Solomon Jones is back in the NBA, signing a free-agent contract with the New York Knicks as they battle through a plague of injuries. He won't be eligible to join the playoff roster, but it's good to see him back in the league. Also it looks like they did have enough time to make him a jersey with his name stitched on the back. I thought they may have had to throw him out there in a blank uniform.
In case you needed a reminder that USF is located in Tampa, this insanely pimped-out green and gold Camaro ZL1 with USF headrests should do it.
It's hard to believe if you haven't been around for awhile, but on this date in 1997, the Bulls played their first-ever football game against Kentucky Wesleyan at the old Tampa Stadium. Maybe you've heard the story about the buses -- one of them didn't know how to get to the entrance and let everyone (including Jim Leavitt) off a half-mile from the stadium. Maybe you've heard the story about the kicking tee -- they didn't have one and someone had to race to the Sports Authority on Hillsborough Avenue to buy one at the last minute. Maybe you've seen the tape of Rafael Williams scoring the first touchdown, or any of about 100 other highlights from that night. Whether you've been with the team since the beginning, or you're one game in, it's always good to think back on this game and how, in the grand scheme of things, it wasn't that long ago that USF was a total football newbie. Now they're holding their own with programs that have 100-year head starts on them, and finding their way into the top 25 most seasons. It's a remarkable success story, and it may never happen this way for anyone else.
USF beat Michigan 2-1 in men's soccer on Friday night, which is a good way to start the season. I am curious, though, how they already won the 2012 Big East championship when there haven't been any Big East games played this season.
YES I WOULD HAPPILY TAKE THIS MAN'S CRAZY MONEY. The New York Daily News (through Big East Coast Bias) has a story about what NBC might be willing to offer the Big East in a new television contract.
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After seeing the news that Victor Rudd was arrested for driving without a license, I just want to reiterate our suggestion from a couple years ago that Athletics have one of the state's Licensing on Wheels trucks stop by campus one day and make all their athletes go visit it. If USF has to lead the country in a certain type of arrest, I'm relieved that it's license-related infractions and not, say, robberies or drug rings. But still.
Hey Pawwl. You see this Obama bracket here on the Internet, Pawwl? You get to pick who you think's gonna win these games, and he called USF the "University of San Francisco," Pawwl. Now Pawwl, we both know that there ain't but one USF in this basketball tournament. That's the University of South Florida. USF Bulls, Pawwl. Goin' all the way. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, PAWWL. That Obama? You know what he is, Pawwl? He's just a hater. Nothin' but a pure hater, Pawwl. I'll hang up and listen. (h/t to Greg Auman and Big East Coast Bias.)