Light the Tower

Light the Tower

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Who doesn't love countdowns? Well, besides Keith Olbermann (hey-oooooooooo). This is a highly subjective arena. One can only assign value and inherent meaning if the moment up for discussion is relevant to either the overall history of the sport, or if it resonates within you on a more personal level. This is not going to be a list compiled of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Lou Gehrig's speech, or Broadway Joe Namath calling his shot in upsetting the Baltimore Colts. These are my moments. Whether I was there in person or watching it on TV matters not. Without further ado, I present to you my personal top 5 moments in sports history.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sports Rules That Are Beyond Annoying

I've been thinking about these abominations in sport for quite some time.  No need for some crescendo of an introduction.  Let's get right to it.

Down without contact in college football. Is there anything worse than a zip pass to the WR that is a bit low so he drops his knee to the turf out of instinct to ensure he catches the ball only to have it blown dead at that spot?  Moronic.  Change it pronto.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another CFB Season Shamefully Ends: Grade - Incomplete

It just does not happen anywhere else in any other sport.  As we celebrate another BCS national championship, which many feel will inevitably be removed from Auburn's record book one day in the not too distant future, we are left wondering with "what could have been."  Follow along after the jump...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Keith Olbermann & My 15 Minutes

Think back to 1995.  Are you there?  There was no ESPNews network.  I did not own a cell phone and the internet was a foreign concept to me.  Each Sunday, I would speak with one of my best friends who lived across the country.  Remember long distance calls?  Yeah, me neither.  We deftly titled this conference call the "Sunday Convo."  We would chat for an hour or two about the day's games, events, oddities, and any other hilarity which would garner our attention.  Without shame, it was inspired by ESPN's Sunday Conversation from "The Big Show" with Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann.  It should be noted that ESPN executives balked at that title and forced Patrick and Olbermann to refer to the show by its proper title: SportsCenter.   Fast forward to today...or, December 30, 2010 to be exact.  What, you didn't hear?  Then you aren't on Twitter...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

I began playing the game of baseball at the age of five.  I've been a fan ever since.  The pinnacle of baseball is located in Cooperstown, NY:  The Baseball Hall of Fame.  It is here where the legends and greats of the game are recognized and adored.  It is the highest honor one can achieve while playing a kids game as a means to put bread on the table.  Rest assured, if you end up here, it's a damn nice table in a mansion located in any geographical locale your heart desires.  But, this piece is not about lifestyle, financial accomplishments, or how fame led to a surly demise of one's character.  No.  This is about a narcissistic group of individuals who somehow are led to believe that they are the guardians to Fort Knox.  Follow along after the jump...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Paging Gordon Gee and Bill Hancock: Foolish is Being Kind

Enough.  There are no more excuses which make sense.  There are no longer any reasons worthy of consideration.  This past November, Gordon Gee, the bow tie toting dork who is President of The Ohio State University, made headlines by loquaciously, and now stupidly, stating that TCU and Boise State are undeserving to play for a national title since they do not have to play "murderers row" but play "the little sisters of the poor" every week.
(And for you sir?  Yes, I will have the crow this evening along with a side of ignorance and arrogance)

This "gauntlet" of a schedule should certainly prepare Big 10 schools for their New Year's Day exhibitions, right?  The result:  0-5 and a big, fat collection of eggs being laid.  Oh, we should note that this 0-5 is inclusive of one Wisconsin (member of murderers row fraternity) losing to TCU (member of little sisters of the poor sorority) in the Rose Bowl Game in which the smaller, quicker, and better coached football team prevailed.  TCU's reward?  A pat on the back...quick, grab the duct tape and follow along after the jump.

Longhorns Football 2010 Summed Up

Longhorns Football 2010 Summed Up
OMG - Hands on Head Fan

Beantown Brew

Beantown Brew
Yep, that's my fridge.

One Smart USC Pomgirl

One Smart USC Pomgirl