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CURIOUS INDEX, 10/9/07

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Arrested: Three men have been arrested in the shooting death of Memphis football player Taylor Bradford. The shooting was a botched robbery the three attempted because they heard Bradford had won a few thousand dollars at a casino earlier that night. None of the three were students at the university. Police say additional arrests are expected.

What, you weren't watching Akron versus Western Michigan? And you call yourself a college football fan. Phil Steele saw this out of the corner of one eye, calmly charted it in his notebook, and resumed defragmenting the right hemisphere of his brain. They're backloading this clip on Sportscenter this morning--why it's not the header is beyond us. There's nothing else going on in sport right now.

Dang. Diggity dang dang. Wendell Barnhouse reports that following Tennessee's off-the-mat hurricane beating of the Georgia Bulldogs, Phil Fulmer "pulled a Gundy" and hopped on the "WOOO I WON A GAME SUCK IT!" bandwagon by slamming a Knoxville News-Sentinel column that quoted former Tennessee players questioning the direction of the program.

"I'm a big boy and I can take almost anything that comes my way," Fulmer said. "But it was an incredible cheap shot to have unnamed former players say something about our program, particularly on a day of a big game when a lot of prospects are here.

"It hit a danged nerve.

The quote's cleaned up a bit for the printed word there. A more accurate representation would be something like this.

"I'm a big boy NUM NUM NUM SLURP and I can take almost anything MMMM GOD I LOVE CANDY APPLES NUM NUM that comes my way," Fulmer said. "But it was an incredible cheap shot NUM NUM NUM GULP to have unnamed former players say something about our program, particularly OH GOD DID I EAT THE NAPKIN NUM NUM NUMon a day of a big game when a lot of prospects are here.

"It hit a danged nerve.

Dang right, Phil.

I'm not second-guessing. But I am second-guessing. Nick Saban "wasn't second guessing" his offensive staff when he said on Monday that he would have like to have seen a bit more passing and less running up the middle down the stretch against Houston on Saturday. So he's not second-guessing. He's just saying he's skeptical of the way you did things, and that he might have done them differently. But not second-guessing. Nope.

Au revoir, Limas Sweed. Sweed, Texas' all hands monsterwideout, has likely played his last game for the Longhorns. He needs season-ending surgery on his wrist and will likely declare for the NFL draft at the end of the year. This makes Texas' already superfun year double super flying pony fun! YAYYYYY!!!


Limas Sweed: happy trails.

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