Syracuse victory is biggest upset loss for Clemson in 40 years

You know the law. Two teams enter, one team leaves. And the team feeling the sting of defeat as it departs the Carrier Dome is the defending national champions.

Friday the 13th was not kind to Clemson, as a brutal defeat at the hands of Syracuse has tightened the slack ever so slightly on the Tigers' chances of returning to the College Football Playoff. The loss was remarkable in more ways than one, as the upset was the largest for Clemson in, well, a long time.

The loss also brings an end to Clemson's 11-game winning streak, which had been the longest active stretch in the FBS. The defeat also marks a season-worst for Clemson in points allowed, yards allowed, total penalties, third-down conversion percentage and time of possession.

Prior to Friday's game, Syracuse had only earned one previous win against Clemson, dating all the way back to the 1996 Gator Bowl with some quaterback named Donovan McNabb at the helm, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Clemson will undoubtedly be seeking answers in hopes of righting the ship as it enters its bye week. The Tigers’ next scheduled contest is Oct. 28 against Georgia Tech.

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Blackened Rose: The Rock Fricassees Tyrese’s Album “Biggest Piece Of Dog Sh!t”

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The Rock Goes IN On Tyrese’s ‘Piece Of S**t’ Album Black Rose

Tyrese better be sure he wants smoke, because The Rock doesn’t appear to be playing with his roodie-poo candy azz.

Tyrese posted this video to his Instagram page and its backfiring:

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It’s said that this video is old and likely on the set of The Rock’s HBO show Ballers, because Dwayne is currently sporting a salt-and-pepper beard, but we don’t care. It’s about Tyrese and it’s funny. As hell.

Who’s here for The Rock vs. Tyrese? WE’RE here for The Rock vs. Tyrese. How bout you?

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Psychiatrists Are Being Deceived: An Insight Into Biggest Secrets of NSA & So Called Illuminati

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Kerr: Complacency will be Warriors’ biggest challenge

Coming off arguably the greatest playoff run in NBA history, there's little question that the Golden State Warriors are the team to beat in 2017-18.

While the Warriors' roster has few holes, head coach Steve Kerr believes motivation could potentially be an issue for the defending champs.

"The biggest challenge is complacency," Kerr told The Athletic's Marcus Thompson. "We've been to The Finals three years in a row. And for our core group, I guess that would be four or five guys – Shaun (Livingston) and Andre (Iguodala), Steph (Curry), Klay (Thompson), Draymond (Green) – that's a long haul and you just cannot lose your edge in this league."

After blowing a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 Finals, Golden State had little trouble finding motivation during last year's title run. Kerr recognizes that things could be different this year now that his team has already silenced the doubters.

"You know, defensively we'll be keeping a close eye on our numbers and our intensity and our fundamentals. We're not going to let them slide. And yet, human nature is to let your guard down a little bit with success. So, we have to be aware of that, the coaching staff, and we can't disregard that. … That's the balance we've got to find. We always talk about our balance between being a little crazy and disciplined. It sounds like an oxymoron, but we need to keep our edge (and) pace ourselves, too. And how do you do that? That's our job as a staff, to try to navigate that."

The Warriors will open their season Oct. 17 against the Houston Rockets.

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HBCU Excellence: Cam Newton’s Brother Leads Howard To The Biggest Upset In College Football History

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Caylin Newton Leads Howard University To Win Against University Of Las Vegas

Cam Newton’s younger brother is following in his big bro’s footsteps. Caylin Newton made some HBCU excellence happen this weekend when he led Washington D.C.’s Howard University to a 45-43 win against the University of Las Vegas.

According to SportingNews.com, the win was the biggest upset in college football history considering that the Howard Bison were listed at odds between 550-1 and over 700-1 offshore.

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Finding landing spots for the 3 biggest free agents after cutdown day

As of Saturday evening, every team in the league has set their 53-man rosters – for now.

With over 1,200 players being waived or released this weekend, there is still plenty of roster movement to go down as teams respond to the bevy of players made available.

Many players released will never see an NFL field again, but for the following four veterans, a return to the gridiron is virtually guaranteed. We take a look at where the biggest free agents after Saturday’s cuts will end up next.

