Vols quarterback Jonathan Crompton was named AT&T's All-America Player of the Week. I'll repeat: JONATHAN CROMPTON WAS NAMED AT&T'S ALL-AMERICAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK! Somewhere in Las Vegas, Orson Swindle's head is exploding. Around the world, catfish are celebrating his award. And somewhere in Athens (or maybe they're in Nashville by now), a once-proud football team once again nods their head in shame.(via EDSBS)
The Red River Shootout is just a day away, and how better to celebrate the annual fiesta known as the Texas-Oklahoma game than with a sorry-as-folk Oklahoma take-off on Beyonce's "Single Ladies?""Oh What a Beautiful Morning" it ain't. The lameness is high as an elephant's eye. Seriously, I hope Black Lantern Rogers and Hammerstein rise from the grave to take out these goobs. With Black Lantern Agnes de Mille coming in to handle cleanup.The only good thing to come out of this is a frakin' lame excuse to post this little bit of Falcon rookie hazing of Matt Ryan and Oklahoma native Sam Baker.(via Deadspin )
It may be premature to call the Michael Vick comeback a total bust, but it isn't looking too good at the moment. Besides the lackluster play on the field. Vick ranks second to last in a survey of the most likeable newsmaking celebrities of 2009.A company called HCD Research did the survey, which ranked celebs in three categories of likeability (do you like the crap they're saying/doing), believability(do you believe the crap they're saying/doing), and sincerity (do you belive that they believe the crap they're saying/doing). Mind you, survey like these can be a lot of bull sometimes, especially considering that American Idol's Randy Jackson ranked at the most likeable and most believable celebrity of the year. And the list of names could be considered suspect as such random people as Levi Johnson (baby daddy of Sarah Palin's grandchild) and Peter King are on the list (could most Americans even pick Peter King out of a lineup?)The good news for Vick, he ranks just above Joe Jackson (Michael's publicity hound dad) in all three categories. That really isn't saying much.(via Shutdown Corner)
Don't you hate it when video game trends get together and polymorph into something even more banal? Well, I hate to tell you this, but Rock Band has gone LEGO. Yep, LEGO Rock Band will feature LEGO versions of acts like Blur (pictured), Foo Fighters, Queen, and Bryan Adams. What, no White Stripes? That should've been an obvious one. Well, they're on Guitar Hero, so that might have been a problem.(via Kotaku)
Wednesday night's 28-21 Boise State win against Tulsa probably won't help their BCS chances. The Bronco's last close game this year resulted in their ejection from the Top 5. And they're still on the outside looking in on the USA Today Coaches Poll. This game probably didn't help their chances to get back in the Top 5 any either.Boise State's best chance to move up this week will be a loss from either Florida (vs. Arkansas. Don't hold your breath.), Texas (vs. Oklahoma. Could happen if Bradford holds up.), Alabama (vs. South Carolina. Child, please!), Virginia Tech (vs. Georgia Tech. Could go either way.), or USC (vs. The Former Irish of Notre Dame. There's a possibility, but no chance). And it would probably take two of those teams to lose for anything to really happen. And a good showing from Ohio State (vs. Purdue) could possibly allow them to leapfrog Boise.Boise State's best odds are on losses from Texas, Va. Tech, to move up. But it seems like moving up in the polls is going to be a tough act to pull off this week.
Fortune has an article on Bobby Lowder,Colonial Bank founder and notorious Auburn alum. Sport fans know him for his heavy-handed dealings with the Auburn athletic program. Which included the infamous "Jetgate" incident where he tried to get Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberbille replaced with then-Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino. Tuberville resigned/was fired last year.Colonial recently became one of the biggest bank collapses in Ameirican history, and the article mentions Lowder could face criminal charges. Somewhere, Tommy Tuberville is laughing his hind parts off.(via The War Eagle Reader)
Well, at least one smart decision had been made this week over in Athens. Sadly, it didn't have anything to do with replacing defective defense coordinators. Online Athens, the website for The Athens Banner-Herald, reports that UGA has declined the offer by the Atlanta Sports Council to move the annual rivalry game between the Dawgs and Georgia Tech in 2011 to the Georgia Dome for that year's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in September.As stated here, it was a stupid idea in the first place. As much as seeing either Tech or Georgia playing in the Kickoff Game, it would just be better if they were playing some team other than each other. Like maybe Tech against Florida, or UGA vs. Miami. Tech-Georgia in the Dome is more like visiting your Aunt's house at Christmas instead of your grandparents. It doesn't have quite the same feeling.
