The A List
By Adam Duerson
Anyone catch "Miscasting Saturday" on ESPN? Enough about Tom Sizemore as Pete Rose. (Brian Dennehy wasn't available?) How 'bout Virginia Tech as an ACC team? Wisconsin's ex-fourth string fullback Matt Bernstein's gaining 100 yards against Penn State? And then scarfing turkey and oranges on the sideline during the game as he broke his Yom Kippur fast? Reminded me of Brian Dennehy a little.
Did You Hear ...?
Freddy Adu parties at Maryland The 15-year-old D.C. United baller popped up at UM parties this month, according to The Diamondback, the school's independent student paper. Overheard by College Park keg-go'ers: "This is Freddy Adu's cup, get out of the way." The response of D.C. United officials: Adu's behavior was "not at all inappropriate." Texas's Cedric Benson really, really wants the Heisman The running back told ESPN Radio he'd rather get the personal accolade than beat Oklahoma. The same Benson who was suspended for a game in '03 for kicking down an apartment door to look for his missing plasma TV? Shocked, I say.
Penn State cheerleaders allegedly commit sticker assault After declining a sticker giveaway, a student claims that a group of cheerleaders covered her in PSU stickers and then hit her in the face, according to The Daily Collegian. Shocked. Minus the sarcasm. (Charges are pending.)
Godfather of Soul visits Harvard James Brown showed up to receive an award and take part in a ceremony in which a chair would be crushed by a monster truck. "I'd like to drive the truck," he said, "but I have a little problem driving." Driving, among other things, my friend.
Iowa coaches place toilet in weight room after 37-point loss to Arizona State on Sept. 18 It was supposed to symbolize "flushing" the game from their system. Or being dumped on by Michigan seven days later.
Quote of the week Purdue linebacker George Hall after a 59-7 win over Ball State: "Coach tells us all the time, if someone gives you a pat on the back, punch them in the face."
5 Money Picks: October 2
ARKANSAS AT FLORIDA, noon, CBS
TEXAS TECH AT OKLAHOMA, 12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net
PURDUE AT NOTRE DAME, 2:30 p.m., NBC
LSU AT GEORGIA, 3:30 p.m., CBS
AUBURN AT TENNESSEE, 7:45 p.m., ESPN
All times eastern
LAST WEEK'S RECORD: 4-1 SEASON RECORD: 7-3
2 Must Haves
NBA Live 2005 (Sept. 29 release)
Dawson's Creek -- The Complete Fourth Season (Oct. 5)
Issue date: September 30, 2004