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They’re just trying to stay out of trouble.
ESPN Game Day was in Nashville, TN for the first time, ever. Lee Corso unceremoniasly picked the Auburn Tigers to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores. Yee have little faith. To quote Michael Bolton, this no “talent ass-clown” faked-out the Vandy faithful by whipping out a Commodore mascot helmet, and then throwing on an Auburn jersey. That’s OKAY, Corso is used to playing the bad guy when he heads to Game Day. But when he threw on the Tennessee jersey after the Auburn helmet, he showed the true Kenny Chesney sycophant that he is.
Kenny Chesney did not belong on Game Day in Nashvegas. The Gameday crew came to celebrate the Commodores, not the Volunteers who Chesney roots for. I can’t stand it when Monday Night Football has irrevelent pop culture guests in the commentator booth, pluggng their next tour or movie, and this was no different. They could have invited Vince Gill or any of the hundreds of country music fans who support the Dores.
Vanderbilt University, the academic school of the SEC is hosting College Game Day on Saturday October 4, 08. Kirk, Lee, Chris, and Desmond will descend on “Vandyland” to cover the college football landscape in addition to the Vandy/Auburn game Saturday night. Vandy is 4-0 for the 4th time since 1950.
In case you missed it, the Vandy/Ole Miss was not even televised two weeks ago. The feed was only available via an audio webcast. Now, the entire Saturday ESPN college football coverage is anchored down in Nashville, TN. The Vandy co-eds will be partying all day tomorrow, and click here for a picture of the Theta Pledge class, showing their Vandy pride topless (Thanks Clay Travis). And the Vandy frat guys will be partying up a storm, though not like these 57 fratters who got arrested after the Ole Miss game.
The Dores, now ranked 19 in the AP, are the perennial joke of the SEC, so much so that when Steve Spurrier left Florida to coach the Washington Redskins, Post writers such as Kornheiser and Wilbon said that the NFC was one of the more difficult divisions in football and Vanderbilt wasn’t on Spurrier’s Skins’ schedule. Now the team is 4-0, and took revenge on Spurrier beating his current team, South Carolina, earlier in the year.
The school has Jay Cutler as an alumn, a coach who doesn’t allow his players to swear, and their biggest game of the decade (so far) on Saturday.
Lane Kiffen is a lame duck coach who frankly should have stayed at USC instead of taking the Raiders head coaching job. He was the offensive coordinator for a perennial national title team, and now is the whipping boy for Al Davis. Lane gave the Raiders one last middle finger by having Sebastian Janikowski attempt a 76 yard field goal before halftime on Sunday. It made absolutely zero sense, and Janikowski didn’t even hit the end zone. But Kiffen, who is rumored to have been fired today, it was his chance to show Davis that he’s still the boss. Kiffen’s been given a short leash, and has little control over his fate with the Raiders. He comes from a strong blood line, his father Monty has run the Tampa Bay Bucs defense since the Tony Dungy days.
Ashton Kutcher is now an assistant football coach at Harvard Westlake, an elite school in Los Angeles. Not one to kick someone while they’re an Ashton, but we like people giving back to the community.
It’s mostly everything else from “That 70’s Show”, to being a professional celebrity, to a Web 2.0 wannabe, that we find ridiculous and Busch League. There’s nothing more to say, but we hope that Wilmer Valderama makes an appearance for a “win one for the Gipper speech.”
Juxtaposing his football coaching with an internet/entertainment start-up, Kutcher was spotted at the Techcrunch50 event in S.F. yesterday and pitched this idea to Silicon Valley, for an online series:
“A trio of politically incorrect animated adolescents poke fun at celebrities and pop culture. Users comment and get e-mails back containing snarky messages…[but his] business plan isn’t going to live off of paparazzi invasiveness.”
That’s a novel idea, someone who is stalked by the papparazzi making a show lampooning celebrities who are stalked by the papparazzi. We look forward to a cartoon ripping on a celebrity coaching a football team in Hollywood, as long as it has user-initiated snarky commentary.
Mike Silver from Yahoo Sports is reporting that Brady is out for the year. Click here, to read his article. Below is the video from the injury. On NBC’s Football Night, Bob Costas treated the injury as if it was Russia invading Georgia, on the scale of importance. Since the Colts lost, and ruined a death pool team of mine, and the Chargers too, whose the favorite for the AFC?