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Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Toomer's Corner, Alabama's jumbotron "violation",

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Toomer's Corner, Alabama's jumbotron "violation",

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 21, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Tag teamin'. Gene Chizik and Nick Saban sent out a joint press release condemning the poisioning of  the oak trees of Toomer's Corner. (al.com) Do the Right Thing. A group called Times for Toomer's is raising money to help pay to replace the oaks of Toomer's Corner. (College Football Talk) My Heart Will Go On. Even though the Oaks of Toomer's Corner may not survive, Auburn fans will keep their legacies alive through the tree's seedlings. (WAAY) I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything! Alabama says that an incident where football recruit Barry J. Sanders and his father (the Barry Sanders) were shown on the jumbotron alongside Nick Saban at a recent Alabama basketball game does not constitute an NCAA secondary violation. (Rivals.com) I can ease your pain. Get you on your feet again.  Tennessee hires Logan Merrit to be an associate athletic trainer. (Go Vols Xtra) Oh no he didn't! A Georgia blogger theorizes that UGA's VI, VII, and VIII were all poisoned by Florida fans irate over the Dawg's "Touchdown Celebration" during the 2007 iteration of the World's Largest (CENSORED BY MICHAEL ADAMS).  Not. Very. Funny. (The Grit Tree) BASKETBALL  We finally got a piece of the pie. Alabama takes at least a piece of the SEC West men's basketball title after a 69-56 win over Arkansas. (The Crimson White) Vols in the Fall. Tennessee takes another tumble in men's basketball as Georgia beats the Vols 69-63 on Saturday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Nebraska vs. Northwestern, Jordan Taylor, and...Bon Jovi?

Big Tentacles: Nebraska vs. Northwestern, Jordan Taylor, and...Bon Jovi?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 20, 2011

Who's the real NU? A debate over which Big Ten school gets to use the initals NU: Northwestern or newcomer Nebraska. (ESPN) Ohio state derailed. Purdue knocks off 3rd in the nation Ohio State 76-63. (ESPN) I've got a little list. Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor has been added to the list of Cousy Award finalists. (Madison.com) Bubble Dance. Michigan State is listed as one of the last four in the NCAA Tournament. Penn State is one of the next four out. (BT Powerhouse) You Give Love a Bad Name. The Penn State basketball team was forced to hold practice in the schools Intramural Building because Bon Jovi commandeered Bryce Jordan Center for rehearsal space. (ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day with yet another parody song.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day with yet another parody song.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 20, 2011

America's New Mancrush, Jimmer Fredette, scored 23 points in BYU's victory over TCU today.  What better excuse to post another Jimmer Fredette song parody. (via Rivals.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your Freudian Nightmare of the Night, courtesy of the University of Michigan hockey team.

Your Freudian Nightmare of the Night, courtesy of the University of Michigan hockey team.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

The University of Michigan hockey team performed a skit spoofing The Price is Right at UM's annual Mock Rock charity variety show, which benifits the school's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Warning: this skit features a) A contestant in too short shorts with too high socks, b)  Male hockey players in swimsuits (both male and female kinds) playing Barker's Beauties, and c) Not-so gentle ribbing of former Wolverine quarterback Tate Forcier. Let's all hope that the "Barker's Beauties" didn't suffer any sexual harassment from "Bob" like the real ones (allegedly) did. (And if you want to know more about the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, click here. Or here, if you want to donate some money for the hospital.) (via MGoBlog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day, but this one's for the ladies.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day, but this one's for the ladies.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

All the women of America love Jimmer Fredette. Here's the proof. "I didn't care about sports/Until I saw you in your shorts." Inspired writing there. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Someone made a Harvey Updyke t-shirt.

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Someone made a Harvey Updyke t-shirt.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

Call this the least shocking event so far in the Toomer's Corner poisoning case. Some goober is trying to make a buck off it.  It didn't take long before this t-shirt with Harvey Updyke's notorious grill on it showed up online. Just remember not to wear it anywhere around Auburn anytime soon. Like for a couple of decades or so. (via Yahoo! Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: The Toomer's Corner case, UGA, LSU, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: The Toomer's Corner case, UGA, LSU, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 18, 2011

The Toomer's Corner tree poisoning is "a new low." Because Mark Schlabach said so. (ESPN) Welcome to Athens.  Washington Redskins defensive assistant coach Kirk Olivadotti has been hired by Georgia as its new inside linebackers coach. (Athens Banner-Herald) Mr. Robinson leaves the neighborhood. LSU special teams coordinator Joe Robinson is leaving to become defensive line coach at North Carolina. (ESPN) Pay up. Ticket prices for Tennessee home games are going up. (Go Vols Xtra) BASKETBALL Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says that the Tigers' head basketball coach, Trent Johnson is in no danger of getting fired despite a 10-15 record so far this season. (nola.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Arrest made in Toomer's Corner poisoning case.

Arrest made in Toomer's Corner poisoning case.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

An arrest has been made in the poisoning of the oak trees of Toomer's Corner.  "Auburn police said Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, of Dadeville, was arrested at 1:26 a.m. Thursday on a warrant charging him with criminal mischief.  Investigators said his arrest stems from an investigation involving the application of herbicide to the oak trees located at Toomer's Corner in the downtown area." Updyke could face  one to ten years in prison for the criminal mischief charge, which is a Class A felony in Alabama. (via WBRC,  al.com,  Lonely Tailgater) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

The Jimmer Fredette manlove parade continues. Here's yet another video dedicated to the, uh, "Mormon Chris Paul." There's really nothing much to add to that one. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Alabama puts Walk of Champions under video surveilance.

