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It had to happen: Elvis goes after Lane Kiffin from the grave

It had to happen: Elvis goes after Lane Kiffin from the grave

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 20, 2010

Just when you thought you've seen every kind of anti-Lane kiffin music video imaginable, Elvis has to send a message from the great beyond on his views on the subject:The only amazing part about this that it took a week for it to show up.

Knoxville attorney wastes $262.00 in the name of Lane Kiffin

Knoxville attorney wastes $262.00 in the name of Lane Kiffin

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 20, 2010

(Cue the Carolina Liar)While some Tennessee fans are trying to make Lane Kiffin's car crash into something worse than Chappaquiddick, other are finding more creative ways to show their disgust. An attorney named Drew McElroy wants to name a waste treatment plant in Knoxville after Kiffin.McElroy paid a non-refundable $262.00 fee to file the paperwork for this. That's $262.00 he'll never see again.(via The Sporting Blog, The Wiz of Odds, ESPN)

When cultural phenomena collide: Tim Tebow and American Idol?

When cultural phenomena collide: Tim Tebow and American Idol?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 20, 2010

It's stories like this that even make a blogger who thought he'd heard everything this past six months to go "Oh snap!" Janell Wheeler (pictured, right next to you-know-who), who may or may not have been romantically involved with Tim Tebow is rumored to be one of the 24 finalists for this season's American Idol. Mind you, there have been a bunch of alledged Tebow girlfriends out there, Including Lucy Pinder of all people.(I'm sure Ma and Pa Tebow would've been thrilled it that was true). But the idea of seeing Tebow and SImon Cowell in the same place at the same time might be to actually get me to watch the dang show for once.(via Bumpshack, The Tebow Zone)

Finally, someone wrote a song about Derek Dooley

Finally, someone wrote a song about Derek Dooley

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 20, 2010

Sick of anti-Kiffin songs? Well someone finally wrote a song about Derek Dooley:It ain't "Rocky Top," but 'tis enough, 'twill serve.

Jay Mariotti overreacts to Wade Phillips retention as Cowboys head coach.

Jay Mariotti overreacts to Wade Phillips retention as Cowboys head coach.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 19, 2010

It's a shame that Jay Mariotti (pictured) has stopped doing actual journalism and now relies solely on his first emotional knee-jerk reaction to a story. Take for example his latest overreactionary masterpiece over at Fanhouse about The Dallas Cowboys retaining Wade Phillips for another season.To be honest, if you're read one criticism of Jerry Jones, you're read them all. Mariotti pretty much doles out all the usual criticisms of Jerry Jones. He meddles. He's an egomaniac. He spent too much money on the Heathen Temple to His Own Avarice Cowboys' Stadium. Pretty much it could be summed up by The Smiths' "Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before." Move along, nothing new to see here.Which is a shame, because it would have been nice to get Mariotti's opinion on Adam Schefter's contention about the retention of Phillips. Schefter suggests that the possible work stoppage that could derail the 2011 NFL season might factor into Jones' thinking. "If the work stoppage many are predicting does materialize, teams will need coaches who know their players and players who know the coach's system," he says. "A coaching change at that time could be destructive, and teams know it."Mariotti's blowing sports stories out of proportion can be fun, but when it lacks any sort or new insight it can get a little tiring. It helps a writer when he's writing to be willing to listen to other voices. Other voices than the ones in his head, that is.(via Fanhouse, ESPN)

Bubba the Love Sponge out of wrestling promotion?

