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Posted: Tuesday January 6, 2009 11:27AM; Updated: Tuesday January 6, 2009 11:42AM
Campus Clicks
By Mallory Rubin
A Different Kind Of School Spirit
Arizona students cheer loudly, and look good while doing so. :: Courtesy of Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography

You know what we like? Web sites that don't mess around, that choose names so transparent, readers can't possibly mistake their missions and intentions. Take, for example, the aptly named "Hottest College in," which conducts an ongoing search for the nation's sexiest university. The whole so get on MySpace and Facebook to search for photos thing sort of sketches us out, but as long as you all agree to peruse and submit responsibly, we've got nothing wrong with watching you do your schools proud. The current leader in the clubhouse: Arizona, followed closely by USC. C'mon, East Coasters, it's time to represent.

The Leading Lady Longhorn

Speaking of attractive female co-eds, Busted Coverage was a tad miffed when the Fiesta Bowl action picked up, because it meant Fox cameras had to stay focused on the field, instead of on Colt McCoy's girlfriend. Hey, at least the aforementioned cameras still found plenty of time to catch Texas' Luke Poehlmann proudly swinging his victory towel -- and mullet.

No Rest For The Weary

Turns out when No. 4 loses and No. 3 barely scrapes out a victory against a presumably inferior foe, No. 5 feels worse, not better. Yes, we're talking about USC. After last night's Fiesta Bowl action, Daily Trojan writer Peter Simones immediately began trumpeting USC's woes in the blogosphere, and the self-proclaimed Trojan critic felt pretty justified in so doing. Peter's main point: No. 1 and No. 2 earned their rankings because of No. 3 and No. 4, and so if the latter don't really deserve their rankings, maybe the former don't, either. Not an unreasonable supposition, we must admit.

Red With Envy
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham and QB Brian Johnson celebrate the Sugar Bowl win. :: Douglas Jones/Icon SMI

You might think bitter Alabama fans would do anything and everything to undermine Florida's national title quest, and let's be honest, you'd probably be right. But that doesn't mean it's ridiculous for a 'Bama fan to say Utah's the better team. See, Alabama's the only team that played both Utah and Florida this season, so pardon B/R scribe and 'Bama fan Franklin Crittenden for noticing one of these squads was more formidable than the other. What is ridiculous, though? Franklin's call to cancel the title game to ensure Florida doesn't unworthily hoist the crystal football. Hey Franklin, if you really can't bare to watch Florida take the title, you could always join SFT's BCS protest and refuse to watch the game.

Why Mince Words...

...When you can go straight for the jugular? In that spirit, here's a little post-Fiesta Bowl riddle, straight from the folks at The Big Picture: "How can you make the BCS any worse? Are Verne Lundquist, Mike Patrick and Ron Franklin calling the games? Then you can't."

A New Reign Begins

In case you weren't able to venture to Vegas this weekend, we wanted to let you know the powers that be have crowned a new beer pong world champ. How did young Ron Hamilton, the victor, prepare? By drinking a bottle of Jack's, of course. Speaking of drinking, it is our happy task to introduce the fiercely lazy among you to the Serv O' Beer, the iPhone application that will pour your beer for you ... provided you have the requisite robotics on hand.

Can We Get Some Eye Contact?

No, the Iowa State folks are not through trashing Gene Chizik, thank you very much.

I Knew That Person Liked Harry Potter!

If you've wondered when the term "Facebook stalked" will enter the dictionary, you're not alone.

Pop Culture Nugget

This is so wrong, we almost have no choice but to link to it: Holy Taco's list of the five celebrities most likely to kick the bucket in 2009.

Today In Hot Clicks
Members of the Chicago Bliss :: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Complete Lingerie Football League photo guide ... Everyone wants to see McCoy's girlfriend ... Worst acting performances by athletes ... Video: Parcells ad ... Bruins do Pearl Jam.

Odds and Ends

A helpful sign for Matt Stafford ... Scott Wolf's journey continues ... Following up on yesterday's post, here's more Christianna Aronstam ... The Big Ten commissioner has started defending the conference's bowl woes.

Bucked Buckeyes

This video is so dark you can only see the distant TV screen and a few glimpses of the child's tear-streaked face, but it's worth playing just to hear his wails as Ohio State blows the game, and his screeching protest near the end of, "he was already down!"

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