Is the world falling apart?

Before last week I lived by only a few truths in this world.  Death, Taxes, ESPN Mock Drafts, and that Wrangler commercials accurately depicted how Brett Favre lived his life.  Fast forward to this week and I’m still paying taxes and preparing for death, but my two other solids in life are taking a solid beating.

 

Tackling Favre’s issue first. Favre is accused by deadspin.com of having sent indecent pictures of his penis to a jets employee two years ago.  Roger Goodell and the NFL are looking into the story and I’m sure we will learn more in the coming weeks.  What do I think?

 

I find it hard to believe that Jenn Sterger really went public about something like this with a website like deadspin.com.  The site consistently lacks a moral compass and in my personal opinion, constantly exploits women with their images.  So who do we trust?  A Golden Gun Slinger in wranglers or a woman who became famous for her looks?  I have a hard time believing something didn’t happen, but I also have a hard time believing that this is the right avenue for someone to come forward with a case like this. If you think logically about the story, would anyone with credibility go to a website like TMZ or deadspin.com for justice? 

 

Moving on to Mel Kiper of ESPN.  Josh Luchs, a former NFL agent, came forward to Sports Illustrated about his dealings with college kids and how basically he would pay Student Athletes in hopes that they would eventually use his services.  Not really a ground breaking story but a good read over at cnnsi.com.  The damning piece of the story for Mel Kiper is as follows:

"Viper, how are you?" Gary said. That’s what he called Mel, Viper or Vipe. "Viper, I’m sitting here with the best defensive lineman in college football. Do you know who that is?"

"You must be with Willie Howard," Mel said.

 

Gary used Mel like that all the time. In the agent business, people know Gary and Mel are close, and some people suspect that Mel ranks players more favorably if they are Gary’s clients

Read more:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/magazine/10/12/agent/index.html?eref=sihp#ixzz12FbBJBCp

 

I’ll be the first to say that I could care less if this hurts Mel Kiper’s career, but you have to believe that it will. The reason he has a job with ESPN is to legitimately break down NFL drafts with an unbiased opinion.  If any of this is even remotely true, it’s going to be kind of hard to listen to him in April as he breaks down a mock draft.  See: Kiper has denied any wrong doing according to profootballtalk.com and ESPN’s Mike and Mike Radio show.

 

SMFH!

10 Thoughts

  1. If someone told me that Tiger Woods would play at this years Masters, and that I have the option to sleep away the next two months and jump right to that event…I’d ask, “which button do I press”.
  2. Time for everyone to begin hating on Brett Favre again as he ponders whether he will return or not.  I hope he does.  I enjoy watching him play every minute.  Ditto Peyton Manning.
  3. The drama surrounding Kurt Warner’s retirement isn’t all that big to me.  The guy plays every bit of 38. I’m not going to get worked up over any guy at the age of 38 retiring, especially when that guy feels the need to wear gloves indoors.
  4. Does any #1 College Mens team want to hang onto that title? Kansas, Texas, and now Kentucky…
  5. Speaking of Kentucky, Monday they began selling this shirt:
    http://www.ukteamshop.com/wildcats/product.php?productid=3666&cat=0&page=1

    Talk about a Jinx.  I thought my boy Duane with his profile pictures was the ultimate Jinx.

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What’s Chapping the Commish? Vol. 24 Transfer Rule

Those who are gifted enough to play collegiate sport know all too well of the coaching carousel that is in today’s sports.   Here you get coaches showing up at your door step promising you of playing time and being coached by them for your collegiate career.   So you pick your university or college based on the coach and coaching style, and think to yourself this is going to be awesome.  And then before you start going to school you hear in the news….This  Just In…..Lane Kiffin is now the Head Coach of USC or Pete Carroll is now the Seattle Seahawks Head Coach.

 

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10 Mid week thoughts

  1. The Grizzlies are 19-18?  Next thing you’re going to tell me Zach Randolph may be an NBA all star. Oh wait…(20 pts/g 11 reb/g)
  2. Lane Kiffin to USC makes perfect sense in the world of College Coaching.  Loyalty only counts when it’s convenient.
  3. I’d like to fast forward to Saturday at 4pm.  #NFL
  4. I’d like to forget my horrible prediction of this past Saturday.  My boy B-RAD let me have it for making some stupid guesses.  How easy I forget about the Bengals…If I had a pulpit to stand at…it would go something like this..
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10 Thoughts

  1. It was only a matter of time before Gilbert Arenas was suspended for being the jackass he is.  I think a suspension for the rest of the year is coming and possibly into next.
  2. I’ve always questioned some of the Tattoos on NBA players… Check out the worst here.
  3. I’ve got Texas tonight for one simple fact, Colt McCoy.  He will want to finish his career on a positive note after failing to win the Heisman and for the crap he took for the Big 12 Championship game.
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New Years Football

As we head into the night and move onto 2010, let’s hope we continue to have a great year of football.  Some intriguing matchups in College Football and the NFL this coming weekend.

 

Here’s your must see schedule for tonight and tomorrow.

 

7:30 Tonight – ESPNHD Virginia Tech vs Tennessee (CFB)

 

Tomorrow

1pm Florida State vs Penn State (CBSHD) (CFB)

1pm Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Plyers (Outdoors on NBCHD)(NHL)

2:30 WVA at Purdue (ESPNHD) (CBB)

5pm Oregon vs Ohio State (ABCHD) (CFB)

8pm Florida vs Cincinnati (ABCHD) (CFB)