Tag: Aggies

VOTE: Who is the REAL 12th Man of Football?

With just six days to go until Super Bowl XLVII , the phrase “12th Man” has been, well, inescapable lately. The Seattle Seahawks’ success this season has, whether football fans like it or not, engraved the phrase in our minds for Lord only knows how many seasons to come. From TV (cough ESPN cough) and Twitter to sports radio and newspaper headlines, we can’t get away from Seattle’s fandom. In 1984, Seattle retired #12 as a tribute to fans who made the Kingdome (the Seahawks’ former home) one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Now, before every home game kickoff, they...

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Is Boise State a sure bet to win the Mountain West Conference Championship?

The 2012 season was a bit of an odd one for the Mountain West. The conference had built a reputation as the best of the non-AQ conferences and home of the BCS busters. For years, Mountain West teams were in the BCS and national title discussions. In 2012, though, none of that was to be found. TCU and Utah had left for greener pastures, and perennial contender Boise State had to replace numerous stars like record-setting quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Doug Martin, and receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young. The Broncos still managed to go 11-2 in a...

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Well that was ugly. Notre Dame’s vaunted defense was no match for the onslaught that is the Crimson Tide as Alabama steamrolled the Fighting Irish 42-14 to capture its third BCS title in four years. Alabama drove right down the field on its opening drive and never looked back. It was 14-0 after one quarter and 28-0 at half. Notre Dame trailed 35-0 before finally getting on the board and ending Alabama’s incredible 108 minute-long BCS title game shutout streak. For the second straight year, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron came up big when it mattered most. Last year’s title...

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