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We are hitting the home stretch of the college football regular season. We know that.

Before we get into this thing with an extra gear, thanks to all the questions this week, especially from a bunch of Press Row listeners. If you have questions about the paper, the radio show or for the mailbag, you can email them to jgreeson@timesfreepress.com, send them on Twitter at @jgreesontfp or post them in the comments below.

OK, now comes a tricky point of the college season as entertainment hunters try to finish strong. (And try to store up a little extra entertainment for the holidays.)

The top four in the eyes of the college football playoff committee was released Tuesday night.

Apparently it's true. To be No. 1 you have to beat No. 1.

Who was surprised Alabama coach Nick Saban got a little jumpy with the media on Monday?

Who was surprised Alabama coach Nick Saban got a little jumpy with the media on Monday?

JASPER, Tenn. — The numbers were as clear and as cutting as the frozen night air.

Jay, in honor of "Dumb and Dumber To" coming out tomorrow, let's see your Rushmore of "Dumb and Dumber" quotes for the mailbag. Lots of good ones to choose from.

There is no shortage of intrigue this week as there are high stakes for a gaggle of SEC teams. Divisional, conference and even national championship hopes are on the line. Bowl eligibility is being hunted.

• 1. Mississippi State (9-0, 5-0; at Alabama, 3:30 p.m.): How crazy is the new playoff system?

Last week, when we talked about tired sports cliches -- and we were a little stunned how popular that segment was on "Press Row" on ESPN 105.1 -- someone mentioned the full pronunciation of the NATIONAL Football League.

Morning, hope your coffee has been warm and your pastry tasty. And we have decided to mix things up and have a mailbag this week. Want to play along?

It's Monday. You know it, we know it, Monday knows it.

You can make an argument that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team sits at the crossroad.

In a rematch from the regular-season finale, Baylor and Father Ryan sparred like old foes.

Great week gang, and thanks to everyone who has played along here or on Press Row or those who came to World of Beer on Monday and said hello.

UTC soccer coach J.D. Kyzer resigned Thursday, the school announced.

Normally in this space we pick five items in the SEC that have our attention.

The top three remained unsurprisingly the same with Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn leading the second rankings of the College Football Playoff Committee.

The top three remained unsurprisingly the same with Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn leading the second rankings of the College Football Playoff Committee.

1. Mississippi State (8-0, 5-0; vs. UT-Martin, 4 p.m.): Will Dan Mullen be in Starkville next year?

We're halfway through the NFL season (and a step beyond for some clubs who have not had their bye week yet).

Unbeaten Mississippi State and Florida State remained atop the College Football Playoff committee's weekly rankings.

Mississippi State (8-0, 5-0; vs. UT-Martin, 4 p.m.): Will Dan Mullen be in Starkville next year?

It's Monday. You know what's coming.

Hope you enjoyed All Hallow’s Eve, which also was the birthday for Vanilla Ice, Christopher Columbus, Nick Saban and personal favorite John Candy among other noteworthy celebs.

It was a cold, strong and shifty night at Baylor.

Hope you have big plans on this All Hallow's Eve, which also is the birthday for Vanilla Ice, Christopher Columbus, Nick Saban and personal favorite John Candy among other noteworthy celebs.

Auburn goes to Ole Miss, and each team is among the top four of the inaugural college football playoff committee's poll.

We have been listing our top four college football playoff teams each Wednesday for a while.

1. Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0; vs. Arkansas, 7:15 p.m.): Are the Bulldogs ready for the November gauntlet?

We are halfway through the NFL season, and what do we know?

We have a ton of things to get to this morning.

Happy Monday. Or not.

We tried Wednesday to have at least one "Nationwide, we're on your side" jingle like in Peyton Manning's commercial in every segment of "Press Row" on ESPN 105.1 FM.

Gang, hope the week has progressed to your satisfaction.

The Giants cruised to a 1-0 lead in the World Series with a thorough and complete win over Kansas City.

By Jay Greeson

The NFL is a paradigm of parity, and that, in part, makes it as popular as it is.

Ole Miss (7-0, 6-0; at LSU, 7:15 p.m.): Is this toughest test for Ole Miss to run the table?

Peyton Manning is a common topic around these parts, and we know there are some who think he's the bee's knees and some who circle his postseason mediocrity as the defining part of a great but not an all-time career.

It's Monday, so you know what that means.

Last week, Brentwood Academy cheerleader Griffin Cole and the rest of the Eagles faithful blew into Chattanooga, flexed their muscles and strolled back to Nashville with an easy win.

Peyton Manning is about to break the greatest record a quarterback could get and there has been very little discussion about it.

Here are five things we are intrigued by this week in the SEC:

How does Alabama respond? Nick Saban got ill with the media this week because it was Tuesday. Or because it was the media. or maybe because it was a Tuesday with the media.

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