- The closest I've ever come to setting a world record is the time I held my breath for like two minutes (I missed the record by a scant 20 minutes!). Penn State senior Ross Holland is out here making me look bad. The senior broke the world record for the longest amount of time doing a wheelchair wheelie, which was originally 10 hours and 1 second. He passed that on Monday night, and he's still going at the time of me writing this (Tuesday night). Follow along on his Twitter, where he's hell bent on getting to 60 hours. Christ.
- James Franklin plans on trying this really weird thing where he recruits like a madman and tries to get the most talented players he can onto Penn State's campus. His latest tactic that doesn't involve pissing off the entire SEC is having as many youth camps as possible to evaluate players at a young age. Here's a quote, via StateCollege dot Com:
"We weren’t able to get the youth camp set up for this year but we’re going to have that in the future," Franklin said this past weekend. "Because I want to get them here as early as possible that we can start Jedi mind tricking them into that the only way to do it and the only place to go is Penn State. And the earlier you start with, the better."
Not bad, eh?
- As Penn Staters, it is our duty to make sure that we stuff the ballot boxes for any contest that our school is entered in. The latest one: a "Best Tradition" contest being done by Sirius XM College Sports Nation. Right now, Penn State's White Out is laying the smack down on Georgia's Between the Hedges' candy ass. Make sure to keep voting all the way through. Because Penn State.
- In case you haven't seen it, here's the best Vine of all time.
- In recruiting news, offensive lineman Noah Beh is playing in the Big 33 game, and PennLive has caught up with him to ask him
how man times he plan on pancake blocking Noah Spenceabout getting ready for Penn State. I'm excited for Beh, just because as The Mountain showed us on Game of Thrones, massive human beings are capable of doing sinister things to smaller mortals.
- ICYMI: Pat Chambers is doing everything he can to increase Penn State's exposure in the Washington, D.C. area, as the team scheduled a home-and-home with George Washington University. Why did Penn State do this, you ask? Because after New York City and Chicago, D.C. is arguably the best high school basketball city/area in the country. If Penn State can recruit Philly and D.C., the team will actually have the potential to be really, really good. Also: Josh Reaves.
- You won't believe this, but lots of people like Christian Hackenberg. Both Todd Blackledge and Michael Robinson think he's rather good. NFL Network's Bucky Brooks thinks Hack is the No. 8 QB prospect in America to keep an eye on in 2014, making him the highest ranked true sophomore and the second highest ranked QB in the Big Ten, behind Sparty's Connor Cook.
- Here's some Board of Trustees news. I guess I should start caring now that I'm an alum, right?
- And now, time for random shit: This has been stuck in my head lately...Dean Ambrose cut maybe my favorite promo in WWE history on Monday (as someone on Twitter said, he went Full Moxley)...I'm the host of a World Cup podcast for some reason...Speaking of the World Cup, here's another sublime USMNT commercial from ESPN...one last soccer thing: this amazing video of USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya leading his club team in the "I Believe That We Will Win" chant gives me chills...Don't watch this if you don't want a Game of Thrones spoiler, but this video made me laugh so hard that I cried...Five stars for Comedy Central renewing maybe the funniest show on television, Review...Dave Chappelle did his first interview in 10 years, this is not a drill (here's a clip, I'll post the whole thing in the comments)...Lastly, take 20 minutes and read through this AMA of a man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.