I refuse to write about the Super Bowl for 2 straight weeks (which is what the NFL is going for with a bye week in between the Conference Championships and the Big Game). So, for this whole week, unless there is earth-shattering news, this is going to be a Super Bowl free zone. Since the news in the sporting world is pretty thin right now, I’ll be talking about other sports leagues/news. We’ll even discuss the NFL, just nothing about Super Bowl XLVI. That will be held up through at least the end of the week. So, no talking Super Bowl until the end of the week, ok? Ok.
The “breaking news” today was the Naval Academy joining the Big East in 2012. Does anyone see this as a desperate move? Look, I love the Naval Academy, but please, this does not help their automatic qualifier that they are so desperately (and rightfully so) trying to hold onto. If the Big East continues on this path, I can see the BCS yanking the automatic qualifier in the not-so-distant future.
On another front, it looks like Tampa Bay wants to go college. They were, and could still be, talking to Jim Tressel. Recently, they almost hired Chip Kelly of Oregon but he turned it down. Does Tampa know what they are doing? I would say no. Leave a comment about who you feel Tampa will hire as their next coach and let us know whether they should/shouldn’t hire an NFL coach or an NCAA coach.
That’s all for today. I will try to drum up a headline for tomorrow so I can get more traffic.