"The meat-ologists deserve no special day. They've got our weather so screwed up, it's colder in JMC's neck of the woods than in Boston."
No kidding. If I can hear the wind blowing from my third floor walk-up and the Weather Channel says 31 in Grapevine (On 635 I'm 3-4 minutes from the town limit line between Irving and GV) and says "feels like 17" = No 5 AM jog for me. T_T Cook breakfest and put on Jeff Styles and friends via online streaming before Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams all but make my head hurt (And please don't get started on the local morning news programs here. Nutshell: Top 10 Media Market and they make "Good Morning Chattanooga" look like the BBC).
Not to sound Devil's Advocate or Lisa Simpson, but I tend to not draw an easy breath until I know what the rising crop is capable of. While I don't predict any of the new Mocs to become another Ryan Leaf, after T-Rob gate, the Allison-era, and lord knows what else, I'm in the camp of prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
But as far as my honest opinion goes, I would say the one new player I have the most vested interest in is Will Young. Given the number of FBS interest, I want to see if this guy has what it takes to be Jacob's new "go to" target (assuming he's not readshirted right off the bat).
As much as Signing Day will be excited locally, I'm more interested in what the schedule is going to look like for this upcoming year. I know Wofford and Furman are stepping up in the race to fill G-South and Appy-State's shoes. However, given the mix of newbies and our seasoned vets, there is no reason why we can Seattle all of our competition this year.
I do remember all the brew ha-ha over the SI Swimsuit issue but back then, that was it. Unless you wanted to go to Cinema One and NO ONE was that crazy. Today, we have the Internet which makes all that controversy ancient history. :P
Spy- What's your take on this Jamie Casino guy since he's in your neck of the woods? My cousin Lauren shared on Facebook that two minute Nick Cage wannabe spot he did that ran during the Super Bowl. Good Grief is all I can say.
The Titans aren't even close to SB status. They will be chewed up and spit out. Atlanta will at least give the NFC a good fighting.
Cold and drizzly here in Dallas. That is all.
Re-read my post. Thank you.
I know I'm in the minority when I say this but BEST SUPERBOWL EVER!
I know Peyton's years at Tennessee seem like decades ago but here, but still see as "the great one of them all" And Bronco uniform or not, the beatdown was seen by me as "How you like you're fatted cow NOW Knoxville??"
Some may ask me "We'll what if that was BJ Coleman or Jacob Huesman?" Assuming the curse will ever be lifted (Play for the Mocs = Practice Squad), that's more wait and see unfortunately.
Regarding the spots, yeah, they sucked but then again only companies with multi-billion dollar budgets can afford to do spots. My friend Tyson Fiffer here in Dallas wrote on FB "Spots appear to be in four catagories: Trucks, Beer, Military, and Cancer."
And nothing against the troops, but we're not showcasing GI Joe here whose defending us from Cobra.
Speaking of Hasbro, yes, I saw the spot for TF4. While no more Shawn Labeau (thank God!) and Mark Walburg is an improvement, it's the same as the other three, they're about as enjoyable as a bag of vending machine Doriteos (one time viewing). And as a long time TF fan, that's just saaaaadddddd.
Now that I've seen Bruno Mars perform live and see he is to the Gen Y group what Michael Jackson was to my generation and Mr. Godfather himself before that, a may actually consider going to see him live if the opportunity presented itself.
"So God made a Farmer" is still one of my all-time favorite spots. Simple..but powerful.
I grant you I live more in the "plains" then the mountains so comparing this icy smackdown with the one that hit Big D seven weeks ago is probably not a accurate comparision. Still....now you know what I felt.
The Monte Kiffin story is really not "that" big locally. The DMN is devoting their front page coverage to Super Bowl stories and local commentary from the Sports Editors. But it is what it is. Was surprised to hear JR talk about it this morning.
Rushmore: Motley Crue, Guns -n- Roses*, Def Leppard, and Poison. Please note mine is based on performance acts that have maintained a following along with most of their original members for 10+ years.
*Guns only had the majority of their original members for 5-6 years and while no longer "active", the footprint they left is something that may never be repeated.
And the press release doesn't surprise me. I saw a respectable sit-down interview with Vince Neil many years ago when the group was still high on everyone's play list and he flat out said "If any one of us decides to leave or retire, that's it. There will be no more Motley Crue. It is me, Nikki, Tommy, etc." That's rare in any group.
Chase: Agreed with Gerald Wilkins given his near tireless run in the NBA. Not really on board with Leslie and I'll tell you some reasons why:
Sherry Landrum ( I was one of Rex & Sherry's original Not-Ready-For-Hollywood students) wouldn't go into details with me but apparently LJ had a lot of hardships while a student there. I don't know if this was something to do with being gay in 1970s Chattanooga or something else. But he's never really shown in claim or pride with 615 McCallie Avenue.
The other reason is Leslie is more of an "unknown" character actor more then anything. Yes, I've seen him in a TON of well-remembered characters but most everyone sees him as one of those "oh..oh..you're that guy..you played (character) in (movie)." but no one addresses his name. It's sad but a showbiz fact of life.
I also consider him personally a certain word which is synonymous with a certain pelvic area affiliated with a certain XX gender for the simple reason he's too chicken (blank) when it comes to performing "Like a Dog to Linoleum" uncut and uncensored in his hometown. But that's a personal grievence and would not discourage anyone else from wanting to do a Fathead LJ.
If Russ's commitments keep getting more lucrative, we might be in for a lot of two touchdowns and more victories this year.
I saw the Mr. Belding big head in the highlights and agree we need to add to the collection. T.O. would be at the top of the list. I would also recommend "The Good General" himself but most students (or even the general population) couldn't point out B.B. Bell in a police line-up. That's not to say UTC doesn't have its share of distingished alumni as much as unless your success is tied with sports OR showbiz, you're gonna get a lot of "huhs?" "who?"
I am enjoying the streak success of XX and XY Mocs but saving my viewship for the post season (for reasons already discussed).
Most Super Bowls are for the most part a blur to me. My personal favorite to this day was the Titans/Rams game. I consider it to have been one of THE BEST SB games in the series history which irony also holds the title for the THE WORST commericals in the series history.
Stewwie- Point taken. Was even shocked when of all outlets the BBC was covering this. To me, it's more to do with the saturation of "celebrity bad behavior" getting as much hype coverage as if the president came to town (just an example mind you). And sometimes depending on the popularity, the bigger the coverage. I remember when whats-his-face on Burn Notice (not Bruce Campbell but the cool lead guy) got a DUI in Santa Monica a while back. That was barely a blimp on the radar.
MT- HaHa very funny. I wouldn't listen to him if he did a powerful cover of "Misty Mountain" and a violin solo of the music from Legand of Zelda. I did see the mug shot though. ::Screams bend-over::
Jay, to answer your question, no. The point was if TMZ or HLN wants to cover Bebergate, have at it. Respectable mid-sized and major newspapers, not really so much. Same goes for someone a little more respectable like Beyonce or even someone whose a legand like Fogerty. While I appreciate the coverage the TFP offers the local Sci-Fi, Comic, Literature conventions (Chattacon, ConNooga, etc.) anything like what you give as an example I'm just as happy reading about it in Capetown on EW.com and being passed over by the TFP to more pressing news coverage. Just me though.