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Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban haters, and a double dose of schadenfreude

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban haters, and a double dose of schadenfreude

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 26, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)    Everybody Hates Nick. Roll 'Bama Roll lists the columnists that criticized Nick Saban for referring to agents as "pimps." These writers should be worried, since R'BR has an elephant riding a steamroller on its banner. Never a good sign. (Roll 'Bama Roll) Florida State and Miami "need to start pulling their weight in the ACC." Because Mike Bianchi said so. (Orlando Sentinel) Just when you thought the world was safe from conference expansion talk...ACC  commissioner John Swofford mentions that the conference has looked into expanding to 14 or 16 teams, and there's always the chance it could happen. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)  Orange is the color of Schadenfreude, Part I. Rocky Top Talk's countdown of "20 Losses In 20 Years" hits the number two spot, with the Vols' 1990 loss to Alabama. Gene Stallings was in his first year as 'Bama coach, and Tennessee was ranked #3 in the nation. The Vols were expected to win this one. Guess what happened? (Rocky Top Talk) Orange is the color of Schadenfreude, Part II. The Clemson version "The Worst of the 2000's," hits #3 and the 2004 loss to Duke. And yes, that's the Duke football team they're talking about. (Shakin' the Southland")

Andy Roddick now officially the Atlanta Braves of tennis

Andy Roddick now officially the Atlanta Braves of tennis

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 25, 2010

Andy Roddick lost to Mardy Fish Saturday night in the semifinals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships. Which is somehow fitting, and makes this photo of him throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday Night at Turner Field even more appapropriate. (Fish went on to win the tournament, beating John Isner) He should be made to wear this out on the court permanently. (Yahoo! Sports, Busted Racquet)

Virtual Lane Kiffin meets... Virtual Sarah Palin?

Virtual Lane Kiffin meets... Virtual Sarah Palin?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 25, 2010

This will tide you over until the inevitable Virtual Lane meets Virtual Jeff Fisher showdown.

What Passes for Life:  Miami Heat hate, R.E.M. Chris Berman and more.

What Passes for Life: Miami Heat hate, R.E.M. Chris Berman and more.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 25, 2010

Why do people hate the Miami Heat? Dan Le Batard on  post-LeBron Miami Heat Hate . (The Miami Herald) Elton John meets Napoleon the Pig? Elton John reportedly working on a musical version of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Now if we could only get a Broadway version of 1984 from Eurythmics things would be perfect. (The AV Room) Cancer survivor learns to play hockey at age 40. And he's making a film about it. (Puck Daddy) Top 40 R.E.M. Songs. Number One is "Losing My Religion." Way too predictable choice. And it's wrong. The best R.E.M. song is "Fall On Me" hands down. And "Orange Crush" is number two, but this list has it all the way down at 40. Stupid. (about.com)  Quote of the day (possibly the year): "If ESPN’s Chris Berman isn’t the most universally mocked/vilified sportscaster in the business, that’s probably because Joe Buck is isn’t on television very often."- Can't Stop the Bleeding

What Passes for Life: Stan Lee at Comic-Con

What Passes for Life: Stan Lee at Comic-Con

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 24, 2010

Here's Stan Lee at San Diego Comic-Con International 2010, sitting on Odin's Throne, brought in to promote next year's Thor movie. Actually, that's Jack Kirby's chair Stan's sitting in, but nobody had the heart to tell him. (He does look kind of small sitting in it, doesn't he?) (via The Outhouse, HT to David Bird)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Miami, Kenny Chesney, A.J. Green vs. Julio Jones (His mama named him tha

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Miami, Kenny Chesney, A.J. Green vs. Julio Jones (His mama named him tha

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 24, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)      Miami and Notre Dame to face each other once again in 2012. The two teams haven't faced each other since 1990, which was almost the last time The Irish were relevant. (SB Nation)  Kenny Chesney thinks Bill Curry's sexy. Chesney interviewed the first-year Georgia State Panthers coach for the documentary on college football coaches he's working on.  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) South Caroling blog takes umbrage at predicted third-place  SEC East finish. This ain't baseball, chickens. (Leftover Hot Dog) Historical SEC team helmets. A pretty interesting look at SEC team football helmets of the past fifty years. (The Helmet Project) Who is the better receiver: A.J. Green or Julio Jones (His mama named him that!)? The tale of the tape going into what will probably be the last season in the SEC for the both of them. (Dr. Saturday)

Thursday night Nov. 18  Alabama/Georgia State game set to run on ESPNU.

