First up, in case you haven't heard, Emmitt Smith was recently "debacled"....I mean let go by ESPN. Now who are we going turn to for great quotes like these or messed up cliches like "you can't change the stripes of a leopard"? Michael Hiestand of USA Today speculates here that Brett Favre may be Smith's replacement on ESPN. You can see Emmitt's original use of "debacled" here.
Second, UConn basketball coach Jim "Cry Baby" Calhoun gave us another great sound clip over the weekend. At least this time, he was justified. A supposed free lance journalist/photographer asked Calhoun, in a post game press conference, about Calhoun being the highest paid state employee in the state of Connecticut in these tough economic times. Calhoun immediately fired back that he wasn't giving a dime of it back and then went on this tirade. Personally, I've had it on for Calhoun since he began his whining about playing George Mason in Mason's "backyard" in the 2006 NCAA East Regional Final. He seems to forget his team was the #1 seed in the east, while George Mason was the 11th seed. And, nevermind that UConn team had four players drafted into the NBA (Rudy Gay, Josh Boone, Marcus Williams and Denham Drown). I heard a radio interview prior to the 2007-2008 basketball seaon in which Calhoun was still lamenting having to play GMU at the Verizon Center in D.C.
Finally, singer/songwriter/musician/producer Buddy Miller had a heart attack Friday in Baltimore while on tour with Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. He underwent a triple bypass over the weekend. Here he is talking about his primary electric guitar.