The Roundup: LSU vs. Alabama Links, Georgetown Has a Sociology Class About Jay-Z & Safe House Looks Awesome

Amber Heard … a nudist posed inside a horse’s carcass … video of a deranged homeless man freaking out at Occupy Wall Street in NYC … stuck in an airport for eight days over baggage fees … “Amish Beard-Cutting Mob Comes From Alleged Cult” … kindly pass this sad story onto the media, maybe they’ll cover it … Clooney’s ex is dating a guy from the movie Glory Road … beware of the Groupon IPO … another Jersey Shore character speaks at an Ivy League school … interesting outfit choice for a coffee run … “Armed Liquor Store Owner Wins Showdown With Robber” … the Providence Journal is getting a firewall … Brent Musburger was solid on the show Happy Endings this week … Ohio woman thinks this is a photo of two ghosts having sex … the new Denzel-Ryan Reynolds film looks dope ..

Tony Barnhart, CBS, the SEC, and a sizable conflict of interest. Don’t think we’ve heard the last of this. [OKTC]

How Alabama became college football’s greatest team. [The Atlantic]

Remember NFL player Tim Green? He lost his high school football coaching job in a recruiting scandal. [Post-Standard]

Jay-Z 101: Georgetown sociology course focuses on rap star. [WP]

Awesome history of the Oregon-Washington rivalry. [Seattle Times]

Andy Dalton and AJ Green have a chance to become the most prolific rookie QB-WR combo ever. [5th Down]

Peyton Hillis won over Cleveland last year, but already seems to have lost everyone. [P-D]

Some NFL assistant coaches who could get head coaching looks in the offseason. [NFL.com]

A rather candid Evan Longoria talks about Alex Morgan, the soccer player he was obviously hitting on earlier this year on twitter (20 minute mark). [Hot Clicks]

Here’s a breakdown of how the Alabama/LSU line has dropped from 9.5 in the preseason to 4.5 today. Note: The writer picked LSU, but her play earlier this week was Alabama. [Page 2]

Last year, JT Thompson of Virginia Tech tore the ACL in his left knee and was lost for the season. This week, Thompson tore his right ACL and is out for the season. [Hokie Sports]

Philip Rivers and AJ Smith are not thrilled with LT’s comments about the struggling Chargers. [Union-Trib]

Things are looking awfully bleak for the UAB football program. [Pre-Snap Read]

Ludacris: The Ace Ventura of Rap. [Passion of the Weiss via Miguel Smalls]

You know who is vastly overrated? The SEC outside of Alabama and LSU. [SI]

“Complaining that a 95-year-old neighbor has been harassing him, a 75-year-old Florida man called police Monday to report that the nonagenarian twice pulled a pocket knife on him–but that the older man did not have the strength or dexterity to actually open the weapon.” [TSG]

Things I wouldn’t have guessed: Oregon running back Kenjon Barner top five country music songs. [Oregonian]

A month old, but here’s a girl taking down a thief before he can boost this bike.

Can’t wait to see Anthony Johnson against the Alabama offensive line.

Did JJ Abrams get his idea for the smoke monster from these starlings? [H/T Josh Elliott]

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