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What Had Happened Was: 8/3/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Y’all know how much we love lists that create endless debates with no ending in clear sight. Well, we got a special treat on Tuesday, as The Associated Press released its first-ever list of all-time great college football programs to celebrate 80 years of AP rankings. The best team as it currently stands is Ohio State University with 1,112 points total.

The top 100 were ranked, filed and then tossed to the masses to wreak havoc. The amount of arguments and disputes this is going to cause among friends and family is nauseating to even begin thinking about. But for y’all that like to debate and have been looking for the upper hand in these type of arguments, here you go. Take this bad boy for a spin around the block a few times.

What do you think, though? Who should be ranked higher or lower?


BLESSINGS!


SOCIAL STATUS

WE PLAY ON THE SAME TEAM, MAN.


FOR THE CULTURE

“My motivation,” Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James told Sports Illustrated‘s Lee Jenkins, “is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago.”

A street in Queens, New York, will be named after late rapper and A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg.

Why musical artist Frank Ocean’s open letter about his bisexuality still matters and set the framework for how others can express themselves.

Introducing Marvel’s smartest character: A 9-year-old black girl from New York. #BlackGirlMagic #BlackWomenDidThat

A casual reminder of how extremely amazing civil rights activist and writer and James Baldwin was — and a happy birthday, as well.

A list of 44 Olympians who attended historically black colleges or universities.


TOP THREE TWEETS

Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?

1. THE SCAM MUST GO ON

2. WORTH NOT DETERMINED BY THE $$$ OF HIS CLOTHES

https://twitter.com/MrMlCHlGAN/status/760611106956140544

3. GET IT TOGETHER, AMERICA


#ICYMI

John Carlos and Tommie Smith told our brother Marc J. Spears that NBA star Carmelo Anthony is ready to carry the torch for athletes:

Nearly 48 years ago, USA Olympic sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists on the medal stands at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics as The Star-Spangled Banner played. The “Black Power salute” was actually later called a human rights salute by the then-young black men who made history that was both loved and hated at that time. There may not be an Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro that owns a bigger spotlight than the USA Basketball team, which is entirely composed of African-American players. And with veteran forward Carmelo Anthony very vocal as of late on the topic of race relations and the violence between African-Americans and police officers, Carlos and Smith believe the gold-medal favorite USA Basketball squad could make a big Olympic statement if it chooses to. “One of the best basketball teams have been put together,” Smith told The Undefeated at an event announcing the return of San Jose State University’s men’s track and field program on Monday. “You not only have one star, but you have a plethora of stars on that team. And each star has its own light to shine. And hopefully that light that they will shine will make a better picture of things that are extending out there in the world that needs light to be shone on.


PICTURE PERFECT

 

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.

Ryan Cortes is a staff writer for The Undefeated. Lemon pepper his wings.