After beating Florida earlier tonight, LSU is the only unbeaten team in the SEC. How did they do it? By the Mad Hatter being the Mad Hatter and calling a fake field goal. Believe it or not, LSU’s kicker Trent Domingue scored the winning touchdown. It was beautiful (see above). Mark Ennis said it well: Continue Reading →
I typically save the college football blogging for the weekends, but what a day today has been. In a single day, three major transitions happened—the kind that usually occur in the off-season, not mid-season! Has there ever been a more consequential Monday for college football? Continue Reading →
Ivan Maisel has a great article at ESPN.com titled “Leonard Fournette: The best kind of different.” I think Maisel is on to something here about the pheome known as Leonard Fournette.
Forgive me for writing a story that reads like ESPN.com just got T-boned by Buzzfeed. Forgive me for preaching gospel sourced in feel and potential and wonder and three football games. In each of them, Fournette has rushed for more than 200 yards. No one in the history of the Southeastern Conference — neither Herschel nor Bo nor running backs with last names — had ever done that.
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My commentary on week three:
1. Leonard Fournette is a beast–a Heisman beast (see 1st video below).
2. Ole Miss had the wackiest play of the day (see 2nd video below).
3. Louisiana Tech is better than their record shows and should have won that heartbreaker today (see 3rd video below). Continue Reading →
Here’s the long and short of it. The Palmetto Family Council (PFC) planned to hold a fundraiser to honor Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney for his charitable work. Gay rights groups and Clemson students found out about it and raised a stink because of PFC’s opposition to gay marriage. Dabo Swinney cancelled his appearance at the event in order to avoid controversy. Read the rest here.
This did not happen during a slam dunk contest. This happened during a game earlier today between the Cavs and the Knicks. Iman Shumpert alley-oops the ball to J. R. Smith, and Smith throws down a nasty double-clutch reverse dunk. Again, this happened during the game.
(I love doing these myself, but it’s fun to see others try it too.)
A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute says that many Americans believe God plays a role in who wins and loses NFL football games. From the poll:
Majorities of Americans (53%) and sports fans (56%) say that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success; more than 4-in-10 of Americans (45%) and sports fans (42%) disagree…
About 1-in-4 (26%) Americans and 27% of self-described sports fans say that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. About 7-in-10 Americans (71%) and sports fans (69%) disagree.
I’m not a Seahawks fan, but I like Russell Wilson and Pete Carrol better for doing this. Greatness.
Dude Perfect has nailed it on this one. They are Super Bowl Party Stereotypes. Do you recognize any of these? Watch above.
How bout them Dawgs! My alma mater put put a licking on the Illini today in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It’s our first bowl victory since winning the 2008 Independence Bowl, and it has been a long time in coming. I am really proud of this team and what they have achieved this year. Congratulations, Bulldogs! Continue Reading →