| SEC Rant|| Saban doesn’t care for the media’s tone comparing Dee Milliner to Darrelle Revis - Bench McElroy on 4/26/13 at 3:34 pm|
[quote]Alabama coach Nick Saban thinks his old cornerback Dee Milliner will fit in well with the Jets, who selected him with the ninth pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. But Saban would prefer not to hear about how Milliner is the heir apparent to the departed Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
| SEC Rant|| Nick Saban tops Bear Bryant's 1st-round picks at Alabama in 19 fewer seasons - Bench McElroy on 4/26/13 at 3:21 pm|
[quote]How much is Alabama cranking out NFL first-round picks these days?
Bear Bryant produced 13 first-round picks in his 25 seasons at Alabama. After tonight's latest NFL Draft dominance, Nick Saban has 14 first-rounders in six seasons.
Alabama's production of NFL first-round picks continued...
| More Sports Board|| Baby mama of Phil Davis claims he choked her during sex, threatened to kill her - Bench McElroy on 4/26/13 at 2:02 pm|
[quote]According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Vantris Patterson claims Davis body slammed her on a couch with such force ... when the couch slid into the wall paint came off. She took pictures which she claims show the injuries.
And Patterson says, Davis -- aka Mr. Wonderful -- would ofte...
| SEC Rant|| Brian Billick: NFL teams are leery of Bama players because Saban wears them down - Bench McElroy on 4/25/13 at 5:30 pm|
Billick said this on CBS Sports Radio this morning when he was asked by one of the hosts if there was a player in the draft who is getting more hype than they deserve. He didn't mention any players. Instead, he decided to bring up the fact that he is wary of Bama players due to all the injury issues...
| More Sports Board|| Billick: If I had the #1 overall pick with every player in NFL history available - Bench McElroy on 4/25/13 at 3:11 pm|
Billick was on CBS Sports radio earlier this morning when he was asked this question by one of the hosts. His answer was really surprising. He said that he probably would have said Jim Brown even though he is a RB due to his overall dominance until he saw extended footage of another player recently....
| More Sports Board|| Logo vote for the new CFB Playoff - Bench McElroy on 4/24/13 at 11:20 pm|
You can vote online for the new logo. Which logo do you like the most? [link=(http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/)]LINK[/link]
[quote]Celebrating the highest level of national athletic competition, the collegiate football's ...
| SEC Rant|| Saban: The selection committee shouldn't reward teams that play weaker schedules - Bench McElroy on 4/24/13 at 10:54 pm|
[quote]Saban was asked for his thoughts about who should serve on the selection committee. His answer was broader.
“Anytime you do a subjective evaluation of who should be in the playoff, there’s going to be a lot of debate as to whether that was done correctly,” Saban said. “Some of the parts of...
| More Sports Board|| Bill Polian: Landry Jones will be the best QB from this year's draft class - Bench McElroy on 4/24/13 at 4:29 am|
[quote]Now Polian is playing a different role, analyzing the draft for ESPN, and he was asked to pick the best quarterback in this year’s draft. Polian’s surprising answer? Oklahoma’s Landry Jones.
Polian said he attended the 2011 Oklahoma-Texas A&M game and watched Jones complete 18/38 passes fo...
| More Sports Board|| Kevin Durant: I'm tired of always being second - Bench McElroy on 4/23/13 at 10:41 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Harvard game claims it can accurately guess your age by your clicking patterns - Bench McElroy on 4/23/13 at 3:40 pm|
[quote]Scientists at Harvard University have developed a deceptively simple looking computer game - and they claim it can guess your age with an unnerving accuracy.
In the game you have to click highlighted dots as fast as possible, over 10 separate stages. But the game isn't just a simple case o...
| More Sports Board|| Name of four-team playoff revealed - Bench McElroy on 4/23/13 at 3:20 pm|
[quote]College Football Playoff is expected to be the new name of the four-team playoff, which begins after the 2014 regular season, sources told ESPN.
This is the final year of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) and the commissioners have said they wanted a simple name for the new playoff.
| O-T Lounge|| Female Utah high school teacher charged with rape, sexual abuse of girl - Bench McElroy on 4/23/13 at 1:13 pm|
[quote]A Utah woman who taught and coached girls' basketball at a high school is accused of raping a female student.
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Courtney Louise Jarrell had sexua...
| More Sports Board|| Study shows that the Miami Heat have the most loyal fanbase in the NBA - Bench McElroy on 4/17/13 at 7:39 pm|
[quote]South Florida sports fans get a bad rap, especially during baseball season. But a brand research firm said Tuesday that the Miami Heat have the most loyal fans in the NBA (even if it takes until the second quarter of Heat games for the lower bowl of the American Airlines Arena to fill up comp...
| SEC Rant|| Top Kentucky recruits say they would beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in his prime - Bench McElroy on 4/11/13 at 9:47 am|
[quote]Three of the eight players polled actually predicted they would defeat Jordan, though the comments by Duke-bound Matt Jones have enough false bravado to them that it appears he's kidding. There's no such obvious nuance to the quotes attributed to Kentucky-bound recruits Dakari Johnson and And...
| O-T Lounge|| I think a runaway criminal just knocked on my front door - Bench McElroy on 4/6/13 at 10:06 pm|
Either that or I did a really bad thing by not helping a person who said someone is trying to kill them. I was watching the NCAA tournament when someone knocked on my front door. When I answered the door, a black man maybe in his mid to late 30s said a serial killer was trying to kill him. I slammed...
| More Sports Board|| Spanish doping doctor threatens to name and shame soccer and tennis drug cheats - Bench McElroy on 3/23/13 at 6:23 am|
[quote]A host of drug cheats from football and tennis could finally be exposed after the doctor who ran one of sport's largest blood-doping rings threatened to name all his former clients.
