Every Friday RDM welcomes you to the weekend with a weekly rap-up post. View the “Welcome To The Weekend” post archive here.
Is it sacrilege that I am relieved that there is no football this weekend? Maybe it was the heartbreaking Super Bowl loss by the Patriots, but I think I just need a break regardless.
If you can’t tell what you are looking at above, then you’ve never looked Peyton Manning straight in the face. Those are NFL logo’s with Manning’s face worked in. A frightening concept, I know. But these make me smile at a time when not much else “NFL” would.
[via Dave's Art Locker]
Double Fine Funding…
This Kickstarter project set a new record yesterday. It reached over $1M in funding well under 24 hours.
I back it myself. I think it’s a cool idea — not just the game but that the production company will be filming the making of the game and doing a web series.
The Black Mamba Doesn’t Know The Yellow Mamba…
I didn’t make it up.
Shocker. Kobe doesn’t give a shit about some flash in the pan on the east coast. What might be a bit more surprising is that Kobe has found his smile again. I’m telling you, I said it last night, Kobe looks so happy since losing his better half.
Maybe that’s not that surprising. Keeping all those secrets has to take its toll.
More Uconn Hoops Troubles…
Uconn provided documents to the NCAA in order to try to avoide a post-season tourney ban. The documents give us a look at the overall academic environment surrounding Jim Calhoun’s program.
• The average verbal-and-math SAT score for the scholarship players on the 2007-08 team was 863. (According to university fact sheets, the average SAT score for students who became freshmen at the Storrs campus from 2004-05 through 2007-08 was 1188.)
• The average verbal-and-math SAT score for the scholarship players on the 2011-12 team is 927. (According to university fact sheets and other data in the document, the campus-wide average SAT score for students who became freshmen at the Storrs campus from 2008-09 through 2011-12 was 1212, and 75% of incoming freshman in fall 2011 had a score of at least 1140.
Those appear to be some large differences. However, I am forced to wonder what other comparable hoops programs would look like.
[via USA Today]
Juvenile Is Back…
[via XXL Mag]
1:00pm — Virginia @ UNC [ESPN3]
1:30pm — Baylor @ Mizzou [ESPN3]
4:00pm — San Diego St. @ UNLV
6:00pm — Michigan St. @ Ohio St. [ESPN]
7:00pm — Harvard @ Princeton [ESPNU]
1:00pm — Illinois @ Michigan [CBS]
8:00pm — Grammy Awards [CBS]
9:00pm — The Walking Dead [AMC]