A daddy blog.

20 September 2007

FanHouse: Thu AM 'College Football's Worst Father' Edition

If you scroll on down, you'll find another example of why older people shouldn't be allowed on YouTube.

Les Miles Wants YOU to Join the LSU Team: Miles told reporters at his press luncheon Monday that they better take his and nobody else's word on injuries because that will help "your team." Unfortunately for Miles, so long as they claim to be professionals the reporters covering his team are bound by those pesky codes of ethics.

Random YouTube Magic: Dick Vitale, Early NBA Xenophobe: Vitale was asked to give his analysis of the Russian talent. Let's just say that he was less than convinced that international players would ever sniff the Association.

Criticize Kirilenko or You Are Racist: he Jazz signed Kirilenko to lead their team for years to come; since then, things have changed, but that gives him no excuse to give up or walk out. If you believe that NBA players are selfish and evil, this is as bad as it gets. Instead, nothing. I don't see much outrage here, or anywhere else. Compare that to when Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, or Ron Artest have voiced similar sentiments.

The Debriefing: Number 88? Mountain Dew? That Makes Me Feel Very Amped: I'd be interested in seeing a sports world where we'd have "The Canon Coach" in football like we have "The Home Depot Car" in NASCAR. Some suggestions: Matt Leinart and Tom Brady, Trojan Condoms: Assuming Tom doesn't already have a deal in place with Magnum, I'm envisioning these two doing Trojan ads that mimmick the old Miller Lite, "Taste Great, Less Filling" ads ... only Tom will scream, "REDUCES THE RISK OF PREGNANCY!" and Leinart will get mad and say, "STOPS THE SPREAD OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES!" And it can go back and forth like that for a while.

LIVE BLOG: Dale Jr. Sponsor Announcement: 2:04pm/ET - The more we see Junior, the more I wonder about the haircut. Dorky!

NCAA Football:
This Is Not the World's Greatest Dad No Matter What His Shirt Says: As you might imagine, Michigan's loss to Appalachian State drove quite a few Wolverine fans completely off the deep end. This guy is one of them. In protest of Lloyd Carr's continued existence, he takes a hat and burns it. But it's not his hat:

Yankee StadiumMLB:
Yankee Stadium Won't Be Going Out in Style: With the Yanks playing their last season at Yankee Stadium, wouldn't it make sense to let them play the final game of the season at home? That's easier said than done, says Katy Feeney, MLB's senior vice president of scheduling and club relations.

The Dugout: Jay Gibbons Speaks: So Jay Gibbons met with a bunch of Bud Selig's minions yesterday. I've always wondered what kind of conversations arose during these meetings.

Did the NHL Cheap Shot Fans to Sell Out the Ice Bowl? Very few tickets were made available to Pittsburgh season's ticket holders but Sabres, Bills, Maple Leafs and Blue Jays ones went to town. There was also a limit of 50 tickets per person, which I'm sure the scalpers appreciated.

Mark Cuban Keeping an Eye on UFC: Cuban shows mixed martial arts on his HD Net, and he's known to have an interest in expanding his involvement in MMA, possibly including starting up an organization that could rival UFC.

Police Find Stolen Car at Chris Henry's House: The interesting thing about all this is the fact that "an officer spotted a car he didn't recognize" in Henry's driveway. What is that? Do the Florence police send someone to check out Henry's crib from time to time? I mean, I work in Florence and live about 3 minutes away ... so this is pretty bizarre to think he's got that kind of heat on him.

T.O. Gets Fined For ... Well, It's Not Clear: For a celebration that included him using the goal post and football to poke fun at the New England Patriots' spying scandal during Dallas' 37-20 victory over Miami this past Sunday.Jeebus, that's weak. Yeah, because it's Terrell Owens' fault that the Patriots got caught cheating.

Dolan: I Fired Her Because She Was Trouble: The entire Knicks organization has come off looking even worse than they did before the trial, which I didn't think was possible. Good thing they've become such a laughingstock that there's nothing left to lose. And as a wise, drunk screaming once told me, that means they're all free, totally free.