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Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day.

Your moment of Jimmer Fredette manlove of the day.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

The Jimmer Fredette manlove parade continues. Here's yet another video dedicated to the, uh, "Mormon Chris Paul." There's really nothing much to add to that one. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Alabama puts Walk of Champions under video surveilance.

Alabama puts Walk of Champions under video surveilance.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

Alabama has taken steps to halt the rampant acts of vandalism on the Walk of Champions that might have resulted in the poisoning of the oaks on Toomer's Corner at Auburn. The school has placed the area under video surveillance. Or at least its reminding students and visitors its under surveillance.So just in case somebody decides to let this asinine cycle of vandalism return to the 'Bama campus just remember - Big Al is watching you. (via The Daily Bama Blog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Here's the audio of the goober that says he poisioned the oaks at Toomer's Corner

Here's the audio of the goober that says he poisioned the oaks at Toomer's Corner

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 17, 2011

Here's the audio of Al, the caller on the Paul Finebaum show from last January who said he poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner. This clown not only makes Alabama look bad, he makes the whole South look bad. Not to mention college football fans. On a different note, check out @toomersoaks out on Twitter. It one of the more funny, sad, and yet moving on some level at the same time accounts on Twitter right now. Which for a fake Twitter account claiming to be a tree is saying a lot. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn campus poisoned.

Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn campus poisoned.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 16, 2011

There are times that college rivalries can get out of hand. This is the case where an Alabama fan called in to Paul  Finebaum's radio program on January 27th, claiming to have poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner on the Auburn University campus. Auburn officials announced today that the trees had been poisoned, and probably won't survive. Police are investigating the situation. There's no word if there is a connection to the recent acts of vandalism to Bear Bryant's statue or the writing of the 2010 Iron Bowl score using rye grass allegedly committed by  Auburn supporters. Either way, this is taking things way too far. (via Auburn University Office of Communications and Marketing, @Andy_Staples on Twitter) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Yes, there are Jimmer Fredette rap songs

Yes, there are Jimmer Fredette rap songs

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 16, 2011

Just when you thought that had finally recovered from that crummy Jimmer Fredette "Wanted Dead or Alive" parody tribute song along comes the Jimmer Fredette rap tribute. And naturally, it's a takeoff of "Teach Me How To Dougie." Please kill me now. At least it isn't as Freudian nightmare-inducing as that Wisconsin "Teach Me How To Bucky" video.  The last one of those I had involved Bucky Badger dressed up as a Drill Sergeant who had me in the front leaning rest position and...I don't want to talk about it. It's too painful to think about. Anyway, it's this isn't the first rap song about America's New Mancrush. Fredette's brother, TJ Fredette recorded a rap song for him that he listened to before last year's first round victory against Florida in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Not bad. TJ's probably going to be singing that in front of an NBA crowd before next fall (barring a lockout). (via Mountain West Connection) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, bracketology, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, bracketology, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 16, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Yes, that's a double-barreled cannon. And you wonder why The South lost the war.  Still going. The NCAA is still investigating Cam Newton. (al.com) If you build it they will come. Auburn is building a new indoor practice facility. (al.com) Great Expectations. Expectations are high at South Carolina after winning the SEC East and with Jadeveon Clowney's commitment. (Rivals.com) Arkansas' Tyler Wilson is the quarterback to watch out for this year. Because Chuck Oliver said so. (ChuckOliver.net) Win some, lose some. Georgia may be winning the recruiting wars in-state with the "Dream Team," it's losing steam in South Carolina. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Is "uxorious" a word? Is is in Alabama. Though you probably shouldn't  go using it in a game of Words With Friends just yet. (Roll 'Bama Roll) BASKETBALL Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Georgia is seen as a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament after falling to Xavier last week. (SB Nation Atlanta) Is the Crimson Tide Schrodinger's Team? Depending on which media source you follow, Alabama is both in and out of the NCAA Tournament at the moment. (Roll 'Bama Roll) Vanderbilt's John Jenkins would be the SEC Player of the Year if this was the end of the season. Because Chris Dortch said so, (SEC Nation) Kentucky is on "The Road To Perdition." So does this make John Calipari Tom Hanks or Paul Newman? (A Sea of Blue) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Jimmer Fredette, and more.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Andrew Luck, Jimmer Fredette, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 15, 2011

(Unquiet on the Western Front is SWRT's look at the Pac-12, WAC, Mountain West, and other West Coast/Rocky Mountain schools extravaganza.)    Cal schedules 2011 season game against FCS division Presbyterian College. Apparently Georgia State wasn't available.   (California Golden Blogs) Luck of the draw. The New York Times Pete Thamel interviews Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. (New York Times) Duane we hardly knew ye. Arizona defensive backs coach Duane Akina is leaving to return to his old job at Texas after only a few weeks on the job. (Austin American-Statesman) BASKETBALL No "star treatment?" The only people not showing  BYU's Jimmer Fredette any love are the referees, who apparently aren't giving him many favorably calls. (ESPN) Downfall. A look at the freefall of Utah basketball from its loss to Kentucky in the 1998 NCAA Tournament championship game to its current state of irrelevancy. (Block U) Behind the 8-ball. Arizona State loses its eighth game in a row. (House of Sparky) Under the radar. UCLA Head men's basketball coach Ben Howland has put together a good Bruins' basketball team, though it's hard to get attention with the Lakers and Blake Griffin in town. (Los Angeles Times) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Tim Hardaway Jr.,  and more.

