Mr. Bill--Guitar Junior Johnson is golden. Good call.
What about Lex Luther? And the lutier who fixes guitars and fiddles?
Didja hear that the Pistorius judge is supposedly known for her tough sentences? The second amendment extremists have a hard time explaining why The Bladerunner should have a gun.
In other news, pitbulls are great dogs, but I'd love for the pre-conversion Michael Vick to get ahold of Pitbull. Why's the short bald dude so popular?
Arkansas is zip for the SEC, but you'll get no argument from me that your poll ranks the Razorbacks ahead of three SEC East teams with two league wins each.
Concur that LS&U is scary good. Look for the upset.
If the Knoxville O-line went trick-or-treating, what costumes would they wear?
I don't care about the World Series either. Is baseball dead?
Will the Thrill--I had not gortten the memo. Thanx for the heads-up. Since it didn't happen on the official first day of practice, I could quiobble and say it's not a true midnight madness event, but I understand school was out in K-town last week, so T-B Arena would've been vacant. And it'll be interesting to see how many show up this Friday. Stearl the Pearl ain't Drake.
Still, Orange fans are some of the most faithful anywhere, so maybe the joint will be rocking. Are they inviting any recruits for the party?
And yes, Hank is underappreciated.
Jay's winners and losers are good, but Coach Cal won the weekend when Drake observed "he's probably got some of the best hair I've ever seen." Also, BBN won the weekend by having Drake at their Midnight Madness blowout. Contrariwise, UT had who? Oh, wait, they don't do midnight madness.
Against SEC teams, The Vols have rushed for 145 yards on 91 attempts. JMC, FYI, when you want to indicate the bottom layer of the SEC it's now Vandy and Knoxville, not Vandy and Kentucky.
Though I must admit I now see both teams' chances at The Music City bowl as 50-50. And both teams were equally crushed by powerhouses on Saturday.
Yes, I know Ole Miss is much more highly ranked than LS&U, but if you saw the Death Valley game, you know Les Miles' team is back. Nobody wants to play the scary Bayou Bengals in the Halloween season.
Coach Cal's not the only PR whiz getting his team in the spotlight this week. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer (former UK sharpshooter) set the world's record for a behind the back shot (twice from 47 feet) and check out his video hitting 70 of 75 threes in five minutes.
Wilt had the biggest hands.
I wish I could believe The Wildcats were dominant at dominoes.
Polls show Dallas is not America's team. Top two faves are led by Peyton and Eli.
Seems LBJ is now hawking Kias. Can you picture The King driving a Kia kar? Me neither. What's the worst ever product endorsement by a sports figure? Broadway Joe's pantyhose?
Yesterday cbssports.com projected The Vols in the Music City Bowl and UK nowhere. That's nuts. I say you can't spell "Music City" without "UK".
Not long ago a TFP sportswriter bemoaned the UT offensive line, saying it was too bad since The Big Orange have perhaps the best SEC quarterback. Can we please have no more such loose talk. What about Blake, Bo & Dak? I believe I did catch a snide remark on The FM 105 Zone yesterday suggesting Worley's true place among the SEC QB's.
Also heard on the erstwhile radio show was a (perhaps pandering) prediction that the Vol basketball team could win 10 league games and 17 to 19 overall. I'll take the under on both those prognostications.
How can they win more than half their SEC tilts with a front line that'll remind you of the pointy ball team's offensive line? They lost all their frontcourt beef, leaving them with only the rail thin freshman Tariq Owens (6'10") to try to rule the paint. He's too skinny to play more than 15 minutes a game.
Then there are two 6'8" freshmen, neither of which made the Rivals Top 150 nor garnered four stars. Veteran 6'8" Derek Reese is listed as a guard, and can play wing, but he can't tussle in the paint. And in two seasons he's averaged only three points, worse as a sophomore than a freshman.
After that no Vol is bigger than 6'6". Obviously, Kentucky will enjoy a lob fest over the short, skinny Tennessee, but then they'll be bigger than everybody they face. Problem is, an average middle of the pack SEC team will have four guys over 6'8" and beefier than UT's waifs.
If Tyndall's tyros are going to win with hustle, they'll have to really haul it. They'll drop from last year's 11-8 to sub .500. But they'll be a stiff practice squad for the women's team to scrimmage against.
Tip o' the derby to the sports staff. Now take your naps.
Killing a guy with a trident might do it. Reminds me that Huey "Kingfish" Long said the only way he'd lose a Louisiana political race is if they caught him in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
No quarrel with Slive, but I liked the old 10 team SEC. Guess I'm a curmudgeon. The jomo view is close to my own.
Clean Gene Chizik says the 2015 SEC schedule is toughest on Gawga, who draws gets Bama at home and travels to The Loveliest Village on the Plains. That's rough, but equally challenging is UK getting Auburn in Lexington and traveling to Stark Vegas on consecutive weeks.
