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Charlie Weis ridin' dirty at Kansas City Chiefs training camp.

Charlie Weis ridin' dirty at Kansas City Chiefs training camp.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 4, 2010

This is how Charlie Weis is getting around at Kansas City Chiefs training camp while recovering from knee surgery. Ryan Mallett only wishes  he was ridin' dirty like Weis. Actually the whole knee surgery is a ruse. Weis actually hast all his money stashed in that knee brace. He's trying to protect it from the Ice Cream Phantoms. And don't laugh now, but Weis was able to beat Albert Haynesworth's conditioning drill time in that chair. What's worse, Weis passed it. (via Deadspin)

Ryan Howard lawn gnome? Ryan Howard lawn gnome.

Ryan Howard lawn gnome? Ryan Howard lawn gnome.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 4, 2010

Do you know what's sadder than a Ryan Howard lawn gnome? The sad and pathetic journey to a minor league Reading Phillies game in an attempt to obtain one of these little gems. Click upon this link, ye mighty, and despair. (610 WIP,  The Slanch Report)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: LSU vs. Oregon in 2011,

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: LSU vs. Oregon in 2011,

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 4, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    LSU vs. Oregon at Jerryworld?  Reports say that the Bayou Bengals will open the 2011 season going head-to-head against  the Ducks in The Heathen Temple of Jerry Jones' Avarice Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Made possible by Kansas State pulling the plug on facing Oregon next year. (The Oregorian) Alleged Vol Brawl participants reinstated at Tennessee. Derek Dooley has reinstated players Greg King and Marlon Walls, who were arrested after the infamous Vol Brawl at Bar Knoxville. And just in time for practice, too. (Team Speed Kills) Should Maryland vs. Navy be an annual in-state rivarly game?  Ralph Friedgen thinks so. Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo thinks so too. The fact that the two Old Line State schools have only met twice since 1966 is a little surprising. (Testudo Times) Roll film Tide! ESPN filming Alabama football practice this week for Alabama All-Access, a special scheduled to debut August 18 on ESPNU, and excerpted ad nauseum on Sportscenter. (Digital Sports Daily) Mike Slive is "The Most Powerful Man in College Athletics." Because Clay Travis said so. The first of an epic four-part interview. (Fanhouse) Tony Barnhart ranks SEC West QB's. Uninspiringly, Barnhart ranks Arkansas' Ryan Mallett at the top of the list over Alabama's Greg McElroy. Sorry, Tony.  McElroy's the one who gets the scoreboard over here. Mallett gets nothing but pain. (Mr. College Football) A party school with a football problem. Dawg Sports salutes UGA's ranking as America's #1 party school by comparing previous year' rankings to where the Dawgs' finished in the polls. Only in the Bulldog Nation would something like this happen. This "party school" title isn't quite the thing you want to embrace, y'know. (Dawg Sports)

Twelve Angry Programs: Big 12 news and notes

Twelve Angry Programs: Big 12 news and notes

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 4, 2010

(Twelve Angry Programs is SWRT's look at the Big 12, a conference where nobody can really seem to get along with each other. ) Longhorns vs. Leprechauns? Texas is reportedly close to a four game deal with Notre Dame to start in 2015. There's an argument to be made that this series will end up as a hubris factory like no other. (Austin American-Statesman) "Ten Truths about the Big 12." Most of which can't be said to be very positive. (FoxSports Southwest) More Kansas basketball than you can handle. Kansas will have 31 games nationally broadcast in the 2010-2011 season. (Rock Chalk Talk) Is Oklahoma the new Penn State? With a bushel of linebackers, Oklahoma might be giving Penn St. a run for the title of "Linebacker U." Which would possibly make Bob Stoops the new Joe Paterno. Which would mean that OU's going to be stuck with Stoops for another thirty years. (Bleacher Report) The Kansas State viewpoint of the Derek Dooley-Bryce Brown feud. Which pretty much involved calling His Hairness  a women's hygiene product.  Very original. Just wait 'till Barbara Dooley hears about this. She won't get done 'till someone's mouth is washed out with soap. (Bring On The Cats)

Universities and Miley Cyrus don't mix. And UGA proves it.

