This has been a big week for me.
First off I had a promising interview with a potential future employer. That was cool and all, but Sunday probably took the week. No, I take that back. It DEFINITELY took the week. Why, you ask? Well, the short answer is that I may have a new mortal enemy.
Let me break it down for you in three steps:
- The Super Bowl happened: This one is pretty obvious. Biggest game of the year.
- CBS broadcast the Super Bowl: Again, pretty obvious. But breaking it down even more, Joe hates CBS and its overhyped shows like Two Broke Girls Who Work For NCIS Hawaii 5.0. Understandable.
- I had to make a sarcastic Tweet about Joe's hatred of CBS. See that sarcastic comment below? Well let me run it back again.
In case you didn't know or forgot, Peter Lalich was once ranked the fifth best quarterback in the class of 2007. He had offers from the likes of Michigan and Miami but ended up signing with UVA. Hyped up as the next big thing, Lalich was the first true freshman quarterback at UVa to see the field in a decade, and started the Wahoo's season opening shellacking against USC as a sophomore.
Despite the early potential, Lalich was kicked off the team and transferred twice, once to Oregon State, where he never played a snap, then to California University of Pennsylvania (that's right CUP). All of this is why I thought it was an appropriate (and under appreciated) joke.
I didn't give the tweet another thought until yesterday. That was when I got what was possibly the most confusing notification on my phone that I have ever received: "Peter Lalich favorites your Tweet!"
In the words of Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas...wat?
WAT CATFISH— DE'ANTHONY THOMAS (@1STCLASSMOMBA) January 17, 2013
After a couple of minutes of searching, I discovered that the account was indeed the actual account of Lalich, apparently now a grad student at Miami (because of course, right?). What does this mean?
Does Lalich search himself on Twitter, just in case someone actually refers to him?
Did he favorite the tweet so he could come beat me up?
Did he just do it so I know he knows that I made that joke?
Does he now hate me, immediately becoming the huge yellow chicken to my Peter Griffin? I think I have decided the latter. We are now mortal enemies until one of us gives in. Is this an overreaction? Maybe. Will Lalich know that he is now in a feud of wits that will not stop until the end of time? Probably not...unless he searches himself on Twitter daily, and finds this column.
All I have to say is this: your move Lalich...your move.
Let's move on.
With national signing day come and gone, another (arguably) weirdest day in college football is behind us. Ole Miss made headlines by getting signatures from defensive end and number one prospect Robert Nkemdiche, five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, both part of a historic recruiting class, for Ole Miss.
LeBron was even talking about it...
Ole Miss ain't messing around today! Big time recruits coming in. SEC is crazy— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 6, 2013
Nkemdiche has drawn comparisons to South Carolina world destroyer (and defensive end) Jadeveon Clowney. Just for typing that sentence I received an email out of nowhere with the subject line "WORLD DESTROYER", and only this GIF embedded in the body.
Some peopleMost SEC message board dwellers are complaining that Ole Miss and coach Hugh Freeze cheated their way to a top-10 class. Obviously Freeze has denied all claims, and challenged naysayers to prove any wrongdoing.
In what was perhaps the weirdest story of the day, Arkansas commit Alex Collins had a bit of trouble faxing his National Letter of Intent to Fayetteville. Allegedly Collins' mother took the letter, which needs a parent signature to be official, and absconded with it, delaying her son's signing.
Reports vary, but the stories go that Ms. Collins, from Miami, did not want her son to go to a school so far away and instead commit to The U. Upon hearing that she was upstaged, this mom is desperately planning her next move.
In another weird story, Alabama signee Ruben Foster committed to the Tide despite having an Auburn tattoo on his forearm...seriously. Apparently there is no truth to the rumor that Nick Saban promised to remove the tat with the lasers that shoot out of his eyes.
Signing day wasn't the only reason Ole Miss was in the news these past few weeks. Rebel shooting guard Marshall Henderson has become an internet sensation by being half Jimmer / half Devendorf / half Jeff Allen. That's right...THREE HALVES. Some say he's crazy, and they may be right...but can we just enjoy Jimmer Allendorf while we have the chance?
Have a great weekend y'all.