Luther Head, former Illini guard.
Luther Vandross. Very, very good call, sir.
Luther Campbell. (Just saw OG mentioned him, too).
Lex Luthor. Yeah, that's a stretch.
What I love is Jimbo saying Jameis "has done nothing wrong." Compared to whom? Stalin? Manson?
And 5, don't sleep on TB and the Belichicks. Losing Jerod Mayo hurts. So does losing Stevan Ridley. But they are starting to put things together.
JMC, I think Lamb is putting together a solid program at Mercer. And I love the resurgence at Western Carolina. I think it's great. They have been such a doormat for so long and for a program that was really good for a number of years, it was shocking to see how bad they got and how bad they stayed.
SoCon missed out not getting Kennesaw State in the fold. I don't think VMI will be more than a schedule filler, cannon fodder for the rest of the SoCon.
Southern's problem certainly isn't competing on the field. But there are still some questions about where the money is and where it's coming from to sustain this move and maybe back a move to a better league - like GHSA's Region 1-AAAAAA. I kid - sort of - about that last one.
GSU is beating up on the mummified remains of what is known as the Sun Belt. I mean, why talk about the new bully block kicking the crap of a bunch of new weaklings for a pittance of lunch money? The Sun Belt is even worse as a league than I imagined. And I imagined it being pretty bad. It's just not fun. Idaho, New Mexico State, South Alabama, Troy, App ... all Australian for stinky. They are the BJ Uptons of college football.
"some positive affects".
Or effects. 220, 221, whatever it takes.
And I might go with Bill Walton, just barely over Len Bias, as the greatest college player of all time. My top five are Pistol, Larry, Walton, David Thompson and Bias. Bias ... crap ... it's fixing to get all dusty in here again.
Winners: FSU. Saturday night's game was simply terrific. And FSU continued to show its playoff quartet worth with a gutsy performance.
More winners ...
Alabama. Um, hey, um, A&M, yeah, you really picked a bad time to be next on Alabama's schedumule. Beat. Down.
Notre Dame. Even with a loss, can't keep them out of the playoff discussion. Sorry, Irish haters. But that's a dadgum good football team. They have USC and Arizona State left, and the Sun Devils are sneaky good. So Notre Dame, even without a conference championship game to play in, will have earned its way in. FSU, USC, Arizona State, Stanford (before they started reeking).
DeAndre Smelter. This kid is legit. He plays at run-happy (though defensively-disinclined) Georgia Tech. But if you want the next Demaryius Thomas, he might be your guy next year.
Nick Chubb. Todd Who? Just keep him away from a 12-pack of Bic pens and he'll be OK.
Losers (but not why don't you kill them):
Texas A&M. Thanks for playing the SEC West Feud. Your parting gifts are the home version and a bowl trip to Memphis.
Florida. Your parting gift is your coach parting company. Getting thumped like that at home to a Mizzou team that got blanked the week before? Yikes.
Brian Kelly. Button it, coach. It was offensive pass interference. And I am a lifelong Notre Dame fan. So ... piehole ... yours ... close it.
The Falcons. They couldn't stop Grayson's pass rush. As in Grayson High School.
The Titans. So what's the opposite of Titans? Midgets? Dwarves? Lilliputians? Harvey Milquetoasts? Yeah, they all apply.
Best sports superstition - winning team of NHL conference final playoffs does not touch or lift said conference championship trophy, and no one dares touch Lord Stanley Cup's before it's won.
BiB, I think Ms. Kolber is beyond 45. And still brings a fastball.
If I have more than Godfather quote? If? That's like asking if Gene Chizik was scared to play Georgia Tech.
Gotta go first with Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Don't ask me about my business.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
You can be a man! (The Godfather to Johnny Fontaine, played by the great Al Martino, who passed away not long ago, I believe).
Do love the line from Moe Greene. And of course, from Godfather 2 ...
"I got stepped over. I'm your older brother, and I got stepped over. I want respect. ... That's not how I wanted it. I'm not dumb. I'm smart, and I want respect."
Rushmore of TD celebrations?
Elmo Wright of the Kansas City CHiefs. The original.
Joe Horn, New Orleans Saints. Getting the cell phone out of the goal post padding was genius.
Tony Gonzalez dunk.
Other than that, I care little for TD celebrations. Act you've been there before.
The state of Mississippi. Though I don't see Miss. State as No. 1. They have won two huge games, yet there were at home each time. I give Ole Miss more credit for going to Kyle Field and stomping a mud hole in both A and in M. Still, the good times are rolling in Mississippi.
This weekend's upcoming college football weekend. Why? Because both Notre Dame and Florida Statw won. And that means ... unbeaten Notre Dame at unbeaten Florida State in primetime. This has a chance, a very good chance, of being the most watched television program not named the Super Bowl this year. Because you will watch. If you don't, God will hate you.
