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No recent Cali or Iggy awards; Mr Irrelevant
Aug 15, 2011

Welcome to Repeal Day!

Repeal Day celebrates the day that brought the Twenty-first Amendment into effect, after the final state needed to ratify it did so. The amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, which had prohibited the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol. Although December 5 has long since been known as "repeal day," it was not officially celebrated as such until mixologist, bartender, and writer Jeffrey Morgenthaler shared his idea for the day in 2006. He believed it was appropriate to have a holiday celebrating the drinking of alcohol on the date, since the date had more of a direct connection to drinking than holidays such as St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo—days when drinking is quite popular. He also thought it made sense because it celebrated something that was protected by the Constitution of the United States. Furthermore he believed it was a day that anyone in the United States could celebrate, that the date fit nicely between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and that it could be easily celebrated by simply having a drink. The day has since become a registered trademark of The Museum of the American Cocktail.

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Insider Access: West Virginia (; McAllister)

CuseNation spoke with EeerSports' Chris Anderson to get the inside scoop on Syracuse's Camping World Bowl opponent, West Virginia.

Q: From reading comments of WVU fans, it seems many are disappointed in their bowl destination. Is that the case within the team and how will that impact their preparation?

Chris Anderson: I think there is. It seemed like a lock that West Virginia would be in the Alamo Bowl. West Virginia has never played there. They've never played in San Antonio. They've never played Washington State. The matchup between Dana Holgorsen and Mike Leach, with two of the nation's top three passing offenses seemed like a dream come true (outside of New Years Six and Playoffs, of course). It seemed like a no brainer. So for WVU to end up with a familiar foe and a familiar bowl sucked the life out of fans, players, and those within the athletic department.


Syracuse vs West Virginia Preview, December 28, 2018 | College Football at (

Syracuse 9-3
West Virginia 8-3

Friday Dec 28, 2018
5:15 PM ET
Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida

Miami Set For Rematch Against Wisconsin In Pinstripe Bowl (; Maxis)

In a weird twist of fate, last season’s Orange Bowl will have a rematch. This year, however, the game will be held in New York for the Pinstripe Bowl. The Wisconsin Badgers opened the year as the number four team in the preseason while the Miami Hurricanes were eighth. In addition to both teams not meeting the preseason expectation, the teams’ records are identical.

Both teams have also lost key players for various reasons that have impacted their season. Zander Neuville was expected to help replace tight end Troy Fumaglli, but was injured in the season opener. Quintez Cephus was suspended for the entire year and the Badgers receiving core hasn’t been able to replace his production. Miami has felt their own attrition this year losing two-star receivers in Ahmon Richards and Jeff Thomas.

The Offenses


Last year’s matchup saw Alex Hornibrook set his career high in passing yards against the Hurricanes defense. This season he has looked like a shell of his former self, struggling with injuries and interceptions. However, someone that hasn’t struggled is sophomore tailback, Jonathan Taylor. In 12 games, Taylor surpassed his legendary freshman numbers and is 11 yards away from 2,000 yards on the season. With the improvements in production, he’s also worked on his fumbling problems and only has two this season.



The pass/catch that determined the 2018 ACC Champion...

The 3 biggest plays in Clemson's drive to 4th consecutive college football Playoffs berth (; Gramlich)

Chase Brice on fourth-and-six

Fast forward to Sept. 29. Clemson was hosting Syracuse in freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s first collegiate start. Lawrence had been named the starter earlier in the week, and senior quarterback Kelly Bryant announced his transfer a few days later. Lawrence exited the game because of a head injury right before halftime. All of a sudden, Clemson’s fate was in the hands of freshman quarterback Chase Brice, who began the week as the third-string quarterback.

On a fourth-and-six play with Clemson trailing 23-20, Brice passed to Tee Higgins for a 32-yard completion and a first down. Five plays later, Travis Etienne scored the game-winning touchdown with 41 seconds to go. If Brice didn’t step up and convert that first down late in Clemson’s final drive, the Tigers turn the ball over and most likely lose the game.

