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Pressure makes some college football coaches do the craziest things. Fake NCAA Jerseys .It makes them scream at officials or give their assistants ass-chewings in front of millions of people. It causes them to rotate three quarterbacks in one game or go for a two-point conversion after every touchdown.In one incident this past weekend, the pressure might even have caused one FBS coach to inadvertently like a tweet that suggested he should fire his current defensive coordinator. Notre Dames Brian Kelly told reporters that a staff member who manages his Twitter account mistakenly liked a fans tweet suggestion that he fire embattled defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.I have a number of people that manage my Twitter account, Kelly said during a Sunday teleconference. Just obviously, going through it, somebody unfortunately made a mistake as they were scrolling through, inadvertently hit it, and just a mistake, an unfortunate mistake that was made by one of my staff members.VanGorder is under intense scrutiny after the Fighting Irishs 1-2 start. The Irish currently rank near the bottom among 128 FBS teams in nearly every defensive statistic. Theyre 99th in run defense (198.7 yards), 102nd in total defense (439.3 yards), 103rd in pass-efficiency defense (145.38 rating) and tied for 94th in scoring defense (32 points per game).After losing 36-28 to Michigan State on Saturday, the Fighting Irish are among the 10 teams that were axed from consideration for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff by The Eliminator. Through three weeks of the 2016 season, The Eliminator has eliminated 66 teams from playoff consideration, which is more than half the 128-team FBS field.Heres where FBS stands after Week 3:Jump to sections: Whos in??| Still in contention | On the fence | Better luck next season | Previously eliminatedWhos in?During another unpredictable weekend, we saw seven ranked teams lose, including No. 2 Florida State, which fell 63-20 at Louisville. As a result, the Cardinals are replacing the Seminoles as the No. 3 seed in our four-team CFP field. No. 1 seed Alabama had to rally from a 21-point deficit to win 48-43 at Ole Miss. Ohio State moves up to the No. 2 seed after winning 45-24 at Oklahoma, and Michigan joins the field as the No. 4 seed after beating Colorado 45-28 at the Big House. For now, Clemson, Houston and Stanford are on the outside looking in, but were only one-quarter of the way through the season.Still in contentionAlabama Crimson TideTrending: UPNotre Dames Brian Kelly wasnt the only one who had Twitter problems this week. Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, prematurely tweeted about the Crimson Tides demise, a tweet that has since been deleted. After Alabama fell behind Ole Miss 24-3, Harrison tweeted: Why is it so enjoyable to watch Saban lose? Looks like new blood in college football. There goes any chance of getting Lane Kiffin on the show.Arkansas RazorbacksTrending: EVENIf Texas A&M beats Arkansas in overtime for the third straight time on Saturday at Jerry World, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin might want to skip the postgame handshake. Hogs coach Bret Bielema joked this summer that Sumlin told him he didnt know what to say after last seasons 28-21 win in overtime. Bielemas response: Dont say anything. I might punch you.Baylor BearsTrending: EVENWho screwed up Baylors schedule? Someone managed to squeeze a legitimate opponent, Oklahoma State, into the first six games. The Bears feasted on FCS foe Northwestern State, SMU and Rice, and after hosting the Pokes, theyll play Iowa State and Kansas.Clemson TigersTrending: EVENThe Tigers play at Georgia Tech on Thursday, nearly two years after quarterback Deshaun Watson injured his left knee in the first quarter of a 28-6 loss to the Yellow Jackets. I dont have to remind Clemson fans what happened next.Florida GatorsTrending: EVENUnlike ESPNs George Whitfield, Im not much of a quarterback guru. So I can only assume that it isnt a good sign that two SEC teams are starting quarterbacks who couldnt keep the starting job at Purdue. After losing Luke Del Rio to a knee injury, the Gators are expected to start graduate transfer Austin Appleby?on Saturday at Tennessee. Former Purdue quarterback Danny Etling is