The 2013 college football bowl season is almost upon us. Here is a look at our bowl game predictions for all five BCS games this season.
2013-14 BCS Bowl Projections
January 6, 2014 – Rose Bowl – Pasadena, CA
Florida State Seminoles vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (more…)
All 32 World Cup qualifiers and seeds have been finalized and the field is set for Brazil in 2014. A scoreless tie between Uruguay and Jordan on Wednesday sealed the final entry into the World Cup field. We are now all set for the World Cup draw on December 6, 2013. The draw of course will be the final piece of the puzzle. After that we will know when and where everyone is playing.
Here is a look at the all the seeds for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
2014 World Cup Qualifiers (more…)
College basketball has officially started so lets look ahead the 2014 NCAA Tournament & Final Four schedule.
It may be a bit early but the heavy dose of college basketball this week has me already thinking of the tournament. We practically got a preview of the Final Four on Tuesday when 4 of the top 5 teams in the country played on the same court on the same night in Chicago. The United Center was hoppin’ with 4-5 projected lottery picks being featured in an early season showcase. Watching made me very excited for college basketball and the potential for madness this March and April.
The madness will officially begin the week of conference tournaments but it all comes down to who’s in and who’s out. The nation will find out on March 16, 2014 when the selection show is complete. After that, the real fun begins. (more…)
Its official, the Dallas Cowboys will play a game in London during the 2014 NFL season. It was announced by commissioner Roger Goodell on October 24th while he was actually in the city of London.
Although we don’ t know that date, we do know who the opponent will be. The Cowboys will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars next season as a part of the NFL International Series that was expanded to included 3 games in 2014.
The games will be as follows:
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions
Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders
London Jaguars? (more…)
The SEC Championship has a rich history of great football games and is consistently a showcase for NFL talent. In fact, the last 7 winners of the SEC Championship have went on to claim the BCS National Championship.
The national championship landscape will soon be changing with the introduction of the College Football Playoff in 2015. However, one thing we don’t anticipate changing is the dominance displayed by the SEC in college football over the last decade. SEC fans can look forward to a bright future full of great football. That will never change as long as Nick Saban and Les Miles are coaching in the SEC. (more…)
He’s already a 4-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl winner, and future Hall of Famer. But Peyton Manning is having his best statistical season, so far, in 2013. The Broncos are undefeated at 4-0 and Manning has thrown 16 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and has a passer rating of 138.0. Manning has completed an astounding 75% of his passes (117 of 156).
For the 2-2 Cowboys, Tony Romo is also having an excellent statistical season, especially when it comes to completion percentage, a career-high 72.4% (110 of 152).
Comparing Romo to Manning in regard to completion percentage, you could say it’s a dead-heat. But there’s a big discrepancy if you look beyond that single stat line. The true comparison comes when you look at the ‘average yards per attempt’.
Yes, Romo is completing over 72% of his passes, but the average yards-per-attempt is 6.7. Manning’s yards-per-attempt is 9.4. If you break it down even further to yards-per-completion, Manning’s number is even more impressive: 12.6.
In other words, Manning is averaging nearly 13 yards every time he completes a pass. Romo is averaging 9.2.
Basically, the stats show that Manning is throwing the ball down-the-field and Romo is throwing shorter passes. But that’s not the case. (more…)
How long has it been since the Pittsburgh Pirates made the playoffs? It has been 21 years since the drought began after their last division title in 1992. Not only have they not made the Playoffs, but they have also failed to record a winning season. Needless to say there has been some rough times during the summer in the “steel city”. At least the Pittsburgh faithful could rest their hat on 4 Super Bowl appearances and 1 Stanley Cup Final that yielded at total of 3 championships during that time.
A lot of things have happened in baseball since then as well. So in honor of the drought ending I have come up with a list of notable moments in baseball history since the Pirates have joined the postseason party. (more…)
You might want to know a few great places to eat in Arlington, TX while you are there for a Cowboys or Rangers game. It’s always good practice to have a few tasty places in mind when traveling to any destination. Let us offer a few words of wisdom to our travelers who have purchased one of our Cowboys packages or any other traveler passing through Arlington.
My selection comes from personal experience and taste. Please keep that in mind as you review my choices. I am definitely a carnivore so you will see a common theme here. (more…)
There are still some qualifying games left before the 2014 Brazil World Cup schedule is complete, but some teams have already claimed their spot in the World Cup. Among those teams is the Netherlands, Italy, and Team USA.
A rocky start to international play has turned into a wonderful stretch for the Americans. Surprisingly the opposite can be said for North American counterpart Mexico. Team Mexico is on the verge of elimination and faces the first World Cup absence since the nation was banned from competition in 1990. Team USA now appears to be the strongest representative from North America. Jurgen Klinsmann has the Americans playing better than ever and it would be nice to see them make a legitimate run in the 2014 World Cup.
In light of the recent Team USA World Cup qualification, I have prepared a look at the World Cup schedule as the tournament in Brazil grows closer to a reality. Please note that we do not know where each team will be playing yet. That information will become available after the World Cup draw in December. The one thing we do know is that Team Brazil should be A1 and will play the opening match in Sao Paulo. (more…)
Last night the college football season initiated the 2013 campaign. Ranked teams South Carolina and USC already claimed their first victims of the season with victories. This season has a little uncertainty around it when it comes to deciphering who is the best team. On Thursday we got a pretty good look at one of those teams in South Carolina. But are the Gamecocks and the “Ole Ball Coach” the best?
As a tribute to the new season I have ranked the 7 best teams in the country for Sports Traveler’s 2013 College Football Power Rankings. Spoiler Alert: This list contains mostly SEC teams, as you can imagine. Alabama seeks its third straight national championship and there are a few teams around the country that have the talent to knock them off the mountain. But it will most likely still be another SEC team. (more…)