Congrats to David Pollack: The Georgia legend's daughter, Leah Heather Pollack came into the world today. (David Pollack's Twitter)"Mr. College Football" predicts: Tony Barnhart polishes his crystal ball and sees Alabama and Ohio State playing for the BCS Championship. So Barnhart pretty much has 'Bama winning the BCS. (Mr. College Football)Frosted Orange Crush: Barbara Dooley shows up at a Big Orange Caravan appearance in Atlanta by her son, Derek Dooley...wearing Orange. Somehow, some way, this is Dr. Evil Michael Adams fault. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Go Vols Xtra)Bobby Petrino's house for sale in Arkansas: Don't get your boxers in a bunch, Hogs fans, he says he only wants to get a smaller place. Somewhere closer proximity to the airport, is my guess where he looking . (Dr. Saturday)Georiga quarterbacks have to stick together: In other UGA legend news, Buck Belue defends Bulldog quarterback coach/offensive coordinator (and former UGA quarterback) Mike Bobo. (Buck's Blog)Get well soon, Frank Beamer: Va. Tech's Frank Beamer may need surgery on a torn bicep muscle received falling while exiting an airplane. The reports that the concrete on the runway will have to be repaired are completely the delusions of Spencer Hall. (Dr. Saturday, examiner.com, EDSBS)
Some kid decided to post a YouTube clip rambling on about Tim Tebow and Twilight. And then tosses in dreading that The Hobbit movie might not come out before the world is supposed to end when the Mayan calendar runs out in 2012.So why is this being posted here? Because somehow Tim Tebow and the Twilight saga go together. Don't ask why, but they do. And throw the Mayan Apocalypse into the mix just seems fitting too. It just all seems natural, somehow.And no, Tim Tebow isn't a vampire. He's played too many games in the Florida sunshine for that. But if Josh McDaniels has dreams where His Tebowness rips his clothes off while turning into a wolf...well, it just wouldn't be too shocking.
Here's Dustin Pedroia giving support to his Red Sox teammate David Ortiz, who's been in a slump since...well, since ever. Inadvertently, he's given America it's next great pick-up line. Take a listen to this little gem. Then go start practicing it in the mirror.Yes America. No longer "the laser show" be reserved for those lazy nights at Stone Mountain where pop music is paired with technology that seems more and more archaic compared to Pixar's film library and Avatar. Now the "laser show" will be what every wannabe "Situation" is going to try to take the "Snooki" of his affection he sees at the bar. "Yo girl, wanna see the laser show?" This may be the greatest thing since Ric Flair transformed "Space Mountain" into something other a ride at Disneyland.(via The Really Dirty Mets Blog)
They said it couldn't be done, but here it is: A photo with an athlete and a farm animal more embarrassing than the one with Tom Brady and that goat. In case you couldn't tell by the missing tooth, that's Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. And yes, that is his sheep. It was a gift to his family in Russia. The sheep's name is Byasha, which is Russian for "chokes on ice." (At least that's it should be)The sheep is kind of appropriate though. Look at Ovechkin in this picture. If you didn't know he was a millionaire Russian hockey player, he'd look like any generic redneck in Alabama. Look at him. Unkempt hair, missing tooth, gold necklace. He'd fit in just fine at any tractor pull or a Montgomery Gentry concert.In a situation like this, the nickname "Comrade Redneck" comes to mind. It seems to fit Ovechkin pretty well.(via Sportress of Blogitude, D.C Sports Blog)
(Note: I was tempted to use an image of Tia Tequila. But I've had enough problems with viruses on the computer in the past twelve months.)Blogger suggests that Roethlisberger should be sent to boot camp. To slightly paraphrase my favorite Clint Eastwood quote from Heartbreak Ridge: "The Marines are looking for a few good men. Unfourtinately, Big Ben ain't it." (MoonDogSports.com)Iowa only made $50,000 off of its Orange Bowl championship. Ah, the joys of creative accounting. (Black Heart Gold Pants)It's Complicated, Part Deux. Boston Red Sox pay tribute to prodigal son Nomar Garciaparra. Blog declares it "Revisionist History Night". (USA Today, Boston Dirt Dogs)Mets record for the month of April, complete with uniforms. Created by Gene, the anal-retentive Mets fan. (Mets Police)
Yep, they're already selling t-shirts about the tasings at Citizen's Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia, as this badly filmed YouTube clip can attest. (Sombrero not included)In case you didn't get it the first dozen times around, the shirt apparently says "I got drunk. I got high. I got tasered. Another night at the ballpark." Ain't capitalism grand?(via Deadspin, Busted Coverage)
ESPN the Magazine took a poll of MLB players during spring training. Among other questions, players were asked who the most overrated of their brethren were. The results landed three New York Yankees in the top three. Joba Chamberlain, Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher made up the overrated trifecta.A*Rod and Swisher making the list isn't shocking. Chamberlain is another matter. If only because of the idea he was actually rated in the first place.(via New York Post)
