Viral Video: To the Notre Dame fans out there

Disputing the Tiger Woods air bag facts

Reports from the Tiger Woods car crash have said the air bags in Woods' Cadillac Escalade did not deploy because the car was traveling at less than 33 mph.

Somehow, I think the Florida Highway Patrol have their facts wrong. From, a government resource on car safety:

Frontal air bags are generally designed to deploy in "moderate to severe" frontal or near-frontal crashes, which are defined as crashes that are equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8 to 14 mph or higher. (This would be equivalent to striking a parked car of similar size at about 16 to 28 mph or higher.)

Assuming the tree Woods collided with was of moderate size, I would believe he must have been traveling at speeds much less than 33 mph if the air bags did not deploy.

Cody: GVSU football hits the road to Minnesota

Grand Valley State University coach Chuck Martin won't call the NCAA Division 2 playoffs a revenge tour, but it is hard to believe otherwise.

The story lines are just too perfect.

GVSU rarely loses. Only twice in the past two seasons -- by a measly nine combined points -- have the Lakers been on the wrong side of the box score.

This year, Hillsdale College became the first team since 2004 to defeat GVSU in the regular season.

Ironically, the Chargers were also the first team to face Grand Valley's wrath this postseason. A 37-0 halftime lead for the Lakers last Saturday was plenty to reaffirm GVSU's dominance.

Next up is Minnesota-Duluth.

Duluth stunned the Lakers in Allendale last season on their way to a national championship. Round two will feature much of the same talent.

This Saturday, however, they will be facing a different Laker football team. Ever since the Hillsdale loss, GVSU has looked nearly unstoppable.

The Lakers are hungry -- hungry for their first national title since 2006.

Senior quarterback Brad Iciek is playing perhaps his best football of his college career. Running back trio Jimmy Berezik, P.T. Gates and Justin Sherrod are going strong. Receivers have stepped up through injuries. A young offensive line has gelled together.

The defense has flexed its muscles. Danny Richard and Nick Lawrence have terrorized opposing lines (and quarterbacks). The linebacking core has been great. The patchwork defensive backfield has held its own through numerous injuries.

Minnesota Duluth is a great team. However, this Saturday they will run into a dynasty eager to reassert themselves as the best Division 2 college football program in the country.

Revenge is sweet.

GVSU 28, Duluth 17

Sizing It Up: Down with Charlie Weis

A Notre Dame-heavy edition of Sizing it Up:

You're not the Detroit Lions, but you lost to them - God Hates Cleveland Sports
The Cleveland Browns-Detroit Lions match up yielded one of the best finishes in the NFL this season. A Browns fan breaks down the shocking end to a meltdown by Cleveland.

Adrian Beltre: Mike Lowell 2.0? - One If By Land
As the Boston Red Sox move closer to acquiring Adrian Beltre, this blogger wonders how Beltre compares to current Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

Urban Meyer to Notre Dame: History not on Florida's side
- ChuckWeis
A nice collection of quotes from Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer. Hard to take anything he says seriously after reading these.

Jimmy Clausen's face beats up fan's hand - Dueling Couches
The rantings of a Notre Dame football fan.

Week 12 NFL Picks

We posted matching 12-4 records last week. Going into our own show bye week (Thanksgiving break), Cody holds a five game lead over Matt.

PackersPackers at Lions
CowboysRaiders at Cowboys
GiantsGiants at Broncos
FalconsBuccaneers at Falcons
DolphinsDolphins at Bills
ColtsColts at Texans
JetsPanthers at Jets
BengalsBrowns at Bengals
EaglesRedskins at Eagles
SeahawksSeahawks at Rams
ChargersChiefs at Chargers
JaguarsJaguars at 49ers
VikingsBears at Vikings
CardinalsCardinals at Titans
SteelersSteelers at Ravens
SaintsPatriots at Saints
Last Week
Overall Record108-52

Viral Video: Pizza Hut makes fun of rightfielders everywhere

Nov. 19 Show Highlights

Sizing It Up: "Handing" out the links

Saturday's edition of Sizing It Up:

'Shop early, shop often' during MLB free agency season - Mets Merized
I seem to find a lot of good stuff on New York Mets fan blogs, and this post is no exception. A funny and insightful take on the free agency season in baseball.

