Saturday, July 14, 2007

Richardson arrested on drug charge

Going from stabbed to this?

Quintin Richardson, 18, an offensive lineman and former Spring Valley High star, is charged with simple possession of marijuana. Richardson was arrested outside Hunter’s Green Apartments at 1013 N. Kings Way, where deputies responded at 7 p.m. to a 911 call of shots fired. Deputies found a vehicle and four people, including Richardson, matching information the caller provided. Richardson had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket. Bullets also were found on the scene, but no one has been charged in connection with them.

The 6-foot-4, 276-pound Richardson is the only offensive lineman the Gamecocks signed this year.


Thinking of betting this season on the SEC?

According to the lines at, LSU is even money to win the title, while prohibitive SEC East favorite, Florida, is at +125 (that means a bet of $100 yields $115).

The conference shakes out thusly:

1. Florida (-130 div, +125 conf)
2. Georgia (+250 div, +400 conf)
3. Tennessee (+300 div, +525 conf)
4. South Carolina (+425 div, +825 conf)
5. Kentucky (+500 div, +1500 conf)
6. Vanderbilt (+2000 div, +12500 conf)

1. LSU (-110 div, EVEN conf)
2. Auburn (+160 div, +525 conf)
3. Arkansas (+250 div, +525 conf)
4. Alabama (+425 div, +825 conf)
5. Ole Miss (+1000 div, +4000 conf)
6. Mississippi State (+1600 div, +8500 conf)

So who is your favorite going into the season? Do you agree with the bets?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday trivia

... because I don't feel like being productive?

In the last series of Friday trivia some people complained that the questions were too hard. Each and every one of them can feel free to fuck off.

1. What town is Middle Tennessee State in?

2. Name all the teams in the Big 10.

3. What is the oldest bowl game?

4. Who is UCLA's coach?

5. As of today, Friday July 13, 2007, how many days has it been since Clemson last beat South Carolina in football?

6. Who plays in the rivalry game known as the 'civil war'?

7. What are the names of the stadiums the following schools play in

a. Florida State
b. Mississippi
c. Virginia Tech
d. Wisconsin
e. Nebraska

8. What are the differences between wide receivers, slots, and split ends? Bonus if you know the difference between X and Y receivers.

Answers soon.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Plastic man doesn't melt in Vegas

South Carolina Pre-season #6

1. Southern Cal
2. Michigan
3. West Virginia (defense not included)
4. Texas
5. LSU
6. South Carolina

This is causing a minor stir over at Everyday Should Be Saturday.

I mean seriously, why is Michigan in the top 5 every preseason, and rarely post season.

Oklahoma cheats more the runner up U.

Dirty players and a Dirty Coach. It is about time the NCAA put there foot down about OU cheating. Give Mack Brown another victory over Oklahoma.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Is Tommy Bowden that bad of a coach?

Tommy Bowden is ranked as one of the worst coaches by Article HERE.
Here is what it says:

3) Tommy Bowden, Clemson: How does a team with James Davis, C.J. Spiller and Gaines Adams manage to lose four of its last five? How does a program with Clemson's resources fail to crack 8-4? And how has Bowden managed to survive half a decade on the hot seat?

I have to agree. CU has two of the best running backs, probably second to Ark-Kansas, and they fail to win games. Mr. Harper's sole job this year at QB for CU should be to hand off to Davis and Spiller. Mix in a throw and run the I....simple. Some fans up here in the upstate say clemson will go 9-3...any chance?

What do you think? Does he deserve it? Thoughts on the rest of the article by Stewart Mandel?

Bad Sooner...

Somebody got caught.....The Oklahoma football program must forfeit its wins from the 2005 season and will lose two scholarships for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. The penalties, announced Wednesday by the NCAA, stem from a case involving two players, including the Sooners' starting quarterback, who were kicked off the team for being paid for work they had not performed at a Norman car more HERE.

Also seems the FSU AD will be losing his job in 18 months. I guess since you can not fire Bobby this is the second best thing to satisfy the fan base. It must suck for him to lose his job that was paying 550k. Read more HERE.

Bad week for SC Baseball Alum...

Powell down -- Former University of South Carolina catcher Landon Powell has suffered a season-ending injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, according to, Web site of the Oakland A’s AAA affiliate in Sacramento, Calif. Powell, who suffered a similar injury two years ago and missed an entire season, had recently been promoted to Sacramento from AA Midland. At Midland, he hit .292 with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 62 games. He had played four games at Sacramento, batting .294 with solo home runs in each of his first three games.

Melillo on sidelines -- Powell’s teammate at Sacramento and former USC teammate, Kevin Melillo, has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 3 with a sprained right wrist, according to Melillo had aggravated his already sore wrist on Monday, the Web site said. Melillo has been with Sacramento most of the season, batting .266 with 8 homers, 45 runs batted in and 6 stolen bases. He also was called for one appearance with Oakland, drawing a walk in a pinch-hit role before being returned to Sacramento.

