The rivalry between Bowdoin College and Colby College may not have the same stature as Ohio State and Michigan. But the Division III programs based in Maine have had their share of memorable games over the years. This past weekend's tilt may have topped them all though. That will happen when you go from a 20-20 tie with 12.8 seconds remaining to a final score of 32-22, with Bowdoin coming out on top. How did it all happen so quickly?
Facing a 4th and 9 from the 43-yard line, Bowdoin quarterback Mac Caputi launched a Hail Mary pass that was hauled in by wide receiver Daniel Barone. That brought the clock down to three seconds left and made the score 26-20. On the ensuing PAT, Colby blocked the attempt. Jason Buco returned it for a two-point conversion to make the score 26-22 as no time ran off the clock. Then, on the following kickoff, Colby did its best rendition of "The Play" (from Cal-Stanford fame). Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out for the Mules the same way it did for the Golden Bears that fateful afternoon in Strawberry Canyon in 1982, quite the opposite actually. A series of laterals failed miserably as Bowdoin senior Brian Glazewski came up with the ball and scored a touchdown as time expired on the final play of his college career. Here's a recap of the wackiness on YouTube.
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Meanwhile, Los Angeles Lakers swingman Xavier Henry threw his hat in the ring for NBA Dunk of the Year on this throwdown over New Orleans Pelicans pivot Jeff Withey. The posterization comes a day after J.J. Hickson's candidacy for the same honor.
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To beard or not to beard
Finally, the Detroit Tigers are mulling over a pair of big-name free agents to be their closer in 2014: Joe Nathan or Brian Wilson. Yes, that Brian Wilson.