How is the best way to get sportswriters to pay attention to your quarterback? Well if you're the Washington Huskies you mail out postcards with Jack Locker's picture on them. Washington has sent these out to members of the Football Writers Association of America, which feature Locker on the front with quotes from various media spanks, and his stats on the back.Why the postcard? Well, while the words "Heisman Trophy" don't actually appear anywhere on the card, it's obvious to anybody this is part of a subtle campaign to draw attention to the voters of said award.While the snail mail route doesn't seem as the most media savvy form of promotion in the digital age, it is a little less obnoxious as, say, putting your QB's picture on a giant billboard in New York City a la Joey Harrington. Probably a tad cheaper too.(via Dr. Saturday, The Seattle Times)
(Cue the Carolina Liar)Ah, Tennessee, you remain a fount of subject matter when it comes to Lane Kiffin. This saga has inspired songs, videos, and now....Bible studies?What's interesting is the kid in the video says he'll support Derek Dooley, but then turns around and suggests that Tennessee go talk to Mike Leach. Obviously he hasn't heard about this delightful piece of video.Sadly, I doubt that Leach will be going to any Bible studies soon. Too bad, he could use a couple.
Oh well. Since I posted that clip of the Air Force messing around to Ke$ha, I might as well go ahean a post that video of US Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan's version of Lady GaGa's "Telephone."(via Yahoo! and about every dang place else on the internet today)
There's been a Mike Krzyzewski sighting in South Dakota. Coach K spoke to an audience in Rapid City, SD Thursdsay night. At least it looks like Coach K. The image was taken at a distance. It's still hard to tell if it's really Coach K, or if Kyle Singler is continuing his macabre impersonation of his basketball coach.For all we know, the real Coach K could be held captive in Singler's hidden mancave. Imagine Coach K duct taped to a chair with Singler's pet spiders and his shrine to Pauley Perrette. Scary, isn't it?(via Rapid City Journal)
Steve Cofield at Cagewriter has a bone to pick with Time. It seems that the magazine committed the unspeakable crime of leaving the UFC's Dana White off its annual list of the "World's Most Influential People." The sports notables that got on the list? Serena Williams, Phil Mickelson, and soccer player Didier Drogba.Of course those three got on the list as part of its "Heroes" section, and that's as much for their off-the-field activities as much as their athletic accomplishments. People like Jet Li and Ben Stiller are in that section too, for the same reasons. (Stiller set up a foundation to provide schools in Haiti. Jet Li's foundation provides for disaster relief in China)A case could be made for White being on the list. He has transformed MMA, which was once considered by many to be "human cockfighting" or an "outlaw sport" into at least the quasi-mainstream of America. But is truly one of the "influential" people in the world?Time's list is usually divided into "Leaders," "Heroes," "Artists," and "Thinkers." With twenty-five people listed in each category. White is above everything else a businessman, so he would probably fit more in the the first or last categories. Quite honestly, there are at least twenty-five people in the world more "influential" people in both categories as White. And when it comes to the sports world, someone like Roger Goodell ought to make the list before White does.The Time list is pretty much subjective list anyway. Maybe next year White will get a nod, as the list usually has a massive turnaround year after year (unless you're Oprah, who seems to have a sticky on the list).(via Cagewriter, Time)
Don't ask where or how the blogger formerly known as Orson Swindle found this video. Just rue the day that he did. It's not quite the Wagnerian opus you would expect when it comes to the Golddomedammerung (the made up word I came up to describe ND schadenfreude), but it comes tragically close.EDSBS has a complete blow-by-blow account of the video. But all you need to know that a)Yes, that is Mike Golic, and b) Mike Kelly is slowly beginning to regret the day he bargained his soul to Mephisto to get the ND job. And know that somewhere in the great beyond that John Heisman, Knute Rockne, and George Gipp are all hanging their heads down in shame.(via EDSBS)
It's been a while since SWRT was able to critique the fashion choices of America's greatest swimmer (and recreational marijuana user) Michael Phelps. But lo and behold, Phelps was spotted Thursday night the Baltimore Orioles home game against the New York Yankees. (The O's lost to the Yanks 4-0)Naturally, being one one of America's biggest dorks, Phelps was spotted in an Orioles jersey and the obligatory backwards baseball cap. Being a Baltimore homeboy, this is an obvious outfit for Phelps. But admit it: don't you think a Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants' jersey would be more appropriate for him to wear?(via Yahoo! Sports)
Shirts With Random Triangles got it's 10,000 hit today. So thanks to everybody who has been checking this place out. Especially those of you who keep coming back.
