The work week is almost halfway done and, if you're like me, you still haven't had the chance to get caught up, but don't panic, because I have everything you need to know encapsulated into easily digestible morsels as you leisurely sip that first morning cup of coffee:
- College Football Resource has raised the issue of scheduling parity. I offered my thoughts upon the subject, for whatever they might be worth.
- A preview of the new show "Geek My Ride" has been provided by Paul Westerdawg. As an aside, I should mention that Paul's take-off on the M.T.V. automotive makeover show reminded me of the time last fall when my niece, Kate, who is in middle school, came into the room where her father and her two uncles were watching "Pimp My Ride." She sat and watched with us for a few moments before opining, "We should get them to pimp our Oldsmobile." My brother-in-law, Travis, informed his daughter that they would not be getting their Oldsmobile pimped. Kate considered this for a moment before responding, "The Oldsmobile could use pimping."
If you drive a Cadillac Escalade and you own the D.V.D. boxed set for every season of "Babylon 5," you, too, may qualify for "Geek My Ride"!
- The net neutrality debate is still out there and, for those of you who continue to follow it, there is this interesting take.
- I recently made a passing reference to Ed Marinaro's "Hill Street Blues" character, thus prompting a Dawg Sports reader to make the case that The Big M should have won the 1971 Heisman Trophy. Since I liked "Hill Street Blues" and I hate Auburn, I'm totally on board.
If Sergeant Esterhaus had had a Heisman ballot, Pat Sullivan would've gone back to the Plains empty-handed.
- Are you impressed by the fact that businesses in other countries shut down during the World Cup? According to the Sports Law Blog (to which I was directed by a SportsBlogs Nation sister site of Dawg Sports, Federal Baseball), World Cup parties hosted by employers may involve unfavorable (or, since they're British, unfavourable) tax consequences.
- Are you ready for some tailgating? Bruins Nation sure is.
Break out the portable grill and the R.V. with the satellite dish on top . . . it's tailgating time!
- Doug's and my old friend Benjamin turns 30 today. Happy birthday, Benj . . . and, by the way, by "old friend," I meant that we have known each other for many years, not that you're old. I figured I'd better make that clear, because, if I didn't, I knew you'd fixate on it. So, anyway, happy birthday. I hope your thirties treat you as well as mine have treated me.
- Burnt Orange Nation interviewed Ivan Maisel and Brian is shaving his playoff beard. I'm not sure which of those facts is cooler.
When in doubt, go with a photograph of Kristin Davis.
- The Tuscaloosa News continues to count down the all-time top 25 college football programs. I was so ahead of the curve on this one.
- Read this. If Johnny keeps producing prose like this, I'm going to give up writing altogether and just maintain a weblog consisting of links to his weblog accompanied by the words "Read this."