Around the Quad: Baylor Potpouri
1. Michael Johnson: Beer Spokesman. Did anyone else see the Coors Light Fastest Man in the World ads yesterday? We did. Someone at Coors must think its still 1996. Anyway, its always nice to see a Baylor alum representing The B, no matter what type of publicity it is, and regardless of what particular brand of right-wing sh*twater they are selling. From the article:
Summary: Coors Light presents the World’s Fastest Man - Michael Johnson. On a hot summer evening, Michael makes his way through his neighborhood to his local bar. Michael holds the world’s 200 and 400 meter records and manages to make his way through the neighborhood faster than people can realize. After moving this quickly, the world’s fastest man orders the world’s most refreshing beer, frost-brewed Coors Light to quench his thirst.
2. Colonial Hoops, New Oso Amigo. Our freak sojourn into BuseyCountry yielded a random encounter with a fellow blogger who runs a George Washington University basketball blog, Colonial Hoops. His insights on the rampant Karl Hobbs speculation will leave you breathless. Welcome aboard, Big George!
3. Tourney Update. The Good Judge's Bracket is still ahead in the Burnt Orange Nation pool, but has little chance of finishing first. The Good Judge has proved to those brutish ShortHorns that even though all we know is losing, BearMeat understands hoops. Also, it was nice to see Trailer Mulk & Big Paris miss out on going to the Final Four. Similarly, all of our regular season "rivals" (UT, A&M, OU, Tech, K-State) have gone down in flames. Sic 'em!
4. Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson. Outside of Brian Skinner, the single most successful baller from the B was Vinnie Johnson who could light up faster than a Waco crackhead, when called upon by Chuck Daly. This 9min Youtube clip will show how he earned his nickname, should you care. And speaking of NBA basketball, if you have time, check out the Wizznutzz new Kurt Rambis t-shirt. Gold.
5. Drew Shores Up the Mamadou Market. Thanks to John Werner, the Boy Wonder to Jerry Hill's Batman, of the Bear Blog, for sharing with us the ultra-BearMeat occurence of two Mamadous enjoying a Baylor baseball game together. Stoneridge Prep's Mamadou Diarra is being heavily recruited by uber-recruiter Scott Drew. It is the same high school attended by Penny Thiam, which must be some sort of Senegalese pipeline. Regardless, as long as they keep Baylor ankle-deep in Mamdous, we will never question whether they are soft on immigration or not. Also, the following quote is from Red Andrews' Big Book of Baylor Sports Jokes:
Two Mamadous walk into a bar and the bartender asks, “What can I get for you fellas?” The first Mamadou replies: “A chaste Baylor co-ed to bring back to my homeland as my Queen.” The bartender says: “Sorry, can’t help you there. How about you, other Mamadou?” The second Mamadou says: “I’ll have what my friend is having.”