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Great, and frightening, article from an Iowa blog about Chris Henry, CTE, and how all of this may affect the sport of football going forward.
TW article highlighting the shocking revelation that football was the main driver in conference expansion. I'll just go ahead and put that in my file labeled "faux-Unbelievable!", right next to "Frank Martin is an a-hole" and "Ke$ha has herpes".
American Statesman is reporting that Ced Benson was arrested on assault charges stemming from an incident at a bar in Austin last month. Benson reportedly got in a fight, spit blood on a bar employee, was escorted out, tried to get back in, then punched a bar employee. Dude is amazingly good at getting hammered, and arrested, in Austin.
ESPN article about Nebraska and Colorado's last season in the Big XII before they head to respectively paler and west-er pastures. My favorite quote is Doc Sadler's uber-optimistic: "This has opened up a lot of areas we haven’t recruited before." That's super Doc. So losing whatever hold you had on Texas recruiting is a positive?
For those that missed it, here is the ESPN article with video highlights of the CWS game from last night. It was an epic, highlighted by the UCLA dude breaking his hand out of frustration, and having to leave the game. While many will call that guy a dumb-ass, I kinda like seeing that fire... and it really was such an intense game that I could understand him reacting that way. It fit the mood. Also, ladies of SoCal.. don't date that guy.
Also everyone.... Eclipse out today. I'm sure you all saw it last night at midnight but today is the official release. I don't want to give any spoilers but... can yall believe that Bella ****ed the siberian husky, and ****ed the 300 year old creepy blood lover? I know, right? N-E-ways, let's all go see Eclipse again tonight and text each other when our tween hormones start raging at the sight of that androgynous corpse. Yeah!!