The Senior Bowl is coming this week and the NFL Network has LIVE coverage…..of the practices. Okay, so up to the minute updates on who practiced well and who practiced crappy is fine, but non stop coverage of weigh-ins and such? You gotta be kidding me. I guess we live in a day and age where picking through a player’s stool and reporting on what he had for lunch is considered news. Plus we have enough cameras out there to film it. Please, just read the Crib Sheet:
- Looks like Mike Leach’s lawsuit against Texas Tech will move forward, according the to judge in the case. Leach’s camp wanted a fast track but didn’t get it. We said it before and we’ll say it again, it may be a couple of years before this one is over. Meanwhile, a local news channel, through the use of a public records act, unc0vered no written complaints of Leach and players. Until then, here comes a mediator!
- The East beat the West last week. No, it was another exciting game of Axis and Allies, but it was the East-West Shrine Game! Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka tossed a late touchdown to help the East win. Alrighty, then.
- Boise State is celebrating another undefeated season and complaining that they don’t have a shot for the top BCS honors. Never mind the fact that they turned down a 2-1 proposal from Nebraska on their scheduling. If you remember, earlier this year, Boise State complained that they could never schedule big time opponents including Nebraska. So now this time around they turn away from an invite from the Huskers? That’s small-time mentality there.
- On the flip site, Non-BCS conferences received a record amount of bowl money this year, mainly due to the Fiesta Bowl match up in TCU and Boise State. They are still way behind their BCS counterparts, but the baby steps are moving forward.
- Tim Tebow’s planning on doing a pro-life commercial during the Super Bowl and, naturally, some women’s groups are urging CBS not to air. It is a very political issue but we’re thinking since organization backing Tebow’s appearance paid for the spot, CBS could use more green than urging to bump the commercial.