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A Classy Affair
Let us never forget Ron Burgundy's nightly signoff to his San Diegan viewers: "You stay classy." When legendary men who effortlessly espouse wisdom and catchphrases speak, we listen, but ask the folks at The D3 Experience, and they'll tell you the Oklahoma Sooners have probably never seen Anchorman. And if you ask Lil' Wayne, he'll tell you Tim Tebow, who is probably the classiest man alive, will regret his uncharacteristically classless trash talking come Thursday night. (And really, why wouldn't we want to ask Lil' Wayne?) As far as the folks in Chicago are concerned, though, Tebow's still God reincarnate, and is just the man to lead the Bears back to glory.
SIAC No. 5: Act Decisively
Success is a choice, kids. Rick Pitino said it (and wrote it, and made you pay to read it), so it must be true. In case you've missed the latest Louisville drama, here's a recap: Pitino suggested struggling point guard Edgar Sosa transfer, then recounted the awkward conversation to the press, then pretended he was happy when Sosa, after putting together his best game of the season, announced his intention to stay. Now, Rush the Court's wondering under which of Pitino's Success is a Choice rules this whole shebang falls.
A Different Kind Of Madness
BCS critics often ask readers, listeners, etc. to imagine what college football would be like if the sport's postseason mimicked college basketball's. Rarely, however, do they take the reverse approach, hoping to show us how lame and limited the BCS really is by asking us to apply a similar formula to the hoops world. B/R, however, fears no such thought experiment, and has decided to eliminate March Madness and assign 10 teams to BCS basketball bowls. The results? Disastrous for we 'Cuse fans, but delightful for you Clemson loyalists.
Oil Barrels Or Sunglasses?
It's almost title game time, and so naturally, Sako's here to break down the matchup. Plenty of people get paid the big bucks to tell you everything you need to know about Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow, so Sako's analyzing some other factors to see which school really has the edge. So forget about Percy Harvin's ankle, it's time to talk about nicknames (Gators vs. Sooners), famous sideline talent (Erin Andrews vs. Toby Keith) and abundant resources (co-eds vs. oil). Hmmm, tough call. You know one thing Oklahoma has that Florida most likely doesn't? "National Champions!" gear already for sale.
I'll Take The Backdoor, Thanks
Because misery loves company, we'd like all Utah fans to read this post on the five biggest injustices in the BCS era.
Attempting to sue your university for losing your iPod? Bold. Attempting to do it a second time after the initial lawsuit notification came back in the mail with an ugly "insufficient address" stamp across it? Even bolder.
Reporting Live, From Austin
In case we haven't fully satiated your Rachel Glandorf cravings...
A Major Indicator
If you want to know if a prospective lady friend has been around the block, just find out her major.
Pop Culture Nugget
Looks like Alyssa Milano decided not to marry a baseball player after all.
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Dear Gossip Girl
If you like Gossip Girl, you'll undoubtedly enjoy this ode to the disembodied titular character. Same goes for all you Northwestern grads, or at least those of you who like to make fun of Northwestern grads (one of our many NU coworkers informs us the crooners are all Wildcat alums). Really, it's worth a look and a listen no matter what.
Just in time for Duke's big Wednesday night showdown with Davidson, this video from J.J. Redick's final high school game surfaces. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the nation's best current sharp-shooter wears red, not blue.
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