Lions win SIFL title
It's always a good time covering a championship of any sort, so I'll count myself among those that had a good time watching the Columbus Lions celebrate after defeating the Louisiana Swashbucklers 68-13 in the Southern Indoor Football League championship game. Here's my story from the game, if you missed it .
Baker wins sports medicine award
Local orthopedic surgeon Champ L. Baker Jr. was awarded the Robert E. Leach Mr. Sports Medicine award on Saturday.
The award is given each year to a person who has made significant contributions to sports medicine. If you know what Dr. Baker and the Hughston Clinic do, it will come as no surprise he won the award. Here's some more info .
Video game store employee makes Tebow cry
Ah, more Tim Tebow talk. I'm sure you Auburn, Georgia and Alabama fans will enjoy this a little more than usual, though.
Some Photoshop-capable video game store employee in Tuscaloosa, Ala., made the fake cover you see above with a crying Tim Tebow for a few display copies of NCAA Football 11.
For the record, I'm a Florida graduate but still think this is hysterically funny. Here's a short blog post about the gag game by popular college football blogger Spencer Hall, who also went to Florida. Check out his ridiculously funny blog at everydayshouldbesaturday.com . Easily my favorite sports-related place online.
NCAA, Florida open investigation; Gators may have to forfeit Sugar Bowl victory
How do I follow that up? By giving you bad news for Florida fans, of course.
Florida and the NCAA are investigating a claim that an agent gave former Florida lineman Maurkice Pouncey $100,000 between the loss to Alabama in the SEC title game and the Gators' bowl game. If it's found that Pouncey accepted money during that time, Florida will have to vacate the Sugar Bowl victory over Cincinnati. Here's the ESPN story .
Kovalchuk sticks with New Jersey Devils
After flirting with a few other teams, most notably Los Angeles, Kovalchuk apparently found some terms he liked in New Jersey. He turned down a 12-year, $101 million offer from the Thrashers, so it must be big. The rumor around the Internet this morning is that New Jersey's offer was along the lines of $100 million over 17 seasons. If true, think about that. 17 seasons. The guy is already 27 years old. He'll be 44 when it's over. But on the other hand, even if he's pretty useless at that age, the way the contracts are front-loaded he will probably be getting paid minimum wage.
Hockeyfights.com puts out list of annual hockey fight awards
Hockeyfights.com put out its list of awards for the season's best - and worst - hockey fights. Check it out here .
The site puts up all the voting results, too, so you can see how all the candidates fared. And if you're just looking for some video of the fights, they're all there, too.