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NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPS DEFEAT THE NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS AGAIN

Morningside MustangsBalladeer’s Bowl always pits the NAIA football champs against the NCAA D3 football champs. The results are in, and – after two years in a row in which the D3 champs won – the NAIA champs got the victory. The MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS defeated the UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS in Balladeer’s Bowl IX.

The voting ended today and the Mustangs won it 242 to 196. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MUSTANGS, THE WINNERS OF BALLADEER’S BOWL IX.

Here are the results of the 8 previous editions of Balladeer’s Bowl: Continue reading

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NINETEEN MORE COOL FOOTBALL HELMETS

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This day is all about football so Balladeer’s Blog welcomes 2019 with a look at 19 more cool football helmets. 

Bishop Guilfoyle MaraudersBISHOP GUILFOYLE MARAUDERS

Comment from Balladeer: Having a depiction of a sword-wielding Scotsman on your helmet is no guarantee of victory. But it sure doesn’t hurt.

I can’t tell if that’s supposed to be a Claymore.   

Central Cambria Red DevilsCENTRAL CAMBRIA RED DEVILS

Comment from Balladeer: Now that is some excellent artwork for this helmet logo.

And how can you not love that whole “What’re YOU lookin’ at?” expression on the Red Devil’s face? 

Lebanon CedarsLEBANON CEDARS

Comment from Balladeer: Not only is the name Cedars fairly unique among sports teams but the tie-in with the notorious Cedars of Lebanon makes this lid irresistible.

Terrific in all kinds of ways.   Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BOWL IX: MUSTANGS VS CRUSADERS

Balladeer’s Bowl always pits the National Champions of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) against the National Champions of the NCAA Division Three.

Morningside MustangsThe MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS are the NAIA Champions for 2018.

The UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS are the NCAA Division Three Champions for 2018. 

MHBU CrusadersReaders of Balladeer’s Blog get to vote on the winner over the next week, so NAIA and D3 boosters can begin their annual deluge of emails to me arguing for their choice. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

Here’s one last round of congratulations to this year’s college football champions in the SEVEN divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

Morningside MustangsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS

Runners-Up – Benedictine College Ravens 

2017 Champions – University of St Francis Cougars  

Olivet Nazarene Tigers helmet NEWNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

My National Champions – OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS

Runners-Up – Ottawa (AZ) University Spirit

2017 Champions – Campbellsville University Tigers  Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NAIA AND NCAA D2 CHAMPS CROWNED

Another college football season came to a close here at Balladeer’s Blog with the two final National Championship Games in the Divisions covered here. 

NAIA

Morningside MustangsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in the NAIA were the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS and the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS. “No more choking” seemed to be the Mustangs’ slogan this postseason as they closed the deal. It wasn’t a sure thing, though, as a 14-14 1st Quarter tie turned into a 20-14 lead for the Ravens come Halftime. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: CRUSADERS UPSET PURPLE RAIDERS FOR NCAA D3 TITLE

NCAA DIVISION THREE

MHBU CrusadersNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS are threatening to become the fiercest rivals of the dynastic UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS since UW-Whitewater. Last night the two teams squared off yet again for the D3 crown.

The Purple Raiders held a 10-7 edge to end the 1st Quarter but by Halftime the Crusaders were on top 14-13. Continue reading

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS SUPER BOWLS

Steelers infographPITTSBURGH STEELERS SUPER BOWLS 

With college football season closing in on its end here’s a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers and their trips to the Super Bowl. This will include all eight of their appearances, not just their six victories. For game by game odds and other info on the Steelers click HERE or HERE

SUPER BOWL IX

Date: January 12th, 1975

City: New Orleans, LA

Opponents: Minnesota Vikings 

The Game: Back in those days when the saying went “Offense wins games, but DEFENSE wins Championships” this Super Bowl lived up to that particular piece of conventional wisdom. By Halftime the only points had come from a Safety in the 2nd Quarter, giving the Steelers a 2-0 edge at the break.

Pittsburgh added 7 more points in the 3rd and 4th Quarters while the Vikings could muster a mere 6 total and those in the final frame. The Steelers won the game 16-6.

SUPER BOWL X

Date: January 18th, 1976 

City: Miami, FL

Opponents: Dallas Cowboys

The Game: A 7-7 tie in the opening Quarter became a 10-7 lead for the Cowboys come Halftime. After a scoreless 3rd Quarter the Steelers outscored Dallas 14-7 in the 4th to win back to back Super Bowls. The final score was 21-17.

SUPER BOWL XIII

Date: January 21st, 1979 Continue reading

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