Just as former Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young was riding around the infield on Saturday in celebration of his induction to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, one of his worst nightmares approached — shortstop Elvis Andrus in a scary mask.
Though we’re not sure if he knew about Young’s severe distates for clowns, Andrus ran up to him while wearing a mask of Jigsaw from “Saw” and Young nearly hit him square in the face. He later commented on the incident and his “irrational” fear in the Ranger’s broadcast booth.
Nothing was going to keep University of Texas junior and Golden State Warriors fan Michael Poag from Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Not even having absolutely no right to be there.
After buying a ticket Friday night with nothing but an idea and a dream, Poag, as he told told Leslie Horn of Vocativ, is “pretty good with Photoshop” decided he would “make a press pass and see if it would work.”
He spent so much time perfecting his fake press pass, which features a headshot of Poag in a suit and a useless barcode, that he nearly missed his flight Saturday morning. Once in the Bay Area, where Poag stayed with an aunt and uncle who, according to the Dallas Morning News, doubted whether the scheme would work out, Poag arrived to the game five hours early dressed “kind of what I thought a reporter looked like.”
After scouting out entrances, Poag confidently presented his pass to a security guard, who nodded, and entered the facility. Poag did not turn around when the security guard said, “Hey,” to him as he walked inside.
Poag then camped out in the bathroom for a couple of hours, changed into his blue and gold jersey and managed to find an empty seat in the nosebleed section of the arena, where he happily watched his team lose.
Any regrets? Any lingering guilt? As he told Horn, Poag really, really wishes he had included the words “all access” on his fake press pass.
Big 12 chancellors, presidents and athletics directors are meeting this week in Irving to discuss the state of the league. Chief among those discussions: Should the Big 12 expand, or stay the way it is, currently with 10 teams? And how likely is it that the league will just dissolve?
Bevo Beat has put together a series of blogs discussing the Big 12’s expansion options. They’ll look at two schools a day for the rest of the week and weigh the pros and cons of each considered team joining the conference. First up for discussion this week are BYU and Boise State.
But this is the Internet, and emotions run high, especially when speaking about college football. So what did readers have to say about all this Big 12 discussion? A lot.
One reader was annoyed about why the Big 12 was called the Big 12 when the conference only has 10 teams, and thought the conference had become “unwieldy.”
Some were fed up with the conference and all the talk of expansion.
Please, for the love of God, stop the expansion talk and just kill the conf. UT & OU should leave.