UPDATE: Borland got his second interception after he caught a tipped pass at the goal line. The play came on a 4th-and-4 from the 49ers' 4-yard line, and was probably the Giants' last chance to come back from a 16-10 deficit. Have a day, Chris. | Welcome to the NFL, Chris Borland. Your latest point of initiation: intercepting an Eli Manning pass. Here, Borland dropped back in coverage on fellow rookie Odell Beckham Jr., before jumping the route and even taking the eventual Giants tackler a few yards before going down. It's his first career interception, and also just the latest bit of NFL brilliance from the former Badgers stud. (h/t Imgur
He did it again, folks. Chris Borland led the San Francisco 49ers in tackles and tackles for loss on Sunday, 17 and two, respectively. The biggest number, though, was one: that's the number of game-saving Chris Borland Hustle Plays the former Wisconsin linebacker made. He recovered a Drew Breese fumble off a strip by Ahmad Brooks in overtime, setting the stage for Phil Dawson's game-winning field goal. You can see the play here; Borland was literally on the ground when Breese fumbled. He quickly got to his feet, sought out the loose ball and torpedoed toward it. Man, it's so awesome seeing Borland thrive like this two weeks in a row.
The red helmets are here again. The Badgers will be sporting these babies today vs. Rutgers. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.; we'll have the game thread up around 10:45. (h/t @BadgerFootball)
Kristian Nairn is an actor who plays Hodor on Game of Thrones, that HBO show you guys won't stop talking about! This Cap Times writeup tells me that he just says his name over and over, and I'm now wondering if Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot is just one big, fat rip-off.
ANYWAY, it turns out that Nairn is a very popular DJ who will be playing a dance party at the Majestic Theatre in Madison on Feb. 25. Yes, it will be called "Rave of Thrones." Tickets went on sale this morning, and if they're not sold out already, they're $15 and also will allow you to see DJ Lovecraft.
Here's Austin Kafentzis on his official visit to Madison on Saturday. The Sandy (Jordan), Utah, quarterback commit is in town with a slew of other recruits, and now Badgers fans can get a glimpse of the one that could very well become UW's quarterback of the future. Also, you gotta admit it's kinda funny they gave him Joel Stave's No. 2 to try on. (h/t @kylekafentzis)
Michigan Tech goaltender Jamie Phillips has Pi on his goalie mask for this upcoming season. Be honest, are you really that surprised? Techies being Techies. Image via @JamiePhillips31