Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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, ...

Doc Rivers “Probably Will” Be Back Next Year

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Boston Celtics were smacked around by the Miami Heat in a five-game series that ended the Celtics' hopes of returning to the NBA Finals for the third time in four years. Miami's 97-87 win Wednesday night, gave the Heat at 4-1 series win over the defending Eastern Conference champions. Thoughts ...

Ken Griffey Jr. Cooking Up Some Nike Fresh Airs

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

We always like when people combine actual humans with cartoons. Or even when real live people get tangled up with puppets. That stuff is always good for a laugh. With that in mind, we're fans of the above video. It includes Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh and Desean Jackson cruising through a ...

FX Cancels Lights Out. Why Can’t Sports Dramas Last?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

FX Networks officially announced last week that boxing drama "Lights Out" will not be brought back for a second season. Despite critical acclaim and a ton of support internally at FX, the show will unfortunately have its final episode next Tuesday. Personally, I really enjoyed "Lights Out" and thought a gritty ...