I have to admit, by halftime, I knew things did not look good for LSU, for which I am still sad about. They did not even show up to the game. Yes, they held Alabama to field goals for most of the game, but they never scored at all. Not even an attempt! At least Alabama tried. And scored! Now, no one remembers that LSU was #1 going into the game. Now, they end their season (which was undefeated until last night) as #1, with Alabama, obviously, #1.

Tigers, Tide look to be life of title party
LSU-Alabama: BCS title game halftime analysis
McCarron, ‘Bama claim the SEC’s sixth straight title
Alabama Beats LSU In BCS Championship Game 21-0
Alabama’s D embarrasses LSU as five FGs, late TD seal national title
After Defeating LSU, Alabama Overwhelmingly Ranked No. 1 In AP Poll
Alabama No. 1 in AP poll; Okla. St. No. 3

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Jasper Howard
Jasper Howard

Another tragic story in college football. Another rising star dead by the hand of another. Jasper Howard, starting cornerback for UConn, was stabbed to death after a school dance while on campus. So far there are no suspects in custody.

UConn had a victory Saturday at home against Louisville.

UConn Football Player Killed After On-Campus Stabbing
Terrible tragedy at UConn
Football Player Jasper Howard, 20, Killed in UConn Stabbing
UConn Defense Forces Key Turnovers
Police Search for UConn Football Player’s Killer
Police: UConn football player stabbed to death

Tonight begins the new college football season. It is very exciting! I wish I was going to the Utah-Utah State game, but it is sold out and I don’t have the money anyway. But I will be watching it on TV however.

Here are tonight’s games:

University of Utah Utes v. Utah State Aggies
Oregon Ducks v. Boise State Broncos
South Carolina Gamecocks v. North Carolina State Wolfpack

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Brandon Deaderick

It appears that his injuries are non-life threatening, which is a great thing. Thus far there are few details available except that Brandon was shot when an unidentified male tried to rob him.

UA Football Player Shot
UA Defensive End Brandon Deaderick Shot During Attempted Robbery
Ala. player Brandon Deaderick shot, wounded in arm
Alabama’s Deaderick shot in robbery attempt
Ala. player Brandon Deaderick shot in Tuscaloosa

crimson_tidelsu-iconI know that I am a fanatic for my teams. I have been in mourning since yesterday due to both of my teams (Bears and Steelers) losing, however, it is not a life-altering event. Nor would I kill someone over the loss or win. However, apparently Michael Williams apparently felt otherwise on Saturday after the Alabama-LSU game. Yes, it is easy to get caught up in the spirit of things, but to actually pull out a gun and shoot two people to death is irresponsible and stupid. I am sure that the family and loves one of Dennis and Donna Smith feel the same way right now. I hope that Michael Williams love of the Crimson Tide and college football is worth spending life in prison for.

Dennis and Donna Smith murder 11/08/2008 Evergreen, AL *Couple shot to death after argument over Alabama-LSU football game; Michael Williams arrested*

PLAYERS:


Chris Zorich – Notre Dame defensive tackle


Doug Flutie – Boston College quarterback


Anthony Thompson – Indiana running back


John Randle – Texas A&I defensive end


Jim Ballard – Mount Union quarterback


Dave Brown – Michigan defensive back


Jeff Davis – Clemson linebacker


Johnnie Johnson – Texas defensive back


Rex Kern – Ohio State quarterback


Ronald McKinnon – North Alabama linebacker


Ahmad Rashad – Oregon wide receiver and running back (known then as Bobby Moore)


Brad Rowland – McMurry halfback


Wilson Whitley – Houston defensive tackle


Reggie Williams – Dartmouth linebacker


Richard Wood – Southern California linebacker

COACHES:


Joe Paterno – Penn State


W.C. Gorden – Jackson State


Herb Deromedi – Central Michigan


Doug Porter – Jackson State who coached at Mississippi Valley State, Howard and Fort Valley State