Kansas Coach Mark Mangino Named Home Depot Coach of the Year

KU’S MANGINO GORGING ON COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS: Our massive man Mark has done it again. After leading the Jayhawks to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Orange Bowl, king-size Kansas coach Mangino has been named the Home Depot Coach of Year:

Mark Mangino coach of the year award

The KANSAS CITY STAR grabbed a front-row seat at ESPNU’s 2007 College Football Awards Show down in Disney World Thursday night. In addition to Mangino’s hardware, the Jayhawks football team was honored with the Stanley Tools Breakthrough Of The Year Award.Home Depot? Stanley Tools? Now the team can start on Memorial Stadium renovations when they get back to Lawrence.

Mark Mangino Frank Beamer

Mangino is also licking his chops as one of the eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. His competition includes Virginia Tech leader and Orange Bowl nemesis Frank Beamer.And now the Hokies have bulletin board material before their Miami showdown. During the awards show, Kansas OT Anthony Collins remarked, “We’re an up-and-coming team. We’re 11-1, soon to be 12-1, and we need all the recruits we can get so we can get to the national championship.”

Mark Mangino

Dolphin Stadium is sure to be Rockin’, Chalkin’ & Jayhawkin’ with a Hokie Hokie High come January 3rd.

Tampa Bay Named Topps Organization of the Year

TB RAYS - BOTTOM OF THE STANDINGS, TOPPS OF THE HEAP Good to know that their 66-96 record was not in vain, as the Tampa Bay Rays have been put on top - by Topps:

Ruddy Lugo Topps Devil Rays card

The baseball-card company announced that the perennial AL East cellar dwellers have been declared the 2007 Topps Organization of the Year.The rankings are based on the number of awards given out to players throughout the season. Keep in mind, it’s not just the men on the major league roster that matter, but also all the hitters & hurlers in the team’s minor league system.

So the Rays were able to clinch the title by accruing such accolades as Players of the Month in the Southern and International Leagues.

Jim Hickey Elijah Dukes

Other awards that helped secure Tampa’s top spot include Best Alcohol-Fueled Police Chase By a Pitching Coach, and Most Creative Threats To A Spouse.

Todd Reesing Leads Voting For Davey OBrien Quarteback Award

KU COACH, QB READY TO PUT MARK ON MORE THAN SBARRO Much like Kansas football coach Mark Mangino’s postgame Saturday ritual at Sbarro, Jayhawks football is slowly approaching world domination, with a 8-0 record going into their game against Nebraska this Saturday.

Mark Mangino

Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Hawks lost the rest of their regular season games - or won them all. With the Flying Manginos (we loved them on the trapeze at the Shriners Circus), you never know who is going to come out of the tunnel (besides Baby J, of course).

Kansas Jayhawks Mascot Baby Jay

But fellow Lawrence lovers, here’s one thing we can control, the online voting for the Davey O’Brien award, which signifies the top college quarterback. And your early leader is none other than Kansas QB Todd Reesing:

Tood Reesing

It’s nice to see that the KU computer science lab rats have Reesing’s back, and will continue to game encourage us all to vote for college football’s best player under 5-foot-10.Now we’re off to get raped look for an online ticket hookup for the Nov. 24 KU-MU game at Arrowhead.

Tara Dakides Tattooed Olympic Snowboarder Nude Photo Wins Roxy Chicken Jam Slopestyle

OLY SNOWBOARDER PUTS BEST CHICKEN BREAST FORWARD: This week, ink-stained Winter Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Tara Dakides won something called the “Roxy Chicken Jam Slopestyle“.

Tara Dakidees Nude

Transworld Snowboarding also dutifully reports that Leanne Pelosi won “Best Trick on the down-rail” and Jamie Anderson claimed “Best Trick on the kink bar”.And like you, I had no idea snowboarding now has a tour stop in the Amsterdam Red Light district.