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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Jennifer Lopez at 49 still has her fastball



It's been almost 25 years since Jennifer Lopez made her TV debut as a slightly pudgy "In Living Color" fly girl and like wine she's been getting finer with age.  J Lo is not afraid to show off her hard work and assets to her nearly 80 million Instagram followers by blasting out these fastballs.  Alex Rodriguez may have cheated the game of baseball throughout his whole career but it got him Lopez in the end so in conclusion kids do PEDs.





Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason challenges Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly after accusations of "bad football"



Yesterday at Brian Kelly's Notre Dame press conference he was asked what he thought of Vanderbilt's "blocking" technique on ND TE AlizΓ© Mack in the 22-17 win on Saturday.  Kelly did not mince words...


Today Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason was asked what he thought of Kelly's accusation of "bad football" and you could say he wasn't pleased about it...

Let's take a look at one of the plays Kelly described as "bad football."

This looks pretty cut and dry.  The Vanderbilt defensive end goes straight at Mack's knees with his helmet basically tackling him.  Mack doesn't have the football and he is trying to block so clearly this is dirty football on Vanderbilt's side.  It might not be an ejectable play in the referees handbook but it should be one that draws an unsportsmanlike penalty.  You don't go spearing opponent's knees especially when the opponent lacks possession of the football.  Sorry but not sorry Mason but Kelly has a genuine gripe here.

Notre Dame has moved on with a hard fought 22-17 win and remain undefeated at 3-0.  I would recommend to Mason to keep his SEC mouth breathers comments to himself next time especially when he is clearly in the wrong.






Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SportsCrack CFB Top 10 Week 3



1) Alabama - At this point in the season it's really Alabama and everybody else.  The Crimson Tide have the best offense and defense in the nation.  I might be getting ahead of myself but from what I've seen so far this might be the most complete college football team since the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.  They are loaded from top to bottom and finally have a QB in Tua Tagovailoa who can throw downfield and put up 50 points in a half.

2) Clemson - The Tigers for now are still doing a two QB rotation in Kelly Bryant and freshman Trevor Lawrence but that could change this week.  Lawrence is clearly the better QB and the future.  Against Georgia Tech this week it's probably time for him to get the majority of the snaps behind center.  Clemson didn't look so hot last week with Bryant vs Georgia Southern.  The defense is still outstanding with NFL talent everywhere but if the Tigers faced Bama right now the Tide would come out double digit victors.

3) Georgia - The Bulldogs are doing everything right.  The offense is clicking with Jake Fromm starting and Justin Fields getting some rotations behind center.  The offensive line could be in some trouble if left tackle Andrew Thomas can't return quickly.  The defense is young but damn they are fast and fly to the ball.  They should cruise this week in Missouri.

4) Ohio State - Dwayne Haskins has thrown his name into early Heisman Trophy consideration with a very impressive first 3 games including last week's road win vs TCU.  Head coach Urban Meyer returns from suspension as they get a warm up game this week vs Tulane before going on the road to Happy Valley next week.




5) Oklahoma - Kyler Murray has filled in great for departed Heisman Trophy winning QB Baker Mayfield.  The Sooners have been averaging 50 points per game with Murray but their defense still has a ton of question marks and it's why I don't have them in my top 4.

6) Stanford - This might seem a little high for the Cardinal but so far they have been playing great, dominate football even without Bryce Love putting up All-American numbers so far.  Their schedule does them no favors the next two weeks as they travel to Oregon and Notre Dame for night games.

7) LSU - I admit I more than likely have LSU underrated at this point.  They got two wins vs top 10 teams in Miami and Auburn last week which nobody else in the country can say.  The offense still looks a little shaky at the QB position but with all the athletes they have they should be fine till big showdowns with UGA and Bama.

8) Notre Dame - Notre Dame is 3-0 but you wouldn't realize it by fan's reactions so far.  The Fighting Irish have yet to trail in a game and have used a dominate defense but the offense has been atrociously bad and vanilla in the 2nd half of every game this year.  They face their first road challenge this week in Wake Forest.  Win and they could be looking at an undefeated matchup with Stanford next week.



