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The CGP: Coming to 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno

The CGP: Coming to 940 ESPN Radio in Fresno

The Christopher Gabriel Program (“The CGP” for longtime listeners) has landed. I have accepted an offer to be the afternoon drive host on 940 ESPN here in Fresno. At the time of this writing, we’ve not yet decided if the CGP will be 3-6 pm or 4-7 pm, both times Pacific. We’re a 50,000-watt monster […]

The Final Four vs. The Frozen Four: A Dead Heat

The Final Four vs. The Frozen Four: A Dead Heat

The Final Four and the Frozen Four are set. The marquee events for men’s basketball and hockey will unfold in successive weekends. Houston will be home to the hardwood and welcome Kentucky, Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth and Butler. St. Paul is on ice as North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame come to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. […]

The BCS: Should Congress Get Involved?

This time of year everyone is a college basketball fan.  From college hoops junkies to the office worker indifferent to sports, filling out The Bracket forces fans and “fans” to follow the NCAA basketball tournament with an almost maniacal intensity for three weekends every March. College football, however, as popular as it is, does not have the same […]

Why Not Play the BCS Championship Game in June

By Christopher Gabriel, Another college football season has come to an end.  The Florida Gators are your BCS National Champions after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners, 24-14.  Two things stick out about this win.  This is Florida’s third national championship, the second under head coach Urban Meyer in the past three years.  And this ties the latest […]

Same Time Next Year for BCS

By Christopher Gabriel, A little over one year ago, back on Dececmber 2, 2007, I wrote a piece called BCS a Mess After Another Wild Saturday.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Sure it’s an overused, rather tired old phrase.  And so is the discussion of whether or not college football […]

College Football Should Do Away with Preseason Rankings

By Christopher Gabriel, 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, 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. […]