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JonathanMCook said...

Romo getting a bad rap is putting it mildly. Your big city peers at the DMN act like anything short if his head and Jerry's (mostly Jerry's) on a pike is not good enough. I agree its not fair to Jacob and if we were playing a USC or behind two touchdowns going into the halftime, I probably wouldn't have acted the way I did last Saturday (bedroom got trashed; I even had to take a small table to the dumpster because the couldn't repair it). But to me, this was almost a flashback to the dreaded UAB matchup during the Kirpatrick era with five minutes left and up by five points for the first win against and FBS team in a generation. Yeah, I remember that one vividly. -.-

I wonder how many will show up for the pep rally this afternoon? I'm over/under for 2.

September 5, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...


Comparing Carol Burnett to Tina Fay is like comparing Miyazaki's Spirited Away with Spongebob. Carol did come along at the right time and just happen to be a highly visible bundle of energy. Tina, like a lot of current talent nowadays, started out as a writer which I'm cool with (Seth Green was writer, Conen O'Brian, Al Frankin, etc.). But the first time I saw her in a performance role was as the anchor on Saturday Night Live where I learned to hate her. She went the smarty pants insult route that at one time made me wish her husband would punch her face in. (I promise I DON'T think like that anymore bout anyone in that regard; older and wiser as it were). I've watched Carol's skits and she mostly satired stuff in general and was never snippy about it. Agree with Don Knotts. I think he would have a career if he started today but mostly as a no-name character actor doing small cameos (based on general observations of the few scripted shows on regular television in general).


::no joke; sencere:: Given your taste in music, I believe I have a book that you might be interested in. Grant you its a graphic novel. Not saying anything beyond that. I'll talk to Santa. ;)

September 4, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...


Like you, there are a lot of niche acts that get zero airplay or creditability yet they do sell-out shows whereever they go and have a loyal following to boot. Since MTV doesn't show videos anymore and the mouth breathers at Clear Channel aren't allowed to have ANY personalities, they won't say who sings what half the time. We'll leave it at that. Looking forward to the mailbag on Friday.

Jay- Did it arrive yet? Also, any push on your show for white out 2.0?

September 4, 2014 at 11:48 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Jay, where to begin.

Mocs: Spoke my peace directly on Wiedmer's column. I can't help but not understand that it is perfectly "okay" to root for your favorite SEC team AND the team your kids actually go to school (and pay tuition) at. Some of the excuses as to why they refuse to go floor me and of course trying to explain this to the "new" citizens in town it fruitless because they come from countries where sports is either soccer or polo involving a stuffed sheep carcus. The yankee transplants get a pass. As long as the art galleries are still humming, they're happy. I predicted the perfect storm on this very column forum and Weeds concured it. No, we're not playing Auburn or SMU at Finley, but Jax State is no tush hog either.

My fantasy over/under is 15,000. Reality I predict close to 13,000. Depending on how much "push" the local media (not counting Jeff's show) does regarding a citywide call to action.

I only pray Jacob can quit it with the Romo crap.

NFC East: Noticed a slight omission but not surprised. Given the 0-4 start of the preseason, the local sports writers down here in the 214 have been having a field day. You can read all about it Thursday or Friday...literally.

NFL: Yeah, image is everything. Concussion Lawsuits? Please. Given what they charge for tickets, PSLs, Concessions, etc. "Nine- and 10-figure lawsuits" is a nickel to them. As long as the super rich will pay any price to see and be seen at an NFL game, the league will respond with a loud "Heh" like they're James Brown (my opinion mind you).

September 3, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

No excuses is correct. The problem with my hometown is we have to compete directly with the SEC when compared to that other FCS school in Fargo. At the same time Tennessee is not playing Georgia or South Carolina so those in the 423 going up to Knoxville can watch the lopsided game for three quarters, get out before the traffic hits, haul (grass) down I-75 and change clothes with a couple of hours to spare hanging out at the pavilion or Chattanooga Brewery. Jax State is no tush hog and I've seen match-ups between these two teams come down to the wire. Most of you (people of Chattanooga) pay tuition to send your kids to UTC. This includes student athletic fees. Go to the games!

September 3, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Spy- If I'm not mistaken, your Eagles only lost to the WolfPack (an ACC school) by one point?

Couldn't watch Vols-Utah State because Time Warner has no contract with the SEC Network (which means a block from the ESPN Online feed). Apparently I did not miss anything.

With the Mocs playing Jax State at 5:00 PM D-town time, I may end up taking the straight drive to Denton via I-35 E and check out North Texas vs. SMU (kickoff at 11:00 AM). Will fill you in on all the details the following Monday.

Good read yesterday by Hargis regarding the behind the scenes happenings up at Mt. Pleasant. Apparently Jacob took it real hard but was shocked reading this morning that the OC takes most of the blame on this. They didn't stick with what worked in the first half? What the FRUIT????

September 1, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Stewwie- I picked up on the stagger-step (good phrasing). For those not following, the first 3-4 games appear to be night games (5-6-7PM start times) while the rest are daytime. Makes sense.

August 29, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Well there is some good news. Assuming Jacob quits the Romo mindset and everyone stays healthy at practice, there is zero competition and a double/header for those wishing to go to Knoxville on Saturday and then haul "rhymes with grass" down I-75 (I know a couple of people who did for basketball).

Chattanooga vs. Jax State: 6:00 PM Tennessee vs. Arkansas State: 12:00 PM Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic: 12:00 PM Georgia - BYE

August 29, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Stewwie - The good news (by football standards) is Shafaat and Rayl got more "banged-up" then anything. While it is wait and see, Russ has stated they will be on the field for Jax State. So they're not done for the season. Still, while nothing is guaranteed, a win against an FBS opponent not in the fatcat five would have all but assured a three near filled Finley. Now we're back to wait and see.

August 29, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

I'm not going to lie, other then a less then a handful plays and hand to the face foul on Davis Tull that was clearly 100% HORSE&^%$!, the defense was steller. Not going to lie again: The offense PLAYED like the COWBOYS!

(that is not a complement)

If that happens again, Russ needs to make Jacob wear a jersey that says Romo on it (because there was absolutely no difference whatsoever! >.<

August 29, 2014 at 10:34 a.m.

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