Brian brings us this week's Big Board, an active board for those who really, really don't have time for this shit. Notes, clarifications, and open challenges to fight follow.
The biggest leap in the board comes from Oregon State. Do not blame us, blame the authorities who file the charges and insist on playing triple-word-score with the charges for otherwise five/six point crimes.
Al Afalava, a three-year starter for the Oregon State football teams defense, was cited for criminal mischief, which is a felony, DUII and hit-and-run by the Corvallis Police on Feb. 9, according to Corvallis Police Department public information officer Lt. Dave Henslee.
See? Corvallis police charge him with everything including "untidy arrangement of vehicular garbage resulting in messy crash scene," and by rule we spit out points like a broken ATM. Blame the Farvas at the Corvallis police department and drunkass Al Afalava for the skewed charges, not us. Mike Riley says he can tell Aflalava's making a tackle just from the sound. Now the Corvallis police have the same ability.
Alabama makes the first of two ironic scores in the Cupdate. Your team captain gets arrested for disorderly conduct! No salt or pepper needed! Take that scotch neat, you will. Add in the Elder armed robbery arrest, and we're talking magic.
Louisville went a-road tripping, and oh what a time that was. We awarded two bonus points for this one, but with the charges as they stand, even the brazen gusto of robbing a convenience store (and on a school night, young man) doesn't tally up the pile of points Alabama and Oregon State racked up. Even so, the Farking is good to you and good for you in this case.
HT: Reed. He does reek of triumph, with just a hint of hot dog roller.
Double your irony at no extra charge: Iowa players get busted for drug charges while Kirk Ferentz, attempting to right the ship, is actually on the Iowa Hawkeye Booster Cruise. "Shore to ship, can you hear me--" "Umm, no...you're breaking CHHHRRRGGGGGFAKEMOUTHNOISEKKRRRGGGG up KRRRGGHHHH..."
Kansas loses points due to a clerical error on our part: the trumped up "dog-on-the-loose" charge has been dismissed due to PeteJayhawk's diligent work, informing us that the player in question is a fifth-year senior with no eligibility left. Not on the team, not in the tally.
Post your compliments, gratuitous stroking of our ego, and cries from the WAAAAAAHHHHHHmbulance below. And pleading for points is just perverse, unless you're from the U. Then you're just trying to compete like competitors would, playa. (We're looking at you, Barstoolio!)