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Game Day Goulash SEC Championship Game, Big 12 Championship Game, Rich Rodriguez, and...Women's Basketball?

Game Day Goulash SEC Championship Game, Big 12 Championship Game, Rich Rodriguez, and...Women's Basketball?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 4, 2010

Auburn will beat South Carolina in the SEC Championship game. Because Tony Barnhart says go. (Mr. College Football) Last Chance for a Thousand Years. The final Big 12 Championship Game is being played at Cowboys Stadium in  Arlington, Texas between Nebraska and Oklahoma. The Cornhuskers will be looking to take the title with them to the Big Ten next season. (Rivals.com) Or maybe not. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini believes the Big 12 will add more teams and bring back the Big 12 Championship Game in a few years. (Austin American-Statesman) Hey, we've got a championship game too. Florida State and Virginia Tech square off in the ACC Championship Game. (ESPN) If John Swofford's not happy, then everybody's not happy. ACC Commissioner John Swofford isn't too keen about the NCAA's decision that Cam Newton was eligible to play for Auburn. (Go Vols Xtra) The Final Countdown. Only Oregon State stands between Oregon and the BCS title game. (Rivals.com) Not quite a Rhodes Scholarship, but it's close enough. Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy is among three Crimson Tide players to be going to the Under Armour Senior Bowl.  (al.com) Bros helping bros. Fellow 7-5 Big Ten coaches try to help out Rich Rodriguez. Another fine Black Heart Gold Pants moment. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Headed for a heartbreak? Likely Sugar Bowl team Ohio State will be most likely be facing off against an SEC team. Sadly, the Buckeyes are 1-10-1 against the SEC since 1970. (Moondog Sports) MEN'S BASKETBALL The Road Back. Butler's basketball program has garnered more attention and respect between last spring's NCAA Basketball National Championship game against Duke and today's highly anticipated rematch. But it's also faced a few road bumps too. (Rivals.com) WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Bork! Bork! Bork! Georgia Tech is depending on three players from Sweden to get past Georgia. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Even Josh Groban is dissing Rich Rodriguez.

Even Josh Groban is dissing Rich Rodriguez.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 4, 2010

It was bad enough when the internet went after Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez going emo over Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" at a team banquet. Then the actual media had to get involved with the fun. But then Josh Groban himself had to comment of RichRod's meltdown. Ouch. If you seriously want to use an song for an ego driven moment, however, you have to go with an old chestnut  like Frank Sinatra's "My Way." (Or if your in  a seriously narcissistic mood, Sid Viscous' version.) But if you absolutly, positively have to go emo, here are a few suggestions. "I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide," David Bowie "My Heart Will Go On," Celene Dion "I Will Always Love You," Either Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston "And I Telling You I'm Not Going," Jennifer Holliday or Jennifer Hudson, or if you must, the Glee version. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Diana Ross "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina," Elaine Page (Don't use the Madonna version. You'll just look like a poser) (via Maize and Blue Nation) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The worst Florida Gator related commercial ever.

The worst Florida Gator related commercial ever.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 4, 2010

I've been trying for days to figure out something witty to say about this commercial for Shands HealthCare,  a health care system affiliated with the University of Florida, but to no avail. It's the commercial equivalent to  The Lost Continent on Mystery Science Theater 3000, with Gator chomping replacing rock climbilg. There's no use explaining it, it just is. This pretty much summarizes the suck that was the 2010 season for Florida Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Steve Spurrier, and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Steve Spurrier, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 3, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)       Auburn, what is your profession? Auburn's offensive line has been inspired this year by Gates of Fire, a book about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC between the Spartans and the Persians. Well, what is a War Eagle supposed to read, Jonathan Livingston Seagull? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Back in the spotlight. South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier returns to the Georgia Dome for his first SEC Championship since 2001. This time helming the Gamecocks instead of the Florida Gators. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) There's a possibility, but no chance. How South Carolina could beat Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. (Dr. Saturday) Barron out. Alabama defensive back Mark Barron will miss out on playing in the Tide's bowl game this year after surgery to repair a torn right pectoral muscle. (al.com) It's a more dreary than dirty job, but somebody still has to do it. Stanford tight end coach Greg Roman reportedly interviewed for the head coaching position at Vanderbilt. (Rivals.com, Anchor of Gold) Shell game. Mark Richt's replacing Georgia stregnth and conditioning coach Dave Van Halanger with Joe Tereshinski and John Kasay has been a little underwhelming to some Dawg fans. (Dawg Sports) Growing pains. On the eve of Central Florida's third Conference USA championship game, a look at whether the Golden Knights have outgrown C-USA. (Orlando Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: John Clay, Northwestern, Iowa, and...more expansion?

