Mashup: South Bend... We have a problem.

Check out @SolidVerbal’s awesome mashup. He puts the Alabama victory over Notre Dame into clips from Apollo 13 and the result is solid gold.

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The 2012 All-SEC team: How they ranked as recruits

Via Saturdays Down South:

With National Signing Day just around the corner and the season in the books, let’s take a look at how the 2012 All-SEC team looked as recruits according to Rivals.com.

Astoundingly, Johnny Manziel was a three-star recruit ranked as the 14th best dual-threat quarterback in the country. Both Cobi Hamilton and Jordan Matthews were three-star recruits, with Matthews not even ranked. Chance Warmack also developed into a first round pick as a three-star recruit.

On defense, we see three stars Damontre Moore and Johnthan Banks propel and develop themselves into first-round draft picks come April. Sharrif Floyd, Sheldon Richardson and Jadeveon Clowney all lived up to the hype of being ranked as the top overall recruit at their position in their recruiting class.

Mash here to see the rankings.

What this shows is that typically, the four- and five-star recruits pan out and live up to the hype they receive during their recruitment. What this also shows is that occasionally, teams find “diamonds in the rough” with three-star recruits who develop into impact players.

Teams that consistently sign top-ranked recruits each year tend to compete for national and conference honors, but the teams that also find and develop less heralded players are even more likely to do so.

Last of all, analyses such as SDS’ show that while recruiting rankings are important, it’s even more important to keep the players out of trouble, in class and on the  team. Despite signing multiple consensus Top 10 recruiting classes over the last four years, Auburn doesn’t have one All-SEC first teamer. Not only does that reflect on how you recruit—it also says a lot about how you run your program.

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Drunk Aggie girls blow up reporter’s live feed

Alcohol. Pretty girls. College football. The Cotton Bowl. Live television.

Hilarity ensues.

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Fun with the Transitive Property: Why Alabama will CRUSH Notre Dame

We’re SouthernFried around here. So of course we think Alabama will CRUSH the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Monday’s BCS National Championship Game. You can analyze the X’s and O’s. You can compare season statistics and team rankings on things like Red Zone offense and QB passer ratings.

But what’s more demonstrative of Alabama’s ability to dominate than the infamous transitive property?

What’s that? You’ve never heard of the transitive whatchamadingie? Well, it’s simple. It’s an argument based on the logic that if A is greater than B and B is greater than C, then A must be greater than C. It works great in math and logic. In football, it sometimes works and it sometimes doesn’t.

So, let’s use the awesome site www.myteamisbetterthanyourteam.com to see who’s gonna win, shall we?

Using both the fastest path and the most direct path logic, Alabama is better than Notre Dame because Alabama beat Michigan 41 – 14 while Notre Dame only beat Michigan 13 – 6. BUT…

Using the suspect Pretzel Logic of the wins only scenario, Notre Dame is better because Notre Dame beat USC, USC beat Syracuse 42 – 29, Syracuse beat Louisville 45 – 26, Louisville beat Florida 33 – 23, Florida beat Texas A&M 20 – 17 and Texas A&M beat Alabama 29 – 24.

I know, right?

Using the rankings for all schools and seeing who Alabama is better than, Notre dame appears on the list (along with almost everyone else, possibly including the Kansas City Chiefs). Using those same rankings to see who Notre Dame is better than, almost everyone else shows up too.

Except Alabama.

So, we can safely conclude that Alabama is just better than Notre Dame because if A is better than B and B is better than C, then… well, you get the idea.

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South Carolina’s Jadaveon Clowney: BEAST MODE

The Gamecocks’ Jadaveon Clowney may be the most explosive defensive football player since Cornelius Bennett terrorized SEC offenses in the 1980’s here’s a short video of his destructive hit during the 2013 Outback Bowl against Michigan’s Vincent Smith.

Smith’s helmet came off and the ball came out. Guess who recovered the fumble?

This is big boy football in the SEC, y'all.
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Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze mixes it up with a Twitter troll

Hugh Freeze is new to Twitter, so it comes as little surprise that he wouldn’t know better, spot an obvious troll and ignore the troll’s attempts to get a response and get attention.

Freeze's Parody @HughnotFreeze

Freeze didn’t stop there. He went on to say:

“It bothers me that people will say these things in public about any school or player and  never have any facts. If they have facts, there is a process to handle the situation.

“When something good happens in your life, did you happen to earn it??”

“Comes back  to treating others the way you want to be treated. Thanks again.”

Here’s a pro tip, Coach: When a troll like @HughnotFreeze pipes up, just use Twitter’s block feature and move on.

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Auburn Guy. Tramp Stamp. For Real.

Some people view the lower back tat as a strong indicator that the wearer is someone capable of making a bad decision. That may be so for females, but dude…

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The pictures were taken by Twitter user @NachoMamaBGID

Helmet tap to CFBSection.

Update: Twitter follower @JBB1980 has found another one.

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So… ghey. NTTAWWT, of course.

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Gumps gonna gump, even with synchronized Christmas displays

Check out this most awesome synchronized Christmas display. I give major props to this because of the pom-pom shaker oscillation in the middle.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a ROLL TIDE!

Helmet tap to @LivingCrimson

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ZOMG, y'all. Here comes the ... wait, wut? Cosmic Dawn? #Mayans

In Mexico, New Agers say end of Mayan calendar will herald 'cosmic dawn,' not end of world
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 Gabriel Lemus, the white-haired guardian of the flame, burned his finger on the kindling and later somebody knocked a burning log out of the ceremonial brazier onto the wooden stage, before he quickly scooped it up.

Still, the white-clad Lemus, like about 1,000 other shamans, seers, stargazers, crystal enthusiasts, yogis, sufis and swamis in a Merida convention centre about an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, was convinced that it was a good start to the coming "New Era" supposed to begin around 5 a.m. on Friday.

"It is a cosmic dawn," said Lemus. "We will recover the ability to communicate telepathically and levitate objects ... like our ancestors did."

I don't know about y'all, but I can't wait to communicate telepathically and levitate shit.

Mash here.
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Surprise: Most of the most valuable college football programs are in the south

It’s Southern Fried money. Of the Top 10 most profitable college football programs, six are Southeastern Conference schools. Add Texas (as southern as it is western), and seven of the Top 10 are steeped in southern tradition.
  1. Texas Longhorns
  2. Michigan Wolverines
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Florida Gators
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide
  6. LSU Tigers
  7. Auburn Tigers
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  9. Arkansas Razorbacks
  10. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Source: Forbes Magazine

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Johnny Football has outkicked his coverage

Meet Sarah Savage, the current romantic interest of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel.

We think you will agree that the boy has done well on and off the field.

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Butch Jones tells UT players what formation they’ll be running on offense

Watch the players' reaction to the faux news that they're going with an old school formation. It's hard to think that Tennessee hasn't gotten a pretty darned good football coach.

 

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Who gets fired in the SEC?