Monday, December 27, 2004

Lute wise

College BasketballI wonder how long Dukie V will be around

Another ASU thug

Figures it would take a blind side hit to get Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger out of a game, and form Scum Devil Terrel Suggs was happy to oblige. I'm sure it was a clean hit (I didn't see it myself), so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Besides, we'll always have Chuck Cecil.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Volunteers needed for Final Four

St. Louis is looking for a few volunteers for the 2005 Final Four. Get your application here.

Nice link, Yoni.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Department of Justice probe scares some big-name schools

Here's a story to keep an eye on down the road - it's about a community college basketball program that appears to actually be a farm team (JV?) with some Div. I ties. As reported on College Basketball Blog, it could be the beginning of bigger and badder things to come.

It's okay to run your little men's club, but looks like it's time to tidy up a little bit.

Majerus wobbles, has change of his very big heart

No sooner did Rick Majerus leave the press conference announcing his hiring as the Next Big Thing at Southern Cal (I hear they hate it when they're called "Southern Cal") than he began to have second thoughts about the whole deal. By playing the Health Card he is hoping to slip out of LA before the locals figure out that they've been duped....check out this clip from the aforementioned press conference just three days ago:

"The nicest thing is no one will ask me how soon you are going to leave here. I hope I die here. I hope I coach here for the rest of my life. I have no aspirations to go to pro ball. I hope to end my career here, but only after a long stint. I want to be here as long as they would want to have me." -- Rick Majerus

Way to go, Rick. Making it even worse was the praise Digger Phelps heaped on RM during halftime of our AZ/Marquette game, all but calling Majerus the annointed Messiah of PAC-10 basketball.

Gimme a freakin' break.

Read all about it.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Mankind aka Cactus Jack aka Mick Foley joins up

Former champion and best selling author Mick Foley is teaming up with
WWE to travel to the Middle East for the upcoming Smackdown! tour in
Iraq. Foley, along with Vince McMahon, 18 WWE Superstars and crew will
be traveling to the war-driven country on December 14th for a five day
tour which will lead up to a special Christmas edition of Smackdown!
tapings for the troops. During those five days everyone will travel with
the troops and make appearances at several bases delivering care
packages. Last year's visit to Iraq was a very successful trip for the
company and the Smackdown! tapings with the thousands of troops,
military vehicles and snipers in the background was quite a sight to

Also heard that Todd Grisham, the former sports anchor with KOLD-TV and now on-air personality with the WWE, is getting married. Todd was a local favorite, and his hilarious teaming with Scott Kilbury for Friday night high school football coverage won't soon be forgotten.

Thanks to my Wrestling-online newsletter for keeping me informed.

Tomey ends up in the Rose Bowl - finally

Detour lands Tomey in Pasadena, just not with our beloved Cats. I miss his down-home attitude, but I gotta tell ya Stoops sure fires it up on gameday. Can't wait for football season next year. Did I just say that?