- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday36 mins ago
Ron Burgundy's scheduled SportsCenter appearance is a no-go after ESPN cancelled it in light of the announcement regarding the sexual assault case involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
Florida state attorney Willie Meggs is set to announce his decision about any charges for Winston at 2 p.m. ET and Will Ferrell's Anchorman character was to be on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter to promote the ubiquitous movie 'Anchorman 2.'
Ron Burgundy's SportsCenter appearance Thursday has been canceled in light of breaking news out of Florida State regarding Jameis Winston.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 5, 2013
Burgundy is still making his media rounds -- he hit up the Dan Patrick Show Thursday morning -- but it's the right call to suspend any hosting appearances on ESPN's flagship show. No matter the outcome of the announcement, joking about a sexual assault case would be inappropriate, to say the least.
Keith Olbermann includes person who dumped cremated remains on Pat Dye Field among ‘worst person in the sports world’ list with Nick Saban (Video)Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Of all the things that have come from the miraculous finish in the Iron Bowl last Saturday, one of the more intriguing tidbits came from a tweet from the Auburn Turf Team. The tweet showed that someone dumped a loved one’s cremated remains on Pat Dye Field.
— Auburn Turf Team (@auburnturf) December 2, 2013
There are a few ways to react to this.
You can be touched (and impressed) that someone would follow through with the wishes of the deceased individual and presumably bring an urn (or other cremated human carrying device) into the stadium before sneaking onto the field to do the deed.
Or you can think the gesture is a completely over-the-top.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Florida state attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a 2 p.m. ET announcement Thursday to lay out any charges in the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston.
Willie Meggs will make an announcement on whether he will charge Jameis Winston at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Any decision on potential charges in the case from December of last yearwas expected to be after Saturday's ACC championship game after Meggs said in late November that a decision would be two weeks out.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
If you were waiting breathlessly for Kliff Kingsbury to describe his game day style, you can inhale now.
Kingsbury wrote a piece for the December issue of Esquireabout how he dresses on Saturdays. The piece leads with the quote "If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good." Texas Tech must not have felt it looked good during the final five games of the season. After starting 7-0 and narrowly losing to Oklahoma, the Red Raiders lost out the rest of the way to finish 7-5.
Kingsbury goes into explicit detail about his fashion choices. It's expected detail from a coach... when describing four verticals or a cover two technique. But when describing clothes? Not-so-expected from anyone else other than Kingsbury.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Barry Switzer believes that his beloved Sooners will do what the Baylor offense couldn't when it lost 49-17 to Oklahoma State on November 23.
Sooner's will "Hang Half a Hundred" Saturday! Anyone want to bet Old Coach !!!! #coachescabana
— Barry Switzer (@Barry_Switzer) December 4, 2013
This is big speak from the outspoken Switzer, who earlier this season congratulated Bob Stoops for setting the record for wins as Oklahoma's head coach before he actually set the record.Entering the game, Stoops was tied with Switzer for the most wins as OU's coach with 157.
Oklahoma beat Iowa State that Saturday, but not before trailing 10-0.
When was the last time that the Sooners hung half a hundred on Oklahoma State? Well, it was just last year, when Oklahoma won 51-48 in overtime. And in 2008, when Oklahoma scored 61. Overall, the Sooners have eclipsed that mark 14 times against the Cowboys.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
It has been common in recent years for football programs to showcase what they have to offer in terms of facilities with nicely-assembled YouTube videos. It is definitely a useful recruiting tool and a great way to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a Division I program.
Oklahoma State took advantage of this by showcasing its 92,000 square-foot practice facility. Athletic director Mike Holder gives a brief tour and shows viewers both the indoor and outdoor fields.
The indoor facility is particularly impressive, with Holder even added that “if you wanted to play a game in here, you could.”
To me, the thing that stood out most about the indoor facility were the AIRCRAFT HANGAR DOORS (!!!) that make the walls disappear. That is so cool.
Holder said those were installed for ventilation and that it gives players easier access to two outdoor natural grass fields. You can’t help but be impressed at what has to be one of the nicest facilities in the country.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs 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. Saturday21 hrs 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. Saturday21 hrs 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. Saturday22 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, he will be suspended immediately and these betting spreads would look very different.
If Ohio State wins and Florida State loses to Duke on Saturday in the ACC championship, the Buckeyes would be a 2.5-point favorite over Auburn and a 3.5-point favorite over Missouri.