Michigan lost another game, this time to Wisconsin. The Wolverine Nation is not going to be amused by this one. One more loss and UM can kiss the postseason bowl games goodbye. The bad news is UM has one last game, and it's to Ohio State.Even worse for Michigan, Rich-Rod and Tate Forcier aren't seeing eye to eye reportedly. Forcier's had to deny rumors he wants to transfer, in fact. He really needs to stick around. With luck he'll be playing for Les Miles in a year or so. Maybe sooner.(via Detroit Free Press)
Someone paid $5,250 for an absolutely obscure Atari 2600 video game on e-bay. Apparently "The Music Machine", described as a knockoff of Kaboom!, was a game aimed at the Christian market and only sold in Christian bookstores (sort of like how the the Guitar Hero knockoff Guitar Praise is sold today). Thus finding one in mint condition (still wrapped in plastic no less) is pretty rare. Either this means the recession is really over, or someone with money wants in rub it in everyone's face.(via plugged in)
The epic opera known as Die FlerderWeis isn't quite over yet, but there's a plus-sized lady wearing a viking helmet at the edge of the stage waiting for her cue. The Fighting Former Irish of Notre Dame lost to Pittsburgh 27-22. The Irish faithful, possibly the most delusional fanbase north of the Mason-Dixon line, are clearly going to want Charlie Weis fired after this. The sad part is that in all probability Weis gets fired, gets replaced by the coach de jour, and and the tragic operatic cycle of The Golddomedammerung will begin again.
Memo to the World Wide Leader: It's cool mentioning that Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is in favor of a playoff during the pistol whipping game against Duke. But do you have to repeat it at least three times? It's admittedly not much of a game. But surely your announcers could find something else to talk about. Oh wait, this is Pam Ward we're talking about here. Never mind.
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)
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