So after playing a 15-14 first half where they had the lead going into the third quarter the Cal Golden Bears fizzled out and were crushed beneath the weight of the Oregon Ducks' potent offensive machine. Jeff Tedford has got to ge tsome accuracy out of his quarterback because Cal has got some legitimate playmakers on the edge. In bad news it looks like LaMichael James, Oregon's Heisman candidate running back, could be missing some serious time as he went down in an ugly arm injury. Let's hope the best for the kid.
If he does miss any extended time he will be another guy who returned to school only to suffer a serious injury. Could have left school a year ago but he came back to make that national title push with the Ducks.
Updated: LaMichael James reportedly suffered a dislocated elbow. This is a lot better than a break or other legitimate structural damage to the elbow. One of the "it looks worse than it is" type injuries. Depending upon the kid's pain threshold he should be back relatively quickly, most likely with some heavy wrap or a brace.
Got another Fetch Friday podcast for you folks and that means "OOooOH OOOH" for all you podcast veterans who know the bonus sound effect when you hear it. We've got our man on the ground in Baton Rouge, Carter Bryant the sports director at KLSU, on the podcast to talk a little Bayou Bengals.
Of course we hit on Jordan Jefferson's return and what that means for Jarrett Lee and the rest of the upcoming season and then we get into the defense. This LSU unit, and its newly minted ITB nickname "Death By 1,000 Knives" is ferocious and they're lead by the Honey Badger himself, Tyrann Mathieu. If your embedded player doesn't work click it here to get this podcast, it is another solid Fetch Friday listen.
Now here is something a little different but quite possibly the most fetch music offering that we've had to kickoff the weekend. Thanks to HutchNGo for turning me on to this, Party Rock is definitely in the house tonight.
On to the fetch folks of which there is plenty of today!
So, we'll start with Denard Robinson since the Wolverines are in our Slate of Eight this week as they play their first road game in traveling to Northwestern. Brady Hoke's boys have to pass this road test and they'll be doing it without the power of Denard Robinson's twitter account. Apparently the junior has pissed off a girl because she took over his account and proceeded to tweet from the @DenardX handle before the entire account was suspended.
The lesson here?
Get better passwords. Seriously. I doubt this girl was using some sort of password recovering software to get access to his account, odds are he either left it open or she knew the password. All people, get better passwords. Don't use the same password for everything. For realsies. I bet if you asked the kid on Wednesday if he thought his girl would act wild in front of 20,000+ people his answer would be no. Now, it definitely is not a no.
In other insanity type news I hope you got the chance to watch the epic Bomani Jones-Paul Finebaum-Dave Zirin segment on Outside The Lines from Thursday afternoon. The trio was set to discuss Hank Williams Jr and the entire hulabuloo surrounding the event but then Paul Finebaum, as he is known to do, derailed the intelligent discussion in favor of talk that illicited faces such as these from friend of the program Bomani Jones.
The kicker? Finebaum's classic quote that was about one grade above "yeah I have a black friend."
"Darius Rucker was there, he happens to be an African-American, you know that Bomani"
Special. Given the debacle that the Outside The Lines turned into Bomani had to take the time to actually write his points out for the people. There was intelligent discourse to be had and you shoudl most definitely go check that out.
Tweets will be coming in a spurts this weekend folks as I'll be on location in Chapel Hill and Raleighwood getting my chill on with some good, good friends. Be sure to tune into ESPN Triangle or 99.9 The Fan in the Triangle area to hear me on the radio with Adam Gold and Joe Ovies Friday afternoon. We'll be talking football and perhaps there will be some Pat Benatar. We'll be champagning it up in the morning and maybe, just maybe there will be a Four Lokos appearance?