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)
Bango, the Milwaukee Buck's mascot has gotten a lot of love lately. One of his stunts, involving his making a dunk off a ladder even Shawn Michaels would have second thoughts climbing up, has gone viral.Now comes a Bango having a little bit of fun with Atlanta Hawks fans. Sadly it pretty much represents the outcome of the Games 3 & 4 of the Hawks-Bucks playoff series.Fortunately for Hawks fans, the team has contacted an expert to help them protect their fanbase from unwanted attacks:(apologies as usual to Matthew Gasteier)(via Deadspin)
Here's the cover of the May 3, 2010 edition of Sports Illustrated. It features Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettitte, a.k.a. the New York Yankees' "Core Four." The cover celebrates these four players, who have been on the Yankees' roster together for the past 16 years, including the five World Series' championships.As you can tell, Rivera is very happy to be on the cover with Jeter. Maybe too happy. Then again, Posada seems to be real happy to be on the cover with Rivera. Meanwhile Jeter is there just chilling out, trying to ignore that his teammates are being way too friendly with each other.Seriously, is this the kind of behavior the Steinbrenners expect from the leadership on their team? Maybe they expect awkward moments caught on camera from someone like A*Rod or Nick Swisher, but not this crew.This is what has to be considered a classic "Brady Quinn" moment. It's one of those images you would expect to see on Kissing Suzie Kolber featuring Brady Quinn in an rather awkward moment among others. The kind of moment that probably makes Tim Tebow not look forward to being in the shower with him in Denver.The difference, of course, is that is a professional photo shoot, so awkward moments like this ought to be avoided. Otherwise, they might show up on the magazine cover.
Here are some members of the University of South Alabama Jaguars baseball team with obviously way too much time on their hands, and not enough smarts to figure out that they really needed to keep this little moment of bonding off of YouTube.Not even Red Stripe could help this crew. Which considering they're probably under the legal drinking age, is probably a good thing.(via Sportress of Blogitude, Busted Coverage
(Cue the Bobby Fuller Four)As if Mark Richt's day wasn't bad enough with the news of Logan Gray's possible desire to transfer from Georgia, word has come down about another Bulldog having a run-in with the police. Josh Parrish, a walk-on freshman lineman who redshirted the 2009 season was arrested on charges of "underage possession of alcohol and possession of false identification." In other words, "the usual." (At least for UGA).Parish has already been suspended from the team. With the mood Richt is in right now, don't be surprised if that suspension is made permanent.(via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
It must be getting close to the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown, because on the of the funniest memes right now on Twitter involves horses. A nice little trending topic called #fakederbyhorses has popped up, which includes a ton of names that won't be popping up in the Run for the Roses anytime soon, but probably should.The obligatory jokes about glue are there. As are the obvious entries of "Sarah Jessica Parker" and "Carrie Bradshaw." But between those there are a few good ones, such as "Saved By the Belmont," "Haulin' Oats," "John and Kate Plus Eight Belles," and "BearSharkTapus." And yes, "Hockeybear" has been taken too. But don't let that stop you from trying to come up with your own. It has to be more original than "Radiohead," for crying out loud.
Zach Klein of WSBtv is reporting that Logan Gray is meeting with Georgia coaches on his decision to transfer to another school. This after Aaron Murray was named starting quarterback for the Bulldogs last week This was also reported on the radio earlier today by Chuck Oliver of 680 The Fan on the Chuck and Chernoff program.If true, this puts the Bulldogs in a bind. Gray's departure means that plans to redshirt incoming freshman QB Hutson Mason would pretty much be out the window, as the team currently has no other QB to back up Murray. And it also comes on the heels of last weeks dismissal of Zach Mettenberger. This should be creating a lot of headaches for Mark Richt and UGA QB coach Mike Bobo.(via WSBtv, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
It looks like Chipper Jones has found a way to share his love of hunting with America. Jones, along with Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Adam LaRoche, and other lesser known (and less successful) baseball players, will be featured in the upcoming hunting series Buck Commander: Protected by Under-Armour. It will begin sometime in July on the Outdoor Channel. It's an outgrowth of Duck Commander, the group of hunters known for the notorious beards this side of ZZ Top.The show will feature Jones and co. doing the usual things seen on hunting shows. Namely hunting trophy bucks and some on the road hi jinks. Of course most hunting shows don't have a Major League star like Chipper Jones involved on a regular basis. There's a preview of the show here.Buck Commander has already produced a line of products, including a couple of DVD's, s a line of clothing and scent control products ('cause glowing ain't the only thing Rudolph's nose does.) With Under Armour as a sponsor somebody ought to be yelling "We must protect this treestand!" Though it's sort of doubtful that will happen. It doubtful PeTA is going to be thrilled about this either.
Here's the soundtrack for tonight's Freudian nightmares.
When it comes to college sports, change can be looked at with as something that's pretty much unwanted, unless the team you support is losing. Then it's pretty centers around throwing out whoever gets the blame for the bad run of fortune. Things less tangible for a winning program, such as time-honored school traditions, mascots, team colors, and team uniforms, on the other hand, can cause general outrage on campus and throughout the internet.When Michigan State and Nike got together in an attempt to "rebrand" the Spartans' athletic program earlier this year things got off on the wrong foot. An image of a slightly altered Spartans' logo leaked out was was met with much disdain. The new icon was quickly dropped before it was to be officially introduced.Now the school has introduced new uniforms for its twenty-five athletic teams, all designed by Nike. The school wanted to "rebrand" the uniforms to make them more "unified" when it came to things like lettering and what shade of green each team used.How is the Spartans' fan base taking the change? Not too well. The blog The Only Colors ran with a headline "Congratulations, Everyone: Those $9.99 Jerseys You Bought at Steve and Barry's 5 Years Ago Now Look More Authentic Than You Ever Could Have Imagined." Ouch.The readers were slightly less impressed. One commenter said they hoped the unis would turn out to be like New Coke, described at "an attempt to get a fan base to accept a little bit of movement by taking a wildly circuitous route." Others bemoaned the loss of the "State" on basketball jerseys and the "script" Michigan State lettering on hockey jerseys.To be honest the new football unis are a little dull. They do seem to fall on the generic side, which is probably something not a company looks for in branding. There's nothing dynamic that really identifies the jerseys as Michigan State except for the lettering. Not in the way of something like an Miami or a Florida State jersey does. Green and white can be tricky, so the design element is pivotal. Sadly, these jerseys look too under-designed.The pants are the same way. The fronts are unimpressive, with all the details being on the back. There needed to be some more green showing on the front to where it didn't look so plain.For a Nike product, these unis are pretty unimpressive. Compared to what the company puts into Oregon's uniforms, this is a joke. Maybe the company and the school were spooked by the reaction to the new logo. But these new unis don't really seem to "rebrand" the way Michigan State wanted.(via The Dagger, Yahoo! News, The Only Colors)
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