- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday53 mins ago
By now you may have heard about the waiter who was stiffed for a tip by some Alabama fans after he talked about “being proud of Auburn” after their improbable win on a returned field goal in the Iron Bowl.
We received a lot of feedback about the story possibly being a hoax. Thanks to a tip, we were able to reach out to the waiter and get to the bottom of what actually happened.
The waiter’s name is Forrest Swan. Swan is a 22-year-old computer science student at East Tennessee State who works at what he described in a phone interview as a “wing joint” in Kingsport, TN. Swan, who was on his way to class when reached for comment Wednesday afternoon, waits tables on weekends to help pay for college.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
When it comes to holiday decorating, some people really go the extra mile.
Bob Witt, a Penn State alum, went even beyond that by adding a hefty amount of PSU school spirit to the holiday-light display at his Schwenksville, Pa. home.
His light display is perfectly synchronized to several popular Penn State fight songs and according to Onward State, the show uses 45,000 lights. That must take a serious amount of hard work to assemble.
The house has gotten so popular that Witt even started a Facebook page to let those interested know when the best time to drive by the house is.
Last year’s show, while also extremely impressive, isn’t quite as cool as the 2013 version. Witt will have to step up his game to make the 2014 version even more spectacular.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
There is no need to be this angry at a football game.
In a video that was sent to Deadspin, a man was in an argument with an Arizona State student at ASU's game against Arizona on Saturday and well, he got a little kicky. (Video contains a kick, a scrum and some adult language.)
And he didn't stop there, throwing some punches as onlookers tried to take the conflict down a few notches after the first strikes were landed.
No word if the man was an Arizona fan or not. Things went well for Arizona State Saturday; the Sun Devils won and they host the Pac-12 Championship Saturday against Stanford.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Florida State would be a double digit favorite over all of its likely BCS Championship opponents.
The Bovada sportsbook released lines for every hypothetical BCS title matchup Wednesday, and the Seminoles start as a 10 point favorite over fellow undefeated Ohio State and the numbers keep growing from there.
If the Noles play Auburn -- if the Tigers win against Missouri in the SEC Championship and Ohio State loses to Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship -- Florida State would be a 12.5 point favorite. Add another point if it's Missouri as the opponent.
Those odds are with Jameis Winston as Florida State's quarterback. The Heisman favorite is the subject of a sexual assault investigation and if any charges are filed,
If Ohio State wins and Florida State loses to Duke Saturday in the ACC Championship, the Buckeyes would be a 2.5 point favorite over Auburn and a 3.5 point favorite over Missouri.
If those weren't enough for you, Bovada also has odds for the likelihood of the national title matchups. Florida State vs. Ohio State leads the way at 4/7 while Florida State and Auburn are at 3/1. FSU vs. Missouri is 13/4 and any other matchup is 10/1.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Cade Foster broke his post-Iron Bowl Twitter silence on Tuesday to thank his family, friends, teammates and fans for their support.
Foster was 0-3 on field goal attempts during Alabama's 34-28 loss to Auburn. With just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter and Foster 0-2, coach Nick Saban eschewed a 30-yard field goal in favor of going for it on fourth and less than a yard. Alabama was stopped by Auburn.
My teammates are 100% behind me and I can't love them enough for that. Also thanks for the supportive messages from Fam, Friends, and Fans..
— Cade Foster (@Foster_43) December 3, 2013
After the game, Foster was the focus of ridiculous and threatening tweets from Alabama fans, which prompted linebacker CJ Mosley to tweet this:
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
A man who was a part of a crew working on the renovation of Texas A&M’s Kyle Field died Tuesday after falling four stories at the construction site.
In a statement released Tuesday evening, Texas A&M spokesperson Steve Moore confirmed the identity of the man to be Angel Garcia, 25, an employee with the Dallas-based company Lindamood Demolition. Moore confirmed that Garcia fell from the fourth level of the northeast end of the stadium.
“The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the A&M System and within the Bryan and College Station community are with the Garcia family,” Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that it is unclear whether the incident would affect the progress of the work on Kyle Field and that because Garcia was working for a subcontractor, the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may supersede Texas A&M’s policies.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley doesn’t fit the typical stereotype of a football player. He is the Bulldogs’ leading receiver, but he is also a self-described nerd who is organizing Star Wars lightsaber duels on Georgia’s campus. He also plans to film them.
Conley has loved Star Wars since he was a kid, so he sent out two tweets on Nov. 18 looking for other Star Wars fans on campus to assist him with his project.
— Chris Conley (@_Flight_31) November 18, 2013
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
The knee injury that Zach Mettenberger suffered against Arkansas will force him to miss LSU's bowl game.
ESPN is reporting that Mettenberger has a torn ACL. He got hit in the left knee in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' game against Arkansas. The throw right before the hit was great, as was the catch.Jarvis Landry made a one-handed catch over his defender.
Mettenberger is also reported to have a sprained MCL, which will have to heal before the surgery to repair the ACL is done. He could be able to throw in drills before April's NFL Draft, but the surgery will mean that any significant drills involving the knee are likely out.
The senior threw for 3,082 yards this season and 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was replaced by Anthony Jennings against Arkansas, who led the Tigers on its winning touchdown drive. Jennings would replace Mettenberger for the bowl game as well.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Maybe someone should have videotaped former Miami coach Howard Schnellenberger's reaction to Chris Davis' 100-yard field goal return to beat Alabama?
Schnellenberger was on WDRB in Louisville on Tuesday and said that he thought that the return was "the greatest thing in the world" because Alabama coach Nick Saban needed some humility.
"I thought that was the greatest thing in the world," Schnellenberger told WDRB. "Not for the football program. For the football coach. He needed a big serving of humility. He's been Mr. Perfect. He's been Mr. Arrogant. There's no reason for that. Every coach all the way down to Little League knows that you cover that field goal."
We're pretty sure that Saban's team knew it needed to cover that field goal. It just didn't do a very good job of it. And Schnellenberger realizes that. He said he still believed that Alabama was the best team in the country.
- Christopher Wilson at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Things have changed juuuust a bit since the projections last week. Auburn scored two touchdowns in the final minute to knock off Alabama, and barring two championship game upsets, it looks like the Tide’s quest for a third straight title died on the Plains. We also saw Fresno State go down, watched as Wisconsin blew a potential BCS bid against Penn State and have our first confirmed matchup of the bowl season. On to the details.
(A reminder we are presuming the favorites win the remainder of their games for these projections. That is 100 percent definitely not going to happen, but it's the methodology we're going to use.)
BCS title game (Jan. 6): Florida State vs. Ohio State