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The SEC Championship game usually has National Championship implications, and this year is no exception. In what amounts to a National semi-final, second ranked Alabama will tangle with third ranked Georgia, for the right to meet Notre Dame in the National Championship game on January 7.

Georgia enters the game as one of the hottest team in all of college football, winning their last 6 games, which included key wins over Florida and Georgia Tech. Alabama were shocked when Texas A&M defeated them in Tuscaloosa, but the Tide have recovered winning their last 2 games, while teams ahead of them in the BCS like Oregon and Kansas State suffered defeats.

While Georgia is playing well, they do have a reputation under coach Mark Richt, to fall apart in the big game. Quarterback Aaron Murray has been roundly criticized during his college career, of choking in key moments. Murray will have…

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Now that the regular season has ended for the majority of college football, many coaches heads have already rolled, and most of those are really no surprise.

  • Joker Phillips, Kentucky
  • Gene Chizik, Auburn
  • John L. Smith, Arkansas
  • Frank Spaziani, Boston College
  • Tom O’Brien, North Carolina State
  • Jeff Tedford, California
  • Derek Dooley, Tennessee
  • Danny Hope, Purdue
  • Jon Embree, Colorado

John L. Smith was only in his first year, but his reign was such a train wreck that he managed to take a pre-season Top 10 team to a 4-8 finish. Chizik went 3-9 at Auburn only two years removed from winning a national championship. Guess the SEC is the ultimate “what have you done for me lately?” league.

But there’s a lot more guys in both the college and professional ranks who have the Sword of Damocles hanging over them. Here’s a list of the guys we will be watching.

Let’s…

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This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.

Very recently, the Toronto Argonauts won the 2012 Grey Cup. It was an inspiring victory for the Argos, as they won Canada’s football title in front of their hometown fans. A sellout crowd at Rogers Centre, roared with delight during the Argos convincing win, over the Calgary Stampeders.

However, it was only three years ago, when the Argos were the laughingstock of the CFL. The double blue finished 2009 with a dreadful 3-15 record, which was by far the worst record in the CFL. Everything went wrong for the Argos that year, and no one in Toronto seemed to care.

It started in the offseason, when the Argos decided to hire Bart Andrus…

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There’s all sorts of polls out there for determining who is #1 in college football.  But what if college football determined its top dog the same way boxing did?  You are #1 until somebody beats you.  Rather that wait for next week’s BCS poll, we here at Dubsism have taken the boxing-style approach.

In other words, we went all the way back to the first college football game in 1869 and followed the winners to see every #1 in history under this method.  Just like in boxing, ties do not result in the champion losing the title, and there were certain games that were either  exhibitions or matches outside of Division I football which were not eligible to be title matches. Since the dawn of college football, there have been 1,461 “title fights;” here’s a list of every single one of them.

Having said that…here’s how we got to the…

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Tyler Raborn from Sports Righting.com was right…he said I would be updating this map regularly, and not even a week later, here we are.  Now that Louisville is the latest defection from the Big East, several new factors have come into play.

1) Don’t look now, but the ACC seems to be interested in making in-roads into SEC territory.  Kentucky joins Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as states split between the SEC and the ACC.

2) The Big East is in it’s death throes as a major conference.  It might as well just merge with Conference USA at this point.

3) Which conference is going to be the first to move into the vast expanse of Unconquered Territory?  We still consider Boise State to be available, because you know they are going to bail on the Big East just like TCU did. Not to mention, Mormon Notre Dame BYU is…

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