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Tebow invited to NYC for NFL Draft

Tebow invited to NYC for NFL Draft

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 17, 2010

ESPN's Chris Mortensen via Twitter reports that Tim Tebow has been invited to New York City for the NFL Draft. Which either means a)There are teams actually impressed enough by Tebow to make him a first or second round pick, or b) The NFL has picked him to be this year's Brady Quinn, set up to watch helplessly as other players are drafted ahead of him. Either way, it seems the NFL wants Tebow at the Draft for dramatic effect.(via Chris Mortensen's Twitter)

Today's waste-of-time: What college football coach are you?

Today's waste-of-time: What college football coach are you?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 16, 2010

Have you ever wanted to know what kind of college football coach you would most be like? Have you ever wanted to waste two or three minutes of your life that you'll never get back? The Orlando Sentinel has come up with one of those little quizzes that asks "If you were a college football coach, who would you be? Needless to say, it's one of those little quizzes of the kind that pollutes Facebook with time-wasting "activities" that really tell you nothing about yourself. Take it at your own risk. You'll either end up a workaholic like Urban Meyer, or a clown like Lane Kiffin.(via The Orlando Sentinel)

UFC: Remembrance of Xyience girls past, and embarrassing sponsors of the present

UFC: Remembrance of Xyience girls past, and embarrassing sponsors of the present

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 15, 2010

Do you know what's missing from modern-day UFC cards? Xyience sponsored ring girls, that's what. Sure, Dana White's got an adult beverage company that sponsors the ring girls who cavort between rounds now, but it's not quite the same. I miss getting together with my friends r for the PPV's and Ultimate Fighter finales, look at the ring girls and shout "She blinded me with Xyience!"That said, Xyience in on the list of UPROXX blogger Vince Mancin's "10 UFC Sponsors Who Make Me Embarrassed to Like UFC." This list comprises companies that either sponsor the UFC or their fighters. It includes the aforementioned Xyience, the now banned Nazi-crazy Hoelzer Reich, and the ever present Affliction t-shirts. Spike TV also gets it's share of knocks, too. Primarily due to promos of it's inane non-UFC programming including TNA Wrestling!, Blue Mountain State, and MANswers, the show so stupid no real man would ever watch (or at least admit they did.)In all, this little collection of sponsors shows how closely the UFC and MMA are to their "renegade sport" roots. Despite MMA's inroads into the mainstream in the past decade, it still has some some of the sideshow trappings that some people still hold their noses at, even as they order the PPV's or buy ringside seats for. Shirts with skulls and other psuedo-gothic imagery will probably be around until fighters get bored with it. But the stigma of sponsors like Hoelzer Reich may never go away.(Huge thanks to eltopo over at The Outhouse for pointing this list out.)(via The Outhouse, UPROXX)

Oh snap! Lane Kiffin: The Sexiest Woman Alive?

Oh snap! Lane Kiffin: The Sexiest Woman Alive?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 15, 2010

There are just some days that were just made for sports bloggers. This is one of them. Esquire has released their field of 64 for readers to vote for their choice for "The Sexiest Woman Alive." And guess who is among the sixteen lovely ladies in the sports bracket? None other than Lane Kiffin.Yes, that's right. Lane Kiffin. Not Layla, Kiffin's quite bodacious wife, but the uh, man himself.Kiffin's up against golfer Natalie Grubbs ("Why couldn't she be the golfer with a sex addiction?" the magazine writes). He's described a being "Such a lovely girl. Sure raises a ruckus."Vote early and vote often folks. This is probably gonna lead to denial of service alerts through Tennessee.(via Dr. Saturday, Esquire)

Eerily prophetic photo of the day: Rothlisberger at Watchmen premiere

Eerily prophetic photo of the day: Rothlisberger at Watchmen premiere

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 15, 2010

SWRT would like to thank Sports by Brooks for reminding everybody of this photo taken of Ben Roethlisberger at the 2009 premiere of Watchmen. As you can tell from the poster behind him, Big Ben and Silk Spectre seem to have a lot in common. Okay, Big Ben hasn't been involved with a giant naked blue guy (that I know of), But other than that, they have a lot in common.(via Sports By Brooks)

When Brady Quinn gets cut traded, everybody's gonna  jump for joy (UPDATED)

When Brady Quinn gets cut traded, everybody's gonna jump for joy (UPDATED)

