What's Tennessee basketball forward Renaldo "Swiperboy" Woolridge been doing lately? Working on his music, what else? While Bruce Pearl probably would rather see Swiperboy in the gym, Woolridge does seem to be at least promising in both the music world and on the basketball court.Swiperboy has also seemed to develop a "Twitter Crush," and felt inclined to sing about it.Autotune. You can't stop it, you can only hope to contain it.
Jared Allen's website, jaredallen69inc, features an online store where people can find all sorts of Jared Allen related t-shirts and other accessories, including this t-shirt:There are two obvious things about this t-shirt. 1) Jared Allen is a caveman and ranks below homo sapiens sapiens on the evolutionary scale, and 2) He's nekkid. That's not shocking for some reason. Either way, it's probably not the thing to wear to Church on Sunday morning.(via Sportress of Blogitude)
(Your Moment of Tebowness is SWRT's recurring feature on the cultural phenomenon that is His Tebowness. Everyone else is doing it, so why can't I?)Here is Tim Tebow signing letters of his name for Panini America, the company that publishes Donruss, Score, and other card sets. The letters will probably be used for football cards and the like.If you listen carefully, you can hear His Tebowness singing a bit, though it's hard to tell what exactly the song was. There's also random mentions of Taylor Swift near the end. Taylor Swify and Tebow. Now there's a publicist's dream come true.(via TebowZone)
Zach Mettenberger will go JUCO. The disgraced former UGA quarterback will reportedly transfer to Butler County Community College in Kansas for next season. This means he can play football next season for the junior college, and not waste a year on the sidelines due to those pesky NCAA FBS regulations. This is hopefully the last time Mettenberger will be mentioned on this blog for a while. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Leather Helmet Blog)Expansion silly talk at SEC Spring Meeting. A number of SEC coaches, including Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, and Mark Richt are not too crazy about expansion in the SEC. (ESPN)John Wayne whistles "Ramblin' Wreck From Georgia Tech"Frank Sinkwich could probably kick the John Wayne's butt. And he probably would hearing the Duke whistling that. I'm just saying. (Barrel of Rum)There's a FakeDanMullen running around Twitter. You're nobody until there's a fake version of you on Twitter. (Red Cup Rebellion)And speaking of fake Twitter accounts: Check out SummerofMallett, the fake Twitter version of Ryan Mallett. He's a lot more interesting than the real version.Looking ahead to basketball season (Because they have nothing else better to do in North Carolina) . A look at the freshmen who might make an impact in the Triangle. (Blue vs. Blue)"20 Losses in 20 Years." The Tennessee schadenfreude countdown hits #6, and the 1993 loss to Alabama. (Rocky Top Talk)
(Your Moment of Tebowness is SWRT's recurring feature on the cultural phenomenon that is His Tebowness. Everyone else is doing it, so why can't I?)ESPN's Bill Williamson makes a bold prediction for 2011: Tim Tebow will be the Denver Broncos' opening-day starting quarterback. Kyle Orton will be a free agent next year, and has was reportedly on the trading block earlier this year. His future status with the team has been in doubt since Brady Quinn was brought in through a trade, and His Tebowness was drafted. Williamson does not even mention the possibility of Quinn being the starter.It looks more and more that the Broncos expect Tim Tebow to be the team's future franchise quarterback. It'll be interesting to see if he can live up to the expectations.(ESPN, via TIMTEBLOG)
ESPN's pimping of the World Cup seems to know no end. Now the World Wide Leader is using "murals" representing the 32 nations involved with the world. (Funny,aren't murals supposed to painted on walls?)The murals range from the mildly interesting to the slightly Freudian nightmare inducing to the not just merely bad, but really most sincerely bad. The complete selection is here. But here's the mural for the US team:Not too bad. The idea of Landon Donovan leading the US team like Washington crossing the Delaware is quite intriguing ind inspirational. But it still doesn't beat this:Now that's what I want hanging on my wall. And the drawing wouldn't look so bad next to it, either.
