Monday, November 21, 2011

Your Bacon Fact of the Day

In case you were wondering, 15% of a pig's total weight can be used for bacon. The more you know.

Video Game Offense

If you're familiar with Grinnell College at all, their offense is based on a run-and-gun style where they try to put up a shot as soon as possible in their offense, preferably a three-pointer, in order to try to simply outscore the other team. The goal on defense is simply try to prevent three-pointers, and the hope is that at the end of the game, the amount of three-pointers Grinnell makes will result in more points than the two-pointers they give up. Well yesterday, Grinnell junior guard Griffin Lentsch connected on 15 3-pointers and also made 20 free throws in scoring an NCAA Division III record 89 points in a 145-97. The opponent, Principia College, made just 4-of-13 3-pointers as Grinnell coasted to a season opening win. The thing that bothered me was that he had 0 assists and 0 personal fouls. That means no defense and no passing. Sounds like a video game.

Friday, November 18, 2011

He's an angry elf

The President's Cup is going on down in Australia, and Tiger Woods isn't doing so hot. He lost his first match to a team featuring Adam Scott, who now works with Tiger's former caddie Steve Williams. Needless to say this picture sums up Tiger's feelings on the whole situation

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Insane Numbers

I guess I never really understood how big video games are. According to, the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 brought in $775 million in a five day world wide sell-through "across all forms of entertainment."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A picture is worth...

I've been getting Sports Illustrated since I was about 10 or 11 years old, and I've hung on to some of the special editions, including almost all the ones related to the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. This also might be an issue I'll want to hang onto. Powerful stuff on the cover here.
The Failure and Shame of Penn State

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I love gambling.

Kim Kardashian may have just filed for divorce, but bookmakers are already placing odds on whom the reality star will date next.

Several offshore gambling houses are allowing bettors to wager on Kardashian’s next romance, and an odd mix of athletes and entertainers have emerged as potential successors to Kris Humphries. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been installed as the 5-1 favorite. Kanye West is a distant second at 8-1, while Kardashian’s former flame, NFL running back Reggie Bush, and actor Ryan Reynolds are tied for third at 10-1 odds. Usher (12-1) and Derek Jeter (14-1) round out the list.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Hell No, We Won't Watch Nickelback!

Some football fans are rebelling against plans for the band Nickelback to play during halftime at the Detroit Lions annual Thanksgiving Day game this year. Ten-thousand people have signed an online petition urging organizers to make a change, calling the band "awful." The upcoming nationally televised Turkey Day matchup pits a vastly improved Lions team against defending Super Bowl champions the Green Bay Packers.

I'll be watching the game on Thanksgiving, and I'll probably be napping through halftime anways, but this is pretty freaking funny.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Abuse of Power

Does this dance look familiar? It's the "Weekend at Bernie's" dance. Well a high school boys soccer team in Maryland had the rest of their season cancelled after celebrating a win over a rival school in a playoff game. No cursing, no obscene gestures, yet the soccer careers of some of these kids were over forever. Seems like administrators exercising a little too much power.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"One of the greatest traditions in college sports."

When you think of the "greatest traditions" in college sports, there aren't many people that think of a tiny NAIA school in the middle of Arkansas. But these fans are passionate about their toilet paper. Every year, the fans litter the court with toilet paper after the John Brown University basketball team scores its first basket of the season in the first home game. The action results in a technical called against the Golden Eagles, but the coach is on board with the tradition, saying "What our players look forward to and what I look forward to is a lot of energy and excitement from the fans. It's just a fun, fun night. I think it's one of the greatest traditions in college sports." Click here for the story and a video of the TP toss.
(Photo courtesy of JBU, Yahoo! Sports)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Inside the Packers' locker room

I'm a sucker for anything that shows athletes' lives off the field, and this clip is even better since it features the Green Bay Packers. OL Josh Sitton is a correspondent for "Jim Rome is Burning" on ESPN, and it's quite interesting to watch the dynamic between less heralded players, such as Sitton, and stars like Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers. Click on the link here and watch the first video to see what I'm talking about.