9) Virginia Tech - The Hokies game vs East Carolina was cancelled last week because of Hurricane Florence.  This week they get a warm up game in Old Dominion before traveling to Duke and getting Notre Dame at home the next two weeks.

10) Auburn - I can't drop Auburn too much after losing a heartbreaker to LSU.  They still got a top 10 win under their belt vs Washington and they still look like a legit contender in the SEC West.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Georgia Tech and Adidas reveal 1990 Throwback Jerseys for Clemson this week



BOOM!   I love these throwback jerseys by Adidas for Georgia Tech.  All of a sudden I got memories of Ken Swilling on defense punishing the undefeated Virginia Cavaliers with Herman Moore in Charlottesville.  Clutch Scott Sisson kicking the game winner as head coach Bobby Ross looked on from the sidelines.  These uniforms are perfect and at least they are not the awful Russell Athletic versions.  Now if only Tech had the 1990 team who should have won the National Championship outright that year in uniform then this game would be a true test for Clemson.




Before, during and after the game we have confirmation Georgia Tech fans will be wearing our DRINK LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY t-shirt.  Some traditions never graduate!







FSU QB Deondre Francois not happy with his offensive linemen


Apparently FSU QB Deondre Francois is not a fan of playing crash test dummies this season.  FSU is currently dead last in FBS scoring thanks to a horrific offensive line that hasn't provided any protection for Francois or opened up any holes for RB studs like Cam Akers.  The Seminoles got smoked by Syracuse 30-7 a week after their huge come from behind victory over Samford.  Currently at 1-2 the Seminoles could be looking at 3-9 or 4-8 season under first year coach Willie Taggart.  Like Francois I still have no idea why FSU hired Taggart to begin with or what their technique is to blocking.  It's gotten so bad that Francois refuses to be picked up as seen here.  FSU is a mess right now and should probably just go ahead and fire Taggart but we all know that can't happen with a huge buyout in his contract along with the messy PR/media shitstorm that would follow.

Cleveland Browns Fans are now punching themselves


After "suffering" a tie in week 1 to the Pittsburgh Steelers the Cleveland Browns managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory week 2 vs the New Orleans Saints.  The Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez managed to miss an extra point and 2 field goals in the 4th quarter to seal a 3 point loss and send some Browns fans into beating themselves up.  You have to be a special type of person to full on punch yourself but then again the psyche of a Browns fan has to be so emotionally damaged to a point where why wouldn't you hit yourself for being a Browns fan.

The point is when you think life is unfair and the breaks are all going the wrong way and you just want to give up just be thankful you aren't a Browns fan.  It could always be worse...unless you are a Browns fan.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Steve Smith Body Bags Michael Irvin on Live Thursday Night Football Air





If you think this was an act than you don't know former WR greats Steve Smith and Michael Irvin very well or their past chemistry on air.  This was straight on player hating to the finest "degree."  First Steve Smith who got his degree from Michigan State University before starting a remarkable NFL career told Irvin he got his doctorate in route running while playing for the Panthers and the Ravens while Irvin only managed to get his associates degree from community college aka University of Miami.  What I do know is that Irvin's associates degree included boats, hoes, and coke in sunny Miami and then on to the Dallas Cowboys and their cheerleaders while Smith's doctorates degree included Midwestern winters and cottage cheese.  I give Irvin the edge there.  Irvin is in the Hall of Fame because of the rings he got in Dallas but you could make an argument Smith was the better overall wide receiver in the pros.  Smith could do it all including blocking and didn't exactly play with a Hall of Fame QB like Troy Aikman.

This "playa" hating feud will only go on as these two cats will continue to fight it out on Thursday nights.  Sign me up.  Reminds me of the old Dave Chappelle's Show classic skit "The Playa Haters' Ball"....






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pure Viral Clickbait: Kendall Jenner Full Nude Photo Shoot Leaked NSFW


I know it's shocking to think but we have another Kardashian going fully nude to get some attention aka money thanks to her agent Mom setting it up.  Kendall Jenner is a model and a legit one at that having walked runways from Paris to New York and from what we know hasn't been plastically enhanced like her other famous sisters like Kim and Kylie.  No complaints here.  Anyways here are some more pictures if your thing is to enjoy seeing a woman naked on the beach riding a horse.




