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Updated Dec 8, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Sports Kabob - 12/8

Ladies and gentlemen (and especially ladies), welcome to the Sports Kabob, a skewered look at the world of sports and pop culture.

Here are the top stories:

Florida football head coach Urban Meyer announced that he will be resigning to spend more time at home with his family.
And, because of this lifestyle change, he will now be known as Suburban Meyer.

This will be the second straight year that Meyer retires from his coaching job. Last year he returned to the team during the offseason.
Because of this, many Florida fans and media members aren't overreacting to the news for fear of being ‘Favred" once again by Meyer.

At least four former athletes charged in a point-fixing scheme at Ohio's University of Toledo are expected to plead guilty, a federal prosecutor in Detroit said Wednesday.
The athletes are currently speaking with their lawyers, trying to figure out a way to pin the scandal on Cam Newton's father.

Dave Wannstedt is out as Pitt football coach following a disappointing season in which the Panthers were big favorites to win a weak Big East Conference, only to finish 7-5 and qualify for a minor bowl.
However, sources say Wannstedt's mustache will stay on as a special consultant.

Rookie John Skelton is expected to start at QB this week for the Cardinals after injury and inefficient play by Max Hall and Derek Anderson last week.
And there is another reason to be optimistic this week if you're a Cardinals fan: WikiLeaks is threatening to release the "good plays" that have been missing from Arizona's playbook all year.

Despite struggles on the track, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won NASCAR's most popular driver award for the eighth straight year.
Earnhardt's ability to win the popular vote but lose the actual races has earned him the nickname "Al Gore."

USC is in talks with California state officials to buy the land where the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Los Angeles Sports Arena are situated, as well as adjacent parking lots in Exposition Park.
USC says they have more than enough money freed up to make this possible since Reggie Bush no longer plays there.

The Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to a $126 million contract, while the Washington Redskins suspended Albert Haynesworth despite recently signing him to a $100 million deal.
While both teams defend their moves, Republicans are pointing to them as just another example of Obama being unable to control wasteful spending in Washington.

Former Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds was traded to the Baltimore Orioles this week.
While fans will miss his power, the owners of Chase Field will miss his strike outs, since the breeze caused by all his swinging and missing saved thousands on air conditioning.

Following Michigan State's loss to Syracuse on Tuesday, head coach Tom Izzo called his team "pretty boys" and "sissies."
Izzo then went even further, calling them "Glee fans."

That's all this week, leave comments, follow me on Twitter and remember this is Jarrett Carlen telling the Wildcats to just go for 2 from now on.

For more of my observations on the world of sports, as well as politics, entertainment and current events, follow me on twitter @JarrettGC.


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