ACC predictions: Who does "Mr. College Football" Tony Barnhart see coming out on top of the ACC this year? Florida State in the Atlantic Division, and a surprise pick of North Carolina in the Costal Division. (Mr. College Foolball)Alabama will try to pass the 800 victory mark in 2010...again. They've done it before, but the NCAA keeps taking away wins due to those pesky recruiting violations. (3rd Saturday in Blogtober)Doing less with more. Loser With Socks asks readers "Who does less with more?" Kentucky's John Calipari, UGA's Mark Richt, or Alabama media gadfly Phil Finebaum? Not surprisingly, Mark Richt is winning this one easily. (Loser With Socks)Want to help with relief efforts in Nashville? Here's how. (via EDSBS)
What will Alabama do now that Georgia Tech is off the radar in 2012? Probably still come to Atlanta and play somebody else. Or maybe go to Dallas. Nick Saban said that Alabama is looking for a neutral-site game to start off the 2012 season with, and are looking towards ESPN and Chick-fil-A to helping them secure an opponent.As for who might the opponent be, it looks like either playing Texas Tech in Dallas or playing Miami in Atlanta are both possible. Though there are reported to be at least five potential opponents in each city.(via EDSBS, al.com)
Round Two in Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive Madness" tournament is over. And the madness that is Lane Kiffin has reached the checkered flag in his showdown with Danica Patrick. (Gee, Danica Patrick not coming in first, what a shock)Now comes Round Three and the Sweet Sixteen matchup against US Women's' Soccer team member Heather Mitts. (Unless Esquire does something screwy with the brackets) Mitts defeated MMA star Gina Carino. Name recognition (and a loyal voting pool who really wants to show their "love" for "Sexy" Lane) should help Kiffin out in this matchup. Then again, the lack of a Y chromosome will probably be an advantage for Mitts.In sadder news, Matthew Stafford's alledged girlfriend has been knocked out of the tournament by ice dancer Tanith Belbin. Belbin will next face off against former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler, who soundly defeated the alleged "Panamanian Cricket Team."Also gone from the tournament of note to sports fans is Giselle Bundchen. Mrs. Tom Brady was taken out by Adrianna Lima in a rather sound trumping. Lima's matchup with Candice Swanepoel should be a highlight of the tournament, since Swanepoel defeated number one seed Beyoncé in a resounding manner.And for the crew over at The Outhouse: Olivia Munn totally dominated Heidi Montag. The looming Sweet Sixteen confrontation between Munn and Evangeline Lilly should be true geek heaven.(via Esquire)
And from the "Everybody's doing it so why can't we?" Dept.: Auburn students held their own flashmob event last night at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Unlike the similar events at Ohio State and Ole Miss, this one was less planned out and more like...well, a mob.And if you don't have ten minutes to spare.This one had all the subtly of a train wreck. Kind of what you would expect from Auburn.
Time for the "ewwwwww!" story of the day. Deadspin reports that a signed pair of Chase Utley's game-worn underwear from the 2008 World Series is up for sale on Craigslist. No word on if they're boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs. The disturbing news, however, it that they are unwashed.If you're interested in this item, you may have to compete with this "lucky" woman's boyfriend for the right to buy it.(via Deadspin)
Zach Mettenberger has pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery, sentenced to twelve months probation and banned from entering the Valdosta city limits for a year. And oh yeah, his was kicked off the UGA football team too. So what is he going to do with the rest of his life? Play football somewhere else it looks like.The disgraced former Georgia QB is reportedly planning upon paying a visit to Louisville later this month. If he were to transfer, he would have to sit out a year due to those pesky NCAA rules. He could start playing in 2011. Which is just in time for a scheduled Louisville matchup against UGA in Athens. Gee, what are the chances Mettenberger knows about that?(via Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
- The Future Pride of Happy Valley: Steve Consalvi, the teenager tased after running onto the field at the Phillies game Monday night, is described by his father "a real good student, heading to Penn State." JoePa must be thrilled at this news. (Black Shoe Diaries)- Kobe Bryant's embarrassing photo shoot has become a Photoshopper's dream. (Deadspin)- Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta) has been cast as the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger. (The Outhouse)- Apparently nobody at ESPN has ever heard of Nick Cannon. (The Outhouse. Thanks to fieldy snuts for pointing this out.)- UFC 116 to feature Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin. (Bloody Elbow)- Song That Makes Me Want to Throw Drew Magary Through a Brick Wall:"The Fear in Your Eyes," by Gwen Stacy. You've gotta hand it to a band who named themselves after Spider-Man's deceased girlfriend (the one killed by Green Goblin in the comics).
Just when you thought the world was safe from unspontaneous breakouts of dancing after the Ole Miss "Bollywood" incident, a bunch of goobers at Ohio State have to turn around and prove you wrong.Don't these students have something better to do? Like study for finals or something? At least the Ole Miss students tried to make it look better that their little dance number was a little more of an act of spontaneous act, rather than on ornate number practiced for hours. And they used something other than the Glee soundtrack, for cryin' out loud. Here's the rule on "Don't Stop Belivin'": Get Journey of get out!(via EDSBS)
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