You're Kidding, Right?

>> Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yes, I realize this isn't sports and I really don't care.

Am I the only one that finds this product utterly ridiculous? A CHIA OBAMA? Why in the hell would Obama even allow this company to make this product?

Seriously, I thought the whole "CHIA" fad went out of business a long damn time ago....and how the hell does a ceramic Obama with a fro make us say, "YES WE CAN!"? Goodness Gracious.

I can do nothing else but shake my damn head.


South Florida Bulls...

The South Florida football program has established a meteoric rise in the football world over the past several years. Jim Leavitt's program has managed to reach the top 10 in each of the past two season, only to see a late season swoon derail their BCS chances. However, the Bulls return two of the most talented players in the Big-East this season, quarterback Matt Grothe and defensive end George Selvie. Grothe has the ability to make USF a Big-East title contender from the get-go and he is surrounded by some talent on the offensive side of the ball.

Grothe is an established dual-threat quarterback who has the moxie to lead this team to a very, very good season and he will help make new offensive coordinator Mike Canales's job a lot easier. Canales will instill a more spread oriented offense which should allow Grothe to continue to thrive and produce a tremendous statistical season. However, he must produce behind an inexperienced offensive line that returns only one starter, junior Zach Hermann. If the line can provide Grothe time to throw the ball, he will have several stellar targets to catch the pigskin. Dontavia Bogan, Ed Alcin and Carlton Mitchell all have the ability to help move the ball down the field and Bogan has super-star written all over him. Although the new spread offense will provide more opportunities for the wide receivers, it may cut into junior running back Mike Ford's production.

Defensively USF has one of the most talented players in the country in George Selvie. Selvie is a legitimate 1st round draft pick and is a disruptive force on the defensive line. Sevlie is surrounded by an experienced defensive line that includes end Craig Marshall and tackles Aaron Harris and Terrell McClain. While the defensive line is extremely talented, the linebacking corps is inexperienced at best. Kion Wilson will attempted to lead the inexperienced group from his middle linebacking position and will be joined by Chris Robinson and Sabbath Joseph on the outsides. The defensive backfield appears to be in better shape than the linebackers, because of the return of free safety Nate Allen. Allen is an All-Big East talent and is a playmaker in the defensive backfield.

Jim Leavitt has been reaping the benefits of coaching in the Sunshine state during his tenure at South Florida and this recruiting class was no different. Leavitt landed the 29th ranked class in the country, according to, and that includes four four-star commitments. Defensive end Ryne Giddins has the ability to become a terror from the defensive end position. The 6'4", 235 pound lineman was clocked at 4.6 in the 40 and should have no trouble becoming a nuisance for USF opponents. Four-Star athlete Bradley Battles has the ability to play several different positions, but will probably get a look at the running back position from the get-go in Tampa.

September 5th-Wofford-Win
September 12th-@Western Kentucky-Win
September 19th-Charleston Southern-Win
September 26th-@Florida State-Loss
October 3rd-@Syracuse-Win
October 15th-Cincinnati-Win
October 24th-@Pittsburgh-Loss
October 30th-West Virginia-Win
November 12th-@Rutgers-Win
November 21st-Louisville-Win
November 28th-Miami(Fl)-Loss
December 5th-@UCONN-Win

Season Projection: 9-3 (6-1 Big East)


Tell me he just won the lottery?

Winning the lottery is the only way to explain the fact that Anderson Varejao scored 50 million dollars over 6 years? Right? There is no way the Cleveland Cavs agreed to pay him that type of contract for nearly 9 points a game.

There are not many good young big men out there, unfortunately Varejao isn't one of them, even if he is being paid like one. He must be getting a dollar for every flop he will pull off in the next 6 years.

The Cavs are trying anything and everything to keep King James happy in Cleveland. I am not sure that signing overrated big men to these huge contracts will help keep him happy enough to resign next year.

Danny Ferry is a smart guy (he has to be, he did go to school at Duke), but this move alone has me questioning his intelligence. Don't forget, he also has Shaq's 20 million dollar cap hit on the books as well this year. None of this matters next year, they still have a shot at the finals as long as #23 is still suiting up in Cleveland.


Bruce Smith convicted of a DUI ...

On Thursday, July 9th, a Virginia Beach General District Court judge convicted former NFL star and all time sacks leader, Bruce Smith, of a DUI. Smith's argument - the old football injury story. Smith and his attorney, Larry Cardon, argued that old knee and leg injuries are the reasons he failed the field sobriety tests and not alcohol. After declining to submit to a breathalyzer, Smith thought he could fool us all by taking the field sobriety test and argue old football injuries are the only reason for his failure.

Smith's attorney argued before the court that knee surgeries prevented him from walking in a straight line. However, Smith could not follow basic hand movements and basic instructions, such as walk 9 steps. Smith in turn walked 14 steps before being told to stop. I guess old football injuries made it hard to follow common sense instructions as well. In addition, during the sobriety test, Smith stated to the arresting officer several times that he was a former athlete hoping the officer would let him go.

It is difficult to argue that alcohol was not a factor in his erratic driving, especially after you admit to the arresting officer that you and two friends actually consumed alcohol.

Smith and his attorney have appealed the ruling to the Virginia Beach Circuit Court, which set a date for August 27. It will be interesting to see how the old football injuries story turns out ...


Babe of the Day!

College Humor's Hottest Girl of '09....and I agree!