VIDEO: Gator Jumps in an Airboat!

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Tylor Hindery via facebook

Some tourists took an airboat tour in the Everglades, and probably thought they were pretty luck to pull right up next to an Alligator. They were streaming video live on Facebook when the tides turned. They probably reconsidered how lucky they were when the gator climbed into their boat. Fortunately, the Gator was able to get out and nobody was hurt!

It was clearly a harrowing experience for Tylor Hindery and the people he was with on the boat. But to get that on Facebook Live… priceless. via fox4now:

 

I have gone on several airboat tours, and they are a lot of fun.. until somebody gets eaten!

 

Never Take Your Eyes Off a Football Game

I’ll admit that sometimes I don’t pay attention during special teams plays- grabbing a drink during a kickoff, or using the punt to bracket a bathroom run. That’s a risky move, as special teams plays can be some of the most exciting in sports. USC commit Bubba Bolden made that more than clear during a placekick in the East-West game when he hurdled the long-snapper, kicked the ball out of the holder’s hand, and scooped it up to take it all the way for a score. It’s crazy, you have to watch the video…

There’s another angle on the Deadspin story link, too.

There May Be Another Jaguar in the U.S.

jaguar2Researchers recently snapped a photo of a Jaguar prowling the mountains near Tuscon, Arizona. We covered the reports from a while back that there appears to be a Jaguar permanently living in the U.S. The new photograph was east of that Jaguar’s usual location, so there is a question of whether it is a second Jaguar, or just the first one, known as ¬†El Jefe. Researchers do believe this Jag is a new one. El Jefe has not been sighted in AZ for some time.

What are we going to name the new one? I suggest Tony, for Jacksonville Jaguars legend Tony Boselli. Or maybe, Boselli.

Miami RedHawks Football on the Brink of History

No team in college football has ever started a season 0-6 and made it to a bowl. None have ever turned it around to win 6 straight after such a start, but the RedHawks have a chance to do it tonight. The turnaround is just as shocking for a team that hasn’t had a winning record since their last bowl season in 2010. They went 4-8 the two years after that season, before the bottom fell out and they were a winless 0-12 in 2013. Chuck Martin took over after that season, and while definitely showing progress, only managed 5 wins his first two seasons. This season looked bleak, after Gus Ragland went down with an ACL injury before the season, and the team sputtered to 0-6. Ragland made it back for game seven against Kent State, and the RedHawks have not lost since. A win tonight would not only make Miami bowl eligible for the first time since 2010, but it could even give them a share of the division championship with an Ohio loss.

This is not the first historic turnaround for the Miami RedHawks. That 2010 team had one of the best season-to-season turnarounds in College Football history. Never before had a team had double-digit losses in one season, and come back to score double-digit wins the next, which Miami did by winning the GoDaddy.com Bowl that year. Now, Chuck Martin, Gus Ragland, and the Redhawks have a chance to add best single season turnaround to the college football record books.

If you weren’t excited all ready, here’s Interim Head Coach Lance Guidry’s pregame speech prior to the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl:

Let’s do this! The game is online on ESPN3 for subscribers.

UPDATE: Victory- Miami is going bowling for the first time in six years, with the greatest in-season turnaround in NCAA history. They had to come from behind, 10 points down in the second half, behind Gus Ragland’s career 380 yd passing day. The fans that braved the cold weather and the holiday break rushed the field after the gun to celebrate. The Hawks just missed out on going to the MAC championship game when Akron failed to convert a fourth down pass in the end zone against Ohio. They’ll still be bowling, and the announcement of which game will come in the next few weeks.