Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's Your Friday Noon News

I know, I know, it's not actually Friday...hell it's not even noon yet. But you know what, it's the holidays and I'm traveling tomorrow. Besides, if I changed the title to "Thursday Ten Thirty News" today, I would just have to change it back next time I run one of these, which is annoying. While I still plan on posting for those of you who are still forced to tuck your shirts in tomorrow, I figure I'll get the heavy posting out of the way today. On to the hot stories.

-Justice has been served. The clever bastard who dressed up like a VT shooting victim and posted pictures on the Internet has been fired from his job at Bank of America. He then played the martyr card:

“Things are going to be hard now, especially since I have no outside support. … However, even though I will be starving over the holidays and my credit cards will all default, I still will not apologize,”

Keep up the good work, my friend, the longer you act like an idiot the more gratifying this whole thing is for me.

-First and Fired

In "News You Already Knew", Big Ten refs are corrupt. Other people have posted better humor on this than I can, including the Nittany Line, but, just so you know the facts. The guy has a gambling problem, not exactly a desirable quality in a big time ref:
He allegedly has gambled at casinos as far back as the 1980s, and a sister-in-law said gambling losses incurred by Pamon and Pamon's wife led to the couple filing for bankruptcy.

Oh, speaking of undesirable qualities for big time refs human beings:
In 1997, he was charged with repeatedly beating three of his girlfriend's four sons with an electrical cord. He told authorities he beat the boys three times.

Um, moving on, the Big Ten has decided they will increase their background checks, performing them every year. In typical fashion, they will not specify how they plan to make their background checks more effective, which mean, when you get down to it, the Big Ten isn't going to do anything at all.

-FSU players change the meaning of 'teamwork'. Either 20, 23, or 25 players, depending on who you ask, cheated on an online test. While this is not good, FSU has a bigger problem: why are you hiring professors that think it's ok to give open book, take it anywhere exams? You have 25 Florida State football players in your class. Comeon.

And from the fellow Bowden haters over at EDSBS:
It’s also a clear sign Bobby Bowden just shows up to wear a hat before returning to soft blankets, Civil War histories, and applesauce, and has no real power left to speak of in the day-to-day running of the program. Because this never would have happened in his prime. The reporting, that is.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Thanks for the compliment