Texas A&M plays Duke in the Peach, er, Chic-Fil-A Bowl. Thud. Duke? Seriously? I think Brent Zwerneman of the Express News nailed it with:
Texas A&M fans have pined to play Duke for decades. In basketball.
Yup. But it got me thinking. We live in a world where Duke is relevant in football. For the first time since (dare I write it?) Steve Spurrier was there.
So, why isn't David Cutcliffe being mentioned for bigger jobs? Or, more to the point, the Texas job? He's younger than Nick Saban, so age can't be it. He's been successful outside of Duke. And (little known fact), he has produced great proteges like Mike MacIntyre at Colorado.
He made Duke good. Duke! If David Shaw is on everyone's list for making Stanford good, why not Cutcliffe? It's basically the same school.
-6 12:00 PM CBS cincinnati
at GB??? 12:00 PM FOX Atlanta
at NE -10 12:00 PM CBS cleveland
at JETS -2.5 12:00 PM CBS oakland
at PHILLY -2.5 12:00 PM FOX detroit
at PITT -3 12:00 PM CBS miami
buffalo at TB -2.5 12:00 PM CBS
+3 12:00 PM CBS washington
minny at BALT -6.5 12:00 PM FOX
tennesseeat -12 3:05 PM CBS DENVER
-6.5 3:25 PM FOX arizona
giants at SD -3 3:25 PM FOX
at SF -2.5 3:25 PM FOX seattle
at NO -3 7:30 PM NBC carolina
*ATS in CAPS
On Monday's show, I talked about the disease that is spreading into every sports town in America. It's called National Nonsense. Unfortunately, we are not safe from the virus in San Antonio. Too much ESPN. Too many national sports talk radio networks. It's everywhere.
For the uninitiated, National Nonsense is when a story that is not remotely important becomes a huge deal for no reason. Then, it becomes the ONLY thing anyone is talking about. It's the lede on "Around the Horn" and "Skip Bayless and Screaming A Smith Yell At Each Other Show" (that's what it's called, right?).
National nonsense is delivering a huge body blow today. Jacoby Ellsbury just signed with the Yankees (everyone cares about New York!) for a billion dollars or something. It's super important because no player has ever gotten an overblown salary from the Yankees. AND Ellsbury played for the Red Sox! No player has ever left Boston to get more money in New York!! **AND** the Yankees said they were going to be fiscally responsible even though they could buy and sell every player in baseball just off the money they make from YES Network. Why won't they just act like the Oakland A's because that's ever been their M.O?
Coming up today on The Show, NOT this. Thank you.