Just when you thought Georgia's loss to Tennessee couldn't get any worse, it gets worse. Georgia's defensive coordinator Willie Martinez is being compared to Maurice Gustave Gamelin, the head of the French Armed Forces in World War II by the blog Hey, Jenny Slater. (Gee, a blog title more absurd than this one) The one in charge when the Nazis overran the Marginot Line, to be exact. That's low. And slightly inaccurate as the French could've put up a bigger battle against the Vols last Saturday.On the plus side for Martinez, he wasn't compared to someone like Marshal Philippe Pétain or Pierre Laval. The worse that could happen to Martinez is getting fired.(Via The Sporting Blog )
So Rush Limbaugh wants to own the St. Louis Rams. Who cares? Well, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do apparently, and they want you to know it. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association isn't too pleased either.Big deal. People are running around like Limbaugh is going be like Jerry Jones or Robert Kraft. He probably isn't. Limbaugh is partnering in the bid for the Rams with Dave Checketts, owner of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Checketts would in all probability be the one making all the decisions. Limbaugh would be like Gloria Estefan or the Williams, who own shares of the Miami Dolphins. They own a stake in the team, but don't run the everyday operations of the team.
Ready for an onslaught of Freudian nightmare material? Well look no further ESPN's Rick Reilly is ready to unleash it for you. For ESPN: The Magazine's "Body Issue", Reilly shares his locker room experiences with his readers, whether they wanted to hear about it or not. You can read the article here. But trust me, you'll have a hard night sleeping.
Why does the NFL continue to insult the fashion sense of it's fans? (And trust me some of them already do it to themselves) The Denver Broncos 20-17 overtime victory over the New England Patriots featured what may be the most hideous retro unis yet culled from the archives (and that's pretty much saying a lot there).To be specific the Broncos were the main offenders in this latest attempt by the NFL to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AFL, which most everyone knows got assimilated into the NFL collective and became the AFC. Words are just not enough to express the hideousness of the Broncos unis. So...Brown pants with vertical striped socks? That noise you hear in the background is Heidi Klum trying to talk Tim Gunn off the rooftop of Parsons The New School of Design.Seriously, enough with the retro unis! At least the ugly ones. Let's remember the Sixties for the classic uniforms like The Cowboys' original home unis or the Black Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey with the gold helmet. But for the love of doughnuts...vertical striped socks?Never has the phrase "Loser With Socks" been more appropriate, even if they did win. (With apologies to Loser With Socks, the UT website (I'd link you to it, it can be even less family-friendly than Kissing Suzie Kolber at times, if that's even possible). Sure they won. But those unis make this a total Pyrrhic victory. And what was with the socks twisted up like peppermint sticks? Some kind of protest for being forced to were those socks in public? That's gonna draw a fine for sure.Worse, The NFL again made the refs take part of this cluster-fashion faux-pas with those gosh-awful orange striped shirts:"Hey ref. I'll have a Whataburger with cheese. Hold the pickles."Please stop this barrage of ugly unis, Mr. Commissioner. There was a reason these unis were retired by their teams. Let's honor their decision, shall we?(via Roto Arcade)
Tennessee beat Georgia 45-19.I repeat, Tennessee beat Georgia 45-19.To put it another way: A team led by a coach who was the laughing stock of the offseason because of antics like throwing false accusations of tampering by Urban Meier, while accumulating a load of secondary violations just beat UGA. This is Kiffin's first win against an SEC team. So this is a whole lot of bad for Georgia.Georgia is pretty much toast for this season. It's a safe bet right now that Richt's team won't do well against Florida. It even doubtful that UGA will do good against Vanderbilt next week. Welcome to the hot seat, Mark Richt. You can blame yourself for getting there for not getting rid of a defensive coordinator (Willie Martinez) who anybody in Georgia could tell you was incompetent. A sorry offense didn't help either. It doesn't look like football is going to be in Georgia's plans this year.
UGA is playing Tennessee Saturday at Noon. This once would be a game that would be shown at 4:00 PM or later in the evening. Sadly, this year's Dawgs and Vols are The Not Ready For Prime Time Players. No, scratch that. Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon would be better qb's than appropriately named Joe Cox and Jonathan "Why does EDSBS wanna replace me with a giant catfish?" Crompton.Worse, the game is on the SEC Channel, meaning it's a game with little or no perceived significance. It would be on ESPN or CBS or maybe even ABC in other years. Sad to say, but this year's Dawgs vs. Vols won't be living up to the glory days.
The alleged newspaper the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported yesterday of the possibility of the annual rivalry game between UGA and the Georgia Tech being played at the start of the 2011 season as that year's Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. It's possibly one of the dumber ideas I've heard.As much as I'd like to see Either UGA or the North Avenue Trade School in the Kickoff Came, I would prefer them facing different opponents. The cool part of the CFA Kickoff Game is that fans get to see match-ups that might not have happened otherwise. Tech and Georgia play each other every year, what's so special about that? Seeing Georgia or Tech play an opponent outside their conferences would be a whole lot more exciting,especially when UGA gets a lot of flak for not doing so (though that has changed a lot since Damon Evans has come aboard as UGA's AD).UGA and Tech in the CFA Kickoff Game? Cool. Playing each other? Not so much.
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