All Hail the Louisville Lady Birds: Campus Clicks

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By Mallory Rubin
Dance, Dance
The Dancing Devils and the Lady Birds. :: Andy Lyons/Getty Images : Thad Parsons/Icon SMI

In case you haven't noticed, college dance teams have been making a fair few reality TV appearances lately. Naturally, this prompted OTR to rank the top five dance teams in the nation. Because really, why should the cheerleaders get all the love?

Sim City

The folks at What if Sports simulated every possible matchup in the FBS 100 times (that's 700,000-plus for those counting at home) to come up with what they call the best possible team rankings. Ohio State finished on top with a pristine 98.9 winning percentage, followed closely by preseason media darling Georgia at a comparatively measly 97.7 percent.

On the Brink of What?

Remember when the cruelty in college football involved limited rules and even more limited padding? Now, the game's cruelty comes from the increased pressure to succeed and decreased tools for achieving that success. We saw how it all became too much for the once-mighty Crimson Tide, and now The Love of Sports thinks these five football programs are on the brink -- not of succeeding, but of crumbling. Iowa fans, your demise awaits.

Houston Nutt-E
Wall-E and Houston Nutt are two peas in a pod. :: Tim Whitby/Getty Images : AP

In honor of SEC media day and the many blockbuster films we've had this summer, UK Wildcat Country is comparing each SEC football coach to a major movie character. The most puzzling comparison: Steve Spurrier as Indiana Jones (uh, have you compared headshots lately, guy?). The most hilarious: Houston Nutt as Wall-E (they're both lovable and good at cleaning up messes).

While we're making comparisons...

One of the things we love about The College Football Guys is they'll turn any pop-culture element into a football comparison. Today, they're bringing you the top sharks of college football (in honor of Discovery Channel's upcoming Shark Week, of course). These coaches are misunderstood by most and will leave your program reeling. Dennis Erickson, Rich-Rod or Neuheisel, anyone?

Long, Meet Lucius

Meet Long Wang, freshman wrestler at UNC. While you're all laughing it up at his suggestive name, we know this man, at least, feels his pain.

Another Day, Another Lawsuit

Rudy Giuliani's son is suing Duke University, claiming his golf coach manufactured accusations against him as an excuse to kick him off the team. We wonder if Duke's legal team will break out the old, trusty "our football team is so bad" argument. Seemed to work last time.

By the Beard of Zeus!

Step Brothers premieres tonight, and while we think it looks less than hilarious, we agree with Next Round that it's as good an excuse as any to look back at some of Will Ferrell's best lines. Notable Anchorman omissions: "It's so hot. Milk was a bad choice" and "I'm in a glass case of emotion!"

Pop Culture Nugget

Don't worry, Diddy's not settling down quite yet.

Today In Hot Clicks
Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders :: David Bergman/SI

Eagles cheerleaders help the environment ... Bad NFL merchandise ... Fun with baseball cards ... The 10 most unwearable jerseys in sports ... 25 greatest game shows of all time.

Odds and Ends

Rutgers could use a history lesson ... A Brandon Jennings joke and sexual innuendo all on one T-shirt ... Dumb arrest of the day ... The TSU mess mirrors The Departed.


Canadian rock band RUSH appeared on The Colbert Report last week, and accepted a challenge to play its own song on Rock Band. Cake, right? Not so much.

Einstein Illusion

This will probably be the first time you think Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe look alike.

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