I thought I’d seen and heard it all … But then I read this, and listened to the interview.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Louisiana State University is now a Micro-Brewery, that’s right, now instead of bringing your own beer to the tailgate, or mixing your own shine; you will now be able to experience Saturday in Death Valley full of LSU’s own home-brewed BEER, Name To Be Determined.

Just remember everyone, this is for educational purposes only, and not for the purpose of obtaining inebriation.For the record, I think that holding Collegiate classes in a Micro-Brewery is an Awesome yet Very Very Bad idea.

How many athletes will be allowed to register for Micro-Brewing 101 at a time? And in season?

UPDATED 7/22/11

Bloomberg Business Week weighs in http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9OJLKN82.htm 

The News Star gives their Nickles worth http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110721/OPINION01/107210314

Posted: Wednesday, 20 July 2011 3:21PM

LSU to brew & sell own brand of beer

Chris Miller Reporting

Given LSU’s reputation as a party school, it’s hard to believe this is a new thing, but the school this fall will begin selling its own line of beer, crafted by students, with the help of a Baton Rouge micro-brewery.

Tin Roof brewing owner William McGehee says the LSU-themed beer is brewed with Tiger tailgaters in mind.

“It’s going to be a light and crisp refreshing blond ale,” said McGehee.  “It’s hot down here at least nine months out of the year.”

Tin Roof Brewing Company owner William McGehee:


But the purpose of this pilsner, says McGehee, is not inebriation, but education.

“Some of the professors from the food science department are going to hold classes over at the brewery,” McGehee said.  “We just wanted to teach, I guess share, our passion for beer.”

McGehee says they will also offer internships for students wanting to learn more about the business.  There’s no official roll-out date yet, but plans are to get it on store shelves during football season.

Several LSU fans made suggestions for a name for the LSU beer on WWL Radio’s  Facebook page.

LSBrew, The Golden Beer from Tigerland, Tiger Bait, and Tiger Golden, were a few of the suggested brand names for the beer.

Here it is … By popular demand … The Concession Stand Brings you Federal Bungling 101

The Rocket Man has gone to Washington, and at least this time has escaped would be catastrophe … Roger Clemens has K’d the side with the Bases Loaded, Nobody Out, and The United States Justice Department at the Plate.

The Instructions were simple “Do not mention the hearsay testimony of Laura Pettitte”, yet the Prosecution  did that today on Day 2 of the Clemens perjury trial … not once but twice, and apparently in this courtroom they play 3-2 Catholic League Rules. Two strikes against his pitches were all U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton needed to grant a Defense motion to declare a Mistrial. This award of mistrial was granted on the belief of the Court that given the presence of this inadmissible evidence, that it would be nearly impossible for Roger “Rocket Man” Clemens to get a fair and just trial.

Regardless of how you feel about Roger Clemens, Steroids, Congress, MLB, and The Mitchell Report, this country is built on a belief system of laws which provide the accused the right to a fair and speedy trial by a jury of their peers. That unalienable right has been stripped from Clemens, the stripping of that right, not guilt or innocence, is why Roger Clemens will NEVER see the inside of a Prison Cell.

A hearing will be held in September to determine whether or not to grant a new trial, or to simply dismiss the case; either way, today was a Victory in Game 3 of the World Series with Team Clemens now up 3-0 in the Series with their Ace ready to come back for Game 4.

ESPN: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/6768625/roger-clemens-trial-judge-declares-mistrial

NYPOST: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/judge_declares_recess_case_consider_39laru168VaNuSTiV3ayqM

YAHOO: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AvEVMKs0UKQD9RSmBySLOeI5nYcB?slug=lc-carpenter_clemens_mistrial_071411

YAHOO: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ai6.gMzmyjmBLA6K96NDAsw5nYcB?slug=ap-clemens-steroids-optional

Reality can be denied no longer, there is material confirmation that Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter is nothing more than an Attention Grabbing … Money Grubbing W#@re!!!

3,000 hits as a Major Leaguer is NOT about what shoes you have on in warm ups, what cleats you wear in the game, or when the merchandise and clothing commemorating your milestone will be on sale to the brainwashed masses.

3,000 hits is something that only 27 people have accomplished, and something NO Yankee has EVER done!!! Thus we have our answer as to why the Yankees caved and gave this washed up has-been a 3yr deal when a 1yr deal was a stretch to yield value. That answer is that the Yankees themselves are the Dark Masters of greed, and Derek Jeter is merely their Pawn/Apprentice. Don’t be fooled, the Yankees will have their share of $$$ from the merchandise when this happens, then they will sell you specs of dirt or grass; telling the public that the 3,000 hit ball touched those molecules of earth.

