A month ago Razorback fans were praying for the health of Knile Davis' ankle and ordering BMFP T-shirts online. Today, they're talking about Republican bikini models, Taiwanese video takedowns and whether Petrino "Farvred" himself. Below, the most absurd revelations and reactions to Bobby Petrino's quick fall from grace in Razorbackland.
The Observer and friend were dining out at their favorite local pizza and beer joint over the weekend and were unfortunately seated at the least desirable table in the house, directly across from the restrooms.
Until last week, Razorback fans were anticipating this year's team winning the western division of the Southeastern Conference, tantamount to a national championship. That enthusiasm has now been sharply and sadly curbed. Does the Independence Bowl await?
"One of the things I'd say Little Rock has is a much better climate than anywhere in Texas and great scenery. That's an asset the city should use. You don't want people to have to choose between an urbane setting and green space."
Inventing a hometown, moving your birthplace to a neighboring state, and setting your birthday a decade earlier in another century takes a real character — like the one Lee Conley Bradley created for himself: Big Bill Broonzy.
Plus, the 50th Annual Folk Festival in Mountain View, the First Thaw Festival in Searcy, Colour Revolt at Stickyz, Arkansas Record Day at Arkansas CD and Record Exchange and elsewhere, Blues on the River at the Riverfest Amphitheatre and Tom Petty at Verizon Arena.
If the great Rolling Stone campus rape hoax proved nothing else, it's that True Believers make lousy reporters. I've always found it useful to keep in mind what my brother and I call the state motto of our native New Jersey: "Oh yeah, who says?"
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.