Bowls, Polls, and Tattered Souls : Tackling the Chaos and Controversy That Reign over College Football

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-08-18
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Sports Illustrated columnist Stewart Mandel tackles the issues that most confound and infuriate college football fans--now with an update on the wild 2007 season With millions of rabid fans, college football is the nation's third most popular spectator sport. Based on thousands of letters to his SI.com "Mailbag" column, Stewart Mandel identified the 10 hot-button issues that get college football fans riled up no matter what team they root for. He takes an insightful and entertaining look at the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the increasingly loony world of recruiting, the public lynchings of overpaid head coaches, and more. Stewart Mandel (New York, NY) is the lead college football columnist for SI.com and a columnist for Sports Illustrated. He has appears frequently on sports radio and television shows.

Author Biography

Stewart Mandel is a columnist for Sports Illustrated and the author of SI.com's highly popular "College Football Mailbag." He appears frequently on sports radio and television shows.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
One Nation, Under the BCSp. 9
Pulling Rankp. 35
He Won the Heisman?p. 63
FireMyCoach.comp. 87
What's the Deal with Notre Dame?p. 111
Invasion of the Recruiting Geeksp. 135
How Boston College and Clemson Became Neighborsp. 159
Tonight, It's the MPC Motor City Car Care Credit Union Bowlp. 185
That's Great, Now Run a 40p. 209
Everybody Cheats-Just Not My Schoolp. 231
Afterwordp. 253
Update: More Chaos, More Controversy in the 2007 Seasonp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 274
Indexp. 277
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