This week's cup runneth over with points for Missouri and some bonus foam on that rapsheetaccino for Tennessee. The Big Board is, as always, brought to you by Brian, who is hung like Reggie F'n Nelson.
Missouri earned points we neglected to include last week, mostly because we couldn't believe anyone not named Robert Downey, Jr. could be caught with such a diverse array of recreational drugs. And yet he exists: late of the Missouri football team, backup defensive tackle John Stull was arrested on Jan. 11th and is charged with two felony counts of drug possession, one misdemeanor count of drug possession, suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of intoxicating liquor as a minor and use of a false identification.
Felony drug possession is a step above your average weed-toting Gator-inhalator charge, especially when you're talking about coke and pills, which is precisely the case in Stull's case. Three points each for those, one point for the misdemeanors, and we've cooked up a 10 point kilo of points for Missouri that was miscounted as 3 last week. We, like the Gainesville Sun, regret the error.
The asterisk by the score is significant, though: it indicates an early watch on the Ellis T. Jones III award, meaning the award for the single largest score for an individual. If Missouri stays clean for the rest of the Fulmer Cup race, we would award Stull the ET3 award, and give the program award to someone else. The point is to account for programmatic, patterned bad behavior ind a single program, not one outlier on an otherwise well-behaved team. Thus the little octopus hovering in the northeast corner up there.
Officer, I don't like your tone. Tennessee lineman Anthony Parker picks up a bullshitty disorderly conduct charge, but a point is a point is a point here. Why is it a a bit bullshittish? Because Parker's biggest crime seems to be hollerin' and cussin', a time-honored pasttime in Tennessee from what we can remember from our tenure in the Parallelogram.
Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Darrell DeBusk said Parker, 21, was arrested in the parking lot of the Sutters Mill Apartment complex just after midnight Saturday morning.
DeBusk said officer Sam Henard saw Parker standing in the parking lot of the complex, waving his hands and yelling.
Henard then arrested Parker and took him to the detention center . . . .
That's why it's bullshit, but you don't quiet down when the cops come a-callin', and you get-a disorderly conduct charge and one point for the Vols, who are already making an outstanding claim in the early paces of the Fulmer Cup race. Tradition never graduates! WOOOOOOOOO!!! This is ourrrrrr country.....
And remember...Ole Miss picks up points for disorderly as well. We still think they're blameless due to the intoxicating effects of erotic chicken.
P.S. Texas A&M's points were an error, as well--the incident occurred during the season, and is not eligible.