A Message from The Bear: Call your mama. It's Mother's Day(via Roll 'Bama Roll)A "King" berates a "Nation". "The King of College Football" Chuck Oliver chides the Bulldog Nation getting worked up over high school junior Christian LeMay's plans to enroll at Georgia next January when the Dawgs' probable starting quarterback in 2010, Aaron Murray hasn't even begun his career. (Chuck Oliver's Blog)Frosted Orange is the color of schadenfreude. Rocky Top Talk counts down the "The 20 Most Heartbreaking Losses in the Last 20 Years." Read Part One with #20-16 here, Part Two with #15-11 here, then get more in depth with entries Ten and Nine. Expect to see a lot of losses to Florida an Alabama here. The 2001 loss to Georgia in the "Hobnail Boot" game had better be in the top ten. (Rocky Top Talk)
Denver radio station KS 107.5 decided to make an America's Next Top Model parody involving the slowly evolving quarterback contriversy involving Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, and Tim Tebow. Sadly, this parody may be closer to the truth than anybody will ever be comfortable enough to admit. Seriously, you didn't think Quinn got signed because of his stellar NFL career, did you?While we're on the subject: Have any of America's Next Top Model's actually gone on to become top models? I don't seem to recall any showing up in the SI Swimsuit Issue or anything like that.(Via YouTube)
Oh, don't act so surprised at this: Someone made a Dustin Pedroia laser show gif: Photobucket" border="0"> (Out of Bounds, Tauntr.com) Who'd win in a fight between Miss Piggy and the Smoke Monster? Lost vs. The Muppets (via Morning Glow) Couldn't he just play that Britney song? Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki comes to the plate with Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A. blaring. He says it's for his high school girl fan base. Two words: Lawrence Taylor. (Big League Stew) And on a related front: Don't alarmed just yet, Patrots' fans. But Tom Brady is sporting the same kind of hairstyle Ben Roethlisberger was sporting before he buzzed it off for his meeting with Roger Goodell. (via The Big Lead) (Disputed) List of the Day. "The 6 worst Christian Bands of all-time." You know the person coming up with a list has absolutely no clue about the subject they are talking about when they declare Creed the "Worst Christian Band of all time." Seriously, go listen to "What's This Life For," count the number of times you hear the Scott StaphStapp say seven letter g-word, and tell me Creed is or was ever a Christian band. (guyism) This isn't the kind of wrestling Iowa's famous for. The latest bout of insanity from Black Heart Gold Pants features Iowa basketball players channeling WWE stars. Including Matt Gatens channeling his inner R***y O***n. (Yes, there's a reason why O***n's name is bleeped out. Just know that Ricky Stanzi would probably kick is butt on sight for what he did.) (Black Heart Gold Pants)
Congrats to David Pollack: The Georgia legend's daughter, Leah Heather Pollack came into the world today. (David Pollack's Twitter)"Mr. College Football" predicts: Tony Barnhart polishes his crystal ball and sees Alabama and Ohio State playing for the BCS Championship. So Barnhart pretty much has 'Bama winning the BCS. (Mr. College Football)Frosted Orange Crush: Barbara Dooley shows up at a Big Orange Caravan appearance in Atlanta by her son, Derek Dooley...wearing Orange. Somehow, some way, this is Dr. Evil Michael Adams fault. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Go Vols Xtra)Bobby Petrino's house for sale in Arkansas: Don't get your boxers in a bunch, Hogs fans, he says he only wants to get a smaller place. Somewhere closer proximity to the airport, is my guess where he looking . (Dr. Saturday)Georiga quarterbacks have to stick together: In other UGA legend news, Buck Belue defends Bulldog quarterback coach/offensive coordinator (and former UGA quarterback) Mike Bobo. (Buck's Blog)Get well soon, Frank Beamer: Va. Tech's Frank Beamer may need surgery on a torn bicep muscle received falling while exiting an airplane. The reports that the concrete on the runway will have to be repaired are completely the delusions of Spencer Hall. (Dr. Saturday, examiner.com, EDSBS)
Some kid decided to post a YouTube clip rambling on about Tim Tebow and Twilight. And then tosses in dreading that The Hobbit movie might not come out before the world is supposed to end when the Mayan calendar runs out in 2012.So why is this being posted here? Because somehow Tim Tebow and the Twilight saga go together. Don't ask why, but they do. And throw the Mayan Apocalypse into the mix just seems fitting too. It just all seems natural, somehow.And no, Tim Tebow isn't a vampire. He's played too many games in the Florida sunshine for that. But if Josh McDaniels has dreams where His Tebowness rips his clothes off while turning into a wolf...well, it just wouldn't be too shocking.
