Source: Jayhawk Hoops Players Caused KU Brawl

Interesting to note in the aftermath of the campus brawls between players from the Kansas basketball and football teams, hoops coach Bill Self has been extremely contrite, while football coach Mark Mangino has been nothing of the sort.

Bill Self Has a Toupee. Duh.

(Sadly. Self will be allowed to sweep everything under his the rug)

The KANSAS CITY STAR reports late Thursday that three KU hoops players, Tyshawn Taylor, Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich, were made by Self to “explain themselves to reporters.” Of course, nothing worthy of note came out of those explanation, but I’ve got it on very good authority who the true antagonists were.

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Kansas Player Reps Issue Statement, Are Now BFF

Thousands or perhaps hundreds of years from now, when aliens sift through the wreckage of the long-extinct human civilization, they will probably find a lot of university press releases. Like Styrofoam cups, these documents will never decompose, and, sadly, will bear little resemblance to the events that actually occurred here.

Sherron Collins, Darrell Stuckey

(Sherron Collins and Darrell Stuckey … it’s all cool!)

Take today’s press release from the University of Kansas, which purportedly announces a truce between warring factions of the Jayhawks football and basketball teams. It was authored, supposedly, by player representatives from both teams; Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich of the basketball team, and Kerry Meier, Todd Reesing, Jake Sharp and Darrell Stuckey of the football team. Coaches met with players this morning and supposedly everyone hugged it out (sound of knives and other weapons clattering to the floor as they hugged). Read more…

What’s So Civil About KU Jayhawk War, Anyway?

You might recall that earlier today, we told you about a fight between the Kansas football and basketball teams, one that ended with star guard Tyshawn Taylor in the ER with a dislocated thumb. Okay, so fight fight fight, and now everything’s over, right? Christ, no.

Jayhawks Milling About Smartly
(It’s usually a good sign if your athletes are awaiting questioning, right?)

Surprisingly, the two teams aren’t willing to let it end like that, as KU Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo broke out in the middle of campus this morning, in plain view of the public. And while we don’t know what started the whole thing this time around, we do know the racial slurs probably didn’t help anything.

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Speed Read: Another Violent Day in LA’s Paradise

The baseball day in Los Angeles started on a solemn note Monday when the Dodgers held two moments of silence for fallen comrades in arms during Chavez Ravine’s opening day Monday (before a third passed later in the day).

Dodger Stadium tributes to Nick Adenhart and Harry Kalas

(Pictures from 710 AM ESPN’s Beto Duran)

By the end of the game (an 11-1 pounderation of the San Francisco Giants, who could not devise a hacky time travel solution with the USS Enterprise despite the cross-promotional gold), the area around Dodger Stadium hosted numerous instances of disrespect to human life through stabbings, gun-waving, fights involving dozens of people, and the stray auto accident.

Of course, we would never draw a correlation between the drop in beer prices at Dodger Stadium and violence around the ballpark. After all, fan-on-fan violence is still seemingly less likely than vendor-on-vendor violence or security-on-fan violence. The relative safety of’s At Bat iPhone app is looking better all the time, especially now that it works occasionally.

Another object d’mocktastery best safely seen from a distance that works only occasionally: Isiah Thomas. He’s apparently found a reason to leave the house as Florida International University has shown interest in hiring him as their basketball head coach.

Isiah Thomas suit

(”Look! Look up at that paragraph! It says that someone wants me!  Do you see that?”)

FIU has found a certain comfort level with losing (five straight seasons) and could certainly use the limelight brought by a famous coach. Perhaps Isiah’s excited because he thinks he can ply his trade in a different country unfamiliar with his sordid past. (That’s what the “International” stands for, right?)

Another gentleman of leisure being paid by an NBA team to go away but still looking for a new home will also have to find a new place of leisure as well. At least two of Detroit’s casinos (current count: 439280410) have reportedly tossed Allen Iverson out on his ear for “boorish behavior”, including bodyguard-related scuffling, pouting after a loss, and being generally churlish.

Allen Iverson golfs

(There’s always golf to ruin one’s forced retirement)

So kudos to the MGM Casino and the Greektown Casino for standing up to Allen Iverson’s shenanigans after he’s left town and will likely never return unless absolutely forced to by contract. Also, way to leak the information once the coast is clear.

We once spotted AI in the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, taking over a section of  the open-air lounge and bar to play cards in the late afternoon with his buddies. He did not order from the bar; instead, he had the bellboy bring his crew a beat-up old cooler filled with their own special reserve.

We did not get a chance to see his favorite drink, but we bet he could get it for 25% less this season at Dodger Stadium. Better bring the bodyguards to carry the overflow.

And now our riot police-approved hail of rubber bullets reinforced by the near-certainty there are relatively few industries interested in “boy whisperers”

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