Big Tentacles: John Clay, Northwestern, Iowa, and...more expansion?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 3, 2010

 (Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)    Come aboard, we're expecting you. Looking at the new-found appreciation for Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema. (Bucky's 5th Quarter) Stay for just a little bit longer. Wisconsin junior running back John Clay should forgo the 2011 NFL Draft and return for his senior season. Because Badger great Ron Dayne says so. (College Football Talk) Hello, I must be going. Northwestern running back Arby Fields is leaving the football program.  (The Sports Bank)  The Last Waltz. Future Big Ten member Nebraska will be facing longtime rival Oklahoma in the final Big 12 Championship Game. (Rivals.com) It was a very good year...for QB's. 2010 will go down as one of the best years for Big Ten quarterbacks. (Off Tackle Empire)  November Pain. The idea of Iowa improving throughout the season seems to be losing steam in recent Novembers. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Orange vs. Green. The Syracuse Orange are reportedly set to meet the Tulane Green Wave in 2011 and possibly (Big East expansion permitting) 2012. (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician) Not done yet? Michigan athletic director David Brandon suggests that further expansion of the Big Ten is still on the table, and will be discussed at a meeting of conference presidents and chancellors this month. (College Football Talk) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

A Rich Rodriguez video tribute...from a Michigan State fan.

A Rich Rodriguez video tribute...from a Michigan State fan.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 3, 2010

Michigan  head football coach Rich Rodriguez was literally weeping  last night during the team's banquet Thursday night. Amidst the tears, Biblical quotes and Josh Groban song lyrics, the embattled coach proudly pronounced that "I truly want to be a Michigan man." The Josh Grobanlsong yrics RichRod quoted were from the song "You Raise Me Up." Faster than you can say "Bo Schembechler," there was a tribute to him on YouTube. Sadly (for RichRod, at least), it was made by a Michigan State fan. But hey, at least somebody supports Rodriguez staying a Michigan man. (via ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Arkansas, Dan Mullen, and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Arkansas, Dan Mullen, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 2, 2010

"The NCAA got it right in the Cam Newton case."  Because Tony Barnhart said so. (Mr. College Football) This won't end well. The NCAA's Decision on Cam Newton's eligibility creates a bad precedent for the future Cam Newton cases of the world. (The Lady Sportswriter)   Cam Newton is not Reggie Bush. Because Matt Hinton said so. The fact Newton and Bush are in the same sentence for non-on-the-field reason is bad enough. (Dr. Saturday) Needs improvement. Arkansas has a 1-4 record in the Sugar Bowl, and are 0-2 in the Citrus/Capital One Bowl.  Both of which are the most likely spots where the Razorbacks will land this bowl season. (Arkansas Sports 360) Be afraid, Starkville. Miami is looking at Mississippi Head football coach Dan Mullen now that its quest for Jon Gruden  has hit a wall. (The Sun-Sentinel) What does Georgia's defense and a treadmill have in common? They both involve running in place. (Dr. Saturday) Hit the road, Mark. Georgia head football coach Mark Richt will be wearing out that Ford truck of his out on the recruiting trail trying to fill the holes in the Dawgs' depth chart. (Athens Banner-Herald) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The Quotations of Coach Derek Dooley

The Quotations of Coach Derek Dooley

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 2, 2010

Ah, Derek Dooley. The 2010 football season would have been a lesser place without you at the helm at Tennessee. You gave us such joy at your words. Here is but a sample of them. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be video footage of His Hairness announcing he had banned his mother, Barbara Dooley, from the state of Tennessee. That would have been fun to see. (via Rocky Top Talk) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Donald Trump's "love letter" to University of Miami President Donna Shalala

Donald Trump's "love letter" to University of Miami President Donna Shalala

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 2, 2010

A note scrawled on newspaper. Seriously, Donald? This is behavior I expect from somebody living in his mom's basement, not an (alledged) billionaire. Somebody who keeps a shrine to his favorite team or movie star, complete with incense burners. Disturbing.  (via Dr. Saturday) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Mark Richt, bowling, and a 'Bama fan at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Mark Richt, bowling, and a 'Bama fan at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 2, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   FOOTBALL Not out of the woods yet. Auburn may or may not be safe from the threat of having to vacate wins due to the ever-murky Cam Newton situation. (Team Speed Kills) Once I was the learner. Now I am the master. Mark Richt may be facing his former Miami football coach Howard Schnellenberger when Georgia plays Florida Atlantic in 2012. If they're both still coaching their current respective teams, that is. (Athens Banner-Herald) "Option 1A." (Or is that Option A1A?) Dan Mullen is reportedly still in Miami's sights for the Hurricane's head football coach if the school can't woo Jon Gruden out of the Monday Night Football booth. (CBS Sports) Up in the air. Alabama is being eyed by the Capital One, Outback and Cotton Bowls, all waiting for the SEC Championship to make their final decision on which SEC team will send out an invite to. (al.com) What's a 'Bama fan like you doing in a place like this? An Alabama blogger's (somewhat surreal) experience at Stanford Stadium for the 2010 installment of Clean Old Fashioned Hate. The experience of visiting the Tomb of the Ugas is worth the read. (Kleph Goes to the Football Stadium) Close to home. Tennessee is being eyed by the in-state Liberty (Memphis) and Music City Bowls (Nashville). (Go Vols Xtra) BASKETBALL Escaping a trap. Tennessee managed to avoid a loss in a potential trap game against Middle Tennessee State. (Go Vols Xtra) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Trump wants Mike Leach to coach Miami? Better yet, make Leach an Apprentice

