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chas9 said...

Buschbavarianleaguer--I'd suggest adding a side order of fava beans to the veal and vulcher pairing, and, of course, a nice chianti.

By my accounting, Jay wasn't so much beating the drum for Cuonzo's ouster as calling them like he sees them. Which is one of his strong suits as TFP sports editor. His predecessors started and ended their stories with "Go Vols!" Even Martin's players knew it was time for him to go.

Glad to read that Stoops will still be at UK in three years. I was afraid he'd be so successful that some bigger program would lure him away.

Saw in another forum that Randy Smith predicts The Vols will only lose by 10 to the Boomer Sooners. Does Randy make book, because I'd sure like to get some of that action.

Speaking of odds, what are the chances Harvey Updike ever pays more than $99 for killing those four beautiful trees?

The NFL deserves the harsh spotlight glare it's getting over domestic abuse. It seems NFL players are statistically more likely to hit their partners and are more violent in general than the rest of us.

But we should hope that society's attention to domestic abuse looks at us all, because we still have a ways to go in education and in taking decisive action against this abuse.

About 15 years ago in a fast food restaurant I saw a man hit a woman who was carrying a baby in her arms. This after he told her she wouldn't be getting anything to eat. I stepped between them and got somebody to call 911.

When the cops arrived, the woman said she wouldn't press charges. They told me I couldn't press charges, and they left. I sincerely hope that today police protocol would allow a more proactive response. And I worry about that woman and her baby.

September 12, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.
chas9 said...

Call me un patriotic, but the Terps' star spangled banner unis are ugly. And they say TRIUMPH where Vandy's said ANCHOR DOWN. Thumbs down.

OU's Stoops says SEC don't scare him, and a Sooner player says they'll make a "statement" in the UT game. Ain't bragging if you can do it. I'll take the statement makers minus the points.

September 9, 2014 at 1:17 p.m.
chas9 said...

And why does "corps" have a "p" and an "s"in it?

From yesterday, yes, OG, Dionne had a sweet voice. I heard her sing in McClellan gym. But I don't think she makes the top four.

Kurt Roper is just one more example of the smoking hot Kentucky coaching tree. And the UF QB stat line is a lot like UK RB Heard's two carries for 116 yards and two TDs.

The Cats' offense appears to be ahead of its defense, but UK is #6 in the nation in fewest points allowed. That status could change a bit after wrestling a gonzo gator in the swamp.

Bobby Knight threw a chair, choked a player, and now he's hit a cow.

Orange-clad fans may want to read a solid Donnie Tyndall profile on cbssports.com today.

Jay, you might want to send Granny an apology card. Grandparents' Day was September 7.

And I'll just stay, sittin' on the dock of the bay, watchin' the tide roll away.

September 9, 2014 at 11:11 a.m.
chas9 said...

Ratty mice! Ratty mice! Ratty mice!

Who'd of thunk Spurrier's Lamecocks would be the winning entry in the slimmest blowout margin contest. SC heads the list of those who lost the weekend, along with Ohio State, UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan State, and The Big 10.

For a while there, I thought my original pick The Vols would be the slimmest winner. Next time they better bring a longer rifle when they hunt red wolves. Did Butch add a brick or lay a brick?

UK's margin wasn't much better, but they were playing a tougher team than UT faced.

The Cats allowed Ohio just 223 total yards. Kentucky gave up just 74 yards rushing, fewest to an FBS opponent since Tennessee gained 61 yards on 24 carries in 2011, the game in which Kentucky beat the Vols using a wide receiver playing quarterback.

Now The Cats go to the swamp, where The Gators are hungry. Kentucky hasn't beaten the slimy reptiles since the Reagan administration. Does a line of about 21 sound right? Maybe 24 for UT-OK?

Add Band-aid and Coke to Xerox and Kleenex.

Best female voices is so tough, and tomorrow I may have a totally different list, but I'll go Patsy, Ella, Aretha and Etta. Close in the wings are Janis, Emmylu, Judy Collins, and Eva Cassidy. Local shout out to Bessie.

The Levenson email fits the cynical definition of a political gaffe: when you tell the truth at an inopportune time.

September 8, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.
chas9 said...

Anybody who picked any team other than The Seahawks to win the NFL this year better think again.

