Thursday, March 29, 2012


So, in reading this article at Yahoo about a judge granting a restraining order to stop Reebok from selling Tebow jerseys before Nike takes over I learned that, well, Nike is taking over as the official NFL uniform provider. Did anyone else know this?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hmmmm...Too much Testosterone???

Check out the link and watch the video on the webpage. It's a video of Baylor's Brittney Griner dunking on Florida in the WOMEN'S tournament. Key word - "Women's"

What you want to watch is not the highlight of the dunk, but the post-game, on-court interview with the Baylor Women's coach with Griner standing next to her, who gets interviewed last.

After watching the video, you will be asking a question. I think you'll know what I'm talking about.

SNL: "Lin-Sanity"

RE: ? (that probably doesn't narrow it down)

From Stack: "Is it just me, or is the NCAA tourney 50% commercials this year?"

I noticed college basketball has decided to get into the "timeout" era where every other sport (basically footall) has a graphic that shows how many timeouts a team has. Because in basketball, especially the tournament, one would easily think each team has 20...per half. But it's only FIVE total. I know, that's impossible. Here's the deal. They have scheduled media timeouts at the 16:00, 12:00, 8:00, and 4:00 marks from what I've noticed or can tell. I'm 100% sure on the 16:00 and 12:00. I may have seen a TO at the 10:00 yesterday, but you get the point.

I always love it when they just come back from a media TO and one of the teams goes on a mini-run in about a 2-minute period. So, one team calls TO to stay in the game. They come back from commercials and play for two more minutes and...another media TO. It feels like three separate 4-minute commercial breaks. Four minutes of action, 12 minutes of cars/beer/insurance. So, yeah, it does feel like the NCAA tourney is 50% commercials this year.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Car of the Day: 2011 Mazda RX-8

Starting at $26,795.


You know who has really bad luck? Drew Stanton. First, an injury in a bowl game cost him a large part of a season as starting QB at MSU. Then he gets drafted by the Lions. Next, he's injured and loses a season. He recovers, but the Lions draft Matthew Stafford. Stafford has spent a large part of his career injured, but the Lions seemed unwilling to give Stanton a shot, even going so far as to get Daunte Culpepper out of retirement. So Stanton finally leaves the Lions and goes to the Jets with a chance to become the backup behind an inconsistent Mark Sanchez. And then the Jets trade for Tim Tebow. Stanton wasn't thrilled with being a #3 QB again and wanted to be traded. Well, he's been traded, but to the Indianapolis Colts, who will take a QB (probably Andrew Luck, irony?) in the draft. On the bright side, as Trevor Vittatoe (who?) is currently the only other QB on the roster, Stanton pretty much has the backup role to himself.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Which is stranger: Brett Favre playing for another team than the Packers or Peyton Manning playing for the Broncos?

Friday, March 16, 2012


Is it just me, or is the NCAA tourney 50% commercials this year?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 Cass City Monkies Tourney Pick 'Em

Picks have to be made by Thursday, so if anyone still wants to join use this link. You should all know the password.

Sunday, March 04, 2012


From ESPN:
New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 the last three seasons to reward game-ending injuries inflicted on opposing players, including Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, the NFL said Friday. "Knockouts" were worth $1,500 and "cart-offs" $1,000, with payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs.

I'm not sure which is more disgusting, the fact that the Saints (and likely other teams) were doing this or the excuses I've read people making for the practice. Football is a physical game, no doubt. If you have a chance to make a clean, hard hit on a star player, go for it. But paying for intentional injuries isn't about physicality sportsmanship and ethical play. If you're not this guy:

You shouldn't be worried about collecting bounties. I hope the NFL throws the book at everyone involved.

Thursday, March 01, 2012