A partial transcript of this week's Treehouse Fort:
Tuffy: Chicago lost to Rio de Janeiro this week in its bid for the honor of hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago mayor Richard Daley failed to follow one key demand of the IOC: envelopes should be filled with Euros, not dollars.
Suss: The Blue Jays parted ways with general manager J.P. Ricciardi after eight seasons. Before leaving, he paid a moving company $30 million over four years to clean out his office.
Tuffy: Major League Baseball has confirmed that, in the event of an Angels/Cardinals World Series, the first pitch of Game One will be thrown out by WNBA MVP Diana Taurasi.
Suss: The dream season of University of Houston football ended on the first weekend of October with a 58-41 loss to Conference USA opponent University of Texas El-Paso. It was the first time in recorded history that Miners were able to last 60 minutes with Cougars.
Tuffy: The alleged videographer of the peephole Erin Andrews footage has been arrested outside of Chicago. Sadly, advances in search engine optimization have not yet reached the point where it's worth mentioning on a podcast.
Suss: And finally, the University of Florida removed a link on their disaster preparedness section of their website that dealt with a plan in case the campus was attacked by zombies. UF officials apologized for the poor joke, noting that Penn State isn't even on their football schedule.
Charlie Doherty's "What Were They Thinking?"
ESPN, aiming to set record for most “Favre” mentions in one SportsNation broadcast
Chad Ochocinco, saying in new book that coach Marvin Lewis doesn’t have control of his team (like Belichick does of his)
New Mexico football coach Mike Locksley, for assaulting assistant coach J.B. Gerald
Alcor technicians, decapitating Ted Williams' frozen head with a monkey wrench
Eagen, Minnesota youth travel baseball team, for cutting a kid with cancer and dad from team
Casey Babcock, Otter Valley (Vermont) football player, for spiking a live ball on final play, recovered by Mount Mansfield and ran in for winning TD