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.
OWS is laying out the “best of” posts for 2011 for all to see. You can view the entire series here.
It’s been over 3 years now since OWS launched. Over that time, I’ve had to discover what this site was going to be. Admittedly, I am still not completely there yet. Millions and millions of reads and views later, I am still trying to find the voice of the site.
I do feel as if it is coming along. And, I believe 2012 will be a huge step in the right direction in that regard.
How can I pick out some of my favorite posts of the year? It’s hard. It’s like picking your favorite child — difficult but necessary. No videos here. No pictures. this one is about the writing. It’s an art, man.
There is a fine line when it comes to how much a girlfriend should like sports. I’m not saying it can’t be attractive when a girl accepts some level of sports into her life. In actuality, the ability to tolerate when a guy sits on the couch in solitude for no less than 8 hours on a fall Sunday is what every guy in America is seeking. In the end, that is infinitely better than having her right there next to you squeezing your hand on a key 3rd down.
This isn’t about some ridiculous misogynistic tendencies. This has zero to do with the archaic notion that the women should be in the kitchen making homemade nachos while the guy is sprawled out on the couch. This is for the good of relationships everywhere.
The image of a 300-pound offensive lineman bringing his massive right arm around Kraft has a lasting impression. I’m not sure it needs to be mentioned but, remember, these two men have long been associated with one of the fiercest rivalries in all of football — Patriots and Colts. As the stories of Kraft uniting both sides started to leak out over the past few weeks, I largely ignored them — as I did most lockout coverage. Most of the stories will quickly be buried in the past, as an unimportant consequence of this lockout. Not this one.
Surprisingly 14% of students at BYU actually identify with a minority group. But, in 2010, only 176 of the 32,947 students were black. That would be .53%. Douchery obviously means “white, frat guys”. By these calculations, BYU might be ranked low here at 6.
Uconn had a massively successful 2010-11 campaign on the playing field. There was the men’s basketball national championship, the Fiesta Bowl berth, the women’s basketball Final Four and even the baseball Super Regional. However, as reported last week, the univeristy had an outside firm look into athletic director Jeff Hathaway. According to The Day the findings suggest that, “Hathaway’s shortcomings as athletic director are numerous, including micromanagement and an inability to make timely decisions, such as with hirings and contract issues.”
Shortcomings isn’t the correct work — it sounds ridiculous. The proof is in the pudding — Uconn has found success on the field under Hathaway. “Shortcomings” is a ludicrous thing to describe Hathaway’s efforts as Uconn’s AD.
That said, there are “issues” that have done Hathaway in. There is nothing official, but reports say that there will be a buyout. Uconn released a rather cryptic statement;