And Time, Goes By, So Slowly
It's hard to imagine what it must feel like to have something named after you. Be it a hospital wing, an award or an illegal athletic maneuver, it must fill one's heart with such pride. We suspect, however, former Florida State quarterback Chris Rix would be filled with something other than pride if he knew Strait Pinkie had created the Chris Rix Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors athletes who linger in the high-profile college ranks for seemingly ungodly stretches of time. We can't help but wonder if Eric Devendorf's possible year-long suspension will eliminate him from consideration, or entrench him in the CRLAA annals for eternity.
World Wide Impact
Yes, we realize by comparing the Miss World competitors to BCS teams, B/R's insinuating some of these ladies don't deserve to strap on a bikini and prance around in front of the cameras. We'd hate to knock Miss India and Miss Russia (Florida and Oklahoma, respectively), but they are to blame for leaving Miss Trinidad and Tobago out of the mix (Texas), and that's not cool.
Charlie Weis Island
If you've been tempted to craft a Gilligan's Island theme parody ever since Notre Dame received a Hawaii Bowl bid, you're not alone. With its typical combination of lyrical flair, Photoshop expertise and disregard for human emotion, Ryan Parker Songs has put together a little diddy called Charlie Weis Island. If the site of roasting pigs -- or roasting Irish coaches -- offends you, stay away.
Heart of the Lions
Fight For That Wild Card
Forget this eight-team playoff and plus-one nonsense. We all love the NFL, so why not model our mythical college football playoff after it? Align each conference with a division (sorry, Sun Belt, Conference USA and MAC, but Simon on Sports says you have to go) and proceed accordingly. We can't help but notice a bit of irony. After the recent BCS snub, Texas fans probably find themselves leaning toward a playoff format more than ever, but in this system, they'd be the bottom seed. The Longhorns just can't catch a break.
This Is A Puzzler
Generally, when a mid-major coach leads his team to an undefeated regular season, he's going to get head coaching offers from other schools. Things weren't any different for Ball State coach Brady Hoke. Just one thing: Instead of landing a prime gig, he decided to go to San Diego State. Rumors and Rants says it's a lateral move at best and a backward move at worst, and wants to know what gives. We can only assume the harsh Muncie winters were starting to wear on Hoke, and that he, like Peyton Manning, craved that San Diego sunshine.
Dumb Arrest of the Day
Turns out asking a police officer to "be cool" as a thick cloud of marijuana smoke hangs over your head isn't the best way to stay out of handcuffs, even if you're a Valparaiso basketball player.
Purple People Eaters
The D-III Mount Union Purple Raiders have gone 175-2 over the past 17 seasons, are poised to win their 10th national title since 1990 and go sleeveless in the snow. If that doesn't merit a video feature, what does?
Pop Culture Nugget
Rob Corddry is a funny man, so when he tells you a video is funny, you should listen.
Today In Hot Clicks
Risque Giants fan told to cover up or get out ... Bucs DL changing name to Stylez G. White ... Sneaker quiz ... New Feres twins photos ... Video: Greatest college runs ... Karaoke product.
Odds and Ends
It's not the microphone's fault Eric Devendorf can't stay out of trouble and Syracuse can't beat Cleveland State, but Jim Boeheim's got to take out his frustration on something.
Challenge No. 3: The Punt
We have a new Tour Guy video for you today (Best of Fall, 2008 ... get pumped), which means Dan Rubenstein was able to shank approximately 7,000 punts and still sift through a season's worth of footage. Ty Hildenbrandt's Quick Slants column should be in the SIOC inbox tomorrow a.m. We'll see if pulled off a similar feat. (Oh, and a quick disclaimer for any UnderArmour advertising executives who may be reading this: Ty's views do not reflect our own. We love your products. OK, just wanted to clear that up.)
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