Stories of the Year

So what sports stories, events, games, scandals and other happenings stick out in your mind from 2011? There are plenty of things to choose from, here are some  of the headliners from the Big 3, the ACC, and outside the ACC.  That is the thing with sports and being a sports fan, there is always something happening…

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The Obligatory “Boise St. Sad Cowbell Girl” Video

A lesson in the power and dangers of an instant media age. During halftime of the scintillating (read: disappointedly boring) Fiesta Bowl, we got an abundance footage of the Boise St. band performing on the field which included this young lady rapping the cowbell. Her facial expression made this instant internet comedy gold as she was immediately dubbed “sad cowbell girl.”  The still shot went viral within about six minutes and naturally the photochops followed. Someone even set up a Facebook group in her…um… honor?

Well, this morning it has been revealed she is actually blind which explains why she did not react to the Fox camera being shoved in her face.  It also means everyone who made jokes at her expense will be spending eternity in hell or something. This just proves that Lee Fowler is correct. The internet is a wasteland of lawlessness and crass jokes from which nothing of value can be redeemed(rolls eyes.)

Anyway, I think the real culprit here is Fox and their almost rehab worthy addiction to shots of college bands and people in the crowd. For some reason producers at Fox thinks time between plays should be spent showing members of the bands and random fans from each school.  It happens so much it is beyond annoying, especially since they often end up showing people with goofy looks on their face.  Which is to say that it was only a matter of time before some Fox producer’s band fetish ruined someone’s life.

As for this screeshot(via Deadspin) I have no words but feel free to giggle like a sophomore in high school over the fairly obvious dirty joke.