Let's have ourselves a contest at tonight's Buzz's BBQ. The first AE reader to find me wearing the shirt in the picture here and say "Gosling For Coach!" will win a gift card for the Spirit Shop! If you're not the first to find me, don't worry, I've got some stellar runner up prizes as well that The Admiral will be more than happy to sign!
In case you missed it, the GIF of head coach Buzz Williams trolling the hell out of the WVU Coliseum crowd after suspending four of his players and still winning. We'll talk more about all of this tomorrow. (image via our SB Nation overlords)
HOLY CRAP. It's the first Nike Aerographics jersey I don't instantly hate. Marquette Hall, Al with his arms up, the emblem, the year, Cura Personalis. IT'S PERFECT.
Today brings the athletic department revealing the front of the 2011-12 jerseys on Twitter. The "slight update" they refer to is all in the arm area. Comparing it to Jae Crowder's jersey from last year, the dark patch on the shoulders are gone, as are the multicolored pattern on the sleeves. Stay tuned til next week, when we are promised a "major change" on the back of the jerseys.
As a tease for the Big East schedule being released tomorrow, the athletic department provided us with a sneak preview of the new shorts that MU will be wearing this season. As you can see here, it looks like the blue has shifted darker to a tone that reminds me of Maurice Lucas-era blue, and the stripes widen out towards the bottom now.
From the "I Learned Something Today" files: Have you ever actually SEEN a real life golden eagle before? I hadn't until Tuesday, and DAMN -- this thing was less a bird than it was a griffin. It was at least ten feet tall, its beak looked like a giant santoku knife, and its keepers were feeding it a mixture of whole goats, gin, and jalapenos. You can continue debating the nickname thing if you wish. I ain't questioning the chops of this bird again.
We'll call this one "Anonymously Through Europe: Destination 'That's What She Said' Edition." Is that a cannon in my pocket, or was I just really enjoying my gelato? I think you know the answer. As always: all pictures are to scale. ... Ladies.