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Jimbo Fisher wants FSU to play Florida in...Atlanta?

Jimbo Fisher wants FSU to play Florida in...Atlanta?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 21, 2010

You have to admit that newly minted FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher isn't willing to let tradition stand in the way of how things are done in Tallahassee. While in Atlanta for a Seminole Boosters club on Monday night, Fisher suggested he would be open to playing the traditional season-ending rivarly game between FSU and Florida to the start of the season.In fact, he took the idea to its most absurd conclusion. When asked by a fan during a q&a session if FSU had been invited to participate in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta, Fisher said the school had been contacted about the possibility of playing against Alabama in the Georgia Dome.That's when Fisher dropped this little head-exploding idea: Playing Florida in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff. In the Georgia Dome.FSU-Florida at the start of the season makes sense in as much as it would provide the loser a chance to recover from the loss (which is what Fisher is reported to have said). But playing it in the ATL just isn't going to happen, and Fisher even said as much. But you've got to hand it to him for taking thinking outside the box to its most absurd conclusion.(via Orlando Sentinel)

Big East not going down without a fight, brings on Paul Tagliabue

Big East not going down without a fight, brings on Paul Tagliabue

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 21, 2010

All signs seen to point to a Big 10 raid on the Big East. But don't think the Big East is just going to go quietly into that dark night. The conference has announced that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will be talking on a voluntary advisory role.Paul Tagliabue will have the title of Special Advisor, where he will "provide strategic advice on future television arrangements and other priority matters." "Other priority matters" probably involving the Big 10's eying of Rutgers, Syracuse, Pitt, and possibly even UConn.Bringing in Tagliabue as Special Advisor does seem to be a sign that the Big East is taking all the expansion talk seriously. Tagliabue is credited with making the NFL into the machine it is today. It certainly looks like the Big East is starting to cover its wagons for the fight of its life.(via Joe Schad's Twitter, WHAS)

Expansion talk is

Expansion talk is "Hot and Cold"

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 21, 2010

Expansion talk is beginning to resemble a Katy Perry song. Sadly, the song is "Hot and Cold," and not "I Kissed a Girl." One minute it sounds like things are starting to heat up, and then it turns out events are still moving at a totally glacial pace.Judging from events presented in Dr. Saturday the latter scenario is in play, at least on an official level. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney (or at least his spokesman) says earlier reports of an accelerated timeline for expansion are premature. Any talk about expansion at the BCS commissioner's conference in Arizona was on an unofficial level.(Via Dr. Saturday)

Shaq wishes he had Jessie's Girl

Shaq wishes he had Jessie's Girl

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 20, 2010

You'd think that with the NBA Playoffs going on Shaquille O'Neal wouldn't have a lot of time on his hands. Apparently not.I sense a blacktop challenge to the Kobe and LeBron MVPuppets coming soon.(via Deadspin)

What Passes for Life: Random Links

What Passes for Life: Random Links

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 20, 2010

Today is 4.20.2010. A day significant for pot smokers because...well, it's 4.20. Anyhow, Spencer Hall (the blogger formerly known as Orson Swindle) celebrates by honoring three of his alma mater Florida's most notorious dopeheads. And White Rhino Chocolate Jason Williams is at the top of his list. Funny, I didn't think Hall even knew Florida had a basketball team. (EDSBS) Just in time for the Mayan Apocalypse: Comedy Central has signed Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert through 2012. Which means they'll be on hand through the 2012 Presidential election. Or potential armageddon, which ever comes first. Then again, it could be one in the same. (Warming Glow)ESPN's Michael Smith wants to see Jimmy Clausen in the buff? Ewwww!...Oh, he meant " Buff" as in Buffalo. My bad. (Michael Smith's Twitter)Topless Robot gives us "The Twelve Coolest Sandman Characters Who Aren't Dream." I can agree with a lot of the choices. But leaving Matthew the Raven, Delirium, Barnabas, and Rose Walker off the list is a crime. And the writer got mixed up with which Endless looks more like Tori Amos (Delirium is the one that's supposed to look more like Tori, not Death. Death is way too goth to be Tori. Besides, both were created before Neil Gaiman met Tori, so it's a moot point) (Topless Robot. Props to GHERU and El Topo for pointing this one out.)MLB bans Rays' manager Joe Madden from wearing hoodies. Nice to see MLB is on top of this issue instead of less pressing issues like disparities in payroll or the graying of the fanbase or the upcoming labor talk with the Player's Union. (Sportress of Blogitude)

Iowa blog blames Icelandic volcano on...Hockeybear?

