#2missing, Mascot Heads, & A Ground-Heavy Attack.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Quick Hits From Over The Weekend
  • SNF. Apparently, the Green Bay Packers topped the New York Giants 23-16 in a Sunday Night showdown, but we, like all of America, watched the real battle: Turd Sandwich vs. Giant Douche. Is it too late for Ken Bone to be president?
  • Knockout. Texas Rangers star Rougned Odor may have delivered a punch to the Blue Jays earlier in the season, but last night he delivered a fatal one to his own team in the form of an error. The Blue Jays swept the Rangers in three straight games and will move on to the ALCS to play either the Red Sox or the Indians, who currently own a 2-0 lead over the Sox.
  • Different Ways To Play. Despite throwing the ball just five times to Houston's 50, Navy beat the sixth-ranked Cougars 46-40. Their ground-heavy attack gained over 300 yards, and lead them to their first win against a top-10 school since 1984. To make things even sweeter, class has been cancelled at the Naval Academy on Tuesday to celebrate the win. School's out!

The Main Event
What?
The mascot revolution began 20 years ago.

What Else?
Lee Corso is the College GameDay host known for saying, "Not so fast," and that one time he yelled, "F*ck it!" on live TV, but mostly, he's known for wearing mascot heads - a trend which he started two decades ago.

College GameDay took time out of their Saturday festivities starring drunken college students to honor Corso and his iconic mascot headgear tradition. Corso got emotional as he thanked ESPN for sticking with the 81-year-old after his 2009 stroke, and presumably for calling a child a midget and yelling, "F*ck it!" on live TV .

Thoughts?
College football without Corso is like camping without dip, sure you can do it, but it's going to be way less fun. We're glad Corso turned the traditional pick 'em into a spectacle, allowing us to watch an old man act like a child.

Good Sport
Nick Saban
No, that's not a typo. The noted asshole (take your pick) actually did something nice after Alabama's win over Arkansas. Arkansas center Frank Ragnow lost his father recently, and in a touching move, Saban sought out the player to share some words of encouragement.

Now if only Arkansas professors were able to share positive words of encouragement to struggling Razorbacks, instead of the opposite.

Bad Sport
Lewis Hamilton.
Somebody check his license to see if he's old enough to drive, because the F1 driver is Snapchatting like a tween. After spending Thursday's Japanese Grand Prix press conference Snapchatting, Hamilton stormed off stage, and probably slammed his bedroom door shut while yelling, "I hate you!", because he was upset with how reporters wrote about his conference-long Snapchatting.

G.O.A.T. of the Weekend (What is G.O.A.T.?)
The Tennessee at Texas A&M Game. Saturday's highly anticipated game between the Volunteers(9) and Aggies(8) lived up to the hype. The two teams traded points all game (and destroyed a ref in the process), but the climax took place late in the 4th quarter. With time winding down, A&M running back Trayveon Williams broke free for a game-sealing 73-yard run, only to be stripped of the ball by Malik Foreman inches before running into the end zone, resulting in a touchback. The Vols took the ball 80-yards and scored a touchdown to send the game into OT. After both settling for field goals in the first OT, A&M scored a TD in the second and the Vols turned the ball over. Us after the game.

Goat of the Weekend (What's a Goat?)
Chad Kelly. During Ole Miss football's bye week, starting quarterback, and son of HOF Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, went to his former high school to watch his younger brother play football, and also to get in an on-field fight. After a late hit on his brother, Chad was among the many who rushed the field and threw down. If you're an Ole Miss fan, no need to worry, it sounds like the most confused looking coach in college football, Hugh Freeze, isn't even looking to give him a hand slap as punishment.

Tweet of the Weekend
"When your daughter has jersey day at school and she doesn't have enough friends to wear all the teams #2missing" - Josh McCown

It's nice to see the journeyman quarterback can at least joke about how bad he is at football (because he knows we're still jealous).

What to Watch (All Times Eastern)
NFL. Monday Night Football: Buccaneers at Panthers - 8:15pm on ESPN
MLB PLAYOFFS. Teams TBD - 6pm on ESPN; Game 3: Cubs at Giants - 9:30pm on FS1
SOCCER. World Cup Qualifying: Netherlands vs. France - 2:30pm on FS1
TENNIS. World TeamTennis: Smash Hits - 10pm on ESPN2
WWE. Monday Night Raw - 8pm on USA
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