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Talking Bull: This is why Alabama can't have anything nice

I now give you these 14 National Championships.... I mean these 13 national championships.

Well the trophy from our rematch NCAA championship game has met a suitable end. It's dead Jim

Alabama Crimson Tide's crystal BCS trophy is shattered in mishap - ESPN
The Coaches' Trophy from this season's BCS national title was accidentally knocked off its podium and shattered by a player's father whose foot got caught on a rug that sits beneath the trophy display. The Waterford crystal trophy was on display in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility halls, home to coach Nick Saban's office and other athletic personnel.

It went something like this

Ball State Hires a new AD, maybe we should try that!

Bill Scholl Named Ball State's Athletic Director - Ball State
Bill Scholl has been named Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics, according to Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora. Scholl will begin his duties at Ball State April 30, 2012.

Fare the well pudgy Napolean Dynamite!

Matt Stainbrook Transfers To Xavier; Goodbye, Goggle Man - Hustle Belt
Here's what I can tell XU fans: every game I saw Stainbrook play, either online or in person, he demonstrated an uncanny ability to dominate inside for for short spurts, but then either come physical or mental fatigue, became invisible. At times the Broncos had to lean on him for scoring and that's not necessarily his forte. If he's used for maybe 20 minutes a game to wear down an opposing power forward or get some offensive boards, he can certainly contribute. And the shots he takes are remarkably high percentage — his 58.0 FG% was tops in the MAC and in the top 100 nationally.

Full MAC previews from the mothership

2012 MAC Football Previews: America's Funnest Sporting Association Reloads -
The conference best known for points and wild finishes heads into 2012 amid its usual round of coaching replacements.