Kotaku takes a look back at ESPN NFL 2K5, and asks if this was the best sports-related video game ever made. This was a title made before EA Sports gobbled the exclusive rights to the NFL for the Madden franchise, so it was one of the last of its kind. The article also discusses why sports games don't get the attention or respect that regular video games do. Pretty interesting article. Go check it out.(via Kotaku )
This is the annual Georgia Tech PSA that appears during the televised games:I can believe Techies waste time spend their time engineering tricycles. Making tricycle engines, well, that's another matter.
Hi, Pouncer the Tiger. How are things at Memphis? How's Coach West doing? Oh yeah, he got canned this week. And he pretty much threw the program under the bus on his way out. At least you've got John Calipari and that Final Fo...oh yeah, he dumped you for Kentucky. And that Final Four appearance was wiped off the record because of the Derrick Rose mess. Oh well, at least you have the future. No matter how bleak it is.(apologies as usual to Matthew Gasteier)
LeBron James announced his desire to change his jersey number next year from number 23 to number six. About darn time. Wearing Michael Jordan's number was possibly the ultimate in smugness when he started doing so as a rookie. The NBA should just go ahead and retire Jordan's number altogether, like MLB retired Jackie Robinson's number 42 league-wide. James side so last night.James' says he wants to wear number 6 (which he wore in the Olympics) next hear. Ah, now here's an interesting one. Bill Russel wore number 6 for Boston. Julius Erving wore it for Philadelphia. So James would have company on an historic level with that number. Number 6 isn't as owned by them as 23 is owned by Jordan, but it would be kind of nice if James he could totally own.Besides, there's already one major Number Six out there...The Prisoner. Most science fiction geeks could tell you that Number Six was the number given to an otherwise anonymous secret agent played by Patrick McGoohan in a British TV series called The Prisoner. He found himself trapped in a strange community/prison called The Village. (A remake of the show will be starting on AMC this Sunday).There are some strange analogies here with Lebron James and The Prisoner. Next year James could find himself in a strange city where he's more a prisoner than a king.(via Chicago Sun-Times)
According to SI.com * The Who is reportedly going to be the halftime performers at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. Or at least what's left of them.Ever since Janet Jackson and her you-know-what the NFL has shied away from acts that were at their peak before Taylor Swift was born. It would be nice if the NFL would try to get an artist from My Generation for halftime. Okay, they had Prince and Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. But they were around when I was in middle school. Why not the Dave Matthews Band or Foo Fighters? Heck, the MLB had Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform before a World Series game. The MLB! The league that won't expand instant replay had the biggest rapper in the world and the NFL gets a band where half the original members are dead.I get a funny feeling I know why The Who got the nod: CSI. Super Bowl XLIV will be on CBS this year. This is the network the CSI franchise of shows is on. And all three shows features The Who in their opening credits. Not a bit of a stretch there, eh?I shouldn't complain about The Who. They would be better than Up With People or one of the Freudian nightmare inducing Olympic opening ceremonies. Its just that news of The Who performing just isn't exciting. If Black Lantern Keith Moon and Zombie John Entwistle were going to be on stage with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend I'd be more enthused.(via SI.com. Warning: link may be NSFW)
You know that Verizon commercial where the iPhone lands up of The Island of Misfit Toys? You know, this one?This may be the saddest commercial ever. Sad like walking into a K-Mart sad. Sad as in all of Joy Division's songs wrapped up into one massively depressing dirge sad. It's just sad.
What does Tyson dream of, when beats a paparazzi stooge?Does he dream of eating children, or Robin Givens in a Catwoman suit?Don't you worry your pretty tatooed head we're get you out on bail and to your cozy Tyson bed.And then we'll find our bestfriend Mike and then we're gonna give him a best friend hug.Mike, Mike, Oh Mike, Mikey, Mikey, Mike, MikeBut if he's gets locked up with O.J Simpson,well then we're s**t out of luck.
Fanhouse's Terrence Moore has decided to pull the obvious and write about the possibility of Urban Meyer leaving Florida for Notre Dame. Oh. Child. Please. Expect Florida backers to better any offer that ND could offer. End of story. This is why nobody paid attention to Moore when he wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.(via Fanhouse)
Call this the blockbuster rumor of the day. The Mountain West Conference may get an automatic BCS berth if they expand to twelve teams and add a conference championship game . The Boise State, Nevada, and Fresno State.So far, I haven't able to find any of the big sites talking about this. If it wasn't Orson Swindle providing the link to the sight I might just discount it altogether. So this might be somebody hearing voices in his head. But it were true it solve a few headaches for the big schools.An expanded MWC with Boise State would mean that the best known BCS buster teams (Boise, Utah, BYU, TCU) would be beating each other up for a BCS appearance every year. It would cut down on the number of undefeated teams each season also, which really benefits the BCS. Where it really helps is that the BCS would cover a growing market in the Rocky Mountain Region. And it could possibly keep Utah Senator Orrin Hatch his calls for a Justice Department investigation of the BCS's legality off their backs for a while.It sounds like a good deal, which means it might be a load of crap. Stay tuned.(via EDSBS)
Shirts With Random Triangles hit 1,000 views yesteday. That's 1,000 views since the counter was added just about a month ago. Thanks for all the support, keep checking in, and be sure to tell your friends about the place.I haven't failed to notice that this is what a lot of visitors come here looking for:Hmm...maybe I should have called this blog "Kissing Terry Joiner." Nah.
Tony Gonzalez is now claiming that he and his wife October weren't nekkid in their ad for PeTA. Well, you could have fooled me. Tony and October must have been wearing something from the Emperor's fall collection. That or something went terribly wrong with their cloaks of invisibility.(via ajc.com)
The criticism of Georgia this season has gotten rough lately, but this one really hurts. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution's Mark Bradley claims that if UGA was in the ACC rather than the SEC it would only rank fifth behind rival Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Clemson. Ouch.(via ajc.com)
Fanhouse's David Steele has an article on Brian Stokes, a Iraq war veteran who served in the Marines and later played football for the Appalachian State Mountaineers . It's also about the family who stood by him and worked hard to to make his dream of playing football come true. Eventually Stokes played on two Division 1-AA National Championship teams for Appalachian State. Real life stories don't get any better than this.(via Fanhouse)
Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press gives the terms by which Rich Rodriguez should come back to Michigan for 2010: win the Big Ten or else. Rodriguez's first season at Michigan was 3-9. This year could wind up being 5-7. Expecting a Big 10 championship in 2010 at this rate might be asking too much.Lloyd Carr's last season as Michigan head coach was was 8-4. Rich-Rod had done worse than that in his first two seasons. A Big Ten Championship after that would be a heck of a comeback. It's just a little too much to expect given recent history.What Sharp really wants is to create an impossible situation where Rodriguez is destined to fail. If that's what is expected, then maybe Michigan If those are the terms, Michigan should pull the plug now.(via Detroit Free Press)
It looks like Sammy Sosa is saying is new found whiteness is due to a "cream" used as a skin softener. So if the cream softens your skin what will the clear do to it? (Okay, wrong roid freak. But the joke was too good to pass on).(via ajc.com)
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