Tag Archives: Tennessee

Sixteen Gets First NCAA Victory

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U May Be Cinderella

By John Ventola

March Madness turned into full blown insanity Friday night. For the first time a No. 16  tournament seed beat a No. 1 as UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) embarrassed this year’s top seed Virginia, 74-54. Continue reading

LSU And Bama To Use Bye Week To Heal And Prepare

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Secondary Adjustments Need To Be Made

By John Ventola

For the second straight week, LSU and the New Orleans Saints both won their games despite sloppy secondary performances. Whereas Tiger defensive backs were exploited this week because of coverage confusion and “let downs”, New Orleans gave up two touchdowns by way of “fall downs”, and one by letting a receiver loose for an uncovered stroll into the end zone. Continue reading

Few Surprises As 2015 NFL Draft Gets Underway In Chicago

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Winston Mariota Top Choices In NFL Draft

By John Ventola

Although a couple Collins families would strongly disagree, the first day of Chicago’s 2015 NFL Draft went pretty much as prognosticators expected. The nation’s two top collegiate quarterbacks, Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, were selected first and second, respectively, and the league’s 32 teams put their scouting and evaluation process into action mode as franchise needs were addressed based on player rankings. Continue reading

Oh My Oregon And Ohio State To Clash For CFP Championship

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Bowl Season Reveals SEC No Longer Dominant

By John Ventola

This much is clear after watching the bowl games through New Year’s Day. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has taken a major hit to the league’s reputation, and the first College Football Playoff (CFP) national champion will be a big, fat O. Continue reading

Alabama Versus LSU Game Annually Showcases Quality Talent

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Annual Matchup Usually Plays Major Role In Deciding SEC

By John Ventola

The annual football game between LSU and Alabama has risen to become one of college football’s most anticipated rivalry games over the past six decades. Ever since Paul “Bear” Bryant opened his first season as coach of the Crimson Tide by hosting Paul Dietzel’s Tigers in Mobile in 1958, the annual matchups have played significant roles in deciding SEC championships, and frequently, national championships. Continue reading

LSU Bombed While The Saints Use Brees To Open Their Parachute

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And The Beat Down Goes On

By John Ventola

If Louisiana football fans thought that the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers offered them some sloppy play in September, their first games played in October give them very little hope for significant improvement anytime soon. To say both teams have their fanbases puzzled and frustrated at this point in the season is an understatement, even though the Saints did manage to best underdog Tampa Bay in overtime today at home. Continue reading