There were tornado warnings for Cook County, so the game between the Bears and Baltimore Ravens was delayed. During the delay, fans were ushered into the concourse and apparently began drinking up. Amy Jacobson of the Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson Morning Show on AM 560 WIND Chicago reported that concessions were closed because the fans were drinking too much beer:
Will Muschamp was not in the best of moods following his Florida Gators’ 19-14 loss at South Carolina on Saturday.
Muschamp has been the subject of a lot of criticism this season, but he did receive a vote of confidence from the school’s athletic director during the week. The loss to South Carolina will have his job in question once again. After the game, Muschamp decided to address the negativity of some of the fans.
“You can say what you want to say and you can write whatever the hell you want to write, it’s real. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating for that locker room,” Muschamp said.
“To hell with me — I’m worried about the kids. You know these kids have fought their butts off. There’s a lot of negativity out there and some of our fans need to get a grip. They really do. They got a bunch of kids in that locker room fighting their butt off.
“They can criticize me all you want. I’m great with that. They pay me enough money to deal with it. But those kids don’t. They really don’t. And they fought their butts off. And they’ve continued to fight and play hard. Nobody’s ever questioned their efforts.”
Muschamp was so upset during the loss, he actually cut his hand punching a chalkboard during halftime:
Thousands of USC fans stormed the field at the Coliseum following the Trojans’ 20-17 win over Stanford on Saturday night, and there were some medical consequences.
KABC in Los Angeles reported after the game that two ambulances left the Coliseum to transport fans who had medical problems. ABC’s Curt Sandoval said “two people went into cardiac arrest on the field.” He also reported that another person broke their leg.
Here’s a look at the wild scene on the field after the win:
After looking at that mess of people, it’s easy to see how someone would have broken a leg or worse … had a heart attack.
GIF via SB Nation
Auburn blew a huge fourth-quarter lead against Georgia on Saturday before connecting on a miracle Hail Mary with 25 seconds left to give them a win over the visiting Bulldogs and a shot at the SEC West title.
The Tigers were up 37-17 early in the fourth quarter, but they allowed three straight touchdowns to the Bulldogs, who took a 38-37 lead with 1:49 left. Just when Auburn looked like they were going to be defeated in comeback fashion, Nick Marshall connected with Ricardo Louis on a 73-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to vault them to victory.
That Hail Mary pass wasn’t even a good one, either. It went right to two Georgia defenders, but Josh Harvey-Clemsons and Tray Matthews collided, allowing the ball to go up in the air, where Louis hauled it in for the score.
On the ensuing possession, Georgia actually drove to the Auburn 20, but they were unable to score to take the lead, giving Auburn an improbable 43-38 win.
“I’m going to enjoy this. I’m going to church in the morning and then I’ll flip the switch,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said after the win, per Justin Hokanson of Auburn Rivals.
“This is definitely a Waffle House night,” he added, per Hokanson.
Auburn is now 10-1 after the miracle and can win the SEC West if it beats rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl in two weeks.
You have to listen to Auburn’s radio call of the amazing finish. This is awesome:
Many of us know what it’s like to have your luggage misplaced during a trip, and it is not a great feeling. But Dirk — being the jokester that he is — seemed to take it in stride. He initially sent this funny tweet on Friday, presumably when he realized that his bag was nowhere to be found.
I hope the guy that stole my bag here is 7 ft so he can at least rock my sweet clothes….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) November 15, 2013
Fortunately, Dirk’s luggage was recovered and delivered to his room the day after it was lost. He later revealed what “sweet clothes” he was referring to in his first tweet.
Quick update. My bag just got delivered to my room almost 24 hrs after we got in. So now I can wear my lederhosen tonight….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) November 15, 2013
As if the misplaced bag wasn’t enough, the Mavericks later lost to the Heat when LeBron James stole Nowitzki’s signature move to put the game away. At least Dirk got his lederhosen back. Since it’s still very early in the season, the lederhosen takes priority over everything else.
Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling was arrested for marijuana possession on Friday, and his attempt to eat the evidence didn’t work out too well.
According to the Barrow County News, a Winder Police Department officer observed Snelling’s black Lincoln Navigator unable to stay in its lane around 3:30 a.m and pulled him over. During the traffic stop, the officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana in the car. Snelling admitted to the officer that he was smoking at a friend’s home earlier in the night and that he had a small amount of weed in his car. Another officer noticed Snelling repeatedly trying to swallow during their conversation and asked him to open his mouth. The officer saw green leafy particles in Snelling’s mouth. Snelling denied that he was trying to eat the evidence.
In addition to being cited for not driving in his lane, marijuana possession and possession of drug-related materials, Snelling reportedly was also cited for having an expired or no driver’s license, no registration and failure to maintain insurance. Dude hit the superfecta of automobile arrests. Of course, he’ll probably get off very easily since these are all pretty minor offenses, but that eating the evidence part is pretty funny.
The CIAA championship game between Winston-Salem State and Virginia State that was scheduled to take place on Saturday has been canceled because Winston-Salem State’s quarterback was allegedly beaten up by opposing players at a banquet on Friday.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten up by five Virginia State players after a fight broke out in a bathroom inside the Anderson Center on the WSSU campus Friday. The teams were there for the CIAA championship luncheon prior to the game, and reports say Johnson (pictured) was jumped.
“We don’t know a lot of what happened but we do know our starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson, was beaten up,” said Chancellor Donald Reaves of WSSU, “and he didn’t beat himself up.”
Johnson was treated and released from the hospital, per the report. WGHP reported that Johnson had a swollen eye and cut above his eye. Two Virginia State players were arrested. Running back Lamont Britt is believed to be among those arrested. He was charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.
“We understand that some Virginia State University and Winston-Salem State University student-athletes were involved in an incident during the time of today’s luncheon event,” CIAA commissioner Jacqie Carpenter said in a statement, per ESPN. “The police are currently investigating the incident and are speaking with the individuals involved. Leadership from the CIAA and the participating institutions are fully cooperating. Further details and updates regarding the status of the championship game will be forthcoming.”
Jeeze, talk about new meaning to knocking a quarterback out of a game. Winston-Salem State is 9-0 with Johnson as the starter, so they would have been missing a key player. Winston-Salem State is offering refunds for those who had tickets to the game. What an unusual story.