Hottest Sports Stories for Monday, Nov. 7

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 7, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 06: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with fans following their win against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on November 6, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The BCS did something great for once, we somehow enjoyed a 9-6 football game and Tim Tebow is a good quarterback... allegedly. This is either bizarro world or the wackiest weekend of sports ever.  

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HARRISBURG, PA - NOVEMBER 7:  Penn State athletic director Tim Curley walks out of the Magisterial District Court  after being arraigned on charges of perjury and failure to report under Pennsylvania's child protective services law on November 7, 2011 in
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By now you have heard of the deplorable depravity that is allegedly seeping out of Penn State's program right now. Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky allegedly molested minor boys and Joe Paterno allegedly did little after hearing about it. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How bad is this for Penn State and Paterno?

Our Take: It all weighs on what happens after we are allowed to drop the allegedly and state some certainties. If Paterno and others did in fact know what was going on and failed to alert authorities and demand a police investigation, they have failed as institution heads and as human beings. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Never Trust Anyones

Penn State has operated under the guise of the cleanest program in the nation, a haven of clean and honorable actions. Well all that is now in the toilet waiting to be flushed away forever. 

Deeper Dive: 

Penn State Story's Not About Joe Paterno (or Jerry Sandusky), It's About Victims (B/R)

Joe Paterno About to Face Toughest Questions of His Career (Daily News) 




OXFORD,  MS - OCTOBER 22:  Head Coach Houston Nutt of the Ole Miss Rebels on the sidelines during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Oxford, Mississippi.  The Razorbacks defeated the Rebels 29 to 24.
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Houston Nutt has apparently finished his demolition job at Ole Miss. Reports have signaled the head coach will resign after another disastrous season. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Where does program go from here?

Our Take: There are no clear cut favorites for the job at Ole Miss yet. Nutt will coach the remaining three games of this season ensuring the Rebels at least one more loss. 

Hype Meter: 2 out of 5 Sometimes You Feel Like A Nutts

We knew that Nutt was a dead man walking for months. This is less of a surprise than finding out Cavemen would be cancelled. 

Deeper Dive: 

Houston Nutt Must Rebuild His Reputation Outside SEC (B/R)

Houston Nutt Calls It Job Poorly Done (Atlanta Journal Constitution)



PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 06:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens following the Ravens win on November 6, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Imag
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

In a weekend where up was down and bad was good, the Steelers and Ravens met for an enjoyable game that saw Joe Flacco lead a last-second winning drive. It was far better than their usual 6-3 snoozers. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Do the Ravens own the Steelers this season?

Our Take: Yes. Totally. The Ravens are basically throwing up a Shooter McGavin type score on the Steelers. All Pittsburgh can do is hope to sink an impossible putt. For our purposes, that would be meeting the Flacc-ettes in the playoffs and showing them what's up. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Clifford Franklins

Torrey Smith was about to get a beating in the Baltimore press. Then he miraculously remembered how to catch a ball leading to the highlight of the night. 

Deeper Dive: 

Watch Ravens' Rookie Snag Fantastic Game-Winning Catch (B/R)

Ravens Hold Steelers Heads and Commence Noogies (ESPN)




TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05:  Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide marching band react before the game-winning field goal by the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

You all hate Alabama being treated to a BCS lap dance after their loss on Saturday. Well, I freaking love it. It is clear that Bama and LSU are the two best teams in the nation. I don't care if that game was only amusing to those of us that enjoy perplexed quarterbacks getting sacked, it demands a rematch. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Hey, team got shafted. What gives?

Our Take: What happened is the computers gave Stanford and Oklahoma State an in if they continue to win the rest of the way. If not, we get to see another marquee game where the best action is off screen. Why we weren't treated to receivers and corners bumping uglies all night is beyond me. (I have invented a new meaning for bumping uglies, enjoy.)

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 But Stanford Blah, Blah, Talk into the Tissues

I know the BCS can seem unfair, but so is the fact that Vince Wilfork can out-run me and Summer Catch never won an Oscar. The fact is LSU and Alabama are better than any team in the nation. I will not field arguments to the counter as they are not viable and just pure poop.  

