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Is it bowl season already?

Is it bowl season already?

Hey, everybody. I’m in a great mood today. Why? It’s the holidays, the only time of the year when I can crank up my Burl Ives’ Greatest Hits CD without people looking at me funny. …

Amazing how the story lines never end for the Vikings. A blizzard caused the Metrodome roof to collapse over the weekend, sending tons of snow and Jimmy Hoffa crashing to the turf. …

I don’t get it. Jets strength coach Sal Alosi trips Dolphins DB Nolan Carroll on the sideline and everyone’s making a federal cast out of it. It’s New York, people. Carroll is lucky Alosi didn’t swipe his wallet, too. …

Classy gesture by Cam Newton to thank God, his parents and the NCAA’s short-sighted investigators during his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. …

Talk about an awkward moment. Michael Vick agreed to give Cowboys running back Tashard Choice an autograph Sunday night, but only after making sure Choice wasn’t handing him a subpoena. …

Manchester U invited the Chilean miners to attend a practice and a game in England this week. About half accepted the offer. The other half said they’d rather be trapped underground again than watch soccer. …

The axe finally fell on Josh McDaniels in Denver. Not sure if he’ll ever be a head coach again. So far, he only has one offer on the table: running the Patriots’ video department. …

Major news flash: I’ve decided to join the 21st century, so you can find me on Twitter. Now if only I could find me on Twitter. …

The biggest story to come out of baseball’s winter meetings? The Cubs, hoping to continue a rich tradition at Wrigley Field, signed a .196 hitter for $10 million. Next up on their offseason must-do list: Hiring John Rocker as their P.R. director. …

The bowl season begins this weekend. What’s that? You’re right. There’s no beginning, middle or end to the bowl season. …

In case you’ve misplaced your scorecard, there are 35 bowls on the docket — 36 if you count the one Texas assumed it would be in. …

Do not adjust your picture. Coaching neophyte Joe Paterno will be coaching against retiree-waiting-to-happen Urban Meyer in the Outback Bowl. …

I see where Dr. James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, including “Beware of the groupies in New York,” were auctioned off the other day for $4 million. …

The Browns were in the game at Buffalo on Sunday until Jake Delhomme threw a late interception. But then, isn’t every team in the game until Delhomme throws a late interception? …

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Snow collapses the Metrodome, bowl season is here and Mike Vick signs an autograph.