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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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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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Cam Newton’s SEC Championship Game Highlights: Worth Every Penny

December 4, 2010


Cam Newton

Given he was up against the SEC’s best pass rush, I’m not sure why Gus Malzahn’s offensive gameplan was so obviously geared toward letting Cam Newton toss the ball all over the field tonight. Then again, how could one argue with the results?

Up until tonight’s dismantling of SEC East representative South Carolina, I had severe reservations about Cam Newton’s ability to perform as a pure passer, particularly at the next level.

Call me crazy, but I think it’s time I put those worries to rest, and rather safely at that.

See, I typically drive a hard bargain, but, right or wrong, 17/28 for 335 yards and 4 TD’s — plus two additional TD’s on the ground — in the SEC Championship is enough to make me a believer.  Call it the straw that broke this camel’s back, if nothing else, I suppose.

Auburn didn’t seem to need its phenomenal running game tonight — the mere threat of it was enough to open up countless opportunities for the War Eagle passing attack, and the five guys charged with protecting their reformed superstar’s backside chipped in with a fantastic performance.

Most importantly, however, Newton — who’s now all but certain to become Auburn University’s 3rd Heisman Trophy winner (see Pat Sullivan and Bo Jackson) — almost invariably made the most of it. Spurrier’s Gamecocks never even had a fighting chance.

So yeah: Newton proved he’s worth his weight in gold tonight — at least the $180,000 Mississippi State was asked to pay for his services.

The fact that Auburn apparently got Cam for free — well, let’s just say Starkville must be feeling pretty dang jilted right about now. Gainesville, too…

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