starting for LSU.Georgia BulldogsTrending: EVENDid you see the video of the excited Georgia fan who ran through his house throwing things after freshman quarterback Jacob Eason threw the game-winning touchdown on fourth down with 1:31 left to win 28-27 at Missouri? He was having fun until he smashed into a door. Its kind of how Nick Chubb looks running behind UGAs offensive line.Houston CougarsTrending: UPHoustons goal between now and a Nov. 17 showdown against No. 3 Louisville? Stay healthy. According to ESPNs Football Power Index, the Cougars have a 70.5 percent or better chance of winning each of their next seven games. But FPI gives Houston only a 20.6 percent chance of upsetting the Cardinals.Louisville CardinalsTrending: UPNo, we still dont have to like Louisvilles Bobby Petrino. But after the Cardinals crushed then-No. 2 Florida State 63-20 on Saturday, we have to admit that the guy can flat-out coach. FPI gives Louisville the best chance (27 percent) among FBS teams of entering its bowl game undefeated.Miami HurricanesTrending: UPAfter a 3-0 start, the Hurricanes get a week off before playing at Georgia Tech on Oct. 1. The Yellow Jackets better hope first-year coach Mark Richt left his game plan for beating them back in Athens, Georgia.Michigan WolverinesTrending: EVENMichigan do-everything junior Jabrill Peppers has emerged as a legitimate Heisman Trophy contender after totaling nine tackles, one sack, 3.5 tackles for loss, 208 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the Wolverines 45-28 win over Colorado. At least Tennessee fans wont have to worry about Peppers stealing the Heisman from their quarterback this year.Michigan State SpartansTrending: UPThe Spartans are a gamblers dream. Michigan State closed as a 7-point underdog at Notre Dame on Saturday and won the game 36-28. It was the third time in the past two seasons that MSU won as an underdog of seven or more points. Since 2013, the Spartans are 7-3 in their past 10 games as underdogs.Nebraska CornhuskersTrending: UPStick this nugget in the I told you so file (which isnt very thick): Nebraska is going to be 7-0 going into its Oct. 29 trip to No. 11 Wisconsin. After beating No. 22 Oregon 35-32 at home, the Cornhuskers play Northwestern (road), Illinois (home), Indiana (road) and Purdue (home) in the next four games.Ohio State BuckeyesTrending: UPAfter dismantling Oklahoma 45-24 on Saturday, the Buckeyes are 19-0 on the road under coach Urban Meyer. Its the second-longest such winning streak to start a tenure in college football history. Yales Walter Camp won 25 straight road games from 1888-92, according to ESPN Stats & Information.Stanford CardinalTrending: UPThe Cardinal look like the team to beat in the Pac-12 North, but they will have to survive consecutive road trips to UCLA on Saturday and No. 9 Washington on Sept. 30 to stay on top.Texas A&M AggiesTrending: UPAfter beating Auburn 29-16 on the road on Saturday, the Aggies are 3-0 for the third straight season. Each of the past two seasons, they went 5-5 the rest of the way.Tennessee VolunteersTrending: DOWNHeres how long it has been since Tennessee beat Florida: Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House, and man hadnt walked on the moon. OK, Im exaggerating. It has been only 4,385 days (or 12 years and two days) since the Volunteers beat the Gators, but whos counting?Washington HuskiesTrending: UPWelcome to the 2016 season, Huskies. After playing Rutgers, Idaho and FCS foe Portland State, Washington hits the road this week at Arizona. Then the Huskies host No. 7 Stanford and play at Oregon. Well finally start to figure out if theyre legit.Wisconsin BadgersTrending: DOWNThis isnt a good time for Wisconsin to have a quarterback controversy. After narrowly defeating Georgia State 23-17, the Badgers play their next five games against five of the Big Tens best: No. 8 Michigan State (road), No. 4 Michigan (road), No. 2 Ohio State (home), Iowa (road) and No. 20 Nebraska (home).On the fenceAir Force FalconsTrending: UPWho said fullbacks dont matter anymore? The Falcons are 13-1 over the past three seasons when their fullbacks combine for 100 or more rushing yards.Arizona WildcatsTrending: UPWere about to find out if Arizona is even a bowl team. After beating Hawaii 47-28, here are the Wildcats next five games: No. 9 Washington (home), UCLA (road), No. 24 