Alabama safety Collins ready to return home to face LSU

first_imgTUSCALOOSA – Landon Collins plans to have much fun at LSU’s expense Saturday night.The Alabama junior safety can’t wait to return to his home state to play in Death Valley and take it to the school that wanted him so badly coming out of Dutchtown High.“Personally, it means a lot,” said a grinning Collins. “I just want to show them that I picked the right team. Show we’re the dominant force in the SEC.”Collins isn’t treading lightly into this situation. He’s letting everyone know he hasn’t forgotten how LSU fans reacted to him choosing the Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC) over the Tigers (7-2, 3-2).So Collins is looking to put on show for all the haters on a primetime stage.“Just going back into LSU country and playing in that stadium and the hearing all that hootin’ and hollerin’ from the fans, and then the team,” Collins said. “This is going to be my best game.”Landon Collins has to be the most hated person in Louisiana — WE WANT BAMA! (@KingMakaveli337) November 6, 2014For those who have forgotten, Collins’ mom, April Justin, wanted her son to attend LSU, too, but Collins said she’s no longer roots for the Tigers.“She just cheers me on,” Collins said.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6NVgm_hntI&w=560&h=315%5DWhen Collins made his first trip to Death Valley wearing crimson, he played sparingly and had one assisted stop in Alabama’s epic 21-17 win. Last season, he had four tackles as a starter for injured Vinnie Sunseri and recovered J.C. Copeland’s fumble at the 1-yard line the first quarter of a 38-17 Tide victory.Now Collins is returning to Baton Rouge hungry to remain unbeaten against LSU.“I don’t want to hear anything about what happens this year, what happened that year,” Collins said. “No. I beat ya’ll four, five years.”Nice try, Landon, but everyone believes he’ll enter the 2015 NFL draft. So this should be the last time Collins faces the Tigers.Les Miles made a point in his Monday press conference to identify Collins as a “Louisiana native” when everyone in the boot knows he is. Collins is from New Orleans.“Landon Collins, Louisiana native, is having a great year, making plays, and again, very, very talented guy and playing very, very well in the secondary,” Miles saidLes is laying it on a little thick there, but his players sure aren’t smothering praise all over Collins.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.“My best friend on the team, (LSU sophomore cornerback) Dwayne Thomas, he was like, ‘Man, they’re saying all types of stuff about how they’re going to knock you out,’” said Collins, who is a Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist. “I can’t wait to play those guys.”Collins remembers the excitement of attending LSU night games as a recruit. As he recalls, the fans were “calmer” for day games.“At night time, it’s straight LSU,” Collins said. “There’s nothing else to do. What are you going to do at 10 o’clock at night, you know? The fans just change. It’s different.”Collins said he knows most of LSU’s skilled players on offense and defense. One of those guys, third-year sophomore Travin Dural of Breaux Bridge, La., caught a 6-yard touchdown pass on Collins last year.So will there be some on-field chatter Saturday night?“I doubt it,” Collins said. “I don’t think the wide receivers want to chat with me.”Collins is second on the team in tackles with 54 and first in interceptions with two but he did give up the game-winning touchdown pass in Alabama’s lone loss this season at Ole Miss.“The bunch (formation) plays have really given Landon Collins problems in this game,” said CBS color commentator Gary Danielson after Jaylen Walton’s 10-yard touchdown catch over Collins that put the Rebels up 23-17 with two minutes, 54 seconds left in the game.Bo Wallace threw three touchdowns in the second half of that upset victory. The Tide have surrendered just three receiving touchdowns total in its last three games since that loss. Not sure how much Anthony Jennings will test the Alabama secondary since he’s only thrown for 372 yards in his last three games.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT7_DnFtJZc&w=560&h=315%5DThe only true trepidation Collins expressed Monday was on having to possibly tackle his youth league teammate – LSU freshman sensation Leonard Fournette – for the first time ever.Collins said the two played together in New Orleans. At some point Saturday, Collins will probably get a chance to take down Fournette in the open field.Good luck with that.“He’s a big back and he runs strong,” Collins said. “He runs hard. He can run with a lot of confidence and he’s been getting better each week.”Collins let it be known that back in the day, he was not only a better running back than Fournette, but that Fournette wanted his No. 5 number. Collins was the first player in Louisiana to earn Class 5A all-state honors on offense and defense as he was a first-team running back and safety.“The better running back at the time, I would say myself,” Collins said. “He still had a lot of growing up to do and he was younger than me so definitely me.”@SECNetwork#SECvs Landon Collins %26 Leonard Fournette, can’t beat childhood friends going against each other in a heated rivalry #BAMAvsLSU— Care (@9Sweet_Caroline) November 6, 2014Oh yeah, Collins is feeling good right now.If Alabama beats LSU a fourth straight time Saturday, Collins will return to Louisiana with that big smile and bragging rights much to the dismay of those who wanted him to chose the Tigers over the Tide.“All of us got bashed for coming to Alabama, especially from the arch rivals,” said Collins about the Louisiana natives playing for Tide who includes starting freshman left tackle Cam Robinson of Monroe. “We’re just ready to show them why we’re on this team.”last_img read more

