- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
Well, this man videobombing Jimbo Fisher has good eyebrow-moving skills.
During the Florida State coach's postgame interview with ESPN after his Seminoles beat Louisville, a man gave the camera an interesting look behind Fisher and ESPN's Samantha Ponder.
The man was apparently a bowl representative.
Go watch football, take some pictures after the game for bowl research purposes and then get yourself seen on TV? That's a good gig you'll never want to give up.
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- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles10 hrs ago
Tony Stewart recorded a record lap at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, but Matt Kenseth is on the pole.
Kenseth was the fastest driver in the third round of qualifying and will start first for Sunday's race. Behind him, it's a parade of Hendrick-powered Chevrolets. Jeff Gordon will start second, Jimmie Johnson third, Kurt Busch fourth, Kevin Harvick fifth and Stewart sixth.
Stewart's record came in the second round of qualifying. His lap of 200.111 MPH was the first time a driver has ever recorded a lap over 200 MPH at a 1.5-mile track in the Sprint Cup Series. And it's a record that will stand for some time, and won't become relevant for future events at intermediate tracks after this season. With horsepower and downforce reductions set for 2015, cars will be slower.
Here's how the entire eight-driver Chase field qualified for the second race of the third round of the Chase.
1. Matt Kenseth 2. Jeff Gordon 5. Kevin Harvick7. Ryan Newman 10. Joey Logano 11. Carl Edwards 20. Denny Hamlin 26. Brad Keselowski
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- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles15 hrs ago
AUSTIN, Texas – When you're in the NASCAR garage, you don't normally hear others being greeted with "bonjour."
At a Formula 1 race, that's commonplace, along with "hello" in a myriad of different languages. Even if you didn't recognize any of the companies with advertisments plastered all over the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, you'd know Formula 1 was a world sport just with your ears.
COTA, as it's known for short, is a winding 20-turn circuit just southeast of Austin's Bergstrom Airport. On a day like Friday, a picture-perfect fall day, you could see the jets landing at the airport fly just to the west of the track.
Since the United States Grand Prix is held on Sunday, the same day as the eighth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Texas Motor Speedway, we decided to venture on down to COTA before the Cup race to get a glimpse of a Formula 1 race weekend for the first time.
As soon as we arrived at COTA, there was one thing to do – find a way to get into the tower on the outside of the track.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
After a 6-4 Week 9, we're 37-52-1 for the season. Only 15 games back of .500!
Cincinnati (-6.5) at Tulane, 8 p.m. ET FRIDAY: Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel is listed as probable for the game, so we're banking on a strong performance from him. But don't be surprised to see QB Munchie Legaux at QB for a series or two as well. Legaux's hometown is New Orleans and it'd be a great gesture by coach Tommy Tuberville after Legaux has fought back from a knee injury. If you're looking for a reason why the Tulane offense is going to keep up with Cincinnati, we don't have one. The Green Wave hasn't topped 13 points since Sept. 20.
Duke (+3.5) at Pitt, Noon ET: The 6-1 Blue Devils are dogs? Look, we now that what Pitt did in terms of fumbles in the first quarter against Georgia Tech was absurd and may never happen again, at least to the Panthers. But the Blue Devils have become adaptable on offense and are again becoming the favorites in the ACC Coastal. We like Anthony Boone to have a good day.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
It's very possible that Kyle Allen will start at quarterback on Saturday for Texas A&M.
Coach Kevin Sumlin said after A&M's loss to Alabama that the quarterback competition is open and Allen was the starting quarterback during the Aggies' walkthrough per AggieYell.com. The quarterback that starts the walkthrough is usually the starting quarterback for the game. A&M plays Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Kenny Hill has been A&M's starting quarterback for the first eight games of the season but after he exploded on the scene against South Carolina, he's struggled recently. After throwing no interceptions in his first three games, he's thrown eight in the last five. Earlier in the week, A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said the competition was wide open.
Against Alabama, Texas A&M's third loss in a row, Hill, a sophomore, was 17-26 for 138 yards passing and threw an interception.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
When your team is playing well, even other coaches want to dress up as you.
Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl dressed up as coach Gus Malzahn Thursday night at an event for Auburn's basketball team.
"Pearl Jam" wasn't the band. Rather it was an open scrimmage and event for Auburn's basketball team and its first-year coach. Pearl, after serving time as an ESPN analyst while he was under show-cause penalty from the NCAA, was hired by Auburn after last season.
We hope Pearl read this piece by The War Eagle Reader for authenticity. The site asked Malzahn's wife and daughter on how to create the perfect Gus costume.
For more Auburn news, visit AuburnSports.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Georgia's appeal to have RB Todd Gurley eligible sooner than November 15 has been denied.
The NCAA said in a statement this week that Gurley would be reinstated for the Bulldogs' game against Auburn on November 15 after serving a four-game suspension for accepting over $3,000 for autographing items over multiple years.
Georgia immediately appealed the decision in the hopes that Gurley could play as soon as Saturday against Florida. The suspension was upheld. It was for 30 percent of the season because of the amount of money Gurley accepted.
"We are very disappointed in tonight's decision by the Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee regarding our appeal on Todd Gurley's eligibility reinstatement," a Georgia statement read. "We believe our case to the NCAA for Todd's immediate reinstatement was strong and compelling. However, we now have exhausted all available options and look forward to Todd's return to competition on November 15. The full attention of the Bulldog Nation now needs to be focused on our team and Saturday's important game against Florida."
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles1 day ago
Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy.
A little late on this week's Happy Hour, but it's been a wild one, and a wild month overall. And it has nothing to do with Halloween. Happy Halloween to everyone, and please celebrate safely. And enjoy the last two days of Daylight Saving Time until darkness falls until March.
Here's what the old Chase standings would look like after Martinsville. Yup, it's a big, big advantage from first to second and then a cluster away from there. But you know what, sometimes blowouts happen. We'lll see if this turns into a close one as the season closes.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
J.T. Barrett isn't anticipating missing Saturday's game against Illinois despite a sprained MCL in his left knee. While the knee is swollen, Barrett said Wednesday that he'll need a major setback before the game to not take the field.
"It would have to be something drastic to happen between now and Saturday," Barrett said after practice via BuckeyeGrove.com. "I plan on playing on Saturday."
Barrett said his knee was sore and there was some swelling, but wore a brace on it at practice. The injury happened before halftime of the Buckeyes' double-overtime win at Penn State.
Barrett tore the ACL in his right knee in high school, so this injury doesn't have any relation to the previous one. And while Ohio State fans may be wondering why Braxton Miller missed two games last year with a sprained MCL, it's worth remembering that sprains have differing severeties and that people respond different to injuries.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
There could be another high-profile Title IX investigation involving a Florida State football player.
According to the Associated Press, RB Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation after allegations of domestic battery were brought against him.
Earlier in the week, Williams' former girlfriend, the woman who accused him of the offenses, saidshe wanted the charges dropped. However, the Tallahassee Police Department is still looking into the accusations.