Broadway between 4th and 5th avenues.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:04:05 GMT
A Middle Tennessee man is facing charges after a crash in Florida killed another man from Tennessee. A car collided with a scooter Sunday night in Panama City Beach. The man on the scooter, 22-year-oldMore >>
A Middle Tennessee man is facing charges after a crash in Florida killed another man from Tennessee.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:08:59 GMT
The man accused of kidnapping and killing Holly Bobo will face a judge for the first time in the case Tuesday, and his family has now hired an attorney to represent him. Jennifer Lynn Thompson will representMore >>
The man accused of kidnapping and killing Holly Bobo will face a judge for the first time in the case Tuesday, and his family has now hired an attorney to represent him.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:06:18 GMT
Tennessee state troopers are writing twice as many tickets for texting while driving, but it seems many drivers are not afraid to break the law. The Tennessee Highway Patrol handed out 803 citations lastMore >>
Tennessee state troopers are writing twice as many tickets for texting while driving, but it seems many drivers are not afraid to break the law.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-03-11 00:26:59 GMT
Tennessee lawmakers are trying to protect people who break into hot cars to save unattended children from extreme temperatures. In the past, some rescuers have broken windows to try and save children fromMore >>
Tennessee lawmakers are trying to protect people who break into hot cars to save unattended children from extreme temperatures.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-03-11 00:11:04 GMT
Tonight, two Murfreesboro residents have fire fighters to thank for possibly saving their lives. Just after 7:00 p.m., rescuers responded to The Wood at Greenland apartment complex. The two residentsMore >>
Two Murfreesboro residents have fire fighters to thank for possibly saving their lives Sunday night.