Student-athletes and other jokes.

 The NCAA banned three teams from postseason football  –   Idaho State, Southern and Jackson State, because of subpar APR (Academic Progress Rates) for their student athletes.   Apparently to remain eligible teams must meet certain academic standards, or belong to the SEC.

Although the NHL Thrashers sale and move to Winnipeg is not yet a done deal, apparently Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed believes that the move is inevitable. When local sports fans were asked how they felt about losing their hockey team, the number one response was “We have a hockey team?”

After the season, Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks said he will shoot a reality TV pilot about the women he dates called “The Ladies of My Life.” Good thing Wilt Chamberlain never tried that, the series would have had to run longer than Bonanza.

John Edwards may be indicted for using campaign funds to help subsidize and cover up his relationship with baby mama Rielle Hunter. Well, Schwarzenegger did tell us his being independently wealthy would be an asset if he were elected Governor.

And another thought re Arnold, a lot of athletes actually probably felt some relief at this story.   I guess getting two women pregnant at the same time does indicate that steroid use may not cause permanent damage. 

President Obama received mostly good reviews on his speech today to the British Parliament. Mostly because the Brits were just thrilled to know that it was still possible to have a U.S. President who could speak English.

Mike Brown has agreed to be the Lakers’ new head coach. In preparation for the job, maybe the best training might be watching a DVD of “Kindergarten Cop.”

Whatever Tate Forcier is majoring in, I think we can surmise it’s not geography.

The former Michigan QB and San Diego native has changed his mind about transferring to Miami: “It’s completely on the other side of the country. It would have been fun. But I just wanted to be closer so my parents can afford to come to the games.” So now Forcier’s looking into USC, San Diego State, Montana, Kansas State and… Auburn?!

A footnote or two for tonight’s extra inning game in Philadelphia.  (19 innings)

Wilson Valdez -now and forever tied for the best winning percentage and ERA in major league pitching history.

How long was this game?  It started in late spring and by the end fans were just getting ready to boo Santa Claus.

I realize for some people that tuesday is the end of the world. For all of us who work standard day jobs, however, can I ask “So what was this Oprah show anyway”

Hard core San Jose Sharks fans still can’t believe the way that puck bounced off the stanchion last night. More casual Sharks fans are asking “What’s a stanchion?” And real bandwagon fans are asking “What’s a puck?”

And on a serious note, all best wishes for a speedy recovery to Buster Posey, a man who is not only a great catcher, he WAS a real student athlete-  Academic All-American at Florida State. (Yes, I know, the Harvard of the South.) But the guy is for real, also high school valedectorian.  

Shame there wasn’t a stanchion that the runner from third couldn’t have crashed into instead of Posey.

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5 Comments on “Student-athletes and other jokes.”

  1. Augie Says:

    “After the season, Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks said he will shoot a reality TV pilot about the women he dates called “The Ladies of My Life.” Good thing Wilt Chamberlain never tried that, the series would have had to run longer than Bonanza.”

    Ladies being the operative word here. However, the series by Kobe, Sir Charles, et al,” The Ladies in My Life, Other Than My Wife” had a short run.

    Word from Ah-Nold to Edwards, “Don’t be such a girly man, pay up.”

  2. Gary Morton Says:

    “And another thought re Arnold, a lot of athletes actually probably felt some relief at this story. I guess getting two women pregnant at the same time does indicate that steroid use may not cause permanent damage.”

    …below his waist.
    _____

    “Whatever Tate Forcier is majoring in, I think we can surmise it’s not geography.

    The former Michigan QB and San Diego native has changed his mind about transferring to Miami…So now Forcier’s looking into USC, San Diego State, Montana, Kansas State and… Auburn?!”

    As a lonnnng time fan of K-State, may I say, please, let the Forcier be with you, elsewhere. (Auburn does seem to offer the relaxed-fit any part-time is seeking.)

  3. Berney Says:

    So sorry to hear about Posey. Doesn’t it figure your best players are the ones to get the worst injuries. And just when he was becoming the star of the team.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  4. tc Says:

    Bonanza! now that brings back memories. (thanks for making me feel ancient Janice) the reason the series went On So Long was due to Hop Sing being more than just a houseboy…. nudge nudge wink wink.

    “On So Long” is an intended pun. ever wonder why they called one of the characters Little Joe?

    after the series ended, rumor has it that he became the man-servant to Inspector Clouseau.


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