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Tim Hardaway Jr., and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 15, 2011

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  Player hater. Off Tackle Empire picks Terrelle Pryor as its preseason candidate for "The Most Hated College Football Player" for 2011. (Off Tackle Empire) Do It Again? After TCU turned down a chance to play Wisconsin in a rematch of the Rose Bowl. Someone asks the inevitable question on whether teams in bold games should be required to play each other in a rematch the following season. (Track 'Em Tigers) It's My Turn. Rita Rodriguez, wife of former Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez, follows in her husbands footsteps my donating her Michigan-branded apparel to the Salvation Army. (Detroit Free Press) It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday. ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben lists the things he'll miss as Nebraska heads out of the conference. Chill, dude. The Huskers are moving to the Big Ten, not Mongolia. There's nothing that says you can't still watch them. Don't be so dramatic. (ESPN) BASKETBALL And the nominees are...Looking at the candidates for Big Ten Player of the Year. (Hammer & Rails) Scout's honor.  Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis polled an anonymous group of NBA Scouts to get their opinions on players who are probably headed for the NBA Draft, including Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, and Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough. (Sports Illustrated) Squeaking in. Michigan State will be one of the last four teams in the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. (Detroit Free Press) On the other hand,  USA Today lists Michigan State and Michigan as being out of the tournament, and Illinois and Minnesota as being in. (USA Today) In Your Honor. Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. (Detroit Free Press) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Nick Saban's graven image will finally be revealed at Alabama spring game.

Nick Saban's graven image will finally be revealed at Alabama spring game.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 15, 2011

The statue of Nick Saban to commemorate Alabama's 2009 season BCS championship will finally be unveiled on April 16,  the day of Alabama's spring practice game.  Maybe it took the building of that  snowman on the still-vacant site in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium to galvanize the University of Alabama to get around to erecting the much-talked about statue.  (via SB Nation) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Jimmer Fredette immortalized in LEGOs.

Jimmer Fredette immortalized in LEGOs.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 14, 2011

This is from the "It Had to Happen" file. Someone decided to pay tribute to BYU's Jimmer Fredette with a bunch of LEGOs. It's not the best use of LEGOs to recreate sporting events ever.  That would have to go to the Lego version of FIFA World Cup matches. But you have to give them the BYU fans credit for trying. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The Justin Beiber-Mike Gundy Mutual Admiration Society is now in session.

The Justin Beiber-Mike Gundy Mutual Admiration Society is now in session.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 14, 2011

Expect Oklahoma State to become the most popular college football program in America among the teenage set. The number one object of their desires, Justin Beiber, has the now legendary Mike Gundy "I'm a man! I'm forty!" rant as his ringtone. Here's the visual proof. And what does "The Man" himself think about this? He's apparently reciprocated the act with his own cell phone. All i can say is that at least Beiber has enough taste not to be a Gator fan. If you start seeing a bunch of teenagers wearing Oklahoma State gear, you know why. Or if you see Ozzy Osbourne fans sporting Oklahoma gear, for that matter. (via SB Nation, Friends of the Program) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray, SEC expansion talk , Vanderbilt, and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray, SEC expansion talk , Vanderbilt, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 14, 2011

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)   Another Vol suspension. Tennessee has suspended safety Brent Brewer after his arrest on a domestic assault charge. (Rivals.com) You're hired. Former Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier has been hired by Alabama to be a member of the football support staff. (al.com) Sweet Relief. Alabama's 2011 schedule lacks the six SEC teams coming off of bye weeks that the 2010 schedule became infamous for. It's down to three this season. (al.com) Remembrance of Things Past. Looking back at the last time Boise State came into the state of Georgia in 2005, where the Dawgs clobbered the Broncos 48-13. . Don't expect the same result this time around in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game this fall.  (Leather Helmet Blog) Heart Like a Wheel. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and other members of the Georgia football team served as escorts for contestants in the Big Hearts Pageant, a benefit for the Extra Special People program which helps special needs children and young adults. (Athens Banner Herald) The downside of SEC expansion? 680 the Fan's Chuck Oliver and Matt Chernoff recently discussed the ramifications of an expanded SEC. It could mean teams might not play each other for longer periods of time. (ChuckOliver.net) What if Nike designed LSU's basketball court? It'd look more like the Bayou than the hardwood. (And the Valley Shook) BASKETBALL Don't call it a comeback. Vanderbilt makes a strong rebound in basketball with a 3 game winning streak against South Carolina, Alabama, and Kentucky. (Anchor of Gold) Making adjustments. Bruce Pearl may be changing things at the Tennessee point guard position following the Vols' recent on-court struggles. (GoVolsXtra) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

