The unique perspective and provocative opinions of Joe O’Neill
All Saints Day: Was that a Bucs debacle for the ages or what? A prime time, national game with Super Bowl and Tom Brady buzz devolves into a 38-3 loss to New Orleans–the worst home defeat in team history. Good teams with Super Bowl potential lose games, but they rarely, if ever, get humiliated. “Truly stunning,” as NBC announcer Al Michaels labeled it. And that was an understatement.
The skewed college football season is reflected in the AP rankings. Coastal Carolina and Marshall are ranked ahead of Oklahoma, Michigan, Penn State, Southern California, Texas and Auburn. And let’s not forget Liberty, now ranked in the top 25—even if Jerry Falwell Jr. isn’t celebrating.