What these three chuckleheads did on their show Monday morning for the 790 The Zone station was outrageous, unprofessional, and most certainly fireable.

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Atlanta radio hosts fired after making fun of Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports


The above quote about sums it up. 

I haven’t listened to the clip because, frankly, the entire situation is sickening. 

I do, however, recommend reading Gleason’s guest column on SI.com and supporting his charity, Team Gleason, by making a donation or hitting up the Team Gleason store

If you hate T.Swift or cheerleaders in bikinis, don’t watch. 

Would’ve been nice if they’d been actually riding around in the back of the pickup truck instead of just hanging out the window while it was parked, though. AND I personally think it was a major fail not to have more of the muddy cheerleader on the four-wheeler — would’ve been a much better way to end it than the chick kissing the alligator. I mean, really.

I think I need a new career in cheerleader cinematography.

via Model claims she ‘spent the night’ at Katherine Webb’s boyfriend A.J. McCarron’s home | Mail Online
Okay, look. Spending the night at someone’s house to avoid driving while intoxicated is what you’re supposed to do, even if the person you’re crashing with has a significant other, even if you used to date that person. Seriously, if that’s what has to happen to avoid driving under the influence and putting your life and the lives of others at risk, do it. 
But don’t talk about it. Don’t tell the Daily Mail of all places, and don’t say things like “I’m trying to be careful about what I say because I feel really bad” because no you do not, sister. 
If Miss Margaret Wood was really trying to be careful about it, she wouldn’t have taken it to the press in the first place. (How else did a UK tabloid found out?) Sleep on the couch, catch your flight the next day, move on.
Being safe and staying off the roads is admirable, but if that was her reason for staying, why is this a story? Because she chose to tell the world she stayed the night with a guy who is very publicly in a relationship. That’s not doing the right thing; that’s being an attention whore. 
But her Twitter followers probably already knew that. 

via Model claims she ‘spent the night’ at Katherine Webb’s boyfriend A.J. McCarron’s home | Mail Online


Okay, look. Spending the night at someone’s house to avoid driving while intoxicated is what you’re supposed to do, even if the person you’re crashing with has a significant other, even if you used to date that person. Seriously, if that’s what has to happen to avoid driving under the influence and putting your life and the lives of others at risk, do it. 

But don’t talk about it. Don’t tell the Daily Mail of all places, and don’t say things like “I’m trying to be careful about what I say because I feel really bad” because no you do not, sister. 

If Miss Margaret Wood was really trying to be careful about it, she wouldn’t have taken it to the press in the first place. (How else did a UK tabloid found out?) Sleep on the couch, catch your flight the next day, move on.

Being safe and staying off the roads is admirable, but if that was her reason for staying, why is this a story? Because she chose to tell the world she stayed the night with a guy who is very publicly in a relationship. That’s not doing the right thing; that’s being an attention whore. 

But her Twitter followers probably already knew that

If Nathan Tilford goes from being a highly-rated incoming high school prospect to a top college prospect, and if he honors his verbal commitment to the Trojans in 2017 when it actually counts, and if Lane Kiffin is still at USC to see it and benefit from it, then his grin in this photo will be totally justified. 
That’s a lot of IFs to sort out but, you know, we have four years, because the kid’s not even in high school yet. 
Read my take: College Football Recruiting: Eighth-Grader Verbally Commits to USC

If Nathan Tilford goes from being a highly-rated incoming high school prospect to a top college prospect, and if he honors his verbal commitment to the Trojans in 2017 when it actually counts, and if Lane Kiffin is still at USC to see it and benefit from it, then his grin in this photo will be totally justified. 

That’s a lot of IFs to sort out but, you know, we have four years, because the kid’s not even in high school yet. 

Read my take: College Football Recruiting: Eighth-Grader Verbally Commits to USC

Rant Sports College Football Top 100 Rankings: No. 91 Maryland Terrapins
The 100 teams in 100 days series were some of my very first posts for Rant Sports last summer, and they were some of my favorites. Teams are so much more interesting to follow throughout the season when you’re so familiar with them and their individual issues. 
I already follow Maryland (duh), so I was excited to snag the Terps for my first preview for this year’s countdown. Check it out!

Rant Sports College Football Top 100 Rankings: No. 91 Maryland Terrapins

The 100 teams in 100 days series were some of my very first posts for Rant Sports last summer, and they were some of my favorites. Teams are so much more interesting to follow throughout the season when you’re so familiar with them and their individual issues. 

I already follow Maryland (duh), so I was excited to snag the Terps for my first preview for this year’s countdown. Check it out!

