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?
The UK team that Jay has at #13 is the nation's #25 defensive team and defense wins championships.
And while UT has no offensive line, The Cats have had two SEC offensive linemen of the week awards already.
Old business--Rawhide's Rowdy Yates is the best wing man ever, though the blockhead may be too young to remember.
Excellent QB/actor list. But I have to see Peyton as Pacino, not as his nasty characters.
I wanna smoke whatever Sportsfan is smokin' or else place a big bet with him on Gaqwga, laying one point.
Wrong. Most important unit in the game IS the Vol offensive line. Or would be if they had one. Since they don't, the Gawga dominatrix will have her way. And since UT has no O-line, they should be ranked below The Gators and The Cats in your SEC power poll. And will be next week.
I'd take Famous Jameis third round.
And jomo is correct that a Kiffin coached Tennessee would be ahead of the current bunch.
Zygi Wilf is not a real name. Is it? Wilf looks too much like Milf.
Today's the day you can start camping out for your Big Blue Madness tickets.
Yesterday was BB King's birthday. How about a rousing chorus of The Thrill Is Gone, dedicated to the relationship between Goddell and NFL fans. And don't think they'll bring back Hank lll crooning about all his rowdy friends.
Since Stewart broke the ice on mentioning round ball, I noted that one sportswriter opined that if you look at both ends of the court, The Uniblocker was the best Team USA player. And that he'll be a top five NBA player going forward.
It was good to be reminded of the Reynaldo Stryker spoof, fec. Speaking of name similarities, did you notice Florida has an outstanding WR named Demarcus Robinson and Kentucky has an outstanding WR named Demarco Robinson?
Too soon, Jomo, too soon. But Norman did say he saw the vulchers circling.
Funny, I thought Nipsey was famous for his speedy service at the Varsity.
Kentucky and its fans won the weekend. (Can you win when you lose?) Says here that Stoops brick wall is going up faster than Butch's.
UT losing by 24 didn't cover the spread, while UK took the slimy Gators to triple overtime in their swamp. And but for a slow whistle would have won. Next edition of JG's SEC Power Poll should show that Kentucky has climbed over the Tennessee rung on the league ladder.
Expect The Cats' air raid to sink some more of The Commodore's fleet this Saturday.
Will Greg Norman play again? When The Shark met the chain saw in Sharknado, I liked the outcome better.
I grew up in a family that practiced corporal punishment, but none of us kids ever had bodily damage like the Peterson kid. Did you see Chris Carter's passionate discourse on the subject? Pure gold. Thanks, Mr. Carter. If you haven't seen it, look it up. And pass it on.
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.
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.