Utah (road), USC (home) and No. 7 Stanford (home). Ouch.Arizona State Sun DevilsTrending: DOWNThe Sun Devils were lucky to escape San Antonio with a 32-28 win over UTSA. If you didnt notice, thats fewer than half as many points as Arizona State scored against Texas Tech a week earlier.Army Black KnightsTrending: UPThe Black Knights are The Eliminators Team of the Week after they blasted UTEP 66-14 on the road Saturday, less than a week after Army cornerback Brandon Jackson was killed in a car wreck. Armys coaches and players attended his funeral Monday in Queens, New York.Auburn TigersTrending: DOWNMaybe the Tigers should try playing without a quarterback? Its worth a shot.Boise State BroncosTrending: EVENWho doesnt think Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson dreams of having undefeated Boise State and San Diego State play in the MWC championship game? The Broncos had a week off after beating Washington State 31-28 on Sept. 10. Theyll try to go 2-0 against the Pac-12 North on Saturday at Oregon State.Central Michigan ChippewasTrending: UPThe Chippewas will have a chance to knock off two Power 5 teams this season -- yeah, were still counting the Oklahoma State win -- when they play Saturday at Virginia.Cincinnati BearcatsTrending: DOWNHouston just ran back another pick-six.Colorado BuffaloesTrending: UPThe Buffaloes are probably wondering what might have happened if quarterback Sefo Liufau?hadnt injured his ankle after throwing his third touchdown early in the third quarter of a 45-28 loss at Michigan. Either way, the Buffaloes are definitely headed in the right direction.East Carolina PiratesTrending: DOWNThe Pirates fell 20-15 on Saturday at South Carolina. The good news: They get to play another ACC team this week.Florida State SeminolesTrending: DOWNThe Seminoles are more than capable of pulling things back together and winning the rest of their games. However, after what we saw from them at Louisville, theyre also more than capable of losing Saturday at South Florida.Georgia Southern EaglesTrending: UPCongrats, Eagles. Youre the lone survivor from the Sun Belt Conference. Will you still be here after Saturdays trip to Western Michigan?Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsTrending: UPKeep an eye on Georgia Techs home game against Clemson on Thursday. The Tigers have lost their past five games in Atlanta and havent won there since 2003. Unranked Tech teams upset ranked Clemson squads three times in that stretch, including a 31-17 win over the No. 5 Tigers in 2011.Indiana HoosiersTrending: EVENThe Hoosiers had an extra week to prepare for their nonconference finale against Wake Forest. No, this isnt basketball.Iowa HawkeyesTrending: DOWNI could tell you how much Iowa paid Kirk Ferentz to lose to North Dakota State 23-21 on Saturday. But if you really want to know, you can find it in about 1 million tweets.Kansas State WildcatsTrending: EVENThe Wildcats had an extra week to prepare after falling at Stanford in their opener, and they responded with a 63-7 win over Florida Atlantic. Theyll host another cupcake, FCS foe Missouri State, before starting Big 12 play.LSU TigersTrending: UPThe Tigers play at Auburn on Saturday, which might be the earliest Hot Seat Bowl in the modern era of the sport.Maryland TerrapinsTrending: UPSure, the Terrapins needed double overtime to beat UCF 30-24 on the road. But theyll have a chance to improve to 4-0 if they defeat Purdue on Oct. 1, which would be a nice start for first-year coach DJ Durkin.Memphis TigersTrending: EVENTake that, Big 12. After being snubbed in potential Big 12 expansion, the Tigers blew out Kansas 43-7 on Saturday. If only it had been a relegation game.Minnesota Golden GophersTrending: UPThe Gophers had a week off before Saturdays nonconference finale against Colorado State. They needed overtime to beat the Rams 23-20 on the road last season.Navy MidshipmenTrending: EVENNavy quarterback Will Worth is getting pretty good at late-game heroics. A week after scoring a late touchdown to beat Connecticut, he scored on a 1-yard touchdown with 2:57 left in a 21-14 win at Tulane.North Carolina Tar HeelsTrending: EVENHeels quarterback Mitch Trubisky set two school records in a 56-28 win over James Madison. He completed 18 passes in a row and has now thrown 156 consecutive passes without an interception.Oklahoma