IN THE GYM — We know it’s still football season.
But as cold air begins to descend on the Wasatch Front, and preseason dreams fade into oblivion for more than half the country’s gridiron hopes, we can’t help but turn our attention to more friendly, less inversion-y (read: indoor) climes.
Which is why we’re taking a break from football to focus on college basketball this week.
As always, click the video above for more Great Clips of the Week.
We’ll see you on the hardwood.
Mr. Bean on the mic
By all accounts, Justin Beans had a pretty remarkable redshirt freshman season with the Aggies.
The 6-foot-7 wing averaged 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 12.1 minutes off the bench a year ago as the Aggies advanced to their first NCAA Tournament since 2011.
Bean is back this year, in new jersey No. 34 (in honor of his father, Gordon, who played at Idaho State). And he's also showing himself to be more than a basketball player.
Check out these pipes from the Aggies' midnight madness event last week, when he came on to the practice court belting out the classic (and Space Jam favorite), "I believe I can fly."
Bean’s a pretty accomplished musician, though. You can see some of his best work on his YouTube page, starting with this cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert and the rest of the Utah Jazz holdovers had a reunion with Derrick Favors last Friday.
The only weird part about it was Favors was wearing a different jersey, as he now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
And while Favors’ Pellies held off his old team, 128-127 in a preseason game, the mutual respect and love shown between the ex-teammates didn’t detract from the moment.
He’s even rocking Mitchell’s new shoe, the D.O.N. Issue #1.
OK, we lied; there’s one moment from the football field we have to show you.
It’s not from the NFL, or a wild Week 6 in college football that included College Football Playoff favorite Georgia's overtime home loss to unranked South Carolina.
It’s from this high school game, where one defensive back made an excellent play on the ball for an interception — but then started running the wrong way, toward his opponent’s end zone.
Fortunately, he’s got a good teammate who tracked him down, and uhhh, righted the wrong.