Monday, February 21, 2011

Brian Wilson Has A New Party Buddy

Brian Wilson of the San Francisco Giants was invited to a private screening of "Major League" by none other than Mr. Wild Thing himself, Charlie Sheen this past weekend. Wilson was at Sheen's house along with former major leaguers Kenny Lofton, Lenny Dykstra, Todd Zeile, and Eddie Murray. It seems Wilson has found some new party buddies. Pete Rose reportedly was invited but didn't attend.

Wilson was flown to Arizona by Sheen to Los Angeles for the party. Wilson and the others had the privilige to try on Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring which he purchased at an auction some time ago.

Sheen, who is a big baseball fan said that he is " baseball". He also called his little party the "ultimate VIP baseball excursion".

I'm sure there are many that have a differing opinion but consider the source.    

Tuberville's Raise Ruffles Some Feathers At Texas Tech

Teaxas Tech head football coach Tommy Tuberville is getting a $500,000 raise from $1.5 million to $2 million. All fine and dandy except that faculty members at Tech aren't too happy about it. With state funding being cut there was a pay freeze for Texas Tech faculty members. So when Tuberville got his pay bump, they were pretty vocal about it.

"If that was me, I would have turned it down. I would have been embarrassed," said Julian Spallholz, a human sciences professor and Tech faculty senator

Well Mr. Spallholz, there was a promise made to Tuberville to get a raise since he was hired for what Tech calls "less than market value". So don't count on Tuberville giving any of that money back anytime soon. This may seem slanted but no one spends big money to come see you teach a class. So if you have a problem bring it up to school president Guy Bailey or athletic director Gerald Myers and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to tell you where you stand in the pecking order.

I know it seems priorities are in the wrong place when it comes to athletics vs. academics, but when these school presidents mingle with others they like to brag about how athletically competitive their school is, not how academically prestigious they are. I hate to say it but they better get used to it.

If Mike Leach was still coaching there they might have a full blown riot, considering he was racking up lots of wins and made the football team nationally relevant. His salary would've been astronomical and I'm sure that would've made the faculty even more upset than they are now.

Dolphins Add Bryan Cox To The Coaching Staff

Bryan Cox was once known as one of the toughest, angriest guys in the NFL. Now he gets to come back to where his career started. Cox was hired as the pass rush coach for the Miami Dolphins. Cox, a former linebacker, spent his first five years in Miami.

He's been the defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns the past two years and held the same post for the New York Jets from 2006 to 2008.

I'm not part of the NFL fraternity so I never knew that a pass rush coach ever existed. I mean, is there a kick block coach, or a punt return coach, or even a handoff coach. Don't get me wrong because I'm not trying to make fun of Cox. I just never knew the there was such a thing as a pass rush coach.

Former And1 Streetball Star Troy Jackson Found Dead

I found out from a co-worker that Troy Jackson, better known as Escalade on the And1 streetball circuit was found dead in his hotel room. It was something that caught me totally off-guard. A fact I never knew was that he was Mark Jackson's brother. Yes, that Mark Jackson.

Jackson was found unresponsive in his hotel room Sunday morning and there is no known cause of death. The results of an autopsy are pending.

Jackson was a former player at the University of Louisville where his nephew Mark Jackson Jr. now plays.

“We lost a great man of God, my Uncle,” Mark Jackson Jr. posted on his Twitter account. It “consoles my heart to know he’s in a better place WE WILL ALL MISS YOU!”