Via Weekend Screencapper ParadigmShift35: Penn State is visiting Ohio State in the Horseshoe today at 3:30 EST. Penn State is looking to avenge their loss to Nebraska last week and also try and take their minds off the horrendous Sandusky scandal. This game has been poorly dubbed the "Tats versus Tots" game by some sports writers. I will be disappointed if I don't see an Ohio State fan holding a sign that says "Hide yo kids. Hide Yo Wife". JUMP!
It's the first time ESPN GameDay has ever visited the University of Houston campus and you're only getting this visit because of your prolific QB Case Keenum (stats). What you need to know: Keenum is now the FBS all-time total offense leader. He has an amazing 37 TD to 3 INT ratio this season and threw 9 TDs in one game against lowly Rice. In other words, expect lots of Keenum > Luck signs and even that 'shocker' that has made it to the front of the crowd. JUMP!
Wow, what a game last night in Ames, Iowa where ESPN documented Iowa State's first victory - EVER - over a #2 ranked team. You know what we hate this morning? We hate Alabama fan's reaction in this Tuscaloosa bar. You assholes had your chance a couple weeks ago and couldn't score a TD at home against LSU. You also couldn't make a FG. But, you'll eventually get your BCS shot because the rest of college football can't get its shit together. Anyway, let's get rolling.
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Who knew Kristin Cavallari had any redeeming qualities? Not us. But hell, we're men, so we can admit when we made a mistake. As it turns out, KCav does have some redeeming qualities that aren't her ass. She went to the Marine Corps Ball last night with Lance Cpl. Jonathan Burkett. That kicks ass. Her man, Jay Cutler, even took the time to give a shout out to Burkett and if that dick can do it, so can we. Your 15 minutes start now, but we'll salute you for every one of them. Here's to Burkett, KCav and our armed forces. Semper Fi, bitches!
Sarah Palin has said she would have no problem bringing the rope to a hanging of Jerry Sandusky (even though he's still innocent). Now we have Howard Stern bringing a voice of reason to this case. "They should cut his b**** off, I mean, what are you going to do with a guy like that? This is the real stuff that sickens me and should sicken all Americans." Meanwhile, this morning someone either punched or kicked in a window at Sandusky's house. OCCUPY SANDUSKY!
In the old days of NASCAR you could tell who won on Sunday by what cars were selling on Monday. It's 2011 and we know how Tim Tebow won last night. You hear that cash register in Denver, Tampa, Colorado Springs, New York City? Yeah, that would be Baby Jesus jerseys flying off the rack. We also know that Tebow's street cred is skyrocketing by the number of black guys who've been converted. Folks, this phenomenon is just beginning. The Lord is 4-1. JUMP!
Ian O'Connor writes this morning for ESPN.com: This is the same quarterback neither Elway nor the head coach, John Fox, seemed to want around. This is the same quarterback Fox said would be "screwed" if he had to run a conventional offense. How exactly does Tim Tebow go about his night after a 95-yard game-winning drive against the formidable Jets? Does he just go home & read the Bible? Does he call a few chicks over for lemonade? Yes, we're intrigued.
Via Busted Coverage's Screencapper ParadigmShift35: Of course the crazy Virginia Tech rednecks were out in full force tonight in Blacksburg. Is there anything else to do on a Thursday night in the hills of Va? Not unless sitting at home and watching Pawn Stars DVRs sounds like a blast. Anyway, there were freezing conditions, some dude with his lunch pail and Jenn Brown up to her normal sideline duties. Catch that ACC football fever. JUMP!
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Now they're handing out porn in our schools. Well, not our schools -- the one in Westport, Connecticut. A football coach at Staples High School has been suspended, pending an investigation, for allegedly giving several freshmen players his username and password to a porn site. So many feelings. So many questions. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of answers. Here's what we do know, though. Check it!
