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Big Tentacles: Nebraska, Jim Tressel, Michigan, and more.

Big Tentacles: Nebraska, Jim Tressel, Michigan, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 22, 2011

 The Times They Are A-Changin'. Nebraska begins spring practice with a new offensive coordinator, a new offensive strategy, and an  up for grabs starting quarterback job.  (Big Red Today) Just sayin'. Comparing Jim Tressel to Bruce Pearl, which is  just what you would expect a Michigan blog to do. (The Big House Blog) To market, to market. Lake the Posts interviews Northwestern senior associate athletic director in charge of marketing Mike Polisky looking back at 2010 and looking forward to marketing the 2011 football season. (Lake the Posts) Naming the trophy for the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry. Naturally, the word "corn" shows up a lot with two of the three top corn producing states in the nation. (Corn Nation) BASKETBALL Don't Believe the Hype. One of the keys for Michigan to repeat it's 2010-11 success not to listen to hype between now and the start of the 2011-2012 season. (Detroit Free Press) First stage: Denial. Boiled Sports reacts to Purdue's ouster in the NCAA Tournament by declaring "It wasn't supposed to end this way." (Boiled Sports) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Tennessee students paint The Rock to protest Bruce Pearl's firing

Tennessee students paint The Rock to protest Bruce Pearl's firing

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 21, 2011

Tennessee students who support now fired Tennessee head men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl showed their disapproval of the firing by painting messages of support for Pearl on  The Rock. They may be naive in their support for Pearl, but they've got a good point in saying that Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton should be let go too. (via Go Vols Xtra) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Bruce Pearl fired?

Bruce Pearl fired?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 21, 2011

According to sources at both the AP and ESPN, Bruce Pearl is an ex-Tennessee men's basketball coach. The school has yet to make an official statement, however. Pearl has been  embroiled in a recruiting scandal all season, which ended for himself and the Volunteers last Friday with a loss to Michigan. The only thing holding up the official announcement, according to ESPN, is a financial settlement for Pearl and his coaching staff. (via Rivals.com,  ESPN) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Alabama's Mark Barron arrested.

Alabama's Mark Barron arrested.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 20, 2011

Alabama has a player in trouble with the police on the eve of spring football practice. Safety Mark Barron was arrested in Mobile, AL, on hindering prosecution charges. Nick Saban is probably not too pleased about this. (via al.com) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Bruce Pearl, Urban Meyer, Arkansas, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Bruce Pearl, Urban Meyer, Arkansas, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 20, 2011

Tennessee is "botching" Bruce Pearl situation. Because Jeff Schultz said so. Shut up. Jeff. (Atlanta Journal Constitution) You think? Tennessee assistant coach Terry Jones blame's the Vols' early NCAA Tournament exit on the team being "distracted." (Go Vols Xtra) A tale of two programs. The state of the Tennessee men's and women's basketball teams are as different as night and day. (Go Vols Xtra) "No shame, little glory" in Georgia's first round loss in NCAA Tournament. Because Mark Bradley said so. Shut up, Mark. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) "The five stages of Commodore fandom." How Vanderbilt fans handle a first round loss in the NCAA Tournament.  (Anchor of Gold) FOOTBALL Least shocking statement of the day. Urban Meyer says he misses coaching. (ChuckOliver.net) Putting two and two together. Meyer misses coaching. Ohio State may be needing a coach by the end of the 2012 season. Hmmm...(Leather Helmet Blog) Thug life. Auburn players making gang signals. (Sports By Brooks) "Tyler Wilson will make Arkansas fans forget Ryan Mallett." Because Chadd Scott said so. Shut up, Chadd. (ChuckOliver.net) By the way, Chadd Scott got fired from his job at 680 the Fan in Atlanta for tweeting complaints about a station sponsor. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) How to waste $900,000. Georgia adds home game against South Alabama to 2014 schedule. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Digger Phelps makes me motivated.

Digger Phelps makes me motivated.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 19, 2011

Motivated enough to make this. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Bruce Pearl gets Obamaed

Bruce Pearl gets Obamaed

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 19, 2011

  Yes, Bruce Pearl supporters went there. At least they didn't use this pic for the Obamafying: Of course the next obvious question is if there's a Team Pearl, can a cookbook a la Team Leach's Fat Little Girlfriends Cookbook be far behind?  (If it is, let's hope Team Pearl remembers to make all the dishes kosher.) (via Rocky Top Talk) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Are West Virignia fans the worst college sports fans in America?

Are West Virignia fans the worst college sports fans in America?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 18, 2011

GQ has come out with its list of "The Worst Sports Fans In America." It's no surprise that Philadelphia tops the list. Not only that, it takes the top two spots, with one each  for Phillies and Eagles fans. But West Virginia Mountaineer fans might be a little hot under the collar for landing the #3 spot on the list, thus becoming the de facto worst college sports fans in America. What earned West Virginia the dubious spot over the amazingly annoying Cameron Crazies of Duke (who only merit a #8 on the list) or the more violent antics of Penn State (#7)? Apparently a hopeless devotion to pyromania.  "But what really defines the West Virginia University faithful is their devotion to celebratory arson. The school led the nation in intentionally set street fires from 1997 to 2003, lighting up an unmatchable 1,120 blazes." 1,120, blazes in seven years? That apparently counts for more than even the worst riots by #5 Maryland on the list (including one that did $500,000 of damage in 2001). The other school fanbases on the list include Penn State (#7),  LSU (#10), Wisconsin (#13), and Oregon (#14). (via GQ) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

PAWL!

