TALKING TRASH — While you’re trying to work, sleep or fend off those extra holiday calories in between long spurts of college football bowl games through New Year’s Day, a word of caution: Keep the Horns down away from prying eyes.
And for goodness sake, Samson, think of the children before you savagely murder the beloved Bevo.
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Horns down, Utes
Before the University of Utah's Alamo Bowl game Tuesday against Texas, the Utes have been enjoying all that San Antonio has to offer — from practices to SeaWorld to the city’s acclaimed River Walk.
And that’s where the first shots were fired for Utah’s clash with Texas.
Because that’s where Utah receiver Samson Nacua decided, "Hey, you know what? Why not go horns down?" And so he did, flashing a U to a nearby local television reporter and then flipping it to the universal sign for "I hate Texas," a sign that has come under increased scrutiny recently and even forced the Big 12 to deem it worthy of a 15-yard penalty.
So here’s Nacua earning a 15-yard penalty several days before kickoff.
And here's the first 15 yard penalty of Tuesday's game pic.twitter.com/b5sOPH00rt— Chase Shannon (@chase_shannon) December 29, 2019
So, #HookEm or #HornsDown? You decide.
Kickoff is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. MST.
Yo, that pass, tho
Yoeli Childs had 23 points and seven rebounds in BYU basketball's 79-73 win over Oral Roberts to close out nonconference play at 11-4. But his most eye-catching play might have been a pass.
Early in the first half, Childs — who moved into the top 10 on the Cougars’ all-time scoring list — took what looked like an alley-oop setup from TJ Haws, palmed the ball with his right hand, and in a midair stride dished a pass to a wide-open Zac Seljaas for a 3-pointer.
Childs then passed up another potential alley-oop later in the second half, as Haws went in for a rare dunk to help close out the Golden Eagles.
"I thought it was going to be showtime," Childs joked of Haws' attempt, "but he decided to be selfish, I guess."
To which teammate Jake Toolson immediately quipped: "We'll take all the dunks we can get from anyone other than Yoeli."
Jameis Winston accomplished something historic in nature Sunday in Tampa Bay’s season finale.
No, the former Florida State quarterback didn’t lead the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl. They didn’t even make the playoffs, with a 7-9 record.
But Winston, who threw for 4,908 yards and 31 touchdowns, became the first quarterback to throw for at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions — the acclaimed 30-30 Club — in NFL history Sunday afternoon.
A WALK-OFF PICK SIX FOR 30-30 DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES pic.twitter.com/AbEoH7lFN3— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) December 29, 2019
Winston is the first quarterback to throw 30 interceptions in a season since Vinny Testaverde threw 35 picks in 1988, according to ESPN. And Winston did it on the final play of his rookie contract, when Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones picked him off on the first play of overtime and returned it for a pick-six.
Talk about a way to go out.