Thursday, August 11, 2005

He's kidding, right?

So Tommy Tuberville has publicly stated that he thinks that this year's team is the most talented he has ever coached. Sure, someone in a coma for a year and unaware of last year's team might not do a double take on that statement. Really, he's serious. Nevermind that the entire backfield (and a cornerback) went in the first round of the NFL draft. He's serious. Jason Campbell was statistically, at least, the most accurate passer in school history. (Keep in mind that Auburn for most of its history was not even aware of the passing option.) He thinks that Brandon Cox is more accurate, although obviously less experienced at this point. Not to mention that he has an autoimmune neuromuscular ailment "under control". The other point is that last year there were 2 great backs, this year there are supposedly 4 (even if none are I quite the same caliber as Cadillac and Hummer (or whatever large vehicle represents Brown)). This will be an interesting season indeed. Not to mention the coaching changes. .... more later

Please, please, can someone share why for the last month there's the annoying blank space at the top of these posts?
They're kidding, right?

So now the NCAA has proclaimed that 18 schools which use Native American-related mascot names cannot use those names in post-season playoffs. All of them, no exceptions. OK, sure, whatever that place was whose nickname was "Savages" might be a little off, but at least one, is actually endorsed by that band. (Yes, the Seminoles are actually a band of the Creek nation). Nevermind that there is still a large percentage of D-I athletes that never see a diploma (besides their agent's on the wall of an office). Nevermind that at some places, not to name Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida State, complete thugs populate the teams. If there is a group that does not approve of a mascot, or for some reason, actually takes offense at a mascot, here's a novel idea. DON'T SUPPORT THAT TEAM. You don't have to bitch and moan and make a fuss.