Thierry Henry is a liar, cheater, and any other bad word - Footy Blog
One of many blogs about Henry's hand ball during France's World Cup qualifying match against Ireland. Read the comments. No matter how small of the blog, I couldn't find a single Henry story that didn't have comments. Goes to show how much soccer means to some in the world.

Detroit Lions versus Cleveland Browns: A statistical analysis - The Lions in Winter
Great statistical breakdown of the match up between two of the NFL's worst teams. All I can say is it takes a dedicated fan to do so much work for the Lions.

LeBron James soaking up too much of the spotlight? - LeBron James Blog
For a blog dedicated to King James, I'm surprised how much this post bashes him. Regardless, the author makes several good points concerning James' attitudes.

Brandon Jennings, the NBA, and Europe
- BMac's Blog
Will the success of Brandon Jennings lead more high school players to head overseas? Did the NBA 'punish' Jennings for doing so? A very nice read.

Nov. 19 Show Preview

First, I want to give a shout out to our contest winners from last weekend. For those who missed it, we posted a question to our Facebook fan page asking how many rushing yards Adrian Peterson would have against the Detroit Lions.

Peterson went for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Surprisingly, we had two people who were nearly perfect in their predictions.

The winner is Zach Kleinheksel. His guess of 132 yards was one shy of the correct answer.

I have to give credit to Jason Thompson as well. Though he was two yards away with his guess of 135 yards, he correctly predicted Peterson would score two touchdowns.

Nicely done!

On to tonight's show, which will be our last for two weeks because of the Thanksgiving holiday. We're hoping for another good turnout to send us into break on a high note.

Tonight's show topics include:

  • GVSU football faces Hillsdale in second-round of playoffs
  • Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams gives Buffalo Bills fans the bird
  • NFL picks and game breakdowns
  • The Final Word
  • All things LeBron James
  • NFL coaching situations
  • Michigan vs. Ohio State
  • College basketball underway
  • NBA surprises

As you can see, we have a full slate on our hands. Matt and I hope you can listen in! Tell your friends too!

Sizing It Up: From the hot seat

Wednesday's edition of Sizing It Up:

Hapless Cleveland Browns led by offensive noob - Xtra Point Football
Interested in becoming an NFL offensive coordinator? The Cleveland Browns will be in need of one soon, and by the looks of it, their job requirements are pretty minimal.

Allen Iverson fires heavenly agent - Sports Pickle
A hilarious satire of Allen Iverson's decision to terminate his contract with the Memphis Grizzlies after three games.

"Israel, man, Israel. He was talkin' bout Israel. Not in the NBA, not in America. Israel."

Columnist blames Rodney Harrison for New England Patriots' play call - The Providence Journal
I find it a bit hard to believe that Bill Belichick was thinking about David Tyree when he made the decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 this past weekend. However, this column does bring up several good points concerning the faith Belichick has in his defense.

Curtis Granderson: The newest Chicago Cub?
- Bullpen Brian
Assuming the Detroit Tigers do deal Granderson, the Cubs are a likely destination for the fan-favorite centerfielder. Bullpen Brian thinks Granderson could blossom into an MVP while in Chicago.

Rich Rodriguez among host of college coaches on hot seat
- BC Draft
Another University of Michigan season has gone down the drain. BC Draft writes a nice breakdown of which college coaches, Rodriguez included, could be out of a job by the end of the year.

Cody: Allen Iverson's me first attitude no good anywhere

The New York Knicks have publicly contemplated signing Allen Iverson.

Publicity stunt? No doubt.

There is no other reason to sign the former NBA MVP, who lately has been more of a whiny cry baby than basketball player.

Before the season, Iverson said he would use his year in Memphis to prove his critics wrong.

