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McDaniels and Tebow sittin' in a tree...

McDaniels and Tebow sittin' in a tree...

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 2, 2010

Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post isn't shy about how he describes the relationship between Denver Broncos' head coach Josh McDaniels and number one draft pick Tim Tebow. He out and out calls it a "man crush."There's a nagging suspicion McDaniels didn't draft a Heisman Trophy winner so much as he fell head over heels for a football soul mate. Here is a coach and quarterback whose hearts beat as one.Up oh, Urban Meyer is going to be so jealous.The fact that the McDaniels-Tebow coach-player relationship may have already taken a turn for the Brokeback doesn't leave Kiszla too impressed. He seems to prefer QB's who have lifted up college non-powerhouses like Drew Brees or (surprise!) John Elway. While he likes McDaniels, Kisela is concerned that the coach's enthusiasm for Tebow has more to do with the QB's character than his on-the-field skills. And that it might be skewing his judgment.With McDaniels' history so far as the Bronco's head coach his judgment can certainly be called into question after the debacles with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. Drafting Tebow in the first round certainly raised a few more red flags in some critic's heads. Time will tell if McDaniels and Tebow become a formidable coach-QB team on the field. Or if it's a bromance built on delusion.(via Denver Post)

Pittsburgh Marathon diverted by...a pasta bomb?

Pittsburgh Marathon diverted by...a pasta bomb?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 2, 2010

A portion of the Pittsburgh Marathon was diverted Sunday when a suspicious package was discovered near the finish line. The device, detonated by the Pittsburgh Bomb Squad, was described as "A microwave oven containing a suspected explosive device and pasta."Great, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is getting radical. Just what the world needed.(via Deadspin, WTAE)

The disturbing Kyle Singler news item of the day

The disturbing Kyle Singler news item of the day

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 1, 2010

Here's the latest on Duke's most disturbing player, Kyle Singler. Singler's younger brother, Oregon player E.J. Singler, had tweeted "Spring Game .... Hit Somebody! Let's Gooo," The elder Singler replied "You remember when I broke that kids ribs in middle school? Haha."Taking glee in injuring another human being is always a nice message to hear from one of your team's star players. Coach K probably wouldn't be too happy with Singler after that comment. Then again, Coach K may be too busy trapped in Singler's underground dungeon (or something like that) to care. Anybody seen him lately?

I'll go with

I'll go with "Places I Don't Want to See My Team's Starting QB," Alex: Jay Cutler at the Playboy Clu

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 1, 2010

Memo to Jay Cutler: What happens in Vegas, shows up on the internet. Especially if it involves you and a Playboy bunny. Cutler celebrated his birthday in Vegas Friday night at the Playboy Club in the Palms Casino Resort. reportedly with Mark Sanchez, Jake Long, and former Denver Broncos teammate Brandon Marshall, among others. Cutler and Marshal's former coach Josh McDaniels was apparently not invited. Neither was Ben Roethlisberger, for some reason.Cutler is reportedly being given the exclusive key to the Playboy Club in the picture on the left. Sadly, the key doesn't grant Cutler access to the women's bathroom, which is off limits to NFL quarterbacks. (Yeah, two Big Ben jokes in a row. Deal with it.)(via, Blog Down, Chicago Bears, Blak4rest)

Ole Miss goes Bollywood

Ole Miss goes Bollywood

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 1, 2010

Sooner or later it had to happen. A school in the SEC had to go and prove that they could come up with something as lame (or lamer) than those Penn State tailgaters jamming to Miley Cyrus. And of course, it had to be Ole Miss to do it.That's "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire, in case you didn't know. This is a pretty strong case to kick Ole Miss out of the SEC if there ever was one.(via Loser With Socks)

What Passes for Life: May Day hi-jinks

What Passes for Life: May Day hi-jinks

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 1, 2010

Happy May Day, you dirty commies! I'm sure you're spending the day dancing around your maypoles, protesting capitalism, and toasting Marx, Lenin, and Joe Paterno. But when you get a chance, check out some of these links.Alabama and Georgia Tech were set to play each other in 2013 and 2014. Now they're not. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)Want to know what Jeff Ireland's interviews with Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, and Sam Bradford were like? Or at least what they might have been like? (Ted Williams Head)So, who are you rooting for in the big Mayweather-Mosley fight tonight?Army 1st Lt. Caleb Campbell finally gets his chance to make the Detroit Lions roster, two years after getting drafted. (ESPN)Want see what Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy looks like with a Mike Tyson face tattoo? Or a ZZ Top beard? (Orlando Sentinel)And since you can't have enough Grace Jones....

Postcards From the Edge: Washington Huskies pimp Jake Locker

Postcards From the Edge: Washington Huskies pimp Jake Locker

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 1, 2010

How is the best way to get sportswriters to pay attention to your quarterback? Well if you're the Washington Huskies you mail out postcards with Jack Locker's picture on them. Washington has sent these out to members of the Football Writers Association of America, which feature Locker on the front with quotes from various media spanks, and his stats on the back.Why the postcard? Well, while the words "Heisman Trophy" don't actually appear anywhere on the card, it's obvious to anybody this is part of a subtle campaign to draw attention to the voters of said award.While the snail mail route doesn't seem as the most media savvy form of promotion in the digital age, it is a little less obnoxious as, say, putting your QB's picture on a giant billboard in New York City a la Joey Harrington. Probably a tad cheaper too.(via Dr. Saturday, The Seattle Times)

Lane Kiffin is now inspiring...Bible Studies?

