When I did my list of Top Twenty Sports Wives/Girlfriends, the #2 position held by Elsa Benitez had to be vacated, when I learned that Rony Seikaly and Elsa were divorced (Rony, how could you screw that up?- easily your greatest accomplishment in life!). Well, it looks like we have a worthy replacement!
Sorry I have posted in a while- some personal family issues have absorbed my focus. Some quick thoughts: 1. What more can you say about Devin Hester!? Bears' radio announcer, Jeff Joniak said it best "Devin Hester...you are ridiculous!" C'mon Shanahan, I can somewhat understand kicking to him once. But kicking to him again after he already returned a punt for a TD!! Shades of Bo and Michigan continuing to kick right at Tim Brown- real smart!! 2. Can you hear Big Ten nation signing "Boomer Sooner, Sooner Boomer!" An Oklahoma win should put Ohio State in the BCS Championship game, and may result in Fighting Illini making a trip to the Rose Bowl!
WEEKEND SPORTS THOUGHTS..... Another Sooner team loses its chance at the National Championship. Since the Sooners won the Championship in 2000, it seems like they have had a chance for the championship every year but somehow foul it up... So, it looks like Ohio State v. West Virginia in the BSC Title game. What do you think....Give the Heisman Trophy to Tim Tebow. I don't care if he is only a sophomore, his stats are just mind-blowing! 26 passing TDs and 20 rushing TDs. He has thrown and passed for a TD in each game this season...Please tell me there is no credence to the rumor that Jim Harbaugh is a candidate for the Michigan job!... C'mon, you were disappointed in the Pats last night. There is no reason why the Pats should not have scored 60 last night!...And finally, do you think the 1976 Bucs will pop open the champagne when the Dolphins go
We now have confirmation that Lloyd Carr will be announcing his retirement on Monday. Whoever the new Michigan coach will be (Michigan fans better not make the same mistake that Notre Dame fans did and assume that Les Miles will coming running back to Michigan. I'm convinced that Notre Dame fired Ty Willingham three years because they taught that they would hire Urban Meyer away from Utah. Instead, Urban Meyer decided to coach Ron Zook's recruits at Florida where he won the National Championship), in his first press conference, he better say something like this: "And I guarantee you, our prime goal will be to 'Beat the Buckeyes'!"
WHILE I AM INTERESTED IN THE BARRY BONDS CASE (I'M CURRENTLY READING "GAME OF SHADOWS"), ESPN, AMONG OTHERS, HAS GONE BARRY BONDS 24/7. SO LET'S GO BONDS-FREE FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 24 HOURS. What better way to do that than to post pics of the lovely Victoria's Secret Supermodels! Why didn't AA make the list of the Top 50 TV Icons?!
HEY BOSTON SPORTS FANS, THINGS WEREN'T ALWAYS GREAT! From the book, "The Worst of Sports":
During the first three years of the '90s , the Patriots were by far the worst team in football, rolling up a 9-39 record in '90, '91, and '92.What's more the franchise had taken a PR bath in the wake of the Lisa Olsen incident, in which several Pats players allegedly waved their junk at, and made suggestive comments towards, a female Boston Globe reporter.
"Big Ten Tied for National Lead with a Conference-Record 10 Bowl-Eligible Teams:
With only one game remaining for each Big Ten team, an unprecedented 10 of the 11 conference programs currently stand above .500 and have already secured bowl-eligibility. The Big Ten's record number of bowl-eligible teams include Ohio State (10-1), Illinois (8-3), Michigan (8-3), Penn State (8-3), Wisconsin (8-3), Purdue (7-4), Indiana (6-5), Iowa (6-5), Michigan State (6-5) and Northwestern (6-5). The Hawkeyes, Spartans and Wildcats were the latest conference squads to qualify for postseason play after picking up their sixth wins last Saturday. The Big Ten has never qualified 10 different teams for postseason action and has never produced 10 teams with records of .500 or better. The conference has sent seven teams to bowl games in each of the last two years and set a Big Ten record with eight bowl teams during the 2003 campaign. The conference has also ended a season with nine teams at or above .500 on four occasions -- 1904, 1903, 1901 and 1900. The last season that eight Big Ten teams finished at .500 or better was in 1999, the first time that feat had been accomplished since the 1960 campaign. The Big Ten is one of only two conferences in the Football Bowl Subdivision to boast 10 or more bowl-eligible teams along with the SEC. "
What does bowl eligible mean? Six wins! Since colleges now play 12 regular season games (13 if you play in the conference championship game), so if you finish .500 you are bowl eligible!! Let's look at the bottom four teams that are bowl eligible in the Mediocre Ten. 1. Northwestern- Six wins, which includes a win over Division 1-AA Northeastern. Northeastern has 3 wins this season. Sad enough that you only need to be a .500 team, but you should be allowed to count Division 1-AA wins. Northwestern, which gave Duke its only victory in 2 seasons- you don't deserve a bowl game and absent a huge upset victory over the Illini, you ain't going anywhere. 2. Michigan State-At least the Spartans didn't play any Division 1-AA teams (I'm assuming that UAB is a Division 1-A team), but 5 losses in the Big Ten, including Iowa and Northwestern! 3.Iowa (6-5): Should beat Western Michigan to go 7-5. But, at one point Iowa was 0-4 in the Big Ten. 4. Indiana (6-5): I have no idea if Indiana has been in a Bowl game since Lee Corso left Bloomington. Still, this team lost to Northwestern and will probably be 6-6 after losing to Purdue.
I should have known. I was in Chaimpaign last year when the Illini gave the Buckeyes a hell of a game. Juice, loads of talent but inconsistent, has his best game as an Illini. Buckeyes- let the Illini keep the ball for the last 8 minutes of the game, followed by a lack of class after the game-Sad! Congrats to Ron Zook, Big Ten Coach of the Year! The upcoming Michigan- Ohio State game- who cares.
BELIEVE OR NOT-THERE ARE NOW 340 COLLEGES THAT PLAY NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL!
Included in the 340 teams are: New Jersey Institute of Technology (do they go by "Jersey Tech?"); USC-Upstate (as in Southern Cal, I assume, but the best you could come up with is "Upstate"?) and Savannah State (named after a dead porn star?)! There was a time when I knew the nickname/mascot for each Division I team- not any more! I know Oregon's nickname- the Ducks!
In any case, how could this picture not catch your interest. First, you go the whole "mix and match bikini top and bottom swap" going on. Then check out the orange (or maybe it's tangerine or something) bikini and tell me that there is anyway you can wear that in public! Who designed that? Barely enough material to cover up....
COLLEGE HOOPS!!! The best time of year is upon us, the college basketball season is here and will really hit full force in the next few days. In case you need some reasons to get psyched about the upcoming season, read this article:
At least for adults, when deciding on a Halloween costume, isn't the first rule to be imaginative. For dudes, if you can be imaginative and "in bad taste", bonus points. Women can always dress like, well, see the pictures above or yesterday's post! I considered going as Michael Vick this year (couldn't find a Falcons Vick jersey) and HM suggested Larry Craig as a possibility! Would Kitna have been in less trouble if he donned the Michael Vick costume. What if he dressed as Barry Bonds with a needle sticking out of his rump!? Kitna's "sin" dressing up like one of his assistant coaches who was arrested for driving through a Wendy's drive thru naked! Bad boy, Kitna!