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We're off and running for Week 2. Come back throughout the day to see what's hot on the streets.
Outstanding performance by a defensive end
Eat your heart out, Susan Lucci. Houston's Isaiah Chambers is hereby nominated for a Daytime Emmy. And why not? He sells it on the field and owns it afterward.
My Acting skills: 10/10 https://t.co/0xgu49Ayag— Isaiah Chambers (@esta_guapo) September 8, 2018
Sideline doodad watch
Last week, we took note of the latest fun and cute and clever rewards that players can reap on the sideline for doing really good things in sports. There's a turnover throne at Boise and a Ric Flair-style turnover robe at Memphis. And Tulane has beads!
Here are this week's offerings:
Miami's turnover chain got a makeover, and Sebastian the Ibis is all shiny, with so many stones.
• Turnover Chain 1.0 (2017): roughly 2 kilograms, charm roughly 5.5 inches, stone count 900 (450 orange, 400 green)— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) September 9, 2018
• Turnover Chain 2.0 (2018): roughly 3 kilograms, charm roughly 8.5 inches, stone count more than 4,000
- Photo courtesy of @CanesFootball pic.twitter.com/2QDkuDfeV8
Sacred Heart is doing more with less, fashioning a chain that features a bottle of glue.
A Mississippi State linebacker made an interception and got to wear a dog collar as a reward.
And on Friday night, SMU showed up with a golden crown and a big cup (a chalice? a goblet?). Either way, teammates get pretty pumped up watching a pretend drink.
SMU has a turnover crown & chalice pic.twitter.com/mkCzjXVYX2— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 8, 2018
A really high five
Kansas State kicker Blake Lynch goes up top for a celebration with holder Colby Moore.
K-State kicker Blake Lynch is 5'5". His holder is 6'1".— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 8, 2018
Please enjoy their post-kick high five 😂 pic.twitter.com/rYMNMmqGkq
Who says safety can't be stylish?
Boy, this mouthpiece makes Duke's punter look just like ol' Rich Uncle Pennybags, right? (Note: We just googled the Monopoly guy and found out his official name is Rich Uncle Pennybags. Thanks to Austin Parker, Duke's internet-famous punter, for teaching us something today.)
Would just like to point out that the Duke punter's mouthguard has an old-timey handlebar mustache on it pic.twitter.com/ifolSiAwiH— Dr Leviticus Payne (@LushBaptist) September 8, 2018
Two returns for a quarter
South Florida's Horne returns 2 TDs in 1 quarter
South Florida's Terrence Horne has himself an opening quarter as he takes two kickoffs to the house against Georgia Tech.
South Florida's Terrence Horne, a true freshman, had consecutive 97- and 98-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns in the first quarter against Georgia Tech.
The Oakland A's, who drafted Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the ninth pick of the MLB draft and signed him to a guaranteed contract worth nearly $5 million, find their game-day viewing experience to be less than optimal. Murray has already run for a 10-yard touchdown in the first half.
Oklahoma dignitaries, meanwhile, are having more fun. Russell Westbrook (wearing a UCLA jersey with "Westbrook" on the back) and Trae Young (wearing an autographed Baker Mayfield Browns jersey) take in the UCLA-Oklahoma game, with Buddy Hield behind them in a Sooners jersey.
Russ, Trae & Buddy chilling before UCLA-Oklahoma.— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 8, 2018
Love Trae wearing the Mayfield Browns jersey... 👌 pic.twitter.com/OBtoD12wqv
Aaron Dodson of The Undefeated joins SportsCenter for Gear Up, showing off the college football uniforms that Arizona State, Iowa State, Indiana, Bowling Green, USF, Temple and others will wear today.
Seminoles honoring a legend
It's now fairly common knowledge that the debonair Burt Reynolds, who died Thursday at 82, was a former Florida State running back and Lee Corso's roommate.
According to Seminoles.com, Reynolds even had a lot to do with classing up the Noles' uniforms, including, of course, the shiny pants:
"He went to a costume designer friend in Hollywood, and together they designed all-gold pants and tweaks to the game jersey ... and shipped them, unannounced, to Tallahassee. The crates arrived at the football locker room with a note addressed to Bobby Bowden from Burt that read, 'If you like 'em, wear 'em.' And FSU did."
To honor Reynolds, the Noles are wearing probably the coolest helmet stickers in history. You say, "What? Nobody's ever made 'Smokey and the Bandit' helmet stickers before?!" Well, that's the reason, son!
For you Burt! A Nole forever! pic.twitter.com/tpY4wLjI1l— FSU Football EQ (@FSUFootballEQ) September 8, 2018
A Heisman-worthy hamburger
Auburn fans hungry for the taste of greatness, you're in luck. The new Bo Jackson Grill in Jordan-Hare Stadium is serving these beefy, cheesy numbers, appropriately named Bo's Burgers, for the first time this week. Don't want ketchup? That's cool. But I'm not telling him. You tell him.