With Notre Dame's long layoff before the BCS title game, the team has a lot of time on their hands. So the Irish's enormous defensive tackle Louis Nix III decided to become Santa Claus, but this little Irish fan, 1-year-old Gabreal Rico, clearly doesn't think the beard is legit.More »
Erin DiMeglio knows how to take a hit. The 18-year-old senior at Florida's South Plantation High School has already suffered a broken nose, a concussion, and dislocated fingers. And that was on the basketball court with South Plantation's girls' varsity team. So in some ways she was well prepared for her next challenge: suiting up for the school's football team. DiMeglio is the third-string quarterback for the South Plantation Paladins, and on August 31, she became what is believed to be the first girl to play QB in a high school game. She took two snaps, handing the ball off both times, in her team's 31–14 win in the season opener. On September 21, she completed her first pass in a regular season game. More »
Last night Austin Rehkow kicked a dramatic 67-yard field goal that easily broke the NFL record of 63 yards. However Rehkow wasn't on an NFL field, he's a high school senior.More »
You can't blame Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase for getting excited after scoring a touchdown against Wisconsin last Saturday. Scheelhaase crossed into the end zone after a five-yard run in the second quarter and immediately started looking for people to high five. After celebrating with his teammates, Scheelhaase wasn't done. He had more high fives to give, but to who? How about you, back judge Mike Brown, would you like to high-five? Apparently not.
Brown reacted to Scheelhaase's request as if the QB had cooties, resulting in one of the greatest high five fails of all time. Check out the .gif below.
What do you think of Scheelhaase's high five? Tell us in the Comments below. More »
Tim Tebow is eyeing Mark Sanchez's job.
Oh boy, this weekend was really embarrassing for the Jets, and they're a team that's used to embarrassment, so that's saying something. The San Francisco 49ers came into town and beat them handily on their own field, winning 34-0. And with the anemic offense disappointing, Jets fans have started grumbling and pointing the finger once again at Mark Sanchez. But unlike previous seasons, this year, he's got Tim Tebow waiting in the wings.
So as things went haywire in the second half against the Niners, some fans, as you'd expect from New Yorkers, booed their own team. And others started chanting for Tebow to be the Jets's quarterback. Are the fans right—is it time for Rex Ryan to yank Sanchez in favor of Tebow? More »
There isn't much that Lego Master Builder Erik Varszegi can't create out of Lego bricks. He has constructed a great white shark for an aquarium in Australia and a full-size SUV for an attraction at Legoland Florida. So Varszegi was more than ready for the challenge of building the model of Cam Newton, which appears on this month's cover. More »
The substitute teachers have been relieved of duty and the real ones are back on the job. By that, we really mean the NFL and the referees have struck a deal to bring back the authentic zebras starting tonight when the Baltimore Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns.