As if Penn State Needed More Motivation

As if Penn State Needed More Motivation


It's one thing to talk trash about a school's football team, their women, their lack of academic standards.  It's another thing entirely to deface JoePa.

Graffiti was found this morning on a homemade Paternoville sign attached to the rock in the center of Gate A at Beaver Stadium.

The white sheet, lettered in blue tape to read "Paternoville 2007,"
was written over with red spray paint to say "border wars, Go Bucks,
#1." The word "Paternoville" was crossed out.

You stay classy, THE state of Ohio.  Stupid 'THE'.

Since we mentioned this little bit, we thought it'd only be fair to point out that there is a rather big football game tomorrow evening out in Happy Valley.  The number one ranked team in the country, Ohio State, comes into town to face JoePa's crew.  The atmosphere, as they say, should be electric.

This game is a perfect storm of sorts in terms of my rooting interests.  1.) An Ohio State loss could catapult my BC Eagles into the top position. 2.) I'll always support PSU football  and 3.) Fuck Ohio State, right?

>>Graffiti found on Paternoville sign [Daily Collegian]

Topps cover man Claude Giroux answers U.S.-Canada questions

Topps cover man Claude Giroux answers U.S.-Canada questions

Claude Giroux spent Friday signing virtual autographs as the cover athlete for Topps NHL Skate 2017, a new onilne digital trading card game. Remember when trading cards came in a bubble gum pack? 

After the event Giroux sat down with Michael Barkann for a game of “Who Does It Better?: Canada or the United States.”

The game started off with a a few easy softball questions, with Giroux picking the NFL over the Candian Football League. Then it got a little tougher, as Giroux chose Canadian hockey over U.S. hockey.

Despite talents like Drake and Shania Twain, Giroux went with the U.S. over Canada in music, and also chose American bacon over Canadian bacon.

Eventually, Barkann asked Giroux which beer he preffered. “I don’t drink beer," Giroux responded. Really? What Canadian doesn't like beer?

As he started to get up out of his seat after the interview, Giroux showed his true colors. “I love beer. I love beer,” he said.

Check out the video above to see the full game. 

Wayne Gretzky defends Connor McDavid's outburst over Brandon Manning

Wayne Gretzky defends Connor McDavid's outburst over Brandon Manning

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the primary target of opponents over his Hall of Fame career, Wayne Gretzky can certainly empathize with the frustration of Oilers star Connor McDavid.

McDavid and Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning jostled all evening long in a 6-5 Edmonton loss. McDavid denounced the tactics of his opponent after the game, claiming Manning intentionally injured him last season; McDavid missed 37 games with a broken collarbone.

"I guess we can put the whole 'if he did it' thing to rest because what he said out there kind of confirmed that," said McDavid, who taunted Manning after scoring the second goal in the Oilers' loss.

"I think anybody who knows me or who has played with or against me along the road here, knows that I am not that kind of player," Manning said, according to a statement released by the Flyers. "I am not out there intentionally trying to hurt people. I'm a guy who plays the game hard and I take pride in that."

Gretzky didn't mind seeing that fire in McDavid, saying competitiveness is part of what makes the great ones great. And he said the targeting comes with the territory of being a superstar. It was something he and Mario Lemieux dealt with, too.

"And Connor, he's going to get tested every night, but this is not new for him," Gretzky said Friday at the NHL board of governors meetings. "He's been tested since he was a kid and then playing junior hockey and now in the NHL and he's always responded and done his part."