By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard
The NFL Playoffs are in full swing and the first ever playoff in major college football will culminate on Monday. But did you see the finish in the FCS title game on Saturday?!
While the college football we spend hours and hours talking about is going to wrap up it’s first ever playoff Monday night, the FCS (formerly known as 1-AA) had it’s National Championship game on Saturday. North Dakota State (NDSU) won their fourth straight National Title. Not an easy feat especially when you consider that they have a 24 team playoff to get through.
Up 23-13 in the fourth quarter NDSU proceeded to give up two scores to Illinois State and go down 27-23 with about 1:30 left. NDSU drove the field and QB Carson Wertz ran in the winning score from 5 yards out.
ESPN is going all in on the National Title game with their ‘Megacast’. Do yourself a favor and don’t watch the main broadcast. Watch ESPN2 where they will be doing a live version of their Film Room.
They did it last year and it was innovative, informative and downright entertaining. It’s for the football nerd and even then you will learn a lot. One of the coaches will be Pitt’s new head man Pat Narduzzi who until about a week ago was the defensive coordinator at Michigan State. His insight should prove indispensable because he had to coach against both Oregon and Ohio State this season. The other coaches will be Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen and Nebraska’s Mike Riley who was Oregon State’s head coach for a over a decade.
So That Happened:
The MLS had an interesting week. From the Frank Lampard fiasco to Steven Gerrard (aka ‘Captain Fantastic) agreeing to sign with the LA Galaxy to New York Red Bulls firing the winningest manager in franchise history to the 2015 schedule being released. The guys at Extratime Radio brought on Taylor Twellman on Thursday to discuss the firing or Red Bulls manager Mike Petke. Needless to say, it was some interesting insight.