Don’t forget, today is National Networking Day for Pitt. Hopefully you have something happening in your area. Unfortunately, nothing here in the Cleveland area. If you are involved, feel free to leave specific info about your city’s event in the comments below.
Jester Weah has wheels.
With graduation from Madison (Wis.) Memorial High School and his first class at Pitt awaiting come June, Weah will try to make Wisconsin track and field history Friday and Saturday at the state championships at Wisconsin-Lacrosse University. He is the No. 1 seed in the 100-meter run and No. 3 in the 200, with school-record times of 10.59 and 21.94 seconds — in his first full year of running track.
“That’s crazy to think about,” Weah said.
He’s 6-3, 190 pounds and can run like that. Can’t say he doesn’t have the raw tools. It would be nice in a few years to have Wisconsin fans wondering how they missed a kid in their own town.
The football side of the old Big East — now the American Athletic Conference — has their new logo.
I don’t hate it. And on the football side, I hope for the best for them. They weren’t the problem with the old Big East.
A scouting report on QB recruit (and nephew of Coach Chryst), Keller Chryst.
A solid piece looking at Mark May’s frustrating descent to Trev Alberts clownishness.
When Alberts was fired in 2005 and was replaced by Lou Holtz on the studio broadcast, May picked up where Alberts left off as the heel of college football analysts. While I have no proof of this, it sure felt like the higher ups in Bristol instructed May to take over Alberts’ role as Public Enemy No. 1 for ratings purposes. This is the same company, after all, that has turned its network into the “Sports Debate Channel” and shoved the reviled “First Take” duo of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith down our throats.
May now positions himself as the college football analyst who calls it like it is, but it’s really just a cover for pissing on teams and their fans to get a rise out of people, just like Bayless. May is an infamous Ohio State and Notre Dame hater, but he doesn’t just troll those fanbases. He gets a thrill out of inciting hatred from everyone.
The Paterno family, a legion of their apologists, etc. are filing their own lawsuit against the NCAA “on behalf of Penn State.” By the time it would actually finish winding through the courts and the appeals and everything else, sanctions would be over. This is only thing they could really get out of it — assuming for argument’s sake that they won — would be giving Joe Paterno his wins back. Which pretty much sums up what they really want: Paterno’s reputation back.
I would like to say I have more thoughts on this, but…