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Robert Griffin III is the Imelda Marcos of socks. During today’s press conference in Waco, Baylor’s Heisman Trophy winner revealed that he’s skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft … and he also revealed these socks. I find them just as annoying as the real Barney, but others seem to like them, so fine.

I preferred his Superman socks, but then I like any item of underwear that comes with a cape.

 

From SportsGrid

The 2012 NFL Draft won’t have Matt Barkley, but those teams who need a quarterback and don’t find themselves with Andrew Luck on draft day will apparently have another pretty damn good one to pursue. This report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen cited “sources” as saying Griffin will enter the draft, but also included quotes from Griffin’s father that made it sound like a done deal:

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP)  Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio has been killed in a car accident, according to the university.

Witness reports say that Villavisencio swerved to avoid a buzzard and veered head-on into the path of an 18-wheeler near the town of Normangee about 40 miles from College Station, on Thursday.

Villavisencio spent part of Thursday with the team delivering gifts to families at a local shelter after the Aggies finished their last workout on campus in preparation for the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Villavisencio was heading to his home in Jacksonville, Texas, at the time of the crash.

Villavisencio saw very limited action in his career with the Aggies, but touched many involved in the program. Former coach Mike Sherman says everyone will remember him as a person “who would do anything for anybody.”

The 22-year-old was a three-year letterman whom athletic director Bill Byrne says “epitomized selfless service” to helping the Aggies improve as a team.

 

http://www.thescore.com/home/articles/202435-texas-a-m-lineman-killed-in-car-crash

From SportsGrid

According to the Dallas Morning News, former SMU standout, current ESPN analyst, and all around crazy sports dad Craig James will officially file in Texas for the Republican U.S. Senate primary by end of day Thursday. To see why we don’t think this is the best idea, see here and here.

From SportsGrid

Robert Griffin III is coming off the ultimate high, having won the 2011 Heisman Trophy this weekend. Now, it’s time for him to do the whole media circuit, which includes a spot on tonight’s “Late Show With David Letterman,” where he will present a Heisman-related Top 10 list.

The list is officially called, “The Top 10 Thoughts That Went Through Robert Griffin III’s Head When He Won The Heisman Trophy.” Yikes. Say that ten times fast. Of course, it wouldn’t be a football-related Top 10 list without a Jesus-Tim Tebow dig in there. It’s pretty funny, nonetheless.

Here’s a preview of tonight’s list.

 

The show will air tonight, so make sure you tune in to see Griffin III in a sweet tuxedo cracking a few jokes. Hey, it this whole NFL thing doesn’t work out for him, maybe he can give stand-up comedy a try.

I fear this hire.

Coach Kevin Sumlin and his prolific offense made Houstona power in Conference USA.

His next challenge will be trying to replicate that success in the Southeastern Conference, the country’s toughest football league, as Texas A&M‘s new coach.

Sumlin was hired as the Aggies’ new coach on Saturday, less than two weeks after Mike Sherman was fired following a disappointing 6-6 finish.

The Aggies (6-6) are scheduled to play Northwestern (6-6) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston on Dec. 31, with A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter serving as interim coach.

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It’s the best day in rivalries for sports. It’s Army/Navy day!

I realize Navy has won the last 9 years, but I believe the times are finally changing for the Black Knights of Army.

Great story here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heisman Trophy will be awarded tonight. I read an excellent story on Baylor’s Robert Griffin and I hope the guy wins it.

 

Robert Griffin III: Heisman Winner? (Grantland)

From SportsGrid

While the official winner of the Heisman Trophy won’t be known until Saturday, projected results are already coming in, and to the surprise of few, it’s looking like Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III will take home the award. Griffin, a redshirt junior (he was injured for most of 2009), led Baylor to a 9-3 record, its best since it posted the same mark in 1986, and did it in spectacular fashion – he threw for 3,998 yards and 36 touchdowns against only six interceptions, and added 644 yards and nine more touchdowns running the ball.

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How would you like to be SMU Coach June Jones right now? You accept a new position at Arizona State, and then they change their mind and say “ummm sorry, we don’t really want to hire you.”

How can Jones face the SMU public again. How can he face his team?

According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Jones had actually agreed to coach the Sun Devils when a call came in that his offer to coach Arizona State had been pulled. Multiple reports state Arizona State boosters were not behind the potential hiring of Jones. This is the second time Arizona State has negotiated with a coach only to pull out in the middle of the process. The Sun Devils had previously discussed the  job with Houston coach Kevin Sumlin. Who’s making the decisions over at Arizona State????