Yes my friends, it's Friday. Freedom and football await. And most importantly, for us here on the West Coast, Cal and Oregon meet on Saturday for what should be one hell of an offensive football game. My prediction - Cal wins 132-97.
On to the links.
The Texas A&M head football coach was doing some rather interesting stuff for wealthy boosters. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
Disgraced ND QB Demetrius Jones isn't going to Northern Illinois. He's at Cincinnati for at least a week before he likely transfers again. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
NOIS unloads on Mark Ecko. [NOIS]
Kenny "The Jet" Smith is going to Yahoo(!) to be an NBA "writer." [Awful Announcing]
Tim Hardaway, now a fan of gay people. [Lion in Oil]
Vince Young is one bitter dude. And also a shitty linguist. [Rumors and Rants]
The Brewers' Pee Your Pants idea clearly jinxed them. [Home Run Derby]
And here's a great post on guys wrecking their bats in frustration. [Home Run Derby]
Advertising on eye black? Wow. [Ballsiest]
Guy tries to ban metal bats, gets pounded. [MBSR]
Ah, yes, your weekly insane soccer suspensions. [The Beautiful Game]
How baseball might deal with multiple teams tied in the playoff standings. [I'm Writing Sports]
Everything you ever wanted to know about groin injuries. [Deuce of Davenport]