Archive for July, 2012

Photo: Mizzou goes SEC HAM with cornfield

I’m sorry I ever doubted you, Mizzou. You’re going to fit in just fine.

The corn maze above comes from Skryocks Callaway Farms in Columbia, Missouri and is oh so SEC. They have a tradition of creating extravagant mazes, although this new conference thing is indeed unchartered ground.

The only issue I have, however, is the tiger looks entirely too nice. That’ll change. Other than that, the state of Florida is outlined perfectly, the tiger’s tail is hanging with purpose and the entire design is a work of corn art.

Some people bring cakes as a welcome gift, others create cornfield masterpieces. Both can be incredibly effective, although now I want some cake.

[h/t Lost Letterman]

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  • Published On Jul. 31, 2012 by Adam Kramer
  • Heisman Odds: Bovada Adds Some Familiar Names to Betting Pool

    The online sportsbook has really beefed up their Heisman betting options.

    Through much of the offseason, they have only offered odds on around 25 players. With the season approaching, however, they’ve nearly doubled the available pool and added some intriguing names into the mix at some nice prices.

    Knile Davis and Logan Thomas each have been added to this list and can be had for 75/1. That’s… not going to last, and if you wanted them at that number, I would suggest doing so immediately. Collin Klein is also listed at 75/1, which is a tremendous value bet.

    Interestingly enough, Dayne Christ is right behind them at 85/1, which is not expected to be bet as hard. Seriously, don’t bet that.

    As for the rest of the betting odds, here they are. For the record, here is where these odds opened at back in January.

    Matt Barkley (QB USC) – 3/1

    Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin) – 6/1

    Denard Robinson (QB Michigan) – 7/1

    Geno Smith (QB West Virginia) – 8/1

    Landry Jones (QB Oklahoma) – 9/1

    Aaron Murray (QB Georgia) – 15/1

    Marcus Lattimore (RB South Carolina) – 18/1

    De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon) – 20/1

    A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama) – 23/1

    E.J. Manuel (QB Florida State) – 30/1

    Tyler Wilson (QB Arkansas) – 33/1

    Rex Burkhead (RB Nebraska) – 35/1

    Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson) – 35/1

    Tyrann Mathieu (CB LSU) – 40/1

    Keith Price (QB Washington) – 45/1

    Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson) – 45/1

    Robert Woods (WR USC) – 55/1

    Joseph Randle (RB Oklahoma State) – 65/1

    Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) – 67/1

    Marqise Lee (WR USC) – 70/1

    Marquess Wilson (WR Washington State) – 70/1

    Collin Klein (QB Kansas State) –75/1

    Knile Davis (RB Arkansas) –75/1

    Logan Thomas (QB Virginia Tech) – 75/1

    Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska) – 80/1

    Dayne Christ (QB Kansas) – 85/1

    Eddie Lacy (RB Alabama) – 85/1

    Giovani Bernard (RB North Carolina) – 85/1

    Henry Josey (RB Missouri) – 85/1

    James Franklin (QB Missouri) – 85/1

    Malcolm Brown (RB Texas) – 85/1

    Kenny Stills (WR Oklahoma) – 90/1

    Keenen Allen (WR California) – 95/1

    Le’Veon Bell (RB Michigan State) – 120/1

    Casey Pachall (QB TCU) – 125/1

    Tyler Bray (QB Tennessee) – 130/1

    Fitzgerald Toussaint (RB Miichigan) – 140/1

    Ray Graham (RB Pittsburgh) – 150/1

    Tavon Austin (WR West Virginia) – 150/1

    Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville) – 150/1

    Christine Michael (RB Texas A&M) – 175/1

    Jeff Tuel (QB Washington State) – 175/1

    Robbie Rouse (RB Fresno State) – 175/1

    Bryn Renner (QB North Carolina) – 200/1

    John White IV (RB Utah) – 200/1

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  • Published On Jul. 30, 2012 by Adam Kramer
  • Video: Tim Beckman butchers “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley

    It has been a rough week for Illinois head coach Tim Beckman.

    Outside of being barraged with “are you recruiting Penn State players?” questions at Big Ten Media Days (with not exactly definitive answers on the other end), Beckman sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field.

    Typically, this would be a nice change of pace after a stressful week. This, however, was not your typical rendition of the familiar baseball tune.

    Earmuffs, y’all.

    (Not because he cursed or anything, but only because this is terrible)

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  • Published On Jul. 29, 2012 by Adam Kramer