Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NCAA declares that Todd Gurley must sit out two more games.

I haven't been more disgusted with college football and the NCAA as I am right now.

From ESPN: 

"Georgia running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia, the NCAA ruled Wednesday."

Georgia is appealing the decision, but its doubtful Todd Gurley will be playing this weekend in th Georgia-Florida game.

Meanwhile, the NCAA has generally ignored the ongoing shenanigans of FSU quarterback and sexual deviant Jameis Winston, which includes stealing and shouting sexually-related obscenities in a public place. Disgusting.

(via ESPN)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rod Smith is an ex-Ohio State running back, dismissed from team.

Rod Smith is an ex-Buckeye. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the now-former Ohio State running back has been dismissed from the team after allegedly failing a drug test. This has yet to be formally announced by the school.

Snith had 24 carries for 101 yards during the 2014 season,  with four touchdowns.

(via The Columbus Dispatch. HT: Land-Grant Holy Land)

Bad Halloween Costumes: Jameis Winston and a crab.

From the "Things you should have seen coming" department comes this happy couple dressing up as Football's Shame Florida State starting quarterback Jameis Winston and a crab. Well, dressing up as a just a package of crab legs may have been either too esoteric, too disturbing, or a combination of the two. 

On the positive side, it was probably a good thing "White Jameis" decided it was a good idea not to hide the fact that he was, in fact, white. Which is more that can be said for the at least one white person dressing up as ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yes, there are t-shirts calling for Michigan AD Dave Brandon to be fired.

Shirts Without Random Triangles

 An anonymous "Michigan donor" has underwritten the printing of 2,000 t-shirts calling for the firing of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon. They will be distributed to University of Michigan students to wear at this Saturday's home game against Indiana.

The goal is for the t-shirts to be seen during the Big Ten Network's broadcast of the game on Saturday. While it's not the exposure that a game on ESPN or ABC would get, it's probably enough to be somewhat embarrassing to the University of Michigan school administration.

The t-shirts feature the phrase "We Support THE TEAM THE TEAM THE TEAM,"  which is taken from a famous speech to Wolverine players in 2983 by legendary head coach Bo Schembechler. It also includes, naturally the hashtag "Fire Dave Brandon."

The T-shirts aren't up for sale, apparently. Though don't be shocked if one or two pops up on eBay in the coming weeks.

(via Lost Lettermen)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Brady Hoke apologizes for stake-planting incident at Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State game.

The "Michigan Stake" before being planted in Spartan Stadium Turf. Via Mike Wilson.

Michigan linebacker Joe Bolden decided to plant a stake into the turf on the field before the start of the Michigan-Michigan State game. This was an unfortunate decision, considering that a) Michigan St. are nicknamed the Spartans, and b) Michigan St. has defeated Michigan in six of the past seven meetings between the two in-state rivals.