What's up, work week survivors? Pete Blackburn riding with you into the weekend with some of the Internet's finest offerings. Andy will be back to greet you Monday morning, but feel free to further our bond on Twitter @PeteBlackburn.
All Eyes On Florida State
College football's headlines continue to be dominated by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and his alleged off-the-field actions, but the Seminoles are still preparing to host Notre Dame in one of the weekend's most anticipated matchups. Make sure to check out SI's expert picks for this weekend's slate of games as well as their playoff brackets before kickoff tomorrow.
The Troubled Life Of Jim Irsay
ESPN has published an in-depth piece on the dark personal life of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who is returning from his six-week suspension after being arrested for DUI earlier this summer. Dashcam footage of that arrest has just now surfaced online and, man, Irsay was so wasted he could barely even stand on his own two feet.
Marky Mark Toasts To Jimmy Buckets
Mark Wahlberg spent some time with the Chicago Bulls prior to last season and apparently became a pretty big fan of Jimmy Butler's. Following Jimmy Bucket's game-winning three in last night's preseason game, a seemingly-drunk Marky Mark made sure to deliver a toast to the Bulls guard/forward on Instagram.
Massive Soccer Brawl
A recent soccer game in Argentina featured a brawl so wild that the match had to be called off.
Lovely Lady of the Day
One Big Postseason Party
With the World Series set to begin next week, take a look back at some of the crazy clubhouse celebrations that we've seen throughout this year's playoffs. At this point, I'm almost worried about the well-being of whatever team manages to win the damn trophy. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
Best Team Photo Ever
Odds & Ends
Brett Favre and Ken Griffey, Jr. will be the guest pickers on College GameDay this weekend...Kobe was not happy about ESPN ranking him as the 40th best player in the NBA this season...Jason Pierre-Paul is celebrating Halloween early at the expense of his teammates...The NCAA has allowed a team to reschedule a game so a terminally ill player can play...Kelly Slater is 42-years old and still pretty good at surfing...John Tavares' shootout goal last night was absolutely filthy...This poor guy somehow just found out he's been pooping wrong his entire life.
Intro Video of the Day
Las Vegas prep school Bishop Gorman has created an absolutely amazing intro video for this year's football team.
Try The Chicken
It's clips like this that make me so shocked that Mark Sanchez's NFL career hasn't exactly gone as planned.
Best Touchdown You'll See This Weekend
A couple of high school football teams in Wisconsin let an eight-year old with Down Syndrome score a touchdown on a kickoff during a recent game. Shoutout to the guy who yells "Come on, guys...learn how to tackle!" at the end.