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GEORGIA v. LSU BY THE NUMBERS

leatherhelmetblog.com - At the risk of being misidentified once again as either a techie or the next President of the United States by the guys at Sports & Grits, I once again take to the old Excel spreadsheet to analyze Georgia’s 2011 ...

JOE PATERNO, EDMUND BURKE, BILL CLINTON, VINCE DOOLEY, AND MARK RICHT

leatherhelmetblog.com - When a person, business, church, organization, or college athletics program holds itself out as a paragon of virtue, and it then turns out to be not so virtuous, its fall comes fast and far. The bigger they are, the harder ...

MIKE SLIVE’S SECRET REASON FOR CONFERENCE EXPANSION:

leatherhelmetblog.com - So, why is Southeastern Conference expansion so desirable? If the goal is to increase the number of eyes to watch SEC football and basketball on TV and bodies in stadiums and coliseums, won’t southern population increases, by themselves, take care ...


WVU v. Louisville for Big 12 Slot

leatherhelmetblog.com - Questions about conference stability were soon to be a thing of the past. Big 12 members agreed to a grant of television rights that would secure members anywhere from 6 to 10 years. The dysfunctional conference of bickering programs seemed ...

More Fun Florida Facts

leatherhelmetblog.com - Most sports fans, including many Florida fans, mistakenly believe the Gators are directly named after the reptile. Most University of Florida authorities, however, recognize that the Gators football team was not, in fact, named after an animal, but rather after ...

No Divisions, No Sweat – Rescheduling the SEC

leatherhelmetblog.com - There is no more reason to have divisions in football than basketball, particularly if the conference is 14 teams. The top two teams make it to Atlanta, as it should be, and the bowls pick without regard to divisions, ...


Recruiting Issues Solved: The Residency Model

leatherhelmetblog.com - So on the surface this may see a little complicated, but this system has been used to place graduating medical students with residency programs since 1952. Basically it works similar to pledging the greek system. An individual ranks ...

DROP THE BALL? GRADING MARGOLIS

leatherhelmetblog.com - Big-time college atMoney_Storm-thumb-300x255-12950hletics must die because they are hopelessly and irretrievably incompatible with great universities’ missions of education, research, and service. So claims University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill professor Lewis Margolis in his article Drop the Ball published ...

PAC 12 Whining About SEC Schedules

leatherhelmetblog.com - PAC 12 blog sec_pinwheel_240x247The Duck Stops Here speaks for many, if not all, west coast football fans when they complain that the SEC does not deserve its reputation as the dominate force in NCAA football because SEC schools play only ...

Time To Adjust You TV Set

leatherhelmetblog.com - Let’s say you have $3 Billion you want to spend to buy a 12-year contract to televise an Automatic Qualifying conference’s football games. Which one of the following six A-Q conferences’ television rights would you want to purchase for that ...