This isn’t a Milestone of Baseball history, this is the Day the Music Died, this is the day 3,000 hits will be forever cheapened … Thank You Derek Jeter … Thanks for taking this moment from us … DAMN YANKEES!!!

Derek Jeter’s ’3K’ shoes contain sentimental surprise

There is a lot of exposure to be gained from Derek Jeter’s(notes) run to 3,000 hits and Jordan Brand is among those set to clean up. Though the New York Yankees star has only reached 2,997 hits, the Nike-owned line has already introduced its new “DJ3K Collection,” which features a trainer shoe, a cleat and a special pair of batting gloves. It’s the 10th time that Jeter has inspired a featured shoe through Jordan Brand.

Jeter is expected to be wearing the special cleats starting with Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay and I have to admit that the whole collection looks pretty sharp. But its appeal to me goes past pure aesthetics because the designers have put in a few personal touches that go past a focus-grouped logo or something similar.

RelatedCan we start enjoying Jeter’s run to 3,000? Please?

For one, the trainers are maroon, a color that pays tribute to Jeter’s alma mater in Western Michigan, Kalamazoo Central High School.

For another, both pairs of shoes contain liners with a special printing — the “contract” that his father, Dr. Charles Jeter, wrote and had him sign on his first day of high school. The agreement between the future star and his parents laid out a personal code of conduct, 18 points that cover everything from grade expectations (“3.8 or above, 4.0 — extra reward”) to his dating life (“Respect girls/like you want to be respected”).

Check the liners out:  

Derek Jeter’s ’3K’ shoes contain sentimental surprise

OK, so the guidelines that Jeter followed to become one of the best Yankees in history are a little hard to read in a foot-shaped format, but Jeter himself will be able to read it in clearer fashion on the shoeboxes he will receive. That’s right, these shoes were created specifically for him and won’t be released for retail. That’s a shame, too, because they’d be a great collectible for any Jeter and Yankees fan out there.

6 hits shy of 3,000 Captain Mediocrity is headed to the Disabled List with a strained calf, sustained exiting the batter’s box last night. In all likelihood, those 6 hits would not have occurred before the Yankees arrived at Wrigley Field in Chicago this weekend based on Jeter’s batting average thus far this season of .260.

Is he hurt? Sure!

Is he dodging his date with history for 2 weeks? Without a doubt! Jeter is Captain Mediocrity for no reason other than he sits on the threshold of 3,000 career hits because he has successfully pulled the wool over management for a long enough period of time. The fact is, given enough at-bats in a stocked lineup, any major league hitter will reach 3,000 hits. Jeter is no dummy, he knows that once he achieves the milestone, that the media in New York, and across America will renew the talk that he is rapidly deteriorating, and should be benched in favor of younger, more productive players. He knows that this is his last chase for glory, and the man who has pulled the wool over the collective Yankee eye for 17 years knows that once this milestone is complete, that his swan song will truly be sung.

ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=6660933

NYPOST: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/yankeesblog/yankees_put_jeter_on_day_dl_UdZyZ3A0UC1r4ctGMN792N

NYTIMES: http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/jeter-and-yankees-weigh-their-options/?ref=sports

Derek Jeter, the Captain of Longevity in Tribute to Mediocrity has been injured running out of the Batter’s Box 6 hits shy of 3,000 career hits. This in all likelihood will send him into Wrigley Field this weekend to achieve this milestone which but for the misplaced loyalty of management he would be well short of having already retired.

Video of the Injury here:


According to the Miami Herald, not only did the Miami Heat win the NBA Championship, but they did it in 6 Games last night; and you can buy the Championship apparel at Macy’s. So I guess it’s time for all those Heat-haters to back off since the Dynasty has begun!

Or NOT!!!

I wrote it moments after John Kuester was Fired on June 5th, and now on June 7th, NBA League Sources are reporting that Detroit Pistons greats Isiah Thomas, and Bill Laimbeer on the short list to be the next Head Coach of the storied franchise.  If you feel the need to have someone else tell you what I’ve already told you, than here, here’s my ORIGINAL post, and then ESPN’s report from this evening.

Original Posting from 6/5/11:


ESPN Article from 6/7/11:

Updated: June 7, 2011, 9:35 PM ET

Sources: Isiah Thomas on Pistons’ list

  • By Chris Broussard

ESPN The Magazine


While Knicks fans fret about the possibility of Isiah Thomas returning to New York, theDetroit Pistons are considering Thomas for their vacant head coaching position, according to league sources.

Thomas is not the leading candidate, sources say, but he is on Detroit’s short list along with Mike Woodson, Kelvin Sampson and his former Pistons teammate Bill Laimbeer.

Thomas, currently the head coach at Florida International University, made headlines this past weekend after the Knicks announced on Friday that Donnie Walsh would not return as the club’s president and general manager. Because of Thomas’ close relationship with Knicks owner James Dolan, there was speculation that Thomas could regain control of the Knicks.

