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Shepard's Pie: Congratulations, Tigers!

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Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
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Shepard's Pie: Congratulations, Tigers!

A lot of people thought Auburn would win because of Cam Newton. Instead, my analysis detected another factor -- wanting it.

On OSN's Pre-Bowl College Kickoff, I said something that looks pretty prescient now. "I don't know which team it will be, but the winner will be whoever wants it more." I don't know where it came from -- I was just wrapping up the segment and the thought just alit onto my brain like a bird onto a branch in a sudden moment of thought-clarity. At the time I wasn't even sure what it meant. It didn't go over well on set -- OSN Analyst Reggie Greengrass said "that means literally nothing," but the thought stuck with me throughout the game. And what I saw was an Auburn team, consistently wanting it more and more until the final seconds.

So way to want, Tigers. You went out there and wanted it, and for that I want something too. To thank you.

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