Saturday Links of Interest

Nothing much is happening in Tuscaloosa today. Hoover, on the other hand, is happening. Capstone Report is on top of this story.

There are plenty of rumors surrounding the Hoover situation. I don’t think it is wise to start pointing fingers until either: (A) someone directly involved with the situations talks, and, (B) the details are fully investigated and substantiated. If there are Alabama recruits involved, we will know sooner than later I imagine.

Well, there is one thing that is happening in Tuscaloosa. We’re still without a Baseball Coach after Jim Wells retired. So far the names that seem to be carrying the most weight are John Cohen (Kentucky), Bobby Pierce (Troy), and Mitch Gaspard (Northwestern State). There has been talk of Casey Dunn (Samford) in certain media outlets as well, but nothing is certain. Read more in The Press-Register.

All three seem to have a connection that makes them viable options. Cohen is an alum of Tuscaloosa Academy. Pierce is an alum of Alabama. Gaspard is a part of the Northwestern State family; Coach Wells is also a part of that family.

In none sporting news, we have a new ‘World’s Ugliest Dog‘ contest winner. This lovely pup is named Elwood.


He’s probably a cool dog, but gosh, I don’t think he’ll be in any sort of breeder’s championship. At least his owner is excited (yes, that is drool coming from his mouth, opposite of his tongue).


3 Responses to “Saturday Links of Interest”

  1. WesCrimson Says:

    The real “crime” is how often percentage grades are constantly rounded down in translating to a “point system” or alpha grade. If you score a 89 ( and even lower) in a course for the year, it is more mathematically correct to indicate that is a 3, rather than a 2 (on a 3 point system) or an A compared to a B.

    How many points in a grading system ( on a percentage basis) are lost each year by students ( athletes) using the Hoover methodology as opposed to the number of corrections made when the imprecise translation methods were known to be hurting specific students.

    The question is not only how many grades were adjusted up but also how many were systematically adjusted down, so as to make the upward corrections statistically insignificant.

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  3. Milford T. Wherry Says:

    I wish my dog wasnt so lazy >.> all he does is sleep and go out for walks!

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