I like Jay's RB list. And Buschleaguer, fair warning: We do not mention the name of the convict who once wore the 32 jersey in this space. Lifetime ban.

From yesterday's Zone--Two points to Pasquale for the literary Beowulf mention. Subtract two points from the team for not remembering the incomparable Wolfman Jack. No, that's not Jack London.

From yesterday's 5@10--I nominated The Vols for closest blowout game in the SEC and Jay correctly added that it could easily be The Cats. But I overlooked Mizzou. I'm changing my pick to Pinkel's Tigers.

While I won't be surprised if UK is the winner of that slim margin pick-em contest, Kentucky's stats are blissful this early September morn.

After having only seven explosive plays (runs > 10 yards or passes > 15 yards) all last year, The Cats had 14 in their first game of 2014. Their first game's two plays over 70 yards equalled all last year's total. And UK's seven plays over 30 yards was best in all of college football last week.

Fire up the Air Raid sirens. Aroooooooo...

September 5, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.
chas9 said...

Prepared mind or not, your LSU pick is a loss. Gotta go with the line when you "bet" it. I can't argue with this week's picks, but they are scary games. If you go 4-1 again, you da MAN.

I'll go with The Vols as closest margin among should-be-a-blowout games.

You are correct that Mr. Furley wasn't great chemistry. But the show was slipping by then anyway. And in his best roles Don Knotts was a virtuoso. Not first tier, but better than any current talent. Who cares about Beyonce or Adele?

Love jomo's prediction about future Vols' excuses.

September 4, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.
chas9 said...

Happy birthday to all-timer Jennie Finch. Do you pronounce Porsche "porch"or "por-shuh"?

Great point about jerky knees following game one. If the Tennessee over-under is six, give me the under. Losing the OL starter will hurt.

But the Vols will win more than the Cats, whose fans are also guilty of overly optimistic extrapolation just now. We'll be much better, but the SEC is a tough row to hoe.

Still, if we can sneak up on Florida...

September 3, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.
chas9 said...

I'll go (any order) Rupp, Wooden, Coach K, Smith. Wouldn't argue with anybody who wants to swap Pitino or Boeheim for Smith.

Good list of how SEC teams rank, beauty-wise, though I'd leave out The Gators (DNQ). Six out of top seven are from the west, which sounds right, though Flo-rida will crack that bunch in time.

As will The Cocks. Looked to me more of A&M is great than the real USC is lame.

Agree that UT and UK are neck and neck. Would love to have Tennessee's defense and Kentucky's offense.

Stoops and Company do appear to have arrived in year two, but their schedule is murder. Should help The Cats that Muschamp's minions will have played only one game when they meet UK.

Surely the swamp lizards can't weasel out of re-scheduling the Vandals game to their mutual off date just before the Gawga cocktail party.

September 2, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.
chas9 said...

Jay's five winners are entirely valid. But the Big Blue Nation were winners, too. If Tennessee's was a "runaway win," what was Kentucky's? A "blowout win," maybe?

Loved The Vols' defense, but I'm not sold on the offense. If you get 2.8 yards per carry against Utah State, what do you get vs. SEC teams?

Worley averaged less than 10 yards per completed pass, while UK's Towles averaged 19.2 Saturday. The Wildcats now have big play capabilities they have been lacking since Randall Cobb.

UK's Heard touched the ball twice and ran for two long TD's. He's better than UT's Hurd. And Kentucky's rushing average was 8.4.

Yes, Utah State is tougher than UT-Martin. But Kentucky thumped the Skyhawks the way The Vols did in 2010, their last bowl year.

Get used to the Air Raid sirens.

September 1, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
chas9 said...

Who saw that coming? Appears that the top four SEC teams are from the west half. Price of tickets to A&M's dates with Bama and Auburn just doubled. And Sumlin's stock went up, too. If Stevie doesn't find a defense fast, it'll be Gawga or Mizzou winning the east.

Anchor down, Commodore! It's not just the anchor that's down, it's the whole fleet. Terrific Temple hadn't beaten an SEC team in 80 years. (Good line about owls, jomo.)

Now we know Kentucky's climb up the SEC ladder starts with the Vandy rung.

Fantastic doggerel. More, please. And what does "Public Admin" qualify you for?

No, there's no stopping Kenny Football.

Your draft is fun. Last evening's game suggests the Aggies could also well draft a speedier safety.

August 29, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.
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