Patterico's Pontifications

7/29/2010

USC’s 2010 Media Guide

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:40 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Are you ready for college football? I’m always ready and after a little housecleaning, USC may be ready, too:

“[T]he Trojans’ media guide has undergone some late-breaking revisionism to account for Reggie Bush’s vanishing Heisman Trophy, apparently overnight.”

Before-and-after media guides are shown at the link.

– DRJ

7/13/2010

George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 11:01 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died overnight in Tampa, Florida, of an apparent heart attack.

To me, Steinbrenner will always hold a larger-than-life place in the sports world. My condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

– DRJ

7/2/2010

Paris Hilton Arrested? (Updated: Not True)

Filed under: Crime,Sports — DRJ @ 3:39 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Paris Hilton has reportedly been arrested in South Africa for smoking marijuana during the Holland-Brazil World Cup quarterfinals match but there is no confirmation from Hilton. Perhaps she should have tried nutmeg.

Also, the Dutch upset Brazil.

– DRJ

UPDATE: False alarm. TMZ reports Hilton was questioned but the investigation involved someone else.

7/1/2010

Don Coryell (1924-2010)

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 10:02 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Don Coryell, a “founding father” of the modern pro football passing game, died today in California. Coryell’s high-power, load-’em-up offenses were exciting in an era when most offenses were pretty dull. I consider Coryell an originator of the West Coast offense that Bill Walsh perfected.

My condolences to his family, and my thanks to Coach Coryell for some great games.

– DRJ

6/24/2010

Golf Coach Hank Haney

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:37 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Tiger Woods’ long-time coach Hank Haney opens up to Golf Digest about moving on.

– DRJ

6/23/2010

U.S. Beats Algeria; Advances to Round of 16

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:12 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The U.S. World Cup soccer team beat Algeria 1-0 on a 91st minute goal to advance to the Round of 16. Do you feel the magical buzz?

– DRJ

Wimbledon Tennis Match is Longest Ever

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 7:27 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

A Wimbledon tennis match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut has been halted on the second day due to darkness. The match is tied at 59-59 in the 5th set and will resume Thursday.

Wow.

– DRJ

6/17/2010

Game 7 of the NBA Finals (Update: Lakers Win)

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:32 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Who will prevail in Game 7? The Lakers lead the Celtics 68-64 with just over 5 minutes to play.

MORE: Lakers lead 71-68 with 2:47 left.

AGAIN: Lakers 73-68 with 2:20 to go.

UNDER 2 MINUTES LEFT: Lakers up 74-70.

1:30 TO GO: Lakers lead 76-70. Celtics take a timeout.

25 SECONDS ON THE CLOCK: Lakers 79, Celtics 76 and Kobe is shooting free throws. Now it’s 81-76.

– DRJ

UPDATE: Lakers win 83-79.

6/14/2010

Big 12 Lives: Texas Turns Down Pac-10

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 4:42 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The University of Texas and up to 9 other teams will stay in the Big 12. TV money, travel costs, and the chance for OU and UT to negotiate side deals may be behind the decision.

– DRJ

6/11/2010

The Big 12 is History?

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 10:36 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The Austin American-Statesman says the Big 12 is history:

“One highly placed Big 12 school official said there was no doubt that league members UT, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State would join the Pac-10.”

UT’s Regents meet at 11AM Tuesday and Tech’s meet at 2PM, but A&M officials have not scheduled a meeting and remain divided.

– DRJ

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