The potential for a sea of scarlet and gray at the Sugar Bowl game on Jan. 1 between Ohio State and Alabama keeps getting better. Southwest Airlines will add five direct flights between Port Columbus and New Orleans, with all flights leaving Dec. 30 and returning Jan. 2. These are charter flights that will serve travelers who buy bowl-game packages.
I’m happy to say that in the wake of Ohio State’s most complete big-game performance in program history, there were no letters this week calling for a defensive coach’s head or questioning the wisdom of the play-calling. Progress! So everyone’s happy? Well ...
New Orleans Bowl
Some might contend that the Canton-Massillon area provides the ideal setting for the high-school football state championships, but the grandiose backdrop of Ohio Stadium is hard to beat.
A Major League Soccer team’s protected list for the expansion draft often speaks in ways coaches and general managers don’t, at least for public consumption: with blunt honesty.