Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Butler’s Blue II Ready to Chomp on the Atlantic 10

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After losing Charlotte to Conference USA and Temple to the Big East, the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Conference appeared destined to spiral down the crapper like a stale floater on a scorching hot summer afternoon. Alas, the clouds dissipated and two beacons of light shined down from the heavens in the forms ...

Top 10 Athlete Stamps in U.S. Postal History

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Three flights of stairs separate me from my mailbox, so I have plenty of time to ponder the world’s greatest mysteries in transit. On one of these jaunts I was thinking, “When was the last time I actually mailed something? Sure I get mail, but when was the last time I ...

Top 10 Father-Son Sports Combos: Juniors and Seniors Only

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Always in the market for a new television show, I was instructed to check out ABC’s “Happy Endings.” I was told it was in the mold of “How I Met Your Mother” and that I’d like it. So I queued up On Demand episodes. Not bad. Some laughs, some misses. But ...

Georgia Manager Suspended For 2012 Little League World Series

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The manager of the Warner Robins (Georgia) Little League team that competed in the 2011 Little League World Series has been suspended for the 2012 edition of the event for breaking tournament rules. Little League International spokesman Stephen Barr announced Tuesday that Phillip Johnson of the Warner Robins American Little League ...

2011 Losers Of The Year

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Last year, we began what we hope becomes a tradition here at Rumors and Rants and tipped our hats to Cheap Trick by naming the losers of the year in every sport we pay attention to. In case you are wondering, there is no scientific formula to being named loser of ...

Missouri Is Using The SEC…Hopefully

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

  Missouri's flirtation with the SEC is just that, a flirtation. They know full well they'll never be able to compete in that league and are just using them to get the conference they really want to look at them: the B1G Ten. Check out the lede to this article from the ...

Jay Mariotti To Stand Trial For Stalking, Assault Charges

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Tuesday, a judge ruled former ESPN commentator Jay Mariotti will stand trial on charges he stalked, injured and assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham ruled there was sufficient evidence for Mariotti to be tried on one felony count each of stalking, corporal injury to a spouse or ...

The NCAA Cares More About Mascots Than Ohio State At The Moment

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

It has been five years since the NCAA enacted a policy that essentially prohibits member institutions from using Native American mascots and logos. This policy supposedly affected many schools including well-known ones like the Florida State Seminoles, Utah Utes, and Illinois Fighting Illini. Illinois even got rid of Chief Illiniwek, ...