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Bobby Hebert reportedly ejected from press box for loudly cheering for LSU

Saturday night’s game between Alabama and LSU was everything it was hyped up to be and more, as Nick Saban’s team further proved that they are the best team in the nation by pulling off a fourth quarter comeback on the road. The game had fans on the edge of their seats, but none more than radio host and notorious LSU supporter Bobby Hebert.

According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, Hebert was ejected from the press box for cheering LSU too enthusiastically.

“An LSU spokesman said Hebert was warned repeatedly that his cheering was creating a disturbance,” Duncan wrote on Twitter Saturday night. “He was removed by security in the (fourth quarter).”

Those of us who are familiar with Hebert’s history are not even a tiny bit surprised by this news. The former Saints and Falcons quarterback is a huge LSU fan. His son, center T. Bob Hebert, played for the Tigers last season. He has a history of acting unprofessionally and not being able to remain objective, as evidenced by this epic rant he went on during Les Miles’ press conference after the BCS National Championship Game last season.

Those who sit in the press box are supposed to make an effort to remain neutral. Some cheering, moaning and groaning is to be expected, but I’m sure Hebert took it to the next level.

Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State player furious over pass interference call

Nebraska beat Michigan State 28-24 on Saturday after getting a break on a pass interference call that had the Spartans players fuming after the game.

Michigan State was up 24-21 in the final minute and had the Cornhuskers in a 3rd-and-10 situation at the 20. That’s when the Spartans were flagged for a b.s. pass interference call that had our buddy World of Isaac (who provided the GIF below) up in arms:

Thanks to the b.s. penalty, Nebraska had a first-and-goal situation from the five. They scored two plays later to win 28-24.

Naturally, Michigan State players were fuming on Twitter over the call. Le’Veon Bell, who had 188 yards and two touchdowns, took the refs to task. He sent the tweets below that have since been deleted.

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LaMichael James campaigns for Kenjon Barner to win Heisman Trophy

Oregon running back Kenjon Barner had a historic game on Saturday against USC and should now be in the Heisman Trophy race as a result. Just in case you don’t think he should be in the Heisman conversation, former Oregon running back and current 49ers back LaMichael James tweeted to remind you:

Barner, a senior from Riverside, Calif., ran for a school-record 321 yards in front of many close friends and family at the Coliseum in Oregon’s 62-51 win over the Trojans. His 321-yard performance broke James’ record 288-yard game accomplished last year against Arizona.

“I’m happy that he broke that record,” James said after the game. “I think he’s the best player in the country. I think he deserves the Heisman. He should be right up there with everybody else.”

Even though James lost that record, he is still the school’s career leading rusher with 4,973 yards and 53 touchdowns. James was able to attend the game because his 49ers are on their bye week. He hung out at an alumni tailgate before the contest, and then watched the game from the sidelines where he witnessed the spectacular performance.

Barner entered the game ranked 13th in the country in rushing yards, and tied for 8th in touchdowns. He’ll probably be in the top five in both categories after the big game. With Oregon undefeated, Barner has a legitimate shot at winning the Heisman Trophy. He needs to be in the conversation.

Ex-USC RB Marc Tyler: Matt Barkley ‘is not that good’

Former USC running back Marc Tyler gave some harsh criticism of Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley while watching USC lose to Oregon 62-51 on Saturday.

Tyler offered his thoughts over Twitter after seeing the Trojans unable to keep up with the Ducks.

After receiving angry feedback from Trojans fans, Tyler explained himself.

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AJ McCarron cries on sidelines after comeback win vs. LSU

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron was so overcome by emotion after leading the Crimson Tide to a go-ahead score against LSU on Saturday night that he began crying on the sidelines.

McCarron and Bama’s offense were quiet in the second half of the game in Baton Rouge and it looked like they were going to lose. After LSU missed a field goal, Bama got the ball at their 28 with 1:34 left and went 72 yards over five plays in just 43 seconds to take the lead. After being able to do much in the second half, McCarron led his team down the field for the win. He capped the drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Yeldon.

The junior quarterback went 14/27 for 165 yards and the winning touchdown in Bama’s 21-17 win over LSU. He also had a rushing touchdown.

Bama fans no doubt like this image a lot more than last year’s Roll Tide crying image.

