Sunday, September 28, 2008

ND Irish confidence highest in 20+ moons

The Domers gained their third win in September after winning just as many games overall last season.
Sophomore Armando Allen led the ground attack and Freshman Michael Floyd emerged as a go-to receiver, all while Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate both gave dazzling performances. The defense held Purdue's Kory Sheets to just 87 yards rushing and #12 Robert Blanton even returned one of Curits Painter's passes for a TD. Coach Charlie Weis called this win "huge... even bigger than the steak I had last night".

Friday, September 26, 2008

EJ and DJ dunkfest

I'd say we're a long way from having another NBA draft in which multiple Hoosiers are chosen in the 1st Round (2011?), so I turn you to YouTube so that you may enjoy the memories...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Colts Run D just got worse

Early this morning Ed Johnson was pulled over on I-465 in Hamilton County (surprise!) for speeding. Instead of rolling down his window to speak with the officer, Mr Johnson instead tried communicating through the car's sunroof. His excuse: new tint on the windows. Reality: he just hot-boxed his whip.
Police brought in a dog to sniff the situation out and found ~10 grams of pot in his center console. This isn't the first time the Defensive Tackle has been in trouble with the law, although it is his first arrest since joining the NFL last summer. At Penn State (yeah, he's one of the 49) he was suspended 3 times including the 2007 Outback Bowl game for charges including battery, confinement, possession, etc. Obviously, no NFL teams wanted to draft the troubled All-American Honorable Mention, but Bill Polian decided to give him a chance as an unrestricted free agent. He and Tony Dungy told Ed what he needed to do, or not do, in order to remain an Indianapolis Colt.
Basically he violated the terms of his probation, so to speak. Now the Colts are left with a depleted defensive line for the 3rd consecutive year. First it was DT Corey Simon and his 'diagnosis' - not to mention the legal battle for his undeserved paycheck. Then last year it was DT Anthony 'Booger' McFarland injuring himself in training camp, forcing the Colts to place him on the IR and eventually waive him. Additionally, last year's 3rd round draft pick DT Quinn Pitcock abruptly retired before camp this summer at the tender age of 24.
DE Robert Mathis no longer has the luxury of getting rest as Raheem Brock's backup; Brock will be moved from LE back to his original position at DT, alongside 2nd-year player Keyunta Dawson. This movement allows DE Curtis Johnson to be elevated to 2nd string, and DT Darrell Reid should get more playing time other than just special teams.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hoosiers 2009 class ranks top 5 nationally

Christian Watford joins Bobby Capobianco, Derek Elston, Maurice Creek and Jordan Hulls as incoming freshman committed to playing basketball for Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers starting next Fall. Rivals had previously ranked IU in the top 10 in the nation before Watford made his announcement and now has them at #4. Bob Gibbons says they may be right there with UNC's #1 '09 class - and that's without including the addition of Georgetown transfer Jeremiah Rivers (Doc's son), who won't be eligible to play until after this season.
The depth at forward, however, will be missed this year during Crean's inaugural season of the 10-yr contract. The Hoosiers new Head Coach takes over a program in which only 1 scholarship player remains from the Sampson Error, and even he (Taber) is a former walk-on.
Hopefully no additional NCAA penalties await us from the impermissible phone calls and the alarming dropout rate.

Bonus (via InsideTheHall): BAWA!!!

Top 12 Comedy Podcasts

I'm not calling this a list of my favorites, because I know this to be fact, not opinion: Kill Tony T.Y.S.O. Bad Friends Are You Garbage...