Posted on: November 24, 2010 4:31 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2010 4:31 pm

Dane Sanzenbacher mocks LeBron, helps others

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Does making fun of LeBron James ever get tiring?  No, of course not.  Especially if you're from the state of Ohio and had your heart ripped out by him when he decided to take his talents down to South Beach to join a .500 basketball team.  Still, as awesome as making fun of LeBron James can be, there are ways to make it better.

Which is what Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher figured out a way to do.  Not only does he openly mock James' latest Nike commercial, but his version isn't designed to get you to forgive him or buy shoes.  No, Sanzenbacher wants you to become an organ donor.

I'm not sure Woody Hayes was ever an organ donor.  Something tells me that while he wouldn't be averse to the idea on the surface, fear that a Michigan fan would end up with his kidney probably kept him from committing.

Hat tip: Dr. Saturday
Posted on: November 23, 2010 6:00 pm

Stuffed animal is Michigan defense's 'secret'

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

If you're a regular reader of college football blogs, by now you've probably seen the following video of Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson rubbing the neck of Wolvering linebacker Kenny Demens with a stuffed animal of indeterminate species:

Since this week's Michigan opponent is only Ohio State and the Wolverines don't have anything else to talk about, the members of the Michigan defense were asked, you know, what was the deal . They decided, sadly, that the deal includes inside information that's too dangerous for the public at-large to know:

Defensive end Craig Roh was asked Monday whether the Wolverines keep a stuffed animal on the field.

"Are you saying there's an animal on the sidelines? Next question," Roh said, adding a chuckle.

Nose tackle Mike Martin was asked to reveal the story of the stuffed animal sighting.

"Nah, it's a secret," Martin said, smiling. "We can't. That's kind of our thing. That's the defense's thing. I can't talk about that. That's got to stay in our room, our little thing."

So the stuffed animal actually exists?

"If you see it, I guess it exists," Martin said, breaking into laughter.

It's just like that scene in Saving Private Ryan where Tom Hanks movingly refuses to tell Matt Damon about his wife, except for being college football players refusing to talk about why their silver fox of a so-fired defensive coordinator is buffing their necks midgame with a plush weasel. That's the only difference.
Posted on: November 23, 2010 2:45 pm

Video: Breaking down the Iron Bowl

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

There's no bigger game in college football this week than the annual Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama -- 2:30 p.m. Eastern this Friday, only on CBS! -- and today CBS's J. Darin Darst and Adam Aizer talked to the above CBS College Football Blogger (who, in the interest of full disclosure that will be unnecessary some 30 seconds into the video, has Auburn allegiances) to break down the matchup that could help send the Tigers onto the BCS title game. Enjoy:

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: November 22, 2010 1:46 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2010 1:47 pm

Bo Pelini is sorry, everybody

Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you watched the game between Nebraska and Texas A&M on Saturday night, you had a front row seat to a special viewing of Bo Pelini bursting any ear drums that dared get within five feet of him.  Pelini wasn't very happy with the officials on Saturday night, as his team was called for sixteen penalties in the game, compared to the two that were called on the Aggies.  

Still, Pelini's rage and spittle weren't reserved solely for the officials.  The cameras caught him tearing into quarterback Taylor Martinez on the sidelines after Martinez had returned from having his ankle looked at in the locker room.  That incident led to some rumors that Martinez had quit the team on Sunday, which were refuted on Sunday night, and also led to Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman publically reprimanding the head coach about his behavior.

Now, unsurprisingly, Pelini is apologizing for the way he behaved on Saturday night.  Pelini said that while he doesn't think it's wrong for a head coach to yell at officials during a game, he did believe it was wrong to "make it personal" and that on Saturday night he "let it get personal."

