Michael Sam's Father Did Not Take His Son's Coming Out Smoothly

Michael Sam's Missouri teammates generally embraced him when he revealed that he was gay last August. The majority of the NFL's reaction was positive, too, after Sam told the public Sunday. But Sam's father, Michael Sam, Sr., didn't have a similar reaction when he found out. His coping involved drinks at Applebee's. » 2/11/14 8:15pm 2/11/14 8:15pm

There Are No Words To Describe "SEC Bound," The Country Song Dedicated…

When people say they hate country music, this video is probably what they're thinking of: A million Midwestern clichés wrapped into a three-minute, 52-second package of lasso practice, pickup trucks in fields, guitar-playing on top of hay bales, and college kids rowboating on dry land. (Is that what they do for fun in… » 8/29/12 8:25pm 8/29/12 8:25pm

Meet Kyle O'Quinn, The Henny Youngman Of The NCAA Tournament

Friday finally brought some excitement to the table, after the initial thrill of Thursday's day-drinking-instead-of-working had worn off. We had two 15 seeds beating 2 seeds—and one of them was Duke! But the real fun came after Norfolk State University bested Missouri, a team for some reason loads of people had going… » 3/17/12 9:32am 3/17/12 9:32am

Purdue Not-So-Subtly Blames Cheap Purdue Donors For Matt Painter's…

Purdue head coach Matt Painter, who has led the Boilermakers to four straight 25-win seasons, is meeting with Missouri officials in Florida today to discuss their recently vacated head coaching job. The John Purdue Club is in a tizzy over his potential departure, even though this scenario seems more representative of a … » 3/29/11 2:25pm 3/29/11 2:25pm

College Football Preview: Why Conference Championships Suck Edition


Of all the ridiculous aspects of the BCS system, the conference championship game pisses me off more than any other because it points out the flagrant hypocrisy of the college presidents. In the same time period when they've fought a college football playoff because of the time it would add to the season, they've… » 12/05/08 1:00pm 12/05/08 1:00pm

College Football Roundup: Mommas Don't Bring Your Babies to Neyland

Just a tip, don’t ever try and take a baby into Neyland Stadium. No matter how old the kid (ours is less than nine months old and was sleeping in a baby bjorn on his mom’s chest). Babies have to have tickets to Neyland too. I have no idea why the University of Tennessee would have this policy. Especially since two of… » 10/20/08 1:30pm 10/20/08 1:30pm

College Football Preview: Colt McCoy and Chase Daniel Duel for Rights…

Back when I wrote that I couldn’t wait to watch the BYU-TCU game, I meant it. Completely. But what I forgot was that I’d be on the road in a hotel room. I don’t know why it is but hotels have the most erratic cable channel selections known to man. If you’re anything like me you’ve found yourself lying on a bed,… » 10/17/08 1:30pm 10/17/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup: Carnage Came and Carnage Conquered

For those of you who emailed and asked whether the bearded guy in the orange shirt on the sideline at UT-Georgia was me. Yep, it was. There's a refined sense of pleasure in being a fan and watching your team suffer a drubbing from the sideline. I think I spoke about five words the entire game because I was afraid of… » 10/13/08 1:00pm 10/13/08 1:00pm

College Football Preview: Texas and Oklahoma Is At NOON (EST) You…

The biggest week of college football games comes at a good time. Your stocks are tanking, summer is fading, you may or may not get fired in the newest round of layoffs, and you're thinking about getting an MBA or going to law school but you're not sure whether it makes sense to take out the student loads. As if that… » 10/10/08 1:30pm 10/10/08 1:30pm

College Football Roundup Week 5: The Saga of Destroyed College Gameday …

Each week more signs appear behind the stage at ESPN's College Gameday. Some are original and funny (Knowshon Crossing sign with his leaping outline), some are entirely inside jokes (let's make a sign with our friend's name on it and hold it up for three hours early in the morning), and some are deemed offensive and… » 9/29/08 1:30pm 9/29/08 1:30pm