While I don't think Florida State is on their way to a dynasty, I don't see anyone else contending with Florida State for two reasons: what they return and their schedule. That makes them good college football picks for next season.
Take your mind back, if you can, to the offseason of 2012, just after Drew Brees signed his new contract with New Orleans. That left two quarterbacks atop the free agent market—Peyton Manning, coming off of a lost season in Indianapolis due to a neck injury, and Matt Flynn, who had just thrown for 480 yards against the Lions in relief of Aaron Rodgers.
Well, another football season is behind us and for the first time in eight years, the SEC cannot say they are champs. However, they can say they had a team in the last eight BCS Championship games, and if you count the LSU-Alabama matchup, that is nine SEC teams than played for the BCS championship in eight years.
In the 2011 season, the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers experimented with using tablets instead of the traditional playbook. This year, most of the NFL will be on some type of tablet technology. There is more to this switch than simply the cool factor. This new technology may change the brains of this brawny sport.
Each and every year, the Pro Bowl voting is dominated by the superstars who have been there before—and by the hot rookies people are familiar with from college. Being a Pro Bowler is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy—once you make the Pro Bowl, you get the name recognition to return year after year, sometimes leaving other deserving players on the outside looking in.
Freezing winter storm created a lot of problems for the players in NFL games that were played on Sunday, 8th December. The NFL never gives a call to stop the game in mild snow or moderate stormy weather conditions. But, this time the snow was going on all the day and it had impacted several players.
Fashion and football may seem like polar opposites, yet for some NFL players, they co-exist on red carpet appearances and fashion magazine cover shoots. Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson are the NFL’s best players on the field, but which gladiators are considered fashion icons off the field?
Breaking news Wednesday had the Washington Redskins sitting Robert Griffin III down for the rest of the regular season, turning the offense over to Kirk Cousins. This is not directly due to injury, though Griffin has been taking his fair share of shots this season. It is, instead, perhaps somewhat of an admittance of guilt on the part of Mike Shanahan.
With just three weeks left in the NFL season, the playoff picture is finally beginning to come into focus. In both conferences, ten teams have legitimate playoff chances of one sort or another. While only three teams-Washington, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta-are mathematically eliminated, it would be a stretch saying that teams like, say, Jacksonville or Houston have any real chance of catching and passing the chain of teams ahead of them.
What a game we have to determine the national champions in the final season, and game, of the BCS era. Florida State has rolled over everyone and has been unchallenged all year long. Usually you have a week when you come out and just don't have it. Well, that has not been the case in Tallahassee in 2013.
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