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NCAA: The Playoff Committee got it Right!

Less than a week removed from the final playoff rankings were announced and it is safe to say the playoff committee got it right. The top four teams, Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State made their case throughout the year and this post is not meant to defend the selection, but instead to offer support to why the committee is correct in their selections. TCU and Baylor are terrific teams and both had a great season but unfortunately they play in a conference that no longer has a championship game. The obvious point being made is each of the four teams in the playoff rankings won their conference championship but what if the two 1-loss teams in the Big 12 were Oklahoma and Texas? Would Ohio State still get the benefit of the doubt from the committee?

Lucky for Barry Alvarez he did not have to present that argument against Texas or Oklahoma, Baylor and TCU’s non-national relevance made the argument for the Big-10 representative behind closed doors easy. If TCU and Baylor want to make a case for why they should be in the playoff, they should start by asking why the Big-12 has not grown the conference since the departure of Texas A&M, Missouri, Colorado, and Nebraska? Filling in two teams has not been easy for the Big-12 and the conference is not as powerful as it once was.  12 teams would allow for the conference to introduce a championship game again and therefore making the committee’s decision next year even harder but why is it so hard to get two teams to join the conference. Would the two teams that join the conference actually help in the strength of schedule or power rankings? What teams might be interested? Boise State? UTSA? I challenge you to comment on the blog and give an idea of who might help the Big-12.

The argument is not why the committee selected the final four, but instead what does the Big-12 need to do going forward to ensure this does not happen again and more importantly does not happen to their sweethearts, Oklahoma and Texas.

Thank you again for reading and being a fan of Sports Grind. In order to offer clarification from yesterday’s introduction, JQ is the marketing/social media partner at Panacea Enterprise. With a history of sports writing and blogging for TexasFandom, Stadium Swagger, and FantasyPros as johnnyq2000 my goal is to infuse a more interactive blog for Sports Grind. We would like to reach a national audience while providing new avenues to dialogue with Calvin, Rudy Jay, and Salami. Like my fan page or connect with me on twitter.

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Sports Grind stands strong in San Antonio with an amazing program and the best fans around the world.  Calvin enjoys talking with his fans, Rudy Jay’s post game spurs reports are outstanding and Salami’s statistical knowledge makes this trio the best in the industry. So with great honor, I would like to introduce myself, JQ.  I am the newest member to the Sports Grind Entertainment off-air personalities. My goal is to connect with our listeners through the website blog, facebook fan page, twitter, and instagram.  Building on Salami’s WTF blogs, I look forward to making the blogs fun, sports relevant, and more interactive. I invite you to comment or connect via email if there is something you would like to share.

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1st Saturday on El Paso Street

Please come support the local community this Saturday! BPE has partnered with Kick Start CPR to create this fabulous event to bring local entrepreneurs together and introduce them to the community. From food trucks to artist……. From jewelry to insurance policies…….Please come and join us even if its just for a funnel cake! Lots of entertainment and food. Please share our event linkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/729161783832132/

1st Saturday on ELP

NEW to El Paso Street is 1st Saturday’s brought to you by Kick Start CPR & BPE. JOIN US on December 6th for our Christmas Extravaganza this NEW community project brings door prizes, giveaways, entertainment, food, games, book readings (by AB Book-N-It), art (by Rocky Pals), and much more to El Paso Street. ***Looking for more vendors please call Stephanie at 210-591-1601 ext. 118 or email at Schavez15@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/events/729161783832132/

The Power of a Dream

Castillo, who turns 32 this coming December, stepped onto the football field at University of the Incarnate Word at age 28, with no prior football experience, ready and willing to chase a wild dream. The father of two had already reached rock bottom, faced enormous demons, and was struggling to figure out how to be a better dad to his children when he decided that he would go to school and play football.

“For me, I needed a challenge,” explains Castillo. “It almost felt like I was at a crossroads in my life, so in order to create a new path, a new journey, I needed that challenge. So it was either, for me, the military or college football.”

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MLB Predictions

 

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What’s lies ahead in the 2014 Major League Baseball season, well no one knows for sure but Opening Day is upon us and it’s time to roll out a few predictions. If you happened to listen to our live show this past week then you already heard those predictions.

Enjoy opening day, enjoy the season. I know I will.

 

American League East winner: New York Yankees

American League Central winner: Detroit Tigers

American League West winner: Texas Rangers

American League Wild-Card winner: Boston Red Sox

American League Wild-Card winner: Minnesota Twins

American League Pennant winner: Texas Rangers

 

National League East winner: Washington Nationals

National League Central winner: St. Louis Cardinals

National League West winner: Los Angeles Dodgers

National League Wild-Card winner: Milwaukee Brewers

National League Wild-Card winner: San Diego Padres

National League Pennant winner: Washington Nationals

 

American League Rookie of the Year: Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

National League Rookie of the Year: Javier Baze, Chicago Cubs

 

American League Manger of the Year: Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins

National League Manager of the Year: Ron Roenicke, Milwaukee Brewers

 

American League MVP: Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

National League MVP: Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

 

American League Cy Young Award: Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay Rays

National League Cy Young Award: Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Calvin Casey’s Foundation Picks presented by Ciroc

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