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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Links (2/24)

Many thanks for all the responses to yesterday's discussion of nudity in the gym locker room. I laughed out loud at many of them, and I definitely appreciated the link to EDSBS's rules for the gym -- all of which I wholeheartedly support.

Reading all your responses makes me feel a bit better about myself and a lot worse about the gym. Perhaps I should just go back to my old lifestyle of sitting on the couch, watching "The Price is Right" and cracking open my first Milwaukee's Best at 11 a.m.

OK, some links...

-- Joe Schad counts down his top 10 stories of the spring in college football, and he lists Georgia's QB battle at No. 5. But it's not so much the battle that's worth noting, it's what Colt McCoy says about Aaron Murray:

"Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy once told me Georgia redshirt freshman Aaron Murray was one of the most impressive players he's ever seen."

High praise from a QB who broke David Greene's mark for career wins last season.

-- The Sporting News has a brief write-up on Rennie Curran's prospects at the NFL combine (h/t Jim F). Here's a bit of what they said:

"He has to measure over 5-11 to remain even a second- or third-round pick."

I don't know how Curran does much about that at this point. He either is 5-11 or he's not. It's not like any amount of training can change it.

I think the thing with Rennie is something he mentioned when he announced he was leaving early -- he really just needs to convince one team that they like him. If one team decides he's a second-rounder, that's what he'll be. And knowing Rennie as well as I do, I don't think it'll be too hard for him to convince one team that he's their guy.

(And truth be told, that's essentially the exact situation Tim Tebow is in, only that's a much bigger story because, well, he's Tim Tebow.)

-- A UGA student is claiming that Knowshon Moreno punched him out in downtown Athens on Monday. Be sure to note these two facts from the story:

1.) The student is 18.

2.) The incident happened at Bourbon Street Bar.

Um, 18? Isn't he a little old to be hanging out at Bourbon Street?

-- Georgia has settled its lawsuit with former player Decory Bryant for $400,000.

-- No, it's not shameless, but if The Senator posts something that makes Syracuse look good while tangentially relating it back to UGA, well that's gonna get a link no matter what.

-- Dawgs Opinion takes a look at the other big position battle (NOTE: Link fixed!) this spring -- the secondary.

-- The National Football Post has a story on Nick Saban's ability to raid the state of Georgia for top talent.

-- Rex Robinson has some thoughts on the growing concerns about athletes' use of social media. Here's one early and completely guaranteed prediction for the 2010 season: The story du jour (like last year's "who didn't vote for St. Timmy?") at SEC Media Days this year will be about players using Facebook and Twitter.

-- With St. Patty's Day just a few weeks away, The Anti-Orange Page has all the green UGA gear you'll need to throw up on later.

-- Lane Kiffin is sorta sorry for the way things played out at Tennessee.

-- Ole Miss was already going to have to rework a lot of their offense, and now one of their most talented remaining receivers is leaving the team.

-- And yet another reason people hate ESPN. Tony Kornheiser has been suspended for two weeks for making a joke about Hannah Storm's wardrobe. If ESPN cared about integrity in the least, they'd be talking to Storm about her attire rather than booting Mr. Tony for mentioning it. I've exchanged at least a half dozen text messages with my lecherous friends during morning "SportsCenter" broadcasts commenting on what Storm was wearing, so I don't think Kornheiser was breaking any new ground here.

-- Baseball America has its annual top 100 prospects list, and you'll need to read for a bit before you find a Braves player. (Note... that was meant sarcastically... I suppose that doesn't always come through in print. Sorry.)

-- Beyond the Box Score looks at which colleges supply the most players to the Big Leagues. Three SEC schools make the list, but no UGA.

-- SciFi Wire runs down its list of strange science fiction plots in otherwise normal sitcoms.

-- Fifteen years after the end of "My So Called Life," Jared Leto is still a D-bag.

-- Stuff of Legend has some early thoughts on last night's episode of "Lost." I'm not sure if I really loved the episode, but the Jack-Hurley trek through the jungle was definitely the highlight of the season so far, and as always, Hurley does an exceptional job of being the voice of the show's fans, even throwing out a random theory about time traveling back to caveman days.

-- And finally, which do you suppose is a sadder statement about the world -- the fact that Gary Busey is still reproducing or the fact that the new "Karate Kid" movie is close to completion. Seriously, you're replacing "Wax on, Wax off" with "Jacket on, Jacket off"? I think I might vomit. ... Oh wait, that's just the Milwaukee's Best.


Anonymous said...

As for Baseball America's list, were you being sarcastic? Jason Heyward is #1. Didn't have to read far to find that name.

Anonymous said...

Hannah's spread legged stance is what bothers me about her, not her choice of clothes. Put her behind a desk. ESPN should look at Fox News for how to market their ladies. Linda Cohn is so hard to look at, much less listen too. Hearing that nasal whine reminds me of being near Long Island. Ugh!

You would think TK would have better sense than to rail like that on his show.

brad said...

Is Rennie 5' 11" in cleats?

ben said...

Is Rennie too slow to play SS? Seems he'd be an ideal candidate to slide to that position.

Schlagdawg said...

FYI Hale, your link to Dawgs Opinion instead links to the same Rex Robinson article you mention later in the post...

Herschel Blogger said...

The story about the freshman who claims Knowshon punched him in the face pisses me off. It seems to me that him trying to say "knowshon punched me" is exactly the same as every hooker in the country saying "I slept with tiger woods". They're all just looking for their spotlight. But personally, as someone who's been going to Bourbon Street for 3 years and NOT botherine Knowshon.... Trust me when I say that as a freshman, the last place you want the spotlight on you is when you're drunk in bourbon street....

Anonymous said...

Quite frankly, if Knownshon Moreno deigned to punch me in the face, I'd consider it an honor.

Chilly P said...

Is the kid sure it wasn't Danny Ware who punched him?

RC said...

Gary Busey...just ugh...what a trainwreck. His cameo on Entourage was priceless, though.