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NCAAF: Alabama vs. Miami in a 2012 opener at the Georgia Dome?

May 5, 2010 Comments off

Alabama played in the 2008 and 2009 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Games at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Now there’s talk of the Crimson Tide returning in 2012.

Gary Stokan, president of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, told the Miami Herald that he would like to match Miami against Alabama in the 2012 kickoff game. If not Alabama, he said, Auburn, Georgia or South Carolina would be opponents to consider.

Alabama defeated Clemson in the 2008 opener at the Georgia Dome and came back last season to defeat Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game.

Last week, it was reported that Alabama and Georgia Tech will postponed a home-and-home series. The two schools were scheduled to play in 2013 and 2014. Makeup dates have not been announced.

Miami athletics director Kirby Hocutt told the Herald that he wants to schedule a 2012 game at a neutral site. A game in Chicago against a Big East or Big Ten team also is being considered.

The 2012 Chick-Fil-A game would pay each participant $2.25 million, the Herald said.

“It’s something we would be interested in,” Hocutt told the Herald.

Tennessee and North Carolina State already are scheduled to play in one kickoff game at the Georgia Dome in the opening weekend of the 2012 season, according to the Herald. The proposed Miami game against Alabama or another Southeastern Conference team would be a second kickoff game that weekend.

Alabama defeated Miami 34-13 in the 1993 Sugar Bowl to win the 1992 national championship.

NCAAB; Recruiting: Selby to Kansas? That’s the sign

April 16, 2010 Comments off

Point guard Baltimore, Maryland Lake Clifton AAU: Baltimore Elite Ht:6'2" Wt:183 lbs Class:2010 (High School)

Fortunately, Selby is one of a host of players planning to announce his decision Saturday at the Jordan Brand Classic. Which way is he leaning? It was difficult to believe Selby would want to attend Kentucky now that he’d be stuck alongside Knight, but then again, Calipari not only got Eric Bledsoe and John Wall to work, he landed both of them in the NBA draft. Anything was possible. But, thanks to a column on John Calipari’s recruitment by SI’s always-excellent Luke Winn, we now have a pretty good idea of where Selby isn’t going: Kentucky.

When I asked Selby for his reaction on Knight, he said, “I didn’t know that it happened. I don’t have a reaction, because it doesn’t have any effect on where I’m going.”

What he meant by it not having any effect on him is that he feels he’s good enough to earn time in any backcourt, whether it be alongside Knight or the Jayhawks’ Tyshawn Taylor. But one could sense that Selby, who’s going to announce his college choice at halftime of Saturday’s Jordan game, wasn’t too interested in Kentucky. He mentioned that while he’d spoken with Kansas coach Bill Self a few days earlier, he hadn’t spoken with Calipari in a couple of months.

I asked if I should take that as a sign. Selby said, “Yeah, that’s a sign.”


Winn’s column has a lot more to do with Calipari than Selby; the theory here is that we’re focusing a bit too much of Kentucky’s spring recruiting haul and ignoring the host of very good players — Duke recruit Kyrie Irving, for one — that will have a much larger effect on the 2010 game than will either Knight or Kentucky’s other bigtime recruit, Enes Kanter. This is true.

Here’s another question worth asking: Is John Calipari perhaps relying too much on landing really good, really high-profile, really temporary recruits? Winn quotes Cal lamenting what would have happened if he could have kept this year’s team for three years. Bummer, right? There’s not much you can do except recruit the best players and hope they stay for more than eight months. But part of building a program is in finding those Robert Dozier anchor types — guys that are really good and can start for your elite team but that aren’t going to leave for the NBA after one year. Calipari has build those teams before. He hasn’t had enough time at Kentucky, but no doubt he’s working on it.

Anyway, rambling thoughts aside, Josh Selby appears headed to Kansas. At the very least, he won’t be forming Bledsoe-Wall 2.0 in Kentucky’s backcourt anytime soon. And so the dominoes continue to fall.

Selby said his mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, already has a strong opinion on the matter.

“I think my mom knows where she wants me to go, so she knows. But I just want to sit down by myself and think about it,” he said.

Point guard Brandon Knight of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest announced Wednesday that he will attend Kentucky, but Selby said that decision would not necessarily impact his.

“I didn’t wait for him to commit,” Selby said. “I was going to commit here. I wasn’t waiting for Brandon to commit, Cory [Joseph] to commit because it don’t have [any] effect on which school I want to go to.”

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Wes Welker’s Woman; Conan Supporters Slap NBC on Facebook; College Hoops Situation, Colt Follow Up, Mean Fox Emporio Armani; Angry Tennessee Fans; Videos

January 13, 2010 Comments off

CBS showed Wes Welker sitting next to a stunning brunette during Sunday’s Ravens-Pats game. I’m a pro and I did search around for some info on Monday, but came up empty. However, The Big Lead came through yesterday with all the details, and they’re quite interesting. It turns out that the woman in question, Anna Burns, was Miss Hooters International 2005. Congrats, Wes.

Conan Supporters Slap NBC on Facebook

Conan O’Brien‘s most loyal employees are refusing to abandon their leader — and have taken to Facebook to rally support for the guy NBC is treating like a redheaded stepchild.

Several people who work for “The Tonight Show” and NBC have united on the social networking site and changed their picture to an Obama-esque image of O’Brien that features the words, “I’m With COCO.”

The COCO craze is already spreading like wildfire on FB — and according to the guy who created the artwork, Mike Mitchell, the image has already been seen by Conan himself.

So far … no sighting of any “I’m with Chin” or “I Heart Peacock” artwork floating around.

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College Hoops Situation

With college football in the rearview mirror and the NFL winding down, some of you may be ready to turn your attention to college hoops. To get you familiar with some key players, here’s a piece that compares those guys to Jersey Shore cast members.

Colt Follow Up

Earlier I wrote about Colt McCoy proposing to his girlfriend, Rachel Glandorf. Here’s an update on the story, with pictures from the actual propsal that took place at Texas Memorial Stadium.

They’re Just a Tad Upset at Tennessee

Lane Kiffinbasically caused Armageddon in Tennessee last night. Students rioted. They burned T-shirts. Assistant coaches allegedly are trying to steal recruits. Urban Meyer can’t stop laughing. But despite all of this lunacy, what do most people remain focused on? Layla Kiffin.

Gambling Story

The worst thing about the rise of Internet gambling is live in-game betting. At least that’s what I’ve heard from people who do Internet gambling. Anyway, if you don’t believe me, just check out this story.

Non Important Story of the Day, Megan Fox does Emporio Armani

Proving that she’s still one of the hottest chicks on the planet, here’s Megan Fox in a photoshoot for Emporio Armani Underwear & Jeans. I don’t see too many jeans in these pictures and I’m f@#king loving it. The girl is all most TOO perfect. In a way it’s kind of a good thing she’s still dating that Brian Austin Douche character, it makes her seem more attainable, it shows that she’s probably not the sharpest knife in the drawer and it gives hope to every man and lesbian that one day, they too can be Megan’s useless sidekick.

I feel I have no choice but to link it up.

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It doesn’t get much better than this “College Football Coaches 2009-10: In Memoriam” video.

his late-night mess is getting good now.Jimmy Kimmel did his entire show last night as Jay Leno. Embedded below is the opening.Here’s a linkto Kimmel (as Leno) doing a headlines segment and here’s Kimmel interviewing Elisha Cuthbert.

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