Rushmore of Chucks...
Chuck Yeager. Yeager never played a badass on the big screen, but he has played that role in real life for the last seventy years.
Chuck Berry. One of the founding fathers of rock & roll music.
Chuck Bednarik. The NFL has seen a lot of tough guys in its history. None tougher than Bednarik.
Chuck Norris. When ghosts go camping, they tell Chuck Norris stories.
Honorable mention goes to the real Rocky, Chuck Wepner.
Those just missing the cut are Chuck Woolery and the "chuck-and-duck" offense.
I'm intrigued by this multi-use facility King Greeson(The Scenic City Squire. The 'Nooga Nobleman. All-around righteous dude.)is proposing. Would us lowly commoners be welcome or would this be one of those highfalutin joints that turns its nose up at monster truck rallies and rasslin' shows?
What do we want...bread and circuses! When do we want it...eh, we'll get around to it.
Coach Saban is all about the safety of his players. Upon hearing that recent signee Rashaan Evans is getting the business from the war eagle crowd in his hometown of Auburn, Nick "Li'l Vladimir" Saban has amassed a collection of five-star warlords and intends to annex Lee County into the Federation of Crimson States. Saban has stated that he believes it important to protect the ethnic minority of rammer jammers from those animals in Lee County.
When reached for comment, Gus Malzhan said: "Oh, Crimea river!" In response, Saban said: "I am strong like bull...I must break you."
UGA Athletics Director Greg McGarity is pushing for the SEC to lighten the rules concerning artificial noise in stadiums during football games. I genuinely hate to say this, but I believe the gameday experience in college football stadiums in going the route of NBA basketball games. At even the slightest break in the action, expect to have some "pump-up" song blaring at deafening decibels. With that comes young ladies with T-shirt cannons, mascot races, strobe light effects on the jumbotron, and the annoying distraction du jour. Since this is meant as an appeal to the younger demographic, perhaps AD McGarity might consider going full-on Chuck E. Cheese and invest in a group of live animated hillbilly bears that play in a jug band at Sanford Stadium. Somewhere in the midst of all the whirring sounds and shiny things that jingle, there will be a football game going on.
Concur with JMC on Tim Wilson. His analysis of different southern accents was as spot on as any I have heard. And his Bobby Bowden impersonation was money. "Coach, five of your players went to Belk and stole all of the shirts in the men's department." "They did...They did, but they're good kids from good families...They're good kids."
Jay, a tip of the cap on your write-up about Steve Elkington and his Twitter habit. I concur with everything you wrote. I would add one point, if Elkington or anyone else takes the time to type a message and send it out for the yucks and chuckles of his followers he should own it. I despise this process of sending out a message on social media and then at the slightest sign of backlash deleting the message and making lame excuses for your earlier statements. If Elkington wants to be the cringe inducing drunk uncle that still rails about the "coloreds" and "queers"...He has every right to be that guy. What he must understand is that the Earth is moving under his feet. Society is evolving and leaving his ilk in the rearview mirror. If you choose the ways of a bygone era, enjoy the view from your little corner of the world but don't whine about the present and future moving on without you.
Or this could all be a ruse orchestrated by the liberal media, The Illuminati, one-world government types, and The Freemasons to bring about social revolution via the medium of a professional golfer's Twitter account. Look alive folks...They're out to get you.
Jay, I was able to catch Coach Richt's interview on Press Row yesterday. Good job by both you and Paschall. Richt is tailor made for family friendly radio. G.A.T.A. now stands for get after them aggressively. That's not how Erk told it, but it works.
And if Claude Felton is the "Claudefather", what moniker would have been befitting of Dan Magill? Perhaps something like Supreme Allied Commander of The Bulldog Nation.
Jay, that "Cum On Feel The Noise" reference, was that an old school Quiet Riot shout out or a really old school Slade shout out?
As for the Winter Olympics...When you have a big two-week international event and one of the most memorable stories to emerge involves Bob Costas and his eye infection you are probably not capturing the hearts and minds of Mister and Miss America and all ships at sea.
Paschall's story about UGA and five-star recruits was a good read. I did not remember Marquis Elmore being a five-star guy. For that matter, I only vaguely remember Marquis Elmore.
9er, that dog years to man years conversion rate is running at about 6.25:1 for a tobacco free man aged 40-to-65 with a healthy body mass index.
Coach Richt...About that Press Row appearance today...They're both Auburn guys so it might be a trap. Tread carefully.
I won't pretend, or portend for that matter, any guise of being a college basketball analyst. With my pedestrian knowledge of basketball I'm not even qualified to play an analyst on the interwebs. That being said, it would appear to me that if Tennessee needs to get something going they could always just dump the ball inside to Jarnell Stokes. I don't know how many times Stokes worked through a double team to score an easy basket last night, but it was not a rare occurrence. We had nothing for him last night.
As for Josh Harvey-Clemons...It is disappointing news that he was cut from the team, but not at all surprising. Regardless of whether he was in Athens or not, the 2014 season was going to be a no-go for JHC. With a one-game suspension coupled with another incident that led to three more games and yet another incident that would have meant at least three additional games, Josh would not have been eligible to play his first game until the November tilt against Florida. So many five-star recruits are like really good looking women with issues. They seem so perfect during the recruiting process but when the drama starts, a three-star with a good attitude seems like a better option.
That's all I got. Not an "A game" performance, but not a crash-and-burn performance either. And the sun was in my eyes.
After all of the hullabaloo created by Mike Bell's turn away the gays bill, Bell has decided to simply drop the measure. His reasoning is that the bill is not needed. That begs the question of Bell's motivation to introduce the bill in the first place. If the bill is useless now it was useless when introduced. I suppose Bell needed to appease the holy rollin' sect of his conservative base. Waving around some useless piece of anti-gay legislation is the religious right's panacea for all the ills of society.
In lieu of any real answers...just pick out some minority group, give 'em a good verbal beating, and claim the tacit endorsement of one Mister Jesus H. Christ himself. I know it's the year 2014, but you can still sell that line of BS to a surprisingly large segment of the population.
MocTastic, I understand how you feel about boxing. My love of boxing is something I have questioned many times and I will not even attempt to put forth any argument that states that boxing is not a dangerous sport. Since the beginning of time some men have felt a primal need to engage in activities that take them to the edge and place them in peril. The only answer to the question of why seems to be why not. I hung up the gloves for good years ago. However, I still partake in whitewater kayaking frequently. Placing myself in a small boat and navigating rapids littered with dangerous obstacles. I understand the risk involved, but I will continue to put myself in that situation as I love everything about it including the danger. And that is the assessment boxers have made for themselves, the glory of success and victory are worth the inherent risks.
As for the sport of boxing not glorifying athleticism, I have to disagree with you there. Joe Sixpack that only watches the big fights and has no real understanding of the sport probably does just want to see a couple of guys beat the bejeezus out of one another. George Foreman compared boxing to jazz in that the better it is done, the less it is appreciated. For real boxing fans, the more subtle nuances of the sport are appreciated and the athletic qualities demanded to perform at a high level in the ring are held in high regard.
Danger in life is always present and to those hearty souls that boldly venture headlong into it for some fleeting moment of glory...Godspeed and try to come back in one piece.