MT--Makes sense. Follow the money.
But at almost three hours per game, who can sit through two games these days?
Jayzee-G--We've already banned Rosie O from the show. Can we nix Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver, too? Shudderworthy.
Pacman's a bad arse. I hope arse-patting Ocho Five-o is getting the message about the world not revolving around him.
Three ATL radio jocks are relieved of their duties for mocking a former Saints player with ALS. Stupider than Ocho.
Also stoopid is adding a Legends bowl in Montgomery and a Losers bowl in Little Rock.
UK's 2014 football class has fallen in Rivals rankings to #2. Being #1 was great while it lasted. Appreciate your speculation on the scary good SEC that's coming, but The Cats won't be real scary for a couple more years, and that's at best. Good enough to beat UT? That's this year.
Weird Al's doing Hotlanta July 28. Can't beat it.
Bama may have gotten the OK QB, but they and the rest of the college football teams are still light years behind Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee and Texas A&M, in that order, in the 2014 recruiting wars, according to Rivals.
Yep, UK is #1. In football.
Some preachers in Nashville proclaim that God doesn't care if you smoke pot. Now if God can convince SEC football coaches that doobies are cool, the league could hold onto certain highly skilled players. You know who.
Speaking of talented players, Eye on College Football's Chris Hutton says the SEC has only two of the ten fastest college football players (at SC and LSU), same number as FSU has. On the list is Rutgers' Shular. Didn't Heath spell his name Schuler? Must not be his son.
Saturday was the anniversary of the date in 1928 when Ty Cobb stole home for the 54th time. Nobody else is close. Rickey Henderson did it four times. Casey Stengel claims the racist Georgia Peach was the greatest player ever.
I know nothing, either.
But in Kentucky football news (get used to it, UK will be making football news), the nation's #1 all-purpose running back has committed to The Cats, and they have offered a scholarship to a seventh grader.
And KY now has the #3 ranked class of 2014, with a bullet. UT is #2 and A&M is #1. Believe it.
According to 24/7 Sports, The Vols have the nation's #17 recruiter (Mark Elder) and The Wildcats have #9 (Vince Morrow).
In my humble opinion, Butch is a winner, but he won't be able to count the UK game as a probable win (or Vandy), making his job tougher. Along about 2002-3 UT should've brought back Mitch Barnhart, who's hired well at Kentucky.
In that same last two DD years, Joker Phillips won twice as many SEC games (two), and had to do it with at a historically much weaker program. So Dooley's worse than Joker.
And The Gators LOST almost $1,000,000 going to the Sugar Bowl, they say.
LB--If we're counting gambling as a sport (and why not?), we'll have to include all the .007's. Especially if we add in sports car driving, skiing, skydiving, scuba, marksmanship, martial arts, drinking and horizontal sport.
Baseball might take three hours, but I'm guessing a Sontag novel might take three months. Anybody ever read one?
It's a long season, AND it's a long game. Bull Durham's only 108 glorious minutes.
while the Boston Globe reports that MLB games this year are tied for the longest ever, almost three hours. Who's got the time?
But I would take my time with Annie, with her long legs and brains and all. I do believe in long, slow, deep, wet kisses that last three days, after all.
Don't think he ranks above your nominees, but Burt Reynolds deserves an honorable mention for Longest Yard, Stroker Ace, and Semi-Tough. Moreover, a loose interpretation of "sports" might allow Deliverance, Hooper, Cannonball Run and Bandit. I'll take Woody over Adam any day.
Downtown's story on UT's APR is an eye-popper. I wonder if the orange-clad sourpusses who couldn't stomach Nick Saban coming into enemy territory think for a moment one of his teams would be allowed to post such weak numbers.
The chosen one gets no free throw attempts while San Antonio's unchosen ones Green and Neal combine for 51. I love to see the underdog claw up.
Speaking of which…
In the Rivals rating of top football recruiting classes of 2014, Mark Stoops' team has zoomed up to #5, while Bob Stoops' team languishes at #25. Kentucky is still behind Texas A&M at #1 and The Fighting Butches at #2, but they're ahead of Bama, LSU, Gawga, Florida State, Florida, and Malzahn's mighty minions. UK has a hot coach who can recruit. Actually, two.
And the Rick James line deserves a rimshot. Speaking of rimshots, did you see LBJ's?
Billy, Billy, Billy. Doctor J is the greatest in the same way Dr. B is a doctor.
But he was a smooth operator.
I wish Jim Jebow the best, but I'm skeptical of the claims being made for why he'll be better at The Patriots. As for playing tight end, I read that he has bad hands. How can a QB have bad hands?
Vegas lists Oregon by 25 over The Vols and Bama by 30 over Kentucky. Sounds about right to me. But that used to be too many points to lay. Have victory margins by the game's elite gotten bigger?
2014 baseball free agents include OF Shin-Soo Choo. I hope the Braves sign him just so we can enjoy listening to the play-by-play guy try not to get tongue-twisted.