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Midweek Books: The saga of Saturdays in the fall

TweetOn Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author. Today my focus is on the college football season that officially kicks off Thursday. In the coming weeks new books will be featured here about the NFL.
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Michael [...]

The difference .009 makes

TweetThe Bowl Championship Series computer spit out an extremely tiny difference between second-place Alabama and third-place Oklahoma State in setting up the all-SEC rematch many are dreading. (Officially, the computer gap is .0086, but who’s counting? The math still edges out the Cowboys.)
Oklahoma State’s fatal flaw, Gregg Doyel asserts, is that it’s not in the [...]

BCS taking some kicks in Washington

TweetA D.C.-based interest group — and those are rarely up to much good, right? — is complaining to the Internal Revenue Service that the Bowl Championship Series is violating its tax-exempt status with a whole host of alleged shenanigans.
I’m all in favor of getting to an honest way to determine a college football national champion [...]