The positive spin on that is that the revitalized Cats can use whipping those powerhouses as steping stones in its march to national prominence. There, I said it.
Set your Tivo's now to record Kentucky's Midnight Madness Friday evening. Could be your first look at the deepest team ever to take to the college hardwood. At least legit 10 future NBA players.
OG--In what way is The Godfather superior to Cool Hand Luke?
$700 an ounce? What happened to the nickel bag?
Your essay on Famous Jameis is right-on, especially the Capone comparison. But give him a break on the buck wussy incident. Hey, stand-up comedy is hard.
And MT brings up a good point.
Yesterday I put The Vols' chances at bowling this year at 60%. Upon further reflection, that was generous. I'll say only 50% today. But I still think you've got them too low at #13 in your SEC power poll. And Mizzou is too high, methinks.
Of course I like your liking 5-1 UK. But I'll join most fans in still putting LS&U above Kentucky. The Cats might beat The Gators and Miles' minions on a neutral court, but they lost in the Gainesville swamp and they'll mire up in the Red Stick bayou, in a close one. UK used up its magic when the then 5-1 Andre Woodson-led team upset the #1 Tigers (eventual national champs) almost exactly seven years ago.
Is Les the Mad Hatter a no-brainer? I'll go with lucky Les, not smart Les. I read the transcript of Miles' Monday presser, and it's the most incoherent babble I've ever read. Maybe coaching and speaking are two different talents.
How will the cowbell ringers monetize their moment in the sun? Seeing the Stark Vegas T-shirts in the crowd got me wondering what's the best pairing of a word with "Stark"? "Naked" is good, but there's gotta be an inspired football related pairing that'll make some apparel printer a billion samoans. Here's a contest for you: What's your best shirt featuring the Stark _ formula?
Add UK/Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan to your SEC/NFL injury list.
Yes, the G-Dawgs won the weekend.
Stewart--I may have gotten a little carried away. But The Uniblocker is developing into the conversation about the best currently suiting up.
I'll hang up and listen. Though I'm having trouble getting the FM 105 show on the internets lately.
Wowser! That Butch quote about four yards per carry vs. The Mocs is golden. As is jomo's "ten things I overheard in K-town list".
Sorry about your illness. Seems to be going around. You haven't been in Liberia lately, have you?
I was traveling last week (not to Liberia) and out of touch, so from old business, here's my feedback. Thanks to Jay for acknowledging how far Kentucky has come. And thanks to GDawg for defending me as nothing more scurrilous than a Cats fan.
I respect Tennessee sports' impressive long time achievements. I regularly compare UK with UT because Knoxville U is Kentucky's historical and geographic rival. And because with all the ink The Vols get, they're a well-known entity. And because UT is a logical measuring stick for UK's climb up the SEC ladder.
Clearly, The Bluegrass Bruisers are climbing, having the same record at this season's midpoint as the Tuscaloosa team, both 5-1, 2-1. UK is the nation's 29th or 31st best team, according to the AP and Coaches' polls.
A win at Baton Rogue would get The Wildcats into the top 25, but that is unlikely. I'd have happily taken the +13 points that the game opened at, but at the current +10 I'd have to think long and hard about it.
I'd stay away from The Vols getting 17 vs. The Rebel Bears, but I'd rush to take Gawga -3 against The Razorbacks.
If I were chasVegas, I'd give UK a 75% chance to go bowling this year and UT a 60% chance. What side of either of those would you take?
If Starkville U wins the Egg Bowl but loses to Bama, which SEC teams get into the final four national championship games? If you want to speculate on the Iron Bowl and SEC championship game, go ahead, but all the permutations of all that would make even Nate Silver's head spin.
Randall Cobb (who wanted to go to Tennessee) is tearing up the NFL, his seven TD's leaving all other WR's in his dust.
Yes, Dan Mullen's team deserves to be #1. Ask the Crimson-faced Tide how much continued excellence counts for. And where will Mullen coach next year?
KD's injury gives AD a better shot at this season's NBA MVP award.
NOW will you rank UK above UT in your SEC Power Poll? Told you the Vols' highly offensive line would be the key unit.
How crazy is it that Kentucky and Arkansas are getting votes in both polls now? Remember when you gave grades for the new coaches hired? At least you got the Auburn hire right.
But it's clear that Stoops' brick house in Lexington is going up quicker than Jones' in Knoxville.
I've been travelling, so I'm late in thanking Pasquali for his appreciation of Towles and his team. And Weeds was right last week saying it was put up or shut up time in Knoxville. So Johnny Orangepants needs to shut up for a while, or at least dial the rhetoric back.
As doctor B would say, "It's nut-crunching time," and guess whose nuts got crunched?
28 yards on 29 carries? Can that be right?