Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Cover Story: College Basketball

It seems like only yesterday that North Carolina cut down the nets at Ford Field in Detroit, but a lot has changed since they did that, Coach Cal went from Memphis to Kentucky and North Carolina reloaded.

In honor of midnight madness tomorrow night here are the covers of the Sporting News College Basketball preview issues:




North Carolina
Washington DC

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Why Not

During the past week, people from all over the spectrum have been weighing in on Rush Limbaugh joining a group that features former Knicks executive Dave Checketts to purchase the St. Louis Rams. Many have said allowing Rush to be part of the ownership would be a terrible move for the NFL, but I on the other hand say why not.

Al Sharpton was on Morning Joe this morning saying that he has not right to own a team. His comments are below

Here is the deal, you do not have to like the owner of your team. All the owner has to do is field a team that wins and the fan base could careless what the ownership group stands for. People are talking about ownership groups like they are saints and that is not true at all. Take a look at Al Davis and he has his black marks as a person and everyone says that is just Al being all. Sure Rush's views are the not the popular ones, but would that mean that he could not own a team, I don't think so.

Sure will some players say no to playing for the Rams because Rush is part of the ownership group yes, but that does not mean that he can not be part of an ownership group that wants to purchase the team. That is a separate issues itself.
Under the proposal I don't think that Rush will be the face of the ownership group, that is going to be Checketts, but if he is just going to be a money person in the deal why not.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Professional Tailgating: The Second Leg

Round two of the OTWT Tailgating tour made a stop at the Linc to see the Eagles take on the terrible Bucs, yes they are that bad. So far two games down, two to go. Its going to be hard but I think that I can get through it.

Nice bike, who would not love an Eagles bike
Former Polk High School great Al Bundy stopped by to watch the action.
Chickie's and Pete Crabfries what a great lunch

A wood worker makes carves an eagle out of wood

An inflatable Eagle dances with the cheerleaders.
A fan in the section under us leaders his group in singing Fly Eagles Fly

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Professional Tailgating: The start of something special

A game against a Division 1AA team usually does not mean anything, but for the OTWT Tailgating Crew the Rutgers vs. Texas Southern game meant the start of something special. The game started a stretch of four football games in eight days. Two college, two pro game. Its going to be a tough, but I think that I can get through it.

Heading to the game, someone is not happy with the Prez winning the Noble Peace Prize

The Fire Marshall Bill of the Rutgers parking lot is always on guard

People enjoy some adult beverages before the game

20 minutes before the game, there were still some good seats around, but they all filled in as the game started

Blowout means being the car at 5:09, for a game starting at 3:30, and being home for the Florida/LSU game. Not a bad day
The second game of the group, was the Eagles and the Bucs. I will post my complete report from the Linc tomorrow.