12.13.2013 Daily Bears Report: The Gif Post Cometh

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

So turns out that I need your help deciding how/when to decide the Best Nick Pants Gif of 2013.

Before we get to the news of the day, we need to settle something: I'm having doubts about my plan to just line up all the best Nick Pants gifs and vote on them.  I don't like that for choosing the best of a series of items, definitively.  I'd much rather do some kind of tournament, but we don't have any way to do that here, nor do I want to devote days on days to making it happen.  So I need some suggestions on how best to proceed.  I'd like to have this done today, if possible.  You guys did a tremendous job yesterday nominating .gifs, and I appreciate it.  I feel like the nominations captured the essence of this season perfectly.

Also, because of the incredible success of the gif posts this year, I've made a new hub solely for them.  I'll post a link when it is populated with the posts.

Finally, because of a weird decision twitter made yesterday, I can finally follow the unfollowable again.  Nobody tell him.

Now let's get to the news. There's a bit of everything going on this morning, just almost nothing about Baylor, specifically.  Just a reminder-- if you want to see something that at least resembles Baylor, Dino Babers' Eastern Illinois team plays tonight on ESPN2.  Baylor Lite will be in action!

News News News News News:

Richardson Earns Spot on Walter Camp All-American Team - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Baylor senior offensive lineman Cyril Richardson has been named first-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the organization announced Thursday during The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

The 8 things we learned about the College Football Playoff selection process - SBNation.com
The College Football Playoff is a year away from announcing its first field of four teams, but speculation about future speculation is already beginning. After a week in New York City, we are slightly more informed about how to speculate.

Jameis Winston's week-by-week march to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy - SBNation.com
Saturday night, Jameis Winston will officially raise college football's highest individual honor. So how'd he get here? And how did everyone else fall out of his path?

College football awards 2013: AJ McCarron, Jameis Winston, Aaron Donald lead winners - SBNation.com
AJ McCarron wins the Maxwell Award over Jameis Winston. Does it matter in the Heisman race? Not really!

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST! A NATION WAITS ON DABO SWINNEY - Every Day Should Be Saturday
WE ALSO DISCUSS BOWLS AND DO TERRIBLE IMPRESSIONS OF MIKE LEACH

The troll ball coach quiz: Guess Steve Spurrier's best quotes of 2013 - SBNation.com
Which of these 19 quotes are actual Spurrier-isms, and which did we make up?

Your F/+ Guide to the Bowl Games - Football Study Hall
A look at the 2013-14 college football bowl season through the lens of the F/+ rankings.

Tweets Tweets Tweets Tweets Tweets:

Rivals seems to have moved to a system this year that devalues "lesser" players and emphasizes stars.  We have but a few stars and incredible depth behind them.  I'm not crazy about this ranking, though it does show the incredible positive movement over the last few  years.

Congrats to Cyril Richardson and Ahmad Dixon! Also...

This was the big news of last night. I honestly believe it changes everything for our offense going into the bowl game.

I'm not going to spoil the report of a paid site, but I will tell you that it is something I get asked about a lot, and no, it has nothing to do with Brian Nance.

This is an incredible deal. You have to be kidding me not to buy this, students.

He's right.

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