Thursday night Nov. 18 Alabama/Georgia State game set to run on ESPNU.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 24, 2010

The now-infamous November 18 Thursday night showdown between Alabama and the Bill Curry's  Georgia State Panthers has been scheduled to start on ESPNU at 7:30 PM EST. So Alabama moved the game to Thursday Night, canceled classes, and had to pay extra Georgia State extra for added expenses. And for all it gets for going through the trouble of all of that is a 6:30 game time on what is essentially ESPN, The Cuatro? (And since ESPN 3 is the online outlet, that's shows you what the WWL really thinks of it.) Boy, the Tide got hosed bad on this one. ESPN, by the way is showing UCLA vs. Washington that night, featuring Heisman frontrunner Jake Locker that night. Admittedly a game with a greater national spotlight being a Pac-10 match-up with Heisman hopeful Jake Locker. Meanwhile Alabama has Mark Ingram, the current Heisman Trophy winner, on the roster. That at least deserves ESPN2.  (via Roll 'Bama Roll)

Tim Lincecum:

Tim Lincecum: "What, Me Worry?"

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 24, 2010

Tim Lincecum does his best Alfred E. Newman while checking out the iFly Hollywood vertical wind tunnel in conjunction with a new sponsorship deal with Red Bull. At least found a way to get high without smoking pot. Well, it does provide an excuse to link to the second episode of "Timmy and Bus," featuring Lincecum, Ubaldo Jimenez, Steven Strasburg, a psychedelic talking bus and...Lady Gaga? (via Big League Stew)

What Passes for Life: USF, Dana White,  Batman, and more

What Passes for Life: USF, Dana White, Batman, and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 23, 2010

What's the bigger deal for USF: Winning the Big East and going to a BCS bowl game, or beating Florida, FSU, and/or Miami? It's a trickier question than you think, involving nation recognition and in-state recruiting. (Voodoo Five) Dana White says boxing is doomed. I think they said that about Madonna's career several times over. (Cagewriter) Another new Batman series?  DC Comics announces Batman INC., which spews forth from the mind of Grant Morrison. (The Source) Deadspin repeating sentences in headlines again? Deadspin repeating sentences in headlines again. (Deadspin) Brad Pitt is Moneyball.  Which I guess makes Angelina Jolie The Blind Side. Move over, Sandra Bullock. (SB Nation)

Your Moment of Tebowness: Tebow invited to become The Bachelor?

Your Moment of Tebowness: Tebow invited to become The Bachelor?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 23, 2010

(Your Moment of Tebowness is SWRT's recurring feature on the cultural phenomenon that is His Tebowness. Everyone else is doing it, so why can't I?) Tim Tebow invited to become The Bachelor? Tim Tebow invited to become The Bachelor.  "I talked to Tim Tebow yesterday. I'm really not joking. His brother Robby was there. I asked him in front of God and Country. He hasn't said yes yet, but he did say he would be a better version then Jesse Palmer. I told him, "Wait until you play in the NFL first my friend, because Jesse Palmer was quite the bench warmer." Tim Tebow invited to become The Bachelor.   (via TIMTEBLOG)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Robbie Caldwell, Derek Dooley, and more UGA tidbits then you can shake a

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Robbie Caldwell, Derek Dooley, and more UGA tidbits then you can shake a

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 23, 2010

The "truth" behind Robbie Caldwell's now-legendary/infamous SEC Media Days session. Was is all done for a free meal at Dreamland? (Rocky Top Talk) Derek Dooley's first SEC Media Days session. And what does the press want to ask His Hairness about? Vince, Barbara, and Lane Kiffin. (Team Speed Kills) The Old Ball Coach's Last Stand? Tony Barnhart wonder how much does Steve Spurrier have left in him. (Mr. College Football)  It's over. The final chapter in the epic four part interview with Paul Johnson. (ACC Sports Journal) Mike Bianchi says "Georgia is the the most overrated program in college football history." One word: Michigan. (Orlando Sentinel) On a related front: Mark Richt is boring. Which is what happens when Richt's been told not to talk about the NCAA investigation of A.J. Green's involvement in Agentgate.  (Team Speed Kills) Quite possibly the dubious achievement to end all dubious achievements. "Georgia’s Drew Butler is the first punter to ever attend SEC Media Days." (Athens Banner-Herald)

Why is Colt McCoy Still Smiling?

