Watch Team Pull Off Incredible Hail Mary, It didn’t look like Auburn’s quarterback would even get a chance to throw this last-second pass. Auburn WR Sammie Coats makes an improbable Hail Mary catch (VIDEO), Auburn’s best offense against Louisiana-Monroe has been trick and lucky plays.
The Tigers used a throw-back to quarterback Kiehl Frazier for their trick play to tie the game at 14 and then took the lead off of a Hail Mary play at the end of the half.
Frazier worked his way out of trouble and found Sammie Coats in the back of the end zone. Coats outjumped several Louisiana-Monroe defenders to come down with the ball in one of the most improbable catches we’ve seen this season.
Big Wallop In Lingerie League Game, This league’s women don’t get much credit for playing hard, but Nikki Johnson might change your view. Video: Nikki Johnson of the Lingerie Football League has the hit of the year so far, You may think that the Lingerie Football League is all about exploitation and silliness, and well … yes it is. Let’s not fool ourselves. But these ladies do love themselves some football, and if you think they don’t take it seriously when they’re in the arena, I give you this wallop laid by one Nikki Johnson of the Regina Rage.
I’m not sure what the formation is here, but it’s a standard quarterback option, and Ms. Johnson would not be denied. Veering around the left side in the direction of the end zone, Johnson took out defender Davine Burton of the Toronto Triumph to score with a hit that Cam Newton would be proud of — if Cam Newton ran over scantily-clad women on an indoor football field. And we’re not suggesting that he would.
Ms. Johnson is quite the passer in her league — through five games in the 2012 season, she’s completed 41 of 73 passes for 384 yards, 12 touchdowns and one interception. Her hero is Peyton Manning (at least that’s what her Facebook page said when she played for the Las Vegas Sin), but we doubt that Peyton could put a crusher on Darrelle Revis like Johnson did on Burton.
These Stars Are Getting A ‘Dream’ Teacher, The New York Knicks will receive some hoops training from one of the greatest big men of all time. The Knicks are keeping Hakeem Olajuwon all to themselves, hiring the legend to work with the team’s big men, In recent years, Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon has acted as a sensei-for-hire of sorts for stars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwight Howard. All have taken the summer trek down to Olajuwon’s Texas home to work through the same sort of low-post tutelage that Moses Malone gave Olajuwon as a young buck some 30 years ago.
The New York Knicks are desperately trying to find a way to mesh the formidable talents of Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudmire and Carmelo Anthony, turning a star-studded frontcourt into a championship-level core. They’ve yet to find consistent chemistry while on the court together, the team plays far better with Anthony taking Stoudemire’s place up front, Chandler and Carmelo could still use some footwork tips, and Stoudemire has already worked under Olajuwon this summer.
Then there’s the upcoming NBA training camps, which mean players can’t individually fly to Texas to get that one-on-one work. Olajuwon (a former teammate of current Knicks coach Mike Woodson) wants to help, for a price, and the Knicks need the tutelage. Why not make Hakeem the guy who is flying in this time. Eh? Eh. Go New York, go New York, go.
From ESPN’s Chris Broussard:
Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest players in NBA history and the architect of the legendary “Dream Shake” post move, will spend several days next week training some of their players at the team’s practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
Olajuwon worked out with Stoudemire earlier this summer, training the Knicks center for two-and-a-half weeks in the gymnasium on his 400-acre ranch outside of Houston. Olajuwon, who was able to excel alongside superstar teammates Ralph Sampson and Clyde Drexler, said there’s no reason Stoudemire and Anthony can’t have similar success playing next to one another.
“They both have to realize that the most important thing is not how great you are individually,” Olajuwon said. “You’re remembered for how many games you win. So to get to play with another great offensive player should help you. It should make your job easier. You have to work well together. You can’t be competitors with one another.”
Goalie Admits To Ridiculously Lucky Save, A goalkeeper is completely fooled but makes an awesome move he calls “incredibly dangerous.” Cagliari scored in the 88th minute against Palermo to salvage a 1-1 draw, but goalkeeper Michael Agazzi’s “dangerous” save early in the match was just as impressive as Marco Sau’s late equalizer.
A swerving Fabrizio Miccoli free kick from considerable distance in the 27th minute caught Agazzi falling towards the post as the ball curled behind him. Agazzi reacted quickly though and managed to make the save with a falling backheel.
After the match, Agazzi had a sense of humor about it. From Football Italia:
“It’s a save I study in training,” joked Agazzi on Sky Sport Italia.
“I was incredibly lucky! Would I be able to repeat it? Certainly, but I’d wreck my knee! I already snapped one cruciate ligament in my career.
“It really was an incredibly dangerous save to make.”
Unknown College Player’s Remarkable Day, Cal’s Brendan Bigelow rarely touches the ball, but he looks like a star in the making. Excuse me, Cal RB Brendan Bigelow would like to introduce himself (VIDEO), Before Saturday’s game, no one really knew the name Brendan Bigelow.
But after Cal’s 35-28 loss to Ohio State, Bigelow was all anyone could talk about.
Bigelow, who had two carries coming into the game and just six total in his career, rushed four times for 160 yards and two scores.
Yep, that’s a 40-yard average if you’re scoring at home.
Bigelow appeared to be stopped for about a four-yard gain, but spun out of it, used his hand on the ground to keep his balance and ended up streaking down the sideline for an 81-yard score.
It was clear that Ohio State had given up on the play thinking Bigelow was down. But Bigelow showed great balance and determination to stay on his feet and keep going.
Onetime Power Enters Near-empty Stadium, Enthusiasm apparently has dampened for a program that used to be a national juggernaut. Thanks for showing up, Miami fans (PHOTO), The University of Miami would like to thank all 300 people who came out today to support the Hurricanes.
This is how the stadium looked when the Hurricanes came out of the tunnel for Saturday’s game against Bethune-Cookman. And it didn’t get much better as the game went on. Everyone out tailgating stayed in the parking lot instead of watching what was ultimately a 38-10 Miami win.
What fans missed was freshman running back Duke Johnson scoring four touchdowns in three different ways, including a 95-yard kick return, a 50-yard touchdown reception and runs of 1 and 28 yards.