Football fans favorite NFL holiday continues on Friday and Saturday, with diehards hoping to find their diamond in the rough. With Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy still on the draft board, a normally boring second round is now guaranteed to deliver some excitement. Despite Sam Bradford being selected number one, Florida Gator poster boy Tim Tebow stole the show by being selected no. 25 to the Denver Broncos. Tebow's excitement is written all over his face in this interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap from his Florida home. Still looking for draft info, stick with ESPN's Draft coverage and the NFL.com Draft coverage. Both have great videos and articles breaking down every pick for your viewing pleasure.
Aldo vs Faber
After two lackluster MMA events, WEC presents Aldo vs Faber, which hopes to leave fight fans with a better taste in their mouths after lackluster UFC and Strikeforce shows.
Dana White continues his infamous video blogs and hypes this main event as the most important fight in featherweight history. These videos contain White's foul mouth, but are worth a look as he talks to the media and visits fans at his favorite yogurt shop, Pinkberry.
Watch ESPN’s better-quality version (but with an annoying ad) here.
The good news? Last night’s “SportsCenter” did a segment spotlighting UNM sports. The bad news? It was centered on the brutally unsportsmanlike conduct a Lobo dished out in a NCAA women's soccer game against Brigham Young University.
The offending player was Elizabeth Lambert, a UNM junior and backliner on the Lobo Women’s Soccer team. She may usually be on defense, but as you’ll see in the game footage, that night Lambert seemed to be playing an offensive position—in a hockey match. The ESPN commentators describe the game as having “MMA qualities.”
The Freshman Rookie of the Year, Who's Who Scholar Athlete and Principal's Honor Roll student can be seen grinding her elbows into BYU players, kicking her rivals in the head when they’re on the ground and, most shockingly, calmly yanking on a rival player’s long, Latter Day Saint-sanctioned braid with so much force that it slammed the player flat on to her face. UNM lost the game 1-0, even.
According Lambert’s official player bio on the Lobo Athletics site, the 21-year old is majoring in University Studies with a focus on Occupational Therapy. Which, you know, seems like a really good idea.
Read what jezebel.com has to say about the resulting coverage here.