Penn State football players attempt to draw the Nittany Lion logo from memory, fail

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Penn State football players attempt to draw the Nittany Lion logo from memory, fail

Football players aren't typically artists — well, Herschel Walker did try his foot at ballet — so it's no surprise they didn't execute drawing their respective logos from memory on the first try.

The Eleven Warriors website had the fun idea to ask a bunch of players at the Big Ten Media day to try their hand. The results are pretty good.

And by good, I mean bad.

Many of the teams have boring letters like Wisconsin or Nebraska or Michigan. So those results weren't as fun as Penn State which has the sweet Nittany Lion logo.

Tight end Mike Gesicki and linebacker Jason Cabinda may want to stick to sports. For some reason USC legend Marcus Allen took part and he wasn't actually that bad.

Check out all the other teams here.

Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey


Loser Colin Cowherd pays off bet, wears Sixers jersey

The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.

We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.

Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.

"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."

But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.

"They deserve love," Cowherd said.

Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.


Why last night was so awesome for the Sixers

Why last night was so awesome for the Sixers

We knew last night had the potential to be a very big night for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers were hosting the spiraling-out-the-clock Memphis Grizzlies, while the three teams ahead of them (Cleveland, Indiana and Washington) all had tough road games on the docket. With a Sixers win and a couple other East losses, the Sixers would finally be able to make the huge jump in the standings they've seemingly been poised for since the All-Star break. 

Well, last night couldn't have gone much closer to plan. Though the Cavs did manage to squeak out an impressive shorthanded win over Toronto — strengthening their hold on the 3-seed — the Sixers thumped the Grizzlies, while Indiana lost a squeaker in New Orleans and Washington fell in San Antonio. And thus this morning, for the first time in many, many moons, Sixers fans woke up this morning to find their team currently in position for home-court advantage in the upcoming playoffs. That's right: The Sixers are currently the fourth seed in the East. 

Taking care of business against Memphis wasn't that much of a struggle for the Sixers, either. The 119-105 final score belies how early this game was over — despite also leading by only 14 at halftime, a 41-point third quarter for the home team ensured that Brett Brown wasn't going to have to play his starters in the fourth quarter, getting 'em out of there without any exceeding the 25-minute mark. (Or the 15-point mark — all five starters scored between 13 and 15, some classic Spurs-like efficiency and balance.) 

Now, at 40-30, the Sixers are in position to ensure that their first playoff game in six years is a home game. They're not exactly secure in the fourth seed at the moment — Indiana is also 10 games over .500, but percentage points worse with their one extra win and loss, and the Sixers' schedule isn't 100 percent cupcakes from here or anything. But while things won't always be as easy as the Grizzlies at home in the 12 remaining games for the Ballers, they're not getting that hard again, either — just four games come against teams over .500, and all four of those games are at the Wells Fargo Center.

Meanwhile, the Pacers play seven of their last 10 against playoff teams (four on the road), and the Wiz do so in five of their last 11.

And all the Sixers really need to do at this point is hold serve. Right now, the standings are pretty much exactly how we want them: We play the Pacers at home in the first round, and avoid a possible matchup with LeBron until the (unlikely) conference finals. The Pacers aren't a pushover by any means — they're the only team to beat the Sixers in Philly this calendar year — but I'd rather play them than Cleveland or Washington (especially with John Wall back), and Miami and Milwaukee are a little too far out of the mix at this point. Besides, if the Robert Covington we've gotten the last six games (15 and 5 on 59 percent shooting and 51 percent from three) is the one who shows up for the playoffs, I like our chances against pretty much anybody.