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Crib Sheet: Better Late Than Never


It seems recovery from the float trip took longer than expected.  Well, that and KCCGD headquarters purchased a new laptop that’s in the middle of indoctrination.  The radio shows are starting to talk more college ball and the preview magazines are popping up on the stands.  We have about a month and a half to go for the big show and the new laptop will help us in getting ready for the relaunch.   In the meantime, here’s this week’s belated Crib Sheet:

  • Looks like people are making bank from student athlete autographs on eBay.   The NCAA is trying to lock it down but we don’t see the issue.  They are already building a fortune off of these kids, why not let some other small entrepreneur make a couple of bucks from an autograph?
  • As expected, the cheap ticket deal for K-State and Bill Snyder’s return blew up all over.  John Currie commissioned more tickets and it looks like they were snatched up fast too.  I’ve been to games there and a $9 ticket versus a $50 tickets makes a world of difference.  Currie should really do more tickets because the game wouldn’t sell out otherwise.
  • Erin Andrews will now skirt the sidelines in video game form for EA’s NCAA College Football 2010.  Apparently she spend days recording insightful comments to be dropped during the game.  That’s great.  We wonder if they did her up a 3D modeling suit for better precision on microphone holding.  Oh to be that suit…….or in the hotel room.
  • Graham Harrell is heading to Canada.  After not getting a sniff from the NFL, he will be smelling the brisk Canadian air for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Many say he’s a product of the Texas Tech system but we’d like to think his career path is going down the same road that Warren Moon went.
  • Get your tickets fast, folks, Notre Dame will play Army at Yankee Stadium.  This has been rumored before and now they will play in 2010.  Around the Kansas City area, Arrowheads plays host to some college games as well as the Big 12 Championship every once in awhile.  Hopefully this will lead to more and more big time games being played in a large enough stadium.
  • University of South Florid kicker Maikon Bonani fell 35ft off a Busch Gardens ride.  An employee was injured too while holding on to the door that he thought was unlocked.  Apparently the ride took off and Bonani and the employee fell.  Yeah, the Purple Yeti will not go on roller coaster rides.
  • Ron Simmons, former WWE and WCW wrestler, is now in the college football hall of fame.  He used to play for Florida State and ended up being an All American.  We here at the KCCGD congratulate Ron and wish him a big ole DAMN.

The Crib Sheet: Coaching Up


The Crib Sheet returns!  Now that we’ve finally shaken off basketball, congrats North Carolina, we can start focusing on college baseball.  Psyche!  We’re still talking football.  This last week saw some interesting cruft float by.  Springs practices are going on and we’re starting to get some news trickle out about who’s doing well and who’s tanking.  But more on that later.  Here’s what else that happened in the past week:

  • Rugby is making its presence known in college football with the Texas Longhorn’s punter Justin Tucker.  Last year he tried some rugby styled punts and it proved successful.  So this year they are asking him and the rest of the punters to try it again both right and left footed.  It’s a little dizzying indeed, but it’s great to see some innovation come out of a kicking meme that’s been around forever.  Now all Tucker needs is some knocked out teeth to fully bring the rugby pain.
  • Tim Griffin reports that a top quarterback recruit from the Wichita area, Blake Bell, has committed to Oklahoma.  This stings a little more because he’s right in K-State’s backyard.  Oklahoma is the mean machine in the Big 12 so why not go there.
  • The New York Times has a piece about Army’s new football coach Rich Ellerson.  Apparently his orders are to win now.  Seems easy, right?  I watched Army play Navy last Thanksgiving and their camoflague uniforms were tight.  That’s the only reason I’m rooting this guy to succeed.  It sounds kinda gay so don’t tell Rich.
  • Chase Daniels looks good as a coach.  He was hanging out at the Mizzou practices helping out the new offensive coordinator, Dave Yost.  He’s not really gonna make it in the NFL so coaching would be the next best thing for Chase.  Just don’t teach them how to eat boogers.
  • The Texas Longhorns assistant coaches feel like champions today.  They pocketed an extra bonus for the Big 12 Championship, even though technically Oklahoma won the title.  Apparently the athletic director talked the school president into the pay.  Mack Brown didn’t dip into his bonus.  They are sounding a lot like Utah when it comes to titles and championships and such.