Maybe Hugh Freeze did not know what he was getting into?
Freeze was hired as the head coach at Mississippi earlier this month, after one year at Arkansas State. He is best known as the longtime coach at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, where he coached Michael Oher, the inspiration for the best-selling book and popular movie "The Blind Side."
The 2012 SEC schedule was recently released and Ole Miss (Oher’s alma mater) drew road games at Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and LSU, with home games against Texas A&M, Texas, Auburn and instate rival Mississippi State.
Thursday night, Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and his Baylor Bears take on the Washington Huskies at the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. This matchup will in all likelihood be the final college game for RG3, as the redshirt junior will almost certainly declare for April’s NFL Draft.
As the multidimensional QB suits up one last time, we at iFollowSports wanted to remind college football fans of the 6-2 gunslinger's comedic side.
Three days after winning the Heisman, the Baylor star made an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” participating in the "Top Ten" segment.
Two of RG3's best scripted lines were: "And everyone laughed when I asked Santa for a Heisman" and "How long before Kim Kardashian calls?”
Monday, the Oregon Ducks will play the Wisconsin Badgers in the 98th Rose Bowl game to be played in Pasadena, California. This is the second straight season that the Badgers have played in the game and their eighth overall appearance. Most of the Badgers visits to Pasadena have been recently, as this will be their fifth appearance since 1994. UW has a 3-1 record in those games and a 3-4 record all-time entering Monday.
The Badgers only recent blemish was last year, when they were upset by TCU 21-19.
As for the Ducks, this will be their sixth Rose Bowl and the school’s first appearance since 2009, when they lost to Ohio State 26-17. Overall, they have a 1-4 record.
Sawicki Motors in Rochelle, Illinois advertised an unusual promotion for Christmas---free cars! If customers purchased a new car from Sawicki last week and the Bears shut out Green Bay Sunday night, winners would receive a full refund on their transaction. Sawicki would do this for the first $ 1 million worth of vehicles sold.
Alas, Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdowns to ruin the hopes of numerous Bears fans in Rochelle.
Christmas Day, the NBA regular season finally debuted with a slate of five games. The riveting day of hoops included late game heroics from Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, a ring ceremony/butt whooping in Dallas and Chris Paul’s Clipper debut at Golden State.
In addition to these impressive on court feats, the league’s 2011-2012 premiere also involved a remarkable achievement at the broadcast table, centered around the idea of witnessing a historic rematch and the coaching debut of a very close friend.
You may have already seen this video, but even if you have, it is certainly worth seeing again.
The Cincinnati Bengals needed a win over the Arizona Cardinals to keep their postseason hopes alive. While running a crossing pattern, wide receiver Jerome Simpson fielded Andy Dalton's pass and headed toward the end zone. Waiting at the goal line was Arizona linebacker Daryl Washington, but that was no problem for Simpson, who somersaulted over Washington, landing perfectly on two feet.
The baseball team in London, Ontario, Canada is a new entry in the independent Frontier League, a 14- team circuit in the US and Canada, whose 2012 season begins in mid-May. When London unveiled their new logo and nickname recently, sparks flew immediately, especially with women's groups.
The image on the poster introducing the London Rippers bears a strong resemblance to the notorious English serial killer Jack the Ripper, complete with top hat and dagger. No one believes that the Ripper, who is named Jack, is not based on the London murderer, who terrorized the British capital in the 1890s, stalking and brutalizing women.
A Toronto sports marketer named Richard Powers notes that the team is naive to think they did not have Jack the Ripper in mind when the logo was designed.