Josh Helmuth delivers the top stories from the past week in sports!
This past week the BCS crowned a new national football champion, as the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the former #1 LSU Tigers in convincing fashion 21-0. In fact, the Tigers didn't cross the 50 yard line until 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter and finished with just 92 yards total on offense for the entire game. As late as 24 hours following the game there were reports that LSU STILL hadn't left The Dome in New Orleans, as someone painted a 50 yard line in front of their busses and they couldn't figure out how to cross it. WAIt, who put that joke in there…must have been a Bama fan.
Staying in football but switching gears to the NFL, we are all set for Championship Weekend. With the 49ers stunning comeback win against the Saints and the Giants huge upset over the Packers last weekend, we will see the Giants take on the 49ers in San Francisco for the NFC championship. And with the Ravens and Patriots both winning last weekend, they will face off in New England for the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Pats Quarterback Tom Brady stated the Ravens are the 'best team we've faced. Funny he would say that, because his team, that went 13-3 went all season without defeating an oppenent with a winning record. The NFL is fascinating…….
In college basketball, Syracuse is #1 in the nation and still undefeated at 20-0, setting a school record for most consecutive wins to start a season. Head coach Jim Boeheim is at win number 876 for his career, tying him with Kentucky's Adolph Rupp for 4th place all-time. The win over Pitt on Monday night also gave coach Boeheim his 34th 20-win season, the most in division one history.
In the speed round, The St.Louis Rams hire Jeff Fisher as their new head coach, Magic center Dwight Howard broke a 50 year old record for most free throw attempts in a game with 39, and NCAA president Mark Emmert says he would support a 4-team playoff in college football.
Thanks for watching, have fun this weekend football fans, it'll be a big one. Catch ya next week here on The Sports Fix!