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Nick Fairley Gets His Belt

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Yes, the prophetic Nick Fairley donned his championship belt when Auburn beat Georgia some weeks ago, but now that the BCS Championship game has come and gone Fairley received a real championship belt for his hard, hard work he put in against the Oregon Ducks. I don’t think Darron Thomas will forget Fairley’s presence anytime soon.
Fairley get his belt >>

Win Tickets to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Fight HungerWould you like the opportunity to go to San Francisco to watch the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between Nevada and Boston College on January 9th?  What would you say if the tickets were free?  Further, what would you say if, by entering our little contest, you’re also helping raise awareness for fighting hunger?  Good football on the west coast and the chance to help those less fortunate?  Sounds like a win-win, and if you’d like to be apart of the contest, all you have to do is hop on Twitter, follow @IntentionalFoul, and re-tweet the following:

@IntentionalFoul #KraftFightsHunger Win Hunger Bowl tickets and hotel accommodations!!

If you aren’t apart of the Twitter revolution, you can also enter by commenting on this post.  Winners will be chosen tomorrow afternoon (sorry for the short notice). If you’re not anywhere near the San Francisco area, Ticket Solutions will supply you with hotel accommodations for Saturday and Sunday!

Read more about free tickets and fighting hunger with Kraft Foods >>

Degenerates, New Year’s NCAA College Football Game Day is Here!

New YearsYes, it’s an annual rite of celebration and wretched excess. When you’ve drank yourself beyond drunk and into a level of stupidity well-beyond that not seen since, well – you picked up your first drink tonight, you know it’s NCAA College Bowl Time!!!

Your body may do you a favor and knock you right on your ass before the sun comes up. Once the stench of your vomit stained clothes and urine soaked pants penetrates your nasal passages like freshly cracked smelling salts, you realize that there is barely enough time to get your crap together, grab your next beer, and head to the College Bowl Party. Here’s your NCAA College Bowl 2011 Schedule, you might want to write it down on a sticky note and put it in your pocket for when you come out of your coma tomorrow afternoon:

- TicketCity Bowl, 12-noon: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech

- Outback Bowl, 1:00PM: Florida vs. Penn State

- Capitol One Bowl, 1:00PM: Alabama vs. Michigan State

- Progressive Gator Bowl, 1:30PM: Mississippi State vs. Michigan

- Rose Bowl, 5:00PM: Wisconsin vs. TCU

- Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, 8:30PM: Connecticut vs. Oklahoma

More New Year’s football after the jump >>

The NCAA Can Stick “Excessive Celebration” Up Its Ass

While this post’s title might be a little long in the tooth, it’s perfectly fitting; and it should be noted this post is not being written by a fan of Kansas State.  Instead, this writer is a fan of common sense and fair play, and the penalty endured by Kansas State after wide receiver Adrian Hilburn saluted the crowd after he scored what may have been a game-tying score, provided the two-point conversion was taken from it’s normal position on the field.  Instead, the officials — a Big Ten crew no less — decided Hilburn’s salute, an act Webster’s defines as “to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor,” was in the same vein as spiking the ball in the defense’s face, or disrespecting your opponent by taking your helmet off in a “look at me, I’m the man” display of bravado.

Are you f**king kidding me?  That’s the best they can do?

The NCAA sucks after the jump >>

Shane Falco: The Best Ohio State QB Ever

Shane FalcoWith the Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the news lately for his recent scandal, it’s easy to forget just how good Pryor has been. While he may not appreciate the pride of the university and the legacy of players before him, he comes from a long line of very successful Buckeye quarterbacks. Men such as Troy Smith, Joe Germaine, Craig Krenzel, and Mike Tomczak have all worn the scarlet and gray, but one name you won’t see on any “Top Buckeye QB lists” is the one and only Shane Falco.

Maybe you overlooked this former All-American. Maybe you don’t remember that he suffered an embarrassing loss in the 1996 Sugar Bowl, falling by a whopping 45 points, and earning the nickname “Footsteps” because he was too quick to dump the ball off and shied away from contact. Maybe you forgot he was drafted by San Diego and that his professional career lasted just a single season when he was unable to overcome his tendency to choke. Maybe you don’t know any of this because Shane Falco isn’t a real person. He’s just a character played by legendary Keanu Reeves in the movie The Replacements. (Thank you TBS for showing this last night…twice.)

More Shane Falco love after the jump >>

More Iowa Hawkeye Troubles

The Iowa Hawkeyes have had a bad week. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos got booted from the team after a drug arrest. Then, as if having your career receptions leader kicked of the team isn’t enough, running backs Jewel Hampton and Brandon Wegher both asked to transfer. And starting tailback Adam Robinson was suspended for the upcoming Insight Bowl vs. Missouri for “failing to comply with team expectations and policies.” The news for the Hawks was getting so bad that Vegas actually pulled the game from it’s boards. But for now at least the bleeding appears to have stopped. Rumors were running rampant across the internet and in the local watering holes…my own Ruby’s Pub even held some heated discussions about who was next and how many players would actually be suspended.

But for now they Hawks can get down to business and get ready to face Missouri.

Oh yeah, and the Hawks men’s basketball team lost to Iowa State last week in Iowa City for the first time since Reagan was president (approximately).

SI Tries To Do What the NCAA and the SEC Couldn’t

Cam Newton

In a move that’s sure to make Mike Bianchi happy, Sports Illustrated is trying to do what the NCAA wouldn’t and what the SEC couldn’t do: Stop Cam Newton.

Instead of relying on collegiate-level defenses and the sheer hypocrisy of the NCAA — Enes Kanter says “hi” to the Cam Newton ruling — SI turned to their tried-and-true method, the SI cover jinx.

Newton graces their latest cover, and it’s pretty clear, at least to me, SI is doing it because they have money on Oregon winning and putting Newton on the cover is the only way they can conceive of stopping him. I mean, you can almost see Phil Knight’s fingerprints all over this, and I’m sure the discussion went something like:

“Hey, you guys want some free Air Jordans? Put Cammy-Cam on the cover. I warn you, however: if my Ducks don’t win, I’m buying the company.”

Florida Gators Commercial Channels Glee

I’m not sure what the intended message is here — maybe the University of Florida is a safe haven for Glee-types — but man, it’s got a whole lot of pizazz going for it. I mean, is there anything else to do after watching this video besides “The Chomp?” If there is, I’m not aware of it.