Alabama notes: Playoff opponent doesn’t matter for Tide

first_imgTUSCALOOSA – Alabama players wanted to bask in the SEC Championship Game victory and not worry about the playoffs Saturday night.They were still tired Sunday and looked forward to the week off.However, they were confident that they’ll be ready for the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl to begin the their four-team playoff.“It doesn’t matter who we play,” offensive tackle Austin Shepherd said. “If we play Alabama football, we can beat anybody in the nation. We just have to play to our standard, and we will be fine.”Top-seeded Alabama found out Sunday that it faces No. 4 Ohio State in one the of the semifinals.No. 2 Oregon and No. 4 Florida State face off in the Rose Bowl for the other semifinal.“We’ll prepare for it,” safety Landon Collins said. “The team we play will have the same mentality as we do, so we have to be ready.”The winners move on to the national championship game on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas.“If we play the Alabama way we can give anybody a run,” quarterback Blake Sims said. “Whoever is next on the schedule is, I’m ready to play.” ■ Offensive notes: Alabama ended the regular season with a flurry of offense with 504 total yards and 42 points against Missouri. Here are other points of interest out of the SEC Championship Game.The 28 first downs, 76 plays, 23 completions, four rushing touchdowns and points scored were all conference game highs for the Crimson Tide.Sims set the Alabama SEC title game record for total offense with 281 yards. He threw for 262 and rushed for 19.Junior wide receiver Amari Cooper gained 1,679 total yards this season, which is eighth-best in Alabama single-season history. His 3,443 career yards ranks 10th in Crimson Tide history.Running back Derrick Henry was used off the bench, but had a career day with 141 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. The yardage was his best effort and the carries and touchdowns tied his previous bests.Christion Jones claimed the kickoff return average record for the SEC title game at 28.3 on three returns. He topped a 27.5 average on two returns by Peerless Price of Tennessee in 1998. ■ Defensive notes: Sophomore defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson had a career game against Missouri. He had nine tackles and three for a loss of yardage. Both were his best-ever numbers.Junior safety Landon Collins had seven tackles in the game. He has had seven or more tackles in 10 of the last 14 games. ■ Special company: Alabama has won five SEC Championship Games and earned five individual MVP awards, now that Sims claimed the latest trophy.The other winners were defensive back Antonio Langham (1992), receiver Freddie Milons (1999), quarterback Greg McElroy (2009) and running back Eddie Lacy (2012). ■ Former player update: Former Alabama offensive lineman Chad Lindsay transferred to Ohio State last offseason. He’s no longer with the team due to injuries, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Sunday.“He’s given up football,” Meyer said. “He’s finishing up his schooling this semester or this month.”last_img read more

