What a week.
What a month.
What a winter.
And between now and March 22nd, Coach Kelly will spend hours watching Star Trek so he may perfect Mind Melding Coach Kelly will be speaking at the Notre Dame Coaching Clinic. Now, before you get all herpy-derpy on me with this announcement, please note it’s not “Coach Kelly who likes to run a really, really fast offense.” It’s Coach Kelly who likes to run a really, really, really, really, really fast offense and attended the last BCS Championship game on the sidelines.”
You’re in Good Hands with the NCAA If your name is Andrew Luck and you passed up the chance
at millions at sitting around during a lockout. $5 million bucks? In California that’ll get ya a trailer and a double-double, right?
The 9/10ths Million Dollar Man It’s gotta be the eyebrows, right? Or is it like in the movies, and some people just get paid because they’re willing to do things in the dark and in the dirt that normal, good people wouldn’t do? Either way, Greg Mattison could make up to $900K a year in Ann Arbor. I’m not normally one to get all high-and-mighty about the economics of CFB – Market Forces FTW, Baby! – but seriously? That gets you like 18 high school teachers in Detroit, right? 18 really, really good high school teachers. Jeebus.
You keep saying “no,” baby, but I’ll just keep coming back. It’s awful, and well documented, when kids are victims of over-recruiting strategies that ultimately involve a college football coach telling a kid that their team no longer has room for them on the roster, 1 day before signing day. But what I think is really twisted is this kid is now pinning his hopes on qualifying for and playing on the very same team that “just shoved him away.”
I, for one, have never not given a flying-F this much in a single moment Steve Spurrier, your recruiting and roster engineering tactics may make the minions of Satan jealous with inspiration, but your unqualified and unwarranted self confidence leaves me in awe. And look at you living the high life!
Take my football, please! I’d have probably linked this story if all it included was “holy crap, Screech was both in South Bend and not dead.” But wait, there’s more! And it’s far more significant: Watch for Jonas Gray to appear at your local Laugh Factory any day now!
Okay, that’s not how I use the term, “Waist Bender.” InTheBleachers.net writes up a little primer, or, as I like to call it, a “NFL-Combine-Terminology-Explainifier.”
The first beer of Spring! Yeah, it’s not Spring, but last week, for a time, it was 75 degrees, which meant I had to hit up my local purveyor of beer asap for something outside of the “dark and caramel” range. And what did I stumble upon but this winner of a little experiment in brewing by Great Divide: Belgica.
Described as a “Belgian Style IPA,” Belgica manages to take the best of an IPA and make you think of a weiss beer. Heck, by the third bottle, I decided to drop a slice of lemon in it and see where it went. Pro-tip: Don’t do that. It destroys the illusions. Just poor this sucker into something wide-mouthed and let it breath a few minutes and enjoy.