Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Lunch links: Bug zapper needed
By ESPN.com staff
"There is no such thing as a shark attack...We're humans. We live on land. Sharks live in water. So if you're swimming in the water and a shark bites you, that's called trespassing. That is not a shark attack. A shark attack is if you're chilling at home, sitting on your couch, and a shark comes in and bites you; now that's a shark attack."
- Former Oklahoma State receiver and current Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant got pegged with a tab of over $54,000 from his teammates for a Monday night dinner, reports Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com.
- In Georgia, Colorado sees its best opponent of the season so far, reports Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.
- This week in Baron Batch's journal: Why you shouldn't feed stray cats and why football and life are very similar.
- Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville offered Paul Rhoads his defensive coordinator spot twice. Rhoads took it the second time. Now they meet as head coaches on Saturday, writes Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Toben Opurum looks like he's about to earn some more playing time, writes Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- The fans want the black jerseys back, but Oklahoma State says they're sticking with orange uniforms for Thursday's game against Texas A&M, reports Brandon Chatmon of The Oklahoman. Personally, I thought the all-blacks looked pretty sweet on last year's Thursday-nighter.
- It's been a while since "Big Game Bob" has patrolled Oklahoma's sidelines, writes Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman.
- All losses are not created equal. That's especially the case when Oklahoma loses to Texas, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman.
- The campus shooting at UT forced the Longhorns to alter their practice plan on Tuesday.
- Taylor Potts had to wait two weeks, but Saturday he'll finally get a chance to put his performance against Texas behind him, writes Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Texas A&M safety Trent Hunter equates trying to tackle running back Cyrus Gray in the open field to trying to catch a fly in your hand, writes Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Baylor's blog, "This is Bear Country," provides a few things about Saturday's game against Kansas you won't find in the game notes.
- Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington ended his silence and tweeted for the first time since being permanently suspended from the team before the season.
- The Big East is considering adding TCU, reports Lenn Robbins of the New York Post.
- Dirk Chatelain at the Omaha World-Herald takes a crack at the million-dollar question surrounding Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez: Can he pass?
- Kansas State tight end Andre McDonald is the Wildcats' resident comedian, but he made a seriously big play against UCF, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.