30 Minutes in Orange Nation | WTLA-AM (; radio; Seth & Steve)

Steve and Seth discuss Syracuse’s matchup against Northeastern tonight. They then talk Cuse football’s bowl game against West Virginia including the possibility that WVU quarterback Will Grier doesn’t play in the game. Last, they debate whether their should be an expansion of the College Football Playoff.

Louisville Introduces Scott Satterfield As New Head Coach

How much will new Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield make? (; Sayers)

New Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield was given a six-year contract worth $3.25 million a year, according to details of the contract released by the school Tuesday.

Satterfield, 45, who was previously the head coach at Appalachian State, can also make up to additional $1.23 million a year in athletic and academic performance bonuses.

He also received a family membership to the University of Louisville Golf Club, $1,000 a month in car allowance, four club seats and two parking passes for home basketball games, and authorization to conduct summer youth football camps, among other benefits.

The contract was unanimously approved during a meeting of the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board of Directors on Tuesday.

The $3.25 million amount would have ranked seventh among ACC coaches in 2018, according to USA TODAY's database of college football coaches' salaries. Louisville's previous coach, Bobby Petrino, who was fired in November, made $3.98 million a year annually, according to USA TODAY.


Clemson lineman Christian Wilkins wins Campbell Trophy as top football player, scholar (

What already figured to be a milestone month for Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins began with a monumental moment Tuesday night in New York.

Wilkins was named the 29th recipient of The William V. Campbell Trophy. The award, sometimes known as the "Academic Heisman," recognizes combined academic success, football performance and community leadership. Wilkins received a 24-inch, 25-pound bronze trophy and a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.

The All-American from Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated in 2017 with a 3.33 GPA in communication studies, the first scholarship player in Clemson football history to finish school in 2 1/2 years, according to the release.

Later this month he will receive a Masters degree from Clemson, according to a news release. Then on Dec. 29, he will lead the No. 2 Tigers against No. 3 Notre Dame in one of the College Football Playoff semifinals in Dallas.

Chris Graham, Scott German talk ACC football coaching changes: Podcast (; podcast; Graham & German)

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham

Chris Graham, Scott German talk ACC football coaching changes

ACC Football Rx: 2018 Schedule vs. ACCN Needs (; HM)

The football inventory for the ACC Network channel will come from the Raycom + RSN + ACCX broadcasts. Here's a table of those games from the 2018 regular season. I've highlighted cases of more than one game in the same time slot (hint: it's over half of the games!):
BIG PROBLEM #1: Way too many FCS games in Week #2. Almost every ACC team played one FCS opponent this season. Three teams opened against an FCS, and two teams played one in Week #12 - as a prelude to Rivalry Week. One team smartly played one as a de facto bye in Week #4. However, half of all ACC teams (7 of them) played an FCS opponent in Week #2. The net result? There are too many games to televise them all. That means some games are essentially "wasted" on the ACC Network Extra. If these teams would simply schedule another ACC team in Week #2 - and play that FCS opponent later in the year, say during Week #8 - they would automatically get another TV exposure.

PROBLEM #2: Too many games in the noon time slot. This one is somewhat easier to solve, although it still requires cooperation from the schools. When there are 2 (or even 3 or 4!) games in the noon time slot, simple play one of them during prime time and put it on the new ACC Network channel. Still got double games in one slot? Move a game to Thursday on the ACCN (Friday if you absolutely have to). Expect to see a lot more Thursday night games - many of them on the new cable channel.

BOTTOM LINE: There's more than enough football inventory here for the new network, but the spacing of those games will have to change in order to show it all. No doubt ESPN has already been working with the ACC on this - that issue alone could have contributed to delaying the launch as future non-conference games had to be moved to accommodate a new TV schedule. We know what goes into making sausage isn't always pleasant - we just want to eat it!

