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Sarah McLachlan asks you to be kind to Georgia Tech.

Sarah McLachlan asks you to be kind to Georgia Tech.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 1, 2011

 It's a hard life for Georgia Tech and it's fans. Every year it seems the Yellow Jackets find some new way to be the biggest underachievers in the state of Georgia. And as the team shares a state with the Georgia Bulldogs, that's saying a lot. So in response to this, Sarah McLachlan (or a very good facsimile of) has taken time out from those ASPCA ads* that strangle viewers with their own heartstrings to ask people to be kind to the Rambling Wreck and its fans. *Seriously, those things are tough to watch. They're like every Joy Division song rolled into one. But even so, they are for a good cause. Do what you can to help the ASPCA out.  (Thanks to Adam Wynn for finding this.)  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska!

Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 1, 2011

Hope you survive the experience! Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mark Richt, Stephen Garcia, Heath Schuler, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mark Richt, Stephen Garcia, Heath Schuler, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 30, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)     Risky Business. Dawg Sports lists what kind of risks Georgia head football coach Mark Richt should take in 2011 in order to possible keep his job in Athens. (Dawg Sports) Cause for Concern? Meanwhile, Georgia quarterback legend Buck Belue raises some questions about the Dawgs' offensive line in 2011. (Savannah Morning News) Ain't No Stopping Up Now (well, almost). The only thing that could stop South Carolina from being a serious SEC title contender could be whether or not quarterback Stephen Garcia can cut down his rate of interceptions. Well, than and Garcia keeping his nose clean off the field. (Saturday Down South) Back to School? Former Tennessee QB and current North Carolina Congressman Heath Schuler is being mentioned as a possible candidate to replace former Tennessee athletic Director Mike Hamilton. (Third Saturday in Blogtober) UPDATE: Shuler's office says the Congressman is "actively preparing for the next re-election campaign in 2012. (Knoxville News Sentinel) To be settled in October? The Belly of the Beast compares the back tattoos of QB's AJ McCarron of Alabama and Tennessee's Tyler Bray. Like you didn't see that one coming. (The Belly of the Beast) BASKETBALL Former Tennessee head men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl is looking for a job. Unfortunately for him, ESPN isn't interested. (Sports By Brooks) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Is AJ McCarron the next Tyler Bray, at least back tattoo-wise?

Is AJ McCarron the next Tyler Bray, at least back tattoo-wise?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 29, 2011

Going in to 2011, Alabama will probably be ranked either no.1 or no.2 in the country. This despite having someone other than Greg McElroy as starting quarterback. Instead, Philip Sims and A.J. McCarron will be battling it out to see who gets the nod. This, however, may have Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban a little concerned about McCarron's judgement abilities, which are essential for a modern-day QB - McCarron's alleged back tattoo.  Now, there's nothing wrong with getting a tattoo of Jesus (although some backwoods Southern Baptists might disagree with me on that one).  But honestly, there's way too much stuff going on with this tramp stamp. Mentions of 'Bama and family are all crowded into one image, which kind of makes it a mess. Also, it just about does the impossible by making Tennessee star QB Tyler Bray's back tat look respectable. Mind you, even with the star-spangled trapezoids,  Bray managed to become one of the breakout QB's in the SEC last year. So who knows whether or not lightning will strike twice when it comes to McCarron. On the other hand, 'Bama fans may want to hope that Sims comes on top of the QB battle for now. Oh wait, didn't a Simms start out as starting QB last year at Tennessee, only to lose the job to Bray? Lightning may indeed strike twice. (via Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Crossing the Atlantic: Jimbo Fisher, Georgia Tech, and Miami.

Crossing the Atlantic: Jimbo Fisher, Georgia Tech, and Miami.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 29, 2011

(Crossing the Atlantic is a look at the ACC and other schools on the East Coast.)    Driving around in circles.  Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher will be the Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona on July 2, (The Florida Times-Union) Was it just a dream? Were you so confused? Was it just a giant leap of logic? Will Newton of ChuckOliver.net asks if Miami's success in the 80's and 90's was more of an aberration than fans of "The U" would like to admit. (ChuckOliver.net) How can Georgia Tech fill up Bobby Dodd Stadium? Not trying to out-underachieve Georgia every year would help. (From the Rumble Seat) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Dancing in the Ruins: Bob Stoops and Missouri

Dancing in the Ruins: Bob Stoops and Missouri

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 29, 2011

(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's look at the Big XII Conference...or at least what's left of it. And as you can't tell by today's edition, there isn't much.)     What About Bob? Crimson and Cream Machine wonders if "Big Game Bob" will make an appearance in 2011. (Crimson and Cream Machine) Digital Love Thing. Missouri is looking at an online "Mizzou Network" to compete with the Texas and ESPN ever-looming evil Longhorn Network lovechild. (Columbia Daily Tribune) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It Or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: The Battle of New Orleans reenacted in LEGOs.