Why is Colt McCoy Still Smiling?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 23, 2010

There's Colt McCoy smiling again. What's got him giddy this time around? 1. "I've finally done something Tim Tebow hasn't." 2. "And by the way, Tim. It was real funny how you paid  Jordan Shipley to mention your name in my wedding song. Just remember revenge is a dish best served cold, son. Just wait 'till you tie the knot. (cackles evilly). 3. "Hey, Vince Young: Coach Brown told me he likes me more than you." 4. "Boy, that Summer of Mallett is one funny dude." 5. "Yo, Rick Reilly: I had a little shrimp vindaloo for a midnight snack last night. How about you?" 6. "With LeBron gone, I'm gonna have Cleveland all to myself."  7. "Did anybody else laugh at Robby Caldwell talking about inseminating turkeys as much as I did?" 8. " Yeah It took a little while, but the NCAA finally caught wind of that party in Miami that I had set up." 9. "Hey, Clay Travis: Wanna ask me if I'm still a virgin?" 10.  "It's better to have competed for the BCS Championship and lost, than to win it and have it taken away because of somebody on the team declared ineligible because of improper dealings with agents. Take that, Reggie Bush!"

Florida recruit Chris Martin compared to The Great Khali. Is this a good thing?

Florida recruit Chris Martin compared to The Great Khali. Is this a good thing?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 22, 2010

Alligator Army compared  Chris Martin, an outside linebacker  who just transferred to Florida from California , to the WWE's The Great Khali. This is probably bad news for Martin, since Khali has a large amount of detractors online. For those who are unfamiliar with The Great Khali, this is what he looks like: The Great Khali might look fierce, but his wrestling skills are suspect, and he's seen as more of a joke to many than a threat. In fact wrestling site Online Onslaught used to refer to him as "The [redacted] Khali  (though more recently he's just called "Khali" over there). Honestly, he pretty much sucks as a wrestler. Martin being compared to Khali might sound cool, but only if you know squat about pro wrestling. Actually, the Gators might want to find somebody who reminds them of John Cena. Heck, Cena looks more to be a member of the Gator Nation than Khali ever will. Orange shirt. Blue and orange baseball cap. And to top it all off, jean shorts. Yep, Cena's gotta be a Gator. (via Alligator Army)

What Passes for Life: Mark Cuban, Old Spice Guy

What Passes for Life: Mark Cuban, Old Spice Guy

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 22, 2010

(What Passes for Life is SWRT's collection of sports and non sports related links and hi-jinks.)   Will the Rangers go Cuban? Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban given approval to bid on Texas Rangers in auction. Welcome to the dawn of Bug Selig's Freudian Nightmare. (Yahoo! Sports) Old Spice Guy hurting sales? The "Old Spice Guy" commercials aren't doing much for sales of Old Spice Red Zone After Hours Body Wash. In fact, sales are down seven percent. Maybe it's time to bring back the Centaur Who's Two Things. (Yahoo! TV) David Eckstein's wife set to debut her very own Star Wars apparel for women (geeks) called Her Universe. There had better be a Princess Leia swimsuit somewhere in this one. (Sports Radio Interviews.com) SHAZAM! Rob Lowe will voice Captain Marvel in the Cartoon Network animated version of  DC Comics' Young Justice, where he'll hang out with Robin, Superboy, Kid Flash, and Miss Martian. Hey, where's Wonder Girl? (TV Guide) UFC 121 to feature Tito Ortiz and Matt Hamill.  Ortiz had better hope Hammil's Staph Infection is cured by then. Ewwww! (SB Nation)

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Robbie Caldwell, NCAA investigation, Mark Richt on Bobby Bowden and more

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Robbie Caldwell, NCAA investigation, Mark Richt on Bobby Bowden and more

By Juan Cena in SWRT on July 22, 2010

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC and ACC news)   Robbie Caldwell steals SEC Media Days.  Reflections on working on a turkey farm inseminating turkeys have got to make Gamecock fans nervous. On the other hand, it might put him in line to replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech someday. (EDSBS) A.J. Green was not at that party in Miami with that agent. Because T. Kyle King said so. (Dawg Sports)  The Twitter Factor. A look at how Twitter set off the NCAA investigation into the improper meetings between agents and players at UNC and other schools. As of now, the Twitter accounts of UNC players are quiet. Too quiet. (Carolina March) Mark Richt on the way Bobby Bowden was forced to retire at FSU. He didn't like it, according to The Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi. (Open Mike) Tomahawk Nation's Twiter reaction to Richt's comments on Bowden: "ATTN Mark Richt: STFU about Bowden. FSU fans were tired of their program being run like a history museum. Story is so 2009." (Tomahawk Nation Twitter)  Paul Johnson: The Epic Interview. It continues with Part Three with Johnson's  high school footballs days, and how he became a coach. (ACC Sports.com) Tigers look at other Tigers. Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland takes a look at the offense of September 10 foe Auburn and its offensive coordinator, Gus Malzhan. As blogger DrB notes, Malzhan will probably be head coach at another program sooner than later. (Shakin' the Southland)  Ryan Mallett's "Family Arm." That's what he calls it. I'm more curious what he calls his banged up foot? "Stumpy," perhaps? (EDSBS)

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