Alabama Crimson Tide (Football)

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    How Random Are NFL Drug Tests? Is Your Grandmother's House Random Enough For You?

    Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins probably thought his most embarrassing moment in sports was losing the 2011 Capital One Bowl to Alabama, 49-7. That was until the NFL made him take a urine test in his grandmother's house. Naturally, this odd arraingment has inspired a veritable golden s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Has the Manti Te'o Story Run its Course? Not by a Long Shot

    You know the state of sports journalism has turned to shit when the toughest interrogators on sports hottest issues are Oprah Winfrey and Katei Couric. Thursday afternoon Couric finally asked Manti Te'o the question that every sportswriter in the country has talked around: "Are you gay?" "No," Te' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Alabama vs. Notre Dame: Will It Even Be Close?

    The highest rated college football game to date was the January 2, 1987 Fiesta Bowl between Miami and Penn State. Tonight's BCS championship game between No. 1-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama should blow the Nielsens for that one away. These are, after all, the two most successful college footba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Tim Tebow: Do The Jets Really Need This Guy?

    ‚ÄčThe deal between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow is now complete.Halleluiah!Jesus' favorite quarterback will be wearing green next season in exchange for two draft picks -- a fourth-rounder and sixth-rounder in 2012 -- thanks to a deal that nearly fell apart in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Giants Beat 49ers in One of Most Improbable Games in Recent History

    In addition to being one of the greatest wins in Giants history, last night's 20-17 overtime win over the San Francisco '49ers was also one of the most improbable games in recent memory. Let's look at some stats: -- The Giants had no running game at all and were outrushed by San Francisco 150 to 85 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Atlanta Brings 'Fire and Smoke' to the MetLife Sunday

    If you're looking for a key to this Sunday's Giants-Falcons Wild Card match, let me suggest the man who will be the best receiver on the field -- with all apologies to Victor Cruz, a terrific player who might just be the Giants' MVP this year. But Atlanta's Julio Jones, named the NFL's rookie of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Heisman Goes to a Player in a Second-Rate Conference Who Played a Cheesecloth Schedule

    ​Do you remember Troy Smith, Chris Weinke, Ty Detmer, or Andre Ware? Do you switch on the TV when Matt Leinart's team is playing -- do you remember what team he plays for? Does your heart beat faster when you think of the pro careers of Danny Wuerffel, Ron Dane, Eric Crouch, Jason White, Gino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Jim Meehan's Top Five Cocktails to Celebrate Thanksgiving (with Recipes!)

    Let's face it: Thanksgiving is not only the tastiest holiday, but also one of the booziest. Maybe you're downing the cocktails because you don't have work on Friday, or because you can't bear the thought of actually having to go to work on Friday (Black Friday workers, we appreciate you), or because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Bubba Smith, Huge Guy On and Off Gridiron, Found Dead at 66

    Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at age 66 and took an awful lot of history with him. There were two primary reasons why Bubba Smith became such a folk hero while still in college, at Michigan State. The first is that the '65-'66 Spartans were the first major c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    If Auburn Wins Tonight, Its Title May Be Short-Lived

    ​If the Bowl Championship Series has accomplished nothing else - and most critics would argue that it hasn't - it has at least made the final title game into a national story as no college game, not even the Rose Bowl at the height of its glory - did before it. That makes tonight's title gam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    George Steinbrenner, 1930-2010

    ​"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Jockbeat: Tonight's BCS Championship Should Be A Lopsided Affair

    ​If you're a fan of any college football team except the Alabama Crimson Tide, tonight should be a good time to catch up on the holiday movies. In the Bowl Championship Series national title game in Pasadena, the number one-ranked Tide is favored over the number two-ranked Texas Longhorms by 3 ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    50 Years of Pissing People Off

    And that's just at the Voice. After half a century, Nat Hentoff is still a work in progress

  • News

    September 11, 2007

    New York's Fumble Recovery

    Why Rutgers deserves more New York love, and Notre Dame less

  • NYC Life

    April 17, 2007

    Eddie Robinson's Unlikely Pal

    Remembering the Grambling legend and his unusual friend

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    The BCS Mess

    Our Guide to the Bowl Championship Series

  • News

    January 2, 2001
  • News

    February 1, 2000

    A Bookie's Wild Week

    Hanging Out With a Bookmaker on the Super Bowl, Betting's Biggest Event

  • News

    December 21, 1999

    Game Misconducts

    College Football's Real-Life Top 25