Archive for December, 2010

December 31st, 2010

The College Football Researchers Association has elected the Florida State Seminoles as its 1999 college football national champion. 

Here is the first-place voting breakdown for this season:

  1. Florida State (12-0)- 13 votes
  2. Marshall (13-0)- 2 votes

This CFRA poll is similar to CFRA’s 1999 national championship poll, in which the BCS champ received 13 first-place votes and a non-AQ unbeaten received the other two. 

I hope you will continue to follow the CFRA’s retrospective championship project in which a different champion will be revealed and recognized each day from December 26th until the night before the title game.  For more information about the CFRA and its retrospectively-elected champs, please go here: http://sportsentiment.com/2010/12/20/cfra-retrospective-national-champions-to-be-crowned/.  The official site of the College Football Researchers Association is: www.cfrapoll.com.

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December 31st, 2010

Another year has come and gone at Goon’s World. This year was the most successful date as we had 456,000+ visitors. I personally would like to thank everyone that stopped by to read our blog … At the bottom of the blog I added the Popular Posts widget and the most popular blog post of the year was Halak scores on himself, which incidentally or maybe it was accidentally made Fox Sports, there was 10,000+ hits on that article for one day… I woke up the morning after I submitted that blog post and looked at the stats and said, “what’s going on here?” Blogging is a lot like life, you really never know what article is going to be popular or which one is going to be a dud, you just kind have to go with the flow. I also, have thank YardBarker has been very good to Goon’s World.

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December 31st, 2010

We’re back!  It’s the holidays and that means the bowl season is in full swing. Justin and I review the early bowl games, the Ohio St. suspensions, and discuss our playoff proposals.

http://68and16sportscast.tumblr.com/

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December 31st, 2010

It’s been another year and somehow you keep coming back for this crap day in and day out.

Thanks?

We’ve had fun bringing you all sorts of material in 2010 and the fun won’t stop in 2010. We’ve already got some ideas simmering for the next couple of months that I think you guys are going to enjoy. So for the last time in the ’10, let’s do the Friday Links and get ready to bring on ’11.

First–

The hit single people are still buzzing about:

Now that you had to endure that one last time, we owe you some links…

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December 31st, 2010

It wasn’t long ago when Andy Dalton, dressed in his causal attire and madly fell in love with Southern California, sent a text message bragging about his arrival at Disneyland on Sunday afternoon. He looked very excited, he smiled heavily, his eyes widened and he wildly celebrated at the Happiest Place on Earth.

From there, of course, he mingled with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on a brisk afternoon, thinking back of the memories from an unthinkable season that transpired in the weak Mountain West. Realizing that he’s verified as the savior for the third-ranked Horned Frogs, proudly serving as the quarterback to illustrate one of the most remarkable seasons in school history, Dalton is one of the disregarded athletes in the sport.

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December 31st, 2010

Last year in this entry, I rant and raved about how bad my sports year had been.  This year was better, but it had the potential to be amazing.  It can be called the year of the near-miss.  Once again Andy Murray fell just short of winning Wimbledon.  Butler almost shocked the world and beat Duke.  A non-AQ team came within a hair of making the BCS title game.  And my South Carolina boy Dustin Johnson should have won two majors but instead won zero.  Nevertheless, I did have my fair share of good moments, and I have listed my 10 best and 10 worst below.  Keep in mind that these are given from a purely subjective viewpoint.  When I say “best/worst moments” I’m not talking about great or horrible sporting events.  I’m talking about moments that affected me the most positively or negatively.

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December 31st, 2010
Grand Forks Herald Photo

As I posted on twitter the UND Fighting Sioux ruins the Bulldogs building opener. UND is now 3-0 and has scored 15 goals and given up only 4 goals in inaugural games/weekends.

To take a quote from the Viking’s quarterback Brent Favre, “the pieces are in place.” I do think this year’s Fighting Sioux hockey team is one of the better teams that Fighting Sioux head coach Dave Hakstol has had here at UND, that’s including the teams that had Stafford, Oshie and Toews, this year’s version of Sioux has the UND Fighting incredible depth and are getting great play from all four of the forward lines. Defensively, the Fighting Sioux are getting to be very difficult to play against and held the FCC line pointless in tonight’s game. The Sioux didn’t look like a team that had been off for a week and a half.

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December 31st, 2010

It’s a strange week of picks, given the NFL slate that features contenders with horses already in the barn. So we’ll go heavy on the bowls to compensate. Here are this week’s picks:
Note: Picks made on Wednesday 12/29

NCAA
Baylor -1.5 vs. Illinois
Oklahoma State -6 vs. Arizona
North Carolina -2 vs. Tennessee
South Florida +6 vs. Clemson
Notre Dame +3 vs. Miami
UCF +7 vs. Georgia
Florida State +3 vs. South Carolina
Michigan State +10 vs. Alabama
Florida -7 vs. Penn State
TCU -3 vs. Wisconsin
Virginia Tech +3.5 vs. Stanford
Ohio State -3.5 vs. Arkansas

NFL
Tampa Bay +8 vs. New Orleans
Indianapolis -10 vs. Tennessee
Washington +4 vs. N.Y. Giants
St. Louis -2.5 vs. Seattle

Last week: 2-2 college, 3-2 pro, 5-4 overall
(Note: 2 of last week’s picks carried over to this week)
Season: 46-58-2 college, 53-60-5 pro, 99-118-7 overall

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December 30th, 2010

The College Football Researchers Association has elected the Tennessee Volunteers as its 1998 college football national champion. 

Here is the first-place voting breakdown for this season:

  1. Tennessee (13-0)- 13 votes
  2. Tulane (12-0)- 2 votes

The 1998 season was the inaugural year of the BCS, and while Tennessee was the unanimous champ in the Coaches and AP Poll for that season, undefeated Tulane was able to garner two first-place votes in the ‘98 CFRA poll.  This marks the first-time in this retrospective championship series that a non-AQ team has received first-place votes.

I hope you will continue to follow the CFRA’s retrospective championship project in which a different champion will be revealed and recognized each day from December 26th until the night before the title game.  For more information about the CFRA and its retrospectively-elected champs, please go here: http://sportsentiment.com/2010/12/20/cfra-retrospective-national-champions-to-be-crowned/.  The official site of the College Football Researchers Association is: www.cfrapoll.com.

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December 30th, 2010

Here is the hit that Zach Kassian put on Czech defenceman Petr Senkerik. For the hit Kassian was given a 5 minute major and a match penalty which carries an automatic game suspension. Kassian was given an extra game suspension by the IIHF and will have to sit out another game for team Canada when they play the Sweds.

Read the full original article…

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