Friday, July 20, 2007

Vanderbilt Hotline: The Last Day of this Part of My Life, Edition

That's right Commie nation, today is my last day of employment before taking a little vacation and preparing to head back to school. If you think I was all over the Commies before, you should expect a let down from here on out...so today better be a good one, it's not likely to get better than this.

We'll start with the pre-season All-SEC Selections. The Tennessean and the Nashville City Paper, coincidentally, each have someone on the paper named "Staff Writer" who wrote on the Commies selection. If you want to buy tickets to see these 5 All-SECers' 8 games in Nashville, click here to order tickets.

Despite football being on everyone's mind, Commodore basketball has reared its head in recent days. VUCommodores.com has the Rivals.com interview with Kevin Stallings, and a Q&A with Alex "Red" Gordon. It hasn't happened yet, but we anticipate the Commies 2007-08 schedule will be released in the next week or two.

Vanderbilt's Board of Trustees announced that Dennis C. Bottorff will chair the search committee charged with finding the next chancellor of Vanderbilt University. Ralph Loos has the story in today's Tennessean. According to Loos' story, "Bottorff is vice chairman of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust, a Vanderbilt graduate and chairman of the Nashville-based venture capital firm Council Ventures." In the days and weeks to come, VSL will offer the committee some suggestions as potential candidates, if you have anyone in mind, please let us know.

Michael Vick's legal trouble's continue according to today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Steve Visser writes that the State of Virginia is also looking into possibly indicting the Falcon quarterback for his role in an illegal dogfighting ring. It's not often where Pacman Jones gets to take the "high ground" or appear as the victim, but that now appears to be what's happening according to today's USA Today. Is it possible that Pacman's laywer has consulted with jamiecarroll, who has been arguing on this page for days now, that the NFL Commissioner was employing a double-standard.

The Poolboy is back and better than ever. This time, he's got charity events, a match.com update, and "getting sent back down" in his sights.

That's all I've got. VSL has been blowing up lately (over 900 hits in the last two days). Keep it going...

Bobby, OUT.

22 comments:

Douglas James said...

Australia is currently up 17-12 against Brazil. Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie.....Oi Oi Oi!!!

Stanimal said...

Ogilvy is the stat leader in the U-19 Tournament in PPG at 23.2. He's averaging a double-double in scoring and rebounds.

Boyer in the District said...

If anyone hasn't seen Senator Robert Byrd (Legend-WV) taking on Mike Vick, I highly encourage a youtube visit.

Douglas James said...

Is he the same guys who described the internet as a "series of tubes". I always get him confused with the crazy Senator from Alaska. There should be a rule that if you too old to control the TV remote then your too old to serve in Congress

Boyer in the District said...

I'm not sure if Byrd has used that before...but if he has, then it's no different than our current Commander in Chief referring to it as "the Internets" and going "on the Google."

Spot on, though. Spot on.

Douglas James said...

Australia lost by 1 point to Brazil. Australia trailed most the game (mostly due to the lack of bench scoring compared to Brazil). Croc OG dunked the ball with 11 seconds to take a 1 point lead 72-71, but Brazil came back and hit a lay up w/ 4 seconds to go. Australia took a timeout but instead of going to their dominant big man (who dropped 23 points on Brazil) they kicked it out to their 2nd leading scored Pat Mills to attempt a 3 pointer when all that was needed was 2 points for the win. He missed and the chance of a US/Australia meeting might have gone out the window

andrew banecker said...

Huge news in the making. For anyone who's ever watched how an NBA game was being officiated and thought, "What?! This ref's are blowing the game! I guess the fix is in," guess what? You were right. An NBA ref (haven't caught the name yet) was just indicted with gambling on games, including ones he in which was working. Also, ties to a mafia run gambling ring are being probed. I don't know about you, but this is vindication for decades of yelling at the screen while watching NBA games.

Bobby O'Shea said...

Murray Weiss of the New York Post (which occationally prints in english) broke the story

Here's the AP Story on the NBA Referee's Gambling Probe.

This sounds like a plan Phil Letardo set into motion before getting runover by his daughter's car.

Boyer in the District said...

This makes sense for the NBA.

Regards,

All the teams that tank at the end of the season in hopes of a higher lottery selection.

jamiecarroll said...

I want it to be known that I'm not defending Adam Jones and I'm not saying he isn't a knucklehead. He is definitely a knucklehead. But that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve fair treatment from the powers-that-be in the NFL. I just want Roger Goodell et al to pick a policy and stick with it.

That NBA Ref story is crazy...

Seamus O'Toole said...

Bobby - We're both winding down our last day at work. It getting misty over there? Single tear?

More importantly - I like my job and the people here but I want to pull a last-day-at-work prank. Anyone have any suggestions?

Stanimal said...

I'm still counting down. Only 7 days remain

Boyer in the District said...

8 days
2 hours
15 minutes

until I say "I Do."

Bobby O'Shea said...

Seamus,

You could steal everyone's lunches and blame it on the cleaning lady again.

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