West Is Best
No conference ever had four teams inside the AP's top five before this week. Not only did the SEC change that, all four teams come from the SEC West. Where would you place these programs? Rank 'Em »AP Photo, Getty Images
Ah, Australia. Land of beautiful weather, top-notch cities and an endless array of exotic animals (many of which can kill you).
Two of those exotic creatures were caught on camera recently, but they weren't attacking humans (they rarely do). They were having a classic kangaroo boxing match on the streets of Wyee Point, New South Wales, not far from Sydney.
Here is what they looked like, in full balancing-on-tail glory:
That's only part of it! Click here to watch the full clip, which goes on for more than five minutes. (By comparison, this writer's cats usually box for about 15 seconds before going back to sleep.)
The St. Louis Cardinals got the better of Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Francisco Giants overcame the National League's best team in the Washington Nationals. Now the owners of four of the past eight World Series titles will square off for the right to fight for one more.
Is Steven Stamkos a computer? The obvious answer is: No! Of course not. He's a human being who spends his time breaking things with his ridiculous slap shot and scoring more than 200 goals in his NHL career. The only reason we ask is that Stamkos apparently has a photographic memory when it comes to those goals:
We're not saying Stamkos is a computer. We're not saying that at all. We're just saying he might be half-computer. Like some kind of awesome cyborg. We can't even remember what we had for lunch yesterday.
Fans can be, erm, passionate. One might use that word to describe Phyllis from Mulga, Alabama, whose rant Monday on "The Paul Finebaum Show" is one for the radio wing at the Hall of Sports Anger.
Some background: After Alabama's loss to Auburn in 2013, Colin Cowherd went on Finebaum's program and criticized the state of the Crimson Tide program. Enter Phyllis, who made a not-so-nice pun off Cowherd's name.
Following the Crimson Tide's loss to the Mississippi Rebels on Saturday, Finebaum guested on Cowherd's show -- and the latter again said some strong words about Nick Saban's team ...
``Alabama's dynasty is over,'' says @ESPN_Colin. ``I predicted Gus Malzahn was going to own Nick Saban. He's going to own him.''— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 6, 2014
Cowherd then replayed some of Phyllis' greatest hits from last season.
Not long after, when Cowherd's show gave way to Finebaum's, Phyllis returned:
Although it does bring up the question: Why all the anger, Bama fans? Your school has like a billion championships in the past 10 years.
(Actually, call back anyway. This is great radio.)
It's hard out there if you're a fan of the Cleveland Browns. Your team has been in the competitive wilderness for years, your history is full of disappointment and despair, and your team's potential franchise quarterback still hasn't done anything of note in his NFL career. Two fans at the Browns-Titans match on Sunday (which Cleveland won!) made their feelings apparent by creative usage of custom jerseys:
Ouch. We're especially impressed at the fact that they chose the custom jersey medium for this message. It's not exactly marble or canvas, but we feel this elevates it from a simple joke to actual art.