The MLB playoffs. Goodness sakes this is good stuff. Too bad it's not on network TV. Nice job, bud. Or Bud. Pond would be good for you.
Mark Richt. Pains me to say it, but that is true. Give credit to Richt for rallying the troops, circling the wagons and any other metaphor you can squeeze in. You lose ostensibly the best running back in America. Your secondary is a shadow of the one you entered spring practice with. And you beat the fool out of a ranked team in their own backyard like they stole something from you.
Tom Brady. Because he's Tom Brady, and you're not. Don't poke the bear, kids. He'll wake up and go all 361 yards and 4 TDs on you.
The Dallas Cowboys. I hate the Cowboys. I hate the Star logo. I hate their stadium, old and new. I hate Tom Landry. I hate Jerry Jones, Jimmie Johnson and I even hate Rayfield Wright (who belongs on the Cowboys Rushmore). But that was impressive yesterday. Most impressive.
Charlie Whitehurst. OK, it was the Jags, who would only be 5 point favorites against McCallie. Still, he played well.
The state of Alabama. Um, Auburn, yeah, that wasn't, um, yeah, good. And Alabama didn't exactly convince people.
Brian VanGorder. Well, I mean, there is the obvious reason. He's Satan. And his defense gakked up 36 points to UNC. The football team, not the basketball team (the Tar Holes got a defensive TD). Nice job, Captain 'Stache. Get ready to have Jameis Winston go all crab leg on ya.
The Falcons. Wow. That. Team. Is. Bad. There is no D in Falcons. Or in Atlanta. Or in who are three people who have never been in my kitchen. They are tough to watch.
Georgia Tech. When the guy who almost never fumbles fumbles, not a good sign. They have some winnable games left. But some loseable (is that a word? That sounds good, I'll have that) games as well. Wouldn't that have been fun to have a 10-0 Tech take on Clemson and Georgia in its last two regular season games? Hello? Is this thing on?
Baseball. See above.
9,145 yards rushing, 111 touchdowns for a career. That will be hard to break.
Those are Adrian Peterson's (the original, from Georgia Southern) career numbers in his four years on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek.
Paul Johnson. Was at Historic Grant Field/Bobby Dodd Stadium and that place at night is unlike any other setting in college football. And 4th and 2, up four in the fourth, and you call triple option? For the win? Big ones. And that's victories over Va Tech and Miami in the same year - which has not happened since the Avery County Flash took over on The Flats. And if you have not seen the YouTube clip of PJ addressing the team after the Va Tech win, do so. It's worth it.
Baseball. And it's too bad there were so many good college football games on because the baseball playoffs have been terrific. Packed stadiums with loud, raucous fans. Great theater and drama unfolding on the field and riveting action. And with that ...
The Kansas City Royals. In this day and age of Sabermetrics, they run, they steal bases, they bunt, they play defense ... and they win. Like the Charlie Brown cartoon, they can go to the new age baseball wonks and say "tell your statistics to shut up."
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated. They took the NFL's top defense and stomped on it. They went back to running the football and they decided that maybe the guy they traded their best offensive lineman for might be someone they should throw the ball to. There are still some huge concerns with this team. But they are still the Patriots and they are still Brady and Belichick and they are not going away. Even if Belichick looks like he's going to ask Luke Skywalker to take his father's place at his side all game long.
Um, well, baseball. Just where in the world of a thousand channels am I supposed to find these games? Don't make it hard on your fans, baseball, to watch what has been a great postseason.
The Pac-12. Frankly, it really is a good conference with some mighty good teams. But I guess, to borrow a phrase, they really do just beat up on each other. Oregon, UCLA and Stanford all going down on the same weekend ain't helping. Though it's not like all three lost to chopped liver or the Sisters of Mercy. Lump Washington State in there because their QB goes all crazy with the passing numbers - and they lose because their kicker can't make a 19-yard field goal.
Butch Jones. Sorry, Vols fans. This was your statement game. And the statement was ... we're still not good enough.
LSU and Michigan. Different circumstances but these might be tied together soon in other circumstances.
Rob Ryan. Rex Ryan. I think the results speak for themselves.
5, what are your thoughts on Spotts Jeopardy? Maybe I should go "This is what the 5@10 thinks of Sports Jeopardy" so you can respond in the form of a question.
Had to get to something yesterday so I missed "Greeson's Goodies" on "Press Row." Thoughts on Tech-Miami? And yes, I will be at Grant Field/Bobby Dodd Stadium, which is an unparalleled venue for a night game, with the Atlanta skyline as a backdrop.