So far only 54 cyclists, including Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Jan Ullrich and Alejandro Valverde, have be...
| More Sports Board|| T-Mac: Rockets winning streak of 22 games was more impressive than Heat's streak - Bench McElroy on 3/19/13 at 4:26 am|
[quote]Tracy McGrady, who played on the previous NBA team to win 22 straight games, says the streak his 2007-2008 Houston Rockets went on was more impressive than the Miami Heat's 22-game streak.
"I'm enjoying watching because of the unknown," McGrady, by text, said of the Heat's run. "But the wa...
| More Sports Board|| Who is the greatest San Francisco 49er of all time: Jerry Rice or Joe Montana? - Bench McElroy on 3/18/13 at 1:20 pm|
Jerry was certainly the better player but Joe played a bigger role in turning the 49ers from laughing stocks into a dynasty. If you had to choose one, who would you pick as the greatest 49er?...
| More Sports Board|| Which player received more favorable treatment from NBA officials? - Bench McElroy on 3/11/13 at 9:51 pm|
Dwyane Wade circa 2006 or Kevin Durant today? I might have to go with Durant on this one. ...
| More Sports Board|| Which athlete will finish his career with more majors? - Bench McElroy on 3/11/13 at 1:47 pm|
Tiger Woods or Roger Federer? Right now, Woods has 14 majors while Federer has won 17 slams. But Federer is 31 which is really old in tennis years while Tiger still has plenty of good years ahead of him. Who do you think will finish with more major championships in their respective sport?...
| More Sports Board|| Which player is the better postseason and NBA Finals performer? - Bench McElroy on 3/10/13 at 10:55 pm|
Player A: 28.2 PPG, 7 RPG, 4.7 APG, .483 FG%
Player B: 25.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 5.1 APG, .412 FG%
Player A: 25.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 5.3 APG, .478 FG%
Player B: 25.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.7 APG, .448 FG%...
| SEC Rant|| University of Tennessee kicks out Alabama alumni from visitor’s center building - Bench McElroy on 3/9/13 at 5:39 am|
[quote]An ill-timed “Roll Tide” cheer late last year has ended a 40-year tradition of allowing local University of Alabama alumni to meet behind enemy lines.
The University of Tennessee has allowed Alabama graduates to rent out a room in the UT visitor’s center for their monthly luncheons since t...
| More Sports Board|| Keith Olbermann wants to return to ESPN - Bench McElroy on 3/4/13 at 11:26 pm|
[quote]Keith Olbermann was in Los Angeles on Friday being deposed for a reported $70 million lawsuit he filed against his most recent employer, Current TV, with the trial expected to begin in May. Whether the court rules in favor of Olbermann or the network, the verdict will put an official end to a...
| Movie/TV Board|| Former model sues Mad Men for using her image in the credits without her consent - Bench McElroy on 3/4/13 at 9:20 pm|
[quote]Someone's suing mad over Mad Men.
The studio behind the Emmy-winning AMC series has been slapped with a lawsuit by a woman who claims that the show used an unauthorized image of her for its famous opening credits.
In a lawsuit filed Friday against Lionsgate in Los Angeles Superior Court...
| More Sports Board|| Woman files paternity suit against Michael Jordan - Bench McElroy on 3/2/13 at 3:47 pm|
[quote]Michael Jordan has been sued by a woman who claims he fathered her 16-year-old son ... and she wants a paternity test to prove it.
Pamela Smith claims in her paternity suit -- filed February 6 in Fulton County, GA and obtained by TMZ -- she became pregnant after having sex with Jordan in 1...
| Movie/TV Board|| Rank P.T. Anderson's feature films - Bench McElroy on 2/27/13 at 7:12 pm|
So far, he's made only six feature films in 17 years.
There Will Be Blood
1. Boogie Nights
2. There Will Be Blood
3. The Master
5. Punch-Drunk Love
I haven't seen Hard Eight so I left that film...
| Movie/TV Board|| Which sexual degenerate is the greater director: Roman Polanski or Woody Allen? - Bench McElroy on 2/26/13 at 7:46 pm|
Knife in the Water
The Ghost Writer
Love and Death
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Hannah and Her Sisters
| More Sports Board|| Feds want their money back, joins whistle-blower lawsuit against Lance Armstrong - Bench McElroy on 2/23/13 at 12:53 am|
[quote]The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday it has joined the whistle-blower lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong that was originally filed by a former teammate.
The civil lawsuit alleges that Armstrong and former team managers submitted false claims for government funds to the sponsorin...
| SEC Rant|| Manziel files lawsuit citing copyright infringement of name Johnny Football - Bench McElroy on 2/23/13 at 12:18 am|
[quote]Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel can't capitalize on his name, but he can protect it.
Manziel's corporation, JMAN2 Enterprises, filed a lawsuit in Texas last week against Eric Vaughan, a man who was selling T-shirts that read, "Keep Calm and Johnny Football." Manziel claim...
| More Sports Board|| Young Phil Jackson on the differences between black and white basketball players - Bench McElroy on 2/21/13 at 5:14 pm|
This is from his book Maverick which he wrote in 1975.
[quote]"Throughout the years the black players on the Knicks have possessed much better physical ability than the white players, being generally faster and better jumpers. I also think that they have always had superior one-on-one talent." ...