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Sports Kabob – 12/8

Dec 8, 2010, 11:30 PM | Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 4:27 pm

Ladies and gentlemen (and especially ladies), welcome
to the Sports Kabob, a skewered look at the world
of sports and pop culture.

Here are the top stories:

Florida football head coach Urban Meyer announced that he
will be resigning to spend more time at home with his
family.
And, because of this lifestyle change, he will now be
known as Suburban Meyer.

This will be the second straight year that Meyer
retires from his coaching job. Last year he returned to
the team during the offseason.
Because of this, many Florida fans and media members
aren’t overreacting to the news for fear of being ‘Favred”
once again by Meyer.

At least four former athletes charged in a point-fixing
scheme at Ohio’s University of Toledo are expected to
plead guilty, a federal prosecutor in Detroit said
Wednesday.
The athletes are currently speaking with their lawyers,
trying to figure out a way to pin the scandal on Cam
Newton’s father.

Dave Wannstedt is out as Pitt football coach following a
disappointing season in which the Panthers were big
favorites to win a weak Big East Conference, only to
finish 7-5 and qualify for a minor bowl.
However, sources say Wannstedt’s mustache will stay on
as a special consultant.

Rookie John Skelton is expected to start at QB this week
for the Cardinals after injury and inefficient play by Max
Hall and Derek Anderson last week.
And there is another reason to be optimistic this week
if you’re a Cardinals fan: WikiLeaks is threatening to
release the “good plays” that have been missing from
Arizona’s playbook all year.

Despite struggles on the track, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won
NASCAR’s most popular driver award for the eighth straight
year.
Earnhardt’s ability to win the popular vote but lose
the actual races has earned him the nickname “Al Gore.”

USC is in talks with California state officials to buy the
land where the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Los
Angeles Sports Arena are situated, as well as adjacent
parking lots in Exposition Park.
USC says they have more than enough money freed up to
make this possible since Reggie Bush no longer plays
there.

The Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to a $126
million contract, while the Washington Redskins suspended
Albert Haynesworth despite recently signing him to a $100
million deal.
While both teams defend their moves, Republicans are
pointing to them as just another example of Obama being
unable to control wasteful spending in Washington.

Former Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds was traded
to the Baltimore Orioles this week.
While fans will miss his power, the owners of Chase
Field will miss his strike outs, since the breeze caused
by
all his swinging and missing saved thousands on air
conditioning.

Following Michigan State’s loss to Syracuse on Tuesday,
head coach Tom Izzo called his team “pretty boys” and
“sissies.”
Izzo then went even further, calling them “Glee fans.”

That’s all this week, leave comments, follow me on Twitter
and remember this is Jarrett Carlen telling the Wildcats
to just go for 2 from now on.

For more of my observations on the world of sports, as
well as politics, entertainment and current events, follow
me on twitter
@JarrettGC
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