Get ready for this year's game of the century, coming Saturday from College Station. It's Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel playing host to Alabama. The Crimson Tide opened as 7-point favorites and the number has been climbing.
Not everybody is down on Johnny Manziel for his antics in the second half of Texas A&M's victory over Rice last Saturday. Here is an image floating around the twitterverse of A&M president R. Bowen Loftin.
Baylor coach Art Briles won't let Robert Griffin answer a question about what was said in a postgame conversation between the quarterback and Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman. Was Briles right to step in, or was he being a jackass and why did it matter where the reporter was from? Vote below:
Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon goes for the extra "photo juice" by holding the ball out for all to see before crossing the goal line. He fumbles and the ball rolls through the end zone for a touchback.
New York Post media critic Phil Mushnick loved every second of it. He writes: "Incredible, impossible — if not for the fact such absurdities now occur every weekend, high school, college and pro."
The Pacific 12 announced Tuesday night that it would remain a 12-team league, ending the expansion talk that included Big 12 members Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
It's the second year in a row Pac-12 had flirted with the four schools and like last year, the deal-breaker was Texas' reluctance to share revenue from the Longhorn Network. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is said to have met last weekend with officials from Texas, but the Longhorns' financial demands simply did not fit into Scott's "culture of equality."
That left Oklahoma and Oklahoma State as possible additions, but with little discussion it was determined that expanding to 14 teams was awkward and not financially worthwhile.
An earlier report had Oklahoma demanding the ouster of Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, pictured above, as part of a deal to keep the Sooners in the league. But when the Pac-12 slammed the door, Oklahoma appeared to lose its bargaining chip. For the time being, Beebe still has a job.