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Barrett Sports Media: A Conversation with Christopher Gabriel

Barrett Sports Media: A Conversation with Christopher Gabriel

I’ve been reading Barrett Sports Media for as long as I can remember. Receiving an opportunity to be featured in a long-form interview was exciting, to say the least. My sincere thanks to writer and sports talk host Tyler McComas and, of course, Jason Barrett for making this happen. A Conversation with Christopher Gabriel

For Tennessee, Progress is in the Risk

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com The Phillip Fulmer Era at the University of Tennessee has ended.  The final statement in his long tenure on the Vols sideline was a 28-10 win over Kentucky.  After several Gatorade showers, a brief interview on ESPN and lots of hugs, smiles and a few tears, he was carried off the field by his players while clutching […]

College Football Should Do Away with Preseason Rankings

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com I love college football.  It is unlike any other sport on the planet.  The pageantry, traditions and unbridled emotion from its fans allow it to walk alone in its uniqueness.  College football also walks alone when it comes time to crown a champion.  Rather than have an actual playoff, there is an Olympic figure skating-like system combining […]

College Football 2008: Stories, Non-Stories and Near-Stories

By Christopher Gabriel, CGabriel.com In just a few days, the Beijing Summer Olympics will begin.  Whether or not anyone actually sees who wins events in track and field because of the smog is anyone’s guess.  In just a few weeks, the Democratic and Republican national conventions will commence.  Whether or not anyone actually sees a candidate that can lead this nation is everyone’s hope. […]

TitleTown USA: ESPN Serving Up Apples and Oranges

By Christopher Gabriel Blog Harbor and CGabriel.com One of the great things about sports is that it creates more dialogue, debate and disagreement than a presidential campaign.  Is Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium louder than the Swamp at Florida?  Which is the best ballpark: Wrigley Field or Fenway Park?  The best home court advantage in college basketball […]

BCS “Championship” Game Proves Little

By Christopher Gabriel, Blog Harbor  If it’s the first week of January, it must be time for the Ohio State Buckeyes to get slapped, spanked and sent home by yet another SEC football team in the BCS championship game.  Last year, it was Florida.  You’ll recall Ohio State ran back the opening kick-off for a touchdown . . […]