Saturday, an underrated pack of Washington State Cougars invade sunny Southern California to growl at the San Diego State Aztecs. WSU is a seven-point underdog. The Cougs will cover and may even score the upset straight up.
Here is a little extra tip at no extra charge, Michigan State, a 5.5-point underdog, will keep Notre Dame winless in South Bend.
Paul Hamm is a two-time Olympic gymnast, who won three medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Hamm’s career highlights include capturing the individual gold in the all-around and a silver in the team competition
The 28-year-old was arrested in Columbus, Ohio for punching and kicking a taxi driver, after refusing to pay a $23 cab fare. Hamm followed that up by wrestling with a police officer who was trying to detain him.
The police eventually got Hamm under control and asked him if he had been drinking.
"I probably had about eight drinks," replied Hamm.
Hamm is also heard on police video saying the unfortunate words. “You guys are so funny. You guys have no idea. I'm going to kill you guys.”
Whenever the International Olympic Committee encourages the USA to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the USOC politely but firmly declines. The USOC is on record saying that it will not bid for a future Olympic Games until a solution to the spat over revenue sharing with the IOC has been solved.
Despite the USOC’s stance, civic leaders in Las Vegas made the decision to roll the dice anyway with the IOC.
Vegas representatives wrote a letter to the international body, copying the USOC, noting that they were all in. It has been reported internationally that the IOC has already denied this approach.
Last weekend’s slate of football was filled with a wonderful array of compelling games and wild finishes. Unless, you are a fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Georgia Bulldogs, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons or the Dallas Cowboys.
In last Thursday’s iFollowSports college and NFL upset alerts, we touted BYU as a seven-point underdog vs. the University of Texas in Austin. The Cougars burst out to a 13-0 lead and then came from ahead to be edged out by UT 17-16. So, Jake Heaps and company easily covered the spread.
In Sunday’s games, we liked the Tennessee Titans as a two-point underdog in Jacksonville vs. the Jaguars. In a close one, the Titans fell short 16-14, causing a push.
Our Season record in upset alert now stands at 1-0-1.
This weekend, sports fans are wearing team jerseys, caps, shirts and many other forms of gear, in support of their favorite team. Across the pond, fans have been introduced to an entirely new approach to sports apparel.
Newcastle United is a team in the highest division of English soccer, the Premier League. The club is launching a line of provocative women's sleepwear called Premier Lingerie. This should make their fans feel a whole lot better about themselves.
We all remember video of the rioting in Vancouver after the Canucks lost to Boston in the Stanley Cup Final. The hooliganism, carried out by mostly intoxicated fans, was one of the most embarrassing events ever to take place in a beautiful city that had recently hosted a successful (and peaceful) Winter Olympic Games in 2010.
This week, Toronto’s The Globe and Mail reported that the Vancouver City Council has found a way to make an ugly situation even worse, blaming all the crime and vandalism on the National Hockey League.