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Big Tentacles: Nebraska, Iowa, and oh yeah, Joe Paterno is old.

Big Tentacles: Nebraska, Iowa, and oh yeah, Joe Paterno is old.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 22, 2011

The Big Ten's idea of giving extra money to athletes is a bad idea. Because Drew Sharp said so. Shut up, Drew. (Detroit Free Press)  Supply and demand.  Nebraska supporters wanting to see the Huskers on the road for the team's first year in the Big Ten are going to find it hard to get tickets for the away games. (Big Red Today) Indiana will night game at home against Virginia on Sept. 10.Because there is nothing like mediocrity during prime time. (The Crimson Quarry)  'Round, 'round, get around, I get around. An Iowa Hawkeyes blogger round table. (Fight for Iowa) Cool Michigan-related licensee plate ideas.  Obviously, RICHROD and FORCIER aren't on the list. (Maize n Brew) See, I Told You So.Off Tackle Empire's Penn State Week finally got around to Joe Paterno being old comments. (Off Tackle Empire) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, Tyler Bray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, Tyler Bray, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 21, 2011

Giving back to the community. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban's foundation, Nick's Kids, is donating $50,000 to a group called Project Team Up which seeks to rebuild communities hit by the tornadoes that hit Alabama this spring. (al.com) Instant Karma. ChuckOliver.net's Chris Martin looks at the five Tennessee "Newcomers Who Need to Make Instant Impact." (ChuckOliver.net) The Comfort Zone. Meanwhile, Tennessee offensive coordinator says he's "comfortable" with the the development of the Vols' star quarterback, Tyler Bray. (Chattanooga Times-Free Press) Things Can Only Get Better. "Arkansas Counting On Best Days Being Ahead For (Bobby)Petrino, Razorback Football." Because Chris Bahn says so. Shut up, Chris. (Arkansas Sports 360) Definitely Maybe. South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier says that Stephen Garcia "will probably maybe be given another chance if he behaves himself the way he should.”  It sounds like Spurrier is giving Garcia a lot of rope there. (ChuckOliver.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Image of Michigan "retro" jersey is leaked to the media.

Image of Michigan "retro" jersey is leaked to the media.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 20, 2011

The image on the left shows what the Detroit Free Press claims is an Adidas prototype of the "retro" jersey the Michigan Wolverines will be wearing when they face Notre Dame in the first-ever night game held at Michigan Stadium. The Fighting Irish is reported to be equipped with helmets emblazoned with shamrocks. Conjecture by Matt Hinton is that the jersey is based on one by Michigan in the 19th century, which was apparently sleeveless with a long-sleeved striped shirt underneath. This modernized version has striped short sleeves, of course. This doesn't  completely eliminate the nightmare scenario that Adidas will combine this jersey with a maize and blue-striped long sleeved compression shirt. Be afraid, Wolverine Nation, be very afraid. (via Detroit Free Press, Dr. Saturday,  Rivals.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box pronounced dead in hospital.

Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box pronounced dead in hospital.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 19, 2011

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, coaches and teammates of Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box, who was pronounced dead in an Oklahoma City hospital after he was found unconscious earlier on Thursday. He has just been awarded his college degree last week. (via The Oklahoman) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Ron Zook, Pat Fitzgerald, Brady Hoke, and more.

Big Tentacles: Ron Zook, Pat Fitzgerald, Brady Hoke, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 19, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)      It's gettin' hot in here. With  Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther retiring,  Ron Zook's continued employment as Fighting Illini head football coach might be in jeopardy. (Rivals.com) Video Daily Double. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg interviews Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald at the Big Ten spring meetings. (ESPN) Night Moves. Michigan's road trip to Northwestern on Oct. 8 will be a night game with a start at 8:00 P.M. (Detroit Free Press) Jim Tressel says Brady Hoke is "awesome." Can only lead one place: Hoke's head photoshopped head on The Miz's body. (Detroit Free Press) Credit where credit is due.  Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke gives the credit to Michigan's recruiting success to his coaching staff. (Detroit Free Press) The Big Ten championship game should be played in an outdoor stadium. Because Dan Wetzel saiy so. Shut up, Dan. (Rivals.com) How You Remind Me. If constant failure in football wasn't bad enough, Indiana has to deal with the fact that cult leader Jim Jones, responsible for the Jonestown mass suicide of 900 of his followers, was a Hoosier alum. (EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Will Muschamp, Mark Richt, Phil Fulmer, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Will Muschamp, Mark Richt, Phil Fulmer, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 18, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   L.A. Law (Lower Alabama, that is). Accused Toomer's Corner tree poisioner Harvey Updyke has been  indicted on charges involved with the incident. (ESPN) L.A. Law, Part Deux. The four former Auburn players arrested for armed robbery have also been indicted on charged of their alleged misdeeds. (al.com) Frenimies. Florida head football Will Muschamp coach responds to critics of his friendship with FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher by saying "who?" (The Gainesville Sun) Aftermath. Phil Fulmer talks about his role as an on-air college football analyst for CBS, and life after coaching Tennessee football. (The Tennessean) How Far We've Come. Chris Low looks at the coaching changes in the SEC since Mark Richt took the reins as Georgia's head football coach in 2001. (ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles:Pat Fitzgerald, Jim Tressel's lawyer, Adam Robinson, and more.

