Cheap Shots: Defending Stephon

  • He may be an ass, but he does right by the community, and frankly, if my bosses told me I wasn’t wanted and then came back begging, I wouldn’t help them either. [Sports on My Mind]
  • I believe there are at least six new terms for reach-arounds in this slice of what Mizzou’s coach might be really thinking about the Big 12 Championship. [EDSBS]
  • Some new takes on celebrating a score. [The Money Shot]
  • One soccer fan takes refereeing matters into his own hands. [Unprofessional Foul]
  • Test how well you know where big time college football coaches went to school themselves. [Simon on Sports]
  • Evaluating how Oral Roberts’ hoops team prays to make a splash this year. [Storming the Floor]
  • A solid preview of this weekend’s De La Hoya-Pacquiao fight, provided by Large of No Mas. [Sporting Blog]
  • Yes, another dipshit Congresscritter has decided that the DOJ has nothing better to do than investigate the BCS. [Dr. Saturday]

S2N @ AA: Weekend of 10/18-10/19

Cheap Shots: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Sinned…

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  • Holly asked me to contribute, so I did — and college football fans confessing their sins turned into a comment thread of awesomeness. [EDSBS]
  • Female footballer decides to ditch the pitch and ditch her duds to do porn. [Unprofessional Foul]
  • Five bad trends in sports announcing. [Stupid Sideline Reporters]
  • Unintentionally hilarious homoeroticism goes to Matt Stairs. [The Fightins]
  • So that’s why Brandon Stokley was out after the first half on Sunday: he done got concussed for the 10th time in his career. [Sporting Blog]
  • More reasons for West Virginia fans to fume: your head football coach gave credit to the Syracuse coaching stuff on their team’s improvement. Yes, the one led by the awful Greg Robinson, who’s about to get fired (‘Cuse fans hope.) [Dr. Saturday]
  • Wanna look smart this year when some teams do damage in college hoops that no one was expecting? Marco and Eric have their sleeper picks ready for you. [Storming the Floor]
  • Digging up the games we used to play back in the day. I didn’t own VCR Basketball, but a friend of mine did — we thought it was awesome, of course, and forgot about it as soon as we got Nintendo systems as gifts. [Ball Don’t Lie]

Cheap Shots: Expansion On A Thought

  • A Rays blog runs further with the question on whether this Tampa team is good for baseball. [Rays Index]
  • Why is there no stink when NASCAR drivers get into fights? [Sports on My Mind]
  • Gmail has a new “beer goggles” feature, which could have prevented emails like these. [Hugging Harold Reynolds]
  • How the Cleveland Browns are like Sarah Palin. [Waiting for Next Year]
  • Ms. Palin does not speak for all hockey moms – particularly these ones. [Puck You Palin]
  • Interviewing newly minted TBS baseball analyst Curtis Granderson. [Awful Announcing]
  • Talking to columnist Gene Wojciechowski. [The Big Lead]
  • It’s hate week for Tennessee and Georgia fans, thus, a Vol fan and a Dawg fan take us on a demented journey in which forbidden love enters the bounds of holy matrimony. [Snarkastic, Hey Jenny Slater — chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4]
  • Peter Bean of Burnt Orange Nation keeps getting more famous-like. This week, he debates an LSU fan from And The Valley Shook on whether the Big 12 or the SEC is better. [ESPN the Mag]
  • “Bad suggestion means your cash is forfeit.” Brandon Marshall takes the post-game food run order. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

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Cheap Shots: Jams To Hype You Up For College Hoops

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Cheap Shots: Mmmmm…Cheese.

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  • More cheese than you can handle in this week’s Friday Football Foodie. [Playing The Field]
  • All that homegrown rock and roll talent in Detroit and the Red Wings are bringing in Def Leppard? [Sports by Brooks]
  • It really was only a matter of time: the Dr. Lou Drinking Game [Digital Headbutt]
  • Zach has cooked up the latest “Would You Do…” tournament. [The Big Picture]
  • Buckeye fans, looking for the silver lining. [Waiting For Next Year]
  • I am all for the Fed’s buyout of AIG undermining Man U. by changing their kits. [Unprofessional Foul]
  • Mark Cuban posts some of the…er, nastier responses to Josh Howard (1). [BlogMaverick]
  • Brown Recluse puts the finer points on the Howard non-story on blast, and a history lesson with it. [FreeDarko]
  • Drew writes a good Jambaroo about the black quarterback… [Deadspin]
  • …but it ain’t a patch on what D-Wil wrote months ago, and re-posted today. [Sports on My Mind]
  • Tennessee Volunteers, past and present, in a Wim Wenders fantasy. [EDSBS]
  • Some Florida fans got a hold of the Vols’ Wikipedia page. [The Wizard of Odds]

(1). A short bit on Howard’s remarks: famous Voltaire quote aside, if you cannot see that a black man in America, raised in North Carolina, not even 50 years after black people finally gained the right to vote in the U.S. (and are still fighting to maintain it through every manner of voter disenfranchisement), might have enough resentment towards much of this country (one that denied his ancestors basic human rights and agency for centuries, yet still harbors institutionalized racism in much of its operating policy today) to say what he said on a camera phone about the Star-Spangled Banner, you’re beyond help.

Spend A Weekend With Me

I’ve got two days of weekend duty at Awful Announcing. Saturday brings another installment of the Pam Ward Chronicles with me sitting in front of both idiot boxes and taking notes on college football announcer quotes, while Sunday has me helming the place through the day of NFL action — complete with open threads, miscellaneous stories, and of course, the Sunday Night Live Blog, as Jess’ favorite player and his Cowboys head north to Green Bay.

As usual, I urge you to join me with your snacks, your beer, and your unclean selves.