SoonersTrending: DOWNYes, the Sooners playoff chances are on life support, if not entirely flat-lined, after they fell to 1-2 with their loss to Ohio State. But, come on, somebody has to win the Big 12, right?Oklahoma State CowboysTrending: UPIt wont be the Big 12 if Oklahoma States controversial 30-27 loss to Central Michigan doesnt come into the equation at seasons end. If the Pokes can win at No. 16 Baylor on Saturday, it might become even more of a storyline.Ole Miss RebelsTrending: DOWNYes, Ole Miss is 1-2 after blowing at least 21-point leads in losses to Florida State and Alabama. But the Rebels have dropped only one SEC game and still have a chance to play in the SEC championship game, so well leave them in contention for now.Oregon DucksTrending: DOWNI dont have a calculator handy, but I think my math is correct. The Ducks lost at Nebraska 35-32. The Ducks went 1-for-5 on two-point conversion attempts, which means they left at least four points on the field (if they wouldve made four extra point attempts). If Oregon had kicked extra points after each of its five touchdowns, the game would have gone to overtime.Oregon State BeaversTrending: UPWelcome back to the win column. The Beavers ended a 10-game losing streak by beating FCS foe Idaho State 37-7 on Saturday. They host Boise State on Saturday.Penn State Nittany LionsTrending: EVENNo, the Nittany Lions didnt beat Pitt. But at least they didnt lose to Temple again.Pittsburgh PanthersTrending: DOWNFrom the Thought youd never see this file: Penn State and Oklahoma State combined for 84 points and 1,046 yards of offense against a Pat Narduzzi-coached defense the past two games.Rutgers Scarlet KnightsTrending: UPYes, I checked my notes again. The Scarlet Knights havent yet been eliminated. Give them credit for rallying back from a 21-0 deficit, even if it was against New Mexico.San Diego State AztecsTrending: UPThe Aztecs won 42-28 at Northern Illinois on Saturday for their 13th consecutive victory, which is the second-longest active winning streak in FBS, behind only Alabamas 15. Its San Diego States longest winning streak since it won 21 straight games under coach Don Coryell from 1968-70.South Carolina GamecocksTrending: UPAfter surprising East Carolina, South Carolina plays Saturday at Kentucky. If the Gamecocks win and then beat UMass on Oct. 22 and FCS foe Western Carolina on Nov. 19, theyll have to win only one other game to finish 6-6. That means Darius Rucker is playing for free in Columbia, South Carolina.South Florida BullsTrending: UPThe Bulls staged the second-biggest comeback in school history in last weeks 45-20 win at Syracuse. They trailed 17-0 in the first quarter, then scored 28 straight points in the second quarter en route to a 45-20 victory.TCU Horned FrogsTrending: EVENThe Horned Frogs bounced back with a 41-20 win over Iowa State, but it was costly. Top receiver and return specialist KaVontae Turpin suffered a knee injury, and it isnt yet known how long hell be sidelined.Texas LonghornsTrending: DOWNAfter allowing 507 yards of offense in a 50-43 loss at California, Texas coach Charlie Strong said hell use the week off to evaluate his coaching staff. Translation: Strong is probably going to be calling the defense from now on.Texas Tech Red RaidersTrending: EVENThe Red Raiders had 666 yards of offense and beat Louisiana Tech by only 14 points. Thats a sign of ... a really bad defense.Toledo RocketsTrending: UPOh, where have you gone, Pat Hill? The Rockets led Fresno State 24-0 at the half and 38-0 in the third quarter before rolling to a 52-17 victory. The Rockets beat their first three opponents by a combined score of 128-30.UCLA BruinsTrending: UPAfter getting run over in the first two games, UCLAs defense finally bowed up in a 17-14 win at BYU. The Cougars had only 23 rushing yards and 273 yards overall, 91 of which came on their final possession. UCLAs defense will have to play as well in Saturdays Pac-12 opener against Stanford.USC TrojansTrending: UPSee Ole Miss. I know its the longest of long shots, but even pigs can fly in Hollywood.Utah UtesTrending: EVENHonk if you sacked a San Jose State quarterback on Saturday. The Utes had 10 sacks and scored 17 points off three turnovers in a 34-17 win over the Spartans.Virginia Tech HokiesTrending: UPJuco transfer Jerod Evans tied a school record with five touchdown passes