Texas Tech’s Brandon Carter Has Crazy Face Paint, Lattimer-Style

I’m not exactly sure what edge face painting can give players, but I guess some on the more crazy end of the spectrum like to do it. Maybe they look at it as war paint and think that it helps them prepare for battle. Maybe they think it makes them more intimidating. Or maybe they just like giving me good material. Witness Texas Tech OL Brandon Carter, a 6’7″ 354 lb monster:

I guess when you’re as big as he is, that face painting kind of completes the whole intimidation look. I’m guessing he’ll also need something behind the face painting for them to beat Texas next week, too.

Colt McCoy’s Girlfriend Rachel Glandorf Is Hot, He Should be Proud

UPDATE: Colt McCoy and Rachel Glandorf are engaged

Yes, the blonde in the stand of the Texas-Missouri game that kept being featured on TV was Colt McCoy’s girlfriend. Turns out it’s Rachel Glandorf, a Baylor track athlete who also does some TV reporting — presumably how she met Colt. Anyway, I’m not into particulars. All that concerns me in the matter are looks. Good ones at that. (check out other hot college football girlfriends below)

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Referee Takes Down South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia with Forearm Shiver

When you’re reffing a game played at a high level, the action around you happens pretty quickly. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see a referee get caught up in the middle of a play and wind up knocked over by a ball-carrier, or a tackler in pursuit. Even on Sunday I saw a referee get run over. But on Saturday, I saw something I had never before seen. South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia had tucked the ball and commenced to run in the game against LSU. As he cut across the field, he ran into some trouble and was trying to shake a defender. Only one problem: someone brought him down. You’ll never guess who it was. Let’s go to the videotape:

I’m wondering if the official’s going to get an assisted tackle on that play. Seriously, what the heck was he doing? Was he briskly trying to move out of the way and got caught off guard? Or do the conspiracy theorists have it right thinking that the ref was an LSU alum? Unfortunately we will never have the answer to these questions.

Oregon Fans Are Rick Neuheisel Haters

The win for Oregon over UCLA must have been extra sweet for the fans who have all sorts of distaste for Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel. Apparently the hatred dates back to two events. The first was a fake punt run by Neuheisel’s team in the 4th quarter of the ’96 Cotton Bowl when his team already had a three touchdown lead. The second was when Slick Rick’s Washington team danced at the Oregon “O” at midfield following a 42-14 win. As a result, Oregon fans were fired up about giving it to Neuheisel this weekend:

A man outside the stadium Saturday was selling “Neuheisel [stinks]; Go Ducks” T-shirts. Fans, including kids, heckled Neuheisel the moment he popped his head out of the locker room for warmups.

“We just hate him,” said John Conrad, a resident of North Bend, Ore. “We never really hated Washington that much before Neuheisel coached there. It’s a long feud.”

“His expressions, his nerve, his ego, his attitude, I just don’t like him,” said Myrtle Brech, a 70-year-old grandmother from Creswell, Ore. “Just the look on his face, you can tell he thinks he’s better than everyone else.”

It’s incredible; I never knew that I could share the same thoughts as a 70-year-old grandmother! I think she summed up in words exactly what I don’t like about Neuheisel. At least she only deals with him once a year, but as my coach, I have to deal with that all year long. I guess the only thing I can hope for is some quick turnarounds with the program because nobody can argue with winning. And luckily for the Ducks their play on the field did the talking.

Video: Knowshon Moreno Hit by Tennessee’s Eric Berry, Ouch

Just as I went berserk over Knowshon Moreno’s amazing touchdown runs and hurdles over defenders, I feel like I must also pass along the times when he gets crushed by a defender. I was watching live when this hit happened and thought it sounded just as bad as it looked. Turn up the volume for this crack laid on Moreno by Tennessee’s Eric Berry. You might want to skip ahead to the :35 second mark.

What’s shocking is how good Georgia’s running game was even when Moreno was knocked out of the game. Caleb King finished up the drive and looked great on some of his runs (even if his final numbers indicate otherwise). Still, Moreno better get his head straightened out quickly — the Dogs have Vandy, LSU, and Auburn in the next three weeks. Any wonder why it’s nearly impossible to escape the SEC unscathed?

Andruw Jones Expects to Start and Have Big Season Next Year

If Andruw Jones hasn’t given us anything for his $18 million salary this season, at least he’s provided us with plenty of laughs. That seems to be the continuing trend with Mr. Jones, who recently spoke with the LA Times and provided some needless-to-say humorous answers. As passed along by commenter Anders(on) Varejao, who no doubt is in heaven right now with the Dodgers in the NLCS and the Lakers beginning pre-season games, according to Jones:

“I had a bad season and a terrible season back-to-back,” Jones said. “I have to have a great season and show people I have baseball left in me.”
Jones said he expects to be the everyday center fielder next season.

“I’m an everyday guy or I need to move out,” he said.

You can feast on that for a second. Another point is something my Uncle raised when we last spoke: Where are Andruw Jones and Brad Penny, and why aren’t they in the dugout cheering on the team? They’re still part of the team, aren’t they? Do they really need to be away to rehab their injuries? I would figure that they could still find it in themselves to support the squad, but that’s just me. As for Andruw, I assume he’ll start the season with the job; it will be up to him to perform well enough to keep it.

UPDATE: Ben Maller tells us exactly what Brad Penny’s been up to — partying it up in Las Vegas.

LSU Backs Off Tim Tebow Comment

For some reason or another, Tim Tebow seems to be the guy people love to hate. Maybe it’s cause he nails hot chicks. Maybe it’s because he kisses babies. Maybe it’s because he refuses honors from Playboy. He’s like what J.J. Redick was at Duke, but for college football. Anyway, after initially causing a stir with his words, LSU defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois backed off his Tim Tebow comments:

“If we get a good shot on [Tebow], we’re going to try our best to take him out of the game,” Jean-Francois said Monday. “With his size and his heart, it’s hard to get a clean shot.”

Later, LSU’s Web site carried what it termed a clarification from Jean-Francois.

“We never go into any football game trying to hurt a player from the other team,” Jean-Francois was quoted as saying. “My comments in regard to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow were misinterpreted and were intended to reflect the style of football that we play at LSU. We have great respect for Tim as [a] player and a competitor. By taking him out of the game, I meant as a defense we are going to try to make him ineffective. I’m sorry that my initial comments were interpreted another way.”

I really do think it’s unsportsmanlike to try and intentionally knock a player after a game. Going for a sack or trying to stick a player with a tackle is understandable — that’s the intent of the job. But you’re not out there trying to injure a player even if it helps you win. Either way, this sure has added some extra fire to Saturday’s big game between the teams in Gainesville. Now Jean-Francois needs to back up his words Joey Porter-style.