A college football playoff may be adopted starting in 2014. Without being able to complain about the lack of a playoff, the average college football fan will have five extra months of free time per year.
Bad news for Big Ten executives: The playoff may diminish the importance of the Rose Bowl. Good news for Big Ten executives: It may also diminish the importance of the Rose Parade, so you no longer have to feign excitement over 47 high school marching bands all playing the same song.
Nebraska got a commitment from Ohio four-star linebacker Courtney Love. I can already hear Brent Musburger’s annoying laugh. “That’s his actual name, folks — Courtney Love!”
Nebraska was leading a vote for where an ESPN “College GameDay” commercial should be filmed. It’s great that ESPN is letting viewers weigh in; now maybe we can vote if we want to get 32 Duke basketball games every year.
Kansas football coach Charlie Weis is having his team practice celebrating big wins. If this works out, Kansas football may start practicing blocking and tackling.
Iowans have selected a new Cy-Hawk trophy. The winning design received more than 7,000 votes. It puts in perspective how important this trophy is when you realize that Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll with about 4,000 votes.
The new Cy-Hawk trophy features team mascots in front of corn. It reflects “the rock solid values of Iowans.” In other news, the Omaha Lingerie League team and the Philadelphia Passion have decided on a fullback in red stilettos for their rivalry trophy.
At the NFL draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell enjoyed lengthy bearhugs with draftees. If Ndamukong Suh wrapped up a quarterback for that long, Goodell would suspend him for six weeks.
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, 28, became the oldest player ever selected in the first round. Ironically, he was only 26 when the first round began.
Janoris Jenkins, the first-round pick of the Rams, has two marijuana arrests, a bar-fight arrest and four children with three women. You know what the Bengals call a guy like that? “The player who got away.”
The Rams decided to take a chance on Jenkins after he made it through the first 15 minutes of the combine without getting arrested once.
An Iowa high school senior was escorted to her prom by a cardboard cutout of Tim Tebow. I don’t think anything like this has happened since I went to homecoming with that life-size, papier maché Farrah Fawcett.
The Charlotte Bobcats decided not to renew Paul Silas’ contract. There’s no stability in coaching. One 7-59 season and you’re out.
Tiffany Jones, the leading scorer and rebounder for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, is pregnant. The last time a pro basketball team featured a top scorer and rebounder who was eating for two, it was Charles Barkley.
And finally: Masters champion Bubba Watson is good friends with Justin Bieber. I’m not sure where Watson and Bieber met, but we can pretty much rule out a barber shop.