in a 49-0 win over Boston College, which had the No. 1 defense in FBS in 2015. It was the Hokies most lopsided win since they beat Maryland 55-6 in 2004.Wake Forest Demon DeaconsTrending: UPThe Demon Deacons matched their victory total from 2015 by improving to 3-0 after a 38-21 win over FCS foe Delaware. But quarterback Kendall Hinton will miss two to four weeks because of a sprained knee.Western Michigan BroncosTrending: UPIf the Broncos beat Northern Illinois on Oct. 8, were going to declare them Illinois state champs. Yes, Im including the Bears.West Virginia MountaineersTrending: EVENAfter getting a week off, the Mountaineers play BYU on Saturday at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. This isnt your daddys BYU. The Cougars rank 78th in passing with only two touchdown passes in three games, which is 12 fewer than what Texas Techs Patrick Mahomes has thrown.Better luck next seasonBoston College EaglesTrending: DOWNEagles coach Steve Addazio might be firmly on the hot seat after losing 49-0 at Virginia Tech on Saturday. It was the Eagles worst loss since a 54-0 defeat against Ole Miss on Oct. 7, 1950. BCs offense had six first downs, 80 passing yards and 44 rushing yards.Duke Blue DevilsTrending: DOWNDuke coach David Cutcliffe probably knew it was going to be a rebuilding year, but he has to feel good about freshman quarterback Daniel Jones. The Charlotte native threw 96 pass attempts with only two interceptions?the past two games.Illinois Fighting IlliniTrending: DOWNFirst-year Illinois coach Lovie Smith wants the Illini to be a more physical team. They ran for 3 yards on 15 carries in a 34-10 loss to Western Michigan. Obviously, Smith has a long way to go.Marshall Thundering HerdTrending: DOWNAkron walloped the Thundering Herd 65-38 on the road Saturday. Zips coach Terry Bowden has quietly done a fantastic job of building his team into a MAC East title contender, not that that makes Marshall feel any better.Missouri TigersTrending: DOWNThats right, Tigers. Georgia has the better football team and journalism school.Notre Dame Fighting IrishTrending: DOWNSure, the Fighting Irish might win the rest of their games and finish 10-2, which might be enough to earn a trip to a New Years Six bowl game. But without an opportunity to win a conference championship and with only two ranked teams left on the schedule (No. 7 Stanford and No. 15 Miami), Notre Dame wont be making the playoff.Southern Mississippi Golden EaglesTrending: DOWNDespite committing 15 penalties and turning the ball over three times against Troy on Saturday, Southern Miss had a chance to tie the game on the final play. But quarterback Nick Mullens pass into the end zone was knocked away, and the Trojans escaped with a 37-31 win.Syracuse OrangeTrending: DOWNThe Orange piled up 549 yards of offense, held the ball for nearly 38 minutes and somehow lost to South Florida by 25 points. Thats what 10 penalties and three turnovers will do.Texas State BobcatsTrending: DOWNAfter being routed 42-3 at Arkansas on Saturday, the Bobcats host No. 6 Houston this week in San Marcos. In the 2012 opener, Texas State stunned the Cougars 30-13 in its FBS debut. Texas State alumnus George Strait should have written a song about it.Vanderbilt CommodoresTrending: DOWNVanderbilt has been patient with third-year coach Derek Mason, but his teams offensive woes might be too much to overlook. The Commodores scored only one touchdown for the second time in three games in a 38-7 loss at Georgia Tech. Worse, Vandys defense was gashed for 511 yards.Previously eliminatedEliminated in Week 2: Akron Zips, Ball State Cardinals, BYU Cougars, California Bears, Connecticut Huskies, Eastern Michigan Eagles, Florida Atlantic Owls, Idaho Vandals, Kansas Jayhawks, Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Nevada Wolf Pack, New Mexico Lobos, NC State Wolfpack, Old Dominion Monarchs, Purdue Boilermakers, SMU Mustangs, South Alabama Jaguars, Texas San Antonio Roadrunners, Troy Trojans, Tulsa Golden Hurricane, UCF Knights, UNLV Rebels, Utah State Aggies, UTEP Miners, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Wyoming CowboysEliminated in Week 1: Appalachian State Mountaineers, Arkansas State Red Wolves, Bowling Green Falcons, Buffalo Bulls, Charlotte 49ers, Colorado State Rams, Florida International Golden Panthers, Fresno State Bulldogs, Georgia State Panthers, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Iowa State Cyclones, Kent State Golden Flashes, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Massachusetts Minutemen, Miami(Ohio)RedHawks, Mississippi State Bulldogs, New Mexico State Aggies, North Texas Mean Green, Northern Illinois Huskies, Northwestern Wildcats, Ohio Bobcats, Rice Owls, San Jose State Spartans, Temple Owls, Tulane Green Wave, Virginia Cavaliers, Washington State Cougars Fake MLB Jerseys . