JonathanMCook's comment history

JonathanMCook said...

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.

July 21, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Music City Miracule: Home. Taking down the Christmas tree ornaments and lights on what would the final year ever for using a live tree. Literally, the needles were all but brown and coming down by the hundreds in the living room. I stopped to watch the final play of the game when it happened. After it was over, I could hear my mom screaming from upstairs.

Mocs beating Illinois to advance to the Sweet 16: Home, in the living room, as I watch the Mocs advance by 10 with Johnny Taylor slamming the nail in the coffin. I had just celebrated internally my 22nd birthday with the Mocs upsetting Georgia just a couple of days prior. I still remember driving to the local convenience store the following day and picking up a copy of USA Today with JT slam dunk'n on the front page (still have the issue).

Mocs Beat Appy State in Boone for the first time since the Pac-Man cartoon was on ABC's Saturday Morning line-up. At my apartment in Dallas watching online.

Same place when the Lady Mocs beat Tennessee for the first time since short-shorts and knee high socks were common in the NBA.

Not a huge rushmore and unfortunately I can't recall where I was when Tennessee won the national championship or when the Braves won the world series. Unfortunately, I tend to have more vivid images of where I was regarding "close but no cigar" moments. :(

July 21, 2014 at 10:35 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Jay, reminder.

You forgot to answer my question on Friday. Thank you.

June 23, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Well, the just announced the head coach at Georgia is gone for letting players go so they can go to Auburn.

Mailbag: Still have yet to answer my question regarding the Mocs ranking on Joe Blow Sports R Us that nobody except FCS alumni care that is not sold on the magazine rack at Walgreen's I don't have time to research when I sent this in but will email you later tonight (again, this is mailbag only NO comments from the peanut gallery)

June 17, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Jay,

Thanks for adhering to my request for a Mocs follow-up. I do have a mailbag question (NO comments from the Peanut Gallary this time):

I have never heard of the Lindy's and Athlon's FCS ranking (nor do I think anyone else has). I know the folks at ESPN or various talk radio hosts across the country could really care less because it's not the Big 5 or something they sell on Walgreen's magazine rack but are those the top ranking systems in the nation regarding FCS schools?

June 3, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

MT, thanks for the heads on Mocs BB. Will definitely read up on this.

June 2, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Rushmore of Butlers/Housekeepers: Jeffrey (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; dude worked for the original Shredder [Uncle Phil]-look it up!), Mr. Bellvadere, Benson, and Alan Napier (the original Alfred Pennyworth).

Love me the dordrumms. Can someone please do a follow-up story on Mocs summer workouts or something?

June 2, 2014 at 10:24 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

In response to OneTime's inquiry. Not current but she "was" local though more publicity stunt then long standing athletic career but Jackie Mitchell would be at least on the list or at least honorable mention.

May 30, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Good piece David. As the son of a devolt gun owner/hunter, the ones not properly trained (both physically [marksmenship] and ethnically) pose just as big a threat as anything out of East Lake or Highland Park. One needs to look no further then the two Wal-Mart insidents: The one in Fort Oglethorpe (over the price of tomatoes) and the one on Brainard (over a stolen truck). Both clear violations of permit rules and regulations as well as fuel to the fire of the gun toot'n redneck stereotype John Stewart has a blast with on "The Daily Show".

May 28, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

"Now image the leftover images of the luge track or the downhill skiing venue. Not exactly multi-use facilities, you know."

No (cow pie) Sherlock. All one needs to do is check out the venues (including the luge track) in Sarejavo. Add negect + an ethnic civil war due to pent-up grievences in a 50 year time spam, and you got the makings of something resembling the movie set of the first Robocop movie (which I'm always reminded was actually shot in Dallas). The fact Kazakhstan is on the short list is worth it's weight in late-night talk show host jokes and obviously there would be that guy who plays Boret.

"The Cowboys lost linebacker Sean Lee to a torn ACL on day one of OTAs. Ouch-standing. Somehow this will be Tony Romo's fault."

Yep, right across the street while I was at work. Until the new facility up in Frisco is built which the local news down here has been drooling over.

" ...the SEC will continue to schedule FCS foes. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? We'd have to believe UTC is happy with that decision."

It depends on the program. I'd rather see established FCS programs vs. ones just now getting back on their feet (looking at you Western) buit that's just me. I just hope there is a LOT of hype and 423 representation come October as everyone has been clammering for a Mocs/Vols gridiron mash-up. Jury is still out if I plan on making the trip home for this one live as I'm taking a heavy chuck for two straight weeks in July for Lindsey Sterling/Forth of July/any and all activities with family/friends I don't get to see.

May 28, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.
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