Lane Kiffin is now inspiring...Bible Studies?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on May 1, 2010

(Cue the Carolina Liar)Ah, Tennessee, you remain a fount of subject matter when it comes to Lane Kiffin. This saga has inspired songs, videos, and now....Bible studies?What's interesting is the kid in the video says he'll support Derek Dooley, but then turns around and suggests that Tennessee go talk to Mike Leach. Obviously he hasn't heard about this delightful piece of video.Sadly, I doubt that Leach will be going to any Bible studies soon. Too bad, he could use a couple.

Oh, might as well: The US Army

Oh, might as well: The US Army "Telephone" remake.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 30, 2010

Oh well. Since I posted that clip of the Air Force messing around to Ke$ha, I might as well go ahean a post that video of US Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan's version of Lady GaGa's "Telephone."(via Yahoo! and about every dang place else on the internet today)

Coack K watch: Krzyzewski spotted in South Dakota?

Coack K watch: Krzyzewski spotted in South Dakota?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 30, 2010

There's been a Mike Krzyzewski sighting in South Dakota. Coach K spoke to an audience in Rapid City, SD Thursdsay night. At least it looks like Coach K. The image was taken at a distance. It's still hard to tell if it's really Coach K, or if Kyle Singler is continuing his macabre impersonation of his basketball coach.For all we know, the real Coach K could be held captive in Singler's hidden mancave. Imagine Coach K duct taped to a chair with Singler's pet spiders and his shrine to Pauley Perrette. Scary, isn't it?(via Rapid City Journal)

Did Time magazine punk UFC's Dana White?

Did Time magazine punk UFC's Dana White?

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 30, 2010

Steve Cofield at Cagewriter has a bone to pick with Time. It seems that the magazine committed the unspeakable crime of leaving the UFC's Dana White off its annual list of the "World's Most Influential People." The sports notables that got on the list? Serena Williams, Phil Mickelson, and soccer player Didier Drogba.Of course those three got on the list as part of its "Heroes" section, and that's as much for their off-the-field activities as much as their athletic accomplishments. People like Jet Li and Ben Stiller are in that section too, for the same reasons. (Stiller set up a foundation to provide schools in Haiti. Jet Li's foundation provides for disaster relief in China)A case could be made for White being on the list. He has transformed MMA, which was once considered by many to be "human cockfighting" or an "outlaw sport" into at least the quasi-mainstream of America. But is truly one of the "influential" people in the world?Time's list is usually divided into "Leaders," "Heroes," "Artists," and "Thinkers." With twenty-five people listed in each category. White is above everything else a businessman, so he would probably fit more in the the first or last categories. Quite honestly, there are at least twenty-five people in the world more "influential" people in both categories as White. And when it comes to the sports world, someone like Roger Goodell ought to make the list before White does.The Time list is pretty much subjective list anyway. Maybe next year White will get a nod, as the list usually has a massive turnaround year after year (unless you're Oprah, who seems to have a sticky on the list).(via Cagewriter, Time)

The Golddomedammerung: We Are Notre LAME!

The Golddomedammerung: We Are Notre LAME!

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 30, 2010

Don't ask where or how the blogger formerly known as Orson Swindle found this video. Just rue the day that he did. It's not quite the Wagnerian opus you would expect when it comes to the Golddomedammerung (the made up word I came up to describe ND schadenfreude), but it comes tragically close.EDSBS has a complete blow-by-blow account of the video. But all you need to know that a)Yes, that is Mike Golic, and b) Mike Kelly is slowly beginning to regret the day he bargained his soul to Mephisto to get the ND job. And know that somewhere in the great beyond that John Heisman, Knute Rockne, and George Gipp are all hanging their heads down in shame.(via EDSBS)

Michael Phelps goes out to the ball game, looks like a dork

Michael Phelps goes out to the ball game, looks like a dork

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 30, 2010

It's been a while since SWRT was able to critique the fashion choices of America's greatest swimmer (and recreational marijuana user) Michael Phelps. But lo and behold, Phelps was spotted Thursday night the Baltimore Orioles home game against the New York Yankees. (The O's lost to the Yanks 4-0)Naturally, being one one of America's biggest dorks, Phelps was spotted in an Orioles jersey and the obligatory backwards baseball cap. Being a Baltimore homeboy, this is an obvious outfit for Phelps. But admit it: don't you think a Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants' jersey would be more appropriate for him to wear?(via Yahoo! Sports)

10,000 hits! Thanks everyone.

10,000 hits! Thanks everyone.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 29, 2010

Shirts With Random Triangles got it's 10,000 hit today. So thanks to everybody who has been checking this place out. Especially those of you who keep coming back.

Nothing'll stop the US Air Force...from having a good time.

Nothing'll stop the US Air Force...from having a good time.

By Juan Cena in SWRT on April 29, 2010

Okay, the main reason I'm posting this is because dude goes Carl Edwards off a fighter jet around the 3:30 mark. If that ain't awesome, I don't know what is. (It sure as heck ain't for the Ke$ha, I can tell you that.)This is what makes America great.(Thanks to Timberoo at The Outhouse for pointing this out)

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