So let's just get to some perfectly normal Monday sips! Everything is perfectly normal, and Mike Kafka is employed by an NFL team and Tim Tebow luckily isn't. Everything makes sense and everything isn't the worst and everything is just a regular Monday, you know, and WAIT WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT
Patriots waived QB Mike Kafka.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) June 10, 2013
Wait, but why would they cut Mike Kafk-
Reports indicate the Patriots will sign Tim Tebow. This is not a drill. sbn.to/11RYbSU— SB Nation (@sbnation) June 10, 2013
NO. NO. THIS DID NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN. TIM TEBOW IS LIKE THE WORST QUARTERBACK IN THE WORLD AND RUINED MY ENTIRE LIFE WHILE NOT PLAYING WITH THE NEW YORK JETS. MIKE KAFKA IS A GOD AMONGST MEN AND A MAN AMONGST BOYS AND SHOULD BE AN NFL QUARTERBACK BUT THE PATS CUT HIM BEFORE HE EVEN GOT TO TAKE A SNAP. THERE IS NO REASON. THERE IS NOTHING GOOD. THERE IS NOTHING PURE. TIME TEBOW RUINS EVERYTHING.
Northwestern sports made their opinions clear:
Okay, got that out of my system. But if you need Tebow coverage, SB Nation has you covered, including one of the great all-time GIFs. We also updated our Northwestern alumni in the NFL tracker.
LITERALLY THE WORST WAY TO SPEND YOUR MONEY:You might notice that Indiana made the College World Series, the first team from the Big Ten to make do so since 1984! You might also notice that Northwestern didn't make the NCAA Tournament -- or, for that matter, even the Big Ten Tournament -- for the XXXth time in Paul Stevens' XXX years as head coach. (I think it's 26, it might be 27. I am so apathetic I did not bother to look it up.) Off-Tackle Empire wrote that Indiana's success proves the Big Ten shouldn't make excuses for baseball suck. Well, somebody at Northwestern isn't interested in making excuses anymore, pledging $5 million to refurbish Rocky Miller Park.
Now that we're done being bummed about Northwestern baseball, some great stuff happened: Luke Farrell, son of Red Sox manager John got drafted in the sixth round by the Pirates, on his birthday, just a few years after getting his second tumor removed. Zach Morton was also drafted, in the 32nd round by the Astros. I *think* there's another post on these lines coming.
B1G life, B1G stage, B1G Rodge: Dudes, I'm SB Nation's new Big Ten league manager. This really doesn't mean much from your perspective -- I'll just be doing some behind the scenes stuff to make SB Nation's coverage of the Big Ten better and more findable -- but I am going to be running the dormant-until-now SBNB1G twitter feed. Follow along, please! I will make jokes.
Same old NU: Remember how Vegas finally learned that they had undervalued Northwestern for a while, and gave NU some really favorable odds for the upcoming football season? Well, bettors disagree, already getting the NU -12 vs. Iowa line down to just 8.5. I'm not a bettor, but, HEY, EVERYBODY, THERE'S A LINE THAT LITERALLY SHIFTED 3.5 POINTS IN THE FAVOR OF A TEAM THAT IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE PRETTY BAD AT FOOTBALL NEXT SEASON, you know, if you're interested in making some money.
Fitzporn: Adam Kramer of Bleacher Report interviewed Pat Fitzgerald, writing about how awesome things for NU are nowadays. The choice quote?
“You want to beat them in recruiting, you have to beat them on the field,” Fitzgerald said, again with the utmost confidence. “We went 2-0 against Vanderbilt the last couple of times and then they dropped us. We’re not afraid to play people, not afraid to put our brand out there nationally.”Boosh! He also talks about how NU plays to its personnel and other stuff like that.
Another Sherman, killin' it: Have I made it clear I really like Sherman Ave.? They're sorta great, although it does make me feel a little lame being a postgrad person reading a student culture blog. Anyway, they somehow got to sit down with Morton Schapiro, and its as good as you'd imagine.
Pur-who?: Nick Medline's trip to West Lafayette was so inspiring that he wrote about how much better off Northwestern is than Purdue right now.
That's all I got right now. Off to KILL ALL TEBOWS.