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The Line King: No loss goes unrewarded

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  • Bama football team chows down on steaks or frank and beans post A-Day

    Bama football team chows down on steaks or frank and beans post A-Day

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:17:50 GMT
    Steaks for the winners. (Source: WBRC video)Steaks for the winners. (Source: WBRC video)

    It’s just another way that Nick Saban motivates his players: He reminds them each year around the time that the spring game is held that the players from the winning team will be eating steak the next Monday night while the losers will be eating beans. 

    It’s just another way that Nick Saban motivates his players: He reminds them each year around the time that the spring game is held that the players from the winning team will be eating steak the next Monday night while the losers will be eating beans. 

  • Bama football players receive their National Championship rings

    Bama football players receive their National Championship rings

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:59:03 GMT
    Alabama football players receive their National Championship rings. (Source: WBRC video)Alabama football players receive their National Championship rings. (Source: WBRC video)

    Exactly fifteen weeks after Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa found Devonta Smith streaking down the sideline at Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Crimson Tide players and coaches were on top of the world again. 

    Exactly fifteen weeks after Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa found Devonta Smith streaking down the sideline at Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Crimson Tide players and coaches were on top of the world again. 

  • Hurts struggles, Crimson beats White 24-12 in Alabama spring football game

    Hurts struggles, Crimson beats White 24-12 in Alabama spring football game

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:26:13 GMT
    (Source: Christina Chambers/Twitter)(Source: Christina Chambers/Twitter)

    The Crimson team outlasted the White team 24-12 in Alabama's 2018 A-Day game. The Crimson team scored three touchdowns, coming on a 1-yard run by Brian Robinson, a 65-yard pass from Mac Brown to Chadarius Townsend and a 46-yard pass from Jones to Xavian Marks. All of the White team's points came from field goals by Joseph  All eyes were on Jalen Hurts, who is in a tight battle for starting quarterback. With fellow QB Tua Tagovailoa out due to injury, Hurts had an opportunity to...

    The Crimson team outlasted the White team 24-12 in Alabama's 2018 A-Day game. The Crimson team scored three touchdowns, coming on a 1-yard run by Brian Robinson, a 65-yard pass from Mac Brown to Chadarius Townsend and a 46-yard pass from Jones to Xavian Marks. All of the White team's points came from field goals by Joseph  All eyes were on Jalen Hurts, who is in a tight battle for starting quarterback. With fellow QB Tua Tagovailoa out due to injury, Hurts had an opportunity to...

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  • LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-08-12 01:37:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:06:19 GMT
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
  • LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:15 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:15:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:36:51 GMT
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
  • LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-08-05 16:06:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:52:04 GMT
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. 
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. 
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  • Game winning shot rattles out, Ole Miss falls at Texas A&M

    Game winning shot rattles out, Ole Miss falls at Texas A&M

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-17 04:44:02 GMT
    Source: SEC NetworkSource: SEC Network

    Tyler Davis scored 20 points, including Texas A&M's final basket, and the Aggies defeated Mississippi 71-69 on Tuesday night for A&M's first victory in Southeastern Conference play this season. The Rebels' Breein Tyree missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that rattled in and out as time expired.

    Tyler Davis scored 20 points, including Texas A&M's final basket, and the Aggies defeated Mississippi 71-69 on Tuesday night for A&M's first victory in Southeastern Conference play this season. The Rebels' Breein Tyree missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that rattled in and out as time expired.

(RNN) - For the three people that actually read this, the Line King needed to update his bowl projections.

With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks like only eight teams will actually qualify for a bowl game.

That leaves Shreveport, LA, and Birmingham, AL, scrabbling for fill-ins, usually Sun Belt and MAC teams. While that may be a good deal for those two conferences, it raises the question: Why do Shreveport and Birmingham even have bowl games?

Aren't bowl games supposed to be a reward for a good season? And please note, a good season nowadays includes beating less than half of your conference opponents and one lower-tier program (preferably a bad lower-tier program).

Friday

LSU (-12.5) at Arkansas 2:30 p.m. ET

Finally and thankfully, the season comes to a none-too-quick end for the Hogs. Actually, this season ended last spring. Although historically Arkansas has been known to tip over the applecart now and then. Maybe not this Friday, but wow laying 12.5 is scary – do it.

Saturday

Georgia Tech (+14) at Georgia noon ET

A classic, classic opportunity for a letdown for the Dawgs, who are already in the $EC Ego Championship game. Tech could actually finish the season 6-7 and still go to a bowl, lose and finish 6-8 (see above). My goodness, take the Jackets.

Kentucky at Tennessee (-13) 12:21 p.m. ET

If there ever was a game were the free-flow of Bourbon was encouraged, this would be it. Both teams are so woefully inept, the Line King has offered to hold the Bourbon Barrel until either is worthy of keeping it. Taking Big Orange and laying 13 points is a dangerous thought, but so are bright orange pants.

Auburn at Alabama (-32) 3:30 p.m. ET

Bammer takes on its second FBS program in two weeks. Barn fans remind themselves THEY won the National Championship two seasons ago … the Line King has pointed out several times why they have tanked but has been ordered not to mention it again. My gosh, laying 32 is dangerous.

Florida (+8) at Florida State 3:30 p.m. ET

FSU has been complaining they aren't in consideration for the mythical national championship game. One only has to peruse their schedule to answer the question of why. The only powder puff missing is Barn. Are you kidding, take the 8 points.

Vanderbilt (-11.5) at Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. ET

Brainiac Bowl. Vandy has the slight advantage in SAT scores, but the Deacons have God on their side, and it's never wise to go against God on the road, but in this case let's roll the dice and lay the 11.5.

Missouri at Johnny Football (-22) 7 p.m. ET

For eight seasons these two teams wanted to face each other at the seasons end – in the Big 8 Line-Their-Pockets Game. Well they get their chance, only no trophy. The Line King never bets against Johnny Football, but laying 22 is scary.

Miss State (+1) at Mississippi 7 p.m. ET

It's the last chance for the Black Bears to go to Shreveport. Rumor has it the Independence Bowl executives will be in town … as game day officials. Ole Miss State has stumbled through this season, winning the games they should and getting thumped on games that matter, but +1? Are you kidding me?

This game doesn't qualify as a "matters" game, unless you are a Black Bear fan hoping to gas up the car and head to Shreveport – that ain't scary, that's just sad.

South Carolina at Clemson 7 p.m. ET

Talk about scary, SoCar is getting 4 points. Everyone knows the Line King is no $EC homer, but the ACC might be worse than the Sun Belt this year, so how can SoCar be the underdog? Seems like a no-brainer.

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