I don’t know that there are any Vanderbilt sports fans that aren’t smiling tonight. None of our teams (not even Women’s Bowling) was active to earn us a smiling victory. No, for us, Florida fans, Alabama fans, Kentackalacky fans, Georgia fans and South Cackalacky fans it was the news out of Knoxville and Los Angeles. The University of Southern California (U$C) had decided to replace the departed Pete Carroll with Boy Blunder, himself.
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I’m a big Jay Cutler fan. I always have been. Heck, back in 2005, I took to calling him Jesus H. Cutler. But there is no way to sweeten the current reality. The guy has been brutal as a Chicommodore Vanderbear.
And that pain makes it pleasant to laugh, even if at Jay’s expense. One such way to laugh is to follow @NotJayCutler on Twitter.
You'll note that Jay doesn't say he'd never hit a phone booth (even if he's just covering up for a teammate).
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Once again, this week’s SaveTheShield.com SEC Power Poll Entry is a true collaborative effort. STS’s Philip took the first crack and I filled in some of the gaps. See the final results at Team Speed Kills, though our ballot wasn’t submitted in time for the official poll.
And, for the record, Carlos Dunlap hadn’t yet acted a fool when we wrote this. With him out, I think Alabama probably would have stayed #1 on our ballot.
The NCAA's most dynamic DE will not play in this weekend's SEC championship.
Clay Travis should have clarified in his question what the definition of “virgin” is. Pretty sure that the national media has performed certain acts on Tim Tebow that most would consider deflowering… never moreso than after his swan song in the Swamp.
Sure, Tide fans, it was look-ahead to Atlanta that left your team flat. Or lack of respect for your intrastate rival. Or all those trick plays. If your team turns it into a victory over the Gators, no one outside of Auburn will care.
Distant third, but they are one of the only three teams with a winning SEC record.
4. South Carolina
The ACC office blames y’all and Georgia for depressing attendance at their Championship Game. They had really hoped to get a good 30,000 people in Tampa.
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Once again, this week’s SaveTheShield.com SEC Power Poll Entry is a true collaborative effort. STS’s Philip took the first crack and I filled in some of the gaps. Look for the final results when Team Speed Kills releases them on Wednesday morning.
The Crimson Tide beat a team named after pieces of Native American footwear. That just doesn’t impress us.
The only thing that could have made this game worth watching would be if Isiah Thomas decided to coach the FIU football team too. Yawn.
3. Ole Miss
Ah, bittersweet November: the Month Houston Nutt ponders what might have been, had he not made such a hash out of September and October (also the month his texting thumb’s arthritis starts acting up in the cold).
We heard that Les Miles really meant to accept the Michigan Job. He just couldn’t get back to them before time ran out.
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One of my favorite stories from this past weekend traveling South for a wedding was told by a current professor at an SEC West football superpower.
When I asked him if he’d ever been pressured by the football superstructure or by friends regarding players he taught in his freshman level lectures, he laughed and said the only pressure he ever got was from friends who wanted him to flunk a particularly porous offensive lineman who somehow managed to start.
Gotta love the passion of football fans… and the ethics of the professor (who gave him the grade he earned).
Article on UGA VII’s Death.
Via rickankielsmustache: Not even I can make a joke about this.
There will be no live mascot at Georgia’s game on Saturday but a wreath will be placed on Uga VII’s doghouse on the north sideline.
No jokes can be made, but I’ll observe that Georgia fans might not shed too much of a tear in a very down year.
UGA VII’s record is only 16-7. Coming off UGA VI’s record 87–27, that’s pretty pedestrian. And yes, Georgia fans do credit the mascot.
Anyway, sad news. UGA is dead… Long live UGA.
I’m really not sure which athlete had the best single attribute among all Dores in the last decade. But I’m put together some nominees and corresponding video evidence of each. They are
- David Price’s Durability (Baseball 2005-07),
- Jeffery Taylor’s Bounce (Basketball 2008-Present),
- Pedro Alvarez’ Wrists (Baseball 2006-08),
- Jay Cutler’s Arm (Football 2002-2005),
- Shan Foster’s Fingertips (Basketball 2004-2008) and
- Sonny Gray’s Confidence (Baseball 2008-Present)
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Phil and I pretty much nailed the standings and had three of our quips selected. Full results are over at Team Speed Kills.
Here are my favorite bits of snark from the bloggers around the SEC Sports-Sphere:
Eh. Seen one Bama game, you’ve seen ‘em all.–Rocky Top Talk
LSU’s offense could not offend anybody unless they wore the Confederate flag.–A Sea of Blue
Did the Bulldogs win? These days I only check out Georgia games to see what they’re wearing.–Orange and Blue Hue
Can a team get a defense on eBay?–And The Valley Shook
The Tigers are no longer only the most inconsistent team in the conference from game to game; they showed Saturday they can do it from quarter to quarter, too.–Garnet And Black Attack
Man, do I wish I could wager on things like “‘Cocks will end this promising drive to take a fourth-quarter lead in epically bumbling fashion and never threaten again.” I’d have a new food processor.–War Blog Eagle
The good news for Vandy is that 09 is almost over. Seriously … that’s the only positive thing.–Over the Pylon
This week’s SaveTheShield.com SEC Power Poll Entry is a true collaborative effort. STS’s Philip took the first crack and I filled in some of the gaps. Look for the final results when Team Speed Kills releases them on Wednesday morning.
We’ve been thinking that, based on the clinical ruthlessness of his teams, Nick Saban should be an executioner at the state prison. But you know, with all the joy that he brings the majority of Alabamans, he can probably settle for consistently pulling the plug on UT and Auburn fans’ collective hopes.
After breaking in with a one week engagement of “Impressive,” the Gators have returned to their regularly scheduled program, “Merely Effective.” Good enough.
Putting Louisiana Tech between Bama and Ole Miss screams sneak up… but c’mon. You’re better than that. Weak wins against Washington, Vandy, and now LT make me wonder if LSU isn’t further back toward the pack.
The Dawgs are 3-1 versus the muddled middle. If you forgive the whuppings at the hands of Urban and Boy Blunder, it’s not too bad a resume.
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