Sunday, March 02, 2014


Let’s cut baseball writers a little slack, particularly those assigned to the Yankees. Early spring training is less exciting for writers (and the vast majority of fans) than March Madness, The Daytona 500, the NFL police blotter, the NBA’s really stupid reaction to LeBron’s carbon-fiber face mask, hockey, soccer, curling, and the Scripps Spelling Bee.

So if they fill columns writing fiction about “The Captain”, “The Face of the Yankees” or Old Man River, what else have they got? Sandy Koufax getting boinked in the head by a baseball or liking what he sees in Puig (the 26 pounds of excess flab?).  Did those. The Yankee’s 2nd and 3rd basemen? Nobody wants to write, read or think about that.

So, Jeter it is.

Meaningless fun fact

Saturday in college basketball paradise: 8 teams ranked in the top 25 beaten by unranked teams; in the two games involving “both ranked”, the lower ranked team was the winner.

College Football Quiz!

Test your knowledge of college football’s premier programs. Match the football program with one of their Major Achievements by placing the correct Achievement number within the parentheses.

One entry will be randomly drawn from all correct entries received and the winner will be awarded two football season tickets to any school that he is willing to donate $250,000 (in $10s and $20s).

The quiz is, sadly and disgustingly, no joke.

Football Program

Alabama (   )
North Carolina (   )
Notre Dame (   )
Ohio State (   )
Penn State (   )
Texas (   )


1. Serial sexual abuse of young boys

2.  “The Strip Club King”, says, “I’ve done more recruiting for (the school) than (the coach)”, and everyone agreed.

3. 2000 – 2010 Ten years of “Free Rides (cars), Free Cash and Free Grades.”

4. 2012 - "Friends-with-benefits" Academic Tutors

5. 2010 - Rape and suicide. It happened. But we can ignore it now.

6. 2013 - Three players assault, rob and hospitalize student. Coach to victims, I don’t have time to talk about it.

I know what you’re thinking. It’s a shame to include only one SEC school in the quiz. However, space does not allow giving individual programs the recognition their unofficial motto deserves – 

“If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin"

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