Civil War Cookies

first_img My alone time is for everyone’s safety Mingjai Recommended Posts Share this post Civil War Cookies 132 5,747 posts 950 132 Members pianoknight Posted January 14, 2014 132 5 Location:The land of beer and cheese Location:Lee’s Summit, Missouri Link to post So we had Civil War cookies at work yesterday as a fun little treat prior to the Oregon-Oregon State game.Personally, I think a lot of people are rooting for the BEVS. To put some perspective on this, these cookies weren’t home-made. They were professionally catered and served to over 400 employees. SportsLogos.Net All Activity pianoknight By pianoknight, November 27, 2013 in Sports Logo News Sports Logos 0 1,450 ridenlow71 BrianLion Followers 0 28 vman Followers 0 837 Members 2,975 Share on other sites Link to post Civil War Cookies 837 2,551 posts Link to post 1,450 Am I the only one who opened this thread expecting to see something like this?Yup, that’s exactly what I was expecting. Thanks for not disappointing me, since the OP definitely did. Sports Logos 18 Share on other sites Members Link to post oregon 2,568 posts 2,511 posts vman Location:Pennsylvania KCScout76 This gray cookie tastes like slavery! This topic is now closed to further replies. Sports Logo News Location:Eugene, OR 2,975 950 0 Share this post 562 posts Posted November 28, 2013 Location:St. Paul | Chicago Go To Topic Listing 28 Posted January 15, 2014 Share on other sites KCScout76 7,012 posts Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share on other sites 1,450 ducks Share on other sites 0 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post 18 Link to post 0 Members Sports Logo News ridenlow71 837 Jungle Jim All Activity Share on other sites Am I the only one who opened this thread expecting to see something like this? Forums Home Link to post Share this post 1 Share this post Posted November 28, 2013 Members 28 beavers 18 Members Mingjai The blue and the gray, that’s what I thought as well. Still, the cookies look yummy! Can I have one? 570 posts SportsLogos.Net This gray cookie tastes like slavery! Bwhahaha 0 Share this post Posted November 28, 2013 BrianLion 2,975 Sign in to follow this   Jungle Jim 950 Members Posted January 14, 2014 Or something along these lines: Posted November 27, 2013 Forums Home Civil War Cookieslast_img read more

Double of Grand Prix wins for Irish pair Hanley and Bourns in The Netherlands

first_img Irish horses and riders were in excellent form yesterday (Wednesday) at the Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, when winning both of the Grand Prix competitions on offer.Mayo’s Cameron Hanley partnered his own 8-year-old mare Shuttle to victory in the 1m45 two-star Grand Prix. Fourteen of the 68 starters made it through to the jump-off, where Hanley completed a double clear performance and crossed the line in 41.64 seconds to take the top prize of over €8,000. America’s Laura Kraut finished as runner-up with Berdenn de Kergane in 42.31, while Albert Zoer (NED) finished third with Florian in 43,14.Grand Prix winners Andrew Bourns and Sea Topblue (ISH) pictured with Andrew’s father Richard and Bourns Sport Horses manager Lisa O’SullivanThe CSI1* Grand Prix also saw a win for an Irish rider with an Irish Sport Horse. Galway’s Andrew Bourns and Sea Topblue (ISH) were making their first appearance together as a pairing, with the 8-year-old gelding having been previously ridden to much success by Jenny Rankin for the Bourns Sport Horses team. A 12-horse jump-off saw Andrew Bourns and Sea Topblue (ISH) cross the line almost half a second ahead of Swiss runner-up Florence Schwizer-Seydoux with Starlette de Maillet.BREEDINGSea Topblue (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Chacco Blue (MECKL) out of Sea Top Lady (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN). Bred by James & John Meade, Co. Clare. Owner: Deirdre Bourns. 23 May 2019, 14:16 Home  »  General  »  Double of Grand Prix wins for Irish pair Hanley and Bourns in The Netherlands Double of Grand Prix wins for Irish pair Hanley and Bourns in The Netherlands Tags:last_img read more

