In what we think is a pretty shrewd move, Army-Navy will go down today, one week later than their usual first-Saturday-in-December time slot (which, up until 20 yrs. ago, was one week later than its traditional Saturday-after-Thanksgiving time slot) in order to be the only Div. I game on the docket today.
Navy has dominated of late, winning the last seven by an average of 29 points, but Army has been running some smack and with a victory, they will qualify for something called the EagleBank Bowl. Navy at 8-4 is slated to play Missouri in the Texas Bowl on New Year's Eve.
Also, later this evening, some intrigue in a ceremony that traditionally has sealed NFL fate of its winner – the Heisman Trophy will be awarded. Intrigue, we say, because the winner may not be doomed to the irrelevance that has seemed to have plagued winners of recent vintage.
That and the fact that there will be a defensive lineman, Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska, as one of the five finalists. Suh, last Saturday in the Big 12 championship game against Texas, had the most dominating defensive performance we’ve seen since Chris Spielman of Ohio State racked up 29 tackles against Michigan back in 1987.
Tim Tebow of Florida, Colt McCoy of Texas and running backs Toby Gerhart and Mark Ingram of Stanford and Alabama, respectively, round out the list of finalists.
We've got some other stuff to get to but short of that please enjoy the rest of your college football Saturday.