Ashley Judd is currently the most notable celebrity college sports fan in the nation, as she’s a huge Kentucky basketball honk. But make no mistake – Burt Reynolds invented the “celebrity alumni” game. Reynolds, who once upon a time played halfback for Florida State, showed up at his alma mater Saturday to plant the symbolic “spear” at midfield ahead of FSU’s narrow, 20-17, win over Boston College.
It shocked many people to see just how frail the 78-year-old Reynolds has become, but remember that he is a captain on a “Really, they’re THAT old? Team” that also features Jack Nicholson (77), Vince McMahon (69) and Pete Carroll (63).
It was another strange day for FSU, as Jameis Winston shoved an official and wasn’t ejected and Matthew Thomas hit BC’s Josh Bordner and was ejected. In the end, the Seminoles again found a way to win and remain undefeated.
The Evolution of Wikipedia
What’s up with the Wikipedia hate? It’s easily the most underrated site in the history of the Internet. It gets a bum rap for being a fountain of misinformation, but I find that it’s quite rare in which someone is burned. The site has drastically improved its editing measures over the years.
This past week in the sports world, we saw a couple episodes of Wiki-bashing. First, ESPN analyst Keith Law got into a Twitter fight with fellow ESPNer Curt Schilling regarding evolution. Law referenced a Wikipedia article about transitional fossils and Schilling shot back with a Tweet that read, “Keith you are seriously going the Wikipedia route?” [Aside: Law was suspended from Twitter by ESPN, seemingly because of this exchange, but the Worldwide Leader says that’s not the case.] Then, on Saturday, as ESPN College GameDay broadcast from Cambridge, Mass., ahead Harvard’s 31-24 win over Yale, there was a sign in the audience that garnered a good amount of attention, reading: “Yale cites Wikipedia.”