Your man cave / film room is incomplete without this furniture

Late last night I was looking through some tweets when I saw this from Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin.

Stricklin decided to take a walk through Davis Wade stadium last night to check on the status of some projects, and that's when he took this picture of the new Gridiron Field Level Club.

Everything looks pretty standard for club level, but that furniture really stood out to me. It looks like something that you dream about putting in your office or man cave.

Moving 22 of these around to diagram plays would definitely burn some calories and count towards your daily workout (both mentally and physically). Very Nice work on the stadium decor Mississippi State.


Video of the Day - Indiana's Kevin Wilson hits the slip and slide

Three and out - A perfect line, an interesting take, and 24 names for your fantasy team

Zach: "Jared Lorenzen and I are in love with the same woman. Her name is Little Debbie," is an absolutely perfect lede. And this line, from Hal Mumme, is perfectly Hal. "I just said, 'Eh, nobody made Babe Ruth train.'" ESPN has a touching read on Jared Lorenzen, something of a cult figure to me and my friends (and perhaps you and yours) but a tragic figure in real life, written by Tommy Tomlinson. Check it out.

Scott: Here's an interesting way to do the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Doug: Fantasy sports are a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2012, $1.67 billion was spent on fantasy football alone, and in 2013 25.8 million people played fantasy football. Since it is such a staple, I thought this tweet from Buffalo Wild Wings listing 24 clever fantasy names was worth bringing to your attention. 

My personal favorite? Fumble Bees.


The Power 5 conference head coaches describe their team in one word

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reached out to the head coaches at the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac 12 and SEC) and asked them to describe their team in one word.

The most used response among coaches was "hungry", used by nine coaches. All told, the 65 coaches gave 44 different responses according to McMurphy.

You can read the full piece here, but just for fun, I split them into some different categories to bring you the best responses.

Coaches entering their first year with their program:

Bobby Petrino (Louisville): Unknown
Dave Clawson (Wake Forest): New
Steve Sarkisian (USC): Tough
Chris Petersen (Washington): Unknown
James Franklin (Penn State): Perseverance
Charlie Strong (Texas): Hard work
Derek Mason (Vanderbilt): Audacious

The "couldn't possibly fit the description into one word" category:

Charlie Weis (Kansas): Quiet confidence
Bob Stoops (Oklahoma): Hard Working
Charlie Weis (Texas): Hard work
Scott Shafer (Syracuse): Hard-nosed
Mike MacIntyre (Colorado): More Confident

My personal favorites of the whole bunch:

David Shaw (Stanford): Underappreciated
Steve Spurrier (South Carolina): Decent
Larry Fedora (North Carolina): Ravenous
Kyle Whittingham (Utah): Warriors

See the full article, and each of their takes here.

Dana Holgorsen's house is one of a kind. Literally.

Whatever you imagine Dana Holgorsen's house to be - made completely out of Red Bull cans, built entirely underground, a replica casino - it's better than that. His house is indeed mind-blowing, but not in the way you might suspect.

Morgantown magazine recently profiled Holgorsen's domicile, and to write about Dana's house is to write about the other Holgorsens - father Steve and brother Nick. Together with German native Ralf Meier, their company LignaTerra has turned Dana's house into the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure in the United States. Checking in at 8,000 square feet, the house is ferociously efficient. The timber used to construct the house was made in a factory over a period of two days, and built in 15 days. The guest suite was constructed in one day. "Because most of this process is done in a factory, it’s very precise. There is zero tolerance in the wood elements. You can pre-order all of your windows and doors, your cabinetry, and all of that can be done at the same time. When you ship to the site and you piece it together, it’s exact," said Nick. "It’s like Legos for adults."

Holgorsen's aggressively modern, custom-built home was also designed to work seamlessly with his job. The highlight of the home is the bottom floor, which Dana says can host 300 people comfortably. "(Recruits) absolutely love it. On one of the last big recruiting trips (last year) just prior to signing day, some of them we got to commit said the highlight of the weekend was being able to go to Coach’s house," said Steve.

"I’m so happy with the quality, the efficiency, and performance of the house, and the design functionality for when it comes time to entertain friends and family, alumni and boosters," added Dana.

Photos courtesy Morgantown magazine:

 Dana house1

Holgorsen requested three TVs at no less than 55 inches for his basement. He got six.

Dana house2

Many of the interior design pieces were provided by Morgantown-based Hardwood Interiors.

Dana house3

Holgorsen says his utility bills at his 8,000-square foot home are less than the home he owned in Houston that measured in at one quarter of the size. Its system for churning old air for clean air was described as an "energy-efficient envelope." 

Dana house4

The guest suite was built in one day.

Dana house5

Read more here.

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