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USC Has Jokers, Jock-Itch: Campus Clicks

Campus Clicks
By Mallory Rubin
Itching with Laughter
USC's been dealing with practical jokes and jock itch. :: AP

Pete Carroll's got a reputation for being quite the practical joker. Busted Coverage reports he was up to his old tricks at a recent practice, telling numerous Trojan players they were being investigated for Internet piracy and that they'd be bowling instead of practicing. For everyone's sake, we hope the new-fangled compression shorts, and not Carroll, are responsible for the jock-itch epidemic sweeping through Trojans camp.

Say Cheese

In case the jock-itch wasn't enough, Uncoached has one more reason we should all love USC: Smiling super-fan, Gilbert Estrada. We at SIOC get super awkward when our picture's being taken. We feel compelled to either put our hand on our chin and stare off into the distance, flash a hugely fake smile and wide, creepy eyes or kiss our friends. So we really admire someone like Gilbert, who can flash a genuine grin with such remarkable consistency.

Thou Shall Not Walk in Front of the TV

The College Football Guys didn't write this post, but some anonymous biblical-and-football scholar did, and it deserves to see the light of day. Presenting: the 10 commandments for how your significant other should deal with you during football season.

Watch, Cheer, Drink
Beer and the Olympics are meant to go together. :: AP

The Love of Beer's come up with the best Olympics drinking game we've seen so far, because the rules are simple and will definitely achieve the desired result. A sampling: "If you don't understand how the sport you're watching is scored, drink once; Every time you giggle at a competitor's name, drink; Drink once if game is played on land, twice if by sea, stop drinking if you can't tell."

Spreading the Hate

If you're not offended by accusations of prejudice, mentally subnormal capabilities and poor hygiene, you'll love the Balls Deep college football preview, where we're given a good reason to hate every preseason top 25 team.

A Different Kind of Book Club

When you go to an Ivy League school and spend most of your waking hours discussing Proust, you get a pass for starting a Playboy book club like these Columbia students.

The All-Mighty

Head over to Forbes for a fascinating read on Alabama head-honcho Nick Saban, the most powerful coach in America.

Favre, The College Years

It's high time Campus Clicks joined the Brett Favre media madness. Thanks to CO-ED for enabling us to do so with this post on Favre's college legacy, which earned him love long before his Wrangler Jeans commercials and face stubble.

Pop Culture Nugget

For all of you who grabbed your copy of Entertainment Weekly today and swelled with joy and anticipation when you saw Harry Potter's face starring out at you (as we did), here's some news sure to deflate you: Half-Blood Prince, originally set for a November release, has been pushed back to July, 2009. We need a butterbeer to cheer up.

Today In Hot Clicks
Buccaneers cheerleaders :: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Top 10 NFL cheerleading squads ... End of an era ... Must-see separated-at-birth pics ... Phelps Vs. ? ... Olympics drinking game ... Manny gets a haircut ... Video: Mascot bloopers ... Awkward moments.

Odds and Ends

Get your bottle of Bo Merlot ... Three college football injuries that will have a huge impact ... Some good news for Potter fans: Berkeley is working on a real invisibility cloak ... Your days of wondering what you'd look like with a '60s hairdo are over.

Out of Salt Lake

Thanks to You Been Blinded for letting us know the Utah Utes know how to rap, and that the university's OK with it.

Bert and Ernie Go Gangsta

We're sticking with the rap video theme today. Remember, parents, musical prowess means your kids will do better on standardized tests, so expose them to this without reserve. Thanks to J.A. from N.C. for the tip.

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