Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:46 am
Edited on: March 28, 2011 11:47 am

Teach me how to assault and batter

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's rather hard to pick out the single biggest highlight of Wisconsin's 2010 season. Was it the victory over Ohio State in Madison? Maybe it was the entire season in general, as the Badgers earned a share of the Big Ten title and made a trip to the Rose Bowl. Of course, that trip ended in a loss to TCU, so it may have put a bittersweet spin on the year.

So, with that in mind, it was probably the production of this video that we posted here back in October. The one that taught all of us how to Bucky.

Yes, who could forget such a memorable anthem? The makers of that video are likely millionaires now, living in mansions and driving cars so awesome, the rest of us aren't even aware they've been invented yet. Or, at least, some of the producers of the video are rich apparently. Others feel they aren't getting their cut, and want to teach us all how to commit assault and battery.
A 19-year old Madison man was knocked unconscious early Friday morning and taken to a local hospital with a broken nose, a broken orbital bone, and cut to his eye requiring multiple stitches following a fight on Langdon Street. The victim and a 22-year old friend were battered outside of a residence following a dispute with the suspects listed above. One, Mr. Andrew Schecher, had evidently helped the 22-year old victim film the popular dance video: "Teach me how to Bucky" and has not been happy about his level of compensation for his efforts. He says he and his twin brother, the other suspect, had gone to Langdon Street in order to speak with the 22-year old regarding the financial disagreement when a fight broke out.
Imagine what would have happened if the Schecher brothers went over there to get into a fight!

Hat tip: Dr. Saturday
Posted on: March 22, 2011 6:17 pm

VIDEO: Alex Trebek calls Stanford-Oregon game

Posted by Adam Jacobi

We're five months and change away from the start of the 2011 football season, and the clever fellows at Solid Verbal are bored. Bored stiff, bored silly. Bored so silly that someone got the notion to produce an Oregon-Stanford highlight reel narrated entirely by out-of-context Alex Trebek quotes from Jeopardy!. Seriously.

The professorial, dispassionate approach Trebek takes to hosting his show either carries over beautifully or horribly to college football, depending almost entirely on one's appreciation for novelty. Some fans may enjoy a simple "very good." in the middle of a long touchdown run instead of an announcer bellowing out the runner's progress ten yards at a time. Others, craving familiarity as part of the Saturday viewing experience, would call this idea the single worst decision in televised college football history. And they would probably have a point. I would like to watch one game -- or at least one half -- of Trebek'd football, personally. But I also like weird things, like putting Sriracha in my coffee. JUST TRY IT.

Speaking of Solid Verbal, by the way, I appeared on their show last week and talked long-windedly about Big Ten football. Check it out here.

Posted on: March 16, 2011 2:05 pm

Pac-12 reveals new logo in video form

Posted by Tom Fornelli

While I'm not exactly a conference logo connoisseur, I do enjoy a logo from time to time. Without question, my favorite conference logo in college football is that of the Pac-10, which is now the Pac-12. In fact, when the conference expanded, one of my main concerns was that the league might make drastic changes to the logo.

Thankfully, that's not the case. The Pac-12 knows it has a good thing going, and it unveiled the new logo officially on Tuesday. Though, unfortunately, they decided that a lame video would be the best vehicle to get it out there. I'll forgive them for it since they did nothing more than change the 10 to a 12.

Yes, it is a slow news day. Why do you ask?
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:58 pm

Oklahoma fans set eyes on Mark Ingram

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yesterday on the blog, I wrote about a couple of attack ads that the guys at Land Thieves - an Oklahoma Sooners website - had created for Auburn's Nick Fairley and Washington's Jake Locker. You see, there's an ongoing campaign being run by EA Sports to help determine the cover athlete on this year's version of their NCAA Football game. The finalists are Fairley, Locker, Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray and Alabama's Mark Ingram. You can vote for your choice here.

I noted in the post that the site had failed to put together an ad about Mark Ingram, and that they might have a hard time doing so. Well, they didn't have nearly as hard a time as I thought, as they sent in their Ingram ad on Tuesday.

Mark Ingram fumbled once!

Honestly, and I'm not trying to sway your votes here, but if I were to vote mine would go to Ingram. Attack ad be damned. Ingram just has the better career resume than any of the other three candidates. Jake Locker spent most of his time on bad Washington teams, Nick Fairley won a national title and anchored Auburn's defense, but how many of you had heard of him before last season? As for DeMarco Murray, he had a solid career at Oklahoma, but he wasn't even the best running back during that time period.

