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The New York Times Went To Michael Sam’s Hometown And The Mizzou Campus To See How People Are Reacting…
We may have jumped the gun by saying the NFL is about to have its first openly gay NFL player. While Missouri defensive end and SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam is certainly gay, and is certainly still preparing for the NFL Draft in April, anonymous NFL executives and scouts are saying his decision to come out may drop him right out of the draft altogether.
When the college football season kicks off in less than a month, it seems like every team in the country will be wearing something new. Check out all of the new threads you’ll be seeing, after the jump.
How would you celebrate becoming only the fourth 15 -seed to knock off a number 2? It would probably go something like this video, where Kyle O’Quinn and company serenade us with chants of “We done shock the world!” and just being overjoyed in general.
Best line: “I didn’t sweat this hard in the game baby, let’s gooooooo!”
The 2012 NCAA Tournament field is set, and besides filling out the brackets themselves, the favorite pastime of college basketball fans on Selection Sunday is arguing over what the NCAA Tournament selection committee got wrong. You might remember last year, when Jay Bilas slammed the selection of UAB and VCU over teams like Colorado, saying such selections called into question whether members of the selection committee even knew if the ball is round.
Well, there was no controversy over VCU and Colorado this year (both won their conference tournaments to receive automatic bids), but there were still some questionable picks (and non-picks). What were they?
We’re not sure what it is about basketball that makes college kids reach for the autotune and flip cameras, but it seems like everyone is trying to make a viral video in the quad these days. Last night, we highlighted Murray State’s stab at a rap anthem, which, at the time, we thought was as bad as it gets. Unfortunately, we were wrong.
…Was probably when he failed to recite the alphabet from E to R, then couldn’t count backward from 73 to 62 (“You kidding me? I can’t do that normally”).
In terms of sports, last night will always be remembered as the night of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. The tension, drama and storybook finish assure the game of instant-classic status. But were October 27, 2011 to be remembered for anything besides a Fall Classic classic, we’d vote for it as the night of news being sent out prematurely.
If The Big 12 really is on its last legs, one of the big (and not-much-discussed, at least on a national level) losses would be the dissolution of the Kansas-Missouri conference rivalry. Hopefully the schools would still play each other, but the days when a Missouri-Kansas matchup could determine, say, who had a chance of winning the conference (like it did in 2007) might be over. The intensity of the rivalry itself, though? That, we can’t imagine dying down, and spats like the one currently happening between the town of Osceola, Missouri and KU are a big part of the reason why.