RB Matt Jones

Former Team: Redskins | Next team: Rams

Once considered possibly the next Marshawn Lynch, Jones lost a lot of love from the Redskins after the departures of offensive coordinator Sean McVay and general manager Scot McCloughan, culminating in his release Saturday.

Jones has the power and vision to be a solid backup on most teams, but he may not need to learn a new offense. The Rams, with McVay as their head coach, don’t have much depth behind Todd Gurley. Adding Jones, who was on pace for a 1,000-yard season before getting injured last year, would solve a major issue for both the team and the player.

G Alex Boone

Former Team: Vikings | Next team: Ravens

Boone was brought in to Minnesota to add some toughness and physicality to their offensive line, but after mustering the league’s worst rushing attack in 2016, the team decided to go in a different direction.

The veteran guard left the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 because he was sick of losing, so he likely won’t take any offer thrown his way. Boone also is known for a loud, unapologetic personality that won’t match with some teams. However, he was also one of Jim Harbaugh’s favorite players in San Francisco and the former 49ers head coach happens to have a brother who coaches a rather physical football team. Boone landing with John Harbaugh on the Ravens would be a great fit stylistically that could give both parties a chance to get back to their old school roots.

DT Ahtyba Rubin

Former Team: Seahawks | Next team: Raiders

After the Seahawks acquired Sheldon Richardson from the Jets, there just weren’t enough spots to keep the veteran Rubin. The 31-year-old doesn’t put up flashy stats, but he sucks up blocks and makes room for his teammates as well as any nose tackle.

The Raiders cut their former starting nose guard Dan Williams this offseason and didn’t do much to replace him outside of drafting Eddie Vanderdoes. The interior of the Raiders defense is ripe to be attacked by opposing run games, but Rubin could give Oakland a lot of help in that area.

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KD: 2001 Lakers would give Warriors biggest challenge

The current day Golden State Warriors are often pitted against great teams of the past since they have no equals in the modern era.

This hypothetical debate has linked the Warriors to everyone from the early-'80s Philadelphia 76ers to the 72-win Chicago Bulls. Plenty of bravado and hubris gets put on the line for something that is otherwise completely arbitrary.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant weighed in on the debate during his latest appearance on "The Bill Simmons Podcast" and cited the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers as the toughest matchup.

"That 16-1 team, that Lakers team would've been tough because (Shaquille O'Neal) was just big," Durant explained. " … That team was bigger, you needed some size to get them, but they were bigger and Kobe (Bryant) was in rare form."

That memorable Lakers team, anchored by O’Neal and Bryant, went 15-1 throughout the playoffs to secure a mostly unchallenged title. Their lone loss came when Allen Iverson played the game of his life, but the Lakers were otherwise untouched.

Durant’s solution on defense against the Lakers would be to hard double O’Neal anytime he received the ball in the low post, while also sending help at Bryant which would presumably leave the Lakers’ supporting players open quite regularly.

As for on offense, Durant figured the Warriors would torture O’Neal by dragging him out to the perimeter and forcing him to move his feet.

“We would definitely put Shaq in a lot of pick-and-rolls. Make him guard Steph (Curry), me, Klay (Thompson) coming off pick-and-rolls. We would double him every time he got the ball and make him be a passer.”

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Massa Apologists: The 12 Biggest Coons In The Game

Even before Black athletes began speaking out in disagreement with Colin Kaepernicks silent and harmless protest in response to police brutality and shootings, the tap-dancing coon parade has been growing in numbers. We’ve taken a look at the 12 Biggest Coons In The Game, aimed at Black entertainers and figures who love to shuck and jive.

The number of people we could name has grown just this month alone, with beloved Hall of Fame boxer George Foreman and Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy joining the fray to throw jabs at Kaep. It isn’t just baffling that these Black figures spoke their opinions, it’s the fact they’re aiming their criticism at a man who is actually risking all he has to help others that look like them.

Then there’s a bevy of Black public figures who did their little shuffle foot routine when President Barack Obama was in office, and it goes without saying that we’re surely going to miss some people because it’s been THAT many over the years that jumped the Black pride ship.

Hit the flip to see the 12 Biggest Coons In The Game, along with the varying reasons we’re slapping them with the white bread and red kool-aid designation.

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