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Epic UK Shirt Fail

January 27th, 2010 Comments off

The suffering of Kentackalacky over the short lived top ranking is quite reminiscent of Bruce Pearl’s “suffering” when his Vols were, for all intents and purposes, knocked from their pedestal by the Commodores just 48 hours after defeating off Calipari’s Memphis Tigers two years ago.  Of course, you can’t be suffering too much if you’re number one even for just a day.

I actually wouldn’t be shocked if this shirt actually became a bigger hit because it’s not available until its point is moot.

On January 25th the Kentucky Wildcats rose to #1 in the national college basketball rankings.  To commemorate their accomplishment the UK Team Shop released this shirt, due in stock on January 27th.  On January 26th the Wildcats lost to the unranked South Carolina Gamecocks.  Oops.

From Rick Ankiel’s Mustache, via probationaryperiod.

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SEC Hoops Power Poll: Conference Week 3

January 22nd, 2010 Comments off

The timing on the TeamSpeedKills.com weekly Blogosphere Power Poll is awkward for Hoops.  A Thursday midnight cutoff is a full half week after the Top 25 polls close and is just a weird time to submit.  Nevertheless, Phil from Save the Shield and I got our picks for Conference Week 3 of Southeastern Conference Hoops in on time.

The only real, substantive change is that South Carolina got jumped by Ole Miss and Florida, and that Ole Miss jumped Florida.  There’s a pretty big drop between MSU and Ole Miss and between South Carolina and the bottom of the league.  The real question mark is how much better the Fighting Freshmen in Kentackalacky are than the rest of the league.  That question (and whether the Vols’ lack of depth will catch up to them) are the real unanswered questions.  It looks like it will be a three team (UK, UT and Vanderbilt) battle in the East and a state of Mississippi battle for the West (with MSU winning at Oxford already).

Anyway, Phil’s and my picks are after the jump. Read more…

FollowFriday: @LSUFreek on Twitter

January 22nd, 2010 1 comment

This is a character you’re likely to not know unless you’re a participant in college sports message boards.  On the Rivals.com network, in particular, LSUFreek is legendary for providing hilarious animated GIFs.

Terrance Donnels (the man behind the screenname) was recently granted his own domain on SportingNews.com to further distribute his images and thoughts.  You can visit that site here, but really all you need to do is follow his Twitter feed @LSUFreek.

Linked after the jump are some of my favorite LSUFreek animated GIFs.  There are a ten of them, so it may take a second to load. Read more…

SEC Power Poll: Conference Week 2

January 15th, 2010 1 comment

Phil from Save the Shield and I are back to power poll blogging with our picks for Conference Week 2 of Southeastern Conference Hoops.  As you know, these are submitted to TeamSpeedKills.com for their weekly Blogosphere Power Poll.

Not much changed in the last week, other than the big win by Mississippi State over Ole Miss in the west and Tennessee proving that they do, indeed, still have weapons in their roster.  Other poorly chosen colloquialisms from Bruce Pearl last week: “We’re trying to not reveal any crack in the roster,” “Bobby Maze is just going to have to play at a high level,” “Tyler Smith was never really our only threat,” and “Do I seriously have to play my son?”

Anyways, click click click on through for this week’s ballot:

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SEC Power Polls Return: Final Football and First Hoops

January 14th, 2010 Comments off

Phil over at Save the Shield and I are continuing to collaborate on the STS.com ballot for the power polls hosted by TeamSpeedKills.com, the Southeastern Conference’s sports blog site.

There’s been some polls taken of late (including the Football All-SEC poll teams) and I’ve been delinquent in posting.  After the jump I’ve got our final, post-bowl Football Ballot and last week’s Hoops’ ballot, which was the first of the year.

Tomorrow I’m going to get back to normal and have this week’s Hoops Power Poll.

Click through to keep on keeping on… Read more…

Lebron and Nike do up a Christmas Rap

December 21st, 2009 Comments off

If there’s an undeniable fact in life, it’s that if you give Nike’s ad team enough time they can come up with a viral winner.  There are three total videos, the below “Dunking on Rainbow” and, after the jump, “Santa Raps” and “Blitzen Raps.”

Click through for the next two

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Best VU Athlete Attribute of the Decade?

November 18th, 2009 Comments off

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)

Click Through to Read a Bit About Each. Read more…