Rankman Inc. moving headquarters to new home at TMG College Sports

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Rankman is VERY excited to announce that today, Monday, July 18, 2016  he is folding his website Dufrankman.com into a new college football venture at TMGcollegesports.com. TMG stands for The Media Guides. College stands for “college” and sports stands for “sports.”

Rankman is teaming with sportswriters Mark Blaudschun (Boston Globe) and Herb Gould (Chicago Sun-Times) to offer hard-hitting, coast-to-coast analysis of college football and anything else that we might want to take on.

This will be a no ads, no spam, no fuss site that will become the EXCLUSIVE home for Rankman’s columns and weekly rankings\comments.

Another regular feature of TMG will be Rankman’s weekly take on the Southeastern Conference. It will be called SEC Outsider, an outsider’s inside look at America’s Greatest Football Conference (Just ask them).

I’ll cover everything from Fort Sumter to Fort Knoxville from the perspective of a west coast “homer” who actually has a secret love affair with the SEC, yet  wonders why a league with so much going for it so shamelessly begs for attention and won’t even play a nine-game league schedule.

Is this really a left-over complex dating back to losing the Civil War?

And did you know Florida hasn’t left the state for a non-conference game since 1991?

If you like what I did in the LA Times for 34 years this will be the only place to get it starting early August.

Check it out now and let us know what you think!

Thanks to all of you who have read and contributed to Rankman’s blog these last six months.

Thanks, Rankman

Mora and Neuheisel open a soft-serve creamery in Westwood

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No, wait, forget that headline. Jim Mora vs. Rick Neuheisel would actually make a better toilet paper commercial, you know, which is softer?

Mora could pour a pitcher of pomegranate juice on his sturdy two-ply to the gasps of a semi-live studio audience in Studio City.

The juice would repel like water off an Oregon Duck’s back and Mora would say, “See? This is tough stuff.”
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Haden announces retirement to ungrateful Trojan faithful

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My Twitter feed since 2010 says Pat Haden was a lousy athletic director who fumbled more times at USC than he did as quarterback of the Los Angeles Rams.

Haden was the AD who failed to overturn the outrageous NCAA sanctions he inherited from the equally outrageous Mike Garrett.  Haden pussy-footed his way around the NCAA when a real Trojan would have busted down the door and demanded a “mea culpa” from president Mark Emmert.
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