It was picture day at ACC Media Days 2015 on Tuesday.
There is just something hilarious about this photo of 14 grown adult men in golf shirts posing together. Some look happy, some look angry, some look like they have no idea what they're doing posing for a class photo. So here are a few captions. (Feel free to send your ideas to @AthlonSports.)
The fact that the Saints missed the playoffs by less than a game, while sporting a losing record, is simply unbelievable. But that shows how up in the air the NFC South is, and how minor improvements can have drastically positive consequences. They ranked first in total offense and in the top 10 in points, but ranked near the bottom in total yards and points allowed. The offense should continue to put up big numbers, so the real question is how the defense can improve.
Not much has been going right for the Cincinnati Reds this season, but Brandon Phillips may have made one of the top plays of the season. With men on first and second down by one, the Cubs’ Jorge Soler hit a tough grounder right up the middle that could’ve tied up the game. However, Phillips raced to the ball, slid to the ground, and flipped the ball behind his back to the bare-hand of shortstop Eugenio Suarez. Suarez then stepped on the bag to end the inning.
For years, Becky Hammon has been rising through the professional basketball ranks. Now, she is a champion. As the head coach of the Spurs' Summer League team, she led the team to a championship in Las Vegas. She was the first woman to be a head coach in the league and seems poised for an even greater future within the NBA.
Florida is one of the premier jobs in college football. The location in a fertile recruiting area allows the Gators to have access to some of the nation’s top talent, and the program won two BCS national championships under Urban Meyer.
Coming into the 2014 season, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno were both supposed to lead the Miami Dolphins’ rushing attack. After a good start to the season, Moreno tore his ACL on Oct. 12 against the Green Bay Packers and missed the rest of the season. Miller stepped up in Moreno’s absence and rushed for 1,099 yards and eight touchdowns.
If college football ever needed validation that it’s really, really popular — and the game doesn’t need the ego boost, trust us — it was on display as Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff championship game.