Iowa blog blames Icelandic volcano on...Hockeybear?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 20, 2010

You know that annoying volcanic eruption in Iceland that's messing up air travel to Europe with its hideous cloud of volcanic ash? Black Heart Gold Pants has taken a look at the situation. And it claims the culprit of this whole mess is....HOCKEYBEAR? (image via Black Heart Gold Pants)Hockeybear causing the volcanic ash cloud? No frakin' way! Hockeybear is an American icon. He's American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, Chevrolet, the Star Spangled Banner, Mom, Tim Tebow, the NFL, Stephen Colbert, Ryan A. Conklin, and Ricky frikin' Stanzi...combined! There's no dang way that Hockeybear would do such hideous act.And yet this is the second time BHGP has accused Hockeybear of betraying it's beloved country. The first time was during Marchinfornication where it claimed Hockeybear was aiding dirty communist Joe Paterno in his heinous acts of sedition. And now it blames the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull on Hockeybear's actions.Clearly there must be an explanation for this. Either BHGP has secretly been taken over by sinister agents of JoePa to spread misinformation. Or...JoePa is using an ursine ally to discredit Hockeybear's good name. That seems more likely.JoePa's found an evil opposite of Hockeybear. The Bizzaro to Hockeybear's Superman, the Sinestro to Hockeybear's Green Lantern. The Venom to Hockeybear's Spider-Man. The Red Skull to...well, you get the idea.Yes...this is the ANTI-HOCKEYBEAR!That's the only logical reason for this. The Anti-Hockeybear is out there and ready to destroy the very fabric of our nation, and the destruction of hockey in general. Luckily for us, Hockeybear is there to stop him. Let's hope he does before it's too late. And let's hope that BHGP admits the error of it's ways and apologize for slandering Hockeybear's good name.(via Black Heart Gold Pants)

Boise State: The old blue turf it ain't what it used to be

Boise State: The old blue turf it ain't what it used to be

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 20, 2010

The SEC (and the world) should be lucky that the "LSU installing purple turf in Tiger Stadium" story was an April Fools joke. It was an obvious nod to the infamous blue turf in Boise State's Broncos Stadium. The one that garnered headlines long before the Broncos started to really give the NCAA and the BCS headaches.Sadly, that blue turf held up too well recently. It may have looked cool on TV back in the day, but in the crispness of today's HDTV's, it looks horrible. In fact, the most recent version of the turf, which was installed relatively recently in 2008, looked almost threadbare at times. This was apparently because "a reflective glare from fibers in the turf produces a dull, uneven shade of blue." (Yes genius, it's an artificial turf.)Well the powers that be at Boise State have taken notice of this, and decided to fix the problem. A new turf will be installed this summer, to be ready in time for fall practice to commence on August 6. Yes, it will still be blue, just like it has been since 1986. It's probably too late to stop now, even though it's quirkiness has possibly overstayed its welcome.(via EDSBS, Idaho Statesman)

Random Triangle Time Machine: Sing along with Terry Bradshaw

Random Triangle Time Machine: Sing along with Terry Bradshaw

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 19, 2010

Want to know what Terry Bradshaw's reported upcoming one-man show in Las Vegas might be like? Well reports say it won't include singing, but with Bradshaw you can never tell. But here's a clip of Bradshaw performing in 1976 on the TV show Pop Goes the Country.Bradshaw's singing might not be everybody's cup of tea. But it might be less disturbing than hearing him say that he might go Brokeback for Tom Brady if he ever "jumped the fence." Yeah, I'd rather hear him massacre country tunes too.It's kind of doubtful that Ben Roethlisberger will be checking out Bradshaw's show, but apparently that won't stop you from seeing what Terry singing to Big Ben might sound like.(via Shutdown Corner, Deadspin)

Tebow Victory Tour hits Lipscomb University

Tebow Victory Tour hits Lipscomb University

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 19, 2010

Tim Tebow spoke at Nashville's Lipscomb university on April 17. Three guesses on what subject Tebow brought up, and the first two don't count.(Not there's anything wrong with that.)(via Only Gators Get Out Alive)

Dawgageddon: More on Mettenberger

Dawgageddon: More on Mettenberger

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 19, 2010

Some more details of Zach Mettenberger's dismissal from the Georgia Bulldogs football team are coming out. 680 the Fan's Chuck Oliver reports his sources as saying that a) the original incident in which Mettenberger was arrested in Remberton, GA., was a little nastier than originally reported. And b) Mettenberger is reported to have lied to Mark Richt about it."According to the sources, ZM was seriously intoxicated that night at the bar in Remerton,GA. He was being very inappropriate with his language and then became inappropriate physically. One girl, in particular, works at the bar -- she wasn't on duty that night, but was there with friends and ZM was essentially trying to expose her in the bar in full view of others. The bouncer tossed ZM into the parking lot and that's when the altercation with the police began."That wasn't the story Mettenberger told Richt. Which involved his trying to make his way to the bathroom moving the girl out of the way by putting his hands on her hips (insert Ben Roethlisberger joke here). Either Richt totally bought the story at the time, or waited until he got the facts to kick Mettenberger off the team.Either way, Georgia has one less troublesome QB to deal with. On the other hand, Georgia has one less QB, period.(via 680 the Fan)

