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Rest Of Nation To Penn State: ‘Something Is Very Wrong With All Of You’

WASHINGTON—Stating they felt deeply unnerved by the community’s unwavering and impassioned defense of a football program and administration that enabled child sexual abuse over the course of several decades, the rest of the country informed Penn State University Friday that there is clearly something very wrong with all of them.

Strongside/Weakside: Lamar Jackson

After passing for eight touchdowns and rushing for another 10 in just the first three weeks of the season, Louisville Cardinals sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson has quickly become the frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy. Is he any good?

Strongside/Weakside: Carson Wentz

After being selected second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz opened the season with a nearly flawless performance in a victory over the Cleveland Browns. Is he any good?

Former WWE Wrestler Found Alive At 44

PHOENIX—In a revelation that has sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, sources confirmed that former WWE wrestler Freddy Hendricks, better known as his in-ring persona “Time Bomb,” was discovered alive Friday at the age of 44.

Strongside/Weakside: Dak Prescott

Having assumed the role after Tony Romo’s injury during the preseason, Dak Prescott is expected to open the NFL regular season as the first rookie quarterback to start for the Dallas Cowboys since 2004. Is he any good?

Study: 96% Of Pickup Games Decided By Next Score

PRINCETON, NJ—Noting that none of the game’s earlier events factored into the final outcome in any way whatsoever, a study released Wednesday by researchers at Princeton University revealed that 96 percent of all pickup games are decided by the next score.

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.
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All-Time Greatest Upsets

Stanford's defeat of top-ranked USC is merely the latest upset in a season that has already held more than its share. Onion Sports runs down some of the most shocking ever:

1919: At the Memorial Stakes, the dominant favorite Man o' War is defeated in a surprise victory by the most unlikely of winners, a horse named "Mob-Owned 22-1 Long Shot"

1948: Harry Truman defeats Thomas Dewey in a boxing match held to decide the presidency

1953: In the first game of their long and storied rivalry, the Harlem Globetrotters upset the Washington Generals, even though the heavily favored Generals appeared to be the much stronger and fundamentally sound team

1969: The Baltimore Colts let the New York Jets win Super Bowl III because they would just feel like hell if that nice young man Joe Namath wound up looking like an idiot in front of everybody

1980: A nation in need of hope witnesses the famous "Miracle On Ice" Olympic hockey game, in which coach Ronald Reagan leads his scrappy team of underdogs to victories against Russia, Iran, and evil

1991: Duke somehow pulls off a championship game victory over heavily favored UNLV despite having Christian Laettner on their team

1994: Despite incredibly long odds at the start of the season, no one wins the World Series

2000: Iowan-born American wrestler Rulon Gardner stuns Russian Alexander Karelin for the Olympic gold, a feat made more impressive by the fact that Gardner was involved in an ATV crash, a hunting mishap, and two bar fights during their match

2005: In perhaps the biggest shocker in the history of baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates almost beat the New York Yankees in an extra-inning interleague game

2006: In the long-standing rivalry between Jason Kidd and his wife, Kidd had been absolutely dominant; however, she finally turns the tables on him using a quick left hook and a soldering iron

2007: Appalachian State beats Michigan on a last-second blocked field goal, making Michigan fans the most upset in history

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