FOURTH TO FIRST
Auburn jumped up from the fourth spot in the BCS standings into the top spot on the strength of their weekend win over LSU. The 8-0 Tigers were tops in the computer rankings, but third in both the ESPN/USA Today coaches' and Harris polls. Still, they sit just ahead of Oregon, since the Ducks lag in the computer rankings but sit solidly atop both of the polls. But it is election season, and the voters need their voice, but it begs the question - what would the computer do with the "The Rent is Too Damn High" Party?
More from The Rundown, including the walk-off ace, and the athlete apologizing for his video game performance, after the jump.
"It's kind of hard to process because I'm still kind of in shock."
- Players have made an eagle with a full swing on the final hole to win golf tournaments before. Isao Aoki did it at the Hawaiian Open in 1983. Robert Gamez did it at Bay Hill in 1990. Craig Parry did it to win a playoff on the 18th hole at Doral in 2004. But a hole-in-one in a playoff with a PGA Tour title on the line? Nobody had done that before. Until Jonathan Byrd got lucky in Vegas.
"Sorry I ruined your game, but..."
- It seems that Alex [last name withheld] was recently playing NHL 11 when he found himself down by one goal against his friend. Fortunately, he then found himself on a 2-on-0 rush. Unfortunately, he then found himself impeded by #16 Adam Burish, and could not score. So he wrote to the Dallas Stars demanding an apology from Burish. And he got it. (Sort of.)