The University of Michigan is looking for the biggest possible name to take on the big task of turning around a cratered-out football program. But the best candidate, if not nearly the best-known, might just be one who's currently working about an hour away.
Days after Auburn's shocking, awesome comeback win against Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Toomer's Corner and the rest of town is still a happy, giddy, toilet paper-draped mess. Who would want to clean this up?
Grantland Rice's famed "Four Horsemen" column about Notre Dame's college football team is one of the most storied and legendarily purple pieces of sportswriting ever. So we translated it into American English, in an attempt to figure out what it's actually about.
With the College Football Kickoff(TM) starting tonight, we enter another year of shouty debates on the nature of amateurism in a multi-billion dollar industry, academic probations and players with glowing red flags attached to them sitting in the backfield of some of the nation's best teams. Michael Dyer may be one of those players, but why should coaches like Louisville's Charlie Strong care?
Sportsflicks is an occasional series that examines justly or unjustly forgotten sports movies. What better place to start than a William Peter Blatty-penned film featuring Arab stereotypes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Shirley MacLaine?