He certainly wasn't better than Mark Ingram, who not only won a national title with Alabama, but has one of those Heisman Trophy things. You need to be halfway decent to pick up one of those.
Posted on: March 7, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: March 7, 2011 12:14 pm

Oklahoma fans fight for NCAA 12 cover

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The college football season doesn't begin until September, but for millions of college football fans across the country, the season technically begins in July. That's when EA Sports releases the newest version of its NCAA Football video game every year. Well, this year EA Sports is running an election of sorts. An election being held to see who the cover athlete will be on this year's game.

The finalists are Alabama's Mark Ingram, Auburn's Nick Fairley, Washington's Jake Locker and Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray. You can vote here if you want to feel like a part of the democratic method. Of course, you should probably do some research before you chose whom to vote for, as this is an important election after all.

And no election would be complete without some attack ads. Luckily for us, some Oklahoma fans came through with a couple of ads campaigning for Murray and against Locker and Fairley.

Of course, you'll notice there is no attack ad against Mark Ingram. Mistake or intentional? I'd lean intentional as a shrewd political move. Seriously, what are they going to do?  Compare Ingam and Murray's history? All Mark Ingram has done the last few years is win a Heisman Trophy and a national championship. DeMarco Murray has done neither.

So the Murray campaigners best shot is to just pretend Mark Ingram doesn't even exist.

UPDATE: The guys at Land Thieves, who produced the videos, have contacted me to let me know that a Mark Ingram ad is currently in production. It's going to be hard to make him look bad, so I wish them luck.
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:34 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 1:38 pm

Washington RB runs from police, gets caught

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Well, I guess since the Offseason Arrest Train was already in Pullman, it decided to make a quick journey over to Seattle to catch its latest college football player.

According to KIRO TV in Seattle, Washington running back Johri Fogerson was arrested overnight and is currently in Snohomish County Jail.
Huskies tailback Johri Fogerson is jailed on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of marijuana after a pursuit that ended overnight in Mill Creek.
The details of the pursuit aren't known yet, but according to police radio traffic, a driver fleeing police jumped out of a car near 164th Street in Mill Creek just before midnight and ran. Police found the man and arrested him.
Fogerson is being held at the Snohomish County Jail, according to the jail roster. The roster lists "resisting arrest from the WSP" and "drug charge (less than 40 grams of marijuana)" as the alleged offenses.
Seriously, if I'm Steve Sarkisian, I'm not sure what upsets me more. The fact that my running back was arrested, or the fact that my running back couldn't outrun the police. I mean, if you can't get away from a police officer, then you've got no chance of outrunning an Oregon linebacker.

The school has not yet commented on Fogerson's arrest, or what kind of punishment he'll receive. Still, I can't help but think that getting arrested for marijuana possession and trying to evade police could do anything but help his rap career.

Posted on: February 24, 2011 1:33 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 1:34 pm

VIDEO: Jimmer Fredette as high school wideout

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

By now, every sports fan in America knows the name Jimmer Fredette as one of college basketball's most exciting players and top scorers at BYU . But did you know that Fredette was also an All-State wide receiver for Glens Falls High School in New York? Take a look at his junior year highlight reel right here:

Don't know if he would have been an All-American or anything -- upstate New York doesn't quite represent the most difficult level of competition in high school football -- but if he'd stuck with the gridiron, we're betting someone would have made him an offer.

HT: @jaromjordan
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:39 pm

VIDEO: Utah LB drove wrong way on freeway

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yesterday we wrote about Utah linebacker Timote Nai Fotu who was arrested for a DUI over the weekend, and has since been suspended from the team by Kyle Whittingham "until further notice." We can't be sure how long that will be, exactly, but given the new details emerging about Nai Fotu's arrest, I have a feeling it is going to be a while.

You see, Fotu wasn't pulled over because he was swerving back and forth between lanes while driving or anything. In fact, he may have been driving in a perfectly straight line. The problem for Fotu was that he was driving in the wrong lane.  On the freeway. Yep.

Fotu's blood-alcohol level of .218 is nearly three-times the legal limit, and it means that over a fifth of the blood flowing through his body was alcohol. He probably could have lit his breath on fire. Though, as intoxicated as that is, at least he was able to remember he was in Utah.

Making matters worse, Fotu already had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from an incident in 2009. Fotu failed to appear in court to face charges of giving false personal information to police, unlawful possession of alcohol or a controlled substance by a minor and public urination for an incident on March 20, 2009.

So, yeah, it could be a while before Fotu puts on a Utah uniform again. If he ever does.
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