By: josh q. public on: Friday, August 5, 2011 @1:00 pm
Just what makes that little old ant think he’ll move that rubber tree plant? Anyone knows an ant, can’t…move a rubber tree plant. But he’s got high hopes. He’s got high hopes. He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes. -Frank Sinatra
Ok, here we go! I hate to sound like the oldest guy in the barbershop, but lately, when I hear all the criticism flying Tim Tebow’s way, all I could think of were those nasty little naysayers a few years back. All I could think of were those nasty little not today sayers a few years back. Those nasty little no way Jose sayers a few years back. I thought of them and I thought of Doug Flutie. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Saturday, June 18, 2011 @12:49 pm
Sheesh. These kids and their baggy pants. When will it ever end? It ended for University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman. Albuquerque’s KRQE reports that Marman was boarding a U.S. Airways flight Wednesday at San Francisco International Airport when an airline employee asked him to pull up his pants, “because she said, they were ‘below his butt and his boxer shorts were showing.’” Next thing you know, he was asked to leave the plane. Next thing you know, he was arrested and cited for trespassing. A US Airways spokesperson said the airline’s dress code forbids “indecent exposure or inappropriate” attire. Who was that spokesperson? David Stern?
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @4:27 pm
Former Michigan star basketball player and Detroit native Robert “Tractor” Traylor was found dead in his apartment in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. According to his professional team, the Bayamon Cowboys, he had been missing for a few days and apparently died from a heart attack. He was 34. He will be missed.
As the down time of college athletics enters its early stages, an interesting situation is brewing at the University of Miami. Yes, the self monikered “U”. Seems as if the U isn’t really a destination anymore, at least not for coaches. Or maybe athletic directors. And based on these decisions, maybe someday soon not even the talent they hope to recruit. Let’s catch up on the train wreck the last 4 months have been at the U Read More »
The college basketball season will come to an exciting (hopefully) close tonight with Butler and UConn squaring off in the title game. Both teams have probably overachieved in getting to this game, however there may not be two hotter teams in the country right now. Read More »
With one game left on the March Madness schedule we thought it would be appropriate to look back on the past 4 weeks and breakdown what worked, and what didn’t, from the CBS/Turner broadcast conglomerate.
First, it should be pointed out that the 2011 NCAA tournament enjoyed its highest overall television ratings in the past 17 years. This is obviously due to the combination of games broadcast across all of the Turner cable partners.
If you thought the lunacy of college football’s “National Signing Day” was behind you, we’d like to introduce you to DeMarcus Smith. Smith is a highly touted 4 star quarterback prospect out of Louisville’s Senaca High School. He’s made some curious choices of late, and in the process he has sparked an interesting debate. Let us explain… Read More »
The Jim Tressel saga took an interesting turn today, with the embattled OSU coach perhaps putting an even bigger stain on his pristine sweater vest. For those unaware, a quick recap is in order:
In December, 5 Buckeye players were suspended 5 games apiece for receiving improper benefits. The players admitted they sold rings, trophies, and other memorabilia in exchange for money, and some free ink from a local tattoo shop. At the time Coach Tressel stood by his players, but insisted that he had no knowledge of the situation. However when OSU was planning its appeal of the suspensions in March it discovered evidence that Tressel was indeed made aware of the issue as far back as April via an email he received informing him of the players activities. Of course Tressel failed to inform anybody at OSU of the situation, which causes him to come off looking a little smarmy. He gave some cockamamie excuse and OSU gave him a 2 game suspension. Tressel then played the high and mighty card and self-increased the penalty to 5 games in order to match his players. End of story right?
By: josh q. public on: Friday, March 25, 2011 @4:02 pm
(TBS 9:55PM ET) Coach Norman Dale once said, “I’ve seen you guys can shoot but there’s more to the game than shooting. There’s fundamentals and defense.” Coach Norman Dale would love the Florida State Seminoles. In this year’s tournament, there been a boatload of scoring. There’s been a gaggle of scoring. A virtual plethora of scoring. But in this year’s tournament, there has been only team that truly plays defense. That team is the Florida State Seminoles. Don’t believe me? Just ask Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon. Mark Turgeon, whose Aggies got 10 shots blocked and were held to 31.4 percent shooting by FSU in the first round had this to say: “They can flat-out guard.” Yes they can Mark. Yes they can. In Round 2, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who entered the game as one of the best shooting teams in the nation, finished with a 31 percent shooting percentage against Florida State that was their second-worst of the season. This should come as no surprise. Florida State leads the nation in field-goal percentage defense and you know what they say about defense don’t you? Sure you do. They say defense wins championships. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, March 24, 2011 @4:15 pm
(TBS 7:15PM ET) Listen, I know the UConn-San Diego State game is probably the better game. I also know there is a very good chance Florida blows BYU right out of the gym. I know and I don’t care. I don’t care because I’m hooked. I’m hooked on Jimmer Fredette. Coach Norman Dale may say, “Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit. Team, team, team. No one more important that the other.” That’s him. He never coached Jimmer Fredette. Jimmer Fredette eats lightning, and crap thunder. This cat has 30 feet of range on his jumper and almost superhuman strength when he drives to the basket. He simply takes over basketball games. If he takes over this basketball game it’s good night Florida and hello Elite Eight. Get your popcorn ready!