As we do every Monday, we open up the FanSided Radio mailbag. People ask questions, we give them the answers. You can ask questions by commenting on an article on FanSidedRadio.com, on the FanSided Radio Facebook Page, or via twitter @FanSided_Radio.
Steve in Omaha writes: Louisville at number 5? What is Louisville’s best win?
In 2012, I would have to say their win against Cincinnati. I know where you are headed with this question. The Big East is not the best brand in college football. For now, they are a BCS conference. I liken this team to many of the Boise State teams that we have seen over the past decade. Louisville is a quality team. Who knows, maybe they lose a game down the stretch, but undefeated through the first weekend in November should be rewarded. Teddy Bridgewater is a great college quarterback and has led this high powered offense to a 9-0 season thus far. As Ali G would say…RESPECT!
Jessie in Birmingham writes: Alabama escaped with that win in Death Valley. Do you think we can win it all?
Yes, it was a great comeback win. Alabama did what great teams do, they overcame adversity. Look at the greats from college football past. National champions usually have at least one game where they have to come from behind or struggle to win. Just think about last years Bama squad. They were taken out by LSU in the regular season then rebounded to beat the same Tiger team in the BCS Championship Game. Anything could happen, but The Crimson Tide are the favorites to win it all right now.
Jerrod in Tempe writes: MLB Winter Meetings are almost here. What teams will make the biggest moves?
The usual suspects are the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers, and Angels. This year is a bit unique. I don’t know if any of these teams will make the usual big contract signings. New York only needs to tweak their lineup a bit. They are a strong team that might look for pitching. They will also need to replace Nick Swisher, who will probably end up elsewhere. The Red Sox will probably find solid pieces to take what is already a strong lineup back to the playoffs. GM Ben Cherrington has already found the teams manager and are closing in on a two year deal for David Ortiz. Look for the Sox to re-sign OF Cody Ross, and find another starting pitcher for a rotation that need a bit more stability. A first baseman will also be on their radar. Mike Napoli would be a good fit. When it comes to big moves, there will only be one. Whoever signs Josh Hamilton will be putting out some cash, although I don think it will be a long term deal.