McBeth demoted -- Cincinnati Reds pitcher Marcus McBeth, a Woodruff native and former University of South Carolina outfielder, has been optioned to AAA Louisville. The right-handed reliever had a 2-2 record and a 7.59 earned-run average in 10 innings over 12 appearances.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

FSU has been talking smack

It seems that fans of FSU think they have the hardest schedule in the nation and they don't understand why the gamechickens are getting any credit for a weak schedule. Well take a look at the schedules and let me know what you think.

09/03/07 at Clemson Clemson, SC 8:00 p.m. ET
09/08/07 vs. UAB Tallahassee, Fla. 5:00 p.m. ET
09/15/07 at Colorado Boulder, CO 10:00 p.m. ET
09/29/07 vs. Alabama Jacksonville, FL TBA
10/06/07vs. North Carolina State Tallahassee, Fla. TBA
10/11/07 at Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC 7:30 p.m. ET
10/20/07 vs. Miami Tallahassee, Fla. TBA
10/27/07 vs. Duke Tallahassee, Fla. TBA
11/03/07 at Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA TBA
11/10/07 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA TBA
11/17/07 vs. Maryland Tallahassee, Fla. TBA
11/24/07 at Florida Gainesville, Fla. TBA

vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Columbia, S.C. TBA
09/08/07 at Georgia Athens, Ga. 5:45 p.m. ET
09/15/07 vs. South Carolina State Columbia, S.C. TBA
09/22/07 at LSU Baton Rouge, La. TBA
09/29/07 vs. Mississippi State Columbia, S.C. TBA
10/04/07 vs. Kentucky Columbia, S.C. 7:30 p.m. ET
10/13/07 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. TBA
10/20/07 vs. Vanderbilt Columbia, S.C. TBA
10/27/07 at Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11/03/07 at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. TBA
11/10/07 vs. Florida Columbia, S.C. TBA
11/24/07 vs. Clemson Columbia, S.C. TBA

Spurrier addresses media...

Here are two articles that shed light on the news conference held yesterday about summer workouts and what god, I mean Spurrier had to say about the USC football team heading into the fall season. May not be the year of the gamecock on the Chinese calender this year but it is growing closer with each season that Spurrier is the Ole Ball Coach at SC. I do feel like the season will be fun to watch, heck, we may run up the score against a team or two.


What are your thoughts on what he had to say yesterday?

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Check out this picture of a USC coed!

Link: USC Coed

Back Back Back back, How much can we take from Espn

Well I ended up watching the Home Run Derby last night in San Fran. It turned out to be a pretty good showing from some young players like Matt Holiday and Jose Rios. The best part of the HR derby was the crazy Hispanic with the Dominican flag. After Vlad hit a home run in the 2nd round this guy runs out and whips Vlads face with the flag. Well it turns out that the crazy guy is actually his barber.

Jose Lopez rushes over to congratulate Los Angeles Angels' Vladimir Guerrero after Guerrero won the All-Star Home Run Baseball Derby in San Francisco, Monday, July 9, 2007. Lopez is Guerrero's barber.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Brandon Wallace signed a 2 year deal with the Boston Celtics, GM Danny Angie has been real impressed with his game in Las Vegas.
Well it is good to be back, and reading the post from the past week. I figured I would post some questions for the readers.

1.) Who is on the hotter seat.... Dave Odom or Tommy Bowden for the upcoming season in there sport?

2.) What incoming freshman will have the most impact for the 2007 football season for the tigers and gamecocks?
3.) Who will be the starting QB’s when the tigers and cocks meet in November?
4.) Who will lead the Gamecocks and Tigers in rushing yards for the 2007 season?
5.) Who will lead the Gamecocks and Tigers in receiving yards for the 2007 season?

Rivals has S. Carolina at 29

Anyone been following the countdown of the Top 50 teams? If you have not then go here to view the latest (right now they are on number 19 but you can view from 19-50). The Rivals crew does a good job of going in-depth on each team and breaking it down.

Anyway, they have South Carolina at number at number 29. Read it here.
Also have Klempson at number 26. Read it here.

Do you agree with their analysis and ranking??? Give some thoughts to the 07-08 season.

Gamecocks Under Armour Wallpaper

What do you think? I think we should not go down this road kind of like that whole "we are" cheer.....we need to develop our own traditions.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

A Sunday Golf Article for ya

As I watch the final round of the AT&T National today, I can not help but think about the Washington Post article I read last week.

The Washington Post's Eli Saslow wrote last week the best golf article I have read in a long time. First, understand that Saslow, the author, isn't a pro golfer, or even a single handicapper. He's like most of us - a confessed hacker who loves the game. And also like most hackers has pondered the question: What would a PGA Tour player shoot on the beat up, shortish, rough-around-the-edges courses we frequent every Saturday?

Well, he invited PGA Tour rookie Steve Marino who has solidified his status as one of the world's best golfers. He had three top-10 finishes and more than $700,000 in winnings so far this year.

It is interesting to read the comments about the typical "public" courses and see how Steve performs on them.
Now back to the Golf on TV.

Article - HERE.