Big 10 expansion talk may be gaining momentium

Big 10 expansion talk may be gaining momentium

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 19, 2010

The talk of the Big 10 expanding past it's current 11 teams may be gaining some momentum. This is after The Chicago Tribune reported that the conference is accelerating the timetable in which the proposed expansion could occur. This means that the Big 10 may be informing other conferences of its plan to raid their member schools as early as next week.That's because the Association of American Universities is holding it's semi-annual meetings in Washington, D.C. through next Tuesday, and where Big Ten representatives are scheduled to be meeting with on Sunday. ESPN reports Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany will be attending the conference.With a mandate for expansion, Delaney could go into meetings held by the BCS next week near Phoenix ready to inform other commissioners that the Big 10 plans to begin officially contacting their member schools about switching conference affiliations.(via Black Heart Gold Pants, The Chicago Tribune, ESPN)

Dawgageddon: Mettenberger handed his walking papers

Dawgageddon: Mettenberger handed his walking papers

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 19, 2010

Scratch one quarterback controversy off Mark Richt's back. Troubled freshman QB Zach Mettenberger was dismissed from the team for unspecified "violation of team rules." Whether those team rules were related to Mettenberger's wild romp in Remberton , GA is unknown.(What's with QB's whose last name ends with -berger causing havoc in the state of Georgia anyway? There was that mess with You Know Who (Okay, Ben Roethlisberger. Who the heck did you think I was talking about?). Then there's the drama with Mettenberger. Is it something in the water that drives these QB's crazy?)(via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

BYU athletes withdraw for honor code violations.

BYU athletes withdraw for honor code violations.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 18, 2010

BYU running back Harvey Unga (pictured) has withdrawn from school. As has Keilani Moeaki who was on BYU's women's basketball player Keilani Moeaki. Both are mentioned to have violated the BYU honor code. No further explanations were given, or if the honor code violations were related. I figure they were caught drinking Mountain Dew together or something.(via, Deadspin, KSL.com)

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Tapout presents your

Shirts Without Random Triangles: Tapout presents your "America: love it or leave it" moment of the d

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 17, 2010

Below are the Tapout designed t-shirts that respective MMA fighters Jake Shields and Dan Henderson (pictured wearing his) will apparently be wearing in their middleweight bout on tonight's Strikeforce Nashville card, to be aired live on CBS/Strikeforce Saturday Night Fights.As you can tell, both have an all-American patriotic theme . Shield's shirt featured an eagle and shield (gee, I wonder why?), while Henderson has a battle-worn US flag and the Patrick Henry quote "Give me liberty, or give me death." I'm sure that Ricky Stanzi would be proud to wear either one of them.The shirts are a refreshing change of pace from all the skulls and quasi-satanic imagery that dominate MMA shirts these days. And they are definitely better than the neo-nazi crap that Hoelzer Reich sells. I'm sure Mask would approve.(via Cagewriter)

Suh's heart is in the right place, but are his priorties screwed?

Suh's heart is in the right place, but are his priorties screwed?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 17, 2010

Ndamukong Suh is one of the most awesome defensive tackles over to come out of Nebraska. He was the inspiration for what the quite possibly the greatest example of photoshopping I have ever seen. And now he has announced an awesome gift to the University of Nebraska. Suh plans to donate two million dollars to the school's strength and conditioning program, and $600,000 to an endowed scholarship for Nebraska College of Engineering. (Suh's degree is in construction management).Suh obviously plans to getting the money for the gift through his future contract with whatever NFL team drafts him. It was thought Suh would be the first selection in the NFL Draft. But that was before the Rams figured out that "Oh snap! We don't have a QB, and we passed on Matt Ryan Mark Sanchez!" and started looking hooking their horns into Sam Bradford.While Suh's pledge is a tremendous gift, it's makes you wonder if the amounts Suh is donating to the two programs should be switched. While two million to the strength and conditioning program is a great gift, it would probably be more useful as scholarship money. Like many schools Nebraska is facing budget cuts due to the economy. Two million to the College of Engineering could have helped a lot of engineering students more than some new weight room equipment would.(via, SB Nation, 1011Now.com)

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