Posted on: June 13, 2011 11:03 am
Edited on: June 13, 2011 11:06 am

Landry Jones gets engaged to OU women's hoopster

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Does being in a happy, committed relationship off the field help lead to a more relaxed, confident performance on the field?

Hell if we know. So we'll skip speculating on what it might mean for Oklahoma's national championship hopes and just tell you that quarterback Landry Jones -- No. 9 on our recently completed CBSSports.com CFB 100 -- has become half of what shapes up as the Big 12's athletic "power couple," becoming engaged to Sooner women's basketball player Whitney Hand.

The couple announced the engagement via Twitter, with Hand telling her followers "thank you for all the sweet engagement wishes!"

Obviously, this isn't the sort of story that's exactly going to rock the world of college football. But we couldn't resist passing along the following photo (via Oklahoma blog Crimson and Cream Machine) of one of this year's leading Heisman Trophy candidates on one knee in front of a fence with the words "MARRY ME" nailed up across it:

All right, all together now: Awwwwwwwwww!

Posted on: April 18, 2011 1:05 pm

Chizik booed at Talladega

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

BREAKING NEWS: Alabama fans don't care for Auburn. Or anyone remotely associated with Auburn, like say, a Tiger gymnast striking a Heisman pose in Alabama's gym. Or, more obviously, Gene Chizik.

So it shouldn't surprise you that Chizik's presence as the official announcer of "Gentlemen, start your engines" at this weekend's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway was greeted by the Tide fans in attendance with ... booing. Speaking as college football fans, we wouldn't have it any other way, right?

Auburn fans had the last laugh anyway, what with it being their (reigning Iron Bowl and national champion) coach asked to make the announcement in the first place, and Michael Waltrip driving this Auburn-themed car during the race to honor the Tigers' 2010 season:

Unfortunately, the color scheme didn't seem to help Waltrip much as he finished 28th, no doubt exactly the kind of finish Tide fans were hoping for.

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