Archive for June, 2012

Former Auburn star is honoring his school with lots of ink

Although I don’t typically encourage any sort of collegiate logo in tattoo form there are, of course, exceptions to this rule. The first is that you’re an athlete or a former athlete at that school. The second is that if you’re going to take the plunge, well, it had better be solid ink work.

Former Auburn lineman Lee Ziemba has managed to do just that, and he’s dedicated one full arm (well, at least half of one) to his former school. Ziemba, who was drafted by the Panthers in 2011, certainly hasn’t forgotten his roots.

The War Eagle Reader has pics of the work in progress, and it is certainly coming together well after about nine hours of chair time. The finished product, which will like require about 30 hours, should be pretty wonderful.

Via WER:

Former Auburn standout Lee Ziemba has always worn his Auburn heart on his sleeve. Now the War Eagle Warrior is adding the Auburn Creed, Samford Hall, and pretty much every Auburn icon you can imagine with a half-sleeve Auburn tattoo that is being inked by Leah Farrow, an artist at local tattoo parlor Shenanigans.


  • Where is the image of the patented Lee Ziemba Chop Block? Disappointed that his legacy didnt make the arm sleeve.
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  • Published On Jun. 25, 2012 by Adam Kramer
  • Mike Leach goes all out for Matthew McConaughey’s wedding

    “For the couple that has everything. Swing your sword.”

    That’s what Washington State coach Mike Leach wrote to Matthew McConaughey in his wedding card. Included with this thoughtful piece of well wishes – which I plan to include in every wedding card I sign going forward, whether that couple has everything or not – was a sword. Yes, an actual sword.

    I’m not sure I could possibly love Mike Leach anymore than I already do, but this might just escalate things further than I thought possible.

    The Longhorn Network supporter shared all the details on his magical weekend on Leno, which sounded just fine. The sushi, helicopters and Busch Light (just assuming on this last one) were obviously a hit, although Leach’s presence was clearly the highlight.

    And yes, there’s video. You can watch the whole thing if you please or jump to the 3:30 mark for the Leach excellence.

    [h/t SB Nation]


  • Published On Jun. 20, 2012 by Adam Kramer
  • Conference and Division Odds Courtesy of Bovada

    Tis’ the season for odds, and thanks to Bovada, we have lots of them.

    The online book released conference and division odds on Wednesday, which gave us a glance at how they are handicapping each heading into next season.

    Your biggest favorite on the board is USC to win the Pac-12 South. The come in with staggering 1/6 odds. On the other side it’s not much better. Oregon is listed at 2/5 to win the North. Alabama and LSU are each listed at 11/5 to win the SEC, and both are also listed at 8/5 to win the SEC West.

    Lots to take in (and we will), for now here is the long list of odds.

    Who Will Win the SEC?

    Alabama – 11/5

    LSU – 11/5

    Georgia – 11/2

    Arkansas – 7/1

    South Carolina – 10/1

    Florida – 12/1

    Auburn – 22/1

    Mississippi State – 30/1

    Missouri – 35/1

    Tennessee – 35/1

    Texas A&M – 40/1

    Vanderbilt – 60/1

    Kentucky – 100/1

    Mississippi – 100/1

     

    Who Will Win the SEC East?

    Georgia – 17/10

    South Carolina – 5/2

    Florida – 3/1

    Missouri – 11/1

    Tennessee – 11/1

    Vanderbilt – 16/1

    Kentucky – 25/1

     

    Who Will Win the SEC West?

    Alabama – 8/5

    LSU – 8/5

    Arkansas – 4/1

    Auburn – 12/1

    Mississippi State – 15/1

    Texas A&M – 20/1

    Mississippi – 50/1

     

    Who Will Win the Pac-12?

    USC – 5/8

    Oregon – 2/1

    Washington – 12/1

    California – 18/1

    Stanford – 25/1

    Arizona – 35/1

    Utah – 35/1

    UCLA – 40/1

    Arizona State – 50/1

    Washington State – 50/1

    Oregon State – 60/1

    Colorado – 100/1

     

    Who Will Win the Pac-12 South?

    USC – 1/6

    Arizona – 10/1

    Utah – 10/1

    UCLA – 15/1

    Arizona State – 18/1

    Colorado – 30/1

     

    Who Will Win the Pac-12 North?

    Oregon – 2/5

    Washington – 5/1

    California – 17/2

    Stanford – 10/1

    Washington State – 15/1

    Oregon State – 22/1

     

    Who Will Win the Big Ten?

    Michigan – 2/1

    Wisconsin – 5/2

    Nebraska – 7/2

    Michigan State – 15/2

    Penn State – 12/1

    Illinois – 20/1

    Iowa – 20/1

    Northwestern – 35/1

    Purdue – 50/1

    Indiana – 65/1

    Minnesota – 100/1

     

    Who Will Win the Leaders Division (Big Ten)?

    Wisconsin 1/2

    Penn State 3/1

    Illinois 7.5/1

    Purdue 10/1

    Indiana 15/1

     

    Who Will Win the Legends Division (Big Ten)?

    Michigan – 11/10

    Nebraska – 9/4

    Michigan State – 4/1

    Iowa – 8/1

    Northwestern – 12/1

    Minnesota – 40/1

     

    Who Will Win the ACC?

    Florida State – 1/1

    Virginia Tech – 3/1

    Clemson – 5/1

    Miami (Florida) – 9/1

    Georgia Tech – 15/1

    North Carolina – 15/1

    Virginia – 18/1

    NC State – 20/1

    Wake Forest – 35/1

    Boston College – 50/1

    Duke – 100/1

    Maryland – 100/1

     

    Who Will Win the Atlantic Division (ACC)?

    Florida State – 1/2

    Clemson – 11/4

    NC State – 9/1

    Wake Forest – 16/1

    Boston College – 22/1

    Maryland – 30/1

     

    Who Will Win the Coastal Division (ACC)?

    Virginia Tech – 10/11

    Miami (Florida) – 9/2

    North Carolina – 11/2

    Georgia Tech – 6/1

    Virginia – 13/2

    Duke – 30/1

     

    Who Will Win the Big 12?

    Oklahoma – 1/1

    Texas – 4/1

    TCU – 11/2

    West Virginia – 11/2

    Kansas State – 12/1

    Oklahoma State – 22/1

    Texas Tech – 30/1

    Baylor – 40/1

    Iowa State – 65/1

    Kansas – 100/1

     

    Who Will Win the Big East?

    Louisville – 9/4

    Cincinnati – 5/2

    South Florida – 7/2

    Pittsburgh – 13/2

    Rutgers – 13/2

    Syracuse – 20/1

    Temple – 20/1

    Connecticut – 25/1

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  • Published On Jun. 20, 2012 by Adam Kramer