Rivals.com., which included this little gem in its July 14 team report on LSU. "• Don’t adjust your TV sets this fall when LSU plays in Baton Rouge. The Tigers have announced plans to install purple Field Turf in Tiger Stadium, following the lead of Boise State and the University of New Haven in having stadium turf in school colors."The “eye of the tiger” will remain at midfield and SEC logos will be at the 25-yard lines. The problem is that the story was fake. An April Fools' joke. And Rivals turned out to be the fools who fell for it. It's one thing for a website to fall for an April Fool's joke. It's another if it falls for the joke three months after April 1. (via Rivals.com, And the Valley Shook)
NCAA's investigation of UNC heads south? The NCAA is reportedly now looking at allegations that South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders for "possible impermissible dealings with a sports agent." This is a development coming out of the ongoing NCAA investigation. (The State) Who is LSU biggest rival? Uh, good question. (Team Speed Kills) Hutson Mason has David Greene's number. UGA has issued freshman Quarterback Hutson the number #14, previously worn by "beloved" quarterback David Greene. Why just not put a bullseye on his back? (Not that he'll probably see any playing time or anything. But seriously, Greene's number. ? Should. Be. Retired.) (http://georgiadogs.com) Hokies on the lookout for Pirates. A preview of Virginia Tech's September 18 game against East Carolina and their new head coach Ruffin McNeill. Looking ahead is good, but the Hokies had better be focused on Boise State first. (Gobbler Country)
*Sigh* You would think that after seven months or so Vol's fans would have gotten Lane Kiffin out of their system by now. Nope, here's a Vols' fan celebrating the Fourth of July by blowing up a football signed by Kiffin. *Sigh* Cue the Carolina Liar...
What do the Marines do when their now hunting down Islamic fascists and defending America from evil commies? Working on their dance skills, apparently. (This is from 2008, but what the heck...) The United States Marine Corps...the real America's Best Dance Crew.
Zach DeBell, a left tackle from Tarpon Springs, Florida (pictured, left with Stacy Searels, UGA offensive line coach ) spontaneously committed to Georgia during the team's "Dawg Night" on Friday. He hasn't planned on doing it, but it just sort of happened. “I surprised myself and my mom and dad,” said the 6-foot-7, 265-pound left tackle. “Coach Richt told us that there was only one spot left. I had asked him before to tell me when there was one spot and I knew there was only one spot and that’s what he told me. So I jumped on it.” Earlier in the day, he had stopped in at a Walmart and bought a pair of Georgia swim trunks. Coincidence? Maybe. But it may be the first case of a trip to Wally World leading to a commitment to Georgia. (via Atlanta-Journal Constitution)
The Golddomedammerung: 11 Fighting Irish football players arrested for that other thing the Irish arBy Juan Cena in SWRT on July 17, 2010
Eight members of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame were arrested at a party Friday night on charges of underage drinking. Wait, it gets worse (or better if you're really into schadenfreude). Among the eight players (and 43 people altogether) arrested at the party was Joe Montana's son Nate (pictured at left). Joe is probably not happy about Nate spending the night at Mr. Po-Po's house. Neither is Brian Kelly. But there are some Cincinnati fans who are having a good laugh over this (though they probably shouldn't). (via WNDU)
The unholy trinity of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh isn't a week and a half old yet, and the comparisons to the nWo have already gotten stale. Maybe it was the most obvious place to go, and dangit, a lot of people went there. Call me when something original shows up, or at least something funny. (via Friends of the Program)
Does the UFC strong-arm it's sponsors? A look into the influence the UFC has in the business runnings of its sponsors, including an incident where the promotion reportedly pressured Tapout into backing out of a deal with Fedor Emelienenko. (Bleacher Report) Quote of the day: Cage Potato on this weekend's Armageddon Fighting Championships 3: Evolution card: (Armageddon is fitting name for the promotion, since Kalib Starnes fighting for a title likely signals that the world is coming to an end.)(Cage Potato) Is there a reason to check out the Armageddon card? Maybe. Up and coming grappling sensation Robert Drysdale is making his professional MMA debut. (MMA Fighting.com) This may or may not be a real story. A GameStop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama reportedly altered the covers of NCAA Football 11, which features Tim Tebow to look like this: Kotaku contacted three GameStops in Tuscaloosa, and each denied the story. (SB Nation, Kotaku) You put vampires in my Bible story! Will Smith reportedly to produce and star in The Legend of Cain, described as “an epic re-telling of the Biblical sibling tale, this time with a vampiric twist.” It sounds like Will's been listening to too much George Noory and his band of Biblical revisionists. I sure don't recall reading about vampires in the Bible. (The AV Room) TBS honors Steinbrenner Seinfeld style. In tribute to the late Yankees owner, TBS will air ten episodes of Seinfeld in which George Costanza worked for the Yankees next week. (Larry David provided the voice of Steinbrenner) (Hardball Talk)
