December is in the books and that means only one thing: We're one month closer to discovering that mayonnaise is basically motor oil for your intenstines. So, that's . . . something.
Other than that, it's time to recap 10 of the bigger and better stories that graced this fine Internet real estate over the last 31 days. Let's get it.
The NCAA was supposed to name Championship Weekend hosts for the 2015 through 2018 periods in early December. Instead, the dump-truck-full-of-money announced only that Philadelphia would host the event in 2015 and 2016, leaving 2017 and 2018 open for further evaluation. It's hard to argue with the NCAA heading back to Philly in the coming years, but the lack of certainty around 2017 and 2018 is a little ominous:
- NCAA Names Championship Weekend Host for 2015 and 2016
- NCAA to "Reevaluate" Bid Process for 2017, 2018 Championship Weekends
NJIT lacrosse -- which wasn't really a thing before sweater weather set in -- is officially a going concern as the calendar approaches 2014. The Highlanders' navigator for its proposed voyage in Division I lacrosse in 2015? Travis Johnson of Mount St. Mary's. His charge? Take a ship with a leaky hull through a violent storm at sea.
I don't know why, but I published two somewhat interesting -- and totally unrelated pieces -- on riding this month. I understand why a lot of teams don't play 110 yards of lacrosse, but it's like a nonstop balloon animal party when they do.
Stuff that was stuff that you can't stuff any place else: