If you missed the halftime show of the FedEx Orange Bowl, you could have missed possibly the most horrific (or hilarious) moments in television history. Speaking of horrific, how about the game itself?
Since we last visited, the Tigers
hired a new football coach, the basketball team continued its customary January
slide and the LSU women tasted defeat for the first time. Auburn is feeling
jilted, Nick Saban said his final goodbye to
It is all here in this week's Where Do We Stand?
First and foremost, congratulations
to Pete Carroll and the USC Trojans. For those of you who don't know, USC ranks
right up there with
With that being said, how bad
must it be right now to be an Oklahoma Sooner fan? Embarrassed a year ago in the
Nokia Sugar Bowl by underdog LSU, the Sooners were handed defeat (this time much
worse) by USC in their second straight national title game appearance. Oklahoma,
who was picked by a number of national scribes and analysts, rolled over and
played dead again turning the ball over four times in the first half en route to
a woodshed beating at the hands of USC. While
While we are on the subject, let's keep it here. Ashley Simpson…. Enough said. Goodness gracious, don't you have to be talented to be considered an entertainer. After Simpson pulled a Milli-Vanilli on Saturday Night Live, the younger sister of Jessica Simpson graced the stage of the halftime show for the Orange Bowl. Greeted with a chorus of boos, Simpson followed up equally awful acts by Kelly Clarkson and Trace Atkins with a horrendously pitiful display of her song "Scream." While Clarkson and Atkins (both of whom ARE talented) can blame their individual disasters on technical problems, Simpson, whose background music was not in sync with her own voice, was bad on her own merit. As the younger sister of a superstar, Simpson's father, Joe, has pushed his other (less talented) daughter into a spotlight she shouldn't be in. Joe Simpson has outdone other notoriously psycho parents – namely Earl Woods (Tiger) and Richard Williams (Venus &Serena), however their children have talent – and humiliated his youngest child in front of millions of people. Her performance was so bad, the boos that followed made even this writer blush.
To the LSU Lady Tiger basketball
team. After shouldering their first loss of the regular season in a 51-49 defeat
at Rutgers, LSU responded with a 76-52 thrashing of
While the Lady Tigers continue
their meteoric rise to the forefront of women's college hoops, the LSU men are
quickly sinking in the quicksand that is the 2004-05 season. John Brady's team
has lost four of their last five games, most recently games at
To Nick Saban, who isn't usually a guy likes to wait around on anyone, for coming back to Baton Rouge Friday for his scheduled public appearance, a book signing for his latest book "How Good Do You Want To Be?" Saban turned out and was met by hundreds of ardent LSU admirers, who waited for hours to get the coach's John Hancock on a copy of the book. Barnes and Nobles reportedly sold 30 copies of the book, which proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network.
To the UConn Lady Huskies. With a
chance to tie or win a game with