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Baylor and RG3 Shatter Bowl Records

December 30, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NCAA

Baylor defeated Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl. The game saw 17 TDs and 123 total points.

Baylor and Washington fried the scoreboard during the record setting Valero Alamo Bowl

Baylor and Washington fried the scoreboard during the record setting Valero Alamo Bowl

From ESPN

  • The teams combined for 1,397 yards of total offense, which broke the FBS bowl record. The previous high was 1,211 yards, set by Arizona and Rutgers in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
  • The 123 points scored were the most in bowl history in regulation. The 17 total touchdowns were also a bowl record. The 123 points were 40 more than any previous Alamo Bowl.
  • The all-time record was 125 points, but that was a double-overtime game between Marshall and East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl.
  • The two teams tied a bowl record with 12 rushing touchdowns. They’re tied with Texas Tech and Air Force in the 1995 Copper Bowl.
  • The 64 second-half points tied a bowl record.
  • Baylor’s 777 total yards of offense is a bowl record, breaking Arizona State’s record of 718 in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl. Not a bad way for RG3 to go out, if he does indeed enter the NFL draft.
  • Baylor’s 67 points were also a bowl record.
  • Baylor’s eight rushing touchdowns tied a bowl record.
  • Bears running back Terrance Ganaway’s five rushing touchdowns tied a bowl record for both rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns scored.
  • Washington QB Keith Price’s seven touchdowns accounted for a bowl record, as did his 42 points. Four other players held the previous record, with six touchdowns and 36 points.
  • The 59 first downs between the two teams was three short of the record of 62, set by NC State and Kansas in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl.
  • The two teams were just short of the FBS record for points in regulation, set at 136 points in a 74-62 Navy win against North Texas on Nov. 10, 2007.
  • Original Photo Newsday

    Merry Christmas, NBA Fans

    December 25, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    It’s the return of the NBA!

    It's a Christmas gift from the NBA today!

    It's a Christmas gift from the NBA today!

    Original Photos wallpapersland, clarioncountyspromise

    Air Jordans Spark Violence

    December 24, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Fans went crazy trying to get their hands on the new Air Jordans.

    The retro Air Jordans arrived in stores Friday, and so did guns, knives and violence.

    The retro Air Jordans arrived in stores Friday, and so did guns, knives and violence.

    From Yahoo Sports

    Scuffles broke out and police were brought in to quell unrest that nearly turned into riots across the nation Friday following the release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes—a retro model of one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made.

    The mayhem stretched from Washington state to Georgia and was reminiscent of the violence that broke out 20 years ago in many cities as the shoes became popular targets for thieves. It also had a decidedly Black Friday feel as huge crowds of shoppers overwhelmed stores for a must-have item.

    In suburban Seattle, police used pepper spray on about 20 customers who started fighting at the Westfield Southcenter mall. The crowd started gathering at four stores in the mall around midnight and had grown to more than 1,000 people by 4 a.m., when the stores opened, Tukwila Officer Mike Murphy said. He said it started as fighting and pushing among people in line and escalated over the next hour.

    Original Photos finessephotography2013, sendmorecops

    Alternate Logo: Jets Get Loud

    December 21, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Rex Ryan likes to talk about the NY Jets.

    The NY Jets may need a new logo if they flop against the Giants this weekend.

    The NY Jets may need a new logo if they flop against the Giants this weekend.

    From ESPN NY

    After boasting for the second straight day his team is better than the New York Giants, Ryan acknowledged Tuesday that he’s going to get hammered by critics if the Jets fall short to the Giants on Saturday in the Battle of New York at MetLife Stadium.

    “I feel like I have to win this game because I put it out there, I want to be the better team in our city, there’s no doubt,” Ryan said, adding that if they lose, “it’s going to fall on one person, and that’s the way it should be. It’s coming right on top of me, and that’s fine. And when we win, it’ll be about the Jets.”

    Original Photo Boston Herald

    NFL Fears Hurd Fallout

    December 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd allegedly may have sold drugs to other NFL players.

    Sam Hurd liked to play with kilos of cocaine, until he was caught.

    Sam Hurd liked to play with kilos of cocaine, until he was caught.

    From The Chiacgo Sun Times

    What if Sam Hurd had been supplying his Bears teammates with cocaine and marijuana? What if the five to 10 kilograms of coke and the 1,000 pounds of weed he allegedly wanted to purchase per week were also for his former Cowboys teammates and for pro players who make Dallas and Chicago their offseason homes?

