Monday, October 11, 2010

Columbus Day News and Notes

Today is a prestigious holiday in the United States of America. Today is Columbus Day which commemorates Christopher Columbus getting lost on his way to India, claiming land for Spain that wasn't his to claim, enslaving natives and eventually starting the ages of discovery, imperialism and destroying entire races of indigenous tribes. What a guy!

  • It was an interesting weekend in college football but I have to start with the Heartbreak Cats. I have resigned myself to the fact that this is what it is like as a UK football fan. Heartbreaking loss after heartbreaking loss with a big win or two sprinkled in here or there. One thing that we all can take pride in is the fact that ESPN has been putting the Cats on at prime time because at least the games are riveting to watch. I'm proud of the Cats but it's still a loss. 3-3 is tough to swallow when we could very well be 5-1.

  • Let's look on the bright side! Mike Hartline and Randall Cobb have been studly since game one and haven't looked back. It would be a shame if the Cats didn't make it to a decent bowl game for Hartline's senior year. He has battled criticism and injuries to become one of the best quarterbacks in the entire SEC. That's a fact. Look at his numbers: 1,442 yards, 67% completion percentage, 9 TD's, 3 INT's, and a rating of 143.52. His teammates, especially on defense, need to step up and get this guy some quality wins.

  • Speaking of wins, the Cards had their first blow out win in a long time against Memphis on Saturday. 56-0 was the score and it has the Cardinal faithful feeling good. For now. The Cards get their first conference "test" Saturday against the 2-3 Bearcats at home Friday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Bearcats have losses against Fresno State, Oklahoma and North Carolina State. These aren't the Bearcats of old and Louisville has a legit shot at victory.

  • The college football landscape was rocked when South Carolina beat Alabama and LSU continued to win in last second fashion against Florida. Here is the new top 25 that has Auburn at 7 and LSU at 9. Two teams I did not expect to see in the top 10 at the beginning of the season. UK will face it's second top 10 team in a row when they play newly #10 South Carolina.

  • The Reds got swept by the Phillies and I would be lying if I said I didn't see this coming. Good season Cincy.

  • Brett Favre may have to miss his first starts in the NFL when all of the smoke clears from this sexual harassment issue. The NFL is investigating the claims made by the Jets brass and former Jets employee/current Jezebel Jenn Sturger. Karma is coming back to get Favre for recent years of douche baggery as karma is now attacking Rick Pitino and the Cardinal basketball team for, well, for being Rick Pitino and the Cardinal basketball team. I find it pretty funny that all of this came out at it's strongest point the week before the Jets played the Vikings. Rex Ryan, you sly fox.

  • AND finally, our sources are telling us (Ryan Shooter) that Kanter will play this season. He will most likely sit out 5-7 games and have to pay back some benefits. The hold up now is the NCAA has to figure out what benefits he has to repay. Sit back, this still may take a while. But all signs are looking good and I will be happy as long as the Istanbull is able to suit up against the Dirty Birds on New Year's Eve.

That's all for now SportsThat nation! Keep checking back and following us on Twitter! Happy Imperialist Murderer Day!

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