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MocTastic said...

Leg injuries?

Joe Theismann

Kwento Ikuezuma

Tyrone Prothro

Kevin Ware

Moises Alou

August 4, 2014 at 10:42 a.m.
MocTastic said...

did some googling:

projects than any other single individual in New Mexico. From Little League to the Lobos, when George Maloof died of a heart attack New Mexico sports lost a patron of giant proportion. But his sons have picked up the reins of his multi-million dollar empire and abiding love for athletics and are carrying on. Joe Maloof, a Lobo football letterman in 1977 and 1978, .is in charge of Maloof enterprises headquarters in Albuquerque while his younger brother Gavin, who played his college football at Trinity University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanoog~, is assigl)ep to leading the Houston Rockets. Ironically, Gavin played under current UNM head football coach Joe Morrison at UT-Chattanooga, and remembers the Lobo head coach as ua winner." Like his father, the importance of being a winner is uppermost in Gavin's concept of the world. "Life is a big game, and the object is to win. 1 don't buy the idea that it doesn 'I mal/er if you win or lose, it's how you play.... Nobody remembers second best; they remember the best.'' Hearing Gavin talk is like hearing an echo. George Maloof used to say the same thing, whether he was talking to athletes or drivers on his beer trucks, Now Gavin is running an NBA team, and applying that philosophy to the Houston Rockets. How does a young executive

from page 7 of https://repository.unm.edu/bitstream/handle/1928/19467/Volume%2086%20No%2043%2010-21-1981.pdf?sequence=1

August 1, 2014 at 3 p.m.
MocTastic said...

stewwie, as I said, he was a walkon..no idea if he dressed out or not, but he was on the team per an article in the Chattanooga paper that came out after his father passed. The article was sometime in the early 1980s. The article discussed how Gavin and his brother inherited the Houston Rockets and this his teammates just a few years before had no idea that the future owner of the Rockets was on the team as a walkon.

This article confirms he was at UTC:

http://sigmachi.org/news/gavin-maloof-continues-working-hard-for-family

August 1, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.
MocTastic said...

Speaking of the Maloof brothers, did yall know that Gavin was once a walkon member of the UTC football team?

I am guessing we may see Emilio Bonifacio playing some CF and leading off for the Braves.

August 1, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.
MocTastic said...

An ANTI-Rushmore of baseball announcers has Tim McCarver on the far left...and Chris Berman not far away.

July 30, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.
MocTastic said...

Josh Gordon is not being suspened for a year just for one failed drug test, he is getting a lifetime career acheivement award. He was suspended at Baylor for drugs, then he failed a drug test in at Baylor again and was suspended indefinitely for a failed drug test. Gordon was then suspended in the NFL in 2013 for a failed drug test. Then this spring he was suspended for another failed drug test, getting a year due to it being his second failed drug test. While on suspension he was arrested for DWI on July 5. The guy has issues he needs to address.

Mel Allen, Red Barber, and Ernie Harwell.

I have never been on the Vin Scully bandwagon like most, he is taste that needs to be cultivated, he is not mine.

Harry Caray while technically not being a great radio announcer, was a great radio announcer. He often lost track of the game, was drunk at some points in his career during the games and then late in his career couldnt' really see what was going on. BUT he was fun to listen to, you just wouldn't always know what was going on.

Jay Greeson backwards is Noseerg Yay.

July 30, 2014 at 10:14 a.m.
MocTastic said...

BiB, maybe those guys down on MLK Blvd with the supercomputer can count up the UGA and UTK arrests and compare the totals. I ran out of fingers and toes long ago counting that.

Hearing that Jomo11 is or has been in the Big Apple. Think he has been auditioning for the NY Ballet using those soccer moves of his in between NY Yankee games and the HOF induction.

July 29, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.
MocTastic said...

With respect to Fulmer, UTK fans must remember it wasn't just about the wins. Phil had taken the program down a road where it was so bad that he now has an award named after him, The Phil Fulmer Cup, given to the school with most points awarded for the players being arrested for various offensives. Regardless of wins and losses, it was time for Phil to move on from Knoxville. The old jokes about UTK wore orange so they could wear the same clothes in the workhouse/jail were way too true.

Lead singers? Way too personal of a choice. I would probably have a completely different list than yall, and we would all be right. Music is not quantifiable, it is by nature totally subjective. You can count Jeter's hit total, but you can't measure a singer except by the question, do you like him/her or not?

The bar was set with the induction of Babe Ruth into the HOF. He didn't get 100%, so, with that as "the bar" nobody deserves a 100% vote. Should it be that way? Probably not, but it is, live with it.

July 29, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.
MocTastic said...
July 28, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.
MocTastic said...

Period? No, not period. JG you are obviously a bit too new school on this NASCAR stuff. David Pearson has to be on your list. He is second overall all time in wins with 105 to Richard Petty's 200. Gordon is still 15 behind David. David also had 3 driving championships. Don't take anybody off, but just add a fifth Beatle to the band. Shoutout to the late great Billy Preston there for you youngsters.

Also, you gotta give David Pearson some big ol Chattanooga love for the car he drove at one point in his career:

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu210/johnevanich/1984Pearson.jpg

Speaking of JoMo11 and football, it seems Mrs JoMo11 and Mrs MocTastic had a football punt/pass/and kick competition Friday night at UTC. I am not sure how Mrs JoMo11 did, but I do know that Mrs MT won the event. Maybe JoMo11 can teach the Mrs some soccer moves.

Dee Milliner? Huh? I remember reading that the NY Jets held him out of some games because they feared he was getting burned so bad he would lose his confidence.

http://www.abc27.com/story/23835349/jets-rex-ryan-struggling-dee-milliner-will-be-top-rookie-cb

Thinking Dee needs a big ol slice of Humble Pie.

Speaking of Humble Pie, any of yall also at the Humble Pie concert in Memorial Auditorium in Dec of 1972?

Furyk didn't lost the tournament Sunday, Tim Clark won it.

Who won the weekend?

The Braves won it with the induction of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux. Factor in also that Joe Torre was a Braves signee and played for the Braves in the majors, then managed them in the 1980s. Tony Larussa also played for the Braves. Frank Thomas while never being a Brave, is from Georgia......

July 28, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
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