Daily Archives: June 23, 2008

Good times

If you’re wondering how a school like Washington State could lose eight scholarships due to APR problems, well, it’s because it’s a tough place to study.

… Wulff’s challenges hardly end there. Like all WSU coaches before, he must sell recruits on the merits of isolated Pullman — population 27,030. He must counter the take of Courtney Williams, an ex-defensive back from Los Angeles who left with academic problems.

“WSU is a hard school to go to, man,” Williams says. “You ain’t got nothin’ to do but get drunk and smoke weed, and not go to class because you’re too tired from doing what you’re doing.”

And you thought those kids had it easy.

(h/t The Wizard of Odds)

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Doogie Tebow, M.D.

In listing reasons why he thinks Florida is getting too much preseason love (he thinks Georgia is too, by the way), the Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley asks a pretty funny question.

And you have to wonder about Percy Harvin’s off-season surgery (wonder why Tim Tebow didn’t perform it).

Maybe Tebow isn’t comfortable working on people’s feet.

(h/t MrSEC.com)

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Baseball action

Commenter Thomas Brown has been jonesing for some baseball content here at Get The Picture. Because I try to be responsive to my readers’ needs, I thought I’d provide a fix, so here goes.

(h/t The Agitator)

more about “Baseball action“, posted with vodpod

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It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Further proof that politics and football aren’t a good mix:  for some reason, Jay Paterno has started a blog over at the Obama ’08 website.  He’s trying to stay on message, but several of his commenters (with handles like “RichRod from Ann Arbor, MI”) aren’t having any of that.  Which is a good thing, from a comedy standpoint.

Here’s what “Galen from State College, PA” had to say:

Jay,

What are you doing responding on a stupid blog at 10:02 am???

We were scheduled to go over some offensive schemes at 9:45.

I swear, you are lucky you have blood-ties to Coach Paterno, you snivelling little buffoon. I don’t know why I bother even showing up for meetings with you anymore. All you do is stare at the TV screen playing some nonsense football video game, yammering about “one more touchdown and I get the high score.”

Kid, I have no idea what this program is in for when your father retires, but I pray it has NOTHING in the cards with your hand in it. Next thing you know, you’ll be making the team practice in tie-dyes and sing Koombayah before you have a “teambuilding” activity like a flag-burning.

Asking a recruit if he’s registered to vote and if he is a Democrat or Republican is NOT an effective recruiting tool either, you snot.

My blood pressure is rising, time for my afternoon nap.

I ask you, my fellow Americans, is this change we can believe in?

(h/t Eleven Warriors)

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Mo’ money

More dollar driven college football stuff to think about this morning:

  • Man, this is one brutal stat:  Notre Dame has finished the season ranked 10th or higher just three times in the 17 years its home games have been televised on NBC.  Five more years!  Thanks, Mr. Ebersol.
  • I question I wish Joe at the Coaches Hot Seat Blog would answer:  if it really is all about the money, why would the BCS boys leave almost $10 billion sitting on the table?
  • Here’s some interesting data on advertising revenue for many of the major sports from the ’05-’06 season.  The article crows about the ad money generated by March Madness, but the part that sticks out is how little college basketball’s regular season – a season that’s much longer than the NFL’s or D-1 football’s, remember – generates.

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