Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday morning coffee

- Sign of the apocalypse: In Columbus, OH, there is a report that Ohio State Buckeye football players traded autographs for tattoos. Stud QB Terrelle Pryor tweeted, "I paid for my tats."

- AMC aired the original True Grit (1969) last night. I had forgotten how bad Glen Campbell's acting was in the role of La Boeuf. That character is played by Matt Damon in the new version of the film.

- Given the amount of water in the flooded Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, I'd say that Navy is at a decided advantage against San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl being played there today.

- Is there a referee in college basketball who is more aware of himself than John Higgins? Higgins once again showed his testy side by assessing Illinois coach Bruce Weber with a technical last night in the game against Missouri. This isn't a question of whether Weber deserved the T or not as much as it's a consistent behavior pattern with Higgins--he too often plays a key role in the outcome of a game.

- Happy Birthday to Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam, who is 46 today.

- The movie Country Strong looks like a real stinker. Color me skeptical about Gwyneth Paltrow in the lead role as a country singer...


  1. if weber deserved the technical...he should have gotten it....just because the play was called even said is an intentional foul not called because it is close in the last minute or is it an intentional foul if Mizzou was up by 20 at the time....

  2. A rule is a rule regardless of whether it's late in the game or not, and regardless of score. The post had to do with who called it and his consistent behavior pattern of always being "that ref" to T up a coach.