Playmakers emerging just in time for Ravens’ final push

first_imgBALTIMORE — No words do justice to the finish of the Ravens’ thrilling 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. Five lead changes and 36 points scored in the final 125 seconds of play? You just had to see it to believe it. But more importantly for the Ravens, the furious sequence that concluded with quarterback Joe Flacco throwing a 9-yard dart to rookie Marlon Brown in the back of the end zone with four seconds remaining resulted in Baltimore saving its season — at least for now. The action resembled an epic heavyweight fight with haymakers thrown back and forth in the final round, but the miraculous feel to the win conjured up visions of Jacoby Jones’ game-tying 70-yard touchdown catch against Denver in the divisional round last January. “I think this is probably crazier,” Flacco said. “That one was probably a little more exciting, just because of what was on the line. But when you look at this, similar things were on the line, just not at the same time of year.”With three games remaining against first-place teams — two of them on the road — the Ravens couldn’t afford a loss to the underwhelming Vikings, who were the better team for much of the afternoon in wintry conditions that brought play to a crawl at different points in the game. Sunday’s contest wasn’t as much of a “must win” as it was “you better win” against a team without a road victory all season.Some of the Ravens’ biggest deficiencies plagued them again as the offense generated very little through the first 55 minutes of the game beyond a first-quarter touchdown aided by a questionable fumble call. The defense performed reasonably well until another fourth-quarter wilting in which it gave up 20 points, a theme far too common for an otherwise above-average unit.The running game improved in the second half as Ray Rice found solid running room to collect 67 yards on 17 carries, but the unit also failed in several short-yardage situations as it has for most of the year. By now, the Ravens’ biggest flaws are unlikely to be fixed with only three games remaining in the regular season. However, they maintained their grip on the No. 6 spot in the AFC playoff race and the recent emergence of Flacco and Jones coupled with Sunday’s return of tight end Dennis Pitta could just be what the Ravens need to advance to the postseason for the sixth consecutive season.To be fair, Flacco played poorly for much of the game completing just 21 of 40 passes for a touchdown and three interceptions while collecting only 154 yards until the final two drives. His receivers didn’t help much as several drops contributed to drives stalling and the Ravens punting for much of the afternoon. But the sixth-year quarterback was on point when it mattered, going 7-for-10 for 91 yards and two touchdowns the final two times the Baltimore offense touched the ball. His strong finish followed two of his best performances of the season against New York and Pittsburgh as it appears Flacco might be getting hot at the perfect time after persevering through several factors working against him all season. On Sunday, he completed his 18th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime and his third of the season.“I see a lot of calluses on his character,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Joe is our guy, and to me, that’s all you really need to say.”For the first time this season, Flacco was able to lean on Pitta, who completed a remarkable comeback from a devastating hip injury suffered just over four months ago in the first week of training camp. The Ravens have missed his presence in the middle of the field and inside the red zone as he was expected to fill an even larger role this season with the departure of veteran slot receiver Anquan Boldin. It was Pitta’s 1-yard touchdown catch on fourth-and-goal with 2:05 remaining that put the Ravens back in front and triggered the frenzy of back-and-forth scoring. He looked rusty early, failing to make a couple catches that he’d normally rein in, but his presence was felt down the stretch as he finished the game with six catches for 48 yards and drew a questionable pass interference call on the final drive that set up the Ravens inside the Minnesota 30. Two plays later, Pitta made an 18-yard reception to bring the Ravens to the 9 before Brown capped off his strong seven-catch, 92-yard performance with the game-winning touchdown catch. Welcome back, indeed, to the Ravens tight end. “I remember when I got injured, I didn’t know if I was even going to play football again,” Pitta said. “Being able to stand here and talk about a victory and being a part of that is special for me. And just being a part of this team and being able to fight the way we did today is pretty remarkable.”Jones provided the big-play ability for the third straight game as his 77-yard kickoff return allowed the Ravens to regain the lead with 1:16 left and showed once again how much of a home-run hitter he can be for a team that’s lacked offensive firepower for much of the season. His Week 1 knee injury and the lackluster performance that followed an extended layoff now appear to be distant memories. Just as he showed all last season, Jones is entering the zone where he appears to be a threat to take it the distance every time he touches the football. “I finally got back there, and so the chemistry with my guys that are blocking for me, we’ve got that chemistry going,” Jones said. “And health — I’m feeling good again. I’m feeling like the old [No.] 12.”Only time will tell how significant the Ravens’ win over the Vikings was on Sunday. For now, it will simply go down as one of the most exciting games in franchise history as five touchdowns were scored in the final 125 seconds of a game for the first time in the 1970 NFL merger era. But the timing of Pitta’s return to go along with Flacco’s late-game heroics and Jones’ return ability will be needed even more over the season’s final three weeks. The Ravens still haven’t played a complete game, but they have flashed encouraging signs over a three-game homestand that pushed them over the .500 mark for the first time since early October.“We’re starting to get healthier,” Flacco said. “We’re starting to put it together as a team. We just need to start putting it together for a full 60 minutes and see where it takes us.”They barely put it together enough to pull off a miraculous win Sunday to save their season.The Ravens can only hope to build from there.last_img read more

Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in doubt

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr’s camp claim the American’s planned super fight with Manny Pacquiao is now “in jeopardy”.Mayweather and the Filipino star were close to agreeing a 13 March meeting.But the American’s camp say they have been told by Pacquiao’s promoters that he will not agree to blood-testing in the 30 days prior to the fight.“He, Pacquiao, would only agree to have blood drawn before the kick-off press conference and after the fight,” said Mayweather associate Richard Schaefer.“It is unfortunate to hear this from Manny Pacquiao’s representatives, particularly since, as of today, both parties had worked out all other issues related to this fight.”Unbeaten Mayweather’s management want both men – regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world – to submit to blood-testing prior to the bout, to ensure both men are clean. Schaefer, who is chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions, added: “Todd (DuBoef, president of Pacquiao’s promoters Top Rank) told me that Pacquiao has difficulty with taking blood and doesn’t want to do it so close to the fight.”Mayweather, 32, urged 31-year-old Pacquiao to agree to the blood testing.“I understand Pacquiao not liking having his blood taken, because frankly I don’t know anyone who really does,” said Mayweather.“But in a fight of this magnitude, I think it is our responsibility to subject ourselves to sportsmanship at the highest level.”The welterweight fight, which would be the richest of all time, had widely been expected to be formalised this week, with an official announcement on 6 January. It was expected to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.The Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the NBA’s Lakers was also touted as a possible venue and representatives of the New Orleans Superdome were also said to be interested in hosting arguably the biggest fight since the turn of the century.Filipino Pacquiao became a five-weight world champion following his WBO welterweight title win over Miguel Cotto in November, while Las Vegas-based Mayweather returned from a 21-month retirement to beat Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in September.Source: BBClast_img read more

Ghana to play Togo in Austria

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has confirmed an international friendly with Togo in Austria on February 9, 2011.The Vice President of the Association, Fred Pappoe told Asempa Sports morning show that this is one of the few international friendlies lined up for the Black Stars to prepare for their qualifying campaign to the 2013 African Cup of Nations and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.This is the Black Stars first international friendly game in the year and is expected to play their second friendly match at Wembley on March 29 with England. The Black Stars are expected to take on South Korea in Seoul for another friendly in June.According to Mr. Pappoe, the association has planned that all the friendlies come off as scheduled.Story by Benedict Owusu/Asempa Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

The Men in Black are back in ‘Men in Black: International’ trailer

first_imgL-R: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth; Giles Keyte/© 2018 CTMG(NEW YORK) — The Men in Black are back — this time in London — in the first trailer for Men in Black: International.Thor: Ragranrok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite for the sequel-ish reboot that has Thompson’s character tracking down MiB headquarters and talking herself into the black suit and shades.  She’s partnered with Hemsworth’s Agent H — yes, we see what you did there — who’s apparently legendary even if he does appear at first to be a bit of a tool.There’s no real clue concerning what the big bad is this time, only that it’s threatening the planet, of course.  Time to cue the zap guns, tricked-out black sedans, neuralizers, and everybody’s friendly aliens, the worms.Emma Thompson’s also back as MiB head O, while Liam Neeson plays the agent who apparently was once Hemsworth’s partner but who now also appears to be running things at O’s side.There’s even a glimpse of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ Agents J and K, courtesy of a painting of them fighting the giant cockroach from Men in Black.  Next to that is a painting of Neeson and Hemsworth fighting a big, scary something in Paris, so clearly they’re meant to be Europe’s answer to J and K.If you’re wondering why we need a reboot?  The three Men in Black films — released in 1997, 2002 and 2012 — have together grossed well over a billion dollars globally.  So there you go.Men in Black: International, directed by Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray, debuts June 14, 2019.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Weekly IMCA racing Fridays at Clay County Fair Speedway in 2015

