Interesting concept from Juno. Though in fairness people believed Sirius XM would be the would be the nail in the coffin for terrestrial radio and it's still present. CDs would be the death of vinyl (still present). I grant you a lot of scripted programming is going to Netflix and Hulu (Plus) but that's not free (monthly subscription + whatever you pay for Internet). I can't even get football games on the Tres unless I show I have a cable subscriber. I don't believe all mid-level conferences will be effected though don't look for any Boise States to rise from the ranks to be the next giant killer anytime soon. As long as the Mocs still play (for however long that is), I'm still a fan of the game.
In others news, Cowboys are still are still too expensive and the only people going to their games are more interested with their social media devices then whose out on the field.
Just a friendly reminder we are 10 days away from the return of Moc Mania. Also, you can catch the game on the Trey. That is all.
"Dan Uggla was cut by the Giants. It's hard to see someone getting a third chance after going 0-for-11 with six Ks and three errors in four games with San Francisco. Man, talk about a fall from excellence. Uggla was arguably the best second baseman in the NL five years ago and today, he's the worst player in baseball."
Maybe he can grow a 10 day beard and go on an autograph tour with John Rocker while they both eat pizza out of a box and hang a cardboard sign offering $5.00 a ticket for a raffle to go drinking with them at some hotel bar down by the river (if you saw the picture on the Internet or Facebook, you know what I'm talking about).
Nothing against Hargis (maybe he covers the Mocs differently then Frierson did), but either he's omitting this information or it sounds like the Mocs are having productive practices right out of the gate. Part of me thinks Coach H should have a button available for when nothing at practice is substandard, he pushes it and you hear the Mortal Kombat "Flawless Victory" in the speakers. it's starting to make me excited about Central Michigan (which will air on the Trey).
Speaking of over and under, I know these has been out for a while but I was reading Appy States and GSU's schedule. Even though they are now I-A, Appy's schedule looks as sexy as paint drying. GSU's on the other hand looks more appealing but the end result will be jars and jars and jars of Vasaline for the Eagles in Statesboro. Still, would love to read Spy's over/under for curiousity.
Enjoying the up-to-the-minute Mocs coverage. So far, no off-the-field drama ::knocks on wood:: Veterans as seasoned as the redwoods. Not exactly looking forward to the first game of the season as a money game but hopefully leave CM fight'n throughout all four quarters. Four weeks? Where has time gone?
For Wednesday Jay-
Dumb question but seems to be a cause for concern: Is Davis Tull basically suppose to lead/carry the whole defense or have the coaches picked out some people to help pick up the slack?
What intel is coming from the strength and conditioning coaches? I'm not expecting the team to be built like Dwayne Johnson in Hercules but at least not suck wind the first day.
Thanks. June 27th though was my first day back at the 423 after marathoning it from Dallas. So obviously I was recouping from the road and was well into vacation brain. But yeah, I'll go back and revisit it.
"In turn, the TFP sports page is not our personal picks of favorite sports — if that were the case, there'd be way, more Auburn football (American-version) in your sports page on a daily basis — so we're not sure how you want us to admit being wrong."
Approximately a week in a half ago you wrote on this very column after the World Cup ended can we please go back to ignoring soccer like some sort of a pompus smarta--. So that's where that stems from.
In regards to coverage, I never stated the TFP has not been giving CFC the recognition it deserves. I'll take some blame if there was some misinterpretation on my part for that. When I was at home for 16 days reading the print edition, I did see where CFC was getting some rather generous front-page coverage. I'm far from being Chattahooligan, but any time a sport generated from the 423 gets thrust into the national spotlight, I'm for it. Even if it's not my primary favorite sport.
And thanks for answering my pre-season question.
jomo wrote - How about some copy on Mocs FB ? we are hungry for news?
SoCon Media Day begins Wednesday, July 23rd at 1:00 PM EST. Since Frierson is no longer with us, I wonder 1) who gets to go and 2) Will the TFP sports department have the same trip-over-their-own-feet to kiss the ring like down in Birmingham? Probably not. I can already hear jokes about the SoCon having their exclusive press conferences at the finest IHOP table in all of Greenville.
Oh, on a sidenote, as with tradition, I stayed in Monroe on my way back to Dallas. Had dinner at this UL-Monroe friendly establishment called "The Fieldhouse". Besides Indian/Warhawk memoribilia dotted along the walls and on the bar shelves (as well as local high schools) they had their "poster schedule" up on the wall behind the bar. Saw a couple of "familiar" names from Boone and Statesboro on the list. :) Small, small world.