Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21-year-old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22-year-old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three-story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sundays, but college football is religion, with each team steeped in its own obscure mores, traditions, and believers.
Sports Illustrated swim smokes taking the ice bucket challenge was going to happen eventually. It just was surprising that out of all of the remote locales SI editors could have set the challenge, they chose the least exotic place on the planet: a minor league ball park in Brooklyn.
I’m quite familiar with Ariel Meredith. That’s her on the right, and she is well known throughout the world for her love of goats and disdain for breast augmentation. But I wasn’t as familiar with her friend on the left, Jess Perez.
Get ready for your close-up, Jess.
Calling Alexandria Morgan the “Next Kate Upton” just because she posed in a patriotic one-piece is painting with too broad a brush. Alexandria has her own special attributes. She’s her own person. Eyes up here, buddy.
We know we’re midway through the preseason now that Cleveland picked a starting quarterback, even if the Browns could use another three or seven practice games to decide between Brian Hoyer and Johnny $12K.
To celebrate the occasion, I’m going to borrow SI‘s construct of highlighting compelling story lines. Because imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Even with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of the Prequel To Catch Up to Marvel With A Justice League Movie being bumped up early to March 2016, the movie’s stars have had plenty of time to relax and bask in the midsummer Detroit summer.
Translation: They’ve been dumping ice water on their heads.
Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, put in a good effort.
White smoke emitted from Cleveland Browns HQ this morning as head coach Mike Pettine made good on his promise and announced Brian Hoyer will be the Brown’s Week One starting quarterback. The Believeland girl will have to keep that piece of duct tape with Johnny Football’s name in her nightstand drawer just a little longer.
Kate Upton’s highly anticipated #icebucketchallenge was everything we could have asked for. However, it pains me as the resident Kate Uptonologist that her contribution to ALS research had a significant shortcoming.