Since I actually interact with people (ok, person) on the weekends, I won't (usually) be able to write the 2000 word posts you've come to ignore so fondly. In their place, I'm bringing back the INTERNET Road Trip, a look at interesting sports-related things found everywhere on the World Wide Web but here. Enjoy.
- Bill Simmons's Week 2 NFL Picks column might be his worst effort in at least a year. I hope he's not getting into another funk like he did when he was writing for Jimmy Kimmel because of his upcoming book release. His recent work has been his best yet, and it would be a shame for him to start mailing it in again (especially since I don't think he has another rebound in him).
- Football Outsiders on why Auburn may, in fact, be quite good. (I told you.)
- Possible impropriety involving Rich Rodriguez, 7 of his assistants, and more than $4 million in loans from the Bank of Ann Arbor (founded by Michigan AD Bill Martin). The most disturbing item in this story is the fact that banks are still SELLING MORTGAGES TO INVESTORS! Who the hell is buying them?
- A retarded kid scores a touchdown. Am I going to hell because A.) I could care less; B.) I was hoping #30 was going to turn it on and run him down; and/or C.) I'm jealous of the little shoulda-been-aborted since I never even got to run the ball once, let alone score a touchdown? (If you've ever seen me move in ANY manner whatsoever, you know that I deserved the same treatment.)
- NON-SPORTS LINK: Louis C.K. on Conan, telling an airplane joke, uttering the phrase "People aren't as nice as they used to be," and, despite all of that, still being funny. (I guess. I'm still not seeing the greatest stand-up working right now.)