Phog Nation Final Episode

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The “longest-running” sports talk show officially comes to a close with this final episode.

The Plot Thickens

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The current top 25 poll in NCAA football is drastically different from preseason. By John Griffin I’m starting to think that the preseason Top 25 is basically the equivalent of a crapshoot disguised as expertise and pseudo-analysis based on uneducated guesswork. How wrong was the press? USC was #1 – This was the most wrong thing since the conception of Lane Kiffin. The Trojans currently sit at #11. Alabama was #2 – Nick Saban is the honey badger of coaching. He don’t care. He just goes out and destroys his opponents until everyone looks stupid for suggesting someone was better than him, like the tiny, powerful football gnome-wizard he is. Bama has outscored their opponents…

Gridiron Gesticulations Week 1: Sloppy Starts

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By John Griffin So, the Charlie Weis era of Jayhawk football began with a victory. What else happened around the world of college football? Well, prepare for a dollop of creamy knowledge to be dropped onto your crunchy, tortilla brain. Sloppy Top 25 Really, #4 Oklahoma? You beat UTEP 24-7? You needed a pair of 4th quarter touchdowns to put away the Miners? #9 South Carolina: You won 17-13. With 69 yards passing. Against Vanderbilt. Do I have to elaborate? Okay, I do. SC quarterback Connor Shaw had a tough performance, returning to the game after an injury sidelined him. But it’s not like he was lighting it up before he was hurt. #12 Wisconsin:…

Gridiron Gesticulations: 2012 Expectations

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by John Griffin Like a tidal wave of sweaty, manly, American goodness, college football season descends upon us, determined to sweep us away in a torrent of fandom, hype, and greasy stadium nachos. Before the season officially kicks off this Thursday , here are a few things to expect this year: 1. The Jayhawks will be improved.  Don’t expect any miraculous turnarounds, but Charlie Weis should be a great hire for KU. The talent and knowledge of the system will take time to solidify, but the Jayhawks’ scoring attack should be reinvigorated under Weis, who has a track record of success with almost every offense he’s run. 2. Steve Spurrier will throw things. Spurrier throwing his…