Sources close to the Knicks’ situation insist that Thomas will not be re-hired as the team’s president or general manager and Thomas told ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian O’Connor on Friday that he has “no desire to return” to the Knicks as president or as Walsh’s replacement.

Thomas served as the New York’s president in a controversial reign from 2003-2008 that left him among the most hated sports figures in recent New York history.

That is not the case, however, in Detroit, where Thomas led the Pistons to back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990. Widely regarded as the greatest player in franchise history, the Hall of Famer could return to a club that has suffered through three straight losing seasons.

While Thomas’ performance in the Knicks’ front office left much to be desired, he has enjoyed success as a coach. He led the Indiana Pacers to three consecutive playoff appearances from 2000-2003 and helped develop Jermaine O’NealJalen Rose and Ron Artest into stars. It’s that success with young players that has the Pistons intrigued, according to sources.

In 2002, Thomas led the Pacers to a 34-15 start and was the coach of the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game. However, the Pacers finished poorly and were eliminated in the first round for the third straight year, leading to Thomas’ firing.

After joining the Knicks as team president, Thomas took over the club’s coaching duties at the start of the 2006-2007 season. Over the next two years, his Knicks finished a disappointing 56-108.

Thomas, sources say, has been longing to return to the NBA. A return to Detroit would serve as a reunion with his close friend and former Hall of Fame backcourt mate, Joe Dumars, the Pistons’ president.

Chris Broussard covers the NBA for ESPN The Magazine.

In the biggest twist to TresselGate, Terrelle Pryor has shockingly announced through his Attorney that he will NOT return to Ohio State for his Senior Season this fall. Just as his Head Coach did just last week, Pryor has cast aside his honor, pride, and 5 game suspension. If this doesn’t scream GUILTY, then I don’t know what does. Tressel clearly knew about it all, and Pryor clearly did it ALL. Once his coach, his shield was gone, Pryor was left with no choice but to Scramble from the NCAA into Oblivion.

“In the best interests of my teammates, I’ve made the decision to forgo my  senior year of football at The Ohio State University,” Pryor said in a statement  issued by Columbus lawyer Larry James.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/06/07/ohio-state-terrelle-pryor.ap/index.html#ixzz1OdDf9OGk

This will also mean that the Ohio State Football Program will make everyone forget about SMU and their pay for play scandal. They’ll also very quickly make everyone say “USC who???”.

As a Michigan fan, I would rather beat OSU at their best, but will gladly enjoy watching them suffer for the next 10-20 years!!! The Governor will not be calling to save them, this Death Penalty will be carried out!!!


ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6636768

CNNSI: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/06/07/ohio-state-terrelle-pryor.ap/index.html?eref=BrkNews

Someone call Crash Davis, and call him fast … Bryce Harper is the modern-day Nuke LaLoosh. I don’t care who you are, or who you think you may become … You simply don’t blow a kiss at a Pitcher as you round the bases having just tagged him for a no doubt home run!!! Harper and the Nationals are lucky that he was only brushed back in his next at-bat … he should-be in the clubhouse nursing some bruised ribs at best!!!

See the video here: www.csnwashington.com/pages/video?PID=g6D1dHRyu_wq_NQKQU8ekDHGdfok0G3f

And Lose the MULLET!!!

ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6634378

The Pistons under the New Ownership of Tom Gores have Fired Head Coach John Kuester. By all accounts Kuester is a Great person and knowledgable basketball person. However, he has shown an inability to control his players, rather allowing his players to control him. This is why Kuester has now lost his 1st but likely not his last NBA Head Coaching Job.

The task facing Joe Dumars now is to find a replacement for Kuester who will help him and New Owner Tom Gores restore the Pistons to the Glory days of Chuck Daly and Larry Brown, when Championships were a way of life at the Palace. The list will be a short one, and sure to be on it will be 2 of Daly’s Piston legends in the persons of Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer.

Isiah in order to take this job will be required to do 2 things … 1, he must be willing to take direction from Dumars and not be in control of player personnel acquisitions … 2, he must once again gilt the New York Knicks, something he has become well accustomed to doing. His coaching record speaks to his possessing the credentials to rebuild the Pistons … http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/thomais01c.html

Laimbeer on the other hand if he’s to have a role, is likely best suited to be the Lead Assistant at this point. Yes he won Championships in the WNBA, but he’s no better than Kuester at this point in his career when it comes to being an NBA Head Coach, and the Pistons need someone with an NBA Head Coaching Resume.

Detroit Free Press coverage of the Kuester Firing: http://www.freep.com/article/20110605/SPORTS03/110605013/Pistons-fire-coach-John-Kuester?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE