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Game Day Goulash: Your Dec. 30th Bowl schedule.

Game Day Goulash: Your Dec. 30th Bowl schedule.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 30, 2010

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (12:00 PM ET, ESPN) Army vs. SMU. No word if the Army Mule will be at the game, but if it does, let's hope Army keeps better track of it than Air Force did with its Falcon at the Independence Bowl. New Era Pinstripe Bowl (3:20 PM ET, ESPN) Kansas State vs. Syracuse. Why this game isn't called the Yankee Bowl I'll never know. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (6:40 PM ET, ESPN) North Carolina vs. Tennessee. Time to see if Tennessee's Tyler Bray can handle himself in a bowl game.  Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (10:00 PM ET, ESPN) Nebraska vs. Washington. The game would have been a lot more interesting if it were last year when Ndamukong Suh played for the Huskers, and Jake Locker still was relevant. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Gus Malzahn headed to Maryland?

Gus Malzahn headed to Maryland?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 30, 2010

It's only just chatter on Twitter right now, but Track 'Em Tigers is reporting that Auburn offense coordinator Gus Malzahn may be close to being named the new head coach at Maryland. The source of this story is from Chris Level, the Publisher of RedRaiderSports, siting sources close to former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, another much-talked about candidate for the Terrapin head coaching job. There's nothing from the reliable sources about this story yet, but Malzahn to Maryland would make logical sense. He's the real brains behind Auburn's success this year. He's a less combustible candidate than Mike Leach, who still has that electrical shed thing still hanging over his head. Not to mention a still-in-progress lawsuit involving Leach's former employer, Texas Tech.   (via Track 'Em Tigers) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Denard Robinson, JoePa, Ricky Stanzi, and Dan Mullen?

Big Tentacles: Denard Robinson, JoePa, Ricky Stanzi, and Dan Mullen?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 30, 2010

Your Dan Mullen to Michigan rumors start here. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson expresses liking  Mississippi State Head coach Dan Mullen, who tried to recruit Robinson as an assistant coach at Florida. (Detroit Free Press) Does the Sugar still tastes as sweet? A look at what effect  Ohio State's "Tatgate"will have on the Sugar Bowl. (Eleven Warriors) JoePa is STILL not retiring. This story is starting to take  on aspects of Brett Favre-dom, with fewer lewd cell-phone pics (thank goodness) . (Centre Daily Times) Hot Wheels. TCU defense coordinator Dick Bumpas compares the Rose Bowl matchup between TCU and Wisconsin as a competition between "a Ferrari and a dump truck." TCU had better hope that the Rose Bowl is a race, and not a came of chicken.  (Madison.com) Yes Virginia, there is an American Football World Cup; and somebody wants America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi, to lead Team USA in this year's tournament in Austria. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Georgia, Urban Meyer, and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Auburn, Georgia, Urban Meyer, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 29, 2010

The BCS title game is "Auburn's biggest game ever." In other news, water is wet. (al.com) Be afraid, Auburn. Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has reportedly interviewed with Maryland for the soon to be vacant head coach's job. (CollegeFootballTalk) 2010: The Year Dawgs Make Contact. Georgia and  Ohio State agree on a deal to play a home-at-home series in 2020 and 2021. (Athens Banner-Herald) Revisionist history. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray could possibly rewrite a few entries in the UGA record books in the Liberty Bowl. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) A Liberty Bowl is "crucial" for UGA. Because T. Kyle King says so. (Dawg Sports) Meyer at Bristol? Soon to be stepping down Florida head football coach Urban Meyer says working for ESPN next year is possible. (Orlando Sentinel) The next stage for Tyler Bray. The Music City Bowl matchup between Tennessee and North Carolina will be the Vols'  freshman quarterback Tyler Bray's toughest challenge to date. (Rocky Top Talk) Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Alabama wide reciever Julio Jones (his mama named him that!) contemplates staying at Alabama next season, or entering the NFL Draft. (al.com) Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino named "Newsmaker of the Year" in Arkansas. It's been a slow news year in Arkansas, obviously.  (Arkansas Sports 360) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Iowa, Big Ten Logo, and...Werewloves!

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Iowa, Big Ten Logo, and...Werewloves!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 28, 2010

I'm sorry, so sorry. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor on other Ohio State players suspended for the start of the 2011 season (but not the Sugar Bowl) apologize for their actions. (Rivals.com) Going to pot. Suspended Iowa running back Adam Robinson has been arrested and charged  for possession of marijuana. (KCCI) Oh look. Black Heart Gold Pants has already made up a little song about Robinson's arrest. Guess which Simon and Garfunkel it's supposed to be sung to? (Black Heart Gold Pants)  As for the bowl game Adam Robinson won't be participating in...A preview of the Insight Bowl, featuring Missouri against Iowa. It will be the last meaningful college game America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi, will ever play in.  (Rivals.com) This just in, Joe Paterno still doesn't plan on retiring. (Rivals.com) We Are The Champions. Well, not yet anyway. ESPN is already selling Wisconsin Rose Bowl Champion t-shirts.  (Friends of the Program) Meanwhile, Bret Bielema's dream comes true. He finally gets to meet Mickey Mouse. (Dr. Saturday) Rose Bowl parade 9/11 tribute. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a float marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (yahoo.com) Defending the new Big Ten logo. Good Luck. (FastCoDesign) I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at One Eyed Jakes, and his hair was perfect. How alleged werewolf Marcus Coker compares to other werewolves of yore. The bad news? He ranks just behind Teen Wolf. The good news? He's far ahead of Twilight's Jacob. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

RIcky Stanzi's Last Dance: A retrospective.

