Patterico's Pontifications


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.



George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 11:01 am

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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.



Paris Hilton Arrested? (Updated: Not True)

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

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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.


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


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.



Golf Coach Hank Haney

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:37 pm

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



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

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:12 pm

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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?


Wimbledon Tennis Match is Longest Ever

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 7:27 pm

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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.




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

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 8:32 pm

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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.


UPDATE: Lakers win 83-79.


Big 12 Lives: Texas Turns Down Pac-10

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 4:42 pm

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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.



The Big 12 is History?

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 10:36 pm

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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.


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