Monthly Archives: February 2014

One sign you’re at a basketball school

Duke gets its spring football game in before the start of March Madness.


Filed under ACC Football

I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture …

And Judge Wilken has just ordered one in the O’Bannon case.


Filed under The NCAA

Delany’s latest idle threat

Look out, boys, he’s pretending he’s serious again!

Delany said if college football players were able to unionize, the NCAA would likely seek congressional guidance to help determine the future of college athletics.

Orrin Hatch and Joe Barton are standing by, ready to help, Jim.  Just give ’em the heads up.


Filed under Political Wankery, The NCAA

Okay, maybe they were a little young.

The interesting thing about the chart in this Athlon SEC East preview is that Georgia has somehow managed to combine losing the most departing seniors with having the most returning starters in the division.

I wonder how often that happens.


Filed under Georgia Football

Don’t know much about geography.

Butch Jones draws his own maps.

“We treat Georgia as a home state for us. You look at the proximity from Georgia to the University of Tennessee. This is home territory for us, and I think we’ve proven we’ve had great success with players from the state of Georgia…”

Sounds like another UT coach of recent memory.

Dooley and company want to recruit a five-hour, 300-mile radius from Knoxville and treat everything in that circle as “in-state” for UT.

Continuity, bitches.  Maybe that explains the back-to-back losing seasons.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Recruiting

Somebody needs a big ole steaming mug of STFU.

Barry Switzer goes from calling Johnny Football an “arrogant little prick” to, well, I don’t know… full-blown crank with this gem:

“I’ve always said I’d never recruit a white quarterback. The only way I’d ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me is if his mom and daddy would both have to be black, and that’s the only way I would do it. My quarterback is a quarterback-fullback offense – how the wishbone was. I’d have to have a Jamelle Holieway, J.C. Watts and Thomas Lott (former Oklahoma quarterbacks who are all black). Those guys are gonna be my quarterbacks – great runners, great ball carriers and be able to pass. Those guys could throw and run.”

Geez, maybe somebody should get his opinion on Michael Sam.


Filed under General Idiocy

The “settling it on the field” dilemma, in two sentences

The NFL is pondering the expansion of its playoffs by adding two more teams to the field.  Why, you may ask?

As if you didn’t know.

In any event, the league is trying to make it sound as if postseason expansion is not inevitable.

Some owners are apparently wary of the potential for de-valuing a playoff spot by allowing too many teams into the postseason. But such concerns could be offset by the potential for increased TV revenues.

Delany and Slive couldn’t have expressed that more delicately if they tried.  Which they will, in a few years.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, It's Just Bidness