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]

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.

Cheap Shots: Whitlock’s Blind Spot

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  • Jason Whitlock shouldn’t write about Vince Young without taking that bit of Jeff George out of his eye first. [Sports on My Mind]
  • The hurlers that screw your fantasy baseball team. [Simon on Sports]
  • Mmmmm….chicken on skewers. [Playing The Field]
  • You stay classy, PIscataway. [Larry Brown Sports]
  • Losing your shirt sponsor because they’re going broke is not a good thing. [Unprofessional Foul]
  • Shouldn’t LSU be banned from scheduling a double-frosted cupcake like North Texas? Seems so after reading this. [The Wiz of Odds]
  • Marco and Eric are chronicling the college basketball best in the country, state by state. Catch up if you’ve not been paying attention. [Storming the Floor]
  • Which lousy baseball team would you prefer to be a fan of at this time? Royals or Pirates? [The Legend of Cecilio Guante]

Cheap Shots: Honoring A Legend

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  • Don Haskins passed away; if you don’t know who he is, find out. [The Starting Five]
  • USC Song Girls vs. UCLA cheerleaders? [Rumors and Rants]
  • TSW brings the Friday Football Foodie back; I link to it way too late for last week’s action. [Playing the Field]
  • The inevitable NFL teams comparison to Lost characters. [18 to 88]
  • Considering how being nice got Jim Zorn a loss last week, maybe this display of his coaching style isn’t the right way to go. [Dave’s Football Blog]
  • The Rays are, apparently, fucked. [The Big Picture]
  • Apparently Tom Brady’s injury could shift $150 million in fantasy prize money. [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell]
  • Explaining Jamie Moyer still being good at 46. [Crashburn Alley]
  • We’re still trying to figure out why Lance Armstrong is bothering to return to racing. At least he will be coming throw my part of town next year for the Tour of California. [VeloNews]
  • And finally, Holly and Livia have resumed their college football Top Tens, and the season debut is spectacular. [Snarkastic]