Some college football fans can now get their Sonic burger with a side of school spirit.

Sonic Drive-In told USA Today that it will be putting out burgers with logos from schools including Oklahoma and Oklahoma State (the chain is based in the state), McNeese State University and University of Texas at San Antonio just in time for the start of college football season. The chain also has burgers with the New Orleans' Saints slogan "Who Dat."

The chain started the program with Louisiana-Lafayette last season and apparently received rave reviews.

According to USA Today, the stamps are made with tapioca starch and food coloring. They are stamped onto the burger shortly before it's served. The burgers come complete with names like "Sooner Brisket Cheeseburger" and "Cowboy Burger" and "Warhawk Burger".

"We're a gathering spot in many smaller communities," James O'Reilly, chief marketing officer at Sonic told the newspaper. "This will generate a lot of buzz."

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Ever wonder how to get kids to eat their carrots? Bolthouse Farms may have found a solution in a rap video starring Spurs big man Matt Bonner, which is a) totally convincing and b) so catchy it is still stuck in our heads.

Check it out below:

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Your move, Hidden Valley Ranch.

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Thanks to Starburst, Chris Thompson doesn't have to worry about forgetting to pick up some candy for his one-of-a-kind halftime ritual.

The Washington Redskins' rookie running back recently admitted that ever since high school, he's had a tradition of eating one Starburst before his games and putting one in his sock. At halftime he takes the candy out of his sock and chows down.

Don't worry, it's not as gross as it sounds.

"It tastes the same," Thompson says of his halftime snack. "Actually, it doesn’t get too wet, either, because I have it right by my ankle tape under my sock, so it’s not on my leg gettin’ all wet and nasty.”

When Starburst caught wind of Thompson's halftime ritual, the company made sure to reward him with a large supply of the candy. And, of course, some more socks.


The letter from Starburst reads as follows:

“We were so excited to hear about your gameday ritual with Starburst. It never crossed our minds to keep candy in our socks, but we just might have to reconsider...

We wanted to send you a stash of Starburst to keep your ritual going throughout your rookie season, as well as customized Starburst socks to help keep gamedays extra juicy! We know you’re a big fan of the red and yellow Starburst, but we included the whole pack so you could share your favorite candies with your new teammates.”

Thompson isn't the first Redskins player to be rewarded for his culinary taste. Last year Capri Sun sent tight end Niles Paul a box of drinks along with a customized straw after he revealed that his teammates had been stealing his juice boxes.

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With his NFL career behind him, Albert Haynesworth is investing in a new love: Burgers.

The former NFL player is opening a burger chain, BurgerFi, to Knoxville, where Haynesworth played during his college career.

"I'm a big guy so I eat a lot and I'm not going to just jump on some place because I know somebody," Haynesworth told the Knoxville News Sentinel. "But the food is unbelievable. It's the best burger I think I've ever had."

BurgerFi has locations in several states including Florida, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. Haynesworth, according to the report, hopes his restaurant in Knoxville will be the first of many BurgerFi franchises he can bring to the state of Tennessee.

Haynesworth's career ended in 2012, after a few years bouncing around from D.C. to New England to Tampa Bay. A neighbor introduced Haynesworth to BurgerFi's founder.

According to the News Sentinel report, Haynesworth will face some challenges from another burger entrepreneur looking to open up shop in the same neighborhood. Gyrene Burger is backed by Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan

BurgerFi, which is based in Florida, features what's supposed to be a healthier burger with more environmentally friendly materials.

Hopefully for Haynesworth, his investment won't leave him hungry.

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Because everything is better when there's ice cream involved, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant recently took some time after an appearance in Brooklyn to hand out sweet treats to attendees.

Durant posted this photo of his playing the role of ice cream man. As you can see, the truck was decked out with a "KDVI" design, which is the logo for Durant's newest shoe.

Jay Womack was at the event and filmed this video of Durant:

Let's hope the string of random ice cream truck appearances that we've seen this summer continues well into the future. Because ice cream is awesome.

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The Baltimore Ravens aren't the only ones who can celebrate a good practice with some sweet treats (though perhaps nothing will ever replace this reaction to when an ice cream truck rolled up). The Carolina Panthers enjoyed some shaved ice thanks to Steve Smith.



Just in case you missed it, here's the video of the Ravens when their ice cream truck came. They seem slightly more amped about it than the Panthers did.

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(h/t SI.com's Extra Mustard)

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Life ain't easy for NFL rookies.

In addition to adapting to the pros and going up against seasoned veterans, these guys have it tough in training camp. Some have to carry helmets, others have to submit themselves to cruel and unusual haircuts and some even have to pick up (and pay for) Chick-fil-A.

Baltimore Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk tweeted a photo this week of a bill for nearly $100 at Chick-fil-A. It includes six orders of 12-piece grilled chicken nuggets, 12 orders of 12-piece chicken nuggets, two orders of four-piece chicken strips and four large fries.

The total came out to $99.94, and as Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com speculates, this order is probably only for the seven running backs and fullbacks.


At least the Ravens' hazing had a delicious ending for Juszczyk. Other rookies have not been so lucky.

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Anthony Adams spent nine seasons in the NFL with the 49ers and Bears, but his real calling might be comedy and based on early returns, he is willing to give it a shot as a second career.

Last year, in the spirit of the Olympics, Adams produced a video to show himself trying his hand at gymnastics. With Adams being 6-0 and 310 pounds, the results were predictably comical, which was the point.

Then in March, Adams announced his retirement from the NFL with this hysterical video in which he makes himself the butt of the joke while also weaving White Castle into the story line. (Harold and Kumar would be proud.)

Now Adams continues his foray into comedic clips with a rap video called Slab City -- a spoof of Tyga's Rack City -- to profess his love of barbecue.

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As if adjusting to the NFL isn't hard enough, Dontari Poe has had to do that and give up one of his favorite foods.

Poe, who hails from Memphis, is a barbecue fanatic. So he must've been pretty happy when Kansas City, which has one of the country's finest barbecue scenes, picked him with the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

But after playing last season at 350 pounds, Poe wanted to slim down and boost his stamina. Upon reviewing his diet, he realized he would have to cut off all things barbecue. And it hurt.

“It might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been here,” Poe told the Kansas City Star.

The 22-year-old hasn't had a bite of barbecue since June and is 15-20 pounds slimmer. He reported to Chiefs camp at a trim 335 pounds. Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star writes that Poe has been showing signs of improvement at training camp and he's been "near-unblockable" over the past week.

Poe had a productive rookie season last year, starting all 16 games and recording 38 tackles. So if he can stay driven and improve on those numbers, he will become a force to be reckoned with.

And what does Poe eating that he's given up barbecue? Lots of protein.

“I eat a lot of eggs in the morning, eat a lot of protein, grilled chicken, grilled fish, stuff like that," Poe said. “I’m trying to cut out the beef and the pork and stay away from the fried foods. And stay away from the barbecue.”

In that case, it would be best for Poe if he doesn't check out this video from former NFL defensive tackle Anthony Adams. It's called Slab City, a spoof of Tyga's Rack City.

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