Friday, February 29, 2008
This doesn't really have anything to do with sports, unless you consider beer pong a sport (in which case i'm 99% sure you're still in college), but i found it funny enough to post anyway.
An ASU student, while being cited for underage drinking, became abusive with the officer writing the ticket, throwing two ping pong balls at him and calling him a pig.
The story gets even better, including the student calling the officer a douche bag, name-dropping the Ivy League school his lawyer went to, and calling into question how many times the officer got laid in high school.
Really, just read the rest here...
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Yes, i realize this is two posts in a row about the Iowa football team, but all things considered i don't write about them all that much. And, you know, this is my blog, so F off.
Outgoing senior running back Albert Young, who has been around the program for seemingly forever due to red-shirting, had some choice words about the program to the Des Moines Register:
"Things definitely have gotten out of hand. There is no way around it," Young said. "And it started happening even before the season."
He goes on to say it's a problem all over the country, not just at Iowa, but definitely did not blame the coaches:
"The coaches preach the right things. There is no reason players shouldn't know right from wrong, so if people are blaming the coaches or the university - that's just not right," Young said. "I am not going to name names, but I have seen guys act one way on their recruiting visit, then act a whole other way once they get here and start school. How can you predict that? You can't. It is not only happening at Iowa. I am sure it is happening all over the country."
It's an interesting insight, coming from someone who has been on the inside of the program for the last five years. It's encouraging that he doesn't blame the coaches, but it's still not exactly a stunning recommendation of the program. If nothing else, it's a bit frustrating that we keep getting stuck with 'bad' apples...
Hat tip to Black Heart Gold Pants, again, for the find...