Three unspectacular games and a terminated contact later, Iverson has instead proven nearly all of those critics right.

His ego is just far too big to be coming off of the bench. Even though he was averaging nearly 23 minutes a night for the Grizzlies, Iverson could not handle being a role player.

"We talkin' about startin'. Not a bench player, but a starter. How silly is that?"

Unfortunately, Iverson's 34-year-old, ball-hog point guard mentality is better suited to role player status, or even better, a spot off of the team.

No longer is he an unstoppable scoring threat. He is certainly not the guy who averaged 33 points a game for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2005-2006 season.

Iverson's point totals are down. His assists are down. His age is up. All signs point to him being done.

Do not tell him that.

Iverson still thinks he is a star.

(Kudos to Arthur Mouratidis for the photo off of Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license.)

Week 11 NFL Picks


Week ten was a tough week all-around. Cody came out on top of the ugly mess, gaining two games on Matt.

We still look pretty sharp when compared to ESPN.

DolphinsDolphins at Panthers
ColtsColts at Ravens
CowboysRedskins at Cowboys
LionsBrowns at Lions
JaguarsBills at Jaguars
VikingsSeahawks at Vikings
SaintsSaints at Buccaneers
FalconsFalcons at Giants
SteelersSteelers at Chiefs
Packers49ers at Packers
CardinalsCardinals at Rams
BroncosChargers at Broncos
BengalsBengals at Raiders
PatriotsJets at Patriots
EaglesEagles at Bears
TitansTitans at Texans
Last Week
Overall Record96-48

Viral Video: Detroit Pistons Will Bynum: The next Spud Webb?

This week's viral video features Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum. I'll let the video speak for itself.

Nov. 12 Show Highlights

Sizing It Up: Loads of hair pullin' goodness

Sizing It Up is another new segment Matt and I will be publishing twice-weekly (for now). We're going to bring you interesting sports news and commentary from around the blogosphere and the Internet.

I'm going to focus on finding lesser known sports blogs, but will definitely include anything I find to be relevant or interesting.

If you see a story or blog post you like, please share it with us! We are nothing without our viewers/readers.

Here's our first ever-edition of Sizing It Up:

Elizabeth Lambert, the 'terrorizing machine' - Sports Opinionated

Lambert's physical play has garnered herself and women's soccer national headlines for all the wrong reasons. Would we care if it was a guy? This blogger wants to forget all about it and focus on Carlee Payne (for good reason).

Hot corner in the frozen tundra: New York Mets' 3B David Wright should be a Toronto Blue Jay? - The Bitter Bill

As a Detroit Tigers fan, it's interesting to see how fans of teams like the Mets think. The argument for moving Wright, arguably the Mets' best player, is simply the hope they can play keep-away and stop Toronto ace Roy Halladay from ending up in crosstown pinstripes.

Behind the scenes with the Philadelphia Eagles: The McNabb-Reid chronicles - Inside the Iggles

This mock conversation between the Eagles' starting quarterback and head coach gave me a good laugh.

So, do we start our three game win streak this week, or tank one more on the left coast?"

Keith Bogans gets 'mad' when opponents score on him - San Antonio Express-News

Who doesn't get mad? Seriously though, a nice article which features the most under appreciated part of basketball: defense. Another bonus is former Detroit Piston Lindsey Hunter being referenced in the story.

Lincoln's top hat to signify Big 10 football rivalry - TheMatadorSports

Funny, I saw Abraham Lincoln as a basketball player. Anyway, it's Northwestern versus Illinois. *yawn*

Nov. 12 Show Preview

It's Thursday again, so Matt and I are excited to get another show going tonight.

As always, catch us live on here at 10 p.m. or shortly after. We SHOULD have all of the technical issues figured out.

Although it's hard to believe, we only have a few shows left this semester! Help make them great by listening, talking in the chat room and sending us feedback.

We have a few big show related announcements that we will be making live on air tonight during our last segment.