(What Passes for Life is SWRT's collection of sports and non sports related links and hi-jinks.)Don't you think this Blackhawk hockey love is getting out of hand? The latest statue in Chicago to be defaced to show love for the Chicago Blackhawks is the Chicago Picasso statue. This trend may be the worst thing to happen to statues since the Taliban blew up those two giant Buddhas. (Deadspin)Shocking celebrity split-up of the day. Heidi Montag and the appropriately named Spencer Pratt are breaking up. Less notable celebrities Al and Tipper Gore are separating also.(Reality TV World, Yahoo! News)Larry King to interview LeBron James. Don't expect to hear any major revelations about where LeBron will be playing next year. Or talk about that rumor about Delonte West and his mom. Or anything really newsworthy. (Sportress of Blogitude)Denver's quarterbacks aren't on the trading block. Because Josh McDaniels says so. Not that anybody believes him or anything. (USA Today)Speaking of Larry King. Is it just me, or is King starting to look like the Mother-in-Law on Dinosaurs?Heisman Trophy odds. Las Vegas claims the top three players in the running for the Heisman are last year's winner Mark Ingram (Alabama), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), and Ryan Mallett (Arkansas). Surprisingly, Jake Locker (Washington) is ninth. (Tomahawk Nation)When sexy celebrities date ugly people. Self-explanatory. (UPROXX Just be warned, there might be a NSFW image or two there.)The sad state of the newspaper. Blogger bemoans the fact that The New York Times used a wire story to report on the Indianapolis 500 instead of one of their own reporters. (The NYTPicker)Quote of the Day. "Nobody does bad better than Zook, who can turn lemons into lemonade, and then turn that same lemonade back into lemons." - Paul Myerberg on the Illinois head coach. (Pre-Snap Lead, via EDSBS)
Okay, maybe "sexy" is too strong of a world. But Les Miles met up with Kenny Chesney before the least favorite country music star in the college football blogosphere performed at Tiger Stadium on Sunday Night as part of the Bayou Country Superfest. Here's how the meet-up looked.To the chagrin of certain bloggers (*cough*Spencer Hall*cough), Miles didn't try to murder Chesney for the unspeakable crime of writing a song that was played umpteen times during ABC and ESPN's college football coverage last year. Just remember, guys. LSU needs the money in these hard times. And if they have to resort to renting out the stadium for one of Peyton Manning's best buddies, so be it. (Luckily, Pey-Pey wasn't around to serenade the crown Sunday night, as he's prone to do with Chesney. But Sean Peyton and the Lombardi Trophy were. That's pimping for the audience, Kenny.)(via EDSBS, And the Valley Shook, NOLA.com)
Pretty self explanatory.(via Deadspin)
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sure know how to have fun. For the current road trip to Toronto, Joe Maddon ordered the team to don hockey jerseys for the flight. What better way to rub it in Canada's face that the Stanley Cup Finals is yet another all-American team match-up this year? (With more than its fare share of Canadians on each team, admittedly.)Maddon likes these kind of team building theme dress-up road trips. Previous ones involved the Rays donning all black in homage to Johnny Cash, cowboys, and the even less socially acceptable Ed Hardy t-shirts (what, there weren't any Truth Soul Armor shirts available?)As you can tell by the image Chicago Blackhawks jerseys are the hot item among the team (pitching coach Jim Hickey's nephew works for the Stanley Cup contender). More noticeable are the few Tampa Bay Lightning jerseys among the bunch. Not even the Rays like the home town hockey team.(via, Tampa Bay Online, SB Nation)
Congratulations to Duke winning the NCAA Mens Lacrosse championship. After all the crud the team went through with those stupid fraudulent sexual assault charges a few years back, they deserve it.Star falls out of Alabama into Georgia (State). Alabama quarterback Star Jackson is transferring to the spanking new Georgia State football program. (SB Nation)How to spruce up Doak Campbell Stadium. An FSU blogger's ideas to make the Seminole fan's game experience a little better. The idea of putting torches atop the four main towers is interesting. It sounds reminiscent of U2's Under a Blood Red Sky concert at Red Rocks. (ScalpEm.com)Five burning questions for the SEC Spring Meetings. And Tony Barnhart's the one holding the matches. And yes, expansion is one of them.(Mr. College Football)There's a riot goin' on. Georgia fan on YouTube calls for a riot in 2010.Wasn't the touchdown celebration bad enough for Mark Richt and the Dawgs' reputation? At least the Three Days Grace was cool. (Leather Helmet Blog)
ESPN has finally come up with a soccer commercial worth shouting about. The latest World Cup commercial from the WWL promotes the June 12 match between the USA and England.Now this is a soccer commercial! None of that wussy anti-American stuff with the lame Bono commentary. Here's a commercial where America is celebrated and ready to kick England and Wayne Rooney's sorry little tails back to the U.K. It a commercial America can be proud of.Be afraid, England. Landon Donovan is coming for you. And he's planning to bring home more than just the World Cup. He's got another trophy in mind for his trophy room:I'll bet he can't wait to show David Beckham that one hanging over his mantelpiece.
Well she tried her best illegal move. But IndyCar officials came and crushed Danica Patrick's groove. She was bumped a spot down in the Indianapolis 500 for making an illegal pass after a caution. (From the Marbles. Apologies to Sammy Hagar.)Add Jeff Burton to the list of people who don't seem to get along with Kyle Busch. That list should include most of NASCAR by the end of the year, if it doesn't already.(From the Marbles)Ewwwwww! Moment of the day. MMA fighter high from "a cup of tea spiked with hallucinogenic mushrooms" kills his training partner and rips his heart out. He believed the partner was "possessed by the devil." (Telegraph.co.uk)The Bad and Good of the SEC. Sometimes it's hard to tell which is which. (Leather Helmet Blog)Guillermo Del Toro steps down as director for The Hobbit. Blame production delays and the uncertainty of MGM's financial situation. (The Huffington Post, via Daitong at The Outhouse)Remembering Clint Castleberry on Memorial Day. A Georgia Tech legend who died serving his country in World War II. (Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site, via EDSBS )
A Memorial Day message from "Mr. College Football." Tony Barnhart recalls visiting Cambridge American Cemetery in England, where American servicemen who died defending freedom in World War II are laid to rest. (Mr. College Football)List of NFL players who have died in combat. Includes players from WWII, Vietnam, and Afghanistan (Pat Tillman) (Pro Football Hall of Fame)Top 10 MLB Players in the Military. This is only a sample of those players who served. (Fantasy Pros 911)
There's already a t-shirt honoring Roy Halladay's perfect game. This from the Zoo With Roy blog.I get a feeling ZWR's other most infamous t-shirt may soon be updated too.(via Zoo With Roy)
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