The Great (Drinking) Debate
Let it never be said that chancellors and deans and other authority figures aren't attuned to your deepest wants and needs, kids. Presidents from around 100 universities (including Duke, Dartmouth and Ohio State) are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws encourage binge drinking on campus. Uncoached is all for the change (college is college, after all), but has some photographic reminders of exactly what these head-honchos want to legalize.
Chips, Screens and Automobiles
The "comparing college football teams to ______" posts have ruled the blogsphere this summer and now, The National Championship Issue's compiled a list of some of the best from this summer and beyond. The list proves there's no alcoholic beverage, pop culture category or comestible that's safe from comparison. If you love these posts, definitely take a look. If you hate them, take a look too and feed your angry heart. On that note, we can't tell if TNCI is really a fan of these posts or secretly disdains them, but the myriad exclamation points make us lean to the latter.
Meet Nick Pounder
A couple weeks ago, Grateful Blue took a different approach to its Big Ten preview (and by "different approach" we mean shunned research and thorough analysis and instead found outlandish and amusing names). GB's back at it, and if you thought the Big Ten had a lot of name-fodder, just wait until you see what the SEC had to offer.
Someone should start a blog that's sole mission is to chronicle Pete Carroll's preseason stunts. Last week it was a you-file-shared-and-now-you're-all-suspended prank and a full-team bowling alley excursion. This week it was a jam-session on a conveniently placed piano. As Carroll knows, it's all about keeping players motivated and fascinated -- and distracting them from their jock itch.
On the Road Again
Steve Koreivo has some serious stamina. It took him 32 years, but the college football super-fan has now seen all 119 D-I football teams play in person at least once. And apparently he's not ready for a rest just yet. He plans on seeing Western Kentucky play in 2009 when it becomes the 120th D-I team.
Dumb Arrest of the Day
In high school, Anthony Joseph Di Loreto was a basketball stud. Now that he's moved on to college, however, he's started robbing banks in Wisconsin.
A Wii Bit Fun, A Wii Bit Insane
It's nice to see Cleveland State University is using its research funds and man-power to answer the most penetrating and pressing questions of our time ... like, for example, how Wii boxing compares to the real thing.
Putting Down the Saber
Sada Jacobson is confused. The Yale student and Olympic fencer (who took home a silver medal in Beijing) seems to think law school will be more fun than continued international competition.
Pop Culture Nugget
Matthew McConaughey should always be shirtless, but should never actually attempt to surf.
Today In Hot Clicks
Checking in with Leryn Franco ... Tailgating tips ... Tiger walks on water ... Zito dating actress ... Tons of Phelps links ... More hot Olympians ... Video: Best Gymnastics Falls ... We are the World.
Odds and Ends
Give Those Guys a Medal
If you've always wanted to see Matt Lauer and Al Roker in spandex, this is your lucky day.
Classic Exercise Video of the Day
Find that Boogie Body, kids.
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