Since it's chic to use Appalachian State as the yardstick for big-time upsets (right, dook's buzz!?), we'll call Uno App. State and Paradox Michigan.
Let me explain.
We're coming to the end of the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show (final judging will be reported at 11 p.m. ET, Tuesday) and we have ourselves a, to use the tired cliche, David vs. Goliaths showdown.
In the Goliaths' corner are a toy poodle, an Akita, Lhasa Apsos (and to think that in some countries these dogs are eaten) and other prestigious breeds like Paradox, the bull terrier.
But it's Uno who can make history tonight. That's because a beagle has never been presented best in show at any of the 100 Westminster events. According to the AP, no beagle had won the hound group since 1939, or 483 years, in dog years.
After being poked, prodded and judged (I don't think I could ever get used to being poked and prodded like that. I told my proctologist one time, "Why don't you take me out to dinner and a movie sometime?"), Uno is just a few rounds away from winning this whole shebang. Well, I think it's a few, I don't really understand how the WKC works, or really care to.
So go Uno and take down those snooty (I did just say it!) dogs in the Big Apple since after all, you're the App. State, the Giants, Gardner-Webb, Boise State and Texas State University all rolled into one.
OK, one more Buck Laughlin line: "I went to one of those obedience places once ... it was all going well until they spilled hot candle wax on my private parts."
Oh, and if Paris Hilton was a dog (uh, if, you say?), she'd look like the Afghan to the right (ka-zing!).
Wagging my fist!
Start. On the community cover is a picture of a beagle named Eric (they didn't have any Uno photos on Getty or AP). I've never understood people who name dogs human names. I take that back, you can name a dog a human name, but it has to be a stripper/porn star human name. Like Chloe or Zoe or Brandy or Ivory or Candy or Cassidy or Sid. You don't name a dog Eric or Steve or Jennifer. That's weird. You name it Marley or Snickers or Minky or Alyssa Milano. So while I'm flattered a champion dog shares my name (and yes, will probably eat better than me tonight), let's get creative here dog owners. Over.
On to the best blogs ... around! (collegiate edition)
Memphis plays in Conference USA. Conference USA isn't exactly the Big East. The Sideline asks, "who cares?" and says the Tigers are smart to stay in the mid-major, dummies.
Think Duke has some deal with the devil to make Cameron the ultimate homecourt advantage? You're wrong, really wrong. Those sorts of deals are made in Fayetville and Columbus, according to mythbuster Fiddle's Faddles
Pensive Musings on Boise St Football is talking about ... Boise State football. Its recruiting class, specifically. The program got a guy named Grimes, he plays defensive tackle. I'd like to be the first to call him Grimey.
Utah State's best win is vs. Bob's cousin, Oral Roberts. So why are they getting AP votes? Parrish: The Thoughts investigates in The Poll Attacks. Well, really, he just vents. But he'll be investigating too.
Pun in blog headline title? Check. Plea for all male sportsfans? Check. Avatar to forget? Check. Those are three of the elements in Girls Know Sports? latest and greatest blog. Hear her out, or don't (that's actually kinda ironic if you're of the male variety and don't).
If you think Pat Knight isn't fit to run a Foot Locker, then you would get along great with Doyel's Dribbles. Then again, if you got along with Gregg Doyel, well, that would be weird.