On Saturday night, at the very end of a road loss to Texas Tech, Oklahoma State basketball star Marcus Smart shoved Jeff Orr, a self-described Texas Tech “superfan” who travels thousands of miles a year to attend the school’s games. The game broadcast makes it clear that Orr shouted something at Smart, and Smart responded by shoving the fan. It’s impossible to tell, from that video, what Orr said.
If Michael Sam does well in the NFL, the movie that will no doubt eventually be made about him will have a much more satisfying plot arc.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Sam, the SEC’s reigning defensive player of the year who helped lead the Missouri Tigers to a 12-win season (and picked up a surprising #5 ranking by the end of the year), came out as gay. It would appear that after decades of waiting, Sam’s name finally became the answer to the ever-present question of “Who will the first openly gay NFL player be?”
The fact that just seeing the words “Ted Nugent” tends to stir strong feelings in the reader probably the best thing in Ted Nugent’s life right now—except maybe for the chance to play “Stranglehold” to a screaming audience whenever he wants, or perhaps going bow-hunting. Still, to say that the Motor City Madman enjoys courting controversy would be an understatement.