Iowa’s dreams of upsetting Penn State came crashing down as Trace McSorley completed a 65-yard two-minute drill with a touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson on fourth down and with no time remaining on the clock.
Aaron Pico was one of the most heavily hyped MMA fighters outside of UFC when the former freestyle wrestler made a disastrous debut in June, losing less than half a minute into the fight. He made up for that tonight at Bellator 183, and poor Justin Linn was the beneficiary of his left fist. MAMA MIA!
We appreciate LJ Scott’s interpretative dance themed around ESPN’s ombudsman, but we feel Michigan State fans would have appreciated him performing it outside of live game action.
A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first major league ballplayer to join the dozens of NFL pros protesting racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem tonight before Oakland’s game against Texas.
Two weeks ago, we pled with Manchester City to free Leroy Sané. The Belgian was certainly liberated today as he provided his side a 1-0 lead on Crystal Palace with a marvelous demonstration of ball control—with a little help from the defender’s head.
You can’t fault Temple for trying a fake field goal against USF. After all, Temple is the representation of perpetual football failure, and USF is a ranked heavy favorite. But this... this is not good. Not good for the Owls, at least; it’s excellent for us as an illustration of how to do everything wrong during a fake…
ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas went berserk arguing the future of boxing with Stephen A. Smith tonight after judge Adalaide Byrd once again turned in a bizarre and suspicious 118-110 scorecard in favor of Canelo Álvarez at the end of the bout that was officially judged a split draw.
Alex Reyes’s night in the octagon with Mike Perry ended...poorly.
Division III Texas Lutheran fired home a field goal late in the first half of its win over Belhaven today, but it’s about the weirdest you’ll ever see. In fact, it was so weird officials awarded three points to the Bulldogs despite it being illegal as hell.
Washington speedster Dante Pettis tied the NCAA career punt return TD record and the record for consecutive games achieving the feat while advancing the Pac-12 record he set last week with another marvelous piece of running that made life even miserable for the Huskies’ Fresno State foes.
An “SEC” game that starred blunders, turnovers, and penalties ended on a rare stroke of competence as Feleipe Franks connected with Tyrie Cleveland for 63 yards on the game’s final play to earn the Gators a 26-20 win over Tennessee in Gainesville.
A bump segment during today’s Notre Dame-Boston College game on ESPN today featured a Getty Images photo of Frank Leahy from 1941. It also featured a naked dude in the background. Here’s the original photo wire caption:
In my alma mater’s defense, we rarely score this many points.
Texas A&M is down by a touchdown to the University of Louisiana at halftime. It seems their fans are a bit upset by this.
Kickoffs remain football’s most dangerous play, and today’s UCLA-Memphis game ground to a halt after backup Tigers linebacker JJ Russell appeared to lose consciousness following a crushing blow delivered by an opposing blocker on a kickoff late in the first half.
Woooo! Who wasn’t a fan of “The American Dream” Ric Flair and his signature move, the Stone Cold Stunner?