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Archive for March 12th, 2009

Stuff I Would Forward On To My Buddies 3/12/09 Edition

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Fascinating NFL Facebook  stat stuff (Football Outsiders) Fiasco (ESPN) I remember having a fake id to make me older, but not younger? (The Big Lead) Billy Packer solved the OJ Simpson Murder case? (Deadspin) Thank goodness for Viagra (SportsByBrooks) Octo-daddy and then some.  Athletes should never ever trust women until they're married and then still should be cautious. (Fanhouse) All ...

Wax On Wax Off

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Every once in awhile I come across an interview on sports radio and I get a bit giddy.  Never typed that word before, but it's apropos in this instance.  Growing up in the 80's, two of my favorite movies were "The Karate Kid" and "The Outsiders".  Those movies have one thing in ...

Don’t Tell Larry Coker That He’s Fallen From Grace

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Wow, I mean, not even Mike Price fell as far as Larry Coker seemingly has. The former Miami Hurricanes coach, who's been out of college football since the end of the 2006 season, has been hired to start a new football program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. ...

LaDainian Tomlinson To Remain With San Diego

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The rumors surrounding San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson's future in Southern California can be put to bed. Today, his contract was reworked that provided the Chargers much needed salary cap relief while allowing the team to retain the services of the future first ballot of Hall of Fame RB. ...

Charles Barkley On His Time In The Joint And Wanting To Beat Up Rush Limbaugh

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Charles Barkley is back.  Irreverent, funny, and and refreshingly honest.  Barkley did an interview with Howard Eskin on WIP in Philadelphia on Wednesday and was tremendous.  The Sixers are playing a game in the old Spectrum on Friday before the building gets demolished for a huge shopping and entertainment area by all ...

Herm Edwards For The First Time Since Being Fired

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Former Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards won't be on the sideline in the National Football League for the first time since his playing days ended in 1986 with the Los Angeles Rams. That's a long run. Edwards has taken a gig at ESPN for ...

SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: American League East Edition

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

SRI continues our Spring Training Roundups with the American League East.  When most people think about the American League East it's always the Yankees and Red Sox.  Last year, perennial doormat Tampa Bay Rays and all their young talent finally put it all together and won the division and represented the American ...

Bo Ryan And The Badgers Look To Extend NCAA Tournament Appearance Streak

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Without much pomp and circumstance, Bo Ryan has continued on the consistent success of his predecessor Dick Bennett at the University of Wisconsin. At just 19-11 overall and 10-8 in the Big 10 Conference, the Badgers are probably on the bubble as of today and in need of one or ...

Netherlands Pitching Coach Bert Blyleven After Another Thrilling Upset

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Who says the World Baseball Classic isn't interesting? The Netherlands has provided plenty of drama in this year's WBC, knocking off the Dominican Republic Tuesday in a huge upset, their second victory over the Dominicans in as many games. On how this stacks up to the excitement of being in two ...

Steve Alford Has Room To Breathe At New Mexico

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Steve Alford finally is out of the shadow of former Indiana coach Bob Knight and able to go about doing what he knows best - coaching college basketball players. After an up and down stint at the University of Iowa where he was still in Big 10 country, Alford is ...