Boise State Trick Play & Marriage Proposal

Boise State Trick Play & Marriage Proposal


If you were awake at 1:00 am Tuesday morning you may have caught one of the most exciting finishes in recent memory.  In double OT, Boise State put it all on the line and went for two to win the game instead of kicking a PAT to send the game into a third overtime.  Not only did they go for it, they went for it in style.  The "Statue of Liberty" was pulled out of the Boise bag of tricks and worked to perfection.  Ian "Crochet Boy" Johnson took the sneaky hand off and ran in the game winning two point conversion.  It capped off Boise State's perfect 13 win season.  Take that Big 12.

Only minutes after Johnson won the game in amazing fashion, he proposed to Boise State cheerleader Chrissy Popadics.  I'm not sure the pronunciation on the name there.  I think we can all assume Mr. Johnson had a lucky evening.  Boise State QB Jared Zabransky added his thoughts, "I'm sure it probably wouldn't have been as romantic if we would have lost."

That Boise State win gives you reassurance that sports are worth watching.  Also, Boise is in Idaho.

UPDATE via: The couple's myspace pages: his and hersVideo of the trick play and the proposal.

>>Boise State back pops the question [ESPN]
>>The Boise State University Cheerleaders [BoiseState.edu]
>>Ian Johnson Likes to Crochet [IdadhoStatemen]

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

BOX SCORE

CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

Big picture
Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.