Personally, I don't find any of this to be that big of a deal. Football coaches have a tendency to yell at players and officials all the time, as I know I've been on the receiving end of such tirades myself.  Plus, it's not like this is anything new from Pelini.  I recall seeing him chew out Ndamukong Suh during a game against Virginia Tech in 2008, and Suh turned out just fine.  Frankly, I think the only problem with any of this is the fact that it had been caught by cameras in a nationally televised game.
Posted on: November 18, 2010 2:17 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2010 2:18 pm

VIDEO: Cam Newton song parody

Posted by Tom Fornelli

This video is popping up just about everywhere, so I guess we might as well post it here.  To be honest, I'm kind of surprised it took so long for something like this to pop up on the internet.  I guess since this whole Cam Newton story keeps developing with new plot twists just about everyday, everyone has been too busy trying to figure out what's going on to take the time to make fun of it.

Though if people have enough time to come up with insane yet enthralling conspiracy theories on message boards, you'd think someone would find the time to put on a Halloween pimp costume hat, grab an acoustic guitar, a camcorder and get to work.  So, without further ado, I present to you, some dude named Moonpie.

Courtesy of EDSBS
Posted on: November 17, 2010 12:40 pm

Source claims Bears planned to fake injuries

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Score one for the Eugene-based conspiracy theorists? A source within the Cal program has admitted to the Oregonian that the Bears' plans for slowing down Oregon 's ludicrous-speed attack encompassed more than just X's and O's:
"I know any time anybody goes down against Oregon, (Duck fans) always think that's the case, but it's not the case,'' Cal coach Jeff Tedford said when asked if the injuries were faked.

However, a source within the Bears football program confirmed to The Oregonian that this indeed was "a big part'' of the defensive game plan against Oregon, although not all Cal coaches were on board with this strategy.
Oh, well if only some of them were, Tedford's in the clear.

Quite frankly, it didn't take a Berkeley Deep Throat spilling the beans to ferret out Cal's less-than-sportsmanlike plans, as this widely-posted (and pleasantly soundtracked) video illustrates:

If there's any good news here for Ducks fans, it's that with so much focus on the Bears' tactics, now the officials will be empowered to step in and put a stop to these shenanigans, right? Not so much :

Even if Oregon could somehow prove opponents are feigning injuries in an attempt to slow the rapid pace of the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense, game officials have no authority to penalize such offenders, said David Cutaia, the Pac-10 supervisor of officials.

“On-field officials are obviously not doctors,” Cutaia said Tuesday. “They cannot determine whether an injury is actual or feigned. All they can do is stop the clock.”

Officials have to give players the benefit of the doubt when they appear injured, he said.

“There’s nothing we can do,” Cutaia said. “If we did — which we couldn’t — can you imagine if the guy was injured? … Medically, it would be very stupid if a kid was actually hurt.”

With the officials' hands tied, it would seem the only method of enforcement would be for the league office to review film like that posted above and come down on offenders like the Bears after the fact. But unless the problem becomes epidemic, it's unlikely the Pac-10 will act; for now, the Ducks will just have to hope their future opponents show more scruples than Tedford and his charges.

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: November 13, 2010 2:35 pm

Denard Robinson shouldn't punt

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Denard Robinson can do a lot of things.  He can run faster than the wind, he can throw for some long touchdowns, and if today is any indication, he can turn the ball over with anybody in the country.

You know what he shouldn't do, though?


Thanks to @WorstFan

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: November 8, 2010 4:35 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2010 7:58 pm

Video: The art of the live "dead" ball

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

We're not sure where Driscoll Middle School is. We don't know their nickname or their record. We don't even know whether they won the game depicted below. But DMS is the official favorite team of the CBS College Football Blog for November 8, for reasons that will be obvious as soon as you watch the following clip:

That kind of poised and cautious yet surpremely confident ballsiness is an extremely rare commodity once you reach the college level, unfortunately, which is why we'll happily purchase the entire CBSCFB Blog team matching hats of whatever team tries the Driscoll play in live action this year. (Les Miles, you've never let us down before.) But it wouldn't be accurate to say that some teams don't have something of that Driscoll spirit about them. Take FCS Presbyterian College, for instance, who pulled off this little number in their season opener against Wake Forest:

(You can even watch the Blue Hose practicing this play here.) The lesson here is clear: convince your opponent a live ball is dead, and you can do just about whatever you want with it.

HT: @drewjay

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