RIcky Stanzi's Last Dance: A retrospective.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 27, 2010

Tuesday night's Insight Bowl will feature Iowa going up against Missouri. It will be notable for being the last appearance of America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi, in a meaningful college football game. (If you can call the Insight Bowl "meaningful," that is.) It's probably not the game either Stanzi or Iowa wanted to appear in at the end of the 2010 season, but that's how the ball bounces. Stanzi shot to national prominence in the 2010 Orange Bowl as much for his off-the-field fervor for America than the Hawkeyes' on-the-field shellacking of Georgia Tech. As the year went on, the patriotic aspect of Stanzi took on a mind it it's own. With that in mind, here is a brief look back of the phenomenon that is America's Quarterback. The postgame interview that started it all: The Manzi's explanation of the comment months later. Stanzi's back tattoo, which Tyler Brays back stamp wants to grow up to be like.  One of the multiple mash-ups involving Hulk Hogan's entrance music. Stanzi comparing throwing interceptions to  watching a flag burning. Iowa embracing the whole darn thing.   And a little video to show there's more than just talk to America's Quarterback. Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 27, 2010

The King is gone. Georgia running back Caleb King has been ruled ineligible for the Liberty Bowl for academic reasons. Two other players are also ineligible. (Rivals.com) This behavior's not unique. King has missed five games in 2010 for various reasons. (Atlanta-Journal Constitution) Missing you. Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson missed practices for the Music City Bowl in Knoxville for unspecified personal reasons. (Chattanooga Times Free Press) The other former Michigan State coach on the Alabama coaching staff. Alabama special teams coach joins head coach Nick Saban as former Michigan State coaching staff members on the Crimson Tide coaching staff. (al.com) Face to face. How Auburn's offensive line stands up to BCS Title game opponent Oregon's defensive line. (al.com) A Peach of a bowl. The King of College Football, Chuck Oliver, takes a  brief look back at the history of the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly known as the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. It's gone from a struggling minor-league bowl game in the 70's and 80's, to one of the few non-BCS bowls to consistently sell out every year. A worthwhile read. (ChuckOliver.net) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Ricky Stanzi, RichRod, and more.

Big Tentacles: Jim Tressel, Ricky Stanzi, RichRod, and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 26, 2010

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  This just in. The rumors about Jim Tressel being out at Ohio State are total bull. (The Sports Bank) The story about Jim Tressel being a serial killer is also not true. But it is still funny. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Gold Pants, sans Black Hearts. Ohio State Buckeye brothers Connor and Spencer Smith gave the gold pants trinkets they earned for defeating Michigan to their mom, and wouldn't dare of selling them like Terrelle Pryor did. (Columbus Dispatch) That Don't Impress Me Much. America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi isn't too excited about his stats as Iowa quarterback. The Hawkeye's late-season meltdown has a lot to do with it. (The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)) All The Right Moves. Wisconsin senior offensive lineman John Moffitt considered entering the NFL Draft after last season. Instead, he stayed in school, helped the Badgers win a Big Ten title, and will be playing in the Rose Bowl. And he helped raise his stock for this coming NFL Draft too. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) The trouble with RichRod. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin explains why  Rich Rodriguez's character issues should be taken into account whether he stays or goes at Michigan. (Detroit News) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Christmas With the (Blue) Devil

Christmas With the (Blue) Devil

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 25, 2010

"The Elves are dressed like Laettener And the Tar Heels are in chains (Christmas with the Blue Devil) Georgia Tech is rancid And the Wolfpack is in flames  (Christmas with the Blue Devil) Andre Dawkins' in my belly And Kyle Singler's in my brain Someone's climbing down the chimney And Krzyzewski is his name! (Christmas with the Blue Devil)" (Photo via @dukeblueplanet's  Twitter Feed, apologies to Spinal Tap) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Big Tentacles: JoePa, RichRod, Ricky Stanzi, and more

Big Tentacles: JoePa, RichRod, Ricky Stanzi, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 25, 2010

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)   Another day, another Joe Pa retirement rumor. Ho hum. (College Football Talk)   Senior Trip. America's Quarterback, Ricky Stanzi, in among three Iowa Hawkeyes invited to the Senior Bowl. (Hawkeye Nerd) Schrodinger's Wolverine. Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez says he won't campaign to keep his job in public. But isn't he doing that by talking about the subject? (Dr. Saturday) Come On to the Future. Despite surgeries on both knees, Wisconsin is looking for redshirt  freshman defensive end Pat Muldoon to take on a greater role in the future. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Panic on the streets of East Lansing.  Yes, Michigan State's recent slide is cause for concern. (The Only Colors) Analyze This. Looking at reports that Purdue's drug testing policies are too lax. (Boiled Sports) Chase the Sun. Notre Dame's appearance in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve recalls the whirlwind tour made by Knute Rockne's 1924 squad on the way to it's first bowl appearance in the 1925 Rose Bowl. (Blue and Gold) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 25, 2010

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Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Notre Dame, Iowa, and more

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Notre Dame, Iowa, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 24, 2010

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big 10 and the teams it not-so-secretly covets.)  Ohio State Tattoo-gate fallout. Prepared to go pro or not, Terrelle Pryor may end heading to the NFL next year. Even if he's not ready for the League . Thanks his four-game suspension for selling memorabilia for that. (Fanhouse) Awkward headline of the day. "Buckeyes Tattoo Golden Grizzlies" (Eleven Warriors) Let me see your papers. Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has confiscated his players' passports to stop them from jaunting off to Mexico while preparing for the Irish's Sun Bowl face-off against Miami. (Dr. Saturday) A Pirate Looks at Forty, or something like that. Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe is running around in a pirate costume. Yes, it's another fun-filled Black Heart Gold Pants extravaganza. (Black Heart Gold Pants) Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Penn State head football coach sees the Outback Bowl as the both the end of the 2010 Nittnay Lion season, and the start of the 2011 season. (York Daily Record) BASKETBALL Stepping up. Purdue's DJ Byrd, Ryne Smith, and John Hart, among other players, have filled the gap left by the injured Robbie Hummel, and current NBA D-League players  Chris Kramer and Keaton Grant. (Hammer and Rails), Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

If Joe Paterno was a year older for every retirement rumor that popped up, he'd be older than Methuselah. Oh wait...

If Joe Paterno was a year older for every retirement rumor that popped up, he'd be older than Methuselah. Oh wait...

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 23, 2010

Call it an inevitable circumstance after Joe Paterno's birthday. Call it a slow news day around. It's probably just called Thursday around Happy Valley. But yet another story involving possible retirement for the Penn State head football coach is popping up. This time around, the rumors involve reports that JoePa's assistants looking at the then-vacant Temple head football coaching position (now filled by Steve Addazio),and those pesky health-related stories that persist around JoePa. Outside events such as Urban Meyer's retirement at Florida (The Nittany Lions' Outback Bowl opponent), and the forcing out of Maryland's Ralph Friedgen probably don't help things, either. The fact of Paterno's age and concerns over his health tend to overshadow that he has managed to lead Penn St. to its third New Year's Day bowl game in a row. That at least has to say something about whether or not he is still able to coach a college football team. It's outside events that probably make Nittany Lions' fans a little more anxious.The annual shifting sands of the post-season coaching landscape do a lot to increase speculation and/or debate about Paterno's future. With every high-profile coach de jour that takes a new job, it means one less possible candidate for Penn State should something actually happen to Paterno. There are going to be rumors regarding Joe Paterno's continued employment as Penn State head football coach for as long as he continues to coach. That's a given for any coach. Penn State will probably not force the issue as long as JoePa can manage to field a reasonably successful team in the Big Ten, he'll be able to coach as long as he wants to. Until then, health concerns will guide the chatter of whether or not it is time for Paterno to step down. But JoePa will obviously be the one who has the last word. (via Onward State, Linebacker U) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tavarres King, Auburn, Chick-fil-A Bowl and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tavarres King, Auburn, Chick-fil-A Bowl and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 23, 2010

King in the corner? Expect Georgia to rely more on split end Tavarres King next year if/when A.J. Green leaves for the NFL Draft. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) We must protect this War Eagle! Auburn has raked in the cash under a new deal with Under Armour. (al.com) Sellout with me. While many bowl games are struggling with ticket sales, the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta featuring South Carolina vs. FSU has reached it's  14th sellout in a row. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) And now the bad news. Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio's departure to Temple may actually end up hurting the Gators on the offensive line as well as in recruiting. (Orlando Sentinel) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

A.J. Green leaving Georgia for the NFL Draft?

A.J. Green leaving Georgia for the NFL Draft?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on December 22, 2010

WSB-TV reports that Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green will be leaving school at the end of the season to enter the NFL Draft.  The station's sports director, Zach Klein was told that “There is a 100 percent chance he is gone, and a possible (NFL) lockout has no bearing on his decision.” Green was suspended for four games earlier this season for selling his Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000, which was partially to blame for Georgia's lackluster 6-6 season. (via WSB-TV) Originally Pubished at: Shirts With Random Triangles

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