ACC Football Rx: Links, news and rumors - 12/4/18 (; HM)

Cardinals Expected to Announce Scott Satterfield as next head football coach
Pending approval by the University of Louisville Athletic Association board of directors, the Cardinals are expected to announce around 4:30 PM today that former Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield will be the new coach of the Louisville Cardinals' football team.

Analysis of UNC Football Assistant Coach Hires
North Carolina football head coach Mack Brown announced three official hires to his coaching staff: Tim Brewster (assistant head coach and tight ends coach), Dré Bly (cornerbacks coach) and Tim Cross (defensive line coach). In addition to those coaches, Tommy Thigpen was retained and promoted to co-defensive coordinator and will continue to coach safeties. In a statement Coach Brown made it clear that he is hiring coaches who have the ability to recruit.

ACC Football Rx: 2018-19 Bowl Payouts (; HM)

Note that the Gator Bowl has the worst payout of all the ACC Tier 1 bowls...

Now that the bowls have made their selections, it's time for that annual tradition... bowl payouts:
BOTTOM LINE: With every other power conference receiving contract bowl money - except the ACC - we knew going in that this year was going to be a huge imbalance. It turned out to be a difference of about $36 to $58 million (or about $3.2 to $4.6 million per team). Last year the ACC was out front; next year will be about even - except for the conference which joins the ACC in the Orange Bowl, that is.

Rx: The ACC needs better bowls and a better Orange Bowl contract.

ACC Power Rankings: Bowl Season (; Hadrick)

ACC Power Rankings - Bowl Season

1. Clemson Tigers 13-0 (LW: 1), Week 14 Result: 42-10 W vs Pittsburgh, Next: vs Notre Dame 12/29 4:00pm ET

Clemson took care of business, winning their 4th consecutive ACC Championship and completing an undefeated season. They now focus on making it to their 3rd national title game in 4 seasons, with the also-undefeated Notre Dame standing in their way.

2. Syracuse Orange 9-3 (LW: 2), Week 14 Result: Off, Next: vs West Virginia 12/28 5:15pm ET

The Orange have an opportunity to showcase their high-powered attack against one of the elite offenses in the nation. The QB battle will be the focus, as Eric Dungey and Will Grier can air it out with the best of them.

3. North Carolina State Wolfpack 9-3 (LW: 3), Week 14 Result: 58-3 W vs East Carolina, Next: vs Texas A&M 12/31 7:30pm ET

A makeup game against local foe East Carolina gave the Wolfpack their 9th win of the season. Their quest for 10 wins now goes through Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl, who are coming off of a 74-72 thriller over LSU.

4. Boston College Eagles 7-5 (LW: 4), Week 14 Result: Off, Next: vs Boise State 12/26 1:30pm ET

Clemson vs. Notre Dame has potential to be a memorable Cotton Bowl (; Keepfer)

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney thought he’d seen pretty much everything and every venue that college football has to offer.

Then came the news Sunday afternoon that his team would be facing Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Dec. 29.

“I’ve been in college football for a long time and have never had the opportunity to experience the Cotton Bowl,” Swinney said.

Twenty-six days hence Swinney can cross that one off the bucket list, too.

“This is a big deal,” Swinney said. “They say Dallas is a nice place. We’re going to paint Dallas orange.”

The game sizes up as a battle for the ages. Both teams are undefeated – Clemson at 13-0, Notre Dame at 12-0 – with the Tigers ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoff bracket and the Fighting Irish No. 3.

There are plenty of similarities, including four common opponents: Wake Forest, Florida State, Syracuse and Pitt.


Tech’s Todd Stansbury addresses search, bowl slot in e-mail to donors (;Sugiura)

In an e-mail, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury gave donors and season-ticket holders a broad update on his search for a new coach Tuesday, saying the search process was ongoing.

Stansbury also addressed Tech’s invitation to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, a placement that disappointed players and fans who believed that the Yellow Jackets deserved to play in a more prominent bowl game.

It was part of a regularly scheduled communication to those constituent groups.