first_imgSPENCER, Iowa – The Clay County Fair is pleased to announce IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing each Friday night beginning May 15 at the Clay County Fair Speedway throughout the 2015 season. “This is a tremendous opportunity to fully utilize the Speedway,” said CCF Manager Jeremy Par­sons. “Going from five races in 2014 to 14 races in 2015 will be a great benefit to not only the Speed­way, but also to all of Spencer.”
According to an independent economic study completed earlier this year, five nights of IMCA rac­ing in 2013 brought nearly $77,000 in direct spending by out-of-county drivers to Spencer.“That number will obviously exceed $200,000 by tripling the amount of race dates,” said Parsons. Races will be held each Friday night May 15 through July 31; August 21; and the final race at the county fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16.Featured divisions each Friday night at the Clay County Fair Speedway will include IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “It’s not only our responsibility but our members expect us to sanction the best facilities available,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. “We have sanctioned Spencer on Thursday nights in the past. The shift of race nights will provide the best facility available for our members to compete at over the course of the weekend.” The reconstructed 3/8-mile clay track on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer known as the Clay County Fair Speedway made its debut in 2007. The track offers increased corner banking to adjust for the higher speeds of auto racing and a state-of-the-art lighting system to make the races more visible for both drivers and fans. For more information or questions call the Clay County Fair office at 712 262-4740 or visit www.CCFSpeedway.com. Follow @ClayCountyFair on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/WorldsGreatestCountyFair to learn more information about the 2015 race season at the Clay County Fair Speedway as it becomes available. The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) is the largest and longest running sanction­ing body in auto racing. They continue their mission of affordable, entertaining and competitive auto racing as a sanctioning body, and are committed to establishing and enforcing fair and con­sistent rules that will strengthen and promote the racing industry.last_img read more

New Mexico Bowl ends sponsorship agreement with film company that apparently does not exist

first_imgESPN and the New Mexico Bowl severed ties with a new sponsor for the 2019 bowl game just weeks after agreeing to a multiyear contract.Film production company DreamHouse partnered with the New Mexico Bowl on Oct. 1, inking a four-year deal with ESPN for naming rights to the bowl game. The questioned legitimacy of DreamHouse and its company leadership, however, led to termination of the agreement on Thursday. “We notified DreamHouse today that we have terminated its title sponsorship agreement with the New Mexico Bowl,” ESPN Events spokeswoman Anna Negron. “We remain focused on ensuring a quality experience for fans.”WEEK 9 PRIMER: Heisman Watch, upset picks, predictions and moreThe statement did not elaborate on a reason for the termination.At the time of the sponsorship announcement, ESPN said DreamHouse had a 25,000-square-foot office in Albuquerque, though its company website does not list a phone number, address or show images of the office.“I think you know what the film industry is doing for our state,” New Mexico Bowl executive director Jeff Siembieda said during the sponsorship announcement. “It’s a hub for our economy and DreamHouse is a big part of that. This partnership is right.”DreamHouse was registered with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office earlier this year, according to the Albuquerque Journal. However, its CEO, Eric Martinez, reportedly does not have a business license in Albuquerque, which is the apparent location of the office. And the Albuquerque Journal report noted DreamHouse’s address is “listed as a residence.”The problem is, it appears, that DreamHouse is not yet up and running at all. Although there is a DreamHouse Post Production LLC registered with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office and Martinez is listed as its CEO and registered agent, there is not a business license registered with the city of Albuquerque.ESPN Events had said DreamHouse had a post-production studio at the Aperture Center at Mesa del Sol. More specifically, Martinez said in a recent television interview that it was located next to the Netflix production hub at Mesa del Sol. Asked about DreamHouse at the Netflix gate this week, a security guard there said he didn’t know of the firm, adding, “That’s a new one to me.”Martinez, meanwhile, has faced “multiple judgments for unpaid debts,” according to the Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque’s KOB4 4 News also reported Martinez pleaded guilty to domestic violence in 2017.Enchantment Sports, which first raised questions about DreamHouse’s legitimacy, described Martinez as a “shameless self-promoter who bills himself as a millionaire and one of the top actors, entertainers and directors in New Mexico.” Martinez is a known figure in New Mexico for his work in the film and television scene.The bowl game is still scheduled to be played Dec. 21 at Albuquerque’s Dreamstyle Stadium, which is not affiliated with DreamHouse. The New Mexico Bowl dates back to 2006 and currently has tie-ins with the Mountain West and Conference USA. From 2011 to 2017, it was sponsored by clothing manufacturer Gildan.According to DreamHouse’s web site, the company was founded in 2018 and is set for a grand opening in 2020. As for now, the game will remain without a sponsor.New Mexico Bowl’s sponsorship agreement with DreamHouse went from a dream to a nightmare.last_img read more