Bubba the Love Sponge out of wrestling promotion?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 18, 2010

Alleged radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge (left) has been hired by wrestling promotion TNA (Total Nonstop Action) to do backstage interviews. That was before he decided to join Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh in the idiot parade and made stupid comments about Haiti on Twitter. He was absent from last night's TNA pay-per-view, and was told not to show up for work Monday morning.On being told not to come to the production meeting he wrote, "Was supposed to be at the [production] meeting at 11. They called and said not come. This is starting [to be] not fun. All because of my Haiti comments. Sorry people can't handle the truth."Actually Mr. Sponge seems to be having all the truth handling problems here. He also seems to be having a few employment problems with TNA.Going to bed had a long talk with Eric b. I don't want to take over jbs backstage interviews. I may have to walk away. Cause I don't agree..... With letting him go. Now if I would happen to take those interviews over. All ready I'm the bad guy. That's not cool. Already some bulls*** about..... Going down and I'm in the middle of it. I have to take a long hard look at weather I want to really do this or not. Bubba" The JB in question is Jeremy Borash, who allegedly was "taken off the air" by TNA. Aledegly being that some of this may be a work, and some of it might not be.(Thanks to fieldy nuts at The Outhouse for help in tracking down sources for this article.)(via The Outhouse, Wrestle Zone, PWTorch.com)

Vols still not over Lane Kiffin just yet.

Vols still not over Lane Kiffin just yet.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 18, 2010

If things keep up the way they are in Knoxville, Tennessee is going to have to change the fight song from "Rocky Top" to Carolina Liar's "I'm Not Over." Even with Derek Dooley being names head coach, there are still a continuing number of anti-Kiffin songs that keep popping up. The latest is by Renaldo Woolridge a.k.a. "Swiperboy"Swiperboy is a sophomore on the Tennessee Vols basketball team. He's also a aspiring rapper who drops his tunes on YouTube. He's responsible for dropping that "Eric Berry for Heisman" rap from a few months back. Now, he's dropping the hammer on Lane Kiffin.:I can't wait to hear what Woolridge does if or when Bruce Pearl decides to ditch Knoxville. Or when he decides to jump ship early himself and go pro. Then again, looking at his 4.7 PPG this season, he might want to stay in school.(via EDSBS, ESPN)

Duke football players and guns don't mix.

Duke football players and guns don't mix.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 18, 2010

David Cutcliffe has to be going "I turned down the Tennessee job for this?" right now. "This" being after he dismissed three players off of the Duke football team. John Drew (top left), Kyle Griswould (center left) and Brandon Putnam (bottom left), all freshmen players, were arrested after reports of gunshots fired on the Duke campus. They've been "charged with felony possession and discharge of a weapon." And the Duke basketball team thought they were trying to look all tough in their Goodfellas inspired photo.(via ESPN, Charlotte Observer)

Alaska Nanooks Polar Bear is kicking butt and taking names

Alaska Nanooks Polar Bear is kicking butt and taking names

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 18, 2010

Forget Sarah Palin. This is the Alaska native who our nation should be electing President in 2012: The Alaska Nanooks Polar Bear. Here is the latest of video clips featuring the bear which have become an internet sensation.Do you think any Islamic fascists are going to try any crap with a giant Polar Bear as POTUS? I think not. The Alaska Nanooks Polar Bear isn't a wussy polar bear like that one in the Coke ads. Or like Knut, that cute little baby polar bear in Germany who is neither a baby nor cute anymore.Give the makers of the video some actual credit though. Among the usual cheesy eighties songs was Laura Branigan's "Self Control." It's probably one of the most underrated eighties songs with one of the more underrated videos of the decade.By the way, The Alaska Nanooks are an college team. Nanook is a variation of nanuq, the Inupiaq word for polar bear. How the NCAA hasn't thrown a hissy fit over this is beyond me.(via Deadspin)

When cultural phenomena collide Brett Favre and

When cultural phenomena collide Brett Favre and "Pants on the Ground"

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 17, 2010

Thank you, Brett Favre. Thank you for making the most hideous culture phenomena of the new decade (possibly the whole frakin' millennium even) just that more hideous.Just a word on this Larry Platt pratt: The media shouldn't humor this clown as refer to him as "general." Reportedly the nickname was given to him by the late civil rights activist Hosea Williams. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he's never even served in the military, so he hasn't earned the title. He might have done a lot in aiding in the Civil Rights movement. But calling yourself a general when you're not is an insult to those who served their country to protect those rights. Not to mention those like the Tuskegee Airmen, who helped break the color barrier in the US military.(via Awful Announcing, Atlanta-Journal Constitution)

