Archive for the ‘Indiana Hoosiers’ Category

College Football’s Ass End Learns To Wipe Better

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

I know times are bad right now. Jobs keep disappearing faster than Deadspin posting photos of fans with creatively-shaved chest hair or Kanye West saying “I." But there’s hope. Good times, they are a comin.’ How can I be so optimistic? It’s simple. If the dredges of college football can actually get  their ...

R.I.P. Myles Brand (1942-2009)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Wow, talk about your rough day for Indianapolis-based sports patriarchs. First, news came this morning that Indiana Pacers co-owner Mel Simon had died. His Rumors and Rants-styled obit is below or here. But now this afternoon, the NCAA, headquartered in Indianapolis, has sent out a press release that the association's president, Myles ...

A Rumors And Rants History Lesson: Frank Filchock

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

He was a celebrated college hero from my beloved alma mater I had never heard of.  A quarterback so good he stole playing time from Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II only to come home and play a major role in one of ...

Indiana Football Lays Out The Welcome Mat For Opposing Fans

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Sometimes you just know you suck. Like when Ben Affleck watches his movies, he knows it’s shit. Right? I mean, you’d have to. Well, as an Indiana University graduate I know my alma mater’s football team blows. Everyone knows. CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd ranked IU No. 97 among the 120 Division I ...

You Have Two Choices: Superman Or The Crap On Superman’s Boot

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

As an Indiana University graduate and fan, I frequently visit Peegs.com, rivals.com's IU affiliate. The site goes hand-in-hand with Inside Indiana, a magazine devoted to Hoosier sports. While Rivals' sites serve a purpose for providing all sorts of recruiting information and daily content on your favorite university, I've learned over the ...