Okay, the main reason I'm posting this is because dude goes Carl Edwards off a fighter jet around the 3:30 mark. If that ain't awesome, I don't know what is. (It sure as heck ain't for the Ke$ha, I can tell you that.)This is what makes America great.(Thanks to Timberoo at The Outhouse for pointing this out)
Has anybody seen Mike Krzyzewski lately? Even since that pic of Kyle Singler wearing that Coach K mask appeared I've been looking for proof that Krzyzewski was alive and well. No such luck. I'm starting to get a little worried here. It's beginning to look like Singler may have found his spiders a playmate.
The ACC will get it right, sooner or later: The ACC is moving it's championship game to Charlotte next season. (Dr. Saturday)The Atlanta Hawks' collapse in the playoffs calls coach Mike Woodson's future with the team into question. (SB Nation)Joe Maddon's fondness for the hoodie hasn't gone unnoticed. He's just got a present from the world's most famous hoodie wearer. At least the most famous one not in prison, that is. (Big League Stew)Phil Mickelson makes the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. I guess all it takes to be influential now is to keep your pants on. Then again... (Time)Is this the frontrunner for "Name of the Year 2011?": A recent episode of NCIS: Los Angeles was written by a man named Speed Weed. (Warming Glow)Song that makes me want to throw Drew Magary through a brick wall: "Spellbound," by Triumph. Old school classic.
A car wash featuring young ladies dressed as Princess Leia in her Return of the Jedi slave girl outfit. 'Nuff said.Is that a light saber in your pocket? Or are you happy to see me?This reminds me of one of my dream to open up a Star Wars-themed shopping center. I plan to call it Darth Mall.(thanks to eltopo at The Outhouse)
It seemed that week that Lane Kiffin's chances of being crowned Esquire's " Sexiest Woman Alive" were in jeopardy by a resurgent Danica Patrick. But what a difference a week makes. The latest update from the Esquire "Sexiest Woman Alive Madness" Leaderboard shows that Kiffin back in the lead. Better still, he has a ten point advantage over Danica, leading 55%-45%.(via Esquire)
New York Mets' first baseman Ike Davis has only been in the Majors for a week-and-a-half or so, but he already has a big nickname to live up to. Davis is apparently being called "The Stimulus." Why? Because his play is allegedly saving people's jobs. Namely Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya's.There's a "Stimulus Package" joke around here somewhere, but you can figure that one out for yourself.(via Hot Foot, Eli From Brooklyn Mets Underground)
He's creepy and he's kooky, mysterious and spooky. And he's all together Dookie. He Kyle Singler. And really starting to weird people out on Twitter.A couple of days ago Singler tweeted that he had found a couple of "deadly spiders" and has placed them in a vase. Later on he mentioned they were "struggling." No word if he meant "struggling" as in fighting to survive, or "struggling" as in trying to kill each other. Warning to Mike Krzyzewski: this is probably how Michael Vick got started.Then again, it may be to late for Coach K. Earlier in the day, Singler posted a pic where he was wearing a creepy mask that looked like his coach. At least I hope it's a mask. The way things are going, Singler may have finally gone all Silence of the Lambs and started to reenact Hannibal Lecter's escape scene. I doubt even Carolina fans would be too thrilled about that.(via The Dagger, Kyle Singler's Twitter)
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