Bethany Mota, a video blogger-gone-mainstream … “Rich get richer in college sports as poorer schools struggle to keep up” … Fox News has settled a sexual harassment claim with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million … “The Best Pot Scrubber Is a Japanese Pot Scrubber” … Brock Turner raped an unconscious woman, so yes, he should be called a rapist … “One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year” … a fire that has burned 20 acres in California was started by a club at a golf course striking a rock … “How games, phones, and other tech innovations are changing the labor force” …
Deuce McAllister has put on some weight, and he’s now the radio voice of the Saints. [NOLA.com]
“It’s positive to draw this kind of interest to the game and make it a story because it’s good for baseball.” That’s the Braves GM on Tim Tebow. Hmmm. [MLB.com]
Nice piece on Chris Borland, though I read it all wondering if a year later, the NFL cares. The guess is no. [Bleacher Report]
Important story on Bjorn Nittmo, the guy who tried to be an NFL kicker, ended up on David Letterman, and now is going through some real life struggles. [Buffalo News]
When you see more and more video on blogs and websites, don’t complain. This is why it’s happening. [NYT]
Tough blow for the Ole Miss secondary – Ken Webster is out for the year after that gruesome leg injury he suffered against FSU. [SEC Country]
Very sad story about how a Texas town is coping with the death of a high school football player, 11 months after his passing. [Chronicle]
Texas 50, Notre Dame 47 set a record for TV ratings on college football’s opening weekend. [ESPN Media Zone]
Interesting/strange story of a relatively unknown college basketball player who says God told him to enter the NBA draft. [SI.com]
Johnny Manziel is taking classes again at Texas A&M. I’m sure this will go swimmingly. [Dallas Morning News]
Well Mike Mayock endorses Carson Wentz starting in Philly, so there’s that. [Philly.com]
Anyone saying the SEC is down because of a few losses opening weekend needs their head examined.
Gave out Western Michigan +5 and this happened with three minutes left in a 1-point game and my mind nearly exploded. The Broncos held on for the cover.
It’s Myles Garrett, who is probably a Top 5 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s they bull rushing through the lineman.