Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

He’ll always be our favorite ass.

The OBC, on this year’s scheduling change to the Georgia-South Carolina game:

His thoughts on the Georgia-South Carolina game moving from the second week of the season to the sixth week in 2012.

“I don’t know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.”

I guess he needs all the help he can get to win the SEC East.


UPDATE:  Richt puts it more politely than I did.

Sure does.


Filed under The Evil Genius

Bobby Petrino’s cell phone gets around.

From the annals of You-Couldn’t-Make-Shit-Like-This-Up-If-You-Tried-To:

… In fits and starts, Petrino exchanged nearly two hundred text and picture messages with a Little Rock cell phone registered to one Alison Melder, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a senate assistant with the Republican Party of Arkansas.

Melder, 26, graduated from Arkansas-Little Rock with a degree in political science and has worked with the Young Republicans as well as the state GOP; she also worked on Jim Keet’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010. (On Twitter, her bio reads “Go Lakers, Go Hogs, and Go GOP.) But her political work is hardly the first thing that comes up when you search for her name: she did a spot of modeling, at least a few years back. One modeling profile she created four years ago contains a portfolio of bikini and lingerie images, and she seems to be a favorite of The Dirty. She also lists herself as winner of the 2008 Miss Bikini USA and Miss Motorcycle Mania competitions.

So either he was developing an interest in politics, or he was two-timing the woman he was two-timing his wife with.  When the hell did he have time for coaching?

One other set of texts is strange, albeit in a non-sexual context.

It should also be noted that Petrino was sending text messages to the Director of Football Operations at Louisville around the time he had the motorcycle accident, which is odd to say the least.

Whatever that was about, I doubt it was an apology.  Although if I find out he was texting Arthur Blank too, I reserve the right to change my mind.


Filed under Arkansas Is Kind Of A Big Deal

Athlon isn’t impressed with Les Miles’ dietary habits.

Of all the reasons to downgrade The Hat in this ranking of SEC coaches, this strikes me as a trifle strange:

However, he has also developed another reputation based on bizarre eating habits…

Granted, that’s not the only criticism lodged his way, but to use that as a shortcoming to rank Miles below a coach who’s never beaten him (Mullen) and has only lost one less game in three years than Miles has in seven seems like a stretch.

If Lester gives up grass, do you think Athlon will move him up on the list?


Filed under Wit And Wisdom From The Hat

A special reader edition of Envy and Jealousy

Normally, when I post an Envy and Jealousy number, it’s about somebody who’s written something I wish I had.  Today’s offering is a little different.  It’s something I suspect many of you would have liked to have tossed in a comment here.  It’s from somebody in Big Ten country who read Matt Hayes’ piece on Urban Meyer and became (as you’re about to see) quite incensed.

… He was a smooth talking, greasy, head hunter that mortgaged the Gators football future for a pair of national championships to appease a rabid fan base that got way too used to winning.

“Greasy” adds a nice touch, don’t you think?


Filed under Envy and Jealousy


This explains why every guy in a bar believes he can manage a sports team better than the guy actually doing it.


Filed under Science Marches Onward