published Friday, June 6th, 2014

5-at-10: Five sports things at 10 a.m. — and some Rushmores

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    Allied troops crouch behind the bulwarks of a landing craft as it nears Omaha Beach during a landing in Normandy, France. The D-Day invasion broke through Adolf Hitler’s western defenses and led to the liberation of France from Nazi occupation just as the Soviet Army was making advances in the east, turning the tide of the war in the Allies’ favor.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Gang, we're on Day 1 of the trip to find sand and water (and the occasional fish and the frequent Co-Cola).

We'll roll the letters we got for the mailbag into next week.

Today, we'll go old school with a quick top five of things we think at 10 a.m. — hey a 5-at-10 if you will.

From the lake lodge satellite office of the "Talks too much" studios, pass the sunscreen.

Five things

1. We believe we need a few more holidays through the course of the year. And this should be one. We're all for Memorial Day, but D-Day merits consideration, too. Thanks to all that served and made the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless.

2. LeBron had a chance to have a moment — a real moment that cements a legacy. A Jordan with the flu or an Isiah scoring 25 in a quarter on one ankle.

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    Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) checks the scoreboard in a game against the Brooklyn Nets in this May 10, 2014, file photo in New York.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

3. It's hard to think UNC will escape the latest chapter of academic scandal. Former basketball star Rashad McCants said he made the Dean's List without attending a single class during the 2005 national championship season. Maybe the ACC is closer to the SEC than we realize.

4. No vacation is complete without pound cake for breakfast. At least that's what the Lil' 5-at-10 says.

5. OK, how about a Rushmore or two:

• Rushmore of best breakfast cereals

• Rushmore of college scandals

• And with the news of the week with Saban getting a near-$7 million extension and Calipari getting a seven-year, $52.5 million contract at Kentucky, which fan bases would be most crushed if their coach left?

Discuss and we'll check back after lunch. Pass us a Co-Cola.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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MocTastic said...

SMU with the death penalty in the 1987 timeframe. After being hammered about paying players they proceeded to hold a board meeting where it was discussed and they voted to continue paying these players because they had told them they would. And they put it in the official written minutes...ding ding..NCAA now gives them the death penalty.

June 6, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.
fechancellor said...

All 6'6, 275lbs of Signal Mountain's Harrison Moon commits to Mississippi State.

June 6, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.
John_Proctor said...

D-Day definitely merits consideration as Memorial Day celebrations, along with the rest of our way of life, would have ended without those kids storming the beaches and many giving their lives to defeat the Axis powers.

June 6, 2014 at 7:59 p.m.
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