Since coach Paul Johnson’s decision to step down after 11 seasons, “I have been actively working to identify the very best fit for Georgia Tech,” Stansbury wrote. “That person will be someone who knows who they are, knows who we are, understands that Georgia Tech isn’t a “plug-and-play” situation and has a plan on how to be successful here. The only way to learn who best fits is through the interview process, which is ongoing.”

... (; Greaves)

Under the lights of Bank of America Stadium in Charlottesville North Carolina, the Pittsburgh Panthers gave a heroic effort against America’s best defense. Falling 42-10 to the 2nd ranked Tigers, the Panthers struggled mightily to pass the ball, as well keep the furious Clemson offensive specialists and defensive line under wraps. For the fourth-straight year in a row, Clemson has won the ACC while simultaneously clinching their fourth-straight appearance in the college football playoff alongside the likes of Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.

For the Tigers, it was ACC offensive player of the year Travis Etienne who shredded the Pittsburgh defense. Catapulting the tigers to a 7-0 lead off a 1st play, 75 yard touchdown run, Etienne finished the contest with 156 rushing yards on just 12 carries (13 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. In addition, Tiger receivers played an equal role in the Panthers demise, totaling 3 receptions for 36 yards and two touchdowns. Playing up to their pedigree, the Clemson defensive line proved why they are the best in the country- Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence both wreaked havoc in the Panther backfield giving Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett fits all night.

... (; McMurphy)

Alabama Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley will be named Maryland’s head football coach, sources told Stadium.

Locksley has agreed in principle to be the Terps’ coach and is expected to be introduced at a Thursday news conference, a source said. Tuesday, Locksley was named winner of the Frank Broyles Award, signifying the nation’s top assistant coach.

Locksley was one of three finalists along with Michigan Passing Game Coordinator Pep Hamilton and Maryland Interim Head Coach Matt Canada.

Locksley, 48, returns to Maryland, where he was the Terps’ interim coach in 2015. He also was Maryland’s offensive coordinator from 2012-15 and running backs coach from 1997-2002. A native of Washington D.C., Locksley is considered one of the nation’s top recruiters.

“Locksley has deep ties to the local community and relationships with former and current student-athletes and the Terp family near and far,” a source close to the search said last week. “He can seamlessly step in and provide an immediate impact in the DMV and help Maryland football to heal.”

Locksley replaces DJ Durkin, who was fired on Halloween after an investigation into the culture of the football program following the death of Jordan McNair. Locksley’s daughter, Kori was a friend and classmate to McNair in high school.


whopper-detour-fdce5ce0befd0996.jpg (PS; Herbert)

Burger King is offering a huge discount on its most iconic menu item, but there's a weird catch: You have to be near a McDonald's.

BK announced Tuesday that it's selling the Whopper for just 1 cent ($0.01) now through Dec. 12. The penny deal is part of a new promotion called the "Whopper Detour."

How to get yours:

According to a press release, Burger King customers need to do two things to get a 1-cent Whopper: Download the BK App on your smartphone or other mobile device, and drive to a McDonald's. Users who order a Whopper in advance on the BK App from a "McDonald's" will be "detoured" away from McDonald's and the app will direct them to the nearest BK for the deal.

The app says it will unlock the coupon once customers get within 600 feet of a McDonald's. Orders must be picked up from the nearest Burger King within one hour.

The stunt "works by geofencing McDonald's locations across the country," Burger King said in a statement. "If a guest is inside one of these geofenced areas and has the new BK App on their device, the app will unlock the WHOPPER sandwich for a penny promotion."

The company joked that it was "turning more than 14,000 McDonald's into Burger King restaurants. Sort of."
Thanks for the Clemson articles Tom.
so does this set the baseline for a new Dino deal?

more than 3.2 mill

a better car deal

4 seats at the 44 club.
The University of Louisville golf club looks fantastic.
That bowl payout article sure is an eye opener. And not in a good way. How does a playoff bowl only pay $6M but the non-playoff bowl pays $40M per team?

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