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Auburn fans vandalize Alabama campus...again.

Auburn fans vandalize Alabama campus...again.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 7, 2011

Some goober Auburn fan or fans decided to vandalize the area outside Bryant-Denny Stadium again.  Seriously, Auburn fans? Do you really have things better to do with your lives than to pull stupid stunts like duct-taping Auburn shirts or sticking Auburn BCS championship decals on Bear Bryant's statue? Or spray-painting the ground with the score from last year's Iron Bowl? Auburn fans had better hope that the NCAA never finds any real dirt on Cam Newton and his daddy. Otherwise the Auburn campus is going to be covered in spray-painted asterisks or something like that. (via Loser With Socks, Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Pro-Colonel Reb billboard is an EPIC FAIL

Pro-Colonel Reb billboard is an EPIC FAIL

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 7, 2011

There's a billboard in near the University of Mississippi campus which is promoting the Colonel Reb Foundation, a group seeking to restore the maligned former Ole Miss mascot to his former glory. Inadvertently, it pretty much makes the case why the school got rid of him in the first place. While the character being swatted away like a grand slam home run is obviously supposed to be a black bear,  it does look more like  like an old Southern white guy with a baseball bat whacking a stereotypical caricature of a black man. In trying to promote their cause to restore Colonel Reb, the Colonel Reb Foundation has instead given more ammunition for the anti-Colonel Reb cause. Which in the end, really isn't all that surprising. Red Cup Rebellion pretty much sums this one up by saying "A fool and his money are soon parted." On the plus side, Something Southern is getting lots of free publicity from this on the Internet. If you're in the area, check them out to help them soothe the embarrassment of being associated with these pro-Colonel Reb gooney birds. (Via Sports By Brooks, Red Cup Rebellion) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Super Bowl XLV talk, Michigan State, Ricky Stanzi, and (sigh) Tate Forcier

Big Tentacles: Super Bowl XLV talk, Michigan State, Ricky Stanzi, and (sigh) Tate Forcier

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 7, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.) Why is Herky Hawk wearing his Captain America costume from last Halloween?  Maybe because he saw the commercial for the new Captain America movie during Super Bowl XLV. (Yahoo! Movies) SUPER BOWL XLV RELATED STUFF Why is Pat Angerer? Maybe because his fellow Iowa teammate and current Green Bay Packer Bryan Bulaga has a shiny new Super Bowl ring and he doesn't? (Albany Times Union) Big Presence. Sixteen former Big Ten players and nine coaches ties to the conference took part in Super Bowl XLV as either a Green Bay Packer or Pittsburgh Steeler. That included Charles Woodson, Green Bay cornerback and former Heisman Trophy winner from Michigan. (Big Ten Conference official site) BASKETBALL Badgered. Michigan State falls to Wisconsin in a 82-56 whipping of the Spartans by the Badgers. (Detroit Free Press) Fixing a Hole. The key to salvaging Michigan State's dismal season may lie in improvements on defense. (Detroit Free Press) Bubblicious. Penn State is projected as a twelfth seen in the NCAA Tournament, putting the Nittany Lions in the "last four in" category. (BT Powerhouse) Still hanging in there. Northwestern's slim hopes of making the NCAA Tournament stay alive with a win over Illinois on Saturday. (Lake the Posts) FOOTBALL  Nine to the Combine. America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi, leads a group of nine former Iowa players (including himself) to the NFL Combine. It's the largest representation from any Big Ten school this year. (Black Heart Gold Pants) I'm so 3008. You're so 2000-and-late. Comparing the  projected 2011 Michigan squad to that of the one Rich Rodriguez in his first year as head football coach in 2008. (MGoBlog) Family Forcier Five. Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier is looking at Kansas State, Miami, Washington, Arizona, and Montana as the possibilities where he will tranfer to. (Just Sports & Just Us) Kudos for Bob Griese. Hammer & Rails continues its excellent series on great Purdue alums by profiling former Boilermaker QB legend Bob Griese, who announced his retirement from the broadcast booth last week. (Hammer & Rails) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Alabama, UGA, Tennessee, South Carolina, and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Alabama, UGA, Tennessee, South Carolina, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 6, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Signing Day, bonus round edition. Alabama wins the recruiting battle for offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio over Auburn. (al.com) Signing Day, bonus round edition, part deux. JUCO player John Jenkins chooses Georgia over Florida. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Signing Day, the early years. Looking back at a recruiting trip with legendary Tennessee head football coach Johnny Majors. (Go Vols Xtra) More Kiffin era trouble for Tennessee. Ivan Maisel reports that the NCAA is investigating former Tennessee assistant coach Ed Orgeron's conduct during his time in Knoxville. (ESPN) Seven Gators combining. Mike Pouncey and seven other former Florida players will take part in the NFL Combine. (Orlando Sentinel) Holding the line. South Carolina won't cash in on it's SEC East champion status by raising ticket prices. (WIS) Gone too soon. A look at the all too brief reign of Uga VIII. (isportsweb) BASKETBALL No more Jonesin'. Tony Jones period filling for the suspended Bruce Pearl for SEC conference games ends with an overtime 65-60 loss to Alabama. (Go Vols Xtra) Chomped. Florida knocks off no. 10 Kentucky 70-68. (Orlando Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Phil Simms threatens Desmond Howard over month's old comments about son Matt Simms.

