Thursday, May 14, 2009

Paulus to Syracuse? It's just silly

Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus is back at the top of the list of hot college sports topics. And it's not about the Duke basketball program bombing out last season. Nope. Now he will battle for the quarterback position at Syrucuse, a school whose football program has won only five games in the last two years.

Paulus grew up watching the Orange, since he went to school at the nearby Christian Brothers Academy. But don't you remember all the conversations about him looking into playing at Michigan? I guess he watched that episode of 12th Street Sports Bar in which we made fun of him and Michigan for even considering the notion.

"I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to play college basketball," Paulus said. "And I am very lucky to have another opportunity to do something else in college I love. I'm really excited about having a chance to further my education and play college football."

We will be very fortunate if we don't have to hear too much more from him. Blah.

Syrucuse student and blogger Kevin Cartini writes his three reasons Paulus will be bad for Syrucuse.

What do you think about Paulus' playing for Syrucuse?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Who's selling UT championship ring on eBay?

The Longhorns did not get their way in the recent Big 12 meetings. Big 12 coaches decided against changes to the current tiebreaker system and to use Bowl Championship Series standings as the method to break ties between more than two teams.

Here's something even better involving the Longhorns. Somebody has reportedly placed a University of Texas championship ring for sale on eBay. Click here for more details.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Want to be 12th Street Sports Bar new “Babe of the Week”?

Want to be 12th Street Sports Bar new “Babe of the Week”?
12Th Street Sports Bar has its new website on the way. One of the great features we are going to have is a “Babe of the Week”.

If you would like to be 12th Streets “Babe of the Week” send us your contact info, a current photo, your age and location.

We will look through all the entries every week and pick a “Babe” then schedule a photo shoot. Send your entries to

Friday, May 1, 2009

And with the 151st pick of the NFL Draft ...

The New York Giants select – a story line.

So Rhett Bomar is going to be in New York. For most athletes making the move from Sam Houston State to the Big Apple would be a huge shock to the system. I am sure Rhett will experience some of that.

One of the aspects of playing in New York that a lot of people seem to have problems with is dealing with the New York media. That is an area I don’t think Rhett will have any trouble with. He is certainly better equipped to handle the throng of reporters in New York than any other athlete coming out of Sam Houston State.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New website coming soon

We are excited to announce the 12th Street Sports Bar TV show will soon be getting a new website at this adress

Thursday, April 16, 2009

College baseball shocker ... kind of

It is kind of fitting that this happened on the night our show aired where we were talking about college baseball. Last night in Baton Rouge, Nicholls State upset the No. 1 team in the nation, LSU with a 3-1 victory.

Headline in Thibodaux, La. this morning: Nicholls stuns top-ranked LSU, 3-1

Did Sports Center have it? Any of the national online network sites have it? Take a look at the designated college sports page on those sites and tell me if you find it.

If this were football or basketball, you couldn't get away from this story. There would be interviews with coaches and players, we would have heard the radio highlight clip 100 times already, the experts would be telling us what is wrong with LSU and the term greatest upset of all-time would have been used on more than one occasion.

When Appalachian State beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, it sent shockwaves though college football, and App State was the two-time reigning national champions in their division. Nicholls State was 10-44 last season, they are a sub-.500 team this season and currently sit in 8th place in the Southland Conference.

Granted baseball is a different sport. On any given night a pitcher can get hot and shut a team down. Last night the Colonels used eight different pitchers to keep the LSU hitters off balance.

I think that is one of the things that makes college baseball great. On any given night a team can be vulnerable and lose to a perceived lesser opponent, even a national champion contender.

While in the grand scheme of things, Nicholls beating LSU in baseball is not a huge shocker. I think it is a feat worth noting, and it is a shame more people are not aware of what happened in college baseball last night.

-- Jason Barfield

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back at the ranch

Hey guys, just wanted to let everyone know that we are back in Huntsville today to tape the show.

Send your emails in now!

-Michael Oder