Somebody Just Lost Their Tuition Money

A few weeks ago Clemson lost on national TV to Georgia Tech but most of the sports world was watching the Titans and Steelers kick off the season. We’ve already touched on the bogus holding call that really screwed Clemson towards the end of the game. No doubt that call pissed a lot of Clemson fans off, but nobody may have been more upset with the outcome of the game than this Clemson fan right here.

Yes, that was Chris Fowler, Chris James, and Jesse Palmer making fun of the kid off-air. Something tells me it wasn’t just the holding call that had him pissed off. Thanks to Hot Clicks for passing along the video.

Video: Chad Ochocinco Does Lambeau Leap and Gets Flipped Off by Fan

Chad Johnson Ochocinco tweeted during the week that he was going to try and Lambeau Leap if he scored for the Bengals Sunday. Most people probably figured it was a long shot that he scored in the first place considering the Bengals could barely score at home against the Broncos in week one, but Ocho still made it happen. Upon scoring, Ocho surveyed the scene to find the best spot to jump, and he made his leap. He also got an unwelcome gift from a Packers fan who flipped him the bird. Check out video of Chad Ochocinco’s Lambeau Leap:

You Buying Lane Kiffin’s Post-Florida Loss Spin?

89184623SG016_TENNESSEE_V_FLane Kiffin pissed plenty of people off with his comments upon taking the Tennessee coaching job. His “we’re going to sing Rocky Top” all night long after beating Florida certainly charged up the fans and it no doubt pissed Florida off. But as pumped as Florida had to be for the game, they really never unleashed the hounds against the Vols who played good defense and kept the game close, winning 23-13. When asked about his comments from months ago, Lane said it was all part of a master plan:

“It worked perfectly,” Kiffin said. “It took all the pressure off the players. We played the No. 1 team in the nation with no pressure on them. … It was all on me. We were 30-point underdogs in this place and it really helped them go out and play ball.”

So do you really buy Lane’s comments or is that the best way he can spin a loss his team that’s now a disappointing 1-2? While I do believe it’s all spin, I really think there is some merit to his comments. Since he’s made himself the face of the program and the target of opponents, the pressure is taken off the players. It’s the same way with Ozzie Guillen and all his crazy remarks — it takes the heat off the players. Here’s the deal though: Tennessee had strong defense and a good running game, but they’re just not getting enough from their quarterback to win. It’s actually pretty similar to Lane’s days with the Raiders — he should be used to it!

Sergio Kindle Decapitates Taylor Potts on Sack, Causes Fumble

Here I was thinking that the hit Tennessee delivered on UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince last weekend that broke his jaw was a tough hit. I may have to reconsider things. Texas defensive end Sergio Kindle is highly rated and a top pro prospect. After seeing the sack he got on Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts, it’s easy to see why. Let’s go to the videotape:

It’s incredible that Potts walked away from that hit like it was nothing. Maybe he was just acting tough for the moment but really felt woozy as soon as he got to the sidelines. His reaction really didn’t matter because the fumble set up a Colt McCoy touchdown pass that put the game out of reach for Texas. Potts was still pretty effective throwing for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns proving once again that it’s more about Mike Leach’s system than the guy throwing the ball.

Jahvid Best Solidifies Heisman Campaign with 5 Touchdowns, Airborne Score

The difference between Cal and USC is that a school like Cal goes out and loses to an Oregon the week after getting lots of attention and praise. I have a feeling that’s what will happen now that I and many others are giving Jahvid Best love for the win over Minnesota. Best scored every touchdown for Cal in their 35-21 win over Minnesota on Saturday. Best score three times in the first half including runs of 34, 2, and 27 yards, and then he punched in two short runs to help solidify the win in the 4th quarter. The first TD may have been the most impressive and it will be the one played on all the highlight shows. Check out video of Jahvid Best’s airborne touchdown against Minnesota:

Two elements really came together to make that play work so well. The first is the way they ran the fake end-around (that even tripped up the camera guy), making the defense freeze. The second is Best’s speed that allowed him to beat everyone to the sideline and then to the corner of the end zone. Gotta love the way he punctuated the touchdown with the airborne leap into pay dirt. That reminded me a lot of Knowshon Moreno’s run for Georgia last year against Arizona State. All the talk before the season was about the three quarterbacks and which one of them would get the Heisman — Bradford, Tebow, or McCoy. Best was widely considered a darkhorse candidate but now he must be thought of as one of the frontrunners. It was also hard to watch in the 4th quarter and not think Tedford was doing his best to pad Best’s stats. It sure worked.

LeBron, Cavs, Going Too Hollywood?

lebron-fantasy-basketball-campWhen we talk about the Cavs going to Hollywood, we’re not even including Delonte West starring in the remake of Demolition Man. But in case you missed it since we’re out of season, LeBron James has been quite busy participating in several projects lately. First, LeBron made the rounds promoting the film More Than a Game which included 10 tour stops. After that project was completed and promoted to death, LeBron embarked on his book tour promoting his new tome, “Shooting Stars.” And as if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy for the summer, LeBron has also agreed to play himself in the comedy film “Fantasy Basketball Camp” by Universal Pictures. From the sounds of things, LeBron’s going to have a fairly large role in the movie.

Now I’m not saying you can’t have other interests outside of basketball or that athletes can’t act in movies and still have good careers (Ray Allen, Michael Jordan, Shaq come to mind), but I’m saying that we know how he’s spending a lot of his time and it’s not necessarily on basketball. Of course this could be a good thing because it can help prevent burn out, but there’s no doubt LeBron has had more than his share of distractions this offseason. Combine this with Shaq’s TV show on ABC and there’s no doubt the Cavs are going to have to do a lot of work to get focused for the upcoming training camp. Last time I checked I hadn’t heard about any movies Garnett or Pierce are promoting, not to mention the fact that the Magic are the defending champs. This is not a good way to head into the season, that’s all I’m saying.

LBS Now Hosting Sunday Mornings on Sporting News Radio

We apologize for interrupting your normally scheduled programming to bring you this announcement. Some of you may have been aware that aside from updating LBS with frivolous sports content, I also host a show and do sports updates on Sporting News Radio. For the past 6-7 months, I had been hosting a Friday overnight show but that shift has moved to Sunday mornings. Meaning if you’re on the East Coast, you can kick off your NFL Sundays with me from 7am-10am on your local Sporting News affiliate or at radio.sportingnews.com. If you’re on the West Coast, I know it’s early but should you happen to be up sometime between 4am-7am PT, you can put on 1090am in So Cal to catch the show. This weekend we have the pleasure of being joined by former Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams at 5:25am PT/8:25am ET. We’ll also talk shop with Hall of Famer Warren Moon at 6:30am PT/9:30am ET. Keep it in mind if you happen to be up early on Sundays and thanks for reading.