PAWL!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 18, 2011

  Oh, like you weren't thinking the same thing anyway. Thanks to  Jonathan Whalen for letting me post this.  Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Mike Hamilton apologizes to Bruce Pearl for radio interview comments.

Mike Hamilton apologizes to Bruce Pearl for radio interview comments.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 17, 2011

Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton started an internet frenzy yesterday. In an interview with a Knoxville radio station, he placed doubts on the Vols' head basketball coach Bruce Pearl's employment status after the end of this season. Today reports come out that Hamilton called Pearl to apologize for the statements. Pearl is reported to have said that "I think Mike would have prepared for it to not come out like this."It doesn't sound like the eventual meeting between the two following the team's exit from the NCAA Tournament will be a very warm and fuzzy occasion. (via Go Vols Xtra) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Packer's Jordy Nelson and Kansas State mascot in the cheese(head)iest commercial ever.

Packer's Jordy Nelson and Kansas State mascot in the cheese(head)iest commercial ever.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 17, 2011

Before he was a Super Bowl champion wide reciever for the Green Bay Packers, Jordy Nelson played for the Kansas State Wildcats. Which would explain the appearance of Willie the Wildcat at the end of has to be the cheese(head)iest commercial ever filmed. This being how he bought his wife a car from Kansas State Motors for their anniversary. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be embarrassed by the cheesy script Nelson was given. (via Total Packers) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Michigan and Ricky Stanzi.

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Michigan and Ricky Stanzi.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 16, 2011

Hangin' Tough. Brady Hoke is apparently making Michigan a tougher football team. Or at least he said one form of the word "toughness" or another lot in a news conference on Tuesday. (ESPN) Be afraid, be very afraid? Should Michigan fans be concerned about recruit Chris Barnett's connections to Baron Flenory, a person of interest in the recent recruiting scandal?  Maybe.  (M Go Blog) Former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi scored a 30 on the Wonderlic Test, which is five points or so  what a good QB should get on the test apparently. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Is Bruce Pearl era at Tennessee ending?

Is Bruce Pearl era at Tennessee ending?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 16, 2011

Is the Bruce Pearl era at Tennessee nearing an end? In an interview with Knoxville radio station WNML, Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton says he isn't sure whether or not Pearl, the subject of an NCAA investigation, will return to coach next season. "Asked point blank if Pearl will be UT’s coach next season, Hamilton said: "We don’t know the answer today. We’ve done a lot of soul searching about the direction of our program and we’ll continue to do that and we’ll decide after we’re out of the NCAA Tournament what direction it is that we’re going to go next." Hamilton wasn’t specific as to a timetable on determining Pearl’s future. "That’ll be a decision we make in the short term or we’ll wait and make it a little bit further down the road," Hamilton said. "But the jury is out on what’s going to happen with that at this point. … He knows that, by the way." Hamilton also said in the interview that Tennessee  was unaware of Pearl committing a "bump" violation involving a recruit four days after the coach admitted to lying about about improper contacts with recruits at his home in a press conference until the NCAA reported it to the school. "The NCAA charged that Pearl committed a "bump" violation four days after a tearful press conference announcing he lied to the NCAA about cookout at his home in 2009. Pearl did not report it to UT because he didn’t think it was a violation. That apparently hasn’t sat well with Hamilton and the UT administration, which learned of the incident from the NCAA. If the Volunteer's run in the NCAA Tournament is short. Pearl's tenure at Tennessee might end soon after. (via Mr. SEC,  WNML) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

A Big Ten Potato Bar? A Big Ten Potato Bar.

A Big Ten Potato Bar? A Big Ten Potato Bar.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 15, 2011

Apparently, spectators at last weekend's Big Ten basketball tournament the option of 11 different kinds of hamburgers and baked potatoes in Conseco Fieldhouse.  The baked potato bar being the most surreal of the two. Not to mention most appropriate, as this is the Big Ten we're talking about here. (And yes, Nebraska, you got hosed. You'll have to wait for next year to get yours) Just hope that Northwestern head football coach wasn't at the tournament. You see a potato bar, he sees an army that he can conquer the world with. (via SB Nation, Illinois Fighting Illini official athletic site, Off Tackle Empire) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Stephen Garcia suspended. (UPDATED)

Stephen Garcia suspended. (UPDATED)

By Juan Cena in SWRT on March 15, 2011

The Post and Courier's Travis Haney is reporting on Twitter that South Carolina quarterback "Stephen Garcia has been suspended for at least the first week of spring practice." No word on whether this involves Garcia's wild night with five women in an Atlanta hotel room before the Chick-fil-A Bowl. UPDATE: Haney is reporting on The Post and Courier's website that Garcia and sophomore QB  Andrew Clifford  have been suspended due "to an incident during the team’s bowl week in Atlanta."  (via Travis Haney on Twitter, The Post and Courier) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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