Apparently, the Panthers have a defensive end named “Kraken” who studied wizardry in college. That self-proclaimed wizard is Greg Hardy, who had a little fun with his player introduction during Carolina’s blowout loss in New Orleans on Sunday night. We’re not sure if Hardy’s naming Hogwarts as his alma mater has any significance, but his “Kraken” nickname is actually a longstanding tradition, according to the Charlotte Observer, as are the similar monikers he has bestowed upon his fellow defensive lineman. “Hardy has long called himself the ‘Kraken,’” the Observer’s Scott Fowler wrote in a preseason article, “but has added names for Charles ‘The Loch Ness Monster’ Johnson, Kawaan ‘Minotaur’ Short, Star ‘Hydra’ Lotulelei and Dwan ‘Phoenix’ Edwards (because Edwards keeps ‘rising’ out of the ashes to resurrect his NFL career, Hardy said).” [Continue Reading]
It’s really tough to pull off something cool during these player introductions so a simple “Kracken” and “Hogwarts” can get it done for the win. We still have some time left, but we doubt this will be beat.
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After a decade and a half of controversy and debate, the BCS Era will end with a national championship match-up that will spark little outrage. When the final BCS standings were released on Sunday night, the expected was confirmed, as No. 1 Florida State (13-0) will face No. 2 Auburn (12-1) in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Though the undefeated Seminoles’ spot in the title game was assured, after Jameis Winston led the team to a brutal beat-down of Duke in the ACC title game, the Tigers, who knocked off Missouri in the SEC Championship, only jumped in the standings after some help from Michigan State, which ended Ohio State’s 24-game winning streak in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday. [Continue Reading]
Here’s the thing – as much as I want to try and poke holes in this game I really can’t. This might be the least controversial National Championship in years. Auburn is WITHOUT A DOUBT the hottest team in college football. Doesn’t the hottest team in college basketball usually win the title? I think we’re good here. Oregon and Ohio State exited gracefully for us. The ONLY thing I will say is: if Florida State played in the SEC they wouldn’t be undefeated, but be that as it may – we’re OK with this one.
We’re a few games before the halfway point of the 2013-2014 Barlcay’s Premier League Season. At this point, Arsenal has shown the most class and it’s reflected in their top-of-the-table position. Perhaps the most discussed story is the failure of Manchester United to continue their dominance in the league. Currently, they’re 9th in the table behind the likes of squads like Newcastle United, Southampton, and Spurs.
Thus far the football has been very good, but how have the fans been? Have we gotten our fair share of hot Premier League fans making themselves evident? Today we will find out. Our expectations aren’t high, but we’re going to check it out..
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So we’re looking at a Auburn vs. Florida State National Championship right? Or are we not… Incredible season for Auburn and they are red hot right now. I think it’ll be an interesting game that not many people care about if that makes any sense.
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So I haven’t really commented on the United States’ for the 2014 World Cup. Yeah, it’s the Group of Death and yeah the odds are against them. Germany one of the best teams in the world. Ghana owns the US. Portugal probably the best team to make it out of a playoff. The US is different these days, but it’ll be a tough tough road.
Anyway – Ines Sainz was at the World Cup Draw on Friday and she looked absolutely money. Thanks to BustedCoverage for the heads up on that one.
With a mere four seconds remaining and the game knotted at 72-72, Colorado’s Askia Booker drove past halfcourt and drained a one-footed, game-winning 3-pointer to lift the Buffaloes to a 75-72 upset victory over No. 7 Kansas. [Continue Reading]
College basketball starting to get in the game after our focus has been fixated on football and MLB postseason play.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was expected to travel home with the team after being taken off the ice on a stretcher after being pulled down and punched by Boston’s Shawn Thornton in the opening period of Saturday’s 3-2 loss. The club said on its Twitter site that he “returned from the hospital and will be traveling with the team back to Pittsburgh.” [Continue Reading]
So this was the big controversy over the weekend. The most important thing is Orpik is OK. Thornton has expressed his regret for the incident, but here’s the thing: what happened here isn’t too far off from what happens in hockey. Cheap shot on one of your players, enforcer retaliates. It’s unfortunate that Orpik got messed up and I don’t condone what Thornton did, but we see it a lot in hockey – this time is just went very wrong.
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Jameis Winston led Florida State to a 45-7 victory against Duke on Saturday night in the ACC championship game, and the 13-0 Seminoles are on their way to the Rose Bowl for the BCS national championship game on Jan. 6. But Winston has been in the news for other issues besides football during the last three weeks. Winston faced a series of questions from ESPN reporter Heather Cox on the field after the game. When asked after the game what he had learned from the just-completed investigation, Winston said he had to get more mature. He credited coach Jimbo Fisher with providing full support, and he spoke about how his teammates had his back. On the fourth question about the investigation, when asked why he chose not to talk during the process, Winston turned and walked away. [Continue Reading]
About a third into the college football season I jumped on the Jameis Winston bandwagon. I thought this kid was going to be the next big thing in college football. And I’m a freaking idiot for thinking it was going to be different. Really stupid. I mean first the guy is at Florida State that’s a warning sign. Before long he’s the biggest villain in college football. Great. Hopefully his career becomes a giant pile of sh$t. Can’t see anyone rooting for him in the National Championship.
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