Our friend Darren Rovell (he actually follows us so f-off) this afternoon had this to say about an NCAA '12 screencap that crossed his desk: Horribly unfortunate caption in NCAA '12 for Penn State-OSU game. Oh, come one now, it's just a computer pumping out the headlines. Or is it? Sandusky? Is that you, you queer child molester? You conspiring with Spanier and Schultz to disgrace NCAA '12 with this disgusting prose? It just won't end. Those poor kids! (@darrenrovell)
A simple tweet went out last night from Erin Pageviews to the infamous SI swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen. Did EA just break news on her Twitter account about the future of her career? Sure looks that way to us. The world of sideline reporters just got a tad bit more interesting. (Kudos to our friend Mike for holding that umbrella at the Michigan GameDay stop.) JUMP!
Wait? What? Gary Pinkel drinks? Listen, we used to cover Gary back in the late 1990s and if there was ever a coach we never thought would end up with a police mugshot, it would be Missouri head coach Pinkel. But, the Missouri media is all over his DUI last night. A Boone County sheriff's deputy stopped Pinkel's car on Keene Street in Columbia around 10 p.m. Wednesday for "lane and signal violations." We won't believe he was drunk until the dash-cam video.
Pittsburgh resident Bill Hart, @bhart62, last night uploaded this pic from his local grocery store where customers are constantly reminded why their franchise is great. Can't even pick up Mrs. T's Pierogies without having a Terrible Towel in your face. In other news, the dude who wrote 'Itsy Bitsy' Bikini has died. You ladies think we're all perverts today? These assholes were writing bikini tunes in the 50s. Might be time for a remix. Timbaland available? Let's get rolling!
You'd never hear an ESPN employee ripping a fellow ESPNer on an ESPN property - ever. So guess what happened this week when Aaron Rodgers sat down for his radio show on 540 ESPN AM in Milwaukee? Rodgers opened up on his feelings towards a certain First Take blowhard (Skip Bayless) who entertains the unemployed & second-shifters. Rodgers won't even say his name. Won't even give him the satisfaction. Won't even go on First Take like Spice Bosh. JUMP!
Houston Texans TE James Casey stopped at the Stafford, Texas Hooters last night for his radio spot on 610 AM. Upon pulling up, James noticed the billboard had a special message to Matt Leinart and the non-believers. "Hey Leinart, we believe." So simple and effective. In case you didn't hear, Leinart is being given the keys to the AFC South leading Texans due to a possible season-ending injury to Matt Schaub. Relax, Houston. Hooters knows their boy fairly well.
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: I'll be honest, never thought much of linebacker Bill Romanowski during his playing career. Dick would be a good way to summarize our feelings for him. That doesn't mean we don't like his refurbished Tudor home built in 1921. Even though Romo didn't bother to put in air conditioning (really?) the rest of it is pretty sweet. We've got the details and the photos. It can be yours for just $2.5 million. Check it!
Via SignOnSanDiego: The man, believed to be about 60, walked into the U.S. Bank on Balboa Avenue near Genesee Avenue about 9:30 a.m. and walked up to a teller. He lifted his shirt to show a pistol tucked into his waistband, put one hand on the gun and demanded money, the FBI said. The teller handed the robber some cash and he left. Witnesses saw him get into a gray, late-model Mercury. Is this your grandpa? We'll turn him in: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kudos to Holly Davis for having her head on swivel and finding the now infamous Roll Tide Truck parked at the local gas station getting a fill up. You might remember this video where the RTT owner showed off the amusement park on the back of that ride. Best fan truck in all of college sports. Not even a competition. In other news this morning, Jon Stewart went off on Jerry Sandusky last night. The conclusion: Jer is a horrible liar. Let's get rolling!
There are times when we suspect Reggie Bush's Twitter account was hacked. An hour ago would be one of those times. Reggie writes: "I don't know what it is about seeing a chick riding a motorcycle really does it for me! Lol! Shout out to all the chicks who ride bikes." Just randomly throws that out there. Our cohorts at Coed Magazine have Reggie covered with 121 Babes On Bikes, but those bikes would be bicycles. Something tells us Reg will still be fascinated.