 








Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Things have gotten so bad in Detroit that road jersey Calvin Johnson is now fighting with home jersey Calvin Johnson for Lion's King


There's been thousands of embarrassing Detroit Lion's performances but last night's season opener 48-17 home loss to the New York Jets might take the cake as the worst ever.  Not only did Matthew Stafford (5 INTS) get completely outplayed by rookie Sam Darnold in his NFL debut but then we had a real life scuffle in the stands between two fans wearing a jersey of a player who couldn't take playing for the Lions anymore and quit the game.  I mean it's so Detroit it's not even funny.  Actually it kind of is funny just because the punches being thrown look so slow it's like watching the Lions play back in the 50's when only whites were allowed to play.

Well at least Detroit made some history last night.  This has to be the first time in recorded history to fans wearing the same player's jersey got in a fight with each other.  Next time maybe fight with some of the Jet's fans there fellas.


Was Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez's injury the result of a dirty play?

Some in Huskers Nation are not happy about Saturday's game vs Colorado and it's not entirely about head coach Scott Frost's first loss in his debut.  Freshman sensation Adrian Martinez made his collegiate debut too in Lincoln on Saturday and was having a spectacular game until he was injured late in the 33-28 loss.

Up until the injury on his right knee Martinez had rush for 117 yards and two scores while completing 15-of-20 passes for another TD and an interception.  Trying to rush to his right on a design QB run Martinez was hit and wrapped up by Colorado LB Jacob Callier.  While on the ground it appears Callier tries to twists Martinez's lower right leg while putting extra weight on it.  It was noticeable enough for Frost to question Callier's intentions during the play.


Not a good look for Colorado but still it's hard to say without a doubt Callier meant to injure Martinez.  But don't tell that to Nebraska fans.  They already have a "Wanted" graphic for Callier for malicious intent to do harm!

 
Gotta love college football hysterics and that call number to report Callier.  (303) POS-BUFF no doubt has been called hundreds if not thousands of times by now to some poor soul smoking a bowl in Boulder who has no idea what happened in Lincoln on Saturday.

FWIW the injury to Martinez's knee is being classified as day-to-day and it appears at this time he escaped major injury.  Frost will now have a walk-on start at QB until Martinez is ready to play.


Watch: Massive Brawl at Ole Miss Tailgate



If you don't think SEC schools take their football serious I give you this fight at the Grove from Saturday as another example of football being so serious that is can cause outright anarchy.  Ole Miss was down at half to Southern Illinois.  The Salukis should never be leading Ole Miss in football much less going into halftime.  Fans in the Grove were not taking it lying down so to speak and wanted to fight for their team amongst themselves.  Mix in some brown liquor, high temperatures, losing football, and high levels of angst and you got a boiler keg of emotions spilling out for all to see.  Golf polos and khakis shorts were seen flying everywhere.  Croakies, Ray Bans, and Sperry's scattered like limbs in Normandy.  This was Civil War part deux in Oxford and no tailgate tent was safe.  Precious feathered bangs were left rustled.



Monday, September 10, 2018

New Notre Dame vs Stanford Football Shirts called "Catholics vs Conifers"



Hard to believe we have never made a Notre Dame/Stanford rivalry t-shirt but here it is.  Catholics vs Conifers.  It comes in both #IrishWearGreen and Blue/Gold and is only available at SportsCrack.com!



Stat of the Weekend


Well there you go.  This is obvious cause for celebration in Cleveland.  For the first time since 2004 the Browns don't have a losing record after week 1.  It's all about baby Baker Mayfield steps....yes I know he didn't play but he is the eventual Browns savior.  Wink wink.


Cheerleader vs Bully Fight Caught on Camera


Gotta admit I didn't see that coming.  The prototypical bully thought she was in for an easy knockdown vs the pretty cheerleader.  Wrong.  I haven't seen a girl go down that fast since Ronda Rousey's last two fights.