Your Ricky Stanzi "America, Love It Or Leave It!" Moment of the Day: The Battle of New Orleans reenacted in LEGOs.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 29, 2011

This is so awesome there's really nothing much to ad to it. Only that Johnny Horton was a talent from us way before his time. But he left a legacy of songs that truly reflected the American spirit. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Chris Petersen, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Chris Petersen, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 29, 2011

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.)  Ranking Pac-12 quarterbacks.  Surprise! Stanford's Andrew Luck is no. 1. USC's Matt Barkley comes in second. (Orange County Register) More than meets the eye. There's more to Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen than a bunch of trick plays and a cheesy ESPN College GameDay ad. Because Jeremy Mauss says so. (Mountain West Connection) I'm looking for a partner. Someone who gets things fixed.  The Pac-12 is looking at an online partnership with either Google or Apple. (San Jose Mercury News) The Climb. The Pac-12 Network will have an uphill climb when it comes to reaching cable subscribers. Because Scott D. Pierce says so. Shut up, Scott. (The Salt Lake Tribune) The Look. An examination of what Arizona State's makeover may mean when it comes to giving the Sun Devils a new attitude on the field. (House of Sparky) Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Bruins Nation looks at the UCLA  hires of offensive coordinator Mike Johnson and defensive coordinator Joe Tresey, and whether they can make a difference in 2011. (Bruins Nation) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: C.J. Johnson, Charile Weis, Tyler Wilson, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: C.J. Johnson, Charile Weis, Tyler Wilson, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 28, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Gamecocks taste first blood in Omaha. South Carolina defeated Florida in the first game of the College World Series. (The Post and Courier) More proof that athletes and Twitter don't mix. Ole Miss freshman linebacker C.J. Johnson deleted his Twitter account after using it to say you probably wouldn't say in front of your mother. (The Clarion-Ledger) Naval gazing.  Garnet and Black Attack takes at look at South Carolina's Sept. 17 opponent Navy. (Garnet and Black Attack) Where is my motivation? A look at what may be motivating Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis to succeed. Probably a lot has to do with his trying to make up for the lack of success at Notre Dame. (Saturday Down South) Hold the Eggs Benedict. Georgia freshman guard Brent Benedict will transfer to another school. (Athens Banner-Herald) Tyler Wilson: The other white meat.  Video of Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson talking about his predecessor Ryan Mallett. (Arkansas Expats) Where Do We Go From Here?  Looking at Auburn now that former North Carolina State quarterback Russel Wilson picked Wisconsin over the Tigers. (Track 'Em Tigers) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Georgia athetes Jarvis Jones and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may have received improper benifits.

Georgia athetes Jarvis Jones and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may have received improper benifits.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 28, 2011

Georgia has contacted both the NCAA and the SEC in regards to accusations involving possible improper benefits received by linebacker Jarvis Jones and basketball recruit  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope while the two participated in an AAU basketball team in Columbus, Ga.  The alleged benifits came to light in a report by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. "Columbus police interviews conducted during an investigation of the Parks and Recreation Department reveal that director Tony Adams and top lieutenant Herman Porter may have jeopardized the amateur status of two University of Georgia athletes who played on the Georgia Blazers, their city-funded, Nike-sponsored AAU basketball team. Police records show that an unauthorized bank account controlled by Adams and Porter was used to pay for flights to and from Los Angeles for Jarvis Jones, a two-sport star at Carver High School who played football for one season at the University of Southern California, and for the cell phone bill of the mother of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a five-star shooting guard from Greenville High School." While Georgia athletes involved with NCAA rules is nothing new (see A.J. Green), a scandal that could affect both the football and basketball programs at the same time has to be one for the record books.  And probably something that neither Mark Richt or Mark Fox was looking forward to. (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Wisconsin transfer merry-go-round: Wilson gets on, Brown gets off.

