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We had 24 hours of college basketball, a horrible USMNT loss, new College Football Playoff rankings released, and a really freaking weird new minor league baseball team name. Friends, it’s go time here at the Wednesday Cheat Sheet!

24 hours of college hoops finishes off with awesome Duke-Kansas game

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So, ESPN’s tip-off marathon began on Monday night and went for 24 hours on the family of networks, concluding with No. 1 Duke taking on No. 7 Kansas. And the main event certainly lived up to the hype.

Duke nailed a game-tying three with 15.5 seconds left on the clock:

And Kansas’ Frank Mason III hit the game winner on this jumper with 1.8 seconds left:

While the ESPN channels had most of the games, FS1 had a couple good ones going on as well, like this Georgetown-Maryland that had Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery screaming:

Onions indeed. Ahhhh. It’s great to have college hoops back. And here’s the full scoreboard from Tuesday’s action.

USMNT suffers pathetic 4-0 loss to Costa Rica

Well, Tuesday night did not go well for the United States men’s soccer team. And many, many fans are calling for Jurgen Klinsmann to be fired.

Ohio State jumps up to No. 2 in latest College Football Playoff Rankings


Here are the latest rankings:

Ohio State jumps back into the picture, moving all the way up to No. 2 from No. 5. Michigan and Clemson remain in the top-four despite suffering bad losses over the weekend.

And a look at how the College Football Playoff rankings compare to Vegas’ rankings:

Yesh Ginsburg has a full reaction on what the CFP selection committee taught us this week.

The Miami Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate is now called the “New Orleans Baby Cakes”

Formerly the New Orleans Zephyrs, now the terrifying New Orleans Baby Cakes. This may be taking the “wacky minor league team names” thing a tad too far.

Quick Hits


An emotional Tony Romo on Tuesday said that Dak Prescott has earned the right to be the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback.

Maverick Carter isn’t happy with Phil Jackson, after Jackson called LeBron James’ partners a “posse”.

– The Minnesota Vikings finally cut kicker Blair Walsh.

– And the Rams are finally turning to Jared Goff at quarterback.

– Southern Illinois basketball coach Barry Hinson went off in the postgame of the team’s loss to Arkansas Razorbacks… ripping the Arkansas fans for lack of attendance. Very, very unusual.

– A handicapper said that the Cleveland Browns would be a 27-point favorite over Alabama. Seems low to me honestly.

The Rock was named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”. I’m certainly not going to be the one to tell that guy he isn’t.

Conan O’Brien was not a fan of Final Fantasy XV in his latest edition of Clueless gamer, calling it “an epic blue balls waste of time”.

– The new Nintendo mobile game Super Mario Run got a release date.

Here’s a scene from a show I like

Larry David knows a chat and cut when he sees one.

One last glorious moment of procrastination

Struck the landing


About Matt Clapp

Matt is an editor at The Comeback. He attended Colorado State University, wishes he was Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris, and idolizes Larry David. And loves pizza and dogs because obviously.

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