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NCAAF: Alabama vs. Miami in a 2012 opener at the Georgia Dome?

May 5, 2010 Comments off

Alabama played in the 2008 and 2009 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Games at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Now there’s talk of the Crimson Tide returning in 2012.

Gary Stokan, president of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, told the Miami Herald that he would like to match Miami against Alabama in the 2012 kickoff game. If not Alabama, he said, Auburn, Georgia or South Carolina would be opponents to consider.

Alabama defeated Clemson in the 2008 opener at the Georgia Dome and came back last season to defeat Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game.

Last week, it was reported that Alabama and Georgia Tech will postponed a home-and-home series. The two schools were scheduled to play in 2013 and 2014. Makeup dates have not been announced.

Miami athletics director Kirby Hocutt told the Herald that he wants to schedule a 2012 game at a neutral site. A game in Chicago against a Big East or Big Ten team also is being considered.

The 2012 Chick-Fil-A game would pay each participant $2.25 million, the Herald said.

“It’s something we would be interested in,” Hocutt told the Herald.

Tennessee and North Carolina State already are scheduled to play in one kickoff game at the Georgia Dome in the opening weekend of the 2012 season, according to the Herald. The proposed Miami game against Alabama or another Southeastern Conference team would be a second kickoff game that weekend.

Alabama defeated Miami 34-13 in the 1993 Sugar Bowl to win the 1992 national championship.

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Championship Breakdown, Great Hair Height, A+ for A-Rod,

January 7, 2010 Comments off

Even though the BCS has more flaws than Tiger Woods has mistresses (thanks, I’ll be here all night!), there is a title game tonight between unbeaten teams. And sure, we’d all like to see the Texas-Alabama winner play Boise State, but a champion will be crowned nonetheless. For the nuts and bolts information about the game, I suggest you check out SI.com’s college football page. Our coverage is led by Stewart Mandel, who is doing battle with an orangutan. As for the important information regarding the matchup, here’s what you need to know: 1) Underdogs are 22-10 in covering the spread this bowl season. (It could be 23-10 depending on what line someone got on the Penn State-LSU game.) So you may want to think twice before backing Alabama. 2) Holy Taco gives us a look at some female fans from each school. 3) Co-Ed Magazine pits the Longhorn cheerleaders vs. the Crimson Tide Cheerleaders.

Great Hair Height

Props to Milwaukee Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings. He’s bringing back the high top fade.

A+ for A-Rod

If the Miami Herald is accurate, Alex Rodriguez has done a solid job in moving on from Kate Hudson

Read the Quickly

I say read this quickly because the Gilbert Arenas story continues to move at a rapid pace. Before getting to the newest details, here’s the story on how the NBA tried to get the photo above, from Tuesday night’s Sixers-Wizards game, taken off the World Wide Web. As for Arenas, a Washington Post story has sources that claim he was actually trying to cover for teammate Javaris Crittenton, who had his own loaded gun in the locker room. Oh, and on top of all this, Arenas is featured in a new PETA ad.

Broadcaster’s Best?

Fanhouse has posted its Super 7 Announcing Awards, in which it recognizes the seven best of 2009 in seven different categories. If you disagree with the choices — and I know you will — don’t e-mail me. E-mail them. Remember, I’m not the one who is saying thatJoe Morganis the second-best analyst in all of sports.