- Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Florida WR Andre Debose was allegedly pushed through a window during a dispute Saturday evening, according to the Gainesville Police Department.
Debose was in a dispute with Victor Watkinswhen, according to the GPD,John Honeycutt went and retrieved a handgun and threatened Watkins after Watkins threw Debose into a window. Debose was uninjured. The three were eating dinner with a woman when the dispute occurred.
Then, according to GPD, Watkins took the gun from Honeycutt and shot several rounds into the ground. After that happened, Honeycutt got a rifle and fired several shots through Watkins' SUV, which was parked outside the residence where the dispute happened. (Click here to view the police report.)
Honeycutt was arrested for aggravated assault.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles1 day ago
Denny Hamlin has broken the two-race Team Penske streak of poles.
Hamlin will start first after setting a track speed record with a lap of 129.99 MPH in the second round of qualifying and will start first for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol. Well, it's a race scheduled for Sunday, anyway. Significant chances of rain in the forecast mean a Sunday washout is a distinct possibility.
Penske drivers aren't far behind. Brad Keselowski, last week's Las Vegas winner who started second and had the pole at Phoenix will start second once again. Joey Logano, the Las Vegas pole-winner, will start fourth. In between them is Matt Kenseth, who won at Bristol in August and is Hamlin's teammate. He starts third.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The losses just keep on coming for Nick Saban.
After closing the year with two straight losses and seeing the 10-second defensive substitution proposal pulled from consideration before it even went to a vote, Saban finished fifth in Alabama's voting for student government president.
OK, so maybe this one was unavoidable. And doesn't count, because the Alabama football coach was ineligible to be on the ballot. It was also a distant fifth place too. Saban received seven votes while winner Hamilton Bloom had over 6,300.
Also receiving votes were Alabama football players Amari Cooper, Derrick Henry and Landon Collins. They each got a vote apiece. Somewhat stunningly, AJ McCarron didn't receive a vote and neither did Katherine Webb. Are Alabama students over them?
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles2 days ago
The accidents that didn't happen during Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas were apparently being saved for Friday's Cup practice session at Bristol.
Five drivers had trouble during the session, which was run in chilly temperatures. During Sunday's race at Vegas there wasn't a single spin or accident.
Kyle Busch hit the wall coming off the corner, while Greg Biffle spun off the corner and hit the inside wall with the front of his car. Justin Allgaier's car took off as he entered the corner and he pancaked the outside wall. All three drivers were forced to go to backup cars.
So was Danica Patrick, who crashed about three minutes into the session. She got into Parker Kligerman after getting loose and spun into the wall. Kligerman's team fixed the damage to his car, and he had this to say following the incident.
- From The Marbles2 days ago
After we asked for your Kurt Busch nickname suggestions for his new From the Marbles nickname, you all didn't disappoint. We received almost 150 nicknames in the past week and we've parsed it down to what we think are the best 10.
In case you missed our post about how we can't get behind Busch's self-imposed "Outlaw" nickname, you can check it out here.
Voting is open until Friday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Some of the nicknames below may be self-explanatory, others you may not understand. Heck, the same nickname may have completely different meanings for different people. It's why we're not going to explain or implicitly endorse any of the choices below. It's all up to you, readers. Pick wich one you want to stick.
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- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles2 days ago
Did Dale Earnhardt Jr. gross out most of the world last night with this revelatory tweet?
Shortly after he professed his love for the odd combination, Deadspin picked up on his tweet. Junior didn't mind that the post disagreed with his food tastes, but rather that the site wasn't sold it on the idea that he sent the tweet himself.
@NickBromberg I was more offended (not really offended) that they considered someone else runs my twitter handle. Blasphemy!
And anyway, don't we all have a disgusting-to-the-rest-of-the-world food combination that we love?
- From The Marbles2 days ago
Let the phone sponsorship battles begin.
On Friday, Verizon was announced as the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series. Verizon is the leading U.S. wireless carrier and a telecommunications provider behemoth. Sprint, the third-biggest wireless company in the U.S., is the title sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series, which is of course the top-tier series in NASCAR.
“Verizon's commitment to IndyCar demonstrates its belief in the direction of our sport and further corroborates our long-term goals," IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said in a statement. “Verizon is the perfect partner for us to showcase the high level of innovation and technology that is inherent in our sport. IndyCar will provide a large audience of tech-savvy consumers who are eager for the latest technology to further enhance their experience."
Verizon has been sponsoring the No. 12 of Will Power for Team Penske and will continue the partnership with the team. The company will also sponsor Juan Pablo Montoya for eight races in 2014. Montoya moved to the IndyCar Series after seven full-time seasons in the Sprint Cup Series for Chip Ganassi Racing.
There's a college football connection on the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," but it's got nothing to do with Kliff Kingsbury.
Josh Murray, the older brother of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray is a contestant vying for the affection of Andi Dorfman. Josh Murray is also a former Georgia football player. He was a strong safety and appeared in two games in 2010.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Lauren Murray, the mother of Aaron and Josh, said Josh left Sunday for California and is banned from all communication.
“He left Sunday (for California) and had to give up all forms of communication,” Lauren Murray said.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question and answer sessionThursday and not surprisingly, many of the questions directed towards the stylin' Red Raider coach had nothing to do with football.
Yes, the Bachelor came up after Houston Texans QB Case Keenum's plea for Kingsbury to be on the show.Our guess is that ABC producers don't want a candidate to handpick his selection pool.
It didn't take long for a question about Ryan Gosling, either. Many think that Kingsburylooks like the actor, or maybe Gosling is the one that looks like Kingsbury?
The secret to Kingsbury's perfectly coiffed hair? Axe. Seriously.
This user was very happy to show off his username to Kingsbury.
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is such a big Lil Boosie fan that he reportedly called the rapper the day after the Seminoles won the BCS Championship Game.
According to TMZ, the recently-released-from-prison rapper says he got a call from Winston after FSU beat Auburn. Winston is a noted Boosie fan and the rapper says the two got along great during the call.
"We chopped it up ... I told him I was a fan of his also," Boosie said to TMZ.
Boosie was released from prison March 5 after spending five years behind bars.
He's been making the rounds after his release and was on Tiger TV on Tuesdaysaying that LSU needed to keep its in-state recruits rather than letting them go to Alabama. Boosie is a Baton Rouge, La. native.