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Posts Tagged ‘College Football’

Win Tickets to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

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Fight HungerWould you like the opportunity to go to San Francisco to watch the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between Nevada and Boston College on January 9th?  What would you say if the tickets were free?  Further, what would you say if, by entering our little contest, you’re also helping raise awareness for fighting hunger?  Good football on the west coast and the chance to help those less fortunate?  Sounds like a win-win, and if you’d like to be apart of the contest, all you have to do is hop on Twitter, follow @IntentionalFoul, and re-tweet the following:

@IntentionalFoul #KraftFightsHunger Win Hunger Bowl tickets and hotel accommodations!! http://bit.ly/hSU2RP

If you aren’t apart of the Twitter revolution, you can also enter by commenting on this post.  Winners will be chosen tomorrow afternoon (sorry for the short notice). If you’re not anywhere near the San Francisco area, Ticket Solutions will supply you with hotel accommodations for Saturday and Sunday!

Read more about free tickets and fighting hunger with Kraft Foods >>

Where Do Foam Fingers Come From?

You know those “We’re No 1″ fingers you see at every sporting event in the world? Where do these things come from? From foam monsters, of course.

Foam Monster
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Apparently, they cut them off at the game and make the monster suffer through the indignity.

Originally found here (via here).

College Football Helmet Quiz

LSU and OSU

Here’s another little something to tide you over until it’s time for teams like the Tide to roll. I’m talking about college football season, of course. What we have is a neat little quiz (two parts) of 50 football helmets from various schools presented in the Excel format. The first part is probably a little easier than the second and it looks like the helmets were taken from this incredible site, the Helmet Project.

I originally found the quiz in this thread but I think it originated here.

Quiz 1
Quiz 2

Be sure and post your scores below (48-50 and 45-50 for me) and if you can’t remember what team a certain helmet belongs to, be sure and check out The Helmet Project — although, you are going to have to forgive the frame website presentation. If you know of any other quizzes like this, be sure and share them with me.

Hey, there’s only 42 days until kick-off. Hopefully, the helmet quiz can help the time go by a little faster.

The ESPYs = The Dog Days Of Summer

ESPYs

ESPN’s ESPY award show was filmed last night (will be shown this Sunday) and it’s a good reminder that we, as sports fans, are fully in the grips of the summertime sports blues. While the sporting world waits patiently (or not) for college football to return, we are left with some average soccer as the MLS continues to defy the odds and keeps existing. OK, that’s a little harsh, but still, the fact remains — the MLS is obviously not the EPL. Not even close:

It was very different,” Beckham said. “I haven’t been involved in a game like that since I was 9 or 10 years old, where there were so many goals.”

- David Beckham talking about the 5-4 LA/NY game from last year

We are also waiting for MLB to get closer to its conclusion; or at least for a time where it’s not the only show in town.

If you aren’t a baseball purist (and there are plenty in the sports blogosphere) then all you can do is wait. Fortunately, we do have the 2008 Summer Olympics coming up but the interest isn’t what it used to be. Whatever. I’ll be fine watching Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt go at it to determine who actually is the world’s fastest man. Of course, there are the team sports in the Olympics as well.

Things like basketball, soccer and baseball are represented and should generate some buzz. However, in order to enjoy the Olympics this year, you’ll probably have to get up at the butt-crack of dawn (13-hour time difference from Kansas City) to see many of these events live — or you could wait for NBC’s evening/pre-taped coverage. By then, you’ll probably already know who won the event you’ve been wanting to watch.

For you golfers out there, The British Open started today, but if a golf tournament is played without the presence that Woods guy, will anyone be around to watch it?

So what we are left with is essentially our ability to be patient. Be patient for the return of football. Be patient with the MLB and its seemingly never-ending march towards the postseason; because, the closer it gets to the World Series, the closer we are to football and basketball returning. In the meantime, we simply have to tolerate the Brett Favre stories of the world — and just think, NFL Training Camps haven’t even opened yet.

Lord knows what the reaction will be like when the Packers begin. Can you say, “media circus?” I thought you could. For now, try and enjoy the upcoming Olympics. Yes, I know the coverage is going to be hard to keep up with but 08 Games have a number of storylines worth following.

Think of it like this — the Opening Ceremonies are on August 8th and the Closing Ceremonies are on the 26th, which is a Tuesday. College football kicks-off the following Thursday. If nothing else, you can use the Olympics as an unofficial timekeeper, counting down the last few days before Tim Tebow takes over the sports world.

BCS = Bad College Stupid?

There are a lot of opinions about the NCAA’s use of the BCS to decide their national champion in college football and most of them are not very supportive. In fact, most commentary throws this particular method under a bus, hoping it will get crushed under the wheels, making way for a playoff system. While it’s doubtful this will ever happen in my lifetime, hoping for a brighter future isn’t a bad thing.

One such noted commentator has thrown his hat into the argument ring and has decided to share his feelings about the BCS. If this upcoming little diatribe doesn’t inspire change in the NCAA, there really is no hope for a non-BCS world in D1 college football. The commentator I am referring to is, of course, Carl from the Aqua Teen Hunger Force clan. Carl is not one to shy away from sharing his opinion on all things sports and in his latest rant, he turns his considerable focus on the Bowl Championship Series.

And hey, if Carl’s dreams do come true, we won’t have to deal with names like “Football Bowl Subdivision” and go back to more logical designations like, oh, I don’t know, Division 1… Anyway, enjoy Carl’s rant.