UK's 2014 pointy ball class is up to ESPN's #22 now. That's only ninth best in the SEC. Yes, UT's is #6, but because KY was so far down, the upswing seems greater.
GDawg--TBuck is correct about the options. I went with a major outfitter on a forty-foot raft that's like an aircraft carrier, with a big 750 Merc powering it. Plenty of room in the boat for all the co-colas you can drink. Good food. The power gets you through the rapids, but there's lots of silent time drifting. My ocean kayak skills are decent, but I'm not confident that I could safely handle the massive whitewater the Colorado River offers.
It's Elon, not elan. Or Elian.
Band-Aids, Coke, Jack Daniels, Angel Soft TP, Ford pickup trucks.
JMC--Which one of the We bare all joints south of Macon is #1 on the list of don't settle for second best?
ESPN has named Kentucky's current recruiting classes as one of the top in the country, in football. Yep, you read that right. Football. Granted, it's #23, but that's way better than before. Stoops may be the best new SEC football hire.
Didja see that Steven Pearl did a radio broadcast in Knoxville making fun of dad's recruiting BBQ? It's OK by me. We need more humor in sports.
No offense to Downtown, but I don't care about The Griz. Not long ago somebody said in this space we should be proud to have an in-state team in the hunt and somebody else pointed out that Memphis is sorta another state. I'm in the latter camp. We already had the Braves and Falcons when the Oilers came to Music City. State lines mean nothing to me. Don't need the Titans. I admit that JMC is right that the Hawks have underwhelmed, though. Except for Dominique, Spud and Dikembe, a lot of meh.
On my vacation out west rafting the Grand Canyon (you gotta try it if you you have a hair on your butt), we passed through Vegas and I saw the odds on winning it all in college round ball next year. UK is an astounding 3-1, Duke, Kansas and Louisville are 8-1, and The Vols are 60-1, second best in the SEC.
Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, Susan Boyle in Britain's Got Talent, Hershel Walker, Anthony "Uniblocker" Davis, "Crime Dog" McGriff's first at bat in the ATL.
Gimme Goldencents to win, Frac Daddy to bring up the rear, right behind Beetlebaum.
I don't think there should be a red line number, but I do think 250 will be the new marker in building the argument for HOF pitchers.
Nobody's going to argue against Koufax's 165 wins.
Kentucky won't have an All-American QB, but with their new Mumme-style offense, they'll be among the highest scoring SEC teams.
JMShakespeare--You remind me of the old saw "As long as they don't do it in the street and scare the horses..."
A little weak Hawk praise: They held Indiana to 69 Saturday. But that may be a reflection of how flawed the Pacers are.
Today Pat Kerwin writes that after the draft dust settled, it's clear how many teams (ATL included) are desperate for OT's. A bidding war will ensue.
I hope the Collins announcement and its aftermath are non-events, showing how far we've come.
OK, I'm gonna do it just because I can. On Wednesday, Jay wrote: "Geno Smith is likely going top 10 — and that's amazing in and of itself — and we think Bray has a very real chance to be a better pro. Truly." and Da'Rick will "likely be a third-round pick."
Now Mr. Fiver is far from the only wag who knew less than the pros who matter. And to give the man his due, I like his prediction a lot that next year's big dogs will be A.J. and Teddy.
Serious props to Weeds, who blamed "Just wing it and sling it" Bray's fall to "his overconfidence bordering on arrogance wrapped in stupidity".
The talented Bray and Da'Rick sat alone in the dark while players from Grand Valley State, East Central, Chadron State, Harding, Missouri Western State, and Tarleton State heard their names called.
In fairness to the orange-clad who are hurt by the draft shaft, NFLDraftScout.com says today that Tyler and Da'Rick are the two best undrafted players.
Bad draft-related smells other than those mentioned include LSU's Tharold Simon getting his bad self arrested Thursday evening before his hometown Eunice, LA, was to celebrate Simon day on Friday. (He still got drafted.)
And I'd say the whole television production is a tad stinky. It needs more entertainment value. Speeding it way up would help.
Congrats to The Bravos for their part in setting record strikeout marks over the weekend. Jay said it'd be like this.
Nothing's better than He Stopped Loving Her Today. I doubt anybody's ever tried to cover it, because it's impossible to hear it in any other voice and phrasing than No Show Jones. After he recorded it The Possum reportedly said "Nobody'll buy the morbid S.O.B."
I'd add Geno and Bray to the losers list, since the way QB's fared in round one means they'll slip considerably below expectations.