[BLEEP] YOU, MASCOT! Purdue Pete

[BLEEP] YOU, MASCOT! Purdue Pete

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 16, 2010

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! IT'S AN AUTON! Don't let him catch you! Run before it's too late!Oh wait, it's just Purdue Pete, the unofficial costumed mascot of Purdue University. But dangit, he's just as scary as an Auton.Just Look at that head. Even for a costumed character that head looks frightening. Those big oval eyes. The totally emotionless stare. That shiny fabricated head is totally nightmare inducing. Where's Jon Pertwee when you need him? (well he's dead, but that's besides the point). Purdue Pete isn't the official Purdue mascot. That's a "train" called the Boilermaker Special, of all things. But we'll throw the train under the bus some other time. Purdue still lets this Freudian nightmare roam the sidelines and the courtside. Pete likes to show his sinister control over the Purdue student body by using them as his own personal wave pool.Is this normal? I think not.(apologies as usual to Matthew Gasteier)

Derek Dooley's Papa on Lane Kiffin

Derek Dooley's Papa on Lane Kiffin

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 16, 2010

Want to know what Derek Dooley's papa, Vince Dooley said earlier in regards to Kiffin, a day or so ago before young Derek got the nod as Kiffin's replacement as UT coach?“Well, Lane Kiffin has brought the signs of the times to an extreme,” Dooley said with a chuckle.If Vince and Barbara show up at the next UGA/UT game in frosted Tennessee Orange it's serve Dr. Evil Michael Adams right for the way he treated him.By the way, it turns out Derek Dooley's son is named Peyton. That should make the natives somewhat happy.Anyhow, here's one last Lane Kiffin song for this week, with apologies to Soul Asylum:(via Get the Picture, Houston Chronicle)

Meet Derek Dooley

Meet Derek Dooley

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 15, 2010

This is Derek Dooley, who was until an hour or so ago the head football coach of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. He's left that job to take the same position as University of Tennessee head football coach. This after it seemed everybody and his dog turned the job down.Derek Dooley is the son of legendary Georgia football coach Vince Dooley. He played football at Virginia 1987-1990. After graduating Virginia, he obtained a law degree at Georgia. Like Mike Leach, he was a practicing lawyer before becoming a football coach (Quick, lock the electrical sheds at UT). He was an assistant coach with various roles at LSU under Nick Saban. So he's obviously been tutored in he ways of how to leave a program high and dry.Dooley became head coach of Louisiana Tech in 2007. In three seasons he went 17-20, with one winning season in 2008 (complete with Independence Bowl win against Northern Illinois). The other two years...meh.Dooley was also named athletic director at Louisiana Tech in 2008. Meaning he's left the school with two vacant positions to fill (see, Saban taught him well). The AD experience might be valuable, as Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton will probably be out of a job after the Lane Kiffin debacle.(via Tennessean.com)

Derek Dooley new UT coach.

Derek Dooley new UT coach.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 15, 2010

Derek Dooley's been hired as Tennessee head coach. The question now is: Will Vince Dooley be Derek's defense coordinator? Or will Derek pick Barbara for the job?

Dawgageddon: The End is near?

Dawgageddon: The End is near?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on January 15, 2010

The long Bulldog national nightmare appears to be over. Rivals.com's Tom Dienhart reports that Todd Grantham (pictured), current Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach, will be named Georgia's new defense coordinator. This coming forty-plus days since Willie Martinez was fired, and after several high-profile candidates turned the job down. How this will effect recruiting is up in the air. Or how Mark Richt and Damon Evans will spin Gratham as being the right man for the job after not being the first man to be offered it.(via Rivals.com)

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