Phil Simms threatens Desmond Howard over month's old comments about son Matt Simms.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 5, 2011

Beware, Phil Simms bears more grudges than lonely high court judges. Especially about his kids. Simms, once infamously told Steve Young to "lay off" criticizing older son Chris Simms. Now he's reported into getting into an altercation over NFL legend Desmond Howard for comments over his younger son, Matt Simms at the NFL Experience in Dallas. Howard has referred to Matt Sims, a quarterback at Tennessee as one of the three worst quarterbacks in the SEC. Simms took umbridge at this, and confronted Howard over the comments. Howard claimed on Twitter that Simms had threatened him, and had to be stopped by the police from getting into a physical altercation with him. Simms has issued a statement that says the incident was "a private conversation that became heated," but did not believed the incident required police intervention. Whatever happened, Matt Simms was horrible as a starting QB at Tennessee, and eventually lost his starting job to he-of-the-world's-most-embarrassing-back-tattoo, Tyler Bray. (via Sports by Brooks, Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Someone's trying to make Jimmer Fredette a verb.

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Someone's trying to make Jimmer Fredette a verb.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 5, 2011

  BYU's Jimmer Fredette has overnight become college basketball's newest mancrush. So naturally, some enterprising capitalist is trying to make a buck on this. Steve Theobald has come up with a "You Got Jimmere'd" t-shirt, which tries to make a verb out of what is possibly the whitest nickname on record. (With the possible exception of Matty Ice) Sadly for Mr. Theobald BYU is already sicing  its lawyers on him. They're sending cease and desist letters to him, since NCAA rules forbid such exploitation. I guess he'll have to wait until the end of the season (after the senior Fredette's eligibility has run out) to sell these goodies. (via Deseret News) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unquiet on the Western Front: UCLA, Arizona St., Boise St., and more

Unquiet on the Western Front: UCLA, Arizona St., Boise St., and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 5, 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.)  Un-Setoed? Former USC assistant coach Rocky Seto has reportedly been removed from consideration as defense coordinator at UCLA. This seems to make a lot of Bruins fans happy. (Bruins Nation) Lawn day's journey into night. Arizona State fans will be losing Sparky's Lawn, a popular tailgating spot, to a strip mall. (House of Sparky) Beginner's Luck? The first Stanford recruiting class under new head football coach David Shaw was ranked 20th in the nation. (San Jose Mercury News) I want a cowboy! California has reportedly hired Wyoming offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo to be its new QB coach. (California Golden Blogs) "What's Missing from the Most Important Recruiting Class in USC History?" A head football coach with ethics, maybe? (Neon Tommy) 30 for 30? Boise State could end up signing around thirty players in 2012, due to the Broncos' having 26 seniors on the 2011 squad. (Idaho Statesman) BASKETBALL The Jimmer Fredette Manlove Train rolls on. ESPN College GameDay will have a feature on the BYU senastion that has swept the nation Saturday morning. (The Post-Star) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Ohio St., Northwestern, and Michigan State

Big Tentacles: Ohio St., Northwestern, and Michigan State

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 5, 2011

Not a lot today, Big Ten-wise; but here's a little something-something to get you over. Same as it ever was. Ohio State defeats Michigan 62-53. (Detroit Free Press) Highway to the Danger Zone. Northwestern prepares to face Illinois at home at a time where the Wildcats' chances of making the NCAA Tournament are hanging by a thread. (Lake the Posts) Highway to the Danger Zone, part deux. Michigan State stares at the possibility of not making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997. (Detroit Free Press) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Rest in peace, Uga VIII

Rest in peace, Uga VIII

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 4, 2011

The University of Georgia has announced that Uga VIII passed away on Friday following a brief battle with lymphoma. Condolences to the Bulldog Nation, and to the Seiler family, who have owned the Uga Dynasty of bulldog mascots since 1956.    (via GeorgiaBulldogs.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Tim Lincecum got a haircut?

Tim Lincecum got a haircut?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 4, 2011

Okay, maybe Linceum got a buzzcut. Or maybe he's going old school Bono with his hair in a slicked-down ponytail (like men's hair expert Tony Reali suggested). Either way, I haven't seen a look on somebody's face like that since Julian (Robert Downey Jr.) was caught working as a male prostitute in Less Than Zero. (via SB Nation on Twitter) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Saban vs. Miles, Alabama's FAX machine, and Floyd Little as Steve Spurrier

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Saban vs. Miles, Alabama's FAX machine, and Floyd Little as Steve Spurrier