Universities and Miley Cyrus don't mix. And UGA proves it.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 3, 2010

Memo to America's Institution's of Higher Education: Avoid Miley Cyrus at all costs! That goes double for "Party in the U.S.A."  While it's understandable colleges and universities would want to use the squeaky-clean image of Hannah Montana to represent their schools, the results can be less than appealing. Take for example this University of Georgia orientation video for incoming freshmen. The words "Epic Fail" barely begin to describe it.   Please. Kill. Me. Now.  First off, UGA might want to avoid anything with the words "party" in it right now. The school has a little bit of an image problem when it comes to that area. And that was before Damon Evans. Second,  college is the time where young men (and women, I guess) should stop being so interested in teenage girls. The only redeeming value to this experiment in lameness? Seeing a shot of Mark Richt trying to look tough with his best tough-guy pose. (Hmm, Richt does look like he's been working out there.) Besides, didn't UGA learn anything from Penn State? Apparently not. (via EDSBS)

Ohhhh! A quarterback controversy at Michigan!

Ohhhh! A quarterback controversy at Michigan!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 3, 2010

The words "quarterback controversy" may be the two sweetest words for a sports blogger. And oh by gosh by golly, there seems to be one at Michigan.  Wolverine senior cornerback Troy Woolfolk is dissing Tate Forcier's work ethic, while praising Forcier's backup from last year, Denard Robinson over him. That's never a good sign for team unity there. According to Woolfolk, Forcier has been skipping out on those infamous Michigan "voluntary" workouts, while Robinson has shown up consistently. And while Robinson was shaky as a passer last year, his passing is reportedly " greatly improved" and he is being seen as a leader on the team, where Forcier is reportedly seen as "diseased." Ouch. (via Detroit Free-Press, EDSBS)

The University of Iowa has an  overpopulation problem. Is Ricky Stanzi to blame?

The University of Iowa has an overpopulation problem. Is Ricky Stanzi to blame?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 3, 2010

The University of Iowa has a problem on its hands. This year's freshman class was bigger than the school had originally thought it would be. Now the administration is scrambling to find places for them to live, as well as trying to figure out how to fit them in to classes (trailers are too good for the Big Ten, apparently). School administrators credit Iowa's campaign to recruit  out-of-state and international students, and of course, the economy. But one would have to think that perhaps maybe, just maybe, this little moment may have had something to do with it: When you see greatness like this, is there any wonder why young America wouldn't flock to Iowa just hoping some of Ricky Stanzi's "Manziness" would rub off of them? (via Black Heart Gold Pants, New York Times) (postscript: The NYT had to correct it's piece because it referred to Iowa as the "Cyclones" instead of the Hawkeyes. Stupid Godless commie pinko liberal journalists.)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mike Hamilton and Ralph Friedgen Hot Seat talk, Florida, Robbie Caldwell

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mike Hamilton and Ralph Friedgen Hot Seat talk, Florida, Robbie Caldwell

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 3, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton on the Hot Seat? "If this football season sours, the posse isn’t coming for Derek Dooley. It’s coming for Hamilton," says ESPN's Ivan Maisel. (ESPN) I'm not saying Ralph Friedgen is on the Hot Seat, but...The season hasn't even started yet, and Testudo Times is looking at possible replacements for  Friedgen. Never a good sign. And yes, Mike Leach is on the list.  (Testudo Times) Houston Nutt is a dirty coach. Because Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandell  says so. Yes, this is Jeremiah Masoli related. (Sports Illustrated) Oh no he's not! A defense of Houston Nutt by...well, go see for yourself. Just be warned that the words "Spencer Hall" are involved. (EDSBS) Going streaking at Boston College. Looking at the winning streaks Boston College has going into this season, and whether the Golden Eagles can keep them up. (BC Interruption)    Are these Florida's breakout players? Be on the lookout for Omarius Hines (WR), Jaye Howard (DT), and Jelani Jenkins (LB). (Orlando Sentinel) Wake Forest football talk. Looking at why Wake took a step or two back last year, and if the Demon Deacons can get back into going the right direction.  (Blogger So Dear) Robbie Caldwell is now Vanderbilt's official full-time coach. The school removed the "interim" from in front Robbie Caldwell's job title. Take that, Paul Finebaum!  (College Football Talk)

Brett Favre retiring?

Brett Favre retiring?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 3, 2010

Cue The Smiths:

Barbara Dooley is sneaking back into Tennessee. Don't tell Derek!

