Just when you thought the conference realignment had died down for awhile - Texas A&M approached the SEC and asked to join. The SEC gave a corporate speak response that basically said not now but hang in there. Sticking points appear to be exit penalties by A&M to the Big 12, keeping its game against Texas and most importantly having a moving buddy to keep an even number of teams in the league. Likely buddies? Clemson, Florida State and Mizzou are on top of most lists.
Another star player went down over the week as RB Knile Davis of Arkansas suffered a severe ankle injury. Davis was the leading rusher in the SEC last year and was on the preseason Doak Walker, Maxwell and Walter Camp watch lists. His likely replacement is Dennis Johnson who sat out last season with a bowel disorder. I can sympathsize - I suffered through most of my collegiate years with self inflicted bowel disorders.
He looked into putting a stripper pole in his sky box at the former Land Shark stadium but couldn't get it to work aesthetically. Who lets fashion sense get in the way of a stripper pole? Shapiro was so closely tied to the program that the players lounge was named after him. In June, Shapiro was sentenced to 20 years and ordered to pay $82 million in a $930 million ponzi scheme. It's a Cane thing!
Now, we have all said some dumb things to the cops but this one takes the cake. Oregon CB Cliff Harris – driving with a suspended license mind you - was pulled over by the cops doing 118 mph on I-5. The officer, smelling pot, asks who has the marijuana? Harris responds "we smoke it all". Classic! See the video here What not to say to a cop
In the car was starting QB Darron Thomas who has a history of being in the wrong car at the wrong time. In 2008, he was in a speed racing car crash driven by LB Eddie Pleasant and in 2010 he was in the car when QB Jeremiah Masoli was pulled over for having a suspended license and smoking some weed. Remind me to tell the kids to never let Thomas in the car.
With rouge players and the NCAA investigation into using agents for recruiting, Oregon is headed for a Miami type melt down
The Doofus' mailbag has been filling up lately - mostly from my kids wanting money. One kid was sure that FFDY (Favorite F-ing Day of the Year) must be her birthday and not the Saturday of Vegas weekend. Well, while I usually make money on FFDY, all that my kids birthdays have done is put a severe dent in my Vegas fund. So, sorry Sunshine, FFDY is still the Saturday of Vegas Baby weekend.