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 4, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Saban vs. Miles. Will Nick Saban vs. Les Miles could become college football's next great coaching rivalry? Well, maybe not. There's that 'Bama vs. Auburn thing bigger than either one of the coaches put together. Plus, there's no guarantee either one of the two will be around in five years. (Rivals.com) No sense of humor. Somebody in the SEC got hot and bothered over the web-cam Alabama put in front of the FAX machine, complete with ladies to post what recruits signed letters of intent to 'Bama. They probably got mad because they didn't think of it first. (Deadspin) Hammer to Fall? The NCAA may be ready to cite Tennessee for violations occurring during  Lane Kiffin's brief term at the Vols' head football coach. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Instant Karma. Recruits who signed letters of intent to Tennessee on Wednesday can probably expect to see some playing time in 2011. (Go Vols Xtra) You've Got a Friend In Me. Georgia may be looking at hiring UAB's Will Friend as its new offensive line coach. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) On the other hand, Georgia inside linebackers coach Warren Belin is leaving to become an assistant defensive lines coach for the Carolina Panthers. (ChuckOliver.net) Next Position Please. Georgia is looking at moving rising senior Bruce Figgins from tight end to fullback for the 2011 season. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Big plans. UAB is looking at building a new stadium on campus. (al.com) OOPS! Someone on The Ed Sullivan Show screwed up and thought Steve Spurrier was Syracuse's Floyd Little. (Dr. Saturday) BASKETBALL I ain't missing you at all. Tennessee is doing quite well without Bruce Pearl in SEC conference play. (Go Vols Xtra) Disappearing act. Mississippi State senior guard Ravern Johnson's Twitter account vanished (almost) without a trace after he tweeted some apparent critical comments about Miss. St. head basketball coach Rick Stansbury. (The Dagger) No so coincidentally, Stansbury has now banned Mississippi State basketball players from Twitter. (The Huffington Post) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Michigan, Tom Izzo, Wisconsin, and...Black Swan?

Big Tentacles: Michigan, Tom Izzo, Wisconsin, and...Black Swan?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 3, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)   Rounding out the ranks. Michigan head football coach Brady Coach  set to announce who will be filling out his coaching staff on Monday. (Detroit Free Press) No Surrender, No Retreat. Don't expect Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio to cede any ground to Brady Hoke and Michigan when it comes to recruiting. (Detroit Free Press) Overachievement?  USA Today looks at why Wisconsin succeeds despite not having unremarkable recruiting classes every year. (USA Today) Nebraska coaching carousel, part one. Nebraska defensive secondary coach Marvin Sanders has resigned citing "personal reasons." (Corn Nation) Nebraska coaching carousel, part deux.  Indiana assistant football coach Corey Raymond is reportedly leaving to join Nebraska's coaching staff. (ESPN) Staying at home. Joe Paterno claims that he stopped visiting recruits on the road because it had become a visit would turn into “an alumni meeting” or into "marketing missions" for businessmen to use for PR, and took away form the recruiting. (The Morning Call) BASKETBALL The winter of our discontent. Michgian State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo calls Wendsday's Spartan loss to Iowa "the worst performance of a team that I've coached since I've been at Michigan State." (Detroit Free Press) Tom Pritchard as Natalie Portman? Want to see the dunk by Indiana Hoosier Tom Pritchard  that Pardon the Interruption's Michael Wilbon called "Black Swan" in the "What's the Word" segment? Here it is.   Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Giant Inflatable iguana with a giant Terrible Towel? Giant inflatable iguana with a giant Terrible Towel.

Giant Inflatable iguana with a giant Terrible Towel? Giant inflatable iguana with a giant Terrible Towel.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 3, 2011

A giant inflatable iguana with a Terrible Towel. Pray that there isn't a giant gorilla with a cheesehead hat somewhere in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Derek Dooley doesn't do "Hot sauce" recruiting.

Derek Dooley doesn't do "Hot sauce" recruiting.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 3, 2011

Derek Dooley, head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, he of perfect hair, and infinite fount of quotable material. His latest one for the quotation books came in a press conference about signing day, where he laid out his philosophy on recruiting. Which apparently doesn't include what he considers "hot sauce" recruiting. “Everybody was panicking back in June because we had one commitment,” Dooley said in his first press conference since the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30. “But the way we recruit is very process-driven. We don’t throw hot sauce on them on the final weekend and try to scoop them in. I don’t think that stands the test of time, and I don’t think guys that come here with that kind of hot sauce on them, (if) that appeals to them, are the kind of guys that stick. “Developing a deep relationship over time, selling what Tennessee has to sell, I think when you do that on enough players, eventually you’ll get a quality class.” His Hairness didn't give examples of what he considered "hot sauce" recruiting. But you could imagine it included the things that got Lane Kiffin in a lot of hot water at Tennessee. Here's the video of Dooley's latest gem of knowledge.  (via Go Vols Xtra) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Signing Day and greyshirting.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Signing Day and greyshirting.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 2, 2011

Oh look, a puppy. Isaiah Cromwell brought a puppy onstage with him as he committed to Georgia. (SB Nation) All we need is just a little patience. Tennessee and Derek Dooley took the "patience, persistence and commitment" approach in getting a signing class of 27 players. (Go Vols Xtra)  Remember Florida's president condemning greyshirting? Guess what? Urban Meyer did it. (Sports By Brooks) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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