Big Tentacles:Pat Fitzgerald, Jim Tressel's lawyer, Adam Robinson, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 18, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   Pat Fitzgerald "works at Northwestern" Because Brett McMurphy said so. (CBS Sports) Meet Jim Tressel's lawyer.  Gene Marsh, the lawyer representing Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions , is profiled by the Columbus Dispatch. Buckeye fans will probably not be pleased that he worked with Michigan when it faced the committee last year. (Columbus Dispatch) A Hawkeye no more. Troubled Iowa running back Adam Robinson is leaving the program. (Black Heart Gold Pants) A Nittany Lion no more.  Defensive tackle Brandon Ware announces his plan to transfer from Penn State. (PennLive.com) Blue Heart, Maize Pants? Maize n Brew tries to do a little piece of Black Heart Gold Pants-style insanity with Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke and athletic director Dave Brandon. (Maize n Brew) Does Indiana need a mascot?  Indiana needs a rebuilding plan for its football and men's basketball teams first. (Indianapolis Star) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Bobby Lowder, Cam Newton's pants, the College Football of Fame, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Bobby Lowder, Cam Newton's pants, the College Football of Fame, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 17, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  Taking a stand for what's right.  A profile of Alabama State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who blocked the approval Bobby Lowder's renomination to Auburn's Board of Trustees in the Alabama Legislature. (Track "Em Tigers) Auburn football is better because of Bobby Lowder. Because Kevin Scarbinsky said so. Shut up, Kevin. (al.com) Hand me your pants.  Auburn is auctioning off the pants Cam Newton while helping the Tigers win the 2010 season BCS championship game. (Dr. Saturday) Arlington or bust. LSU sells 37,000 tickets to its Cowboys Classic showdown against Oregon on September 3. (The Times-Picayune)  A slight hiccup at Georgia. Georgia recruit Devin Bowman's plans to enroll in June at UGA are put on hold after he fails to pass the English portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. (ChuckOliver.net) Hall of Fame Monsters.  Carlos Alvarez (wide reciever, Florida), Marty Lyons (defensive tackle, Alabama),and Georgia DB Jake Scott (defensive back, Georgia) are the SEC players selected to be inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2011. (al.com) Vanderbilt - It's Australian for failure. It's Vanderbilt week at Team Speed Kills. Hurray mediocrity! (Team Speed Kills) Midnight Confessions. Chadd Scott asked his twitter followers for their "College Football Confessions." Yours truly has one down in there somewhere. (ChuckOliver.net) And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (left behind by our mascots).  The Rubber Chickens rank South Carolina opponents by the "ferocity" of their "mascots." Navy comes in first because of Seal Team Six. Somebody should remind Navy of the good old days when Jim Rome used to call Steve Spurrier a terrorist. (The Rubber Chickens) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: Patroitic Alligators

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: Patroitic Alligators

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 17, 2011

Alligators that apparently sing to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." This is why America is better than any other country. Because no other country would ever thing of training alligators to do something like this for fun and profit.   If they do this to "God Bless the USA," imagine how they'd react to the Team America theme song.  The genius behind this is Cold Blooded Creatures. They'll even bring some of their reptilian friends for your special event. (via EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Auburn's Onterio McCalebb arrested.

Auburn's Onterio McCalebb arrested.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 17, 2011

Another Auburn player has been arrested on vehicle-related charges. Running back  Onterio McCalebb was arrested on charges of driving an "unregistered vehicle." It does seem that the vehicle was his, though, as opposed to the one four Auburn players were accused of stealing earlier this year, which broke the Fulmer Cup. McCalebb was also "unable to provide a valid driver's license," which sounds more like something a Georgia player would do. (via CBS Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Bobby Lowder takes name out of consideration to remain on Auburn Board of Trustees.

