Sorry for the lack of Coffee last Monday. My wife decided to go into labor Sunday night. The nerve.
Also, anybody know where I can get a IV of caffeine?
November 9th is 18 days away. The season is almost here.
Several people have asked if we -- meaning Anonymous Eagle -- have tried to get (or are going to apply for) media credentials for the upcoming season. Heck, a couple of weeks back, someone within the Athletic Department asked me when we were finally going to ask for credentials. The answer is: not gonna happen. The thing is, we're a fan site, and we like being a fan site. We don't pretend to be journalists, mostly because we wouldn't be any good at it, but also because we like being fans. I want to enjoy the game from the season tickets that I got when I married my wife. I want to stand up and cheer when a play is made. For Pete's sake, I sat next to Earl Tatum for two seasons. I not about to trade that to sit with media on press row, be quiet, and complain about the shitty spread in the media room. I've done that before, and I don't want to do it again.
What makes a journalist? I think the Kansan student-run newspaper sums it up perfectly:
A journalists’ job is to be objective in every sense of the word. A journalist cannot cheer. A journalist cannot wear team colors. A journalist cannot show any bias whatsoever.
Remember that for future reference. Fans tweet at recruits (although they shouldn't either, but that's a different story for a different time). Journalists don't.
Speaking of journalists: after a couple of rough early posts, Michael Hunt has cranked out some really decent work as of late. So far, he's miles ahead of Enlund but still has a ways to go to reach Rosiak's level.
MU Athletics has competition from a new MU Athletics.
People really love their Packers.
Rodgers to Cobb is a thing of beauty.
Ron Swanson is the best.
The lovely ladies of Community.
'Free To Be' turns 40.
Flea turns 50.
Natalie Portman: not ugly.
Bear meets Bear.
Lance Armstrong lost his hardware.
Marquette Basketball Links:
Jamil ain't Jae or Jimmy and that's OK.
Paint Touches ranks the non-conference schedule.
Cracked Sidewalks: What are we, what should we be, how do we get there?
Seventh in the preseason poll? The media and coaches should know better by now.
Madness came and stopped the insanity.
DJO has bounce, but we knew that already.
Story on Tyler Summit.
Random Music Video: The Kinks