O.J. Simpson left a Nevada prison a free man early Sunday, just minutes after he became eligible for release on parole.
Without fanfare, the 70-year-old signed his release papers and walked out to a waiting driver in a dark parking lot outside the Lovelock Correctional Center, around midnight local time, according to the state’s Department of Corrections officials.
Listen, we all knew O.J. was being released from prison soon, but did it sneak up on anyone else? Ironically, sneaking up on people in the middle of the night is O.J.’s M.O… and that’s exactly where I found myself this morning when this beautiful picture appeared all over the internet. I could sit here with my hot takes and jokes about “The Juice being loose”, which would just trigger my co-blogger DB. Instead, I’ve decided to break down this photo so it gets the credit it deserves. Continue reading →
This week the College GameDay crew stormed onto Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. With GameDay back on a college campus where it belongs, I expected a better turnout than last week’s NYC showing. The nerds at Virginia Tech did not disappoint.
As expected, Dabo Swinney took another beating. This week made more sense since Virginia Tech is playing Clemson, but there’s no doubt that Dabo is the inspiration for a large percentage of all GameDay signs this year. I’m not a fan of how easy GameDay-goers are letting Nick Saban off these days, but maybe we’ll see Saban signs pick up once they get into the meat of the SEC schedule and he does something to be a dickhead.
Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. A lot is going on in the sports world right now. The college basketball world has been rocked by scandal, which hits particularly hard if you happen to be a Louisville fan. We’re just a day away from October, which is a huge month for sports. College football teams start to get into the bulk of their conference schedules, MLB playoffs get underway, and the NHL and NBA seasons start up (Wake me up when September ends, am I right?). So go ahead and settle in with your caffeinated beverage of choice. Maybe it’s coffee. Maybe it’s tea. Maybe it’s an energy drink. Maybe it’s something really cool that I don’t even know about. I’m accepting of all ways of life here, unlike one of my coffee-drinking elitist fellow bloggers. Unless you’re one of those people that just wake up naturally energized and don’t need caffeine to get through life. That’s weird. Get out of here with that shit.
On today’s episode the Nati Boys, the guys get scandalous talking about the recent indictments brought down by the FBI on a few different NCAA coaches and schools. We also talk Harbaugh vs. Purdue’s visitors locker rooms, and the upcoming college football weekend for the Buckeyes and Bearcats. Our NFL talk includes our picks against the spread, Brent Musburger dissin’ Tony Romo, and a San Diego restaurant giving away free tacos when the Chargers lose. We wrap the show up with a fantasy draft of our favorite sports scandals. Enjoy the show!
Earlier today the University of Louisville, aka University-6, fired their clean-cut head coach Rick Pitino(as first reported by the Nati Boys Podcast on tomorrow’s episode, subscribe rate and review). It’s hard to see someone like Pitino go down like this, ruining his reputation of always running a squeaky clean program wherever he went. If you can see past the sex scandals, stripper incidents, and improper benefits for players, Pitino was exactly who I’d want to pass off my future 6’9” power forward son to. You couldn’t really ask for a better role model to take the reigns of your son’s development into a man. Continue reading →
On today’s episode the Nati Boys “stick to sports” as we discuss some of the big story lines from around the NFL, including the growing number of National Anthem protests and the response that they’ve drawn from some high profile critics. We recap the Bengals/Packers game as the Bengals offense got off to a promising start before falling flat in the second half, and we ponder what the not-so-distant future has in store for Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis. The Bengals have some company at the bottom though, as we’ve seen some pretty bad football through 3 weeks of the NFL season. On the college football front, the Nati Boys discuss the Buckeyes and Bearcats games from Saturday and we touch on some of the exciting finishes we saw in the NCAA over the weekend. We bid farewell to Bronson Arroyo who received a nice sendoff during the Reds final home series of the year, and we wrap up with some NBA trade talk as the New York Knicks have agreed to send Carmelo Anthony off to the Thunder to join up with Russell Westbrook and Paul George in Oklahoma City.
I was skeptical when I heard College GameDay was going to be at Times Square in New York City. I wasn’t sure if there were enough die-hard, drunk college kids to produce a plethora of funny signs to pick from this week. Annnnd, I was right. Sure, every major college program has a bar dedicated to their school on game days. ESPN wasn’t going to let us forget about that. The problem is, these people are adults with jobs and lives, not college kids with nothing other than a case of beer, a sharpie, and countless hours thinking of funny signs.
Despite the lack of material, I pulled through, and I think I found some signs worth of being featured in this week’s GameDay Sign breakdown. Continue reading →
I just want to take a minute to wish my good friend Marvin Lewis a happy birthday. The Bengals head coach celebrated earlier this week by firing long-time assistant, and most recent Bengals’ offensive coordinator, Ken Zampese. He followed it up by letting the team know that Zampese didn’t get himself fired, the team did, and if they don’t turn things around soon then they may be next. While I admire the motivational tactic, I think Marvin may be the next one on the chopping block if the Bengals fortunes don’t change soon. It seems like at least one NFL expert agrees with me. A few more ugly losses and Marvin may not make it past the bye week. So, like I said, Happy Birthday Marvin! And now that we’ve gotten things off to such a positive note, welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty…
The Nati Boys start the show off with some NBA talk, including KD being caught red-handed on Twitter, Kyrie not giving a shit what LeBron thinks, and the Lakers being piss poor, but rich. Hockey is also back with pre-season games dropping the puck Tuesday night; we preview the CBJ season, and look forward to some sweet hockey fights. We end the show talking football, with previews of the Buckeyes and Bearcats weekends, and then our NFL picks. Our fantasy draft this week is of our favorite backups, inspired by AJ McCarron having the back of our starter, Andy Dalton.
Marvin Lewis has been a mainstay in Bengals Country for 14 years now. He has taken this team from a 90s laughing stock to a regular playoff participant; but could we finally be witnessing the end of the Marvin Lewis Era?