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 →
Wowsers. I don’t even know what to say, so this is gonna be a long ramble that I hope turns out somewhat coherent. There are always rumors popping up that Daniel Bryan may be inserted into a feud ever since he returned to the WWE as SmackDown Live’s GM, but there seemed to be little to no point in it since he wasn’t cleared for in-ring action. That all changed today when the WWE dropped this bombshell on us.
With rumors that AJ Styles may be injured, the timing couldn’t be any better for the WWE leading up to WrestleMania. Or was that just a work this whole time and he’ll wedge his way into another storyline? Who knows and I couldn’t really care less how it happens, I’m just excited the YES! movement is back in full effect. At first glance, it looks like we still may be getting the dream match of AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Daniel Bryan could be paired with Shane McMahon vs. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Howevah- if Styles truly is hurt, we’ll get the true dream match we didn’t think was possible anymore: Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. Tonight’s SmackDown should be action packed with everyone hanging on a thread until Daniel Bryan’s path to WrestleMania is revealed. If it were me, I would’ve left his fate with the WWE doctors a mystery a little longer as a feud built, not knowing if it could be settled in the ring or not, but their hand may have been forced if they know something about AJ Styles that hasn’t been made public yet.
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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 →
UPDATE (3/20/2018): Many of you have been wondering just how perfect my “Perfect Bracket” turned out to be following the madness of the opening weekend of the tournament. Turns out the answer is “not very.” Now I know what you’re thinking: “Whitty, I trusted you to give me the perfect bracket, and you let me down.” You’re right. I’m sorry. I fell victim to some shitty officiating that I didn’t account for in my simulations. I also may have applied my analytics at the the wrong time (in retrospect, I probably should have aaced uniform color for the sweet 16). Again, I’m sorry. In the words of my good friend Jim Calhoun:
So just how bad was it? Well, I accurately predicted 3 of the teams in the Sweet 16, so really not too terrible. That’s almost 19%, which, in terms of batting average, would almost be good enough to hit leadoff for the Reds. And I still have 2 Elite Eight teams left! That means that even though I can’t achieve my goal of perfection, I’m sure I’m still in the running for top bracket in then ESPN bracket challenge. As long as none of the 15.9 million people ahead of me get any more picks right, I may still have a shot. If UMBC can shock the world, why not Whitty?
If you missed my original picks, be sure to check them out below:
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.
Kirk Cousins has been topic of discussion every year for the last 3-4 off-seasons. Most of the news was centered around his struggle with Dan Snyder and the rest of the Redskins organization for them refusing to commit to him as their long-term franchise quarterback. Kirk cousins decided to gamble and play his way into a contract whether it was with the Redskins or somewhere else. Today his gamble paid off. Kirk Cousins just became the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, YOU LIKE THAT!?
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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 →