Marqise Lee and the Top Pac-12 Wide Receivers in 2013
This list: 
Is not comprehensive
Does not include tight ends even though there were two among the conference’s top 20 receivers last season
Does not include incoming freshmen (that will be another list)
Does not even include at least one player from each team
Took a solid 8-9 hours of my day/night that, frankly, I didn’t have, so please, please, please click here and check it out. There are pretty pictures. PLEASE

Marqise Lee and the Top Pac-12 Wide Receivers in 2013


This list: 

  1. Is not comprehensive
  2. Does not include tight ends even though there were two among the conference’s top 20 receivers last season
  3. Does not include incoming freshmen (that will be another list)
  4. Does not even include at least one player from each team
  5. Took a solid 8-9 hours of my day/night that, frankly, I didn’t have, so please, please, please click here and check it out. There are pretty pictures. PLEASE
Will Pac-12 Football Championship Game Live Up to Prime Time TV Spot?
The first two were better left in that Friday night spot on Fox. Saturday night on ESPN is the big-time (well, sort of. It’s opposite the SEC title game, so it’s only sort of big-time. You know how that goes.)
ANYWAY. Will this year’s game be ready for the spotlight? [Read the rest on Rant Sports]

Will Pac-12 Football Championship Game Live Up to Prime Time TV Spot?

The first two were better left in that Friday night spot on Fox. Saturday night on ESPN is the big-time (well, sort of. It’s opposite the SEC title game, so it’s only sort of big-time. You know how that goes.)

ANYWAY. Will this year’s game be ready for the spotlight? [Read the rest on Rant Sports]

College football programs in Oklahoma selling T-shirt for tornado disaster relief | Campus Union - SI.com
There’s a lot to be said for just making a donation, giving just to give because you can and because it’s the right thing to do.
Still, there are ways to help support tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma and get a little something for yourself, too. 
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa are all selling the OK TOGETHER shirts shown above on their team websites. It’s a great message (I have family ties to Oklahoma, and to both OU and OSU, so it definitely rings true for me) and all proceeds from the shirts go to United Way disaster relief efforts. 
[Get one here. Or here. Or here.]
If you’re more the bling type than the t-shirt type, Dogeared is donating $5 from each State of Mind purchase between now and June 6 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The State of Mind collection features silver and gold necklaces of each state, and whether you pick up Oklahoma or a different state close to your heart, $5 still goes to a good cause.
(Yes, you could totally just make a donation, but if you’d been coveting a state-shaped necklace for awhile like I was, might as well put it in the shopping cart now, right? Especially with free shipping all weekend.)
UPDATED TO ADD: Kevin Durant and Nike are partnering up to send the profits from Oklahoma City KD V Elites purchased between now and 6/15 to Oklahoma relief efforts. They’re not stilettos, but if you get them before the cutoff, they’re 100% Sports in Stilettos approved.
If you’re looking for other ways to help the affected areas, NBC News has the rundown on the relief organizations working in the area and what they need, as well as their contact info. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for some tips to keep your personal and financial information and make sure your donation gets to a legitimate organization. 

College football programs in Oklahoma selling T-shirt for tornado disaster relief | Campus Union - SI.com

There’s a lot to be said for just making a donation, giving just to give because you can and because it’s the right thing to do.

Still, there are ways to help support tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma and get a little something for yourself, too. 

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa are all selling the OK TOGETHER shirts shown above on their team websites. It’s a great message (I have family ties to Oklahoma, and to both OU and OSU, so it definitely rings true for me) and all proceeds from the shirts go to United Way disaster relief efforts. 

[Get one here. Or here. Or here.]

If you’re more the bling type than the t-shirt type, Dogeared is donating $5 from each State of Mind purchase between now and June 6 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The State of Mind collection features silver and gold necklaces of each state, and whether you pick up Oklahoma or a different state close to your heart, $5 still goes to a good cause.

(Yes, you could totally just make a donation, but if you’d been coveting a state-shaped necklace for awhile like I was, might as well put it in the shopping cart now, right? Especially with free shipping all weekend.)

UPDATED TO ADD: Kevin Durant and Nike are partnering up to send the profits from Oklahoma City KD V Elites purchased between now and 6/15 to Oklahoma relief efforts. They’re not stilettos, but if you get them before the cutoff, they’re 100% Sports in Stilettos approved.

If you’re looking for other ways to help the affected areas, NBC News has the rundown on the relief organizations working in the area and what they need, as well as their contact info. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for some tips to keep your personal and financial information and make sure your donation gets to a legitimate organization. 

I want to hang out with Layla! 
Totally worth a trip to LA! (Then again, a trip to Los Angeles is worth the trip on its own. But the chance to become BFFs with Layla Kiffin makes it even better.)

I want to hang out with Layla! 

Totally worth a trip to LA! (Then again, a trip to Los Angeles is worth the trip on its own. But the chance to become BFFs with Layla Kiffin makes it even better.)

USC Trojans Football: Marqise Lee Moving to Defense?
My latest for Rant Sports. 
There’s been casual chatter about this since last season, but think about it. He started out in high school as a defender. Lane Kiffin said he could be a first-round pick playing defensive back.
What if he’s EVEN BETTER on defense than at WR? Whoa.  

USC Trojans Football: Marqise Lee Moving to Defense?


My latest for Rant Sports. 

There’s been casual chatter about this since last season, but think about it. He started out in high school as a defender. Lane Kiffin said he could be a first-round pick playing defensive back.

What if he’s EVEN BETTER on defense than at WR? Whoa.