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Fake Baseball Jerseys .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. http://www.fakejersey.com/fake-nba-jerseys/ . Here are his mid-season NBA awards. MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level.Michael van Gerwen is the new leader of the Premier League and three players are facing a shoot-out for the last remaining play-off place. The world No 1 replaced Phil Taylor at the top of the table after an impressive 7-1 victory over James Wade on night 13 in Birmingham, which followed an opening defeat for The Power by Peter Wright.Van Gerwen assured his spot at the season-ending play-offs and Gary Anderson has virtually qualified in third place, but Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Wright are all scrapping for the final spot at The O2. MVG is MVP Michael van Gerwen only missed two darts at a double The Dutchman again underlined his status as the sports finest player after his ruthless win over Wade.He succeeded with seven out of nine darts at a double, while Wade was only afforded two darts at a finish, and wore a look of disbelief. MVG is back on top of the Premier League Speaking afterwards, Van Gerwen could not contain his delight about knocking Taylor off the summit, and the pair will renew their rivalry in Rotterdam on the closing night of the regular campaign.Nearly all Wright Peter Wright can still snatch fourth place in the table Snakebite admitted beforehand that he needed maximum points from his two matches to revive his play-off hopes and so nearly achieved this target.He only missed one double in a season-best 7-4 win over Taylor and then appeared to have Anderson on the rack when he had three darts at a double to move 6-5 up. Wright and Gary Anderson shared the points Wright would miss all three, allowing Anderson to pinch the leg, but the man with the multi-coloured mohican hit back to claim a 6-6 draw and could still squeeze into the last four. Play-off permutations James Wade can still qualify for the play-offs despite loss to Van Gerwen With just two matches remaining, Lewis, Wade and Wright will be keeping an eye on each others results as they try to snatch a place at The O2.Lewis needs only a point, but is facing daunting fixtures against his old mentor Taylor and defending champion Anderson. Remaining PL fixtures Adrian Lewis Night 14: Phil Taylor Night 15: Gary Anderson James Wade Night 14: Peter Wright Night 15 Robert Thornton Peter Wright Night 14: James Wade Night 15: R van Barneveld Wright and Wade meet next week and a win for either man could keep alive their play-off hopes ahead of the closing night of the regular campaign. Fake Jerseys From China. Barney a beaten man Raymond van Barneveld was forced to give up on his bid to reach The O2 There will be no late charge from Raymond van Barneveld, who cannot qualify for the top four after a frustrating 7-5 defeat to Anderson. Barney fired in a superb 132 checkout while opening a 5-4 lead, but five missed darts at a double opened the door for Anderson. Van Barneveld hits a bullseye check out against Anderson Yet again, the Dutchman had allowed a result to slip away, and last years semi-finalist will look back on this campaign with regret. Ando on the up Anderson is hoping to collect back-to-back titles Andersons title defence is set to continue into the play-off night after three points from his two matches all but assured his attendance in London.The reigning world champion has not produced a consistent high standard during the season which started late due to his illness. Anderson took good for Van Barneveld But he also finished third last year and comes alive on the big stage, beating Van Gerwen in last years final to land the trophy. Also See: Mighty MVG overtakes Taylor WATCH: Barneys brilliant 132 Premier League darts recap Prem Table ' ' '