If this doesn't summon the Corinthian in your dreams, nothing will.
All-time low ratings for All-Star Game. Last night's rating was a 7.5. Maybe if the actual game didn't start around 8:55 maybe more people would watch. (Yahoo! Sports) NBA team moving to Las Vegas? A group in Las Vegas claims they are on the verge of purchasing an NBA team, and plan to move it to Las Vegas. The Pistons, Hornets, Kings, and Grizzlies are the favorites as being the target. (SB Nation) Is retirement in the near future for Georges St. Pierre? It has a lot to do with there being few worlds left to conquer in the the the Alexander of the UFC welterweight division. (Cagewriter)
Your Ricky Stanzi "America, love it or leave it!" moment of the day: The Marines are looking for a fBy Juan Cena in SWRT on July 14, 2010
The Marines are known for their toughness and fierceness in battle. But they do have a gentle side when it comes to some of the smaller creatures who have gotten caught in the crossfire of war. "Three US marine (sic), Brian Chambers, Chris Berry and Aaron Shaw, started a mission to help bring home the kittens they have befriended while serving in Afghanistan . With generous donations from cat lovers and help from Noward Dogs animal rescue, Kiki and Keykey, two lovely ginger kitties, have successfully made it home in the US. Unfortunately 2 other cats, Simba and Ra-Ko, lost the battle against their illnesses a few weeks ago." Kiki is now in a new home in America. Awesome story. (via Unique Scoop, thanks to Matt Ufford for pointing this out via Twitter)
If you don't think that Cavs' fans aren't bitter about LeBron James, check this shirt out from LeQuitJames.com. (Cue the Carolina Liar)
Bobby Johnson resignation at Vanderbilt. Press conference at 2 P.M. EDT on announcement. Still time for Johnson to pull an Urban Meyer. (Anchor of Gold) Vol Brawl update. Investigation into Vol Brawl hampered by "inconsistent testimony." (Rocky Top Talk) Terrapins vs. Longhorns? Maryland is reportedly in negotiations to play Texas in 2014 and 2015. "Home" game for Terps would be played at FedEx Field. (Washington Post) Previewing SEC Media Days. Tony Barnhart gives his readers a rundown of what next week in Birmingham will be like. (Mr. College Football) Clemson schadenfreude. The Clemson "Worst if the 2000's" list continues with #6 and the 2006 loss to Virginia Tech. (Shakin' the Southland) Matt Stinchcomb for Georgia AD? Well, apparently there's a Facebook page for it. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Anchor of Gold is reporting that Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson is resigning. 680 the Fan's Chuck Oliver has also reported this on Twitter. No other details at this time, and no official statement from Vanderbilt. (via Anchor of Gold)
(What Passes for Life is SWRT's collection of sports and non sports related links and hi-jinks.) Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we? A group of Nine Arkansas and Oklahoma-based Division II schools are applying to the NCAA to form a new conference. Don't be shocked if you see refugees from the Big 12 , Big East, and the WAC do this in a few years. (ESPN) Lloyd Carr retiring from University of Michigan associate athletic director position. The former Wolverine head coach leaving while there's a still a cloud hanging over the school from possible NCAA violations involving football team members training when they shouldn't have been? Is Carr leaving a sinking ship? (It's Always Sunny in Detroit) New Batman title. Popular artist David Finch will be writing and drawing a new Batman series titled Batman: The Dark Knight, which will feature the Caped Crusader in X-Files-esque stories. (The Outhouse) Rich Franklin auctioning cast off for breast cancer. Franklin broke his arm in his UFC 115 defeat of Chuck Liddell. The pink-colored cast is being auctioned off to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Cagewriter) J.J. Abrams Lost in Oz? J.J. Abrams is one of the directors mentioned as being in the running for the film version of Wicked, the novel-turned Broadway musical reimagining of The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch of the West point of view. Maybe he'll turn the Cowardly Lion into a Cowardly Polar Bear. (Ain't It Cool News) Kevin Kolb in the hot seat. With Donovan McNabb traded to Washington and Michael Vick back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, the pressure is on Kolb to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl. (Shutdown Corner)
Well what did you think today's edition of "Your Moment of Tebowness" was going to be?
Another Cavalier is ditching the Mistake by the Lake proud and beautiful city of Cleveland. This time the agent of Zydrunas Ilgauskas has announced that the center will be joining former Cav teammate with the Miami Heat. No word yet if Cavs owner Dan Gilbert will be writing an open letter to Cleveland fans in Cyrillic font. (via Yahoo! Sports)
This is equivalent to Snoopy referring to Charlie Brown as "That Round-Headed Kid." (via EDSBS)
What's the cost to Alabama for moving its game with Georgia State up two days from November 20 , November 18? About $35,000 it turns out. That's the additional costs Georgia State is claiming that Alabama pay the fledgling program for its now-on-a-Thursday night confrontation. Costs include $22,500 for marketing, and $7,000 for travel. Plus the Panthers are asking that the school's 150 member band come on the trip. Consider it Georgia State head football coach Bill Curry's revenge for getting running him off in 1990. (via TuscaloosaNews.com)
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news) Is Zach Lee the answer to LSU's prayers? Maybe, that's going a little too far. But so is LSUFreek's photoshopping purple wings on his back and giving him a halo. I was kind of hoping that stuff would end in the SEC with Tebow graduating. (And the Valley Shook ) Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton says Vol Brawl "just tears me up." (Go Vols Xtra) A history of "Up With the White and Gold." A look at the history of the Georgia Tech fight song that doesn't have all the of cussing and drinking references in it. (From the Rumble Seat) Alabama's Greg McElroy at Manning Passing Academy. The BCS champion quarterback was a counselor with other top collegiate QB's. (Tide Sports.com) The Egg Bowl will be the "boiling point in the SEC" this year. Because Mark Schlabach says so. (ESPN, Red Cup Rebellion) Looking at Georgia's defense. As in Todd Grantham's squad, not the lawyers handling Dontavius Jackson Tavarres King's court cases. Despite optimism with a defensive coordinator not named Willie Martinez, Dawg fans may have to be willing to give Grantham and his crew time to develop. (Dawg Sports) Mississippi State "on the rise." Because USA Today said so (USA Today) Kentucky's Chris Matthews misses LA's "authentic Mexican food." Apparently the Taco Bell in Lexington isn't cutting it. (The Courier-Journal)
From the cage to the pen. War Machine (the fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver heading to prison after pleading guilty on two assault charges and a parole violation. (San Diego Union-Tribune, Cagewriter) Ross and Busiek reunite. Marvels creators Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross will reunite for Dynamite Entertainment's Kirby: Genesis. It's a project featuring lesser-known and never-seen characters created by Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. (The Outhouse) Michigan State plays Florida Atlantic at Ford Field in Detroit. This was supposed to be a home game for The Owls, but money issues have delayed the school's new stadium from opening until next year. Which is why this match-up sounds like a Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. (Detroit Free Press) Super Mario Rejects Excitebike in a Super Mario Bros. game does bring up an idea, though. Why hasn't Nintendo done a Mario Kart/Super Smash Bros. mash-up? Who wouldn't want to go Mario Karting with Seamus or Kirby? (Or have they done this and I'm just not gamer enough to know?) (Black Heart Gold Pants)
"Summer of Mallett" (the fake Ryan Mallett on Twitter) posted a link of this on his Twitter account. So I guess it counts as sports. (via As Seen in Shreveport)
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