Image via Guyism

Zach Mettenberger taunts Alabama fans with phone gesture after TD


LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger taunted Alabama fans with a phone gesture after throwing a touchdown pass to give the Tigers a fourth-quarter lead over the Crimson Tide on Saturday.

Bama fans got a hold of Mettenberger’s phone number and were prank calling him during the week, so this was his payback after throwing a pretty 14-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry.

Mettenberger was 17/27 for 209 yards and the touchdown at that point in the game. The TD pass to Landry gave LSU a 17-14 lead — their first lead in over two quarters.

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LSU fans roasted a pig-elephant before Alabama game (Pictures)

Much like the players and coaches involved in the football game, fans are often at their best when it comes to a top matchup. LSU fans certainly did not disappoint on Saturday before the Tigers’ game against No. 1 Alabama.

Some Tigers fans in Baton Rouge had what ESPN the Magazine dubbed a “baby elephant” roasting.

Naturally, that picture caused quite the stir. But as Business Insider pointed out, the LSU fans were roasting a pig to which they added a trunk and big ears so it would look like Alabama’s mascot:

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Dez Bryant reportedly caught breaking curfew at a Dallas nightclub (UPDATED)

Over the summer, the Dallas Cowboys implemented a set of rules for Dez Bryant to abide by in order to help him stay out of trouble off the field. One of those rules stated that he had to be home by midnight unless a team official knew he was staying out later. Bryant may have broken curfew early Saturday morning.

According to Black Sports Online, Bryant was at a club in Dallas called Private well after midnight on Friday night into Saturday morning and had his cover blown by the visiting DJ. DJ Klassik tweeted the following and appeared to accidentally sell Bryant out.

You could make the argument that Bryant had permission from the Cowboys to break curfew, but DJ Klassik then sent the following two tweets, which seem to indicate he was informed that he had gotten the star wideout in trouble.

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Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent in major Twitter beef

The beef between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent is at full force.

The boxer and rapper were once best friends, but their relationship deteriorated after a failed business partnership. Mayweather said in April that 50 was getting into the boxing promotional game. 50 took that a step further, implying in July that he was going to start promoting Mayweather and other fighters.

When Mayweather got out of jail, he had other ideas, and by September we learned that their venture had fallen apart (some alleged leaked jailhouse letters from 50 to Mayweather supposedly played a part in this). 50 Cent confirmed that was the case when he went off on Mayweather over Twitter Wednesday.

TMT IS OVER the money team is no longer a team. So it SMS promotions that’s it thats all.SMSaudio … I’m no longer apart or down with TMT promotions. SMSaudio … If anyone wants a money team jacket I’m selling mine for a dollar. The nap back hat comes with it. That’s a fare price. SMSaudio … I move the fighters to SMSpromotion cause the other half of the money team .Didnt put up there $MONEY$.SMSaudio,” 50 Cent wrote on Twitter.

He continued his assault on Mayweather on Friday:

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Aaron Rodgers, Packers dissatisfied with running game

The Green Bay Packers are on a roll lately, having won three games in a row to improve to 5-3. Though the team appears to be coming together, the running game is still lagging.

The Packers are 26th in the league in rushing with 90.1 yards per game, despite being 17th in the league with 195 attempts. Second-year running back Alex Green has carried the load the past three games since Cedric Benson was hurt against the Colts in Week 5, and his teammates believe he hasn’t done well enough.

“Quantity is important – we want to have a certain amount of runs every game to keep them honest,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said during his radio show with Jason Wilde on WAUK in Milwaukee this week, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “But I have to say the quality of them has not been anywhere where we’d like them.

“We’ve got to run the ball better,” Rodgers said. “If we can do that, then we are going to have the opportunity to make some of those play-action gains, make some of those gains with big plays over the top. Then you are going to see the runs in the fourth quarter pick up. That’s maybe the one area we haven’t been effective and haven’t had a bunch of. We have not been able to close out games running the football. So that keeps our attempts down. We haven’t been ahead by maybe two or three scores and kept those drives alive at times to give us even more attempts. So we have to do a better job in the quality part that goes along with the quantity of runs we get.”

Rodgers made his comments in the context of noting that he’s on pace for a career-high 594 passing attempts. He’s not the only Packers player who has said the running game needs work.

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