Samantha Logan, an actress from the CW show All-American … Tumblr, which still exists, is attempting to ban all “adult content” … will the next iteration of this belt that tracks your eating habits include zaps so you don’t eat unhealthy junk? … “Feds Expand Beef Recall as Salmonella Outbreak Broadens to 246 Cases in 26 States” … woman who went to Costa Rica for a birthday celebration is found dead … the people you think you hate on social media? You very likely wouldn’t hate them in real life … a man was attacked by an alligator in Florida, and his shoe was found in the animal’s mouth …
Strong takedown of Pac-12 commish Larry Scott, who makes $4.8 million a year – double what the Big 10 commish makes, and far more than the SEC commish makes. [Oregonian]
Underdogs went 10-5 in Week 13. What happened? We tried to make sense of it, as well as sizing up the Week 14 slate. Plus, how I went 4-1 on college football’s Championship weekend. [Coming Up Winners]
Not sure I totally agree with all of this. Is the Jaguars QB quandary that bad? They can get out of the Blake Bortles deal after this year by giving up draft picks and trading him into cap space. The Broncos and Browns did it with Brock Osweiler. [SI.com]
Daughter of Vanderbilt football coach writes about battling depression and anxiety. [ESPNW]
Why does the NFL do such a bad job investigating player issues off-the-field? Kareem Hunt is the latest debacle. Why LeBron is the MVP at the 1/4 mark. Also, a special visit from Steve Hytner, aka, Kenny Bania of Seinfeld fame stopped by. [Itunes]
Michigan State received about 3,000 fewer applications from prospective high school students over the past year, and one outlet is attributing it to the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. It’s the biggest drop of any Big Ten school. [ESPN]
Billy Walters fought hard, but it looks like he’s still going to prison for five years due to insider trading. [Reuters]
Awesome follow-up of last week’s story about how a rave review shut down a burger joint. So, about the owner’s legal troubles … [Willamette Week]
I’m not sure anyone saw this Kemba Walker star turn coming. He’s possibly going to be an All-NBA pick. [ESPN]
Yes, here’s video of an 8th grader dunking and scoring 27 points in his debut. It’s LeBron’s son, of course.
The new Captain Marvel trailer is very good. I’ll be there opening week.