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Frump Day Links — 1/19/2011, Or: Roy Williams Is Tired of Call-In Shows Edition

January 19, 2011


Three deer, having a grand ole sexy time

  • The title nearly says it all: “Roy Williams would like Carolina fans to keep their calls to themselves during his radio show” [No Guts, No Glory]
  • I still have a shit load of Starting Lineups — yes, in the packaging — tucked away in storage somewhere. Just biding my time til the market comes back, ya know. I do not, however, own a stuffed monkey. So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice. [Sharapova’s Thigh]
  • LeBron James wants to hammer home the fact that the size of one’s ego is potentially limitless — especially when you have so many viable alter egos to work with [Last Angry Fan]
  • Time to strike through the “See a one-legged stripper in action” line on your bucket list. Well, sort of. [Busted Coverage]
  • If you haven’t yet heard enough excuses for the Patriots loss to the Jets, how about the possibility that Brady was playing on a fractured ankle [NESN]
  • Meanwhile, Jets fans are making green bagels. [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • Brush up on your NCAA rules and regulations by taking this nifty little quiz [Dave from Carter-Finley]
  • Speaking of NCAA rules and regs, Auburn and 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell have been throwin’ down lately. What could possibly go wrong? [Sports By Brooks]
  • If you’ve been thinking about inventing a cool sport like Alaskan Distance Surfing, well, you’re shit out of luck [The Score]
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Did top undecided running back recruit, Isaiah Crowell, just show his hand?

January 3, 2011


***2/2/2011 UPDATE: Isaiah Crowell signed with the Georgia Bulldogs today, and busted out an English Bulldog puppy in the process! See video of Isaiah Crowell’s (and his puppy’s) announcement here…***

Chip Towers tweets some interesting info about Isaiah Crowell

With National Signing Day now just a month away, Carver High School’s Isaiah Crowell may be the best undecided high school player left in the 2011 class.

The 5’11”, 210 pound running back from Columbus, Georgia claims offers from virtually every big program in the country, and has recently narrowed his list down to three schools: Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn.

Unlike some of the nation’s other top football prospects participating in Wednesday’s Under Armour All-American Game, Crowell reportedly doesn’t plan to announce where he’ll be taking his 4.43 speed next fall, leaving fans the (dis)pleasure of employing, however poorly, the skills of his namesake until the first Wednesday in February.

Isaiah Crowell may have just revealed his intention to sign with GeorgiaNevertheless, as you can see from the above tweet, Isaiah may have just given those monitoring his recruitment a little hint at where he’ll be playing his college football, or at least which program leads for his coveted signature at the moment.

Chip Towers, who covers recruiting for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, followed up the above tweet with another lovely little tidbit, claiming Crowell went on to compare himself to South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore in terms of being a “difference-maker” that can quickly change a program’s fortunes.

Now, a lot can change in 30 days, especially when it comes to the sentiment of 17 and 18 year-olds, but for now it appears Crowell might be a Dawg — or at least enjoys teasing them.  After suffering its first losing season since 1996, Georgia — not to mention coach Mark Richt — could certainly use all the help they can get.

If you’ve never seen Isaiah Crowell in action, make the jump to see why he’s ESPN’s #1 RB (#5 Overall), Scout’s #2 RB (#6 Overall), and Rivals’ #5 RB (#29 Overall).


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Trooper Taylor’s Son Can’t Play Basketball — Because of his hair…

December 11, 2010


Blaise Taylor, son of Auburn coach Trooper Taylor, sues school over not being allowed to play basketball because of his hair

Blaise Taylor, son of Auburn coach Trooper Taylor, has been told his braided hair will keep him off the high school basketball team

With just a few weeks left before Auburn takes on the Oregon Ducks in the BCS Title game, this probably isn’t the type of distraction War Eagles’ WR coach and recruiting extraordinaire, Trooper Taylor, needed. Then again, how could anyone blame him for fighting it?

According to a report from NBC affiliate WSFA 12 News, the Taylor family is suing Auburn High School, a public school, over a policy that prohibits Trooper’s son, Blaise Taylor, from playing on the Junior Varsity basketball team.

Oh, and it’s not because the kid can’t play, apparently. Nor because he broke any school rules, or because he’s been suspended, or anything rational like that.  No, it’s because Blaise sports cornrows — “braided hair, ” to the layperson.  The Taylor’s suit is geared only towards having the rule changed — they’re not seeking any financial damages.

According to school board attorney, Rick Davidson:

It has always been Coach Tolbert’s strong belief that teaching young men that the identity of the team and the program takes precedence over all individuals.  To that end, Coach Tolbert has tried to teach young men that the way they present themselves has a major impact on how other people perceive them.

According to Blaise, however, some of his teammates have “long hair,” and thus he thinks it’s unfair he can’t play.  Frump, of course, agrees — and regardless of what “long hair” actually constitutes here.

Assuming there are, in fact, some “long hairs” on the school’s basketball team, the good news is that administrators have apparently come far enough to realize not everyone with hair past their ears — or even a Beatles-esque mop-top — is necessarily a lazy, pot-smoking, commie subservient.  Well, at least not in the strictest sense.

The bad news: Auburn High School is presumably still under the impression that braided hair, in and of itself, projects some sort of universal, negative image and/or identity. For shame…

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Auburn Fans Don’t Like ESPN, Mark Schlabach

November 8, 2010


Mark Schlabach gets called out by Auburn fansWhether it’s due to being an alumnus of a bitter rival (The University of Georgia), or because he’s allegedly just another pawn in the game of the Worldwide Leader’s apparently evil, agenda driven sports coverage, it’s clear that fans on The Plains aren’t terribly taken by Mark Schlabach.

Maybe it’s because Mark had the audacity to write something so obviously biased against poor ole Cam Newton. I don’t know, but the chants of “You suck!,” “Tell the truth!,” and “You’re terrible!” have never better exemplified the class and nobility of Auburn Tiger/War Eagle/Flying War Tiger fans.

I mean, YouTube user stagman1’s description of this video really nails it, yeah?:

“Journalist,” Mark Schlabach receives less than warm welcome from Auburn fans shortly after feeding misinformation to the media in a well-timed smear campaign against Auburn’s Heisman front-runner, Cam Newton.

Oh, by the way, in case you didn’t notice, the #sarcasm tag is tautly attached to this post…

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