There is something that is incredibly important that the entire sports media has failed to report on.
They should all be ashamed of themselves frankly for how derelict in duty they have been on this front.
You should cut the cord, end subscriptions, and stop clicking on their stories because of this oversight.
Jalen Hurts, the freshman quarterback of the University of Alabama has a French police inspector mustache.
We’ve said it.
Literally pick any French police inspector from a film- recent or otherwise. They will have similar facial hair to Jalen Hurts.
It hasn’t always been so French for Jalen.
In fact there was a time when the mustache didn’t exist at all. Those were smoother days indeed.
Sure. We can sort of understand why no one in the sports media landscape has taken on this very important topic.
And we guess that Hurts’ dominant performance on the field- which he’s doing as an 18 year old is pretty cool in its own right.
But his mustache deserves more attention.
I mean come on!
His facial hair is such a throwback that we bet his grandparents can’t even relate to it.
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By Sarah Gallo
RALEIGH, NC- It is official: fall is here.
UGG boots and pumpkin spice latte’s have once again dominated college campuses across North Carolina.
Possibly the hottest topic of discussion on college campuses this time of year is how to spend the biggest of all holidays for college students: Halloween.
Many students would argue that Halloween parties are the best parties, because who doesn’t like to dress up in an itchy costume and drink excessive amounts of pumpkin-flavored beer?
Students in the Triangle area and beyond are planning on taking advantage of all their schools have to offer on Halloween night.
Here are some of the cooler things happening in our area:
East Carolina University (ECU) is best known this time of year for raging Halloween parties, along with the unfortunate riot that occurred on Oct. 31, 2014 at the local townhome community Riverwalk, located in close proximity to the university. In that incident over 3,000 rioted at the scene and many stood atop of a campus transit bus.
Halie Clegg, a current junior at ECU majoring is planning on going to the popular college burger joint Sup Dog’s “mug night,” where one can bring any size mug to the restaurant and receive unlimited $1 refills on all beer.
“There are bunch of Halloween themed events in downtown. Clubs will play Halloween-themed music and have lots of drink specials,” Clegg said. “Our party school reputation makes us stand out, because us pirates do know how to party and make Halloween more fun. It is easy to get out of hand, though.”
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is another place students flock to for Halloween. The university boasts a Halloween parade on the street adjacent to campus where students show off costumes and socialize with peers.
Trisha Bonthu, a sophomore at UNC, is one of many Tar Heels planning on spending Halloween dressing up and taking pictures with friends on Franklin St.
“Franklin St. is the one thing we are known for, we get together and take pictures and it’s one giant party,” Bonthu said. “I want to see if there are any new group costume themes this year. I feel like there will be a lot of Donald Trumps and Hillarys.”
Watch: A scene from Franklin St. in 2011 on Halloween night
Students from other universities in the Triangle may have trouble attending the event, though, as it is noted that Tar Hell Halloween festivities tend to be very exclusive due to overcrowding concerns.
“They try to cut back on people coming from other schools,” Bonthu said. “You have to have approved guests if someone’s staying in your dorm, and there’s no parking. They try to take every precaution they can.”
It is important to note that NC State University (NCSU) does not have the same reputation that ECU or UNC has when it comes to Halloween.
Last year students at NCSU enjoyed both the 2015 Homecoming Parade and the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 31. 2015. These events offered students a fun, safe way to spend the holiday.
But this year, NCSU students will have to look towards the other alternatives the Triangle offers its residents to celebrate this year’s Halloween, for those who do not wish to just partake in intoxication and regretted decisions.
Durham’s Museum of Life and Sciences boasts a train ride to a local pumpkin patch, along with creative activities and fun for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased on the museum’s website.
The North Carolina State Fair is occurring in Raleigh N.C. from October 13-23, and is another popular event NC State students attend to celebrate the beginning of fall; It also serves as a way to get students excited about Halloween.
Dina Ibrahim, senior at NC State University, is planning on spending this Halloween partying with close friends dressed as Cat woman.
Ibrahim encourages students from surrounding universities to join NC State’s festivities as the wolfpack welcomes all she says.
“Everybody in Raleigh is really inclusive,” Ibrahim said. “If you go in to Raleigh looking for a fun time, there’s nobody that will turn you away. There’s lots of alcohol, and lots of loud music.”
Students in the Triangle area and beyond have plenty of options on how to spend the beloved holiday, but most college students are more than happy with spending the night drinking, partying, and showing off their homemade, college-budget friendly Halloween costumes.
Let us know know you will be celebrating in the comments below.
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Barry Bonds is not quite Pete Rose in the eyes of baseball purists. But he’s damn close.
That’s why it would it would be pretty earthshaking if the tainted all time home-run king landed a job as a coach in Major League Baseball.
A report by CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman indicates that Miami Marlins brass have been trying to woo Bonds to serve as a hitting coach in South Florida.
From CBS Sports:
“Bonds, known as a brilliant tactician, has worked as a special spring instructor for the Giants on occasion. It isn’t known whether he’s willing to move across the country for such a hitting coach job, but he has been working on brandishing his image and has a keen love of coaching.”
According to Heyman, the Marlins would maintain current hitting coach Frank Menechino and bring Bonds on as a second hitting coach.
For the Marlins, it makes total sense. The Fish finished 29th (out of 30) in terms of overall offensive production, home runs, and runs last season while finishing 9th in hits. The Marlins couldn’t drive in runs to save their lives but they still have some really great talent on the team, especially superstar Giancarlo Stanton.
Could this be the way Bonds gets back involved in the MLB? Could it even help lead to a future reconciliation that Rose and other controversial players have never received?
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The Nova Southeastern University Sharks advanced to the program’s first ever Division II College World Series after beating the Delta State University Statesmen in a winner-take-all regional game in Tampa on Monday afternoon.
Nova advanced to play in the World Series after beating Delta State by a score of 3-1.
Pitcher Jonny Ortiz earned his sixth win of the year on Monday while Devin Raftery shut the door on the Statesmen by picking up his 14th save of the season.
“This is a monumental accomplishment for the NSU baseball program,” Nova Director of Athletics Michael Mominey said in a press release. “It’s great to see the Sharks are finally going to Cary, N.C. with the chance to win a national championship.”
WATCH: Nova celebrating the victory that sent them to Cary, NC.
Nova will play the Franklin Pierce University Ravens, on Sunday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m. in Cary, N.C.
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