Short, Sweet and Correct Tweet Award of Night: 

Deeper Dive: 

BCS Standings: Stanford Cardinal and More Teams That Got Jobbed (B/R)

LSU and Alabama II is Like So a Possibility (LA Times)




OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The big bad Raiders were unable to limit Tim Tebow to less than heroic efforts on Sunday. Thanks to their ineptitude, we have to hear about Tebow for a few days more than we should. I really feel like blaming Willis McGahee for not allowing the Broncos to lose this one. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is Tim Tebow back to being the man again?

Our Take: I don't care. That is what we should really be talking about. How much we don't care about Tim Tebow. Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning and even Joe Flacco are bigger stories. Yet precious time will be devoted to Tebow once again because he didn't screw up. If only my life were that easy. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Droppin Tebows

I think even Tebow is getting tired of hearing the word Tebow. I will go on mentioning Tebow until you are nauseous from it. I will have done my job at that point. 

Deeper Dive: 

Tim Tebow: Fluke Victory More Thanks to Teammates Than Golden Boy (B/R)

Tim Tebow Mentioned a Little In Report of Broncos Win (Denver Post)



NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  NBA Commissioner David Stern arrives for NBA labor negotiations at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on November 5, 2011 in New York City. Players have been seeking 52.5 percent of revenues in their favor but owners want a deal
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The NBA players were given an offer by the owners which included a couple turds and a used tissue. They said no way but have until Wednesday to reconsider. David Stern has been playing up that offer like the owners were giving away free smooches from Jessica Biel and Mila Kunis. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: What's the next step?

Our Take: The next step is figuring out the rules of ice hockey or becoming a huge fan of world football. There will be no NBA season this year. At least, that is what my very large and rotund gut tells me right now.

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 At Least Clippers Still Without a Losses

When I think of all the happiness that could be had at the expense of NBA players we usually make fun of, I weep. This is supposed to be the best time of the year. Each day filled with the promise of a 2-for-18 night from the field we can laugh at. Please come back make us so sad.

Deeper Dive:

NBA Owners Give Players Ultimatum (NY Times)




CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy holds the Western Conference trophy surrounded by teammates after playing Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 6, 2011 in Car
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The LA Galaxy sat on Real Salt Lake's head until they tapped out on Sunday night. Now the most storied club in MLS will go for another MLS Cup title with only the Houston Dynamo standing in their way. Surely, about five of you read that all the way through. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Dude, come on, soccer?

Our Take: With no NBA, what else do you have to care about? The MLS playoffs have been a hard-hitting set of matches that are high on drama. You also get to hear Ian Darke call the games as you clear out the fridge of those Pesky Guinness bottles. It makes the NBA pain go away. 

Hype Meter: 2 out of 5 Nutmegs, Volleys and Cracking Good Times

If you can sit there with a straight face and say you watched the entirety of a 9-6 college football game, you can find entertainment in a 3-1 drubbing. 

Deeper Dive: 

2011 MLS Western Conference Final Live Blog: Play-by-Play Analysis, Reaction (B/R)

David Beckham, Landy Cakes and Bruce Arena Oh My (ESPN)



If pictures get your blood pumping, you are going to love this new-fangled video stuff. 


The only way this video gets better is if it is called in Spanish by Cardinals' Spanish broadcaster Gabriel Trujillo. De Nada.

Deeper Dive: Watch Cardinals' Rookie Burn Rams with 99-Yard Punt Return TD (B/R)



Here is a video of Kirk Herbstreit completely ignoring a needlessly long question from Chris Fowler during the Oklahoma earthquake. You can tell when the earthquake hits because Herbie's eyes get wide and he messes his pants. 



Any tremors felt can be attributed to Rex Ryan jumping. His knees must be made out of adamantium (NERD ALERT) because they didn't shatter upon impact. 


Until tomorrow, don't make fun of Bobby Boucher. 

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