Y.A. Tittle (the greatest Red Stick Tiger ever?)
J.R.R. Tolkien (in keeping with the author's theme)
E.T. (as in Willie McGee, the Braves' killer in the 1980s)
E.P. Taylor(one of the greatest horse breeders of all time; breeder of no less a horse than Northern Dancer)
And Famous Jamies was just squirrel hunting. Man when you can't afford crab legs squirrel dumplings will do.
My Rushmore for sporting events:
Mike Tyson losing to Buster Douglas- I watched that with my dad, granddad, and my two uncles. I could not believe it. I know Tyson is a by-word for stupidity now but people forget that he truly was one of the greatest boxers ever and in the late 80s, early 90s most thought him unbeatable,.
Marquis Grissom squeezing the final out in 1995 World Series- As a lifelong Braves fan I honestly never, ever thought I would see that happen. It truly brought tears of joy to my eyes.
Buck Belue to Lindsey Scott- Again my dad, granddad and one of my uncles watched this one and though I was small I remember how the entire house just exploded when the play was made.
David Greene to Michael Johnson- As an alumnus of ol' UGA I had all but given up hope that we might win another SEC title. But we did.
Clint Eastwood would be good, but I would take the Harrison Ford oeuvre myself. Lot's of good flicks there.
Stanley Kubrick would be my choice of director. Dr. Stranglove, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, et al. R. Lee Ermey had some great lines in FMJ. Sound off like you gotta pair!
I like the LSU pick, but I think MSU is a lock the other way. To me the biggest lock of the weekend is Arky laying a mere 10.5 against SW Louisiana. I also hope you are right about my Dawgs and JJ. Leonard Floyd maybe one to watch too.
Herschel Walker had a nice debut in 1980 for my Dawgs
Deion Sanders had a great debut in 1989 for the Falcons
Bob Horner had a nice debut for the Braves in '78 (he was almost great... dang wrist!)
Jimi Hendrix had an awesome debut album Are You Experienced (License to Ill was pretty rad too)
Phil Mickelson, Matteo Manassero, Graeme McDowell