Saturday, July 12, 2008

Brinkhater Diaries: Ducks Suck?

Brinkhater Diaries: Vol 1 (5)

Ducks Suck?

It would certainly appear so.

According to the Portland Tribune, freshman Quack wide-out Dion Jordan was recently burned following an attempt to siphon gas out of a car with none other than……..A VACUUM CLEANER?!

Of course, the gas caught on fire following the suction and elecricity and Jordan was burned but not tragically injured, thank god. May seem trivial, but my guess is that we are going to see more similar bizarre and/or illicit stories from the college sports world as gas prices increase, transportation through air and ground become prohibitive and low-income kids get additionally squeezed on college campuses. As I’ve noted before on this blog, the time has come to look at paying student athletes. Does anyone out there really think that Yahoos like Rich Rodriguez should make millions off the backs of low-income kids from Ohio and Michigan? I don’t. Does anyone think that kids are not going to do stupid stuff as they become increasingly isolated from their families because they can't afford (and schools can't pay for) trips back home?

Personally, I’d like to see athletes receive additional resources (cash) based on a combination of financial need, class attendance, and grades. In my view, you can add incentive for kids to uphold the Student-Athlete Moniker at the same time that you decrease incentive for similar stupid acts to try to get to the movies…


So, who cares if it’s a Huskers photo, in case you haven’t heard, we’re number one in the BCS rankings! According to LEB sports from the Dallas area, in a ranking of ALL BCS logos, our WSU Cougar emblem ended up being ranked #1 in the country ahead of the likes of Miami, KSU, Penn State, and so forth.

The reason for our ascension to the top of the charts? The inclusion of “W-S-U” into our logo. I for one know the genius of that—it wasn’t until a drunken night at The Coug my junior year that I recognized it:

“Hey fellas, you all ever noticed that there’s a 'W-S-U' in that Cougar emblem?”

Finally, a big shout and “Best Person in the World” award for this week to ESPNs Ted Miller.

Not only has he provided the first blog out there that rivals the coverage provided by Sedihawk, but he also is the first major news outlet to provide a link to this very here Blog.

We love you too, Teddy Bear!

So, with that in mind, Ted, I offer you a one-of-a-kind cyber deal. We finish tenth in the PAC as you predicted and I will perform any reasonable act of self-humiliation and/or homage as you desire on this blog or through any feasible media outlet.

However, if we finish seventh or better as I predict, then you come on this Blog for a Brinkhater exclusive.

I'll look forward to talking with you in December, T-Rex.

For the rest of you, I'll catch you next week.


DonnyD said...

If by recent you mean 10 months ago. That kid missed most of his senior season over that stupid mistake. I was hoping the cougs would come down to AZ and recruit him, but we know Doba wasn't into recruiting. Gee, I can't figure out what happened to our program.

Anonymous said...

He hadn't commited to a school yet and he wasn't the one using the vaccuum. He was next to it when it exploded on him.

Anonymous said...

Typical palouser! reporting on an accident that occured before he was even recruited. This happened before Dixon's knee injury.