We were going to let this go, but late this afternoon ESPN's PR department released a statement with Digger Phelps name on it regarding what happened at Vandy on Saturday morning. BC told you early Saturday that Kentucky fans were going to crash the Commodores big moment on ESPN GameDay. But what happened before the show started has UK fans p*ssed off and bloggers trying to figure out why Digger Phelps is such a hardo. JUMP!
Kudos to SportsGrid for digging this out of the Chinese newspaper recycling bin. In other Lin news, Floyd Mayweather Jr. yesterday tweeted that all the hype surrounding Lin is because he's Asian. The AP sent out a report. The San Francisco Chronicle ran it. And the friggin' Asians are going nuts this morning. Our favorite? DickTater: I can't wait to see Manny Pacquio whippin his arse..giving him a horse whippin'. Such anger! Let's get rolling!
These Vanderbilt nerds flocked from their libraries and stopped studying organic chemistry for a couple hours to cheer on their Commodores. Erin Andrews showed up to give us one of her weird sideline reporter faces. A giant Kevin Stallings head was spotted in the crowd. John Calapari looked like he was going to have an aneurism on the sideline of Vandy's weird shaped arena. JUMP!
I thought the nerds wouldn't show up until the Vanderbilt game at 9 PM EST but apparently an Ohio State bro decided to dress up like Einstein with red hair and big red glasses. Jared Sullinger got really angry after a foul call. The Nuthouse was rocking supporting their Buckeyes but as usual, the best part of Big 10 basketball was the cheerleaders. Check out all this and more, after the JUMP!
First of all, Vanderbilt student, that sign is hilarious. Vandy is known for being a completely nerdy school where all of these dorks got 1500's on the SATs. This guy used his brains to make a sign joking about the nerds at Vandy not caring about sports as they take on number 1 ranked Kentucky. Oh yeah, he also dressed in a penguin suit. Also, there was a small child in Vandy hat with a slice of pizza. JUMP!
And there it is, Jason Whitlock lobbing the first volley in the 'maybe that's a little racist' department when it comes to the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. The guy was 13-of-23 from the field and 10-of-13 from the line for 38 points in the Knicks victory over the Lakers. Yes, the guy definitely deserved a d*ck joke. If you weren't a believer before last night, you might want to wake up. Lin went straight into the middle of the Lakers 7-footers and kept scoring. Unreal stuff. Let's get rolling!
Duke may be laughing now, after Austin Rivers buried arch rival UNC with a last-second three the other night, but there was a time when things were different. The time we're referring to is a long time ago. It's a time when a skinny North Carolina kid told Mike Krzyzewski & Duke University to dangle, signed with the Tar Heels & went on to become the best basketball player ever. His name was Michael Jordan and here's the letter Krzyzewski sent him after he rejected Duke. Check it!
LIN-SANITY. ALL I DO IS LIN, LIN, LIN. MAY THE BEST MAN LIN. LIN IT TO WIN IT. And on, and on, and on. 3 games, folks. Yes, we know New Yorkers are desperate for some sort of spark that will bring NBA basketball back to life in that city. Yes, ESPN is desperate for the same spark. YES, YES, YES. Stop emailing us the stupidity. LIN-SANE! Of course people on Twitter are pissed off at this hyped up nonsense. Black dudes are coming unglued. JUMP!
Most college basketball teams have about 5-6 games left before the conference tournaments start. That means we start watching - this weekend. Tomorrow's doubleheader of Michigan St. vs. OSU and KU at Vandy should suffice. ESPN GameDay will be at Vandy & we expect fireworks. We expect FU Calipari signs. We expect Gisele signs. We expect you crazy bastards to put those 1500 SATs to good use. (Screencap via @BeisnerKSR) Let's get rolling!
This one is for the left coasters that are just now getting up for work. The rest of us have already seen SportsCenter at least 4-5 times. Missed the UNC-Duke game? We'll spoil it for you. Austin Rivers, yes Doc's son, drained an NBA triple at the buzzer to give the Dookies an 85-84 victory. Of course that sent the Duke haters into a Twitter frenzy. And, of course, they went on an Uncle Tom themed rampage. Feel the rage! JUMP!
Yes, it did, chief. Austin Rivers just drained that bomb on Tyler Zeller. Did we actually watch UNC-Duke last night? Not a minute of it. Drugs Inc. was on Nat Geo and we were paying Matt The Screencapper to cover the game. From his post it seems he watched about 15 minutes into the first half and then stopped. He's being dealt with. Anyway, Duke gets the win, 85-84. Yes, Dickie V. lost a few pounds last night. His reaction: SOLID GOLD! Let's get rolling!
You can tell that Doc Rivers is really excited to have the night off from coaching the Boston Celtics to watch his son Austin Rivers play against UNC. Somebody get this guy a shot of double expresso ASAP. He looked like he was about to dooze off at any minute. Erin Andrews manned the sidelines while the Duke Blue Devils took on the UNC Tarheels. JUMP!
Duke plays North Carolina in basketball tonight, renewing one of the best rivalries in college basketball. While most everyone has a clear rooting interest, at least one person doesn't -- Doc Rivers' daughter Callie. That's because she's dating injured UNC guard Dexter Strickland and her brother, Austin, plays for Duke. What to do? We're pretty sure she'll support both players and we're also pretty sure she'll look hot doing it. Here are some photos for you to judge. Check it!
Michael Jordan is all over this North Carolina basketball thing today. The Tar Heels meet arch rival Duke tonight and the greatest player from either side threw out a little memorabilia via Twitter. Air Jordan posted pictures of a recruiting letter he was sent by Dean Smith and his letter of intent. These, of course, would help UNC win the 1982 National Championship. As for Duke, well, they can pretty much suck it. The letter - JUMP!
Butler Bulldogs guard Ronald Nored just suffered the most disgusting injury of the college basketball season. While diving for a loose ball in today's loss to Detroit, Nored's face bounced off the floor and he cracked... no, broke one of his front teeth. So while the loss and the Bulldogs' mediocre record might be painful, we suspect this injury hurt a little bit more than either of those things. We've got the gnarly photo. Check it!
Florida Gators fans have a question for you Vanderbilt Commodores: U Mad Bro? These signs were spotted court side of the game courtesy of @RowdyTownMayor. There were more cheerleader and dazzler pictures in this game than any other game I have covered. Also, can anyone tell me what this Florida fan was wearing or what the hell Kevin Stallings was doing. Check it after the JUMP!