    What if Hurd was the Unofficial Drug Dealer of the NFL?

    Then, friends, the Bears have a problem that will make Tank Johnson’s past criminal troubles look like a 911 call for a cat stuck in a tree.

    It doesn’t take much of an imagination to get to a very uncomfortable place with Hurd and the Bears. They waived the receiver Friday, two days after his arrest on federal drug conspiracy charges. According to the criminal complaint against him, Hurd told an undercover agent that he and a partner already were selling about four kilograms of cocaine a week but needed more. The amount of cocaine and pot he wanted to buy weekly was worth about $700,000.

    Original Photos Bloomberg, insidesocal

    Can Pujols Live Up To Deal?

    December 14, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

    Albert Pujols of the California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels will have to be pretty good to justify his big contract.

    It's going to take a lot of hits for Albert Pujols to give the Los Angeles Angels their money's worth.

    It's going to take a lot of hits for Albert Pujols to give the Angels their money's worth.

    From The Wall Street Journal

    As The Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond pointed out, teams that sign players to 10-year deals don’t always regret them. But a team signing a first baseman who will be 32 when he starts serving the contract has less chance of getting its money’s worth. That’s because most of a first baseman’s value derives from his bat — even for a good fielder like Pujols. He’ll have to continue to justify his worth with his offense, which is likely to decline.

    Pjuols will have to deliver about 40 wins above replacement for the duration of the contract to justify its value, based on how teams value wins today and taking into account that a dollar he earns later in the deal is worth less than a dollar in 2012. But none of Pujols’s peers have been able to do that. I looked at the other 84 men to earn at least 15 wins above replacement by their age-31 season while playing at least three-quarters of their games at first base or designated hitter. None managed more than Lou Gehrig‘s 31.5 wins above replacement for the rest of his career, and that’s even with Gehrig’s career cut short by his eponymous disease. Only 10 players reached 20 WAR, and two out of three didn’t even provide 10 more wins above replacement.

    Original Photo bleacherreport

    Paul Winds Up With Lakers… For 3 Hours

    December 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Chris Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, until the NBA rejected the deal.

    Chris Paul is a Hornet. No, he's a Laker. No he's not, he's a Hornet again.

    Chris Paul is a Hornet. No, he's a Laker. No he's not, he's a Hornet again.

    From Yahoo

    NBA commissioner David Stern killed the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul after several owners complained about the league-owned team dealing the All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Some owners pushed Stern to nullify the trade and that the Hornets be made to keep Paul on the roster for the foreseeable future, sources said. A chorus of owners were irate with the belief that the five-month lockout had happened largely to stop big-market teams from leveraging small-market teams for star players pending free agency.

    Original Photos thirdage , nbajerseys4sale

    Khan Set To Take Over Jaguars

    December 07, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

    Shahid Khan is on the verge of becoming the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Shahid Khan's purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars is almost enough to overshadow his mustache. Almost.

    Shahid Khan's purchase of the Jacksonville Jaguars is almost enough to overshadow his mustache. Almost.

    From USA Today

    Asked whether the team would remain in Jacksonville, the Illinois businessman said he couldn’t comment until the deal was approved — then offered a hint of what the answer would be.

    “Hopefully the vote goes the way we’re expecting; I’ll be happy to elaborate on that, and (fans) will not be disappointed,” Khan said after meeting with the 10 owners on the committee at league headquarters.

    Wayne Weaver announced last Tuesday that he had agreed to sell the franchise to Khan for a reported $760 million. The owners will vote Dec. 14 in Dallas.

    Original Photo patrickgarvin

    Chris Paul On The Move?

    December 02, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NBA

    Chris Paul really wants to be a New York Knick.

    If Chris Paul has his way, he'll be on the New York Knicks sooner than later.

    If Chris Paul has his way, he'll be on the New York Knicks sooner than later.

    From ESPN NY

    The source did not confirm or deny reports that a representative for Paul has told the Hornets their point guard wants to be traded to the Knicks, but league sources say team general manager

    The first day Demps could be allowed to talk to Paul is Dec. 9, when commissioner David Stern hopes to open training camps and fully lift the league’s labor lockout.

    What will Demps hear that day? Apparently, not even Paul may know. “At this time, he is weighing his options and deciding what the best thing to do is,” the source familiar with Paul’s thinking said.

    Original Photo Fan’s Edge


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