USC vs. Oregon: Matt Barkley’s MMA-inspired, trash-talking tweet about Oregon from late Saturday night/early Sunday morning? Deleted. Meanwhile, in the Northwest, Chip Kelly got his Ducks ready for their toughest road test the rest of the season with video of Ward-Gatti (which will be a must-see movie pretty soon.) Then, Mickey Ward walked in the room. “He talked to Kelly’s team about taking life round-by-round and about his preparation and training. There was awe in the room, especially from a former New England Golden Gloves heavyweight novice champion, defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro.” We like the Trojans Saturday night. And not just because the public loves the Ducks. [Oregonian]
“But it’s an amateur sport, we’re just here for fun. It’s not really that serious. So I guess any ball should be OK.”
ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 “Fantastic Lies” will examine the Duke lacrosse scandal.
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A Lakers fan recorded a song about the team tanking and landing Ben Simmons.
A guest on The Herd.