Big CFB Weekend
With a minuscule margin of error, every weekend is technically a huge one for college football teams but there's no denying that this mid-October weekend feels bigger. From Bama-A&M to Michigan State-Michigan, this is the type of weekend that changes the playoff conversation. Here are the best College GameDay signs from Ann Arbor and you must watch ESPN's amusing tribute to Steve Spurrier. And, in case you missed it (which you definitely did), Boise State committed eight turnovers in their blowout loss to Utah State on Friday night. The Broncos threw three interceptions and lost FIVE fumbles. FIVE!
It's all about logistics and Oklahoma football did NOT have good logistics for their travel plans to Kansas State on Friday. The Sooners' flight was delayed eight hours, meaning they didn't arrive in their hotel rooms until 2:00 AM. The drive to Manhattan from Norman is only 308 miles, or 4 hours and 30 minutes. Whoops.
Bautista Has Competition
A Korean bat-flipping hero signed with an American management company and might come to Major League Baseball soon.
Lovely Lady of the Day
This Weekend's LLOD is Jessica, a cheerleader from the Tennessee Titans (Click here for full-size gallery)
Playboy's decision to remove nudity from their magazines came as a shock to almost everyone and the company is receiving backlash from magazines and models in South America.
It appears that NHL expansion is inevitable, with Las Vegas and Quebec City sitting as the most likely candidates for franchises. And apparently a decision on the Vegas bid could be coming soon. Here are 20 potential names for a Vegas team and 17 potential names for a Quebec City team.
I Don't See This Going Well
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Odds and Ends
"Aladdin" directors confirmed a major, long-standing fan theory about the genie ... Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd wants to throw the first pitch if the Cubs reach the World Series ... Crying Mets fan calls Mike Francesa again ... There will be a silly number of NFL scouts at the Ohio State-Penn State game ... A-Rod's ex-wife is selling unreal Miami Beach mansion ... NFL tells weed-legalization group to stop using the Steelers logo ... SI Swimsuit model Rose Bertram's Instagram is superb ... 75-year-old Army vet saves lives of 16 kids from knife-wielding dude ... Tracy Morgan teased an SNL appearance ... Maryland RB commit rips off insanely nasty 92-yard TD run ... Bradley Cooper is teaming up with female co-stars to help negotiate higher pay.
Alex, You Sly Dog
Most diehard sports fans can nail Jeopardy!'s occasional sports categories but a Final Jeopardy! clue last week stumped not only the three contestants but most viewers at home:
Grand Slam Single
Saturday marked the 16th anniversary of Robin Ventura's "Grand Slam Single" that beat the Braves in Game 5 of the NLCS. With the bases loaded and the game tied, Ventura just needed a base hit to send the series to Game 6, but elected for the home run instead. However, he was mobbed by teammates before reaching second base, thus giving him a Grand Slam Single:
Youth Hockey Rules
A squirt hockey team from North Carolina decided to have a little fun before they took the ice:
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