I know that it was a re-run

And y'all probably already saw it - But I yelled out loud yesterday (when Miss USA fell on her bottom)while watching a rebroadcast of "I Love the 70s - Volume 2 - 1973" during the "you know this Joe" (or whatever) - as the segment began, I thought - They should do Joe Paterno - ha ha ha ha (they'll never do that) - the schtick of the segment is that they put together a "virtual puzzle" of someone (or something) called "Joe" - well, this time, the picture that came to be - was, yes, of Joe Paterno.

You may have been robbed of a chance at the National Championship, Joe Joe, but ol' VH1 remembered you! Vindication, thy name is MTV for old folks.


There is just so much that is right

with this headline from GoPSUsports.com ---

Nittany Lions Knock Top-Seeded Michigan Out of Big Ten Tournament, 6-5
Wine delivers game-winning home run...

We (yes we, I'm wearing navy blue today - so I helped) finally beat Michigan - and in Ann Arbor (who is, still, a woman of questionable moral character, which is what I like about her).

No rest for the weary, the Lions are now playing Illinois.

Fan Fare

Tailgating prep is swinging into action - the sad, sad, folks who have to "pick" which home games to attend are coordinating hotel rooms (already reserved, of course) and RVs.

But when are we going to build the outdoor dancefloor?

Here's a recipe for a delicious snack...

Ham and cheese pinwheels

1 pkg (17.3 oz) frozen Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed (Pepperidge Farm's are good)
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
3/4 cup (approx 3 oz) grated Gruyere Cheese
4 oz deli ham, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Lay both puff pastry sheets flat, on a lightly floured surface, long side facing outward. Brush, far edge of pastry, lightly with beaten egg.
3. Spread 2 Tbsp dijon mustard evenly with pastry brush, on each pastry sheet, to within 2 inches of all four sides. Sprinkle cheese over mustard; cover cheese evenly with ham.
4. Roll pastry, in jellyroll fashion, starting at nearest side until ham and gruyere roll meets far side. Seal at edge; place seam-side down. Gently transfer to baking sheet and place in freezer for about 20 min or until firmed nicely. Remove from freezer; slice into 1/2-inch slices. Lay slices flat on lightly greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
5. Place baking sheet on middle rack of oven. Bake 14-15 min, or until golden brown.

Can be made ahead and refrigerated or frozen until game day.
At the tailgate - bring pinwheels up to "room temperature" (so they aren't ice cold), toast on a warm grill/griddle and serve.


Danny Connor named to pre-season All American Team

Per GoPSUsports.com, Dan Connor has been named as an Athlon Preseason first team All American and All Big Ten.

10 other lions were named to the 2nd and 3rd All Big Ten teams.

I'm an Eagle

that is, according to this test...

What Football Team Are You !
Your Result: Eagles

Tough is what you are. Fighter, been through it all, and still fighting. You may not be the best at everything but you see the future as great and you see the big picture.

What Football Team Are You !
Make Your Own Quiz


Excellent work

(by the voters of Philadelphia)

(and) By the Ladies at Ladiesdotdotdot on their sports commentary - especially regarding their recent coverage of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

As was suggested in the Comments - Tomlin does have both Omar Epps and Lawrence Fishburne qualities - which are, interestingly, most notably interchangeable through the wearing of sunglasses.

They've posted a lovely photo of Coach Tomlin - which demonstrates the "Fishburne Affect" - and, sadly, displays a band of gold.


Go out and vote!

if you live in PA.

And if you live in Philadelphia and you are a democrat - GO OUT AND VOTE FOR MICHAEL NUTTER!


Catch your breath cutie!

Wow - what a great picture - (from BuffaloBills.com) - of Paul Posluszny from Day 2 of Rookie camp. He's always looked wonderful in navy blue.

I so need a Bills' practice jersey - seriously, I need it!

I've got your number...

Tony Hunt!

Antonio "Tony" Christopher Hunt has a Philadelphia Eagles roster number - 29.

Run Tony; RUN!


2 more Lions sign with the NFL

Donnie Johnson has signed with (not Miami - that would have been too funny) the Baltimore Ravens and BranDon Snow joins Levi Brown in Arizona.

Full story at GoPSUsports.com.


And then there were 2...

Only 2 (AS & CB) will be held for trial. All other charges dropped or thrown out.



Galen had suggested (on EDSBS, of course) that there had been a collective sigh of relief following the news of charges against J. King having been dropped.

But I gotta think there's a "gasp" - with this information - per CDT.

Witness fails to identify player

Happy to welcome a new Penn State Blog

to the ranks.

It's where I get all of my up-to-date PSU info (at least today).

------- JUSTIN IS FREE -------------

Photo from the CDT, via everydayshouldbesaturday.com

I can admit it...

I got scooped by a dang Florida site.

So, thanks to EDSBS, we now know that PSU not only had implemented at "lottery" system for student tickets (no doubt in an attempt to quell the Paternoville epidemic) but they've reversed that decision and are going back to the "first come first serve" method.


It's all in the numbers...

Tony Hunt still hasn't been assigned a jersey number in Philadelphia (none of the new draftees have). But the rest of the crew has been given their (for now) numerical identity...

Tim Shaw - Carolina Panters #49 (#19 was available, but not a linebacker number)

Jay Alford - New York Giants #73

Levi Brown - Arizona Cardinals #75

Paul Posluszny - Buffalo Bills (as previously posted) #51

But, see, in the Pros they do this weird "name on the jersey" thing - so I guess memorizing the numbers isn't as crucial.


Happy Birthday Pop

Game times set

for ND, OSU & Wisky

PSU will host notre dame on September 8th - kick off scheduled for 6pm (ESPN)

the buckeyes visit Beaver Stadium on October 27th - kick off scheduled for 8pm (to air on one of the ABC/ESPN channels)

And the Lions' October 13th Homecoming game, against wisconsin, will kick off at 3:30pm (ABC)