Day Late and Dollar Short Movie Review*

I’m not the best at catching first-run movies but when I FINALLY get around to watching them,I like to pass along my thoughts to you, dear readers, in an attempt to indoctrinate you with my opinions and tastes.  I hope you enjoy my weekly monthly bi-monthly movie reviews.  This week’s quarter’s movie review, however, has a twist…

In light of recent events in the world of foohbaw, college and the NFL, I’m going to review the 1987 classic “Fatal Attraction”.  The twist comes due to the fact that I’ve never seen this movie nor do I have any desire to.  If I want to see a woman go crazy, then I’ll actually call her then next day like I said I would, but I know all them women be feenin’ after they get the Vitamin T.  That stuff ruins them for other men.  So, as soon as they fix my breakfast…they out the door.

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Lane Kiffin To USC. Wait…What?[UPDATED]

Update #2: Rioting in Knoxville!

Hundreds of students have now gathered on Johnny Majors Boulevard and are blocking the road, apparently with the goal of keeping departing Coach Lane Kiffin from leaving the lot.

There are signs that order is breaking down–someone has apparently brought a mattress down and lit it on fire.

Deadspin has pictures of some of the nice art UT fans have made for Kiffin.

Update:As pointed out in the comments, Duke’s David Cutcliffe might be a good choice to take the UT job given his previous ties and loyalty.

Speaking of loyalty, has there been a bigger jerk decision by a head coach than this one? Well I guess since Butch Davis rode out of Miami, I guess. Tennessee had 10 early enrollees start yesterday. Because those kids enrolled they are now subject to the one year sit out rule if they want to transfer. I understand the reasons and no one expects Kiffin to have Roy Williams’ level of loyalty but it is a crappy thing to do to players and a fan base out of the blue like this.

Anyway, Kiffin will take Ed Orgeron with him and has convinced UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow to cross town and rejoin him at USC where they once served together on the same staff.

It is also worth noting that sooner or later this game of coaching musical chairs is going to leave someone out in the cold promoting some ill fated assistant because that is the only option they have.

Original post after the jump.

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Sorry, Jim Mora – Bigger name on line two

The Seattle Seahawks fired head coach Jim Mora, Jr. Friday on the heels of a 5-11 season.  The firing is a bit of a surprise, given that Mora actually improved the team’s record by a game over last year’s Mike Holmgren-led squad despite a slew of injuries that kept the team from being competitive week-in and week-out.

The larger surprise, of course, is who the Seahawks appear to be on the verge of landing to replace Mora – Pete Carroll.

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Charlie Weis = Huge A-Hole

Apparently Charlie Weis was interviewed by IrishIllustrated.com, which is obviously a Notre Dame site.  The bombshell that was dropped by Weis in this one is the shot he took at USC coach Pete Carroll.  The funny thing is that I can not seem to find the quote in either part one or part two of the interview on IrishIllustrated.com, but here is the ESPN version:

“Let me ask you this question: You guys know about things that go on in different places. Was I living with a grad student in Malibu, or was I living with my wife in my house? You could bet that if I were living with a grad student here in South Bend, it would be national news.

“He’s doing it in Malibu and it’s not national news. What’s the difference? I don’t understand. Why is it OK for one guy to do things like that, but for me, I’m scrutinized when I swear. I’m sorry for swearing; absolve my sins.”

Did Charlie Weis just try to get Pete Carroll fired and divorced all in one shot?  Wow.  Dude must really be jealous of Carroll and have some serious disdain for USC to throw that out.

Of course, Carroll has denied the allegation:

“It’s untrue, it’s irresponsible and it’s incredible he’d be talking about me like that.”

And now the apology, and a denial of really saying it, from Weis:

“In no way was I trying to take a shot at Pete,” Weis said in a phone message to the Los Angeles Times. “What we were talking about was how the rumor mill can affect people’s lives.

“When I was asked a specific question like that, I responded like, ‘This is the same crap that I’m talking about.’ You start saying things like this and one thing, this guy does this and I do that, and all of a sudden the Internet takes it all over the place.

“So, in no way was I trying to take a shot at Pete. I feel if I offended Pete, I will run Pete down and apologize. In no way do I have any idea what’s going on in anyone’s life other than the fact that rumors on the Internet can affect coaches’ lives in a very, very negative fashion.”

So Weis doesn’t like it when rumors are started?  How about not starting any yourself then, asshat.