Trump wants Mike Leach to coach Miami? Better yet, make Leach an Apprentice

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 1, 2010

Donald Trump pimping for Mike Leach to get the head coaching job at Miami? In some dark perverse way, this makes a lot of sense. Who better for the obnoxious (alleged) billionaire to promote for a job than an even obnoxious ex-football coach? (Well, Jon Gruden. But you can't expect Donald Trump to go with the rest of the pack, can you?) This does, however, bring up an idea that is just waiting to happen-Mike Leach on the Celebrity Apprentice. This would be such an "On Snap!" moment that it seriously needs to happen. Imaging Leach making some over-famous goober like reported 2011 cast members Jose Canseco or Latoya Jackson stand in an electrical shed? That would really be Must See TV. Make it happen, Trump! (via ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Cam Newton "cleared" to play in SEC Championship.

Cam Newton "cleared" to play in SEC Championship.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 1, 2010

The NCAA has cleared Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to play in the SEC Championship Game. It has, however found that Newton's father, Cecil Newton, did actively try to shop his son around to other schools. It's the kind of twisted logic that's come to be expected with the NCAA and college football. It's also probably opened up a whole new can of worms, and given future players in a similar situation to hide around. (via SB Nation) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Molly Sims in an Auburn Santa hat? Molly Sims in an Auburn Santa hat.

Molly Sims in an Auburn Santa hat? Molly Sims in an Auburn Santa hat.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 1, 2010

Molly Sims in  an Auburn Santa hat. Sadly, she's also wearing an Auburn jersey. I'd try to ask Santa Molly  for that new iPod, Inception Blu-Ray, and the Hess Truck I want, but I'm afraid I go all Ralphie on her and have my mind go blank. (via War Blog Eagle) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Florida, Vanderbilt, LSU and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Florida, Vanderbilt, LSU and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on November 30, 2010

I didn't do it! No one saw me do it! There's no way you can prove anything! Floirda denies the Gators trashed the visitors' locker room at FSU after losing to the Seminoles last Saturday. (Orlando Sentinel)  Fools' Gold? Vanderbilt is looking at Vanderbilt's is looking at Temple head football coach Al Golden to replace Robbie Caldwell. This is  the rare case where a coaching job in the SEC would be considered a step backward. (The Tennessean) The Decider. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says that head football coach Les Miles will have the only say in changes to his coaching staff. (The Advocate) Trading down. Georgia replaces Louisville on the 2012 schedule with Florida Atlantic. Not quite replacing a Lexus with a Yugo, but only because Louisville isn't actually a Lexus. (Athens Banner-Herald) Lessons learned? Mike Bianchi questions whether Florida head football coach Urban Meyer learned any leadership skills from former quarterback Tim Tebow. Shut up, Mike. (Orlando Sentinel) Bruce Pearl says "I miss Lane Kiffin.'' Which would make him the only person who misses Lane Kiffin. Of course, he Kiffin would've made a better human shield for Pearl than Derek Dooley does. (The Dagger) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Michigan State, The Outback Bowl, Wisconsin's James White, and ...Mike Tyson?

Big Tentacles: Michigan State, The Outback Bowl, Wisconsin's James White, and ...Mike Tyson?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on November 30, 2010

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)   FOOTBALL    Big Pimpin'. Mark Dantonio  making his case for why Michigan State deserves a BCS bid. (Detroit Free Press) Sugar Time. Like it or not, the Sugar Bowl seems to be the likely BCS destination for Ohio State. (Along the Olentangy) Money's Too Tight To Mention. Large buyout clauses in FBS coaches' contracts like Mississippi State's Dan Mullen may hamper Minnesota's search for a new head football coach. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) Tie Me Kangaroo Down. Iowa, Penn State, and Illinois are in the running to represent the Big Ten in the Outback Bowl.  (examiner.com Philadelphia) The Freshman. Wisconsin running back James White named Big Ten Freshman of the Year by coaches and media voters. (Bucky's 5th Quarter) Do pinstripes and orange go together? The inaugural Pinstripe Bowl looks to be the bowl season landing spot for Syracuse. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician) Are the Iowa Hawkeyes the new Mike Tyson? The Iowa Hawkeyes' 2010 season compared to the downward spiral that was Mike Tyson's boxing career. (Black Heart Gold Pants) BASKETBALL Ladies, look at your Irish. Notre Dame wins the Old Spice Classic over Wisconsin. (Rakes of Mallow) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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