The agony and the irony: Zach Mettenberger may have been dismissed from Georgia by Damon Evans

The agony and the irony: Zach Mettenberger may have been dismissed from Georgia by Damon Evans

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 14, 2011

Was former Georgia athletic director Damon Evans responsible for the dismissal from the Bulldog football team of Zach Mettenberger? That is the what Sports By Books reported on the blog's new Facebook fan page. The quarterback was dismissed from the team last year after he got in trouble with the law during an incident at a bar in Remberton, GA . The irony is that this came a few months before Evans himself was arrested for DUI in s highly publicized incident that cost him his job. Mettenberger is now under scholarship at LSU. Evans is out of football completely, and works for a marketing firm in Boston. (via Sports By Brooks Facebook fan page, HT to Leather Helmet Blog) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Will the Jadeveon Clowney recruiting saga end not with a bang, but a whimper?

Will the Jadeveon Clowney recruiting saga end not with a bang, but a whimper?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 13, 2011

The story of Jadeveon Clowney,  the top prospect in America according to Rivals.com, will be reaching a boiling point on Monday when he announces his decision on what college the will be playing for this fall. Reports are that it will be a two-school race between Clowney's home state schools of Clemson and South Carolina, with Alabama still in the running as a dark horse. This story has gone almost two weeks since National Signing Day, and might be an indication that there might be some behind-the-scenes issues with Clowney, as Saturday Down South suggests. "When a kid waits this long to announce, there has to be some red flags going off. The red flags sometimes translate to having an underwhelming effect in college, for the most part. A great example is the recent recruitment and school selection of Bryce Brown. Brown waited long after NSD to announce for Tennessee, and he ended up hating it there and left last spring for Kansas State. So far, he hasn’t lived up to the hype." There's a possibility that Clowney may have to go the JUCO route to improve his grades. If that's the case, the program that he chooses would have to wait a year for his services. Its doubtful that neither Steve Spurrier nor Dabo Sweeney want to go through the very public drama Tennessee's Derek Dooley went through with Brown. The delay in Clowney's decision  could end up indicating a need to put a "buyer beware" sticker on the nation's top prospect. (via Saturday Down South) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Tennessee Vol Tobias Harris' father is a tiger dad.

Tennessee Vol Tobias Harris' father is a tiger dad.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on February 13, 2011

One of the hot topics of the moment is that of the "tiger mother." the authoritarian maternal figure who is very demanding and controlling of her children. Logic would dictate that there are men out there who are "tiger fathers" and act in somewhat the same way. Tennessee forward Tobias Harris' father, Torrel Harris would probably qualify in that category. With a touch of helicoter dad to boot. Scott Cacciola of The Wall Street Journal recently reported  on Harris, and his father, and how the younger Harris' collegiate success is part of a "master plan" set up by his father to prepare him for the NBA "It has not happened by accident. Everything in his basketball career, from his practice habits to his college recruitment to his goal of entering the NBA Draft after two seasons at Tennessee, has been orchestrated by his father. A one-time player agent, Torrel Harris has drawn on his own experiences to write a blueprint for Tobias's future—one that, in his mind, his son will disregard at his own peril." Torrel Harris already sounds like the guy Cecil Newton wants to grow up to be like.  The elder Harris' master plan for his son included forming an AAU team for his son. He also was responsible for Tobias and his younger brother switching schools on several occasions, where he had issues and arguements with Tobias' coaches. He was also very involved in picking out which college Tobias would play for. According to Tennessee head men's basketball coach, Bruce Pearl, the elder Harris  felt like he'd probably want Tobias to get to the NBA even more than Tobias would want to get to the NBA." Torrel Harris is already looking forward into using Tobias' future pro basketball profits for non-basketball related   "He said he can foresee Tobias making his NBA money work for him by opening a bowling alley, a car dealership, restaurant franchises. He said he wants him to hire a pair of high-powered accounting firms—two, he said, so they have to compete for his son's business." It's kind of hard to tell if the "him" Torrel Harris is talking about is Tobias or himself in that paargraph. It wouldn't be too quite of a shock if it was the latter. Torrel Harris already sounds like the kind of guy Cecil Newton would want to be like when he grows up. (via Wall Street Journal. HT to Rocky Top Talk) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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