A quick round-up of some of the more memorable off-the-field moments this week.
BILL SNYDER IS ONE COOL DUDE
Look at the expression on Bill's face after Pinkel brushes him off should be the new internet standard for "I ain't even mad." It is perfect, and reason #132 that Snyder is my 2nd favorite coach in the Big XII. Props to goEMAW.com for the giffery.
TEXAS TECH THINKS YOU SHOULD KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FISH BAIT AND MANURE
What the hell? These A&M boys are supposed to be SEC, ya'll! What kind of southerner doesn't even know the difference between poop and catfish bait? The Aggies are going to need to step up their mason jar filling ways if they are ever going to compete at the top level. Texas Tech carries on the spirit of Mike Leach by boarding the enemy vessel and tainting it until their enemies weep with despair and butthurt.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY TELEVISE EVERY SEC GAME?
Fear not, fellow Cyclone fans. A mere week and a half after Mizzou declined to have the Iowa State game be televised (FSN offered on the regional networks, they refused), ISU fans will have a chance to see the game without traveling to Columbia. The game will be broadcast on Cyclones.com, and just in time for your 1-month membership from the UNI game to have expired. ALL YOUR $8 BELONGS TO JAMIE POLLARD.
Sorry Mizzou, but in the SEC they televise 11 games and put one on pay per view. You can't decline to air it just because you're worried your new friends in the SEC might see you get beat by Vanderbilt or Iowa State.
STEVE SPURRIER DEMOTES SPORTS REPORTER TO MERE BLOGGER
You know how every fanbase has that one sports reporter/commentator that always seems like they're just there to write negative crap about the team? Shortly after having to kick Stephen Garcia off the team after a failed drug test (6 strikes and you're out rule), Spurrier called out local Debbie Downer Ron Morris at the beginning of his Tuesday press conference, and accused him of writing articles aimed at hurting South Carolina athletics that were not based in truth.
So the Ol' Ball Coach offers to do individual interviews in his office for each of the TV crews there, and says he would field any questions after those were over, provided that Mr. Morris had been encouraged to leave by this point. The usual daily Morris article failed to appear in Wednesday's paper, so we can only assume he's been black balled by the writing profession and is down to typing angry articles about the Gamecocks from his poorly lit basement while surrounded by stacks Piggly Wiggly soda cans and empty BoJangles chicken boxes. Welcome to blogging, Ron!
Sure, it may not be entirely professional, but can you imagine if this sort of thing caught on? Imagine a press conference where Paul Rhoads sits there, stone faced, until Miller and Deace (or any other Hawkeye Homers) leave the room. Now giggle at the thought of that, and then weep for the 1st amendment.
RON ZOOK HAS NO IDEA WHAT THE SCORE IS
Ron Zook went for two while up 20-13 late in the second quarter. When asked why after the game, he had this to say:
"We were down five, right? Up five, I mean," Zook said. "It was 20-13? Up seven? Maybe I didn’t know what the score was. That’s happened to me before. It’s usually when we’re behind. [This will] give you something to pound us about.’’
Zook is making a run at the title of "Les Miles of the Rust Belt" and stuff like that just puts him closer. Remember, this is a quote from the head coach of a team that is 6-0.