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 14, 2010

It seems just a matter of time before Brady Quinn is an ex-Brown. If the Browns can't trade him, he will probably will be released. Where the struggling ex-golden boy QB of Notre Dame winds up is any one's guess. Though apparently it won't be the Carolina Panthers. It would seem that while Cleveland welcomed ex-Panther QB Jake Delhomme, Carolina is less than enthused with an equal and opposite attempt to acquire Quinn in some manner.Mike Florio of PFT speculates that Quinn could wind up in Kansas City, playing for his former Irish coach. Though it would probably be backing up current Chiefs' albatross quarterback Matt Cassel. The Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests Seattle, Denver, or Arizona (along with Carolina) would be interested. Though considering the later two teams' record with Quinn's 2006 NFL Draft-mates Jay Cutler and Matt Leinart, they might be a little wary of him.SB Nation's Jon Bois laments that "when Brady Quinn was drafted in 2007, the general consensus was that "Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn)" by Bob Dylan was a song befitting of the erstwhile quarterback. Nearly three years later, Quinn finds himself miles away from a starting job in the NFL, and without the help of injuries or major off-the-field issues." Perhaps in that sad statement lies Quinn's fate. The Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL might be willing to give him a shot.UPDATE: 5:39 PM: Adam Schefter reports via Twitter that Quinn's been traded to Denver for "FB Peyton Hillis, a 2011 6th-round draft selection and a late-round 2012 pick to Cleveland." I guess Denver wasn't gun-shy to get another QB from the Class of '07 after all.(via SB Nation, PFT, Charlotte Observer, Cleveland Plain Dealer )

In the outfield stands a boxer: Nick Swisher's

In the outfield stands a boxer: Nick Swisher's "boxing regimen"

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 13, 2010

What did Nick Swisher in the offseason to prepare himself to defend the Yankees' World Series crown? He got in the ring. Swisher spent the offseason in California training with a "boxing regimen" that left him twelve pounds lighter."It's amazing to see how much boxing translates into a baseball swing, with the movements of your hip and your torso, and the concentration on your core. For me, man, you go a couple of rounds and I never knew three minutes was that long." No word if Swisher plans to enter one of those "celebrity boxing" competitions. Opposing pitchers might want to make a note that Swisher's not the Yankee to throw a bean-ball at.(via MLB.com)

Looking for a new nickname for Gilbert Arenas? Hey! Over here!

Looking for a new nickname for Gilbert Arenas? Hey! Over here!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 12, 2010

Ball Don't Lie is looking for a new nickname for Gilbert Arenas. Apparently nobody told Trey Kirby that SWRT had already re-christened Arenas "Suspect Zero" a couple of months ago.*Sigh* the tribulations of a struggling young blog...(FlashForward, the inspiration for Arenas' new nickname, is back on the air next Thursday, for your information. Check it out.)(via Ball Don't Lie)

Shirts Without Random Triangles: I can't make this stuff up

Shirts Without Random Triangles: I can't make this stuff up

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 11, 2010

The above image is apparently of an actual shirt available for purchase in Nashville, site of this year's SEC basketball tournament. It was spotted at a space rented by Lexington retailer Cat Fan-Attic. It's supposed to be a reference to Wildcats' DeMarcus Cousins. When asked by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution if it referenced anything else, owner Ann Stith responded “What? What do you mean?”(via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Dawgageddon: Mark Fox comes down with Roy Williams Syndrome

Dawgageddon: Mark Fox comes down with Roy Williams Syndrome

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 10, 2010

Georgia head basketball coach Mark Fox just got a case of Roy Williams Syndrome. Speaking on Georgia's chances of repeating the Dawgs' 2008 SEC Tournament (when a tornado hit downtown Atlanta) , Fox said “Well, I’m not going to pray for a tornado.”I hope that doesn't happen either. But I do hope Fox gets a clue that after the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, this might not be the best time for humorous disaster comments.(via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Dump Big Ben and Draft Tebow? Yes, somebody went there.

Dump Big Ben and Draft Tebow? Yes, somebody went there.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 10, 2010

If was just a matter of time before somebody said something pretty stupid involving the Ben Roethlisberger mess. Bleacher Report's Nick Signorelli and The Orlando Sentinel's Jeremy Fowler have both suggested that The Pittsburgh Steelers trade Big Ben for for a first round draft pick, and then draft...wait for it...Tim Tebow.Signorelli's idea is to trade Roethlisberger for "two first round picks and a second round pick" to Seattle or Washington, then use a lot of subterfuge to confuse other teams ahead of them what their draft pick would be, then take Tebow."And make no mistake about it, with Tim Tebow, we will NEVER be hearing of him out drinking and partying, and things along those lines. Tebow is a proud Christian, and has even abstained from sex until this point in his life, because he believes in waiting for his wife. Tebow is the kind of face that the Rooneys have always dreamed of having for their franchise, and, if they play their cards right, they may just end up getting him."Nice plan, too bad he's already let the cat out of the bad in his plan.And leave it to a Florida blogger to show support for this harebrained scheme."For all of Ben Roethlisberger’s on-field success, a second sexual assault allegation in as many years unveils a troubling pattern in Roethlisberger’s life, innocent or not. Guy’s just not being smart about his career and the positions in which he places himself. Why not draft an image-conscious quarterback such as Tim Tebow who, if anything else, could provide guidance to the two-time Super Bowl winner. It also shows the organization has not taken the Roethlisberger’s situation lightly."It's the kind of harebrained logic you would expect from either a sports blogger or someone with a Wonderlic score of 22 (or both). A score of 22, by the way, just happens to be what Tebow happened to get. With a score that low, the Rooneys would have no need to trade Big Ben to draft His Tebowness (if they were inclined to. Don't hold your breath.). Tebow would be there for the taking in the second or third round.Besides, the Rooney's might not be inclined to trade their starting QB who keeps getting involved in sexual assault allegation for a QB who, well...(via Bleacher Report, Orlando Sentinel, TIMTEBLOG)

The Pinstripe Bowl: Worst bowl game name ever?