NCAA investigating UNC football. Quotted from a reply on Twitter to Tomahawk Nation: "you can take butch davis out of the U, but you can't take the U out of butch davis" (sic). (ESPN) Ole Miss' Rodney Scott, the SEC Sportsman of the Year, arrested for fighting on campus. If this wasn't on an SEC campus, I might actually be shocked by this. (SB Nation) Paul Finebaum says Mark Richt is on the hot seat. Shut up, Paul. (al.com) Mark Richt's reaction to Paul Finebaum. (I wish.) Phil Steele's "Coaches on the Hot Seat" list. Surprise! Mark Richt's not on it. But Les Miles, Ralph Friedgen, and NC State's Tom O'Brien are. (Phil Steele's College Football Blog) SEC Media Days online. Fans will be able to check out the events in Birmingham without having to leave home or the office. (al.com) Death Valley Schadenfreude. Shakin' the Southland's look at Clemson's worst losses of the 2000's hits the "Top" 5 with the 2008 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, where The Tigers went down to Alabama. (Shakin' the Southland)
It's not surprising that somebody made a parody of those strange-for-strangeness'-sake Old Spice commercials. What is surprising is that the place the following originates from is...Brigham Young University? For reals? Okay, that you can get a sandwich at the library is neat? But can you get a Mountain Dew to go with it? Didn't think so. (Via Andy Staples on Twitter)
A*Rod goes Hollywood. Alex Rodriguez will appear with Justin Timberlake in a film called Friends With Benefits. Uh, haven't A*Rod and J.T. both been romantically linked to Cameron Diaz? Awkward! (SB Nation) David Beckham wants to grow up to be a professional Lego builder . I think he seen too many of those recreations of World Cup matches using Lego blocks. (Dirty Tackle) First look at Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. Entertainment Weekly features Reynolds as Hal Jordan's alter ego on the cover of its newest issue. It looks a there's a little too much green on the costume, the texture of the costume is a little too much, and the mask looks stupid. Plus, the hair makes it look like it's Will Ferrell under the mask, and not Reynolds. (The Outhouse) Just for comparison, here's what GL's costume looks like in the comics. A "Guide to Nebraska for Big 10 Fans." Since this is from a Kansas State blog don't expect too much love for the Huskers from this. (Bring on the Cats) Golden State Warriors finds a buyer. Joe Lacob and Hollywood mogul Peter Guber are the new owners of the team. (Fanhouse)
(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?) Tim Tebow was at the ESPYs Wednesday night. Earlier in the day rappsports caught up with His Tebowness at the ESPN Style Studio. And sadly, they got him to talk about LeBron James. Tebow had to know that was coming sooner or later, but at least he handed it well.
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news) Bobby Johnson retrospective. A look at the five biggest wins during Johnson's tenure as Vanderbilt head football coach. (Anchor of Gold) Punter controversy at Alabama. Not quite as stimulating as a quarterback controversy, but anything controversy not involving alcohol, bar fights, and red panties is welcome this time of the year. (Roll 'Bama Roll) Pat Summit's son walks-on to Vols basketball team. Young Tyler Summit sees this as a stop on the path to becoming a coach someday. Bruce Pearl had better watch out. (Go Vols Xtra) Does South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner deserve a raise? After winning the College World Series, the answer is a definite "probably." The problem is that South Carolina probably can't afford to give him one. (Garnet and Black Attack) Da'Rick Rogers was allegedly pepper-sprayed in Vol Brawl. No word on who did the spraying. But this could only be better if he was tased. (Rocky Top Talk)
Just what the world needed...a "Men on Film"-esque comedy segment about two eager but obsessive Tim Tebow fans. I'm half convinced this is the work of two 'Bama fans. If only because Dawg fans would never come up with something so lame.
If this doesn't summon the Corinthian in your dreams, nothing will.
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