A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Thursday, November 28 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-11-28 11:00:12 GMT
Well, it's that time of year again - the obligatory "I'm Thankful for" piece every so-called "journalist" is required to submit to their Editor. TLK is no different. 1. TLK is thankful for the opportunityMore >>
The Line King concludes another year of harshly worded critiques and surprisingly accurate assessments of college football performances. More >>
Thursday, November 21 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-11-21 17:00:32 GMT
(RNN) - College football is a game of emotions. Players are emotional – most actually play for the love of the game, not dreams of an NFL career and a fancy car with giant chrome wheels. CheerleadersMore >>
Friday, November 8 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-11-08 20:25:07 GMT
(RNN) - Well, this is about the fifth weekend of "Game of the Century" match-ups this season and I, for one, am tired of "Games of the Century". "Games of the Century" should be limited to one per century.More >>
How many Games of the Century were there last century? Bunches.More >>
Friday, November 1 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-11-01 16:03:37 GMT
Week 10 Well, we're officially half-way through the regular College Football season and about 4 months away from pretending to crown a National Champion. Even though a large number of teams are takingMore >>
It's a weak week for college football, but a great one for horse racing. Embrace what's beautiful, everybody.
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(RNN) - Well it's always good to get things off to a roaring start. The Line King posted an 8-4 mark in Week 1, but the real damage came on the fields of major colleges who paid six figures to lower division cupcakes that didn't read the clause about rolling over and losing.
The McNeeses scored 52 on South Florida, Eastern Washington thumped Oregon State, North Dakota State's 80-yard game-winning scoring drive ruined Kansas State's weekend and that wasn't even the biggest disaster. How about the red-headed stepchild of Illinois schools, Eastern Illinois, stomping San Diego State 49-10? Banished to the Isle of Ohio Valley Conference, they are now known for something other than the legacy of Tony Romo.
Looking ahead: The SEC has a slim week of interesting contests, but there are few others you'll want to keep an eye on.
Week 1 results: 8-4 ATS
Saturday, Sept. 1
Florida @ Miami +2: Miami has deemed this a "White-out" Game. When will schools learn these are usually epic failures, especially in stadiums where seats tend to outnumber fans? In this case, maybe Miami is banking on Gator fan apparel confusion. The Line King will roll the dice and take the ‘Canes.
Miami (OH) @ Kentucky -13.5: OK, how much lower can it get for Big Blue after losing to rival WKU? A rivalry game is usually predicated by one of the teams winning once in a while … in this case Kentucky. This team isn't Miami (FL) and doesn't have Ben Roethlisberger, so The Line King will spin the wheel and hope Kentucky can cover.
South Florida @ Michigan State -17.5: South Florida has officially joined the Wannabe Division of Florida football. If they rolled "Snake Eyes" in last week's crushing at the hands of The McNeeses, how can they handle the Spartans?
Oklahoma State -28.5 @ UT-San Antonio: Fun Fact - Okie State is trying to become the first school in NCAA history to participate in games held in Houston, San Antone, Lubbock and, if lucky, Dallas. Let it ride and take TBoone.
South Carolina +6 @ Georgia: Rumor has it the Home Depot in Athens has run out of "For Sale" signs. The Visor is Georgia's "Double Zero" and covers the 6 points, but if, IF the Dawgs fall short again, this could be the biggest mutiny in CFB history.
UAB @ LSU -33.5: UA's B team's lone, epic signature win was in Red Stick what seems like three decades ago during Nick Saban's first season there. This weekend's Daily Double – a Tiger cover and no For Sale signs on The Hat's lawn Sunday morning.
Arkansas State +6 @ Auburn: Oh boy, in what might turn into a scene from The Departed, the Red Wolves pull "Triple 7's" and send the Barn fans home with lots of toilet paper to spare.
Western Kentucky +13.5 @ Rocky Top: The Line King is still waiting for pictures of The Neck Brace pacing the sidelines last week. Maybe this week he will ride a Harley onto the field? Or both. Put it all on "Red" and take the Towels.
Alcorn State @ Miss State: Seriously?
Austin Peay @ Vandy: Austin Peay will officially take over Miss State's to-be-announced-shortly vacated SEC slot beginning next season. Vandy's fan is excited.
Toledo @ Missouri -10: After handling Fred McMurray State last week, the Tigers take on their annual MAC team (someone please send a memo to the MAC – we get it!!!!). It will take The Line King at least 15 years to remember Mizzou is in the $EC. OK, cash out and take the $EC's other Tigers.
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Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description forMore >>
One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-03 23:44:02 GMT
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in at the BCS national championship. The question is if either deserves to be there after a win in Atlanta.More >>
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in with undefeated Florida State and Ohio State taking the top two spots in the BCS standings. The question is if either deserves to be replaced in favor of the SEC champion. More >>
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