Alabama puts Walk of Champions under video surveilance.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

Alabama has taken steps to halt the rampant acts of vandalism on the Walk of Champions that might have resulted in the poisoning of the oaks on Toomer's Corner at Auburn. The school has placed the area under video surveillance. Or at least its reminding students and visitors its under surveillance.So just in case somebody decides to let this asinine cycle of vandalism return to the 'Bama campus just remember - Big Al is watching you. (via The Daily Bama Blog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Here's the audio of the goober that says he poisioned the oaks at Toomer's Corner

Here's the audio of the goober that says he poisioned the oaks at Toomer's Corner

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

Here's the audio of Al, the caller on the Paul Finebaum show from last January who said he poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner. This clown not only makes Alabama look bad, he makes the whole South look bad. Not to mention college football fans. On a different note, check out @toomersoaks out on Twitter. It one of the more funny, sad, and yet moving on some level at the same time accounts on Twitter right now. Which for a fake Twitter account claiming to be a tree is saying a lot. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn campus poisoned.

Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn campus poisoned.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 16, 2011

There are times that college rivalries can get out of hand. This is the case where an Alabama fan called in to Paul  Finebaum's radio program on January 27th, claiming to have poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner on the Auburn University campus. Auburn officials announced today that the trees had been poisoned, and probably won't survive. Police are investigating the situation. There's no word if there is a connection to the recent acts of vandalism to Bear Bryant's statue or the writing of the 2010 Iron Bowl score using rye grass allegedly committed by  Auburn supporters. Either way, this is taking things way too far. (via Auburn University Office of Communications and Marketing, @Andy_Staples on Twitter) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Yes, there are Jimmer Fredette rap songs

Yes, there are Jimmer Fredette rap songs

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 16, 2011

Just when you thought that had finally recovered from that crummy Jimmer Fredette "Wanted Dead or Alive" parody tribute song along comes the Jimmer Fredette rap tribute. And naturally, it's a takeoff of "Teach Me How To Dougie." Please kill me now. At least it isn't as Freudian nightmare-inducing as that Wisconsin "Teach Me How To Bucky" video.  The last one of those I had involved Bucky Badger dressed up as a Drill Sergeant who had me in the front leaning rest position and...I don't want to talk about it. It's too painful to think about. Anyway, it's this isn't the first rap song about America's New Mancrush. Fredette's brother, TJ Fredette recorded a rap song for him that he listened to before last year's first round victory against Florida in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Not bad. TJ's probably going to be singing that in front of an NBA crowd before next fall (barring a lockout). (via Mountain West Connection) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, bracketology, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, bracketology, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 16, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Yes, that's a double-barreled cannon. And you wonder why The South lost the war.  Still going. The NCAA is still investigating Cam Newton. (al.com) If you build it they will come. Auburn is building a new indoor practice facility. (al.com) Great Expectations. Expectations are high at South Carolina after winning the SEC East and with Jadeveon Clowney's commitment. (Rivals.com) Arkansas' Tyler Wilson is the quarterback to watch out for this year. Because Chuck Oliver said so. (ChuckOliver.net) Win some, lose some. Georgia may be winning the recruiting wars in-state with the "Dream Team," it's losing steam in South Carolina. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Is "uxorious" a word? Is is in Alabama. Though you probably shouldn't  go using it in a game of Words With Friends just yet. (Roll 'Bama Roll) BASKETBALL Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Georgia is seen as a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament after falling to Xavier last week. (SB Nation Atlanta) Is the Crimson Tide Schrodinger's Team? Depending on which media source you follow, Alabama is both in and out of the NCAA Tournament at the moment. (Roll 'Bama Roll) Vanderbilt's John Jenkins would be the SEC Player of the Year if this was the end of the season. Because Chris Dortch said so, (SEC Nation) Kentucky is on "The Road To Perdition." So does this make John Calipari Tom Hanks or Paul Newman? (A Sea of Blue) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Jimmer Fredette, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Jimmer Fredette, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 15, 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.)    Cal schedules 2011 season game against FCS division Presbyterian College. Apparently Georgia State wasn't available.   (California Golden Blogs) Luck of the draw. The New York Times Pete Thamel interviews Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. (New York Times) Duane we hardly knew ye. Arizona defensive backs coach Duane Akina is leaving to return to his old job at Texas after only a few weeks on the job. (Austin American-Statesman) BASKETBALL No "star treatment?" The only people not showing  BYU's Jimmer Fredette any love are the referees, who apparently aren't giving him many favorably calls. (ESPN) Downfall. A look at the freefall of Utah basketball from its loss to Kentucky in the 1998 NCAA Tournament championship game to its current state of irrelevancy. (Block U) Behind the 8-ball. Arizona State loses its eighth game in a row. (House of Sparky) Under the radar. UCLA Head men's basketball coach Ben Howland has put together a good Bruins' basketball team, though it's hard to get attention with the Lakers and Blake Griffin in town. (Los Angeles Times) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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