Lombardi’s Trophies – Week 7

The “Unsportsmanlike” Trophy goes to… Maryland Football captains

The Maryland Terrapins were 1-1-35 all-time against Penn State before Saturday’s matchup in Happy Valley. The Terps’ captains decided to take things into their own hands to fire up their team by refusing to greet Penn State players at the coin toss.

Really, Maryland? Refusing to shake hands? That’s a pretty low move.

After the awkward coin toss, players from both teams got in a shoving match and had to be separated by referees and coaches.

Of course, Maryland ended up winning the game 20-19 on a late field goal for their first ever win at Penn State. An excellent example to young football players that poor sportsmanship sometimes pays off in rivalry games.

The “You Almost Got It” Trophy goes to… Lee Corso

In his 20-plus years behind the desk as an analyst on ESPN’s College Gameday, Lee Corso has made a name for himself as an American sports icon with his signature headgear selections.

Saturday in Morgantown, West Virginia, on the set of College Gameday, Corso made his 250th headgear selection.

Corso picked seventh-ranked TCU over #20 West Virginia, and attempted to put on the Horned Frogs’ mascot head.

Except there was one problem, he put it on backwards.

Corso’s faithful sidekick, Kirk Herbstreit, was there to save the day and turn the frog head around for the audience.

Here’s to 250 more headgear picks Coach Corso, hopefully on forward.

The “Best Pro-Athlete Halloween Costume” Trophies go to…

Halloween was Friday, and even busy professional athletes were able to find the time to dress up in some elaborate costumes. NBA players, olympians, hockey players, everyone joined in on the fun Friday night.

Here are some of the best Pro-Athlete costumes from Halloween 2014:

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Nathan MacKinnon, NHL player, Colorado Avalanche. Barely recognizable.

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Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby as Rocky, and Evgeni Malkin as a vampire.

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Washington Wizards veteran forward Paul Pierce as Captain America. Can he save DC?

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James as… FloBron James…

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and the “Teenage Mutant Turtle Fam”

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Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich and singer/actress Julianne Hough as Austin Powers and Felicity Shagwell. Yeah, baby.

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PGA golfer Rickie Fowler and his girlfriend as Squints and Wendy Peffercorn from “Sandlot”. Always a classic costume choice.

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Jacksonville Jaguars rookie QB Blake Bortles as Will Ferrell’s character Jackie Moon from “Semi Pro”. The Flint Tropics might be more competitive than the Jaguars right now.

The “Laugh of the Week” Trophy goes to… Irish Guys Watching Baseball

As we all could have guessed, baseball does not have a big presence overseas in Ireland. It is a country dominated by rugby, soccer and golf.

In this now viral YouTube video, Irish guys were filmed while watching baseball for the first time to catch their reactions about the foreign game.

Some of their comments during Game 7 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals may surprise you.


My personal favorite, when they were trying to figure out what RISP (Runners In Scoring Position) stands for. I would love to see a video like this of Americans watching cricket or rugby.


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