Wisconsin transfer merry-go-round: Wilson gets on, Brown gets off.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 27, 2011

Wisconsin had a good news/bad news kind of day when it came to transfers on Monday. The good news is that former North Carolina State quarterback Russel Wilson announced his intent to transfer to Wisconsin. The bad news came with the news of the transfer to Pittsburgh by running back Zach Brown. Wilson had been highly sought-after by both Wisconsin and Auburn since his decision to transfer from NC State earlier this year. He had been deciding on whether to continue playing college football, or to continue as a member of the  Colorado Rockies minor league farm system. Russel graduated from NC State after three season, and will be eligible to play in 2011. On the other hand, running back Zach Brown announced he was transferring to Pitt on Monday as well. While he ran for 568 yards in his freshman year,  his playing time had been limited due to the Badgers being loaded at the running back position. Like Russel, Brown graduated from Wisconsin and is eligible to play for the Panthers in 2011.  (via ESPN, CBS Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray, Mark Richt, Tiger Stadium, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray, Mark Richt, Tiger Stadium, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 26, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  Sophomore slump? What sophomore slump? Fletcher Proctor asks whether Gerogia quarterback Aaron Murray can duplicate the sophomore year success of predecessors David Greene and Matthew Stafford. (ChuckOliver.net) Mission Accomplished. Mark Richt has returned from a week-long fact-finding trip with World Vision to Honduras. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Time to upgrade? Scott Rabalias questions whether an expansion to LSU's Tiger Stadium is really necessary. Shut up, Scott. (The Advocate) Time to upgrade? Part deux.  Meanwhile, ticket sales due to Mississippi State's recent success may force the school to expand Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in 2013 0r 2014. Better make sure Dan Mullen sticks around first. (The Clarion Ledger) Big screen excitement. Mississippi State, Alabama, and Georgia are picked by The Chattanooga Times-Free Press has having the best pre-game videos. (Chattanooga Times-Free Press) Recruiting analysts say watch out for Vanderbilt. Because recruiting analysts are never wrong when it come to this kind of thing, right? (The Birmingham News) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Cam Newton gives more proof that athletes and photo shoots don't mix.

Cam Newton gives more proof that athletes and photo shoots don't mix.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 25, 2011

As if the cases of Kobe Bryant and that group of skivvy-clad soccer players weren't enough, along comes Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton to once again show the world that athletes should stay far, far, away from fashion shoots. This shot of Newton is from the July, 2011 issue of GQ. All he needs is a pair of Army-issue birth control glasses, and he'd be Steve Urkel in that outfit. Meanwhile, Newton has also been filming a commercial or commercials for Under Armour in Valencia, California. Tom Brady also involved in filming the ads. And reportedly Justin Timberlake is along for the ride to. He must be out there helping Newton bring sexy back. (via al.com, The War Eagle Reader) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

An Alabama-Virginia Tech rematch in the works for 2013?

An Alabama-Virginia Tech rematch in the works for 2013?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 24, 2011

Alabama's defeat of Virginia Tech in the 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game set the stage for the Crimson Tide's undefeated BCS championship season. Reports are surfacing that a return visit to Atlanta could be in the works for the Crimson Tide and the Hokies in 2013. "(Virginia) Tech athletic director Jim Weaver confirmed Friday that he is in negotiations for a potential rematch between the Hokies and Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff to start the 2013 season, which would be broadcast nationally on ESPN. “There’s some potential to it,” Weaver said. “It’s nothing that’s set in stone. The executive director of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Gary Stokan, approached us.” The 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game helped put that yearly event on the map as a major event on the college football calendar.  Like most Hollywood sequels, though, a lot will depend on making the possible Tide-Hokies rematch as successful as the first one. How the two programs fare on the gridiron in the next two seasons will be the main one. (via The Virginian-Pilot. HT: ChuckOliver.net)   Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Urban Meyer, Barrett Trotter, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Urban Meyer, Barrett Trotter, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on June 24, 2011

 Taking the lead.  Mississippi State is fast becoming the "flagship" school in the  Magnolia State, outpacing Ole Miss by a mile. (Banditref) Urban Legend. Urban Meyer will be in the booth as an ESPN color commentator. Insert snarky comment about "wanting to have more family time" here. (Dr. Saturday) The Grand Tour. A video look inside Auburn's new practice facility. (al.com) The Basement Tapes, Auburn edition. Auburn quarterback Barrett Trotter recently spoke at The Basement, a youth ministry in Birmingham. (The War Eagle Reader) A Few Small Repairs. Tennessee is spending $255,000 to refurbish practice fields, which had drainage issues in 2010. (ChuckOliver.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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