Daily Archives: July 23, 2011

Musical Palate Cleanser: Better Days

I’m in a musical mood this morning, so in the spirit of Mark Richt’s concluding comments at SEC Media Days, let me offer this as the theme song for the offseason:

Better days are comin’
We’re gonna wake up and break this curse
Better days are on the way
‘Cause you know and I know
It can’t get no worse



Filed under Georgia Football

“It’s just not the right thing to do.”

Oklahoma’s president wants the Big 12 to put the brakes on member schools broadcasting high school games on their networks.

If he’s successful, does that make the Longhorn Network less valuable?


Filed under Big 12 Football, ESPN Is The Devil, Recruiting

Ignorance is bliss.

Honestly, is there a safer bet in dealing with the NCAA than playing dumb?

The NCAA has notified Ohio State University that it will not face charges of failing to appropriately monitor its football team as part of a memorabilia-sales scandal that brought down former Coach Jim Tressel.

The NCAA has not uncovered any new, unreported violations during its investigation and agrees with Ohio State that Tressel was the only university official aware of violations by his players and that he failed to report them.

“Other than (two redacted player names) and (Ted) Sarniak, there is no indication that Tressel provided or discussed the information he received … with anyone else, particularly athletics administrators,” the NCAA reported in an enforcement staff case summary…

If Tressel hadn’t gotten the e-mail that set this whole sorry episode off, odds are he would be walking the Buckeye sideline this season.  Anybody can do dumb, as long as there’s no pesky paper trail showing otherwise.


Filed under Big Ten Football, The NCAA

College football stats? There’s an app for that.

If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, you might want to check this out.  I downloaded it yesterday, which means I’ve just started fooling around with it, but it looks promising.  The database goes back to 2003 and it’s free, so it’s hard to complain too much.


Filed under Science Marches Onward, Stats Geek!