Barbara Dooley is sneaking back into Tennessee. Don't tell Derek!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 3, 2010

Pssst! Don't tell Derek Dooley, but mom Barbara Dooley is sneaking back into Tennessee for an appearance ar a Rotary benefit in Cleveland. This after His Hairness banned her from the state for "violating his media policies." (Meaning she talked too much.) Barbara, with husband Vince Dooley will be keynote speakers at the Bradley Sunrise Rotary Sunset Gala on August 7. The Saturday night event will include a meet-and greet with the couple for corporate sponsors, dinner and an auction of SEC memorabilia. Proceeds are going to the American Cancer Society, Angel Flight and Habitat for Humanity. No word if His Hairness will be showing up for the gala. Or if Barbara will be wearing her orange feather boa to the event. (via The Chattanoogan, Cleveland Banner)

What Passes for Life: Notre Dame and NBC, Texas A&M,

What Passes for Life: Notre Dame and NBC, Texas A&M,

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 2, 2010

The Irish eyes aren't smiling at the Peacock Network. NBC names Boston College grad Mike Maylock to replace Pat Haden in the booth for Notre Dame football broadcasts. Domer reaction to a non-Domer getting the job is pretty much what you would expect. (Notre Dame Go Irish) What's next for Jon Jones? The MMA fighter who beat Vladimir Matyushenko in Sunday night's UFC on Versus 2 card would be willing go jump up to the heavyweight division to fight James Toney. (SB Nation) FOX starts its own country awards. No, I doubt the Dixie Chicks be asked to perform.  (TV Guide) Can Texas A&M make a comeback this year? Don't hold your breath. (Dr. Saturday)

Athletes and photo shoots don't mix: Dodger Blue edition

Athletes and photo shoots don't mix: Dodger Blue edition

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 2, 2010

Los Angeles Dodger Andre Ethier apparently didn't get the memo about avoiding the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Because he's gone and let them make him look like a fool in a photo shoot like they did to Kobe Bryant. Luckily, Ehtier's shoot is less monochrome than Bryant's, but it's still embarrassing. Warning to athletes: If a photographer wants you to wear glasses and an ascot run, don't walk.  And Alexander McQueen is probably glad he didn't live to see Ethier looking like a dork wearing his shirt. Okay, this was isn't too bad. I know 'Bama fans who would  probably kill for that $5,348.00 houndstooth jacket. It's the perfect thing to wear to the Auburn game in Tuscaloosa this year. What's going on here? Is Andre Ethier supposed to be an absolute magician in this pic? Maybe he can wave his magic cane and make the McCourts disappear. (via Deadspin, Los Angeles Times Magazine)

UGA back on top as America's top party school.

UGA back on top as America's top party school.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 2, 2010

The University of Georgia is back on top where it belongs...as the top party school in the country. The Princeton Review, the nation's purveyor of all things college, named UGA the top party school, up from number four last year. Ironically, number two is Ohio University, Athens. Yes, the top two party schools are in cities that share the same name. The bad news for Athens, Georgia is that it still isn't the number one party school in the state. That title still goes to Milledgeville. Because destroying the reputation of an NFL Super Bowl winning quarterback always getting you scoreboard. (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Masoli mania, Wuerffel vs. Tebow, Clemson schadenfreude

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Masoli mania, Wuerffel vs. Tebow, Clemson schadenfreude

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 2, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)       Masoli finally a Rebel? Masoli finally a Rebel. (FOX Sports) "(Jeremiah) Masoli is immediately the most accomplished signal-caller in the conference going into the season." Because Matt Hinton said so. (Dr. Saturday) Oh no he's not! Spencer Hall disagrees, pointing out that while Masoli won the Rose Bowl, Greg McElroy won the frickin' BCS title. Advantage: Hall. (EDSBS) Is Derek Dooley lying? Suggestions that His Hairness has not been completely honest in regards to the handling of Bryce Brown and  Nick Lamaison. (Rocky Top Talk)  Hurricanes lose strength. Miami dismisses defensive end Steven Wesley for the dreaded "academic reasons." (The 7th Floor) Boston College's chances of hosting ESPN's College GameDay this season? Pretty slim to none. (BC Interruption)   Danny Wuerffel is the greatest Florida Gator ever, and not Tim Tebow. Because Mike Bianchi said so. Mile Bianchi is nuts. (Orlando Sentinel) The end of Clemson's Orange-Brick Road of Schadenfreude. Shakin' the Southland's "The Worst of the 2000's" finally reaches the worst loss of the decade. And it ends where it should, with the Tigers losing to Georgia in Death Valley in 2003. (Shakin' the Southland)

Pimpin' it Old School with Bear Bryant

Pimpin' it Old School with Bear Bryant

By Juan Cena in SWRT on August 2, 2010

These newfangled SEC coaches think they know how to pimp for sponsors. Here's The Bear to show them how it's really done. Too bad Bear's not around to straighten the banks of today out. He'd probably do better than the Dems and the GOP combined.

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