Samantha Steele- December 2012
ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele is engaged to Minnesota Viking QB Christian Ponder earning her the honor of December 2012 Jersey Chaser of the Month. Share It
Michigan went into the 2007 season as a Top 5 BCS program with national title aspirations, but the Wolverines lost to D1-AA Appalachian State in the season opener.
The 34-32 loss puzzled football experts and fans, and now 5 years later a former player has revealed the team was high the morning of the now infamous loss.
After a talent-filled team partied away the 2007 summer, players continued to drink and smoke during the school’s “Welcome Week” in the days leading up to the season. So confident in their ability to beat the FCS Mountaineers, many players got high hours before kickoff to “see how bad we can beat ‘em up if we are stoned.” In an article by Ace Williams being released in November, the former player said:
“The night before the game, everyone was smoking pot and having fun at the team hotel, no coaches were bothering us. The next day, (game day), one offensive player in particular was the ring leader and was messing around trying to convince all the other guys that we could beat these guys stoned and how crazy it would be to be all messed up and still ‘drop 50 on these fools’. For some reason, there was a ton of people who joined in. From what I saw and was told afterwards, 6 defensive starters and 3 offensive starters smoked up that morning. One guy in particular who I know did is the one who made the biggest error of the game and cost us a chance to win. ”
It has been 5 years since the loss, in which the Wolverines failed to qualify for a Bowl game in two of those seasons. Last year, under new coach Brady Hoke, the Wolverines finished with 10–2 and beat Ohio State for the first time in 7 years. In 2014, Michigan will get their rematch in the Wolverines’ home opener against Appalachian State in what fans hope will be the end to hazy era in Michigan football.
Last month, Arkansas football head coach Bobby Petrino was fired after he crashed his motorcycle with a 23-year old blond on the back. It was revealed that married Petrino hired his alleged mistress and copilot Jessica Dorrell on the football staff and gave her a $20,000 cash gift.
Now, Arkansas football fans have the chance to buy Petrino’s infamous motorcycle. Petrino’s 2007 “Hawg Wild” Harley Davidson is for sale on Copart.com. The motorcycle retails at $18,000, though Petrino’s ride will need a few repairs after the highway crash. The current bid is at $4,600, and fans have until May 30. Woo Pig Sooie!
P Diddy’s son will be a
Bad Boy Bruin for Life, as the two-star cornerback recruit has committed to UCLA.
Justin Combs told Scout.com his decision just days after it was announced that head football coach Rick Neuheisel was fired. “I have faith in the program that everything will be OK. My love for UCLA is so strong. I trust and know that everything will work out.”
Combs is from New Rochelle, NY and though is only 5’9″ and 175 pounds, he was recruited by Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee Tech and Wyoming. Congratulations to Justin, his dad must be a Puff Daddy!