For years and years, CBS has been broadcasting sad, orange football games between the Bengals and Browns that no one wanted to see. Today, Johnny Football makes his NFL debut as a starter while both teams are still alive in the playoff race ... and Fox gets the game. Ouch, CBS.
Week 14 is a week of reckoning in the AFC.
There's a clear main event at 1:00, with the 7-3 Lions traveling to see the 8-2 Patriots. Then 4:00 gives us co-main events with the 6-4 Dolphins at the 7-3 Broncos and the 9-1 Cardinals at the 6-4 Seahawks. This is solid.
I'm starting to think Florida State is just trolling all of us and will get into the playoffs and destroy everybody, 63-0. They have to be doing this on purpose.
Poor Melvin Gordon ran through a stout defense last week for 408 yards, an all-time FBS record. The single-game FBS rushing champ got to wear that crown for a week.
This will be an interesting task for the playoff selection committee.
The following things happened to the Denver Broncos today:
There are four games today between teams that both have a record of 6-3 or better: Seahawks @ Chiefs at 1:00, Lions @ Cardinals at 4:25, Eagles @ Packers at 4:25, Patriots @ Colts in the night game. There's high-stakes football all day long, so pace yourself.
It seemed like Mississippi State came into this game with some extreme tightness in the butthole area. The first score of the game was an Alabama safety, and Dak Prescott didn't seem much like the Dak Prescott we've grown to admire. They ended up spotting Alabama 19 before they got a field goal to close the half.
Melvin Gordon only played three quarters today, because his Wisconsin Badgers no longer needed him when they went up 52-17 over Nebraska. But that's okay, because in that three-fourths of a game, Melvin Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson's all-time FBS single game rushing record with 408 ground yards. Tomlinson's old…
Kansas forced a turnover on the subsequent kickoff, too. This is something that's really happening.
TCU has just one turnover and two penalties, so they haven't been shooting themselves in the foot. Kansas is just beating them. It's weird.
Ohio State, not currently being warmly embraced by the pollsters, could have probably used some style points today. The weather and the opponent combined to make it not that kind of day.
Nuggets rookie Gary Harris, having missed the first seven games of the season with an injury, played in his first NBA game last night. His mom was there to see it. Kind of.
The third-ranked Florida State Seminoles are just 2½ point favorites against the unranked 6-3 Miami Hurricanes tonight. That doesn't make any sense, but let's go with it. Hooray for playoff chaos.
Top to bottom, it's the best single day of football we will have this college football regular season, and you can enjoy this one even if you'd rather steer clear of the SEC. Get your windbreaker tucked into your trousers and let's figure some things out.
You are getting to be a real eyesore, noon college football schedule.
Morning football feels weird, and I don't understand how you West Coasters have adapted to this.
The Pitt Panthers began playing football against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 3:30 EST today, and by 4:00 EST, they were losing, 28-0. That does nothing to tell you just how rotten-anus awful that half hour of football has been.
Three days from now, we'll get the first ever rankings from college football's playoff selection committee. No one's going to like them.