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?
Mike Minor struck out the side in the ninth to earn his Kansas City team a 4-3 win over Cleveland tonight, sparking North Coast fans to celebrate their team like only that region’s culture of failure can. The loss brought Cleveland’s somehow controversial win streak to an end at 22 games.
Fans in Houston watching last night’s Texans-Bengals game on KPRC missed its wacky final play—one punctuated by local hero J.J. Watt demolishing a poor offensive lineman—because the NBC station cut off the end of the broadcast in a rush to report the game’s not-yet-final score.
Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game between the Texans and Bengals was, with a few exceptions, your typical awful weeknight NFL action. The Aussie rules-style final play, and its equally down-under level game-ending tackle by J.J. Watt, though, deserved our closer attention.
I’m hours away from being consumed by a major hurricane, so here’s BBC News anchor Tom Donkin having a hell of a time trying to deliver a report on it.
Louisiana Tech got blown out by Mississippi State tonight, and it’s hard to see how with such offensive finesse as this.