Bobby Lowder takes name out of consideration to remain on Auburn Board of Trustees.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 16, 2011

Infamous Auburn  athletics booster Bobby Lowder has apparently thrown in the towel on his fight to keep his spot as a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees. "Auburn University trustee Bobby Lowder called Gov. Robert Bentley today and asked that he not be considered for another term on the university's board, Bentley spokeswoman Rebekah Mason said. ''Bobby Lowder spoke with the governor today by telephone and asked that his name be withdrawn from consideration for a new term on the Auburn board of trustees,'' Mason said." Lowder probably thought that the cards were being stacked against him when it came to retaining his spot on the Auburn board of trustees. Alabama State Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh blocked the approval of nine nominees to the fourteen-member board (including Lowder's reappointment) last week. (via al.com, Anniston Star) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Iowa's Jordan Bernstine, Wisconsin's Nick Toon, and more.

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Iowa's Jordan Bernstine, Wisconsin's Nick Toon, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 16, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  Bringing balance to The Force.  A proposal for Big Ten teams to play nine in-conference games each season could help to restore some sore of competitive advantage to the conference. (The Gazette) Send Lawyers, guns, and money. Ohio State has hired former NCAA enforcement officers to help in its defense against accusations of NCAA rules violations. (CBS Sports) Oh yes he did! Meanwhile, Brooks Melchoir suggests Ohio State head football coach is behind the recent demotion of the school's football public relations director Shelly Poe. (Sports By Brooks) Oh no he didn't! Brooks claim is disputed by Eleven Warriors. (Eleven Warriors) Toon Time. Wisconsin wide reciever Nick Toon is seen as a key player in the Badger's chances for a repeat Big Ten championship/trip to the Rose Bowl combo. (National Football Authority) Meet Jordan Bernstine. Iowa senior cornerback Jordan Bernstine is seen as a possible breakout player on the Hawkeye's defense. (Fight for Iowa) In Your Honor. Former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr will be honored with the Mott Children’s Hospital's “The Coach Carr Pediatric Cancer Unit." (Rivals.com) Penn State Week at Off Tackle Empire.  Expect to hear more than one "Joe Paterno is old" comment. (Off Tackle Empire) Thanks for the Memories.  Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther is planning to retire on July 1. (ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Oregon State player arrested for attempted kidnapping at  McDonald's.

Oregon State player arrested for attempted kidnapping at McDonald's.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 16, 2011

Castro Masaniai Oregon State defensive tackle Castro Masaniai has been arrested on charges of "second-degree kidnapping, coercion, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief" after a fight with his girlfriend at a McDonald's in Corvallis, OR. "Police responding to the call of an assault in progress say the player tried to force his girlfriend from the McDonald's, which resulted in the kidnapping charge." The most embarrassing moment for Masaninai in all of this incident? This was the arresting officer: (via KPTV. HT: EDSBS) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Ohio State organization won't give Buckeye football players their (gold) pants.

Ohio State organization won't give Buckeye football players their (gold) pants.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 15, 2011

It looks like tradition has taken a hit in the scandals swirling around Ohio State's football program. The Gold Pants Club, the group responsible for handing out the gold pants charms that commemorate a Buckeye victory against rival Michigan, has decided to hold off presenting the 2010 squad with their charms. This is in response to the possibility that Ohio State may have to vacate wins due to the scandal where players violated NCAA regulations against selling memorabilia. Among the players involved with the scandal are Terrelle Pryor, who allegedly sold his gold pants charm awarded to him in 2008. You can tell the Gold Pants Club might be a little miffed over that one. (via CBS Sports, ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Urban Meyer, Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Urban Meyer, Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 14, 2011

Urban Meyer will be coaching again someday.  Because Kyle Whittingham, successor as coach of Utah, said so. (Dr. Saturday) Will Arkansas' Tyler Wilson be as good as Ryan Mallett? Arkansas should probably be more worried whether or not Wilson will be as good as the quarterbacks on the opposing teams they'll be facing in 2011 like Tennessee's Tyler Bray and South Carolina's Stephen Garcia (if he ever gets off suspension). (ChuckOliver.net) Don't Panic! Bulldog fans should chill out over the perceived slow kick-off of Georgia's 2012 recruiting cycle. (ChuckOliver.net) Auburn's noon kickoff at Clemson on September 17 is a good thing.  Because Barrett Sallee said so. (ChuckOliver.net) The legacy continues.  A sapling from one of the Toomer's Corner oaks has been planted on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building. (Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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