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Here’s some rain for the Kris Bryant call-up celebration parade

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Much-ballyhooed prospect Kris Bryant is receiving his big-league call-up from the Cubs on Friday. Bryant is so ballyhooed, in fact, that he is making people remember that ballyhooed is a word. The arrival of arguably the most hyped prospect since Bryce Harper is a cause for celebration on the North Side. ...

Detroit Tigers off to historically torrid start

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

For Detroit Tigers fans of a certain age, a fast start to the regular season is nothing new.  In 1984 the Motor City Kitties rocketed out to a 35-5 record through the first 40 games, a feat which has never been duplicated. It is unlikely a team is soon going to ...

Scumbag Dave Bliss hired to coach NAIA hoops program

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

In the case of Southwestern Christian University, Bliss is ignorance. The NAIA school in Oklahoma that no one has ever heard of prior to today accomplished its goal of changing that by hiring the 71-year-old former Baylor coach, who is perhaps the worst scumbag ever produced by an industry teeming with ...

How Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall both made right choice

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The coaching darlings of the mid-major basketball world, Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall, both made very different decisions about their futures this week. Smart decided to finally make the jump from Virginia Commonwealth to Texas, while Marshall passed up Alabama's big money for a raise from Wichita State. Both made the ...

The Big East Goes Back to the Future

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A pair of Big East programs that were national powers in the 1980s announced their new coaches on Sunday, though both left people scratching their heads for different reasons. St. John's is turning to the most prominent name in program history, while DePaul will turn to... a name in program history. Chris ...

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night? UPDATE: Yeah…

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn't take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you're dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season -- it may well be a few games under .500 or a ...

Sunday’s big NCAA winner: Genitalia

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

College sports are played by college kids, and sometimes college kids say things that, say, a 30-year-old would not. After all, like Bill Cosby always used to tell us, "Here, have a drink" kids say the darndest things. Both Virginia forward Darion Atkins and Wichita State guard Fred Van Vleet fell ...

Join the World’s Largest NIT Office Pool!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Anybody can fill out an NCAA bracket and win their office pool. (HINT: Take Kentucky). But do you have what it really takes to prove yourself as a hoops guru? Here at Rumors and Rants, we are looking to find the real cream of the crop -- those of you capable ...