We went to the Darrell Patterson ceremony today and they showed some old-school promo ads. Ron Burgandy, eat your heart out.
Now, easy... we're a fan of Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
We can see that about the parental aspect for sure.
Excellent list. Ruth out-homering every team in the league is awesome. So was the triple double for the Big O.
Gibson's season was mound-aided.
We'll still rank Byron Nelson winning 11 tournaments in a row and 18 in 1945.
Very good point.
9er and Sportsfan, you guys are in the mailbag.
And Spy, who is Gayne Wretzky, and is his daughter hot?
Concur with Jomo. Texas is no worse than 3 in any view, and we can see them as No. 1 in a lot of areas. We think Notre Dame and Bama are right there too, but the recruiting base and the budget for Texas are on another level.
As for blame, well, it could be any of those candidates, but we would suggest you scotch guard your trees and plants if it happens because something is getting poisoned by Goodness.
And did you hear that some wise acorn paged Nick Saban in the Austin airport last night? Seriously. Can you image the buzz that created?
That would have been a really painful loss to a bad Hiwassee bunch.
Stuck — thanks for the ideas.
And Stewwie, we agree that if they get down to Franklin, he could not say yes quickly enough. Heck, the same likely could be said about Malzahn.
From friend of the show StuckinKent
You could do confidence points, but that can get confusing.
There are 11 bowls between December 23 and December 27. There are 12 bowls between December 28 and December 31. There are 12 bowls from January 1 on.
So, pick ten from each of those three sections, and do confidence points 1-10 on all of them. Have a tiebreaker of a final score on each of them. Award a small prize to the individual winner of each of the three separate contests. Then compare the three winners overall score, and the person who did the best from the three overall would get the GRAND PRIZE....whatever that is. That would keep people engaged longer because they wouldn't be eliminated with a bad first week of picking the bowls. They'd still have a shot.
Did that make sense?
Great catch — we'll change the Clawson year.
And yes Pasquali and Weeds will share their ballots some time this weekend and why they voted as such.
Yes, Art was a big boy.
Let us work on that. Maybe in correlation with a Press Row remote....
From friend of the show StuckinKent —
Was in DC this weekend and was away from my computer all day today. Just wanted to say, I know you're glad I'm right. So was I. I had told too many people how sure I was Michigan State was going to win. I was sweating when Ohio State took the lead.
Michigan State beat every Big Ten team they played by double digits this year. Unbelievable, really, when you stop and think about it.
I thought about the four team playoff this weekend. Personally, I think the committee would switch the rankings of Alabama and the four seed to avoid a rematch in the semifinal, though I may be wrong about that. I think Baylor is the best of the three (Michigan State, Baylor and Stanford). I believe the public sentiment would favor Michigan State after beating Ohio State. But I really think Stanford would have gone. Why? (Other than the obvious Oliver Luck and Condi Rice both having Stanford connections.) Because they were the conference champs from what was popularly considered the second best conference (right or wrong). And they beat Notre Dame, who was the only team to beat Michigan State. So Stanford had the edge I think. Would have been really interesting to see, though.
I was surprised Auburn won as easily as they did. Truthfully, my computer favors Florida State by a mile. In fact, the Seminoles may wind up #1 even if they lose. That's how big their lead is over Auburn. The Tigers jumped from #8 to #2 in the computer rankings by beating Missouri on Saturday.
1) Florida State
7) Michigan State
8) Ohio State
9) Oklahoma State
10) Arizona State
So there you go. There it is. Plain and simple.
Congrats and War Eagle.
Scramble the bombers and get the president on the horn.
Good times. And work us into the calendar.
Fair point about the percentages, but it's still a race to X number of wins without the do-or-die that is Saturdays in the fall.
And well said about the sum of our life. We are not as good as our best day or as bad as our worst. We can only hope to have significantly more days that feel like the former.
Great point about Morgan. Dude has played Mandela, a president and God. And the guy who makes all of Batman's cool gadgets. He has more range than Vinnie Johnson feeling it. He's got more options than an untouched Tommy Frazier (or Tracy Ham) turning the corner.
Dude can go.
No video of the tape, but the little 4-footers were great.
We read them a story about farmers and asked the kids what was their favorite vegetables. The first little gapped-tooth cutie shouts, "Hot Dogs."
We read them a story about animals and had them draw their favorite animal. one kid drew a car and asked us, "Does your car look like this?" We said now and drew a reasonable version of the Ford Expedition. Little dude looked at it, paused and said, "It needs spinners."
We introduced ourself and told them about our day job. One kid had on a Michael Jordan No. 23 T-shirt and we shared that we met MJ long ago. There was a bunch of Oohs and Ahhs and one girl looked up and said, "He was a great dancer before he died. " Uh, that's Michael Jackson, sweetie.
Great times indeed.
Don Page —
Five-star recruit is a five-star recruit regardless of zip code. Rivals and the other services rank all the kids front to back. Rivals has 28 or so five stars in this class — Malone is No. 20 overall; Hurd is right at 28 — and that's from all states.
The difference would be saying Tennessee's No. 8-ranked player compared to say Florida or Georgia's No. 8-ranked player. That's where the blur could occur.
Thanks, and thanks for reading.
I concur about being a politics free zone, but I'm the one to blame because I raised the point. And MT gets full credit for offering a civil disagreement, which is a founding "Brick-by-Brick" on which the 5-at-10 was built.
If this turns into Clay's Playground, well, we'll shut it down before we let that happen. But this one is on the author, so we'll take full blame. (And if you must, replace Mandela with Malzahn and we're cool with that too.)
Are you talking Stand and Deliver, which Morgan Freeman was not in. Freeman was not in Stand by Me either, although Stand by Me is a personal favorite.
How big would the retractable roof Little Debbie Dome be? And yes Russ has done an excellent job, but we think MT's points are exceedingly valid.
We also are sad to see Ned leave the Scenic City. He served our paper, his beats and his readers exceedingly well, and that's high praise in our eyes for a reporter.
The immediate plan (short term fill) is for Gene Henley to cover the women's basketball beat and for Stephen Hargis to pick up UTC recruiting through signing day. We are planning on making a hire when we find the right person, and we'll take a hard look at everyone's role at the end of the school year.
Concur the postseason would be better and everyone agrees that a playoff is a better way to find a champion. And your point is valid about the Mocs, but that was as much because of the hole UTC was in early and the streak from there.
Look at the NFL, the regular season is not as exciting. Period. Look at college basketball, the regular season is an insurance seminar. They have great postseasons, but the regular season has become a watered-down version of just getting to X number of wins. A 16-team college football playoff would be the same thing. Heck, an eight-team playoff this year would mean the safest team in the field right now likely is Alabama, so the Iron Bowl meant little in the chase for the title for the Tide.
You're spot on though that the bigger the field, the weaker the argument of 5 or 9 or 17.