The Morning After: December 9, 2010

This.

Good morning, Friends.  It really is a glorious day.  I feel the sun shining a bit brighter and warmer.  Even the birds are chirpier today.

Urban Meyer has been a thorn in my side and my team’s side.  At first, I admired him for his success, but then something slowly changed in me and I began loathing him for the past couple of years. My hatred peaked this season and I actively enjoyed the Gator losses more than ever before.  I can’t put my finger on exactly when I started feeling this way…Florida has been a serious rival of Tennessee’s since the early 90s, and I had a healthy disdain for Steven Orr Spurrier before he left for the Redskins.  But it wasn’t like this.  I wanted Florida to lose every game this year, wanted it real bad.

But, now, while I have a feeling of happiness that my team’s rival is in some state of turmoil, I feel saddened as well.  I feel for my Florida friends, GatorTrey for example, because they will be dealing with the same uncertainty that my very own fanbase went through during the offseasons of both of the past two years.  It sucks to change head coaches.  It’s not that often that the transition is smooth.  In fact, I think the transition and instant success enjoyed by Meyer following Ron Zook is more the exception than the rule.  So, to my Gator fan friends who may be mourning the retirement of their 64-15, two-time SEC and two-time national championship winning coach, I extend my condolences to you. 

Then, I flip you the bird:

Florida fans should “be thankful for the time [they] got to spend in the islands, and make indefinite plans to visit them again in the future. (EDSBS)

Braylon Edwards thinks the Patriots ran the score up on his Jets on Monday night. Can somebody call the WAAAAAAmbulance?  kthxbai.  (Black Sports Online)

The seven deadly sins in pro sports. (Unathletic)

Beyonce got Jay-Z a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for his birthday recently.  *whistles* (The Sun)

The NFL has been given an ultimatum by LA. (Sports by Brooks)

Kenny Britt may be replacing Rand-uh Mawss in the lineup soon.  (Titans Chronicle)

Wanna help Rex Ryan get his godda** snacks?  (Tauntr)

Bill Polian admits a drafting mistake.  (Larry Brown Sports)

Tiger paid off one of his mistresses to stop the release of a sex tape? (Radar Online)

Jurrah Jones wants to move the National Finals Rodeo to Jerry’s World. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Pat Hill is taking a $300k paycut at Fresno State. (USA Today)

“Mystery surround the cyber missile that cripple Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.” Badass…seriously, this is a good read. (FoxNews)

Finally, have a good day:

  • Trey

    Eh, whatever happens, I doubt we’ll be digging around the Louisiana non-BCS schools for a headman

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    I understand, Trey. you’re angry this morning. just let it all our, brother. just let it all out.

  • Trey

    Grieving stage 4: Denial

  • john

    I just did the math and the Red Sox will score 5,000 runs this season.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    Grieving stage 4: Denial

    you wanna transition from denial to anger? read this article: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=5900096

    I may not particularly be fond of ol’ Herban, but Pat Forde is just a jackass for some of the stuff he says there.

  • knightro

    Um, we’re going NSFW today?

  • Red Sox Fan

    Did you see the contract the Yanks gave Cahl Crawfahd 7 YEAHS! 142 MILLION! Suckas. The guy has nevah hit 20 homahs in a season, and by the end of his contract, he won’t have any speed to get 20 stolen bases.

    /tapped on shoulder
    //told Sox signed Crawford

    Screw you Yankees! We got Gonzalez and Crawfahd. You don’t want to come to Bawston this yeah.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    Um, we’re going NSFW today?

    patphish did that. I can remove it if you’d like.

  • perfectly safe at my job

    Um, we’re going NSFW today?

    she’s putting her clothes on!

  • john

    Um, we’re going NSFW today?

    What’s NSFW? I just see a little red X for the first and last picture.

  • knightro

    patphish did that. I can remove it if you’d like.

    I personnally don’t mind…the suits here probably would. I’ll be back later…

  • BigD

    Did you see the contract the Yanks gave Cahl Crawfahd 7 YEAHS! 142 MILLION! Suckas. The guy has nevah hit 20 homahs in a season, and by the end of his contract, he won’t have any speed to get 20 stolen bases.
    /tapped on shoulder
    //told Sox signed Crawford
    Screw you Yankees! We got Gonzalez and Crawfahd. You don’t want to come to Bawston this yeah.

    Completely accurate.

    More coming later.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    More coming later.

    wait, wait, wait…beisbol talk in mid-December!? WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    /stabs self in neck

  • HAHAHAHHAHA

    • “I feel like the New York Jets.”

    -Tom Izzo following loss to Syracuse

  • BigD

    wait, wait, wait…beisbol talk in mid-December!? WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    /stabs self in neck

    Would you prefer we talk UT Women’s college hoops?

  • Bruce Pearl

    Would you prefer we talk UT Women’s college hoops?

    yes.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    Would you prefer we talk UT Women’s college hoops?

    yes.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    #16 by Bruce Pearl on December 9, 2010 – 7:59 am

    celebrity in da house!!

  • BigD

    Poor Bruce must be bored with all this time on his hands…

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    Poor Bruce must be bored with all this time on his hands…

    time? you do know his 8 game suspension doesn’t begin until Jan 8, right? in between now and then, Tennessee has 8 games including games against Pitt, Charlotte, Memphis, and Belmont. I doubt he’s bored.

    now, if he keeps hanging around here and you start talking beisbol, he’ll be bored.

  • BigD

    in between now and then, Tennessee has 8 games including games against Pitt, Charlotte, Memphis, and Belmont.

    So… one tough game, one mediocre game, two walk-overs. Then an 8 game suspension.

    OK, he won’t be bored leading up to Pitt. Otherwise, he could nap on the bench for the first half and UT should win those other three games pretty easily.

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    he could probably nap during your beisbol post.

  • Trey

    Bruce Pearl is not the real Bruce Pearl

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    Bruce Pearl is not the real Bruce Pearl

    still in denial, eh?

  • Glass Yard Dog

    Holy shit, the video is great. My morning just got way, way better.

    And the Red Sox fans in my office are now officially driving me insane. Greatest…Team…Ever….and Epstein is a genius!

  • cabbage

    Croatian weather is wild. this morning it was 62 degrees. 6 hours later, 2 inches of snow on the ground.

  • BigD

    I’m disappointed that this is the only post that uses the tags “buns” and “tail”

  • http://www.thevictoryformation.com Mark Mizerle06

    I’m disappointed that this is the only post that uses the tags “buns” and “tail”

    you’re welcome.

  • Johnny

    Fun fact about Crosby: He’s the first player since Mario Lemieux in 02/03 to have 50 points in the team’s first 30 games

  • Geeezeus

    He’s the first player since Mario Lemieux in 02/03 to have 50 points in the team’s first 30 games

    Best player in the world, though playing the equivalent of an AHL team last night helped.