The Pinstripe Bowl: Worst bowl game name ever?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 9, 2010

They said it couldn't be done, but there may be a stupider bowl game name than the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl. And sadly, it's New York City that gets that is the loser. The bowl game to be played at Yankee Stadium unofficially nicknamed "The Yankee Bowl" now has an official name: The New Era Pinstripe Bowl.Ouch.Why this thing isn't called the Yankee Bowl is beyond all logic. It probably involves lawyers, trademark law, and the general stupidity of Major League Baseball. Not only does that go down as possible the worst name ever for a bowl game, it possibly outmatches the Pork the Other White Meat 400 as the worst named sporting event ever.The game first game is set for December 30, 2010. It will see the sixth place team in the Big 12 against the third place team in the Big East. NYC may most important city in the world (at least to New Yorkers, and it's hard to argue with them), so the most important city gets the leftovers from the Big 12 and Big East. Yeah, that will work. New York and college football deserve better.(via nj.com, SB Nation)

Dawgageddon: Georiga QB fought the law, and the law won

Dawgageddon: Georiga QB fought the law, and the law won

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 8, 2010

You would think Athens would the center of all things troublesome involving bars and underage drinkers outside of the metro Atlanta area. Apparently not. First there's that nasty business in Milledgeville involving Ben Roethlisberger. Now word comes out that Georgia QB Zach Mettenberger (left) got himself in a little trouble with Mr. Po-Po in Remerton, GA. A city just outside of Valdosta.According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Mettenberger was charged with underage consumption/possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction and two counts of having a fake identification." In other words, "the usual" for a Bulldog.If you think Valdosta is just a sleepy little town, think again. Apparently it warranted a visit by the Girls Gone Wild bus while it was making its way to The ATL. It looks like Athens has some competition now. Not that it's making Mark Richt's job keeping his team in line.(via Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Valdosta Daily Times, EDSBS, Deadspin)

The Cure Bowl? Oh My Goth!

The Cure Bowl? Oh My Goth!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 8, 2010

Think there are too many college bowl games already? Tough. There are already plans underway to add more. Dr. Saturday reports on plans to add three more bowl games to the already packed schedule of meaningless bowl games. These are:The Dallas Football Classic (at the Cotton Bowl stadium, replacing the actual Cotton Bowl now played at Jerry Jones' Temple to His Own Avarice Cowboys Stadium).The Yankee Bowl in New York City (three guesses where, and the first two don't count).The Cure Bowl, described as "a benefit for the Susan G. Komen breast-cancer research foundation and the American Cancer Society, is tentatively scheduled for December 18 at Bright House Networks Stadium (home of the UCF Knights) in Orlando."The Cure Bowl sounds like the most interesting of the three. It unwittingly conjures up visions of goth sadness, epitomized by the patron saints of goth sadness, The Cure. Football and Goths, while diametrically opposite to each other, share a lot in common:Fans of both are known to wear bizarre clothing and facial make-up. Many football players already use eye-black. (Insert Tim Tebow joke here)Football players are known to cry. (Ditto)Black is the preferred color of garments for goths, and is popular among football teams in home or alternate uniforms. A loss to a bitter rival can result in a insubordinate level of sadness and grieving. The Cure Bowl seriously needs to be put on the bowl schedule. And if Robert Smith and the boys aren't responsible for the halftime show, than that may be the saddest thing of all.(via Dr. Saturday)

Jon Bois came to bury Freedom Hall, not praise it.

Jon Bois came to bury Freedom Hall, not praise it.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 7, 2010

SB Nation editor Jon Bois' column on the last Louisville Cardinals game played in Freedom Hall hasn't really gone down well with some fans. Maybe that's because it was less of a thoughtful reflection on the passing of an era, and more like Roy Clark's "Thank God and Greyhound."Bois' reflections on the all but former home arena of Louisville (which despite the title of this column isn't really going anywhere) are not too favorable. His complaints about Freedom Hall location range from its "isolated" location from the campus in a "concrete desert' to the Hall's exterior.It's there that Bois drops what may be one of the best put-downs ever."Of all the sports venues in the United States, Freedom Hall is surely the easiest to draw in MS Paint. My God, this building is boring. I do not know who designed it but I will bet you ten dollars that his favorite dish was oatmeal."Needless to say some Cardinals' fans aren't happy with Bois. One of which claimed that Bois "must have been neglected as a child and raised by wolves – GAY ones (no, I am NOT homophobic!)." Which is apparently already starting to become a meme on its own. You can tell internet greatness when it begets more internet greatness. This is it.(via SB Nation)

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