Click Chorus: Jan. 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Kansas alum Rob Riggle, who I imagine is excited for long lost brother Bret Bielema’s hefty pay increase at Wisconsin. They look very similar … in the faaaaaace!!! Somewhat. ***** • The Senior Bowl happened. If you missed, here’s a recap to remind you why it was worth missing. • All the Iowa players hospitalized for rhabdomyolysis treatment have now been released. Safe and speedy, etc. • Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema officially got paid. Goofy Bielema Smile!! • Pore over the up-to-the-hour recruiting updates on Bryan Fischer’s CBS blog. Today’s was co-written by . . .

Rules for the Recruiting Enthusiast

January 28, 2011

I like recruiting. It feels better once I say it out loud (or type it), especially when it can feel downright dirty as you catch yourself becoming emotionally invested in the questionable decisions of high school seniors. For all the horror stories of otherwise rational (or not) fans that use Facebook (or the 11 that use MySpace) as a vehicle to recruit/harass prospects, recruiting can be an enjoyable process if you give yourself some ground rules. And since I have the time, the inclination, and the experience of six (SIX!!!) whole years of figuring out what is and isn’t, well,skeevy, . . .

Click Chorus: Jan. 27, 2011

January 27, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by William and Mary alumnus Patton Oswalt. The Tribe went 8-4 and pretty much run the Colonial Conference. And I think Oswalt is funnier than other Tribe alumnus Mike Tomlin. ***** • CBS’s Dennis Dodd thinks, in light of the Iowa hospitalizations, heads should roll in Iowa City. CBS’s Adam Jacobi expands on everything on his own Black Heart Gold Pants (Iowa) blog. • CBS’s Bryan Fischer continues to update his “Eye on Recruiting” blog with the latest news, visits, and commitments. And it’s all freeeeeeeeeeeeee. • There’s a rumor going around that Mike Leach . . .

Click Chorus: Jan. 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Iowa alumnus and Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder. As far as I know, Wilder never faced serious workout-related kidney overuse. Damn, now I need some chocolate. ***** • A dozen Iowa players were hospitalized with rhabdomyalysis, a kidney condition that stems from, essentially, working out too much and overexerting the kidneys. Iowa Football: We Piss Excellence … and Dirty Brownish Urine. • College football conferences made a record $170 million from bowls in 2010-11. That’s like pre-hooker Charlie Sheen money, right there. • Ohio State hired Florida RB coach Stan Drayton to coach . . .

Click Chorus: Jan. 25, 2011

January 25, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Mila Kunis, who was NOT nominated for an Academy Award this morning. This is clearly the next best thing. ***** • Utah State and San Jose State may or may not be joining the Mountain West. Game changer. • Former USC RB Stafon Johnson is suing USC for being negligent at the time of his weightlifting neck/throat injury. In situations like these, nobody really wins. Oh, except the lawyers, they definitely do. Fight on!! • SEC coaches oversign. We know this. SI.com’s Andy Staples isn’t a fan of the fake NCAA bylaw that . . .

Click Chorus: Jan. 24, 2011

January 24, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Salma Hayek, alum of Universidad Iberoamericana, a school once again completely screwed by the BCS. ***** • The East-West Shrine Game apparently happened. Here are some players that allegedly, even though there’s four years of tape on them, improved their stock playing in a haphazard, second-tier all star game. • Two freshman Oklahoma starters (WR Kenny Stills, S Tony Jefferson) were arrested for misdemeanor DUI and “interference with the official process” respectively. Oh to be 19 and in Norman, OK. • UCLA finally bought out OC Norm Chow, who was officially named to . . .