Tonight's lineup:
  • GVSU Football
  • Women's College Soccer on the Map
  • NFL Picks and Game Breakdowns
  • The Final Word
  • Matthew Stafford vs. Joey Harrington
  • Wide Receiver Antics
  • 2010 NBA Free Agency
  • Big Announcement(s) Regarding the Show
We hope you get the chance to stop in and listen. Let's top 120 visits tonight!

Viral Video of the Week: Jahvid Best takes a spill, hard

One of the new things we will be featuring on the blog from now on is a once weekly "viral video." Matt and I will scour video-sharing Web sites to provide you with a video we find interesting or newsworthy.

We also have a big announcement to make regarding our show's future tomorrow on air. Please listen in to hear the big news!

Viral Video of the Week: Jahvid Best's frightening concussion from last weekend

Week 10 NFL Picks

Looks like I'll be sporting the D. Wade jersey this week on air since my luck ran out this past weekend.

A week after gaining a game on Matt with a mistake pick, he beat me fair and square. He finished with a 9-4 record, while I rolled in with an 8-5 mark.

Once again, we were right in line with ESPN.

Here's our week ten picks:

Bears at 49ers
FalconsFalcons at Panthers
DolphinsBuccaneers at Dolphins
VikingsLions at Vikings
SteelersBengals at Steelers
TitansBills at Titans
BroncosBroncos at Redskins
SaintsSaints at Rams
JetsJaguars at Jets
RaidersChiefs at Raiders
CardinalsSeahawks at Cardinals
EaglesEagles at Chargers
CowboysCowboys at Packers
ColtsPatriots at Colts
RavensRavens at Browns
Last Week
Overall Record87-42

Show Promotional Video

Nov. 5 Show Recap

Thanks to everyone who stuck with us through the audio lag last night. Assuming the little counter on the stream is correct, we hit about 114 people stopping in and out. Not bad.

We appreciate all those listeners who have stuck with us! We fixed the audio issues about two minutes after the show was over yesterday, go figure. Next week we're hoping to go live without a hitch.

Because of the terrible lag, I do not think we are going to put up a show highlight this week. Instead, Matt and I filmed a promotional video last night to replace the highlights. Naturally, the sound is perfect! We're shooting for such quality next week.

For now, please tell you friends! Feel free to point anyone to the blog to see what we're capable of doing.

Nov. 5 Show Preview

Matt and I are looking forward to another great week on The Sunny and C Show.

Tune in here at 10 p.m. to watch/listen. If we're aren't here right away, check back in a few. We have a show in front of us now and we had some technical difficulties last week so we were a little late.

On this week's show:
  • GVSU football gets set to go up against perhaps the nation's best D-2 player
  • NFL Picks and a special segment detailing Matt's experiences at last week's Packers/Vikings game
  • The Final Word returns with basketball shoes again as the hot topic
  • Yankees clinch the World Series
  • Syracuse upset by independent D-2 school
  • Little bit of high school football lovin'

Looking forward to everyone watching tonight. Let's hit 80 this time! We were so close last week.

Week Nine NFL Picks

So I'm really lucky after all.

After accidentally picking the Panthers over the Cardinals, the Panthers went out and actually won! I wish I could do that more often.

Of course, the helpless Lions lost to the previously-winless Rams. So there goes my happiness.

All in all, we didn't do too bad. I finished 9-4 while Matt came in at 8-5. Only Mike Golic and Accuscore beat me this week.

I haven't decided if Matt will have to wear something since he lost this week. It was a little unfair, but, as the adage goes, "I'd rather be lucky than good."

Here's our week nine picks:

FalconsRedskins at Falcons
BearsCardinals at Bears
BengalsRavens at Bengals
ColtsTexans at Colts
JaguarsChiefs at Jaguars
PatriotsDolphins at Patriots
PackersPackers at Buccaneers
SaintsPanthers at Saints
SeahawksLions at Seahawks
GiantsChargers at Giants
TitansTitans at 49ers
EaglesCowboys at Eagles
SteelersSteelers at Broncos
Last Week
Overall Record79-37