July 11, 2007

OU Just Got Eternal Sunshined

Looks like the NCAA got into the business of mind erasing. In 2005, a couple of Oklahoma football players, including then quarterback Rhett Bomar, were getting paid for working at a car dealership they didn't actually work at. Basically,...

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June 6, 2007

Billy's Bitch Out is Complete

It looks like Billy Donovan is now the college coach that lasted the shortest amount of time in the NBA. Orlando released him from his contract so he could return to the University of Florida. Congrats buddy. You have...

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May 4, 2007

Don Imus Was Forced Into Racism

It's about time this Don Imus thing get buried like the dead horse it is (insert Barbaro joke here). What he said was stupid, no doubt. Should he have been fired? I don't think so. I don't exactly find...

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April 18, 2007

Some Perspective

I don't typically like to get too newsy or serious here. I mean, in the wake of something as awful as the Virginia Tech shooting, what am I supposed to say? Nick Dallamora, however, has plenty of interesting, insightful...

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April 13, 2007

The Internet Is Full of Buyable Commodities

The news that Yahoo(!) Sports has bought for $100M is further proof: anyone with a website -- about anything from scouting prep football players to the Rottweiller's susceptibility for hip displacia -- can sell it for a lot...

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April 5, 2007

Move Over Cassell, Noah's In Town

For awhile, Sam Cassell held one of the NBA's most well-known awards. Not MVP. Not 6th Man of the Year. Nope, he's held the NBA's Ugliest Man Award. This used to be a highly-debated point when I was in...

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April 3, 2007

Your Video Summary of the NCAA Tournament

I don't think I've touched college basketball all season, except for the glorious "This Is Why You Suck" video. Well, apologies. The truth is, I absolutely cannot sit through a college basketball game. It's tough enough for me to...

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March 14, 2007

This Is Why Duke Sucks, Apparently

I'm not really into college basketball, but one thing I know, unequivocally, is that DUKE = BAD. I'm not good at putting words to thoughts -- yet oddly enough I aspire to write for a living -- so thankfully...

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March 9, 2007

This Is Why I Prefer MySpace

When are people going to learn that the Internet is anything but private? The series of tubes is a dangerous thing -- access is available to everyone -- but consider this a case in technological Darwinism. "White Nation" was...

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March 5, 2007

Billy Packer Has To Be Blind

Many of you know I'm a Maryland fan. Obviously, I hate Duke. Everyone at Maryland does. I had a boner when they swept Duke this year. Because of that, I'm sure I was a tad biased when watching the...

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February 27, 2007

Oh My God

These have been floating around the Internet the last couple of days -- my God are they awful. I'm not of the weak-stomach variety; there are few things that I just can't watch. I'm the guy, after all, who watched...

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January 11, 2007

Whoever Drafts Adrian Peterson Is Making A Big Mistake

The draft declarations are starting to roll in: JaMarcus Russell, Dwayne Jarrett, and, now, Adrian Peterson is expected to announce his eligibility for the NFL Draft (or, as I like to call it, The Best Sporting Weekend That Doesn't...

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January 9, 2007

Eat It, Klosterman

What Chuck Klosterman needs -- what any sportswriter needs, really -- is for his opinion (in this case, that the BCS doesn't need a playoff system) to be validated. After declaring that the current bowl system is exhilarating, exciting, wheeeee!,...

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January 5, 2007

Klosterman -- The Dissenter

This man does not look like he knows a lick about sports. You'd think that he were, you know, a best-selling pop culture writer or something. Ahem. Anyway, Chuck Klosterman, like many nerds (including us), loves sports. And, in a...

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January 3, 2007

Nick Saban Goes Where The Money Is

Nick Saban, in possibly the least surprising development of the young NFL offseason, has accepted the job at Alabama. It should come as no surprise that Saban took the money and ran; whose loyalty can't be bought for $35M?...

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December 22, 2006

Duke Rape Charges Dropped

Remember that whole Duke rape thing? It was THE story of the world, both sporting and non-, and now finally it has breathed it's last, putrid, wimpering breath. Hopefully. Prosecutors have dropped the rape charges against the three Duke...

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December 21, 2006

The 2007 Perk Bowl

Jay Coulter, over at the mothership, has unearthed an interesting tidbit about all of these bowls that answers one of my biggest questions every winter: why can't college football switch to a playoff system? It doesn't exactly take a rocket...

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Troy Smith Loves Strippers

I guess the natural response to the above headline is, "Well, who doesn't?" But The New York Post still manages to offer some interesting details about Smith's post-Heisman celebrations: Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith celebrated his Heisman Trophy by...

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December 4, 2006

There Is No BCS Controversy This Year, But It Still Sucks

Sure, people out there are going to say that Michigan got robbed. But honestly, Florida vs. Ohio State is the way it should be. I'm no fan of the BCS. If D-II and D-III can have a playoff, why...

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Schiano Better Stay

People from New Jersey have an inordinate sense of pride. It's an us vs. the world mentality in the Garden State. That's why I'll be pissed if Greg Schiano leaves Rutgers for Miami. Look, I could give a shit...

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November 19, 2006

Weekend Recap

With Tom's computer and my mind on the fritz, we took the weekend off at the Out Route again. Here's what we missed: The NFL had some big games and some big injuries. Donovan McNabb is out for the...

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November 15, 2006

The Bobby Bop

I haven't weighed in on a pretty predictable turn of events -- Bobby Knight giving a player, Michael Prince, the ole Three Stooges treatment -- yet, and I'd be remiss to not even mention it. I really don't think...

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November 10, 2006

Good Night in New Jersey

What a great win in New Jersey last night. I'm talking, of course, about the Devils' 2-1 shootout victory over the Blackhawks. Man, it was sweet. Zach Parise and Brian Gionta scored in the shootout for the win. I...

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November 7, 2006

Tough Old Man

With news that Joe Paterno actually plans on coaching this weekend after breaking his leg, I have to ask myself: why am I such a pussy? I think that's a question we could all afford to ask ourselves today....

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October 16, 2006

Boys Will Be Boys

I strongly disagree with the punishments dealt as a result of the Miami/Florida International brawl. 31 players suspended for a game. What? We need more brawls like this in sports. And especially in college, where players aren't being paid. It's...

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September 13, 2006

Getting Ahead Any Way Possible

I've always supported players going all out in order to get their chance. Get to the field early and leave late. Spend the offseason conditioning and working on your mistakes. Do what you need to do to show your...

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June 25, 2006

Kyle Decker: 64's Company, 128's a Crowd

As soon as this week, coaches will petition the NCAA to expand the college basketball playoff field by doubling it from 64 to 128. Their reasoning is to include more mid-major teams, hopefully create more Cinderella stories, and avoid good...

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