Mark May: Mississippi State is ‘alpha dog’ of SEC West (Video)

mark-may-championshipSomeone needs to look up the word “hyperbole” in the dictionary and show it to Mark May.

The ESPN analyst was at it again on Saturday night, calling Mississippi State the “alpha dog” of the SEC West following the Bulldogs’ 34-29 win at LSU.

Was asked what things meant for the SEC West, May offered up his quote.

“It says there’s a new alpha dog in the division, and that’s Mississippi State. For Dan Mullen, this is a signature game. Going into this game, against Texas A&M, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, he was 1-16.

“This is something for the ages for this program because now they can say they can hang with the Alabamas, they can hang with the big boys because they won against LSU in Death Valley.”

Wait, so you go 2-16 against the big boys in the division and that means you can now hang with them? Do you even listen to the words that come out of your mouth, May? C’mon man! What this tells us is that LSU is every bit the shaky team they looked in the opener against Wisconsin.

Mark May’s Twitter account bizarrely hacked

Mark MayMark May’s Twitter account totally spazzed out on Tuesday in a manner that is so inexplicable I’m still not even sure what happened.

The ESPN college football analyst apologized and said his account had been hacked, but this wasn’t your typical hack job. It looks like a bunch of old tweets May sent throughout the past year were fired off in the span of about 10 minutes, leaving his followers bombarded with nothing but old tweets. Seriously, if you go through his timeline, you’ll relive the past year in sports one event at a time as seen through the eyes of May.

One tweet referenced a “vile coward” hacking his account, but the odd tweets continued to be sent until it finally stopped a few minutes later. The whole thing was truly bizarre and hard to explain, which means it was very similar to May’s analysis on TV. Some people are speculating that May accidentally hit “send all” on all the drafts of tweets he had saved over the past year.

You can see all the tweets in the screenshots posted below. Start from the bottom and work your way up to see it all in chronological order:

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Mark May uses Kate Upton line to put Arizona State in place

Mark May was feeling pretty saucy on Thursday and decided to throw some criticism at a few teams over Twitter.

May, a college football analyst for ESPN, first took aim at Ohio State for giving out rings to its players in celebration of their 12-0 season:

Fair point, but it’s understandable why the Buckeyes wanted to reward their players for winning all the games they could play.

Next, May went after Arizona State and used a Kate Upton comparison in the process:

Mark MayMay’s comments (written with some crappy grammar) were in reference to Notre Dame wanting to drop a scheduled 2014 game against Arizona State. ASU was upset that Notre Dame sent the message that they wanted to cancel the game via a PR person rather than having athletic director Jack Swarbrick make the phone call. May doesn’t care about manners, courtesy, or decency. In his mind, if you’re a hot girl, you can blow off anyone you want.

He may think that’s OK, but that’s not how I roll. ASU and ND had this game planned since 2008. It would be pretty crappy to cancel it now, so at least have your AD make a call if you’re going to do that.

Photo: Twitter/Mark May

Mark May: Miami ‘Is Not a Marquee Program,’ Not Playing for Championships

Media commentators often say crazy, off-the-wall things just to get attention and rile up fan bases. If that was ESPN analyst Mark May’s objective on Saturday night, he certainly succeeded, but at the cost of his credibility.

Maybe he was just assigned to defend Randy Shannon, who was fired Saturday as Miami’s head coach, but May’s position was absurd. On College Football Final, May said “I think for the Miami administration their expectations are too high right now. Randy Shannon was brought in to right the ship, to be a disciplinarian, to make sure that these kids stay out of trouble, and to turn the program around. That’s exactly what he did. This is the 4th year of his administration. This is the third bowl game in the fourth year he’s been there.

Yes, they’re not playing for national championships, but look at the Miami situation — they don’t have great facilities, they’re playing in a stadium 20 miles away, in a 73,000 seat stadium, they only have 27,000 fans on average in the stadium. So when you look at the entire situation, this is not a marquee program. This is not 2001. This is not 2002. This is 2010. … the fans think they are better than they are.”

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