War Dam Eagle! Has there ever been a team that better fits the "team of destiny" idea?
I have to agree with Weeds' take on all the bowl games. Though odds are the SEC won't actually sweep ALL the matchups (except for the FSU challenge). I wish Bama could have a stronger foe. The Tide will Roll!
The Bear-Cat fight in the mostly-empty Dallas igloo was a classic. Quadruple overtime, most points ever (133-130) in a women's game. Second win over a top ten foe in five days for the Lady Kats, and Baylor is still very good without Griner. Jennifer O'Neill tallied 43.
In a game that started way too late, the Kentucky men were revealed to be what they are: a team that will be terrific, but has yet to learn nonstop defense and intensity. Baylor's frontline giants seriously out-rebounded UK, and the Cats couldn't hit their free throws, an area that must be improved. On the bright side, the Harrison twins each had six assists.
Edjukashun is indeed a good thing. Stay curious.
I know MF wasn't in Stand by Me, It's just that the titles are similar and I love to remind folks of a very good movie.
I'm usually bothered by biopics in which the actor doesn't look enough like the familiar face of the real person, but Freeman's so good, he can do anything. Even play a convincing God. He may get the nod when they do The Saban Story.
I vote for keeping the 5@10 a politics-free zone.
And if anybody's looking to get me a Christmas present, I'd love one of those chia pets that grows into a Duck Dynasty uncle beard.
Yesterday we noted that Michigan State is # 1 (for now) in basketball and #9 in pointy ball. Also praiseworthy is that UK is #3 in men's basketball and #5 on the distaff side. Tonight's Lady Kats vs. #9 Baylor (minus Griner) will be a big 'un. And on ESPN the men face The Men of Baylor in AT&T Stadium, where they'll be again for the Final Four. Last year The Bears ended UK's 55-game home winning streak.
Amazing that former also-rans and doormats The Chiefs, The Panthers, This Bungles, and even The Lions are now respectable.
Don't look now, but Our Atlanta Hawks are #3 in the Eastern Conference. Bad news is that at 10-10, they'd be #10 and out of the (generous) playoffs if they were in the Western half of the Neverending Basketball Association. In fact, only three Eastern teams are below .500.
I love Morgan Feeman, but Stand by Me is better than Lean on Me. Lean on Me or To Sir, with Love?
Stuckey--I've been known to use stats the way you did, but I'm like Jay in that my gut says TOSU. But I hope I'm wrong.
Any stories in the Bluegrass on how WC-S got so lean and mean looking this year?
MT--Good work. Are you a logician?
I understand a College of Cardinals, but how can there be a College of Sequoias?
Old business: During a Tennessee TV cast a common tater quoted Butch saying that "Dobbs has more street cred than any player he's coached." Help. What does that mean?
I've been dogging UT point guard Antonio Barton, who only totaled 11 points, 4 boards and 0 (zip, nada) assists for two games added together (Texas-El Paso and Xavier). I've thought Darius Thompson would supplant him in The Vols' lineup.
But Thompson's stat line is underwhelming, too. The Cuonz may have a better idea.
In The Vowels' big win over Wake, big Stokes had a 21/10 double double. Barton had a good game (7/5/3) playing only 21 minutes.
I'm not sure how their minutes mixed in, but five guards (Thompson, Richardson, McRae, Davis & Hubbs) had more minutes than Barton, and another guard (Moore) got 7 minutes. I know some of those are wing players, but it looks like Martin is trying a variety of chemistry experiments to see what alternatives the team has. And that's what he should be doing.
Caution: Wake isn't the elite team of a decade ago.
I've also dogged UNC, which put a big hurt on #1 Michigan State in Lansing. (This after losing to UAB and tiny Belmont.) The Baby Blues Brothers have lately taken a while to gel, so they could be good by Dance time.
Have you noticed how lean and mean Willie Cauley-Stein looks this season? He's lost his baby fat and you might not even recognize him now. He's quicker, too.
You heard that The Unibrow has broken his hand. Now MKG has imitated him. And Cousins has sprained his ankle. But John Wall is doing the Dougie and has his Wizards up to .500.
Jay--If you told some of our younger viewers you're smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo, would they know about the TV show? Captain K was cool, but Greenjeans was kinda creepy.
GD--Is that ALL your exes?
MT--Bama could use that mule.
AP--I like Cutcliffe, too, but he's got to be a strong second to Lucky Gus. Period.
If Ellsbury's a legit dough boy, he joins Sir Charles, Jared "Hefty Lefty" Lorenzen, and Pillsbury on the Rushmore.
Believe it or not, I saw this Onion-worthy headline yesterday. "Auburn AD: Raise coming for Malzahn after season." Talk about dog biting man. And what does Gus owe SI for helping his negotiations.
"I caught as much of Press Row as I could yesterday, and it didn't cost nuttin'. You all sound alike, so I'm not sure who it was, but one of you geniuses (genii?) said, if I heard it right, that if the Clemson offensive coordinator went to Flor-Ida, he should demand a contract that assures he would get to stay on even if Muschamp is sacked. Is that kind of contract ever done? Don't make sense to me.
And what about Delta bumping a bunch of regular ticketed passengers from a flight at the end of the Thanksgiving holidays so they could get the Gator roundballers to the UConn game on time? One family missed a funeral. If you were one of the bumped, what compensation would it take to soothe your soul?
Duke has slid to #10, but did you know they've been in the top ten every week since 2007? And 106 straight non-conference wins. Yes, Cook did good. He had 9 assists and 4 rebounds to go with his 24 points. And you aryl see a game these days where both teams shot 80+% from the charity stripe. Dook's offense is strong.
Legit 'zona also has a legit big man.
"Where's Auburn?" was also a top web search question. And the vanishing Dick observation reminds me of a certain Seinfield episode. Stay classy, Jay.
BiB--Whatever happened to Randolph Scott? Regarding your Sammy mention, the fine Terminal Brewpub has an entree called the Salmon Hagar.