Roundup: Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Mike Shanahan Killed RG3 & Drunk Girls Love Johnny Manziel

Frankie Essex … the oral history of Goodwill HuntingSwiss bank where the rich stashed their money is closing … love this trillion dollar coin idea … idiot drives drunk, hits car, posts about it on Facebook, gets arrested … pay it forward, people … Jamie Kennedy discusses the worst New Year’s Broadcast, ever … “French actor Gerard Depardieu greeted as local Russian hero” … video and GIF of a reporter getting hit hard on live TV … “Subway worker tells customer to ‘fight me like a man,’ during confrontation over ketchup” … what’s with all the squid on the California coast? … priest calls 911 because he was stuck in handcuffs

The Mike Shanahan-should-have-pulled-RG3 discussion will dominate today … [Wetzel]

… until the talk turns to Notre Dame vs. Alabama. How did the Irish get Stephon Tuitt out of Georgia? [South Bend Trib]

Meet Alabama’s tattooed Australian, Mr. Monstar. He loves Wal-Mart. [NYT]

The new QB for Tulane next year? Nick Montana, son of you-know-who. [NOLA.com]

Catching up with Tark the Shark, who is now 82. Must-read for college hoops fans. [Times]

Virginia 61, North Carolina 52. The Tar Heels could be NIT-bound if this continues. [Observer]

Twenty years ago: The best NFL playoff comeback of all-time. [Buffalo News]

Loved this conference title predictions breakdown. Lots of college basketball conferences won’t be competitive. [Ken Pom]

Ready or not, here comes hockey! [CSN Bay Area]

DeMar DeRozan’s New Year’s Eve is one you’d love if you were the owner of the Toronto Raptors. [Star]

Nick Saban, master recruiter. [WSJ]

Who the heck is Doug Marrone? [Press Coverage]

What a tremendous news report. [via Outkick the Coverage]

An ESPN radio host was not happy ESPN downplayed Louisville’s win over Florida. [via No Guts, No Glory]

Can I interest you in a pickpocket video?

This dude went Tom Chambers on high-scoring Grinnell. [via Jim]

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