2010 Audio: Saban’s House ‘Painted’ and ‘Papered’

In the wake of an Alabama fan poisoning the venerable Toomer’s Oaks on the campus of Auburn, I thought it instructive to present another example of when the Alabama-Auburn rivalry goes too far - to help outsiders understand why UA-AU is, in my view, the most vicious rivalry in sports.

Appearing on his Learfield Sports radio […]


“who is good at writing papers????????? i pay…”

Today on Twitter Auburn football player Jordan Spriggs made an interesting offer to his nearly 500 followers:

man who is good at writing papers?????????????? i pay…
Spriggs’ Auburn teammate, senior defensive end Antoine Carter re-Tweeted Spriggs’ solicitation while lightly scolding the freshman defensive back:
u gotta be the dumbest person in the world lol


MLBer: ‘Something Bad Needs To Happen’ To Vick

Animal rescue advocates Mark and wife Jamie Buerhle were profiled today by Scott Merkin in a piece published by MLB.com.

(Merkin Tweeted quotes before MLB.com deleted them from piece)
As part of the story, Chicago White Sox Pitcher Buerhle said of notorious past dog abuser Michael Vick:
“He had a great year and a great comeback, […]


UCLA Fan Sites Killed Defensive Coordinator Hire

Exactly one week ago, the USC DAILY TROJAN student newspaper reported that former USC assistant football coach Rocky Seto had accepted an offer to become UCLA’s Defensive Coordinator.

Originally included in that report was a text message attributed to Seto that read: “[I] accepted the position tonight to coordinate at UCLA. Praise the Lord!”
The same day, […]


Witness: Instigator Simms Called Howard ‘Fraud’

Yesterday I reported on a confrontation that went down between Phil Simms and Desmond Howard at the NFL Xperience exhibit in Dallas on Saturday.

The heated exchange between Simms and Howard came to light after Howard sent out a series of Tweets indicating that he’d been antagonized by Simms to the point of Simms threatening violence […]


Auburn Vet Etheridge Rips 17-Year-Old Kouandjio

Saturday on Twitter a prominent member of the Auburn Football Family provided us his unfiltered reaction to football recruit Cyrus Kouandjio joining his brother Arie Kouandjio at the University of Alabama.

From his official Twitter account, Zac Etheridge, a starting defensive back for the 2010 Auburn football team and longtime mainstay for the Tigers, Tweeted […]


Cops Stop Phil Simms Attack On ESPN’s Howard

Saturday ESPN’s Desmond Howard reported on his official Twitter account that he was nearly physically attacked by CBS announcer Phil Simms while at the NFL Xperience exhibit in Dallas.

(Simms one hour before confrontation with Howard)
Howard reported in a serious of Tweets:
At NFL-Xperience and Phil Simms just threatened 2 hit me b/c I said his […]


Miss. State Player Now Suspended For Tweets

Early Thursday I noted a critical Tweet sent out by Mississippi State guard Ravern Johnson after a 75-61 loss to Alabama on Wednesday.

Johnson wrote on his Twitter account, which has since been deleted:
“Starting to see why people Transfer. You can play the minutes but not getting your talents shown because u watching someone else wit […]


Media: Twitter Separates Strong From The Tweet

Last night a garden variety SEC basketball game played out between Mississippi State and Alabama in Tuscaloosa. (In coasting to a 75-61 win, the Crimson Tide completed a season sweep of the Bulldogs.)

(See update on new story development at bottom of this post)
In past years, the game would ultimately be of no consequence, but […]


Reneging Recruit’s Facebook Hate Claim Is Bogus

Five weeks ago, the state of Mississippi’s top football recruit, linebacker CJ Johnson, said the following about his verbal commitment to play football at Mississippi State:

“I am still going to visit Ole Miss and LSU. I want to just take those visits to just visit and my mom said I should take advantage of the […]