It's hard to trust any cool video on the Internet these days. But this one -- in which six-time PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker shoots skeet with a golf club and ball -- looks pretty legit:

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Even with Kobe Bryant back, the Los Angeles Lakers seem sure to endure another difficult campaign in the impossibly good Western Conference.

AND IT'S GETTING WORSE.

That's right -- trouble's a-brewing in the Southland, and it has to do with Nick Young. Not his six- to eight-week absence with a torn thumb ligament, but new point guard Jeremy Lin's refusal to call Young by his somewhat self-applied nickname, "Swaggy P."

"He's super-cool," Lin told the media last week. "But I just find it ridiculous that everyone comes in and just calls him 'Swaggy.' You've got to earn it or something, and maybe he has but I just got here, so maybe I'll adopt [it] eventually."

What must he do to earn it, asked a reporter?

"It has to be something that I see," Lin said, "that when I look at him he just glows with Swaggy-ness."

Perhaps sensing the oncoming controversy, Lin walked back on his stance a little, adding: "He's hilarious. He's hilarious. He's really cool. So just out of respect for him being eight years in, if he wants me to call him Swaggy P, I guess I will. But besides that I'll call him Nick Young."

Sorry, Mr. Lin. Damage, done. If the Lakers don't make the playoffs, it won't be because the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans are all probably better.

It'll be because you questioned Nick Young's swaggy-ness.

MORE NICK YOUNG OFFSEASON FUN

Riding a Zamboni with the Los Angeles Kings

Volunteering as Lakers coach; throwing out horrible first pitch at Dodgers game

Playing 3-on-3 with random dudes in NYC

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Kyrie Irving is already doing good things with the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. But whatever, we knew that was coming.

This Nerf dunk, though?

IMPRESSIVE. I mean, it's Nerf, so who knows how high up that hoop is. Also, while the pass from teammate/fellow New Jerseyan (and Florida Gators guard) Eli Carter was sweet, poor friend/stranded defender Jux Jones had no chance on that 2-on-1.

Still, something tells us we might see something like this a time or two at the Q this year. Not with a Nerf ball, though. That would be illegal.

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Royals-Orioles in ALCS

The Baltimore Orioles aren't exactly surprises to reach the ALCS; they controlled the AL East for months and tied for the second-best record in MLB. The Kansas City Royals, though, continued their dream run by dispatching the AL West's two teams in the wild-card game (Oakland A's) and ALDS (Los Angeles Angels, in a sweep). Which will earn a trip to the World Series?

Which team will win the American League Championship Series?

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  • Which team are you rooting for in the American League Championship Series?

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Well that was quite a week. Four of the top six teams lost. Six other ranked teams were beaten. So yeah, the latest Associated Press Top 25 looks just a bit different. Where do you think the teams stack up after a Saturday (and Thursday) of upheaval? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

2014 College Football Top 25

Florida State

Florida State

AP ranking: 1

Auburn

Auburn

AP ranking: 2

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

AP ranking: 3

Mississippi

Mississippi

AP ranking: 3

Baylor

Baylor

AP ranking: 5

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

AP ranking: 6

Alabama

Alabama

AP ranking: 7

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP ranking: 8

TCU

TCU

AP ranking: 9

Arizona

Arizona

AP ranking: 10

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP ranking: 11

Oregon

Oregon

AP ranking: 12

Georgia

Georgia

AP ranking: 13

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

AP ranking: 14

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP ranking: 15

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP ranking: 16

Kansas State

Kansas State

AP ranking: 17

UCLA

UCLA

AP ranking: 18

East Carolina

East Carolina

AP ranking: 19

Arizona State

Arizona State

AP ranking: 20

Nebraska

Nebraska

AP ranking: 21

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

AP ranking: 22

Missouri

Missouri

AP ranking: 23

Utah

Utah

AP ranking: 24

Stanford

Stanford

AP ranking: 25

Clemson

Clemson

AP ranking: NR

Marshall

Marshall

AP ranking: NR

USC

USC

AP ranking: NR

Louisville

Louisville

AP ranking: NR

LSU

LSU

AP ranking: NR

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