SI.com – Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones is joining the Alabama coaching staff, but he won’t be on the field.
Instead, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said he is “an intern, an analyst” after practice Tuesday.
“I guess we could have several names for it, Saban said. “He can’t coach on the field. He can work with us off the field. And today was actually the first time he was cleared by the NCAA. We have these rules and I don’t even know what they’re called, like we can’t hire high school coaches. We can’t hire people that have recruited other players that we’re recruiting and all that. You have to go through a process with the NCAA, and that finally got completed today.”
When I first read the headline that Butch Jones was going to “intern” at Alabama, I almost pulled a muscle from laughing. Or was that from when I tried to get out of my desk chair too quickly? Either way, a muscle was almost pulled and I’m kinda sore right now. Anywhooo – the titles were a little misleading when news broke on his new gig, but the fact of the matter remains: Butch Jones has turned into a puddle of suck in recent years and this might be as far rock bottom as a coach can go. Continue reading →
I realize this is a cruel thing to post on a Sunday when you can’t run straight to Chick-fil-A after reading, laughing, re-reading, retweeting and telling thousands of your closest friends to read this blog. May I suggest Skyline if you’re blessed enough to live near a location? Me, I just need the two Skyline locations in my life: the one in my hometown and the one by work. I know they’ll treat me right and I don’t need to whore myself to other Skylines when I know the same people will give me the same great coneys every time I roll up in the drive thru with my $15 in hand.
Anyway, let’s not get off topic. That’s not why we’re here. We’re here because I found something out last night that I never thought was possible. My love for Chick-fil-A sauce is being challenged by something very close to the famous sauce itself. You know what they always say… keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Well, in this case apparently keeping your enemies closer didn’t help because I saw the Chick-fil-A employee (who was lovely, by the way) grab the Polynesian Sauce from the bin directly next to the Chick-fil-A Sauce. That’s right folks, I can’t decide which one I like better for my waffle fries and spicy chicken sandwich (cheese only, of course). Continue reading →
Welp, it finally happened. Something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime has finally been done. A 16-seed has defeated a 1-seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Retrievers from University of Maryland, Baltimore County did the unthinkable and defeated the Virginia Cavilers 74-54, despite their superior color scheme. Continue reading →
It seems like every year we get a few upsets in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament and everyone wonders “how didn’t we see that coming?”. Well, you have no excuse this season, because I’ve picked 5 upsets I think there is a good chance we’ll see. If you’re a fan of any of the teams I’ve picked to be upset, don’t worry… I’m almost guaranteed to be wrong considering I picked three 11-seeds to upset the 6-seed. Maybe I’ll get lucky and hit on at least one of the 6v11 match ups. I don’t see any of the teams I’ve picked to upset the higher seeds to turn into another Cinderella story, but they could wreak havoc on anyone who thinks a middle of the pack team from a major conference will make a run into the later rounds. I’m not one to bore you with a bunch of stats. These upset picks are derived from my gut feelings and misguided logic.
Not gonna lie. This one hurts. I always thought Pope Francis was the Cool Pope. Now, I’m not so sure. The man has missed so much good television since he hasn’t flipped on the ol’ tube post-1990. Keenan & Kel? He’s never seen it. WWE’s Attitude Era? Skipped right past it. Most disappointingly, Pope Francis has never seen The Office. Continue reading →
Tonight the WWE makes it’s last stop on the Road to WrestleMania 34 as the SmackDown brand takes over Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With it being the last pay-per-view before The Show of Shows, I don’t expect too many shakeups with the major title pictures. However, that may be exactly what they want you to think (but don’t count on it, seriously). Will this finally be the night we see Carmella cash in her Money in the Bank contract that she’s been carrying around for what seems to have been 28 years? We’ll see… Continue reading →
Business Insider – In 2015, Ndamukong Suh signed one of the biggest contracts in NFL history, agreeing to join the Miami Dolphins on a deal worth $114 million over six years, with $60 million guaranteed.
However, like many contracts in professional sports, the numbers aren’t exactly as they seem.
While speaking to Business Insider to promote his investment with emoji app Genies, Suh said that most people don’t understand that when players sign eight- and nine-figure deals, they should really split the number in half. He used his rookie deal as an example.
“Off of my rookie deal, which I’m not hiding anything, you can go and look at my deal, I had $40 million guaranteed, it was 6 years for $40 [million],” Suh said. “And you take the $40 million that was guaranteed and you swipe that in half because of taxes.”
Everyone, please take a moment and say a prayer for Ndamukong Suh. The poor guy only made, in his estimation, $20 million dollars off of his rookie contract. How is someone expected to live on such meager wages? Especially in Detroit, where some houses can cost upwards of 8-whole-dollars. I really don’t know how he pulled it off. It’s a good thing he took a massive deal in Miami where there’s no state income tax so he could keep food on his family’s table. Continue reading →
Today started out like any ordinary Wednesday. I hit my snooze button repeatedly on my Apple Watch before tossing on my L.L. Bean house slippers on my way to the bathroom. Should I take a nice relaxing bath to start the day or the standard 35-minute shower? It felt like a shower kinda day, so who was I to argue? It’s clear I’m a man of fine taste with a refined palate, so it was obvious what I was getting for dinner a short twelve hours later. Arby’s.
Who doesn’t love a big sloppy Beef ‘n Cheddar with a side of curly fries? Hell, I was feeling good so I even threw on an order of cheese sticks for the trek home. I had my night planned out: I was going to go home, destroy my feast from Arby’s, finish watching Monday Night Raw on the DVR and even clear out Smackdown Live if I could stay awake. Who knows, maybe even a little Goldberg’s action if I wasn’t ready to go to bed. Man, oh man was I in for a surprise. Continue reading →
Whether you’re a Monster Energy or coffee person, there’s a chance you’ll be indulging in your favorite caffeinated beverage tonight if you’re a Columbus Blue Jackets fan. It’s well documented known that Whitty and I used to be staunch supporters of west coast road trips for the Cincinnati Reds and Columbus Blue Jackets back in our heyday. Times have changed, and it’s become much harder to stay up late now that everyone here at Milliron Sports have become somewhat respectable adults. I’ll still try to stay up for all west coast Reds and Blue Jackets games, but my attempts are often futile. I get so amped up during the pregame shows, decide to get comfortable… and wake up to a replay of Reds Weekly or some random poker tournament at 4am.