Here's Dustin Pedroia giving support to his Red Sox teammate David Ortiz, who's been in a slump since...well, since ever. Inadvertently, he's given America it's next great pick-up line. Take a listen to this little gem. Then go start practicing it in the mirror.Yes America. No longer "the laser show" be reserved for those lazy nights at Stone Mountain where pop music is paired with technology that seems more and more archaic compared to Pixar's film library and Avatar. Now the "laser show" will be what every wannabe "Situation" is going to try to take the "Snooki" of his affection he sees at the bar. "Yo girl, wanna see the laser show?" This may be the greatest thing since Ric Flair transformed "Space Mountain" into something other a ride at Disneyland.(via The Really Dirty Mets Blog)
They said it couldn't be done, but here it is: A photo with an athlete and a farm animal more embarrassing than the one with Tom Brady and that goat. In case you couldn't tell by the missing tooth, that's Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. And yes, that is his sheep. It was a gift to his family in Russia. The sheep's name is Byasha, which is Russian for "chokes on ice." (At least that's it should be)The sheep is kind of appropriate though. Look at Ovechkin in this picture. If you didn't know he was a millionaire Russian hockey player, he'd look like any generic redneck in Alabama. Look at him. Unkempt hair, missing tooth, gold necklace. He'd fit in just fine at any tractor pull or a Montgomery Gentry concert.In a situation like this, the nickname "Comrade Redneck" comes to mind. It seems to fit Ovechkin pretty well.(via Sportress of Blogitude, D.C Sports Blog)
(Note: I was tempted to use an image of Tia Tequila. But I've had enough problems with viruses on the computer in the past twelve months.)Blogger suggests that Roethlisberger should be sent to boot camp. To slightly paraphrase my favorite Clint Eastwood quote from Heartbreak Ridge: "The Marines are looking for a few good men. Unfourtinately, Big Ben ain't it." (MoonDogSports.com)Iowa only made $50,000 off of its Orange Bowl championship. Ah, the joys of creative accounting. (Black Heart Gold Pants)It's Complicated, Part Deux. Boston Red Sox pay tribute to prodigal son Nomar Garciaparra. Blog declares it "Revisionist History Night". (USA Today, Boston Dirt Dogs)Mets record for the month of April, complete with uniforms. Created by Gene, the anal-retentive Mets fan. (Mets Police)
Yep, they're already selling t-shirts about the tasings at Citizen's Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia, as this badly filmed YouTube clip can attest. (Sombrero not included)In case you didn't get it the first dozen times around, the shirt apparently says "I got drunk. I got high. I got tasered. Another night at the ballpark." Ain't capitalism grand?(via Deadspin, Busted Coverage)
ESPN the Magazine took a poll of MLB players during spring training. Among other questions, players were asked who the most overrated of their brethren were. The results landed three New York Yankees in the top three. Joba Chamberlain, Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher made up the overrated trifecta.A*Rod and Swisher making the list isn't shocking. Chamberlain is another matter. If only because of the idea he was actually rated in the first place.(via New York Post)
ACC predictions: Who does "Mr. College Football" Tony Barnhart see coming out on top of the ACC this year? Florida State in the Atlantic Division, and a surprise pick of North Carolina in the Costal Division. (Mr. College Foolball)Alabama will try to pass the 800 victory mark in 2010...again. They've done it before, but the NCAA keeps taking away wins due to those pesky recruiting violations. (3rd Saturday in Blogtober)Doing less with more. Loser With Socks asks readers "Who does less with more?" Kentucky's John Calipari, UGA's Mark Richt, or Alabama media gadfly Phil Finebaum? Not surprisingly, Mark Richt is winning this one easily. (Loser With Socks)Want to help with relief efforts in Nashville? Here's how. (via EDSBS)
What will Alabama do now that Georgia Tech is off the radar in 2012? Probably still come to Atlanta and play somebody else. Or maybe go to Dallas. Nick Saban said that Alabama is looking for a neutral-site game to start off the 2012 season with, and are looking towards ESPN and Chick-fil-A to helping them secure an opponent.As for who might the opponent be, it looks like either playing Texas Tech in Dallas or playing Miami in Atlanta are both possible. Though there are reported to be at least five potential opponents in each city.(via EDSBS, al.com)
Round Two in Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive Madness" tournament is over. And the madness that is Lane Kiffin has reached the checkered flag in his showdown with Danica Patrick. (Gee, Danica Patrick not coming in first, what a shock)Now comes Round Three and the Sweet Sixteen matchup against US Women's' Soccer team member Heather Mitts. (Unless Esquire does something screwy with the brackets) Mitts defeated MMA star Gina Carino. Name recognition (and a loyal voting pool who really wants to show their "love" for "Sexy" Lane) should help Kiffin out in this matchup. Then again, the lack of a Y chromosome will probably be an advantage for Mitts.In sadder news, Matthew Stafford's alledged girlfriend has been knocked out of the tournament by ice dancer Tanith Belbin. Belbin will next face off against former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler, who soundly defeated the alleged "Panamanian Cricket Team."Also gone from the tournament of note to sports fans is Giselle Bundchen. Mrs. Tom Brady was taken out by Adrianna Lima in a rather sound trumping. Lima's matchup with Candice Swanepoel should be a highlight of the tournament, since Swanepoel defeated number one seed Beyoncé in a resounding manner.And for the crew over at The Outhouse: Olivia Munn totally dominated Heidi Montag. The looming Sweet Sixteen confrontation between Munn and Evangeline Lilly should be true geek heaven.(via Esquire)
And from the "Everybody's doing it so why can't we?" Dept.: Auburn students held their own flashmob event last night at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Unlike the similar events at Ohio State and Ole Miss, this one was less planned out and more like...well, a mob.And if you don't have ten minutes to spare.This one had all the subtly of a train wreck. Kind of what you would expect from Auburn.
Time for the "ewwwwww!" story of the day. Deadspin reports that a signed pair of Chase Utley's game-worn underwear from the 2008 World Series is up for sale on Craigslist. No word on if they're boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs. The disturbing news, however, it that they are unwashed.If you're interested in this item, you may have to compete with this "lucky" woman's boyfriend for the right to buy it.(via Deadspin)
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