Mascots have been as big a part of college football as tailgating and many schools have live animals appear at football games. From Uga the bulldog, Mike the LSU tiger, and Ralphie the Colorado buffalo. The University of Alabama-Birmingham almost joined their ranks with a live Komodo dragon. The school’s athletic director considered having one at the team’s new stadium for fans to meet and take pictures with. Only thing is that the reptile eats meat and spits saliva that paralyzes its prey. While the AD ultimately decided against housing a deadly reptile, SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta unpack the idea.
Former Michigan and NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards spoke with SI Now’s Ryan Asselta on if Michigan should consider making a coaching change if head coach Jim Harbaugh continues to be incapable of beating Michigan rival Ohio State.
California’s Fair Pay to Play Act continues to generate conversation. First, Tim Tebow’s ranted about it and now Washington State head coach Mike Leach voiced opposition to the bill that would allow the California student athletes to profit off their name and likeness. Leach argues that it would create an unfair competitive advantage and devastate college football. While the bill wouldn’t come into effect until 2023, SI now hosts Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta unpack Leach’s comments.
Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards joined SI Now in studio and made the claim that DeAndre Hopkins is currently the best receiver in the league due to his ability to run the full route tree and dominate both inside and outside.
Apparently there’s some disagreement on the future direction of the Big Baller Brand. In a recent episode of “Ball in the Family,” Lavar Ball was not pleased with Lonzo’s take on brand’s future. SI Now’s Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta weigh in on if it’s time for Lonzo to separate himself from the brand.