Speed Read: Rich Rod Fails At Jedi Mind Tricks

Rich Rodriguez finally has some breathing room at Michigan. After going on the hot seat after a 3-9 debut season that was the worst in school history, Rodriguez was almost buried before the season began by a range of allegations including violating NCAA practice rules and getting sued for a condo deal gone bad. But after a 38-34 win over Notre Dame in one of the most amazing college football games ever played a college football game, the Wolverines are back in the Top 25 and suddenly relevant again.

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So how does Rich Rod celebrate this stunning reversal of fortune? Exactly like you would expect he would: by opening his fool mouth and blowing out any goodwill he had earned by blatantly lying. It’s not his fault: it’s human nature. We all revert back to our default mechanisms at some point. For Rodriguez, it’s making an ass out of himself.

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Jewish Jordan Finally Called Home to Baltimore

GELF MAGAZINE has an interview this week with Tamir Goodman, the alliteratively-nicknamed “Jewish Jordan” (as labeled by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED), who has returned home to Baltimore recently to pursue his basketball career with the Premier Basketball League’s Maryland Nighthawks.

Tamir Goodman

Goodman, the first Orthodox Jew to garner attention in American high school basketball circles, only played two unremarkable games for the Nighthawks before dislocating a finger